Leonard Brody

Speaker


Leonard Brody

Business and Technology Visionary

Leonard Brody has been called “a controversial leader of the new world order”. He is an award- winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, bestselling author and a two-time Emmy nominated media visionary. He has helped in raising millions of dollars for startup companies, been through one of the largest internet IPOs in history, and has been involved in the building, financing and/or sale of five companies to date. In his compelling, customized talks — for clients ranging from the United Nations to Visa and Pepsi — Leonard addresses the rapid pace of change, innovation, and disruption facing us all, and what to do about it.

After selling his company in 2009, Leonard became the President of the Innovation and Digital Group for the Anschutz Company, one of the largest live sport and entertainment businesses in the world, owning assets such as stadiums like the O2 Arena in London and Staples Center in LA; sports teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Galaxy and the Los Angeles Kings; and today, one of the premiere concert promotion businesses in the world seating hundreds of millions of people a year. He is also one of the proud owners of Coventry City Football Club in England. Leonard also acts as principal in several venture capital funds throughout the world and is behind the financing and creation of 20-30 startup companies a year.

A highly sought-after public speaker, Leonard has lectured at institutions such as Stanford, the G8 and the United Nations. His insight has been requested by companies such as The Financial Times, Warner Music, Dell, Visa and Pepsi, as well as, the governments of countries such as India, Israel, Ireland, Russia and South Africa.

His work has been featured in such publications as Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, the BBC and
the New York Times. He is co-author of the bestselling books, Innovation Nation: Canadian Leadership from Jurassic Park to Java, and Everything I Needed to Know About Business…I Learned from a Canadian. He is currently writing a new book in partnership with Forbes, called The Great Rewrite coming out in the next year.

Leonard holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Queens University, a law degree from Osgoode Hall and is a graduate of the Private Equity Program at the Harvard Business School.


The Great Rewrite

We are living in a unique moment in history, when revolutionary change in all sectors is occurring at a frenzied pace.

This massive scale of disruption has understandably left organizations on shaky footing, struggling to engage consumers and employees alike and stay relevant.

Those that learn to adapt, those that allow themselves to be “rewritten” for the modern day, will survive and prosper. Those that do not will collapse.

Leonard Brody explains how to deal with the questions the future holds, and how organizations can harness the uncertainty they’re faced with and turn it into excitement, innovation, and success.

Beyond Human

There is a great deal of confusion around what AI is and what it is actually capable of. Beyond Human decodes the world of artificial intelligence from the perspective of its impact on the core competencies of an organization. It puts in place a roadmap for how one can understand the impact of an era when the human brain is no longer the most sophisticated hard drive on earth. It’s about practicality, not scientific theory. We are standing at a great precipice in human history. It’s time to demystify AI and truly understand what it is and how it can be harnessed to propel organizations to their next level of growth and purpose.

Kapital

We are entering into a post currency era; the reign of nation states over money is now over. As the blockchain allows individuals and organizations to launch their own economic systems, the global capital markets will have to react and respond. This may be the largest shift in the movement of money ever.