SPEAKERS

GAME-CHANGING TITANS IN ONE MEGA EVENT

WORLD’S LEADING BUSINESS STRATEGIST

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SCOTT STEINBERG

>  WORLD’S LEADING BUSINESS STRATEGIST

>  GOOGLE’S #1-RANKED TECHNOLOGY FUTURIST

>  WORLD-FAMOUS FOR 10+ YEARS OF ACCURATELY PREDICTING BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

>  STRATEGIC ADVISER TO FORTUNE 500 BUSINESSES

“IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS, YOU SHOULD REFER TO SCOTT STEINBERG.”

SIR RICHARD BRANSON, VIRGIN GROUP

BIOGRAPHY

Scott Steinberg is one of the world’s best-known business strategists and strategic innovation speaker. Recently named Fortune magazine’s Master of Innovation, award-winning strategic consultant, Scott Steinberg is a bestselling expert on leadership and emerging trends. The author of "Make Change Work for You: 10 Ways to Future-Proof Yourself, Fearlessly Innovate and Succeed Despite Uncertainty”, the world’s largest enterprises and brands from  Fortune 500 calls him a “defining figure in business and technology” and “top trendsetter to follow.”

As an industry consultant, Steinberg has helped top corporations from Microsoft, Sony and Intel to ESPN and MTV adapt to changing consumer, high-tech and social trends. Hailed as a top technology futurist by leading media outlets including NPR, Newsweek, TIME, BusinessWeek and The Wall St. Journal, his advisory work enables clients to identify emerging cultural and technological forces and create powerful business strategies that meet changing market needs.

A highly-sought after content strategy, social media and communications expert, his eye for business analysis has led to his work as a strategic insider for 600+ media outlets from CNN to The New York Times and Fast Company, and pioneer in the field of digital publishing. A nationally-syndicated columnist who routinely explores topics including change, innovation and connecting generations, he’s also the creator and host of Gear Up, Rolling Stone’s first dedicated blog and video series devoted to consumer technology. A regular guest on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, he serves as a featured expert for Fast Company, Inc., Entrepreneur, The Huffington Post and more.

The CEO of TechSavvy Global, a management consulting and market research firm, he helps clients create competitive advantage and drive change, innovation and growth. A business strategist for corporations, non-profits, universities and startups, he aids with change management, leadership training, and marketing and communications strategy, and has consulted on dozens of industry-leading products and services.

Among today’s most-quoted keynote speakers and technology analysts, he’s consulted on dozens of market-leading products and services, and authored nine books including international best sellers "The Crowdfunding Bible” and the critically-acclaimed "Business Expert’s Guidebook". Partners include the globe’s largest businesses, brands, media providers, media companies, airlines and more. His motivational speeches, leadership seminars and training workshops show executives and educators how to become more effective – and make both they and their businesses indispensable in an increasingly disposable world.

KEYNOTE

LEADING WITH INNOVATION: HOW TO FUTURE-PROOF YOURSELF, FEARLESSLY INNOVATE, AND SUCCEED IN THE NEW NORMAL (sINGAPORE PREMIERE)

MASTERCLASS

CHANGE MANAGEMENT: CREATING A CULTURE OF INNOVATION  (SINGAPORE PREMIERE)

LEADING IBM FUTURIST & FORBES CONTRIBUTOR

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STAN PHELPS

>   FOUNDER, PURPLEGOLDFISH.COM

>   LEADING IBM FUTURIST & STRATEGIST

>   FORBES CONTRIBUTOR

>   SPOKEN IN 300 EVENTS IN 15 COUNTRIES

“ENGAGING, INTERACTIVE, & CAPTIVATING. THE DAY FLEW BY LEAVING US WANTING MORE.”

DAVID LEWIS, CEO DEMANDGEN

BIOGRAPHY

Stan Phelps is the Founder of PurpleGoldfish.com, a think tank of customer experience and employee engagement experts based at the Frontier in Research Triangle Park. He is a TEDx speaker, Forbes contributor and IBM Futurist that inspires leaders to think differently about their most important stakeholders. Stan’s keynotes and workshops focus on the value of customer experience as a competitive differentiator and the importance of employee engagement in building a strong corporate culture. He has spoken at over 250 events in 15 countries (US, Canada, UK, Spain, Ecuador, Peru, The Netherlands, Russia, France, Germany, Australia, Bahrain, Malaysia, Israel and Sweden) for Fortune 500 brands such as IBM, Target, ESPN, UPS, and Citi.

He’s the author of six books: Purple Goldfish, Green Goldfish, Golden Goldfish, Blue Goldfish, Purple Goldfish-Service Edition and Red Goldfish. They all focus on the little ways to drive differentiation, increase loyalty, and promote positive word of mouth. 

Prior to focusing on speaking, Stan held leadership positions at IMG, adidas, and the PGA of America. He also spent seven years as Chief Solutions Officer at Synergy, an award winning experiential marketing agency. At Synergy, he helped create larger than life brand experiences for brands such as KFC, M&M's, Starbucks and organizations such as NASCAR, MLS, and the USTA.

Stan started writing and speaking in 2009 on the belief that "differentiation via added value" can be a game changing strategy. For far too long, the overwhelming majority of marketing has fixated on the eyes and ears of the prospect. Not enough has been focused on creating experiences for current customers that drive referrals. Great customer experience is about being so remarkable that people can't help but talk about you. That if you absolutely delight someone – they will not only come back, but they'll bring their friends.

Stan received his BS in Marketing and Human Resources from Marist College, a JD/MBA from Villanova University, and a certificate for Achieving Breakthrough Service from Harvard Business School. He is a Past-President of the AMA Triangle, a 700+ member chapter of the American Marketing Association. He also currently serves on the Advisory Board for Special Spectators. Stan lives in Cary, North Carolina with his wife Jennifer and two boys Thomas & James.

He’s the author of six books: Purple Goldfish, Green Goldfish, Golden Goldfish, Blue Goldfish, Purple Goldfish-Service Edition and Red Goldfish. They all focus on the little ways to drive differentiation, increase loyalty, and promote positive word of mouth. 

KEYNOTE

USING TECHNOLOGY, DATA, AND ANALYTICS TO DRIVE CUSTOMER ADVOCACY (SINGAPORE PREMIERE)

MASTERCLASS

DRIVING DIFFERENTIATION AND LOYALTY THROUGH CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE (CX) DESIGN (SINGAPORE PREMIERE)

GLOBAL EXPERT IN LEADING BY EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

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DR. MARCIA REYNOLDS

> GLOBAL EXPERT IN LEADING BY EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

> 5TH GLOBAL PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL COACH FEDERATION

> PRESIDENT, COVISIONING LLC

> SPOKEN TO THOUSANDS OF LEADERS IN 41 COUNTRIES

“DR. REYNOLDS IS BY FAR THE MOST EFFECTIVE & INFLUENTIAL EXECUTIVE COACH I’VE SEEN. HER BRILLIANT ABILITY TO COMPREHEND, NURTURE, AND TRAIN ALL TYPES OF LEADERS IS WORLD CLASS”

DR, LINDVED MADSEN, HEAD OF GLOBAL TALENT MANAGEMENT / DAMCO

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Marcia Reynolds, president of Covisioning LLC, is a highly sought-after and global expert on leading with emtional intelligence. She developed three areas of expertise: organizational change, coaching, and emotional intelligence. She draws on these areas to help people have more effective and meaningful conversations. She has coached and trained leaders in 41 countries and has presented at the Harvard Kennedy School and Cornell University. She is also the first person to teach emotional intelligence in Russia, Kenya, and for the agencies of the US National Institutes of Health.

Prior to starting her own business, Marcia’s greatest success came after designing the employee development program for a global semiconductor manufacturing company facing bankruptcy. Within three years, the company turned around and became the #1 stock market success in the US in 1993.

Marcia is a true pioneer in the coaching profession. She was the 5th global president of the International Coach Federation and is back as a Director of the Global ICF Board. She is also the Training Director for the Virginia Tech Healthcare Coaching Institute and on faculty for the International Coaching Academy in Moscow and Create China Coaching in Shanghai and Beijing.

Interviews and excerpts from her books Outsmart Your Brain, Wander Woman, and her latest, The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs have appeared in many places including Fast Company, The Globe and Mail, Forbes.com, CNN.com, Psychology Today, and The Wall Street Journal and she has appeared in business magazines in Europe, Asia and on ABC World News.

Marcia’s doctoral degree is in organizational psychology with a research emphasis on the challenges and needs of high-achievers in today’s corporations. She continues to research workplace behaviors, leadership effectiveness, and the science of motivation and engagement. She also holds two master’s degrees in education and communications. 

KEYNOTE

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER: HOW TO QUICKLY CONNECT, INFLUENCE AND UPLIFT IN YOUR LEADERSHIP CONVERSATIONS

MASTERCLASS

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR LEADERS: HOW LEADERS ENGAGE EMPLOYEES FOR BETTER COMMITMENT & RESULTS

AWARD-WINNING GLOBAL LEADER IN CREATIVITY & INNOVATION

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JAMES TAYLOR

>   AWARD-WINNING INTERNATIONAL LEADER IN CREATIVITY & INNOVATION  

>   FOUNDER OF C.SCHOOL™

>   recipient of The Modern ONTRApreneur Award 

>   recipient of the S.D. Southern Award

>   AUTHOR OF ONLINE CREATIVITY RESOURCES IMPACTING THOUSANDS FROM OVER 120 COUNTRIES

"JAMES HAS HELPED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF HIGH PERFORMERS AND LEADERS MAXIMIZE, MONETIZE AND MARKET THEIR CREATIVE IDEAS AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, MACHINE LEARNING AND AUTOMATION.”

SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL

BIOGRAPHY

James Taylor M.B.A. F.R.S.A. is an award-winning speaker and internationally recognized leader in creativity and innovation. For over 20 years, he has been teaching entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders, writers and rockstars how to build innovative organizations and design the creative life they desire. As the founder of C.SCHOOL™ and host of The Creative Life Podcast and TV Show, he’s taught hundreds of thousands of individuals in over 120 countries through his online courses, books, videos and keynote speeches.

After advising some of the world’s most creative individuals and companies, ranging from Grammy-award winning music artists and best-selling authors to Silicon Valley startups and innovative multi-nationals, James designed a framework for creativity that helps individuals and organizations achieve exponential growth. His clients have included Apple, Yamaha, Sony, Bertelsmann and Johnson & Johnson as well as high profile 1-on-1 coaching clients. As an in-demand creativity expert, he has been featured in countless media outlets and was the subject of a 30 minute BBC documentary about his life and work.

Recognized as a worldwide authority on creativity, innovation and marketing, James Taylor was awarded the S.D. Southern Prize from Canadian energy services company ATCO and 'ONTRApreneur of the Year" from U.S. business automation leaders ONTRAPORT.

James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (F.R.S.A.) whose Fellows have included global innovators and leaders including President Benjamin Franklin, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Bob Dylan, Adam Smith, Nelson Mandela and Professor Stephen Hawking.

KEYNOTE

SUPERCREATIVITY™: AUGMENTING HUMAN CREATIVITY IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

MASTERCLASS

UNLOCKING CREATIVITY FOR INNOVATION (SINGAPORE PREMIERE)

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