Speaker Description

Lisa Bodell

CEO, FUTURETHINK; Bestselling Author, Why Simple Wins World’s best-known expert on simplicity. Author, two bestsellers – Why Simple Wins and Kill the Company. Helps organizations banish complexity so people can be their best and focus on the work that matters most.

Mariana Atencio

Peabody Award-Winning Journalist, Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur, Inspiring Storyteller, And Host/Moderator Her TED talk captured the hearts of tens of millions. Peabody Award-winning journalist. Author of Perfectly You helps people supercharge their career, workplace culture, and happiness by embracing their authenticity. An amazing moderator and event host, too.  

Ken Schmidt

Authentic leadership and customer loyalty expert shows how to stand out, be memorable, and deliver delight. Brings a lifetime of lessons from his role in Harley-Davidson’s turnaround and beyond. Author, Make Some Noise: An Unconventional Road to Dominance.

Chris Barton

Founder and Creator of Shazam, Entrepreneur, Inventor, and Tech Investor Creator of Shazam, the music app downloaded over two billion times. Entrepreneur, inventor, and investor. Formerly with Google and Dropbox. Inspires people to defy odds and make big ideas come to life.

Suneel Gupta

Connecting Well-being to Performance, Bestselling Author & Entrepreneur Entrepreneur, author, Harvard Medical School visiting scholar, and host of Business Class docuseries & podcast. Shows why managing energy is more important than managing time and clearly makes the connection between well-being and performance.

Daryl Davis

Musician, Author, Compelling Unifier, Klan Whisperer, and Award-winning Conflict Navigator He was Chuck Berry’s piano player. Renown Black blues musician has a side obsession – engaging KKK leaders who hate him for being Black. Daryl shows how to have civil conversations that ignite positive change. Inspiring lessons.

Ron Insana

CNBC Contributor, Trailblazing Financial Journalist, and Bestselling Author 40-year veteran of financial news reporting. CNBC senior analyst delivers clear insights business leaders and financial professionals can use to make smarter decisions. Ron is CEO of iFi AI, the AI-powered stock research platform, and author of four books on investing and market trends.

Geoff Colvin

Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune & Author, Talent is Overrated One of the most respected figures in business journalism, Geoff Colvin unpacks the technological, competitive, and worker/workplace forces disrupting business. His insights help companies compete in a world of relentless change.  Author of three bestsellers, The Upside of the Downturn, Talent is Overrated, and Humans are Underrated.

Polly LaBarre

Authority on Leading Organizational Change; Co-Author, Mavericks at Work An authority on leading organizational change, Polly is co-founder, Management Lab; founding team member, Fast Company; and co-author, Mavericks at Work. Her insights help leaders create cultures that can adapt as fast as change happens.

Bob Woodward

Legendary Washington Post Investigative Reporter & Author 22 Bestsellers Legendary Washington Post reporter broke the Watergate story. Author of 22 bestsellers. The most respected political journalist of our time. Speaks on inner workings of Washington, a historical look at ten presidents he’s covered, and the role of the media.