|2017 IASB Convention Speakers|
Peter Sheahan is known internationally for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership. With staff in more than 23 cities across 7 countries, he knows firsthand the challenges of growing a business in these rapidly-changing times. Peter has advised leaders from companies as diverse as Apple, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Hyundai, IBM, Pfizer, Wells Fargo, and Cardinal Health. He is the author of 7 books, including Flip, Generation Y, Making it Happen, and most recently-released, Matter: Move Beyond the Competition, Create More Value, and Become the Obvious Choice. Peter has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to over 500,000 people in 20 different countries. He has been named one of the 25 most influential speakers in the world by the National Speakers Association and is the youngest person ever to be inducted into their industry Hall of Fame.
Julie Williamson, PhD
Julie Williamson, Ph.D. has worked around the world with some of the largest companies, helping them set and execute on strategy and transformation. At the same time, she has worked with small, local organizations (for profit, non-profit, and government) to drive success as they seek to grow their revenue and their impact their communities.
Julie is an educator and a professional, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses on organizational strategy, behavior, and change, and helping students connect the theoretical concepts to real-world applications. Her work with knowledge management and leadership development has been put to the test with Fortune 100 companies and stands well outside of the classroom. She is a leading voice in how organizations build growth-enabled cultures with a focus on generative leaders and generative organizations. She is the co-author of Matter.
uthor, Keynote Speaker and former Merrill Lynch stockbroker, Mark Jeffries, has become a trusted adviser and communications consultant to some of the world's largest and most successful corporations, agencies and partnerships. Dividing his time mostly between The United States, Canada and Europe, Mark is invited to deliver his highly effective keynotes on ‘Business Communication, Influence & Presentation’ to audiences across many industries. His speeches are relevant, entertaining, and filled with instantly useable takeaway ideas. Mark has also mastered a fascinating niche – moderating major corporate events. Clients refer to Mark as the “Matt Lauer” of the conference world - he has rapidly become the go-to person for facilitating, moderating and ‘MC-ing’ multinational events for large and small organizations around the world. As well as running countless industry panels and chatting with more than 500 C-Suite execs, on stage, Mark has also interviewed many celebrities including Richard Branson, Kevin Spacey, Serena Williams and Michael J. Fox Mark has published two books: “What’s up with your Handshake?” and “The Art of Business Seduction” and has just launched 2 highly innovative and very engaging e-learning courses dedicated to elevating users into Trusted Advisors, Persuasive Communicators and Key Influencers. Discussing the power of ‘Business Influence’ and ‘Networking 2.0’, Mark regularly appears as an expert guest on NBC’s Today Show, Fox Business, and BBC News and writes for The Huffington Post.
As the world’s 1st female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot, Carey Lohrenz few missions worldwide as a Combat-Mission-Ready United States Aircraft Carrier Navy Pilot. She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, NPR, and has been featured in TIME Magazine, The Huffington Post, Fast Company Magazine and NJ Biz and is the author of Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight.
David Meerman Scott
Professor Sala-i-Martin is recognized as the leading expert on competitiveness and innovation. Since 2003 he has led the Global Competitiveness Report, which annually measures and ranks the competitiveness of all the countries in the world and recommends strategies to their decision makers. Professor Sala-i-Martin’s GCI is the most closely followed index on global economic and business competitiveness in the world, as it upgraded and modernized the former approaches to measuring competitiveness developed by Michael Porter and Jeffery Sachs. Governments and business leaders use it to evaluate and design current and future strategic competitiveness policies for their countries and corporations.
Prior to joining to Columbia University, Sala-i-Martin taught at Yale and Harvard, and was a researcher at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London. He studied economics in Barcelona and holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has received several awards including the Rey Juan Carlos Prize in Economics awarded by the Bank of Spain to the best economist in Spain and Latin America, and the Arrow Prize awarded to the best economist in the world by Health International Economics Organization. Recently, he was awarded the Zapping Prize to the most innovative TV program for his show "Economics in Colors". lives