January 20, 2021 by Speakers' Spotlight
2021 Trending Topic: Digital Transformation
Among the massive changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has made to our world, it’s somehow increased the already incredible pace of transformation happening across business and industry. With lockdowns and social distancing greatly impacting the possibility of any kind of in-person transaction, being able to adapt quickly to functioning entirely in a digital space (if not already) has become the highest priority for many – established corporations and entrepreneurs alike. It’s more crucial than ever before to know how to adapt smartly while focusing our resources on the right aspects of transformation to find success in a new business landscape.
In the first of our posts highlighting important trends for this year, we return again to digital transformation after highlighting it in 2020. It turned out to be an even more timely and important topic than we expect and continues to be so. Below are just a few of our many amazing speakers who tackle the subject, one of the key topics in the field of disruption and innovation.
Futurist | AI & Future of Work Expert
On a mission to bridge the gap between young entrepreneurs and the digital future, Sinead Bovell strives to create conversations that will lead towards a progressive, informed, and thriving new era. She is a futurist and the founder of WAYE, an organization that helps prepare the next generation of business leaders for a world radically transformed by technology, focusing on non-traditional and minority markets.
In her presentations, Bovell discusses how a new world of work is on the horizon. Described by Harvard Business Review as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the future of work will look starkly different from how it looks today. Our century-old workforce model—learn, work, retire—will become a thing of the past. But the outlook is not bleak. Bovell shows audiences that there are skill sets that we can build, policies we can implement, infrastructures we can redesign, and new societal contracts we can implement to empower individuals, companies, and countries alike to reap the benefits of a smart world.
Business and Technology Visionary
Recently named one of the top 30 up and coming management thinkers in the world, Leonard Brody is known as “a leader of the new world order”. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, bestselling author, and a two-time Emmy-nominated media visionary. In his compelling, customized talks — for clients ranging from the United Nations to Visa and Pepsi — Brody addresses the rapid pace of change, innovation, and disruption facing us all, and what to do about it.
A highly sought-after public speaker, Brody has lectured at institutions such as the G8 and the United Nations. His work has also been featured in such publications as Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, BBC and the New York Times. Leonard is currently writing a new book in partnership with Forbes, called The Great Re:Write, based on the successful documentary series Brody and Forbes produced.
Strategy in a World of Disruption
Shawn Kanungo is a globally recognized innovation strategist. He previously spent 12 years at Deloitte working closely with leaders to better plan for the opportunities associated with disruptive innovation. Shawn is a Partner with Queen & Rook, where he advises leading organizations and executives on disruptive trends, and actively invests in early-stage ventures. He has been recognized among Avenue Magazine‘s Top 40 Under 40 and was just called the “Best Virtual Keynote Speaker I’ve Ever Seen” in Forbes.
In his talks, Kanungo says we are undergoing a paradigm shift. The world has not only become more dynamic and intertwined, but unpredictable. We are now looking for organizations to be fearless in a changing world. Kanungo provides a bold, unique, and contrarian view of the near future. He outlines some of the disruptive trends that are impacting every industry, and then explores how organizations can become more adaptable, experimental, and collaborative.
Innovation Speaker | Co-host of Marketing Disrupted and The AI Effect
Considered by many to be the go-to expert on anything to do with technology, Amber Mac helps companies and audiences to stay ahead of the curve. She is an industry veteran, renowned as a journalist, moderator, entrepreneur, consultant, and bestselling author. Whatever the setting, Mac offers clarity of understanding and a passion for digital innovation in all forms.
In her dynamic presentations, Mac takes audiences on a visual journey to demonstrate how our world is changing during today’s pandemic and why that’s fuelling an acceleration of technology that will change the future forever. No matter what industry you’re in, that means that rapid digitization is a must.
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