A principal digital analyst studying disruptive technology and its impact on business at Altimeter Group, Brian is also an award winning author and his blog is ranked in the top 10 marketing blogs in the AdAge Power 150. His latest book, "What's the Future of Business (WTF)," explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold and flourish. Brian is a regular contributor to leading business and industry publications including USAToday, Wired, FastCompany, VentureBeat, Harvard Business Review, among others.
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Brian Solis is a principal analyst at Altimeter Group. He is also an award-winning author, prominent blogger, and keynote speaker.
His new book, What's the Future of Business (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold and flourish in four distinct moments of truth. His previous book, The End of Business as Usual, named as a Top 10 Business Book by Publisher's Weekly, explores the emergence of Generation-C, a new generation of customers and employees and how businesses must adapt to reach them. Prior to End of Business, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.
Brian's blog is ranked in the top 10 marketing blogs in the AdAge Power 150 and is also a Top 100 business blog as ranked by Technorati. In addition to his writing and research, Brian is the host of the annual Pivot Conference where brands, agencies, and experts come together to address challenges and opportunities in new media. Brian also hosts Revolution, a popular online video series that examines technology, trends and best practices and introduces viewers to the thought leaders who are blazing the trail. He is a regular contributor to leading business and industry publications including USAToday, Wired, FastCompany, VentureBeat, Harvard Business Review, among others. Brian is also an official LinkedIn Influencer. As a sought-after speaker, Solis actively shares his vision and experiences through keynotes and presentations at conferences and events worldwide to help organizations understand and embrace the dynamics defining the rise of connected consumerism and digital lifestyles. CRM Magazine named Brian as an influential leader of 2010 and was the recipient of an Authority of the Year award by SoftwareAdvice in 2011.
Brian is not a believer in generic, "one size fits all" presentations. He tailors these important topics at various levels necessary to connect with each audience. As one of the world's leading analysts, he also studies how the evolution of technology, business, and culture impact specific industries based on the needs of each event. His ability to connect the dots for hosts and attendees provides tangible value and direction. And, his motivational approach leaves audiences feeling empowered. Plus, he's followed by over 500,000 people on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook!
His approach to talks are designed to serve 3 purposes:
1. Educational - Help participants understand what's different about now, the opportunity before them, what they need to do moving forward, and how to be successful in new endeavors.
2. Inspirational/Motivational - Turns audiences into stakeholders by motivating participants to embrace new opportunities and pursue new possibilities.
3. Communal - Bring leadership teams and organizations together around a new or renewed vision, mission, and purpose.