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Peter Sheahan

 

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 ChoicePeter 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.

 

Emcee


Mark Jeffries

Author, 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.

 

Keynotes


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Phil Hansen

Referred to by his fans as “the Artist for the People”, Phil Hansen is an internationally recognized multimedia artist, speaker, author and innovator -- at the forefront of bringing art to a wider audience. Crashing irreverently through conventional boundaries, Phil works at the intersection of traditional art, electronic media, offbeat materials, and interactive experiences. He is most widely known for his meta-art, videos that document the creation process (sometimes even through destruction), showing millions that art is action, not just result. Hansen's work also extends deeply into traditional media with features on the Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, the Rachael Ray Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Glamour and many more. His work is sought-after by many influential clients including the Grammy Awards, Disney, Skype, Mazda and the Rockefeller Foundation.For the tens of millions who have seen Phil’s art on TV and online, it’s hard to imagine that his artistic journey nearly came to an end when a tremor developed in his drawing hand. In exploring new ways to create art, Phil discovered that by embracing his shake, limitations could become the passageway to creativity.

 

 

Carey Lohrenz

As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, Carey Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results.  Carey knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, extreme environments imaginable: in the cockpit at Mach 2.  In her motivating and engaging keynote presentations, Carey shares her fascinating experiences operating in the world's most challenging environments - an aircraft carrier. Carey’s a powerhouse in the field of delivering engaging Leadership, High Performing Organizations and Diversity Training that directly impacts a company’s ROI and bottom line. 

 

David Meerman Scott

David Meerman Scott is a master of the new rules for growing business, spreading ideas and generating attention in our always-on, Web-driven world. Advance planning is out – speed and agility are IN! Scale and media buying power are no longer a decisive advantage. Instead, Real-Time is the mindset -- and content matters – you are what you publish! Those who can be fearless and put away old strategies and tactics in favor of a new way will reap the rewards.  David is an internationally acclaimed sales and marketing/PR strategist whose books and blog  are must-reads for professionals and organizations seeking to stand out, get noticed and capture hearts and minds for their products, services and ideas. He is author or co-author of ten books (including three international bestsellers) with one million books in print. The New Rules of Marketing & PR, now in its 5th edition with over 350,000 copies sold, is a modern business classic that is available in 29 languages and used as a text in hundreds of universities and business schools worldwide. Real-Time Marketing & PR is a Wall Street Journal bestseller while Newsjacking, and The New Rules of Sales and Service have each broken new ground with fresh ideas. David is also co-author of Marketing the Moon (being made into a feature film entitled The Men Who Sold the Moon) and Marketing Lessons from The Grateful Dead

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin is recognized as the world 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 decision makers. The 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. With a career spent teaching, researching, and consulting Professor Sala-i-Martin is in the privileged position to be able to offer decision makers (wishing to do business in today’s volatile markets) essential information on how to be competitive and innovative. Additionally, being an experienced teacher he clearly explains and presents complex ideas in a simple and entertaining format.

 

 

IASBtalks


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Chris Bashinelli

Chris Bashinelli, also known as, “Bash”, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After a decade long acting career including an appearance on the HBO hit television show - The Sopranos, Bash decided to follow his real passion- using media to build bridges between cultures. He now traverses the globe from Uganda to Haiti, as Host of Bridge the Gap, a new television series featured on PBS and the National Geographic Channel, where he discovers what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes. Bash has spoken around the world- from TEDx, to Abu Dhabi, to Azerbaijan- at multimillion dollar corporations, Ivy League Universities, and in the United Nations General Assembly Hall. He has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Dr. Jane Goodall and the UN Secretary General. He has harvested buffalo with American Indians, lived as a nomad in Mongolia, and Sumo Wrestled the heaviest Japanese being in recorded history. He is a UN Moderator, an Eagle Scout and a National Geographic Explorer.

 

Ty Bennett

When Ty was 21 years old, he and his brother Scott started a business in direct sales, which they built to over $20 million in annual revenue while still in their twenties. As a young entrepreneur, Ty continues to engage his team’s focus to grow sales. He has developed over 500 sales managers globally with sales and leadership in 37 countries. In his talks, Ty uses the power of influence and storytelling to provide audiences with tangible techniques that will increase their influence and their impact as leaders and as salespeople. With a natural ability to engage and empower others, Ty draws on his experience in the trenches to share real and tangible techniques about the principles of leadership that continue to create his success. The founder of Leadership Inc., who has been featured as one of the Top 40 Under 40, Ty is a young fresh voice providing interactive presentations that are engaging, dynamic and inspiring.

 

Michelle Gielan

Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness. Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffinngton to study how transformative stories fuel success. She is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. Michelle holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her research and advice have received attention from The New York Times, Washington Post, FORBES, CNN, FOX, and Harvard Business Review.

 

Matthew Luhn

Matthew Luhn is an accomplished storyteller, instructor, keynote speaker, and story consultant, with over 20 years experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios. Along with working at Pixar, Matthew has been training professionals how to craft and tell stories for Fortune 500 companies. Matthew'¦s most recent clients include Adidas, Facebook, BBC, Microsoft, Sony, Warner Brothers, Apple, Disney, Google, and many more. Matthew¡¦s story credits include the Toy Story movies, Monsters Inc., Finding, Nemo, UP, Cars, and other films currently in development.  Matthew Luhn knows what it takes to create memorable stories. From filmmaking to business, Matthew's story seminars are beneficial to anybody wanting to improve their story skills, or learn the persuasion of great storytelling. He shares his process for creating new ideas, how to develop great stories and story structure, and how to realize your story ideas from script to storyboards to finished product.

 

Paul Moya

Harvard Millennials Expert Paul Moya is best known for the world-class results his clients receive at Millennial Labs—a full-service consulting firm trusted by globally recognized brands to solve their most complex generational challenges in the workplace, marketplace, and voting booth. Over the last decade, he has impacted leaders from brands ranging from Citibank to Microsoft and General Motors to Nestle Centroamerica in audiences as large as 54,000 on 3 continents worldwide.  As a lifelong entrepreneur, Paul knows firsthand the pressures of growing and leading operations at large scales while engaging and retaining Millennial employees, consumers, and voters during every step of the way. Known for finding profits in the cracks and opportunity in the chaos, clients have referred to Paul as delightfully witty, equal parts entertainer and data crunching guru, and the “Gen Y Zig Zigler”. Deeply connected his farmboy roots and lovingly called the "Harvard Cowboy".

 

Sunjay Nath

Sunjay was a founding Vice President of an e-learning company that has gone on to become a multimillion dollar company. Prior to that he worked as an engineer and also held positions with H&R Block and Bank of Montreal. With his background, Sunjay offers a rare combination of both left and right brain activities to engage all audience members. Sunjay holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematical Engineering and an MBA. Always striving to achieve Sunjay has earned his Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, has run a full marathon and has jumped out of a perfectly good plane (some call it skydiving). He is a magician, a comedian, a professional actor, he can juggle and was rated as one of the country’s top debaters. Sunjay is the author of The 10-80-10 Principle, The ABCs of Student Leadership, a contributing author for the book, Professionally Speaking.

 

Entertainment


Mac King

Acclaimed by MAGIC Magazine as the premiere comedy magician in the world today, Mac was just named “Magician of the Year” by the Magic Castle in Hollywood, just broke a Guinness World Record, just appeared on his seventh TV special for NBC-TV, just got voted the sixth best show in all of Las Vegas, just rocked the audience on The Late Show with David Letterman, tore it up on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us, and his book from Random House just entered it’s 12th printing. He’s been named “Entertainer of the Year” by Las Vegas Weekly, and “Best Magician,” “Best Bargain Show,” and “Favorite Male Las Vegan” by the Las Vegas Review Journal. He is currently starring in the long-running The Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah’s Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas where, over the last 17 years, he has performed over 8,000 shows to more than two million fans.

 

 

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