Erik Qualman

His depth of insight and breadth of examples have prompted us to shift our thinking on leadership.

– Starbucks

About Keynote Speaker ERIK QUALMAN

Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Keynote Speaker Erik Qualman has spoken in over 55 countries and has reached over 35 million people. He is the #1 bestselling author of five books on digital leadership and was voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling.  Forbes named Erik a Top 50 Digital Influencer.

A pioneer in video storytelling, his most requested keynote topics include: Innovation, Leadership, Digital Leadership, Future Trends and Digital Transformation. He has partnered with brands such as Starbucks, Raytheon, Chase, Sony, National Guard, IBM, Airgas, Disney and over 200 Universities.

Qualman was formerly a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT’s edX labs. His book Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. NYU Stern signified Qualman is to digital leadership what Deming is to quality and Drucker is to management.

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Speech Topics

Focus: How To Focus In An Unfocused World

What’s the difference between winners and losers in a digitally-distracted society? Focus. Winners focus on what matters most. While simple, it’s not easy. The #1 killer of promising careers, teams, and businesses is a lack of focus. We either try to do too much, or we put our time, treasures, and trust into the wrong buckets. Qualman shares specific focus techniques used by the world’s most successful people and organizations.

Digital Leadership: The 5 Simple Habits Of Digital Leaders.

Leaders this digital decade are made—not born. The key is understanding the balance of offline and online. Using profound and practical research, Qualman showcases the five habits that drive success and happiness for employees, partners, and customers in a WiFi World. Qualman reveals new techniques, including Posting-It-Forward, being FLAWsome, and other insights to positively impact and transform your audience and organization.

Innovation By Design: Becoming The Disruptor Vs. The Disrupted

To ensure you are the disruptor versus the disrupted, you must understand societal shifts and instill a culture of creativity around them. This session looks at key future trends and their impact on your organization. Qualman provides the roadmap for your organization’s digital transformation. Leap over the pitfalls of incremental change and land on a foundation of progressive and practical innovation principles. Future forward!

Socialnomics: Winning Customers’ Hearts & Minds At Scale

Based on his #1 best-selling book, Qualman dives into the powerful concept of Socialnomics. Word-of-Mouth is on digital steroids and has transformed into World-of-Mouth. Organizations must learn the new rules of social, mobile, and beyond or they will miss this once-in-a-generation opportunity to earn customers’ loyalty and drive long-term success. Socialnomics is the key to winning customers’ hearts, minds, and wallets.

Digital Transformation: Design Your Future

To ensure you are the disruptor versus the disrupted, you must understand societal shifts and instill a culture of creativity around them. This session looks at key future trends and their impact on your organization. Qualman provides the roadmap for your organization’s digital transformation. Leap over the pitfalls of incremental change and land on a foundation of progressive and practical innovation principles. Future forward!

We don’t have a choice on whether we digitally transform, the choice is how well we do it. Leaders this digital decade are made—not born. The key is not only understanding social media, IoT, mobile, AI, blockchain, but, more importantly, understanding how they work together. This session will give you tips and tricks on how to implement current and future digital trends to maximize your organization’s impact on the world.

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