Innovation Tag

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31443.mp3 Lon Safko - Keynote Speaker, CEO at Innovative Thinking, and Author of The Social Media Bible: Tactics, Tools, and Strategies for Business Success [caption id="attachment_24151" align="alignright" width="150"] Lon Safko[/caption] Lon Safko is the creator of the "First Computer to Save a Human Life." That computer, along with 18 other inventions and more than 30,000 of Lon‘s papers, are in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. He has created numerous hardware and software solutions for the physically challenged, developed the first CAD software for civil engineers, designed the archetypes for the Apple Newton & Microsoft’s Bob Operating Systems, and is also responsible for those handy little Tool-Tips help-balloon pop-ups. He is the founder of 14 successful companies, including Paper Models Inc., which developed Three-Dimensional Internet Advertising and Virtual-Electronic-Retailing “V-E-Tailing” for business, promotions, and education for which Lon holds three United States patents. Lon has been recognized for his creativity with such prestigious awards as The Westinghouse Entrepreneur of the Year, Arizona Innovation Network’s Innovator of the Year, The Arizona Software Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Ernst & Young / Inc.Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year, The Public Relations Society of America’s, Mark of Excellence Award, and nominated as a Fellow of the nation‘s Computer History Museum. He has also been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, PC Novice, INC. Magazine, CFO, Popular Science Magazines and the New York Times just to name a few. Lon was even selected by the Smithsonian institution to represent The American Inventor at their annual conference. His bestselling book "The Social Media Bible" unlocks the mysteries of the hottest new Internet wave for business. This book is transforming corporate, government, and non profit marketing strategies and how they use these new media to reach their desired audiences with powerful messages and efficiency. Lon is also a professional blogger for FastCompany, appointed the first Ambassador for SCORE, and the USA Today CEO Advisory Board.   Dr. Rick Brinkman - Keynote Speaker, Trainer on Effective Communication, and Author of Dealing with Meetings You Can't Stand: Meet Less and Do More [caption id="attachment_23963" align="alignright" width="150"] Rick Brinkman[/caption] Dr. Rick Brinkman is a leadership and communications expert who teaches Conscious Communication® for leadership, teamwork, customer service and effective meetings. Since 1987, he’s performed more than 4,000 programs in 17 countries, sharing his insights on human behavior and strategies for practical communication. He is known for Educating through Entertainment, using humor and storytelling to make the learning memorable. A popular keynote speaker, his clients range from NASA and the FBI to Merck, Adobe, the Federal Reserve, and IBM. He is the co-author of the international bestselling book "Dealing with People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst." He describes how to transform universal difficult behaviors like whining, negativity, nitpicking, attacks, tantrums, sniping, know-it-alls, and passive yes, maybe and nothing people. Dr. Rick imparts sophisticated knowledge with a light-hearted touch. Using everyday situations, and character sketches, he creates a larger-than-life presentation that fills your people with comic and cosmic shocks of recognition and insight. His techniques produce results-oriented action for your organization because the substance of Dr. Rick's content is embedded by humor into memory.   Brian Ludwick - Pittsburgh Market President at Bank of America [caption id="attachment_24317" align="alignright" width="142"] Brian Ludwick[/caption] Brian Ludwick has had an impressive career in bank and financial services. He worked with Merrill Lynch and Prudential Securities before he was named Wealth Management Bank and Credit Executive for the Greater Mid West Market. In that role Brian worked with the Wealth Management Bankers to provide Banking services to Financial Advisors and their clients. In 2014, Brian was named Market Executive for the Louisville and Associates Market in Louisville Kentucky until July of 2016 when he was appointed to his current role as Market Executive for Merrill Lynch in the Western Pennsylvania Market. Most recently, Brian was named Market President for Bank of America Western Pennsylvania in May of 2017. Brian’s past community interest have included serving on the Board of the Directors of The Path, a Florida Based Homeless Shelter and American Stage Theater Company. His interests also includes work with Metropolitan Ministries and Kaboom, an origination that builds playgrounds. He’s currently involved with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Phipps Conservatory. Today, he is with us to discuss the gig economy.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30861.mp3 Greg Hartley - Former US Army Interrogator, Human Behavior Consultant, Author  [caption id="attachment_21605" align="alignright" width="150"] Greg Hartley[/caption] As a former US Army interrogator and body language expert, Greg Hartley has trained government agencies, private investigators, lawyers, human resources representatives, and finance experts to read people and detect deception. He has provided expert analysis for major network and cable television in areas as diverse as deception and trial analysis. Greg’s analysis and insight have also been sought by national radio shows and prime print media such as the Washington Post and New York Daily News. He created simulations of interrogation for British television in Torture: The Guantanamo Guidebook and for the History Channel in We Can Make You Talk. Greg has worked as a business consultant to Fortune 500 Companies in the US and major companies abroad. He graduated from the U.S. Army Interrogation School, the Anti-Terrorism Instructor Qualification Course, the Principle Protection Instructor Qualification Course, and SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) school. His skills as an expert interrogator earned praise while he served as SERE Instructor, Operational Interrogation Support to the 5th Special Forces Group during operation Desert Storm, Interrogation Trainer, and as a creator and director of several joint-force, multi-national interrogation exercises. Greg has co-authored multiple books, including The Art of Body Talk, How To Spot A Liar, I Can Read You Like A Book, and The Date Decoder: Military Intelligence Techniques to Expose What He's Really Thinking.   Beth Storz - Innovation Facilitator, President of Ideas To Go  [caption id="attachment_21606" align="alignright" width="150"] Beth Storz[/caption] As an innovation facilitator, clients call Beth Storz when they need to solve a problem, capitalize on opportunities, or stretch their creativity. Beth works with them to clarify the challenge, and then design a customized ideation session to achieve their objective. Her facilitation experience spans across industries from food and personal care, to pharmaceuticals, to financial services. She draws from both her client-side understanding, and her knowledge leading the creative problem solving process, to ensure that clients consider multiple angles when approaching a problem. While Beth spends a lot of her time helping clients to reach their innovative potential, as President of Ideas To Go she enjoys leading some of the best and brightest in the industry. Additionally, she co-authored Outsmart Your Instincts: How the Behavioral Innovation® Approach Drives Your Company Forward. [caption id="attachment_21607" align="alignright" width="150"] Corey Kupfer[/caption]   Corey Kupfer - Founder and Managing Principal of Kupfer & Associates PLLC, Strategist, Negotiator, Dealmaker As founder and managing principal of Kupfer & Associates PLLC, Corey Kupfer is actively and personally involved in the corporate practice area of the firm including sophisticated corporate structuring, high-level strategic advice, and mergers, acquisitions, succession and other deals, while overseeing the firm’s other practice areas. He is a strategist, negotiator and dealmaker. A successful entrepreneur from the age of 15, Corey is a rarity among attorneys – he both understands and appreciates how business people think. He knows that every business  transaction has a window of opportunity that can be missed when faced with untimely legal delays or over-lawyering. Corey is a frequent speaker at entrepreneurial, business and securities industry conferences and events on many topics including authentic negotiating, deal-making and structuring, entity and platform design, mergers and acquisitions, entrepreneurship, visioning and planning, employee attraction and retention vehicles, authentic conversation about race and building authentic business relationships. In 2011, New York Enterprise Report honored Corey at its Best Accountants and Attorneys for Growing Businesses Awards with its General Corporate Law and Attorney of the Year awards.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28605.mp3 Rowan Gibson - Innovation Thought Leader, Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author of The Four Lenses of Innovation: A Power Tool for Creative Thinking [caption id="attachment_12424" align="alignright" width="189"] Rowan Gibson[/caption] Rowan Gibson is recognized as one of the world’s top thought leaders on business innovation. He has been labeled “Mr. Innovation”, “the Innovation Grandmaster”, “the W. Edwards Deming of innovation” and “a guru among the gurus.” Rowan is the internationally bestselling author of three books on business strategy and innovation which have been published in over 20 languages. His new book, "The Four Lenses of Innovation," gives a practical tool for radical business creativity. He is one of the world’s most in-demand public speakers, and in just the last five years alone, he has delivered keynote speeches in 60 countries around the world. In addition, he has authored dozens of business articles, columns and blogs and he has been interviewed frequently by Forbes, CNN, BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, and BBC World Service.   Rich Kahn - CEO of eZanga.com [caption id="attachment_12211" align="alignright" width="200"] Rich Kahn[/caption] Richard Kahn is co-founder and CEO of eZanga.com and has been a leader in the online industry since 1993. Rich has specialized in all things associated with online advertising and has been recognized as one of the most notable search engine marketing gurus. His fraud filtration platform, Traffic Advisors, set the standard for making sure you only pay for valid clicks or calls. In 1993, right on the cusp of the dot-com bubble, he created an e-magazine which later transitioned into his next endeavor, the First Street Corporation, an ISP, which he later sold to a publicly traded organization. Rich co-founded Paid for Surf in 1999, which reached its first million dollar revenue in five months of operation. In 2001, Rich joined advertising network AdOrigin as its COO and was instrumental in the successful turnaround and financial profit within three months of joining. He has been quoted in INC.com, DM News, ADOTAS, Search Engine Watch, Search Engine Land, SmartCEO Magazine, Wired Magazine and Crain’s New York Business, and has appeared on the CNN television network. As leader of eZanga.com, he received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was a finalist in the American Business Awards for Best Executive of the Year.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28188.mp3 Jonathan Littman - Founder of Snowball Narrative, Contributing Editor at Playboy, Writer for Forbes, The Los Angeles Times and Author of The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm [caption id="attachment_12421" align="alignright" width="189"] Jonathan Littman[/caption] Jonathan Littman has been a Contributing Editor at Playboy, a writer for Forbes and The Los Angeles Times and a Columnist at Huffington Post. He writes about innovation,technology and sports. In addition to being a Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of San Francisco, Jonathan is a winner of the New York Press Club Award and the Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism. His clients include Gillette, Estee Lauder, Garmin, Sony, Lululemon, the Gap and Deckers Brands. Jonathan has published eight works of non-fiction with major NY houses including co-authoring the international bestsellers "The Art of Innovation" and "Ten Faces of Innovation" (over 700,000 copies sold worldwide in 20 languages). His true crime books, "The Fugitive Game" and "The Watchman," have been translated into more than fourteen languages and optioned for films. Jonathan has just launched Smartup.life, an innovation hub.   Rowan Gibson - Innovation Thought Leader, Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author of The Four Lenses of Innovation: A Power Tool for Creative Thinking [caption id="attachment_12424" align="alignright" width="189"] Rowan Gibson[/caption] Rowan Gibson is recognized as one of the world’s top thought leaders on business innovation. He has been labeled “Mr. Innovation”, “the Innovation Grandmaster”, “the W. Edwards Deming of innovation” and “a guru among the gurus.” Rowan is the internationally bestselling author of three books on business strategy and innovation which have been published in over 20 languages. His new book, "The Four Lenses of Innovation," gives a practical tool for radical business creativity. He is one of the world’s most in-demand public speakers, and in just the last five years alone, he has delivered keynote speeches in 60 countries around the world. In addition, he has authored dozens of business articles, columns and blogs and he has been interviewed frequently by Forbes, CNN, BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, and BBC World Service.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27790.mp3 Bryan Mattimore - Co-Founder and Chief Idea Guy at Growth Engine Company [caption id="attachment_11327" align="alignright" width="192"] Bryan Mattimore[/caption] Bryan Mattimore is the  co-founder of the Growth Engine Company, where they use a whole-brain approach to identifying opportunities and potential, and help teams successfully launch products and services. Before co-founding the Growth Engine Co. in 1999, he founded and served as president of the Mattimore Group, an 18-year-old creativity consulting company. Throughout his career Bryan has facilitated more than 1000 marketing, sales, and business strategy ideation sessions. Bryan has also served as a leader of focus groups and large and successful innovative projects. His latest book, Idea Stormers: How to Lead and Inspire Creative Breakthroughs, presents tested and validated processes for innovation and leadership. Bryan is also the author of 99% Inspiration: Tips, Tales, and Techniques for Liberating Your Business Creativity.   Timothy Padden - CEO and Founder at Revolve Solar [caption id="attachment_11329" align="alignright" width="196"] Timothy Padden[/caption] Timothy Padden is the CEO and Founder at Revolve Solar, a company devoted to providing solutions for solar power alternatives. Through harvesting the natural powers of the sun, Timothy's family-driven company provides products and services that harness solar energy. Timothy is also the founder of USA Dropship, a warehousing and logistic distribution center serving customers in the U.S and abroad. He has experience in sales, marketing, distribution, and product sourcing. Timothy has also owned and operated factories in Africa and Mexico as they provided goods for American and Canadian markets.  ...