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Sky Kelley


Founder & CEO of Avisare
Featured Sky Kelley Founder CEO Avisare Government Business Procurement

Sky Kelley is the founder & CEO of Avisare, an enterprise software marketplace simplifying the government RFP process to foster an inclusive ecosystem for small businesses. Sky found a need to help non-technology companies use technology to innovate their products and services. Her focus is on making technology simple and user-friendly with the ability to grow the bottom line.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / Diversity & Inclusion / Healthcare / Economics & Finance / Productivity / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Future Trends / Innovation / Technology

Dawn Dickson


Founder & CEO of PopCom
Featured Dawn Dickson Keynote Speaker Startup Entrepreneurship

Dawn Dickson is a serial entrepreneur with over 16 years of experience in marketing and business development. She is currently the Founder & CEO of PopCom, an automated retail company that uses facial recognition, A.I, and blockchain technology to help retailers collect valuable customer insights.

Traveling From: Ohio, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Artificial Intelligence / Crowdfunding / Blockchain / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Team Building / Innovation / Leadership / Technology

Emily Best


Founder and CEO of Seed&Spark
Featured Emily Best Founder and CEO SeedSpark Keynote Speaker

Emily Best is the founder and CEO of Seed&Spark, a platform that bridges online and offline experiences to make entertainment more diverse, inclusive, connected and essential. Best’s talks on crowdfunding, pitching, and building equitable startups have been viewed millions of times and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in companies across the globe.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / Activism / Film & Television / Future of Work / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Employee Experience & Human Resources / Crowdfunding / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Social Change & Issues

Courtney Caldwell


Cofounder & COO of ShearShare
Featured Courtney Caldwell Keynote Speaker Business Technology Cofounder and COO of ShearShare

Courtney Caldwell is the Cofounder & COO of ShearShare, the first on-demand salon and barbershop space rental app. She is also an award-winning entrepreneur and tech founder and has spent two decades building winning teams in tech marketing.

Traveling From: Texas, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / Work Life Balance / College & University / Digital Marketing / Entrepreneurship / Faith & Spirituality / Startup / Team Building / Leadership / Marketing / Motivational / Technology

Mark Levy


Employee Experience Pioneer, Globally Minded HR Leader
Featured Mark Levy Airbnb Culture Employee Experience Technology HR Gravity Speakers

Mark Levy was the pioneer of designing the Employee Experience at Airbnb and Allbirds. A seasoned globally-minded Employee Experience Leader, he has chosen to work for big-hearted companies and focus on how he and his team can unleash the talents and passions of a company’s employees.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / Activism / Branding & Advertising / Future of Work / Diversity & Inclusion / Employee Experience & Human Resources / Startup / Team Building / Innovation / Leadership

Melinda Briana Epler


Founder & CEO of Change Catalyst
Featured Melinda Epler Keynote Speaker Diversity and Inclusion Technology Startup Exclusive

Melinda Briana Epler has over 25 years of experience developing business innovation and inclusion strategies for startups, Fortune 500 companies, and global NGOs. As CEO of Change Catalyst, Melinda works with the tech industry to solve diversity and inclusion together. Using her background in storytelling and large-scale culture change, she is a strategic advisor for tech companies, tech hubs, and governments around the world.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Activism / Mental Health / Future of Work / Communication / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Employee Experience & Human Resources / Investing & Venture Capital / Emcees & Moderators / Startup / Team Building / Leadership / Motivational / Social Change & Issues / Technology

Tara Matamoros Carter


COO & Partner at Tangelo
Featured Tara Matamoros Carter COO Tangelo Keynote Speaker Strategy Technology

Tara Carter is a highly driven COO/Partner at Tangelo and a Partner at Backstage Capital, providing full circle guidance to startups and larger. She has over 25 years of experience in mentoring, growing and advising startups, investor relations, omni-channel marketing, business strategy, deep technology, and product development, diversity and inclusion, predictive analytics, data visualization, business intelligence, and activism.

Traveling From: Connecticut or New York, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / Activism / Cybersecurity / Diversity & Inclusion / Artificial Intelligence / Investing & Venture Capital / Blockchain / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Marketing / Motivational / Social Change & Issues / Technology

Shontavia Johnson


Intersection of Law, Innovation, and Pop Culture
Shontavia Johnson Featured Keynote Speaker Attorney Intellectual Property Media

Shontavia Johnson serves as a highly acclaimed writer, speaker, and commentator thriving at the intersection of law, innovation, and pop culture. She is the founder of LVRG, where she helps women build brands and businesses, and the creator of Pop Culture U, where she shares lessons about internet culture and intellectual property law.

Traveling From: South Carolina, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / Law & Legal Affairs / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Blockchain / Education / Emcees & Moderators / Innovation / Science

Mandy Antoniacci


Columnist, Author, Tech Entrepreneur
Featured Mandy Antoniacci Sports Business Startup Gravity Speakers Exclusive

A sought after voice of inspiration, Mandy is a columnist, founder, and prolific influencer. Her breadth of work in mind+body connection and unwavering optimism has earned her global attention and positioning alongside elite social leaders and sports figures around the world. Mandy now travels the globe inspiring resilience through her recent and personal triumph in mental and physical wellness.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / Activism / Mental Health / Overcoming Adversity / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Productivity / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Journalist / Motivational / Social Change & Issues / Sports & Adventure / Technology

Rebecca Altamirano


Co-founder Tangelo Technologies, Author
Featured Rebecca Altamirano Keynote Speaker Activist Education Speaker

Rebecca Altamirano has dedicated her professional life to working within underrepresented communities to open up access to the culture of power. Her professional path has given her deep hands-on experience on working with the underserved and underrepresented. Many of these experiences she has shared as a co-author of “Be The Change: Reinventing Schools for Student Success”

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / Activism / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Education / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Motivational / Social Change & Issues / Technology

Aniyia Williams


Creator, Inventor, Tech Changemaker
Featured Aniyia Williams Keynote Speaker Creator Investor Tech Changemaker

Aniyia Williams is a creator, inventor, and tech changemaker. She serves as Executive Director of Black & Brown Founders, co-founder of Zebras Unite, and founded and led the fashion tech company, Tinsel. Aniyia addresses topics of diversity, equity and inclusion in tech, the economic future of creativity, self-awareness and mindfulness, alternatives to venture capital, fashion technology, hardware design, and parenting while building a startup.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / Activism / Overcoming Adversity / Work Life Balance / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Fashion Design / Crowdfunding / Investing & Venture Capital / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Future Trends / Startup / Motivational / Social Change & Issues / Technology

Damian Pelliccione


CEO and Co-Founder of Revry
Featured Damian Pelliccione Keynote Speaker Revry Diversity LGBTQ Film Television

Damian Pelliccione is the CEO and Co-Founder of Revry, the world’s first LGBTQ Global Content Streaming Network and is passionate about supporting the LGBTQ community in both authentic media representation and entrepreneurship.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Activism / Film & Television / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Digital Marketing / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Generations & Demographics / Leadership / Marketing / Social Change & Issues / The Arts & Design

Rachel Cook


Founder of Seeds
Featured Rachel Cook Keynote Speaker CEO of Seeds Blockchain Cryptocurrency

Rachel Cook is the founder and CEO of Seeds, the easiest way to ask the blockchain for help and receive it as a monetary gift – no strings attached. Rachel wants to transcend the broken parts of capitalism, rendering the gatekeepers obsolete.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Activism / FinTech / Crowdfunding / Economics & Finance / Blockchain / Future Trends / Health & Wellness / Social Change & Issues / Technology

James Norman


Founder & CEO of Pilotly
Featured James Norman Film Television Data Behavior

James Norman is a serial entrepreneur who at the age of 16 built his first online company. While previously he may have been known as a visionary in automotive product planning, over the past 10 years in the media and entertainment industry, he has become a thought leader in over-the-top media and consumer video consumption behaviors.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Big Data / Film & Television / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Team Building / Marketing / Technology

Jonas Koffler


NY Times Bestselling Author, Cofounder, Writer & Producer
Featured Jonas Koffler Keynote Speaker Author Writer Producer

Jonas Koffler is the New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestselling coauthor of HUSTLE: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum (Rodale, Penguin Random House Books), which Fortune called “a must-read.” It has been published in more than 10 countries. Having recovered from a stroke in his 20s, Jonas is a leading voice in enhancing human potential around how we work, live, learn, and play.

Traveling From: Texas, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Activism / Mental Health / Overcoming Adversity / Film & Television / Future of Work / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Future Trends / Startup / Health & Wellness / Leadership / Motivational / Social Change & Issues

Amiah Sheppard


Director of Backstage Accelerator LA
Featured Amiah Sheppard Keynote Speaker Director of Backstage Accelerator LA

Amiah Sheppard is a perpetual learner who currently is the Director of Backstage Accelerator LA. In venture capital, she daily examines the myriad ways founders harness, strategize, and utilize their unique socio-cultural location to get to their desired outcome.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Investing & Venture Capital / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Motivational / Technology

Peg Fitzpatrick


Social Media Strategist and Bestselling Author
Featured Peg Fitzpatrick Keynote Speaker Gravity Speakers Exclusive Social Media Strategist

Peg Fitzpatrick is social media strategist, popular blogger, and co-author of The Art Of Social Media with Guy Kawasaki. Peg has spearheaded successful social-media campaigns for Audi, Google, and Virgin as well as having been a brand ambassador for Kimpton Hotels, T.J.Maxx, and Adobe.

Traveling From: New Hampshire, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Branding & Advertising / Social Media / Digital Marketing / Digital Design / Entrepreneurship / Marketing

Lolita Taub


Chief of Staff at Catalyte
Lolita Taub Keynote Speaker VC Business AI

Lolita Taub is a 2-time TEDx Speaker, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, an enterprise tech professional and an early-stage tech investor. She has a decade-long operator career in B2B Enterprise Tech, Startups, and Early-Stage Venture Capital. Lolita’s interests lie at the intersection of AI and business.

Traveling From: Maryland, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / Future of Work / College & University / Artificial Intelligence / Investing & Venture Capital / Emcees & Moderators / Startup / Technology

Harold Hughes


Founder & CEO of Bandwagon
Featured Harold Hughes Keynote Speaker CEO Founder Bandwagon Blockchain Technology Leadership

Harold Hughes is the founder & CEO of Bandwagon – an analytics and identity management company that uses Blockchain technology to help teams & entertainers create more personalized fan experiences while eliminating ticket fraud. He has become a leader in the growing startup community in Greenville, South Carolina, speaking with entrepreneurs, youth, and his peers.

Traveling From: South Carolina, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Crowdfunding / Blockchain / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Team Building / Innovation / Sports & Adventure / Technology

Tye Caldwell


Cofounder & CEO of ShearShare
Featured Tye Caldwell Keynote Speaker CEO CoFounder of ShearShare

Dr. Tye Caldwell is the Cofounder & CEO of ShearShare. Recognized as a tech visionary and industry pioneer, Dr. Caldwell’s mission is to help beauty and barbering professionals around the world maximize their earnings potential. He has worked in beauty for 25 years as a master barber-stylist, educator, and small business coach, offering his 20+ years of industry knowledge as a proven roadmap.

Traveling From: Texas, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / College & University / Entrepreneurship / Sharing Economy / Faith & Spirituality / Innovation / Leadership / Motivational / Technology

Antonio Altamirano


Co-founder of Tangelo Technologies
Featured Antonio Altamirano Co-founder Tangelo Technologies Keynote Speaker

Antonio pioneered the adoption of early social media platforms at Fortune 500 companies and managed the integration of emerging technologies. Currently, he is co-founder of Tangelo Technologies, a Venture Studio and Innovation Lab in Silicon Valley where he believes that technology can and must contribute to society in positive, ethical, equitable, and scalable ways.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Digital Marketing / Investing & Venture Capital / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Leadership / Marketing / Technology

Andrea Guendelman


Co-Creator of Wallbreakers
Featured Andrea Guendelman Keynote Speaker Diversity LatinX Career Building

Andrea Guendelman is a leading force in creating platforms for minority professionals and the tech industry. Through her own experiences as a Harvard-trained corporate lawyer and an entrepreneur, she co-created Wallbreakers – a solution to connect talented students from underrepresented backgrounds with companies hungry for talent and looking to build inclusive teams. Andrea is considered to be a thought leader in the topics of Latinx career building and creating diverse workforces.

Traveling From: Colorado, United States

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Employee Experience & Human Resources / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Future Trends / Startup / Leadership / Motivational / Social Change & Issues / Technology

Leah La Salla


Technical Founder, CEO of Astral AR
Featured Leah La Salla Keynote Speaker CEO Founder Astral AR Technology Drones Robotics

Leah La Salla is the Technical Founder & CEO of award-winning Astral AR, a technology startup building drones that stop bullets and save lives. As an inventor, she is best known for “hacking NASA” with a toaster (a toaster-sized neuromechanical unmanned aerial vehicle, that is!). La Salla gained a decade of experience in software engineering while teaching herself to program in an additional 9 languages becoming a polyglot software architect.

Traveling From: Texas, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Artificial Intelligence / Virtual & Augmented Reality / Entrepreneurship / Future Trends / Team Building / Innovation / Leadership / Science / Technology

Joseph Prabhakar


Executive Coach, Consummate Storyteller
Featured Joseph Prabhakar Keynote Executive Coach Storyteller Trainer Gravity Speakers Exclusive

Joseph is a thought leader in business agility and uses that expertise to motivate his audience to think of breakthrough ideas in their industries. Integrating startups with legacy corporations, running technology operations for the world’s largest payment processor, building a nationwide franchise organization has given Joseph the breadth and depth required of any executive.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / Change Management / Communication / Healthcare / Entrepreneurship / Sales / Startup / Team Building / Innovation / Motivational / Technology

Russell Ladson


CEO of Drop, Creative Technologist
Featured Russell Ladson Keynote Speaker Creative Technologist

Russell Ladson is a creative technologist whose work sits at the intersection of emerging technologies, purposeful design, and visual art. His work investigates the use of emerging technologies like AR/VR (XR) to heighten the human-to-human experience through experimental concepts around information discovery in a post-smartphone world.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Activism / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Artificial Intelligence / Emcees & Moderators / Virtual & Augmented Reality / Future Trends / Startup / Social Change & Issues / Technology

Stephanie Cummings


Founder of Please Assist Me
Featured Stephanie Cummings Founder Keynote Speaker Technology

Stephanie Cummings is the founder of Please Assist Me, an all-inclusive home management app. She is an experienced entrepreneur, business leader, and philanthropist, priding herself in being a minority tech founder promoting the importance of STEM education.

Traveling From: Tennessee, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Overcoming Adversity / Work Life Balance / Diversity & Inclusion / Startup / Motivational / Social Change & Issues / Technology

Sheena Allen


Founder of Capway and Sheena Allen Apps, Author
Featured Sheena Allen Keynote Speaker Technology Entrepreneurship

Sheena Allen is the founder of Capway, a neobank for those who do not fit into the traditional banking system, and Sheena Allen Apps, a successful media tech company. Born in Terry, Mississippi, Sheena travels the world speaking on the importance of inclusion in tech and entrepreneurship. Sheena has been featured in various publications and most recently was part of the Forbes 30 under 30 for 2019.

Traveling From: Georgia, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / FinTech / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Digital Marketing / Economics & Finance / Investing & Venture Capital / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Innovation / Marketing / Technology

Jessica Brown


Director of UX at VICE Media
Featured Jessica Brown Director of UX VICE Keynote Speaker Design Gravity Exclusive

Jessica Brown leads the digital design team as Director of UX at VICE Media, where she focuses on showcasing VICE’s distinct storytelling on mobile, web, and TV apps. Jessica speaks on executing redesigns at scale and common philosophies and practices guiding creative people of all disciplines. She has established design and research practices that brought users’ stories to the heart of the product.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Branding & Advertising / Communication / Digital Design / Startup / Marketing / Technology / The Arts & Design

Morgen Bromell


Founder of Thurst
Morgen Bromell Keynote Speaker Founder of Thurst Technology

Morgen Bromell is a founder and technologist working to make tech more accessible to people of color through justice-based initiatives and tech activism. Apart from being the founder of Thurst, a dating app for the LGBTQIA+ community, they are also deeply invested in community building and documenting queer histories, particularly how queer and trans people use digital resources and online platforms to navigate our world.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Activism / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Digital Marketing / Startup / Health & Wellness / Social Change & Issues / Technology

Chris Baréz-Brown


Master of Transformation, Author
Chris Baréz-Brown Keynote Master of Transformation Author

Chris is a master of transformation. His unique energetic approach challenges businesses to embed a dynamic creative culture within their company ethos. Brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Unilever, Sony, and WPP come back time and again as his results produce tangible returns on investment.

Traveling From: England, United Kingdom

Tags: Business / Activism / Work Life Balance / Emcees & Moderators / Innovation / International / Leadership / Motivational / Social Change & Issues

Brad Montgomery


Motivational Speaker, Certified Speaking Professional
Featured Brad Montgomery Humor Funny Speaker

Brad Montgomery teaches people how to use happiness to boost productivity, creativity, innovation, and profits. He specializes in using humor, interactivity, music, and visuals to ignite audiences so that they can use happiness as a tool to improve their lives and their jobs.

Traveling From: Colorado, USA

Tags: Business / Change Management / Communication / Emcees & Moderators / Team Building / Motivational

Sandra Garcia Lowery


Marketing and Brand Elevation Specialist, Corporate Coach, Afro-Latina Content Creator
Sandra Garcia Lowery Featured Keynote Speaker Marketing Personal Branding

Sandra Garcia Lowery is a Sales and Marketing professional with over 11 years of industry experience, during 4 of which she managed her own event planning agency simultaneously. Today, she manages her own Marketing Agency, EMPR, where she develops and executes strategies and partnerships to help elevate the presence of small to mid-size businesses and non-profits.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Business / Branding & Advertising / Social Media / Diversity & Inclusion / Digital Marketing / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Marketing

Mike Evans


Award Winning Author, Managing Partner of QuestMark
Featured Mike Evans Author Speaker Motivational Management Gravity Speakers

Mike has developed a unique perspective from 20+ years working alongside world-renowned thought leaders. He is a leading authority on unleashing personal and organizational accountability. Clients rely upon Mike’s solutions to accelerate change, shape their optimal culture, flawlessly execute key strategies, ignite leadership capacity at all Levels, amplify employee engagement, and cultivate peak performance.

Traveling From: Pennsylvania, USA

Tags: Business / Change Management / Future of Work / Communication / Healthcare / Management / Productivity / Entrepreneurship / Innovation / Leadership / Motivational

David Goldsmith


Educator, Author, Leadership Expert
Feature image of David Goldsmith Keynote Gravity Speakers

David is the author of Paid to THINK: A Leader’s Toolkit for Redefining Your Future, a work for which he has earned comparisons to Peter Drucker, the father of modern-day management. Considered by some to be the “Thought Leaders’ Thought Leader”, he is known for replacing common leadership thinking with bold, proven, and sometimes counter-intuitive approaches to address leadership challenges and opportunities.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Business / Big Data / Artificial Intelligence / Internet of Things (IoT) / Management / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Future Trends / Innovation / Leadership / Technology

Vish Chatterji


Executive Coach, Business Advisor, Transformational Life Coaching
Vish Chatterji Keynote Speaker Advisor Ayurveda Executive Coach

Vish Chatterji is an accomplished business leader turned executive coach with a twenty-year business track record spanning multiple industries. In parallel, he has studied and practiced yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda (mind-body medicine). Vish coaches business leaders enabling more of their greatness to show up at work.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Change Management / Mental Health / Branding & Advertising / Future of Work / Communication / Management / Emcees & Moderators / Faith & Spirituality / Health & Wellness / Innovation / Leadership / Motivational

Yelitsa Jean-Charles


Founder of Healthy Roots Dolls
Featured Yelitsa Jean-Charles keynote speaker healthy roots entrepreneurship diversity inclusion

Yelitsa Jean-Charles founded Healthy Roots in 2015 after recognizing a need for more diverse toys and representation in children’s publishing. She has been recognized as Essence’s 50 Founders to watch and frequently speaks about entrepreneurship, social justice, and cultural competency.

Traveling From: Detroit, MI, USA

Tags: Activism / Diversity & Inclusion / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Social Change & Issues / The Arts & Design

Kati Schmidt


Founder of Piña Colada
Banner Kati Schmidt Keynote Speaker Immigration Transatlantic Relationship

As an early former employee of Airbnb, Kati Schmidt worked on launching and scaling Airbnb’s operations in Europe, starting Airbnb’s public policy efforts globally and launching Airbnb Experiences. Kati is passionate about female entrepreneurship, immigration, and the transatlantic relationship.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Diversity & Inclusion / Entrepreneurship / Sharing Economy / Startup

Greg Schwem


Corporate Entertainer, Author, Columnist
Featured Greg Schwem Corporate Emcee Host Author Columnist Gravity Speaker

Greg Schwem is more than just a business humor keynote speaker and sought after corporate emcee, Greg is also an author, nationally syndicated humor columnist for the Chicago Tribune, award-winning greeting card writer and creator of funnydadinc, voted one of the top Dad humor sites of 2016.

Traveling From: Illinois, USA

Tags: Business / Emcees & Moderators / Sales / Team Building / Marketing / Motivational

Maral Kalajian


CMO of Watty, Self-Made Marketer, Influencer
Maral Kalajian Co-Founder Peppy Pals Twitter Gravity Speakers

Maral, also known as, ‘Maral from Twitter’, ‘Powerhouse’, ‘energy pack’ or ‘Curly’ is one of the most familiar faces in the Nordic tech scene. Maral is the CMO at Watty, one of the hottest startups in Europe. She is also the co-founder of Peppy Pals, an active ambassador for diversity in tech. Former StartupGrind chapter director and SUP46 Femtech co-organizer.

Traveling From: Stockholm, Sweden

Tags: Branding & Advertising / Communication / Social Media / Diversity & Inclusion / Digital Marketing / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Startup / International / Marketing / Technology

Matt Mayberry


Performance Expert, Former NFL Linebacker
Featured Matt Mayberry Former NFL Athlete Keynote Speaker Leadership Business

Matt Mayberry, a former NFL linebacker for the Chicago Bears, is currently one of the most-read columnists for Entrepreneur Magazine, as well as an acclaimed keynote speaker, author, and peak-performance strategist. Using a real-world approach, He specializes in maximizing the performance of organizations, teams, and individuals all over the world.

Traveling From: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Tags: Business / Change Management / Overcoming Adversity / Management / Sales / Team Building / Leadership / Motivational

Josh Linkner


Hyper-Growth CEO, NY Times Bestselling Author, Venture Capitalist
Featured Josh Linkner

Josh Linkner, who started his career as a jazz guitarist, has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He is also a deeply experienced business leader, venture capitalist, top-rated keynote speaker, and author of four books which include the New York Times bestsellers: Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention.

Traveling From: Michigan, USA

Tags: Business / Internet of Things (IoT) / Entrepreneurship / Innovation / Leadership / Technology

Dave Kerpen


NY Times Bestselling Author, CEO of Likeable Local
Dave Kerpen Founder and CEO Likeable Gravity Speakers

Dave is a serial entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, and global keynote speaker. He is the Founder and CEO of Likeable Local, a social media software company serving thousands of small businesses, as well as the chairman and co-founder of Likeable Media, an award-winning social media and word-of-mouth marketing agency for big brands.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Business / Communication / Social Media / Entrepreneurship / Marketing

Steve Wozniak


“The Woz”, Co-Founder of Apple
Steve Wozniak Featured Keynote Speaker Apple Technology Creativity

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. Since then, Wozniak has received countless awards for his technological advancements and philanthropic endeavors and is also a published author and co-founded Woz U.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Artificial Intelligence / Internet of Things (IoT) / Blockchain / Entrepreneurship / Future Trends / Innovation / Technology

Arlan Hamilton


Founder Backstage Capital, Studio & Accelerator / Venture Catalyst
Featured Arlan Hamilton Keynote Speaker Founder Backstage Capital Gravity Speakers

Arlan Hamilton is a remarkable entrepreneur who built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a VC firm dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Activism / Overcoming Adversity / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Investing & Venture Capital / Management / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Team Building / Leadership / Motivational / Social Change & Issues / Technology

Kunbi Tinuoye


Founder of Urbangeekz, Award-Winning Journalist
Featured Kunbi Tinuoye Founder UrbanGeekz Journalist Keynote Speaker Broadcaster

Kunbi Tinuoye is an award-winning British-born journalist and broadcaster based in the United States. She is the founder of UrbanGeekz, a groundbreaking video-centric African-American, Latinx, and multicultural digital news platform focused on technology, science, business, and startups.

Traveling From: Georgia, USA

Tags: Branding & Advertising / Diversity & Inclusion / Digital Marketing / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Team Building / Journalist / Leadership / Marketing / Technology

Mark DeVolder


Award Winning Consultant and Change Specialist
Featured Mark DeVolder Keynote Speaker Business Change Management

Three-time Top 25 Speaker Award recipient, change-consultant for the NASA Space Shuttle Program and transition-advisor for $50 billion mergers and acquisitions, Mark DeVolder distinguishes himself as a change management specialist and is one of today’s original thinkers on transitions.

Traveling From: British Columbia, Canada

Tags: Business / Change Management / Team Building / Generations & Demographics / International / Leadership

Bill Taylor


Entrepreneur & Innovator, Co-founder of Fast Company, Bestselling Author
Featured Bill Taylor Co-founder Fast Company Keynote Speaker

Bill Taylor shows business leaders a path to go from now to next in a world filled with nonstop disruption. As a young entrepreneur, Bill co-founded Fast Company, the bold business magazine that redefined the genre and chronicled the tech-fueled revolution that transformed business and work.

Traveling From: Massachusetts, USA

Tags: Business / Change Management / Future of Work / Future Trends / Team Building / Innovation / Leadership / Technology

Erica Orange


EVP & COO of The Future Hunters
Featured image Erica Orange Futurist Innovation Gravity Speakers

Erica Orange is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of The Future Hunters, one of the world’s leading futurist consulting firms. She evaluates emerging social, technological, economic, political, demographic and environmental trends – and identifies the strategic implications of those trends for several of the most influential Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, and public sector clients.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Business / Environment & Sustainability / Economics & Finance / Entrepreneurship / Future Trends / Generations & Demographics / Innovation / Social Change & Issues / Technology

Jim Harris


Disruptive Innovation Speaker, Bestselling Author
Jim Harris Featured

Jim Harris is one of North America’s foremost thought leaders, management consultants, and authors on disruptive innovation. With 20 years experience as a professional speaker and consultant, Jim Harris speaks internationally at more than 40 conferences a year on and is ranked as one of the nation’s top ten speakers by Association magazine.

Traveling From: Ontario, Canada

Tags: Business / Change Management / Environment & Sustainability / Internet of Things (IoT) / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Future Trends / Innovation / International / Leadership / Technology

Mara Liasson


National Political Correspondent for NPR & FOX News Contributor
Featured Mara Liasson National Political Correspondent Gravity Speakers

As the national political correspondent for NPR, Mara Liasson’s voice is unmistakable and her words memorable. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR’s award-winning newsmagazines All Things Considered and Morning Edition.

Traveling From: Washington DC, USA

Tags: Future Trends / Journalist / Politics & Policy / Social Change & Issues

Linda Nazareth


Economist, Futurist, Author
Featured Linda Nazareth Future of Work Economist Keynote Speaker

Linda Nazareth is an economist, a futurist and a respected authority on the future of work. As a newspaper columnist and an author, she knows how to frame things in ways that both educate and entertain, and as the Senior Fellow for Economics and Population Change at think-tank the Macdonald Laurier Institute she knows what she is talking about.

Traveling From: Toronto, Canada

Tags: Business / Global Economy / Diversity & Inclusion / Employee Experience & Human Resources / Economics & Finance / Emcees & Moderators / Future Trends / Generations & Demographics / International

Janine Shepherd


Author, Change Agent, Defiance Catalyst
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Janine Shepherd is an inspirational speaker and writer whose books have become classics in the survivor genre. A champion cross-country skier in training for the 1988 winter Olympics, Janine’s life changed forever when she was hit by a truck during a bicycle training ride in the Blue Mountains of Australia.

Traveling From: Wyoming, USA

Tags: Overcoming Adversity / Health & Wellness / Motivational / Sports & Adventure

Bill Reichert


Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Author, Mentor
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Bill Reichert is co-founder and Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, a well-known seed and early-stage venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. Bill travels around the world giving presentations and workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship, venture capital, and technology trends.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / College & University / Investing & Venture Capital / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Innovation / Leadership / Technology

Daymond John


The People’s Shark, Founder & CEO, Author
Daymond John Keynote Speaker Shark Tank

From his wildly successful role on ABC’s smash hit, Shark Tank, to his distinguished status as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, Daymond John has become globally recognized for his relentless commitment to promoting and supporting entrepreneurs.

Traveling From: New York, NY

Tags: Business / Entrepreneurship / Leadership / Motivational

Bruce Himelstein


One of The Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing
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Bruce Himelstein is the Ritz-Carlton executive who transformed customer service for one of the world’s most recognizable luxury brands. He is credited with leading some of the travel and hospitality industry’s most prestigious domestic and global brands during a 30+ year illustrious career setting the global standards in hospitality, marketing, and C-level executive management.

Traveling From: Florida, USA

Tags: Business / Branding & Advertising / Sales / Innovation / Marketing

Ranbir Puar


TEDx Speaker, Writer, and Life Coach
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TEDx Speaker, writer, and life coach Ranbir Puar helps adults and children break free of their limiting beliefs by providing the tools to tap into their inner strength and silence their inner critics.

Traveling From: British Columbia, Canada

Tags: Business / Mental Health / Overcoming Adversity / Work Life Balance / Education / Productivity / Faith & Spirituality / Motivational / Social Change & Issues

Michael Tchong


Professional Trend Forecaster, Speaker, Author
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A professional trend forecaster, speaker, and author, Michael speaks and writes about cracking the code of the future applying his unique framework of Ubertrends — massive waves that are reshaping global behavior.

Traveling From: San Francisco, CA

Tags: Big Data / Future of Work / Artificial Intelligence / Internet of Things (IoT) / Blockchain / Future Trends / Innovation / Technology

Aimée Mullins


Groundbreaking Athlete, Fashion Icon, Actor, TED All-Star
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Aimée Mullins has excelled in multiple fields, inspiring people around the world as an athlete, actor, model, and speaker. As the first double amputee in history to compete in Division 1 NCAA track and field and for Team USA in the 1996 Paralympic Games. Over the past decade, she has acted in film and television shows, including the Netflix mega-hit Stranger Things, and has multiple feature films in development as a producer.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Overcoming Adversity / Film & Television / Motivational / Sports & Adventure

Roger Haskett


Engagement Expert, Author
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Roger Haskett helps to make meetings, organizations, and individuals be more engaging. In his award winning career as a speaker, actor, emcee and entrepreneur, Roger developed a unique formula for maximizing audience engagement and influencing employees, members, participants, and everyone he meets to be more engaged and authentic individuals.

Traveling From: British Columbia, Canada

Tags: Communication / Emcees & Moderators / Team Building / International / Motivational

Ayinde Alakoye


CEO of nēdl, Serial Entrepreneur
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Ayinde Alakoye is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of nēdl, his third live broadcast radio streaming venture. Ayinde was also the creator of the original iheartradio app served as a Speechwriter, Staffer, and Senior Message Advisor for Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, during both elections.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Work Life Balance / College & University / Artificial Intelligence / Digital Marketing / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Innovation / Marketing / Technology

Geoff Colvin


Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune and Bestselling Author
Geoff Colvin Senior Editor-At-Large Fortune Keynote Speaker Bestselling Author

As Fortune magazine’s senior editor-at-large, Geoff Colvin is now in his fourth decade at Fortune. He is one of business journalism’s sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, management, globalization, government regulation, corporate governance, competition, the economy, the InfoTech revolution, human performance and related issues.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Business / Global Economy / Future of Work / Employee Experience & Human Resources / Economics & Finance / Management / Emcees & Moderators / Future Trends / Journalist / Leadership / Politics & Policy / Technology

Mark Coopersmith


Bestselling Author and Entrepreneur
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Mark Coopersmith is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, Fortune 500 executive, and educator. Mark has mentored hundreds of startup teams which have launched groundbreaking new ventures in sectors as varied as web services, consumer electronics, medical devices, internet-of-things, education, cleantech, fintech, and fashion.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Artificial Intelligence / Internet of Things (IoT) / Virtual & Augmented Reality / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Innovation / Leadership / Technology

Keith Ferrazzi


Founder and CEO Ferrazzi Greenlight, Bestselling Author
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Keith Ferrazzi, founder and chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight, has spent over a decade addressing the behaviors that block global organizations from reaching strategic goals and transforming them into new habits that increase shareholder value.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Change Management / Future of Work / Management / Productivity / Sales / Team Building / Leadership

Chris Burry


Co-CEO of US Market Access & A3 Global Collider
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Chris is a serial entrepreneur with global experience. Since 2010, he has focused on bringing the lessons of Silicon Valley to entrepreneurs around the world. He is the co-founder of the US Market Access Center and the A3 Global Collider. Through USMAC, Chris has trained and mentored more than 1,000 startups from 25+ countries.

Traveling From: San Francisco, CA

Tags: Business / Communication / College & University / Investing & Venture Capital / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Technology

Dave Knox


Brand Marketer, Venture Investor, Startup Advisor
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As a brand marketer, venture investor, and startup advisor, Dave Knox bridges the worlds of the Fortune 500 and entrepreneurship and is widely recognized as an industry thought leader.

Traveling From: Cincinnati, OH

Tags: Business / Branding & Advertising / Digital Marketing / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Innovation / Marketing

Col. Nicole Malachowski


First Woman Thunderbird Pilot, Fighter Squadron Commander, Indomitable Spirit
Featured Nicole Malachowski Keynote Speaker First Woman Thunderbird Pilot Overcoming Adversity

Col. Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) defies stereotypes. She was a jet fighter pilot, a combat veteran, and the first woman pilot on the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron. But her distinguished 21-year Air Force career came to an end when a devastating tick-borne illness left her unable to speak or walk for ten months leaving Nicole’s indomitable spirit to fight back against overwhelming odds and prevail.

Traveling From: District of Columbia, USA

Tags: Business / Change Management / Overcoming Adversity / Leadership / Motivational

Katty Kay


Lead Anchor, BBC World News America, Bestselling Author
Katty Kay Keynote Speaker Lead Anchor BBC World News America Bestselling Author

Washington, D.C.-based British news anchor Katty Kay brings a fresh perspective to the reporting of American politics and global affairs. Katty’s insights reflect a global mindset that is a natural offshoot of having grown up in the Middle East and worked as a journalist in Europe, Africa, and Asia before coming to Washington in 1996.

Traveling From: Washington D.C., USA

Tags: Economics & Finance / Emcees & Moderators / Journalist / Leadership / Motivational / Politics & Policy

Jones Loflin


Internationally Recognized Speaker, Author, Corporate Trainer
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Jones Loflin equips individuals and organizations with real tools to conquer today’s tsunami of work and life challenges. Jones’ innovative solutions on leadership, change, and time management have attracted the attention of organizations around the world.

Traveling From: North Carolina, USA

Tags: Business / Change Management / Communication / Work Life Balance / Productivity / Team Building / Leadership / Motivational

Connie Merritt


Dynamic Motivational Speaker, Award-Winning Author
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Connie Merritt, BSN, RN, PHN, has more than 25 years experience of speaking nationally with leading companies, organizations, and associations in Business and Healthcare industries.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Mental Health / Communication / Work Life Balance / Healthcare / Productivity / Health & Wellness / Motivational

Barry Posner


Bestselling Author, Leadership Coach, Professor
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Barry Posner has received countless awards and has been ranked among the most recognized and influential Leadership Coaches, Most Influential HR thinkers, and among the top Leadership and Management Experts in the world.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Change Management / Communication / Management / Productivity / Sales / Team Building / Leadership

Eric Termuende


Thought Catalyst, Team Builder, Future Proofer
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Eric Termuende is a globally-recognized thought leader, author, and keynote speaker on the future of work and building teams that thrive. Eric has surveyed and interviewed thousands of leaders about what it takes to create teams that maximize their full potential.

Traveling From: British Columbia, Canada

Tags: Business / Future of Work / Employee Experience & Human Resources / Future Trends / Leadership

Guy Kawasaki


Chief Evangelist of Canva, Former Chief Evangelist of Apple, Bestselling Author
Featured Guy Kawasaki Author Keynote Evangelist Canva Executive Fellow Haas School of Business Gravity Speakers

Guy Kawasaki is a bestselling author, former chief evangelist of Apple, and a former trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. Today, he is the chief evangelist of Canva (an online graphic design tool), brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, and is also an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley).

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Social Media / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Innovation / Leadership / Marketing / Technology

Lawrence Cunningham


Authority on Corporate Governance, Culture, Law
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Lawrence Cunningham, a leading authority on corporate culture and governance, is well-known for his distinctive expertise about Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway. This dates to the 1996 publication of his worldwide best-selling book in collaboration with Mr. Buffett, The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, which has sold a half-million copies.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Business / Economics & Finance / Investing & Venture Capital / Management / Leadership

Amy Peck


Founder & CEO of EndeavorVR
Featured Amy Peck Keynote Speaker CEO Founder EndeavorVR

Amy Peck is the founder & CEO of EndeavorVR, a leading global VR/AR (XR) strategy & consulting firm. Amy is a recognized thought-leader in the space and speaks globally on the future of XR.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Artificial Intelligence / Healthcare / Blockchain / Emcees & Moderators / Virtual & Augmented Reality / Future Trends / Innovation / Marketing / Technology

Nicholas Webb


Futurist and Innovation Expert, Bestselling Author
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Nicholas Webb is one of the world’s top innovation strategists and futurists. As a professor, successful inventor, bestselling author and world-renowned innovation strategist, Nicholas brings the perfect pedigree and the best research to each and every one of his customized talks on the future, innovation, business, and healthcare.

Traveling From: Arizona, USA

Tags: Business / Future of Work / Healthcare / Sales / Future Trends / Health & Wellness / Innovation / Leadership / Marketing / Technology

Jeff Butler


Millennial Generation Expert and Technology Speaker
Featured Jeff Butler Keynote Speaker Generations Expert

Jeff Butler is a speaker, author, and international consultant who helps organizations improve their relationships with millennial employees. Unlike other experts on millennials, Jeff has been in the trenches of what it means to be a millennial and what it takes to retain and keep them engaged. You may have seen him on Forbes, USA Weekly, or on the TED stage.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / College & University / Employee Experience & Human Resources / Management / Emcees & Moderators / Future Trends / Team Building / Generations & Demographics / Leadership / Marketing / Technology

Kimberly Seals Allers


Advocate, Award-Winning Journalist, Author
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Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, author of five books, international speaker, strategist, and advocate for maternal and infant health. A former senior editor at Essence and writer at Fortune magazine, Kimberly is a leading commentator on birth, breastfeeding and motherhood and the intersection of race, policy, and culture.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Activism / Communication / Healthcare / Health & Wellness / Journalist / Social Change & Issues

Mike Abrashoff


Former Commander, USS Benfold, Author
Mike Abrashoff Featured Keynote Speaker Former Commander Author Leadership

Mike Abrashoff was the most-junior officer in the Pacific Fleet when he took command of the near-worst performing ship. Twelve months later, the USS Benfold was the best ship in the entire Navy – using the same crew. The story of that stunning transformation has lessons for every organization: leadership matters – and culture is everything.

Traveling From: Florida, USA

Tags: Business / Communication / Management / Productivity / Team Building / Leadership

Bob Woodward


Legendary Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Journalist
Bob Woodward Featured Keynote Speaker Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Author

No one else in political investigative journalism has the clout, respect, and reputation of Bob Woodward. He has a way of getting insiders to open up in ways that reveal an intimate yet sweeping portrayal of Washington and the political infighting, how we fight wars, the price of politics, how presidents lead, the homeland security efforts, and so much more.

Traveling From: Washington D.C., USA

Tags: Global Economy / Journalist / Politics & Policy

Denise Lee Yohn


Go-to Expert on Brand Leadership, Bestselling Author
Featured Denise Lee Yohn Marketing Bestselling Author Gravity Speakers

Denise Lee Yohn is the go-to expert on brand leadership for national media outlets, an in-demand speaker and consultant, and an influential writer, authoring the bestselling book What Great Brands Do: The Seven Brand-Building Principles that Separate the Best from the Rest.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Branding & Advertising / Employee Experience & Human Resources / Sales / Team Building / Innovation / Leadership / Marketing

Paul Armstrong


Strategist, Author, Advisor on Emerging Technologies
Featured Paul Armstrong Strategist Author

Paul Armstrong is an in-demand speaker on emerging technologies, social technologies and strategy, and regularly advises brands like Coca-Cola, Experian, Sony Music, P&G, PwC and several technology start-ups. He writes a column for Forbes and also advises the UK Government on digital strategy.

Traveling From: England, United Kingdom

Tags: Business / Big Data / Artificial Intelligence / Internet of Things (IoT) / Blockchain / Future Trends / Innovation / International / Technology

Eric Byres


Leading Expert in SCADA, ICS, and IIoT Security
Featured Eric Byres Keynote Speaker

Eric Byres is an awarding winning expert in the field of SCADA/ICS and IIoT security. Experienced in controls engineering, security research and corporate management, he offers a unique blend of deep technical knowledge and practical business experience.

Traveling From: British Columbia, Canada

Tags: Cybersecurity / Internet of Things (IoT) / International / Technology

Victoria Labalme


Internationally Acclaimed Inspirational Performing Artist
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With over 20 years in the Performing Arts – from Broadway to comedy clubs to high-profile television to commercials including a Super Bowl spot – Victoria Labalme helps people perform at their highest levels by awakening their hidden genius.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Overcoming Adversity / Communication / Sales / Innovation / Leadership / Motivational

Carrie Kerpen


CEO & Co-Founder Likeable Media, Host of "All the Social Ladies", Author
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Carrie Kerpen an author, columnist, host of the popular podcast “All the Social Ladies”, and the co-founder and CEO of Likeable Media, a digital agency that was named Crain’s sixth Best Place to Work in NYC.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Business / Social Media / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Motivational / Social Change & Issues

Scott McArthur


The Business Sculptor
Featured Scott McArthur

Scott offers an unusual mix of experience, having worked as a research scientist, HR director, business consultant, rock musical producer, writer, keynote and TEDx speaker. His delivery style, which he has developed across the sectors in over 20 years, is humorous, well-crafted, inspiring and direct.

Traveling From: Birmingham, UK

Tags: Business / Change Management / Future of Work / Diversity & Inclusion / Employee Experience & Human Resources / Emcees & Moderators / Team Building / International / Leadership / Motivational / Science / Technology

Phil Gwoke


Internationally Recognized Speaker, Generational Expert
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As an internationally recognized speaker, Phil has shared his wisdom and inspired audiences in 40 different states and four continents to over 100,000 people. He is a firm believer that with the proper motivation, training, and support system, members of any generation can become capable of remarkable accomplishments.

Traveling From: Minnesota, USA

Tags: Business / Communication / College & University / Management / Sales / Future Trends / Generations & Demographics / Motivational

Roderick Jefferson


Award Winning Global Sales Enablement Thought Leader
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For over twenty years, Roderick, has built award-winning sales enablement organizations within some of the world’s most successful Fortune 1,000 companies. Roderick has won numerous awards including being selected as the 2015 Sales On-boarding Program of the Year by SiriusDecisions.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Diversity & Inclusion / Productivity / Emcees & Moderators / Sales / Leadership / Motivational

Thomas Koulopoulos


Futurist and Bestselling Author
Featured Thomas Koulopoulos

Tom Koulopoulos is acknowledged as one of the industry’s leading futurists. He is the author of ten books and founder of Delphi Group, a 25-year-old Boston-based think tank, which was named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine.

Traveling From: Massachusetts, USA

Tags: Business / Big Data / Cybersecurity / Internet of Things (IoT) / Future Trends / Generations & Demographics / Innovation / Leadership / Technology

Ted Ma


High-Performance Leadership, Team Building, Motivational Speaker
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Ted Ma is a leadership development expert. As an entrepreneur, he built an international sales team of over 6,000 agents, had been featured in Success From Home magazine and helps organizations develop high-performance leaders and create a collaborative team culture.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Change Management / Productivity / Emcees & Moderators / Sales / Faith & Spirituality / Team Building / Leadership / Motivational

Cathy Hackl


Lead Futurist at You Are Here Labs, AR / VR, Author
Featured Cathy Hackl VR AR Marketing Technology Influencer

Cathy Hackl is an Emmy-nominated communicator turned virtual reality & augmented reality global speaker, producer, and futurist. Hackl has been featured in media outlets like Mic, CNN, Silicon Beat, Entrepreneur, CMO.com, Forbes, VentureBeat, and Mashable. She is a global advisor for VR AR Association and a leading voice in the VR AR marketing space.

Traveling From: Georgia, USA

Tags: Branding & Advertising / Future of Work / Social Media / Artificial Intelligence / Digital Marketing / Emcees & Moderators / Virtual & Augmented Reality / Future Trends / Journalist / Marketing / Technology

Aaron Grove


Creative Catalyst for Personal Development
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Aaron’s work is a melting pot of things he loves: creative thinking, strategy, inspiration, nutrition and exercise, mastery of mind, body and spirit as well as helping others with life coaching. The blend of these is the cement he works with when he helps companies and organizations shape their ideas into action.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: College & University / Health & Wellness / Motivational

Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis


Managing DIrector of Backstage Accelerator, Co-founder of Bosa
Featured Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis Speaker Managing Director Backstage Accelerator

Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis is the Managing Director for Backstage Los Angeles for the recently announced Backstage Accelerator. She is passionate about empowering others, creating genuine connections, and striving towards financial independence through entrepreneurship. She co-founded bosa, a wellness and productivity app that enables consultants to provide the highest level of service to their clients.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Work Life Balance / College & University / Investing & Venture Capital / Productivity / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Health & Wellness / Motivational

Scott Zimmer


Generational Expert, Gen X Speaker
Featured Scott Zimmer

Scott Zimmer has developed a uniquely personable style and uses insight, humor, and data to foster an environment where every generation feels valued and understood.

Traveling From: Minnesota, USA

Tags: Business / Communication / Team Building / Generations & Demographics

Kwame Anku


Visionary Entrepreneur, CEO of Black Star Fund
Featured Kwame Anku Keynote Speaker Visionary Entrepreneur CEO of Black Star Fund

Kwame Anku is the CEO and Chairman of the Black Star Fund, an early-stage innovation fund. Kwame has worked extensively in business development and media marketing for over two decades, entering into the tech industry after being personally recruited by the late legendary rock star Prince to develop his mobile app, overseeing business and development teams on Africa, Asia, and the US.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Overcoming Adversity / Diversity & Inclusion / Investing & Venture Capital / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Faith & Spirituality / Leadership / Motivational / Social Change & Issues / Technology

David Meerman Scott


Business Growth Strategist, Entrepreneur, VC Strategic Partner, Bestselling Author
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David Meerman Scott helps companies and organizations generate attention and grow business in a real-time world. He spotted the online content revolution in its infancy and wrote five books about it including The New Rules of Marketing & PR, the definitive book on the topic, translated into 29 languages. David’s ideas have captured the attention of respected firms and organizations all over the world – having spoken in over 40 countries and on all seven continents.

Traveling From: Massachusetts, USA

Tags: Branding & Advertising / Social Media / Digital Marketing / Sales / Future Trends / Marketing

Daniel Burrus


Futurist Speaker, Business Strategist, Bestselling Author
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Daniel Burrus is considered one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and innovation experts helping clients profit from technological, social and business forces that are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. The New York Times has referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Artificial Intelligence / Healthcare / Internet of Things (IoT) / Future Trends / Innovation / Leadership / Technology

Keith Herman


Business & Technology Expert, Advisor, Global Speaker
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Founder of IPA Equities and a world-renowned expert in business growth, disruptive technology, and innovation, Keith Herman implements story-based leadership to share his experiences on success through communication, attitude, team building, and empowerment.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Future of Work / FinTech / Artificial Intelligence / Healthcare / Investing & Venture Capital / Blockchain / Entrepreneurship / Future Trends / Startup / Innovation / Leadership / Motivational / Technology

Marilyn Sherman


Certified Speaking Professional™ and Author
Featured Marilyn Sherman Certified Speaker Author Gravity Speakers

Marilyn Sherman is dedicated to training people to let go of obstacles and live and work with courage, commitment, and confidence. For the last 22 years, she has motivated audiences all over the country, and internationally with topics about hope, inspiration, and practical tools to implement immediately.

Traveling From: Nevada, USA

Tags: Business / Change Management / Communication / Sales / Leadership / Motivational

Erin Sarofsky


Founder & Executive Creative Director of Sarofsky
Featured Erin Sarofsky Keynote Speaker Creative Director

Erin Sarofsky is the Founder and Executive Creative Director of Sarofsky, her own design-driven production studio. Her work with a Who’s Who list of top-level marketing and entertainment industry executives has her collaborating on main titles for the Marvel blockbusters, among others.

Traveling From: Illinois, USA

Tags: Branding & Advertising / Film & Television / Digital Design / Emcees & Moderators / Team Building / The Arts & Design

John Sitilides


Global Affairs & American Politics Expert
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John Sitilides, a Washington D.C. government affairs specialist and diplomacy consultant to the U.S. Department of State, shares his insights into the U.S. and global risk trends, international security flashpoints and geopolitical strategies. He explores the complex geopolitical decisions that impact markets in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, helping clients better understand and mitigate risk.

Traveling From: Washington DC, USA

Tags: Global Economy / Environment & Sustainability / Economics & Finance / Emcees & Moderators / Politics & Policy

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Mandy Antoniacci


Columnist, Author, Tech Entrepreneur
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A sought after voice of inspiration, Mandy is a columnist, founder, and prolific influencer. Her breadth of work in mind+body connection and unwavering optimism has earned her global attention and positioning alongside elite social leaders and sports figures around the world. Mandy now travels the globe inspiring resilience through her recent and personal triumph in mental and physical wellness.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / Activism / Mental Health / Overcoming Adversity / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Productivity / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Journalist / Motivational / Social Change & Issues / Sports & Adventure / Technology

Kimberly Lewis


Co-Founder of CurlMix
Featured Kimberly Lewis Co-Founder CurlMix Keynote Speaker Startup Beauty

Kimberly Lewis is the co-founder of CurlMix, a clean beauty brand for curly hair. Her innovative take on clean beauty hair products has won her praise from top industry publications. Kimberly now shares her journey into entrepreneurship, balancing motherhood, and how to scale your beauty brand.

Traveling From: Illinois, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / College & University / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Motivational

Shontavia Johnson


Intersection of Law, Innovation, and Pop Culture
Shontavia Johnson Featured Keynote Speaker Attorney Intellectual Property Media

Shontavia Johnson serves as a highly acclaimed writer, speaker, and commentator thriving at the intersection of law, innovation, and pop culture. She is the founder of LVRG, where she helps women build brands and businesses, and the creator of Pop Culture U, where she shares lessons about internet culture and intellectual property law.

Traveling From: South Carolina, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / Law & Legal Affairs / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Blockchain / Education / Emcees & Moderators / Innovation / Science

Rebecca Altamirano


Co-founder Tangelo Technologies, Author
Featured Rebecca Altamirano Keynote Speaker Activist Education Speaker

Rebecca Altamirano has dedicated her professional life to working within underrepresented communities to open up access to the culture of power. Her professional path has given her deep hands-on experience on working with the underserved and underrepresented. Many of these experiences she has shared as a co-author of “Be The Change: Reinventing Schools for Student Success”

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / Activism / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Education / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Motivational / Social Change & Issues / Technology

Antonio Altamirano


Co-founder of Tangelo Technologies
Featured Antonio Altamirano Co-founder Tangelo Technologies Keynote Speaker

Antonio pioneered the adoption of early social media platforms at Fortune 500 companies and managed the integration of emerging technologies. Currently, he is co-founder of Tangelo Technologies, a Venture Studio and Innovation Lab in Silicon Valley where he believes that technology can and must contribute to society in positive, ethical, equitable, and scalable ways.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Digital Marketing / Investing & Venture Capital / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Leadership / Marketing / Technology

Ugwem Eneyo


Co-Founder & CEO of SHYFT Power Solutions
Featured Ugwem Eneyo Keynote Speaker SHYFT Power Solutions

Ugwem Eneyo is co-founder and CEO of SHYFT Power Solutions, specializing in the use of IoT software and big data to improve access to clean, reliable and affordable energy solutions in markets that struggle with grid resiliency. Ms. Eneyo explores how we use tech to create ‘grids of the future’ but particularly in emerging markets. She’s given talks on the nexus of energy and sustainable development to global thought leaders, including the World Bank.

Traveling From: Texas or California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Environment & Sustainability / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Internet of Things (IoT) / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Leadership / Motivational / Social Change & Issues / Technology

Joseph Prabhakar


Executive Coach, Consummate Storyteller
Featured Joseph Prabhakar Keynote Executive Coach Storyteller Trainer Gravity Speakers Exclusive

Joseph is a thought leader in business agility and uses that expertise to motivate his audience to think of breakthrough ideas in their industries. Integrating startups with legacy corporations, running technology operations for the world’s largest payment processor, building a nationwide franchise organization has given Joseph the breadth and depth required of any executive.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / Change Management / Communication / Healthcare / Entrepreneurship / Sales / Startup / Team Building / Innovation / Motivational / Technology

Sky Kelley


Founder & CEO of Avisare
Featured Sky Kelley Founder CEO Avisare Government Business Procurement

Sky Kelley is the founder & CEO of Avisare, an enterprise software marketplace simplifying the government RFP process to foster an inclusive ecosystem for small businesses. Sky found a need to help non-technology companies use technology to innovate their products and services. Her focus is on making technology simple and user-friendly with the ability to grow the bottom line.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / Diversity & Inclusion / Healthcare / Economics & Finance / Productivity / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Future Trends / Innovation / Technology

Leah La Salla


Technical Founder, CEO of Astral AR
Featured Leah La Salla Keynote Speaker CEO Founder Astral AR Technology Drones Robotics

Leah La Salla is the Technical Founder & CEO of award-winning Astral AR, a technology startup building drones that stop bullets and save lives. As an inventor, she is best known for “hacking NASA” with a toaster (a toaster-sized neuromechanical unmanned aerial vehicle, that is!). La Salla gained a decade of experience in software engineering while teaching herself to program in an additional 9 languages becoming a polyglot software architect.

Traveling From: Texas, USA

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Jonas Koffler


NY Times Bestselling Author, Cofounder, Writer & Producer
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Jonas Koffler is the New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestselling coauthor of HUSTLE: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum (Rodale, Penguin Random House Books), which Fortune called “a must-read.” It has been published in more than 10 countries. Having recovered from a stroke in his 20s, Jonas is a leading voice in enhancing human potential around how we work, live, learn, and play.

Traveling From: Texas, USA

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Amiah Sheppard


Director of Backstage Accelerator LA
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Amiah Sheppard is a perpetual learner who currently is the Director of Backstage Accelerator LA. In venture capital, she daily examines the myriad ways founders harness, strategize, and utilize their unique socio-cultural location to get to their desired outcome.

Traveling From: California, USA

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Andrea Barrica


Co-Founder & CEO of O.school
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Andrea Barrica is CEO and Co-founder of O.school, a judgment-free multimedia platform to learn about sexuality and pleasure. Previously, Andrea co-founded accounting and tax platform, inDinero.com, where she led sales and operations. She also served as a venture partner and entrepreneur-in-residence at 500 Startups.

Traveling From: California, USA

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Mike Brown


Founder and CEO of Win-Win
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Mike Brown, a pro-athlete turned self-taught coder, transitioned from tackling to tech and went on to be the founder and CEO of Win-Win, a platform powered by gaming and giving. Win-Win enables pro athletes and influencers to monetize their fanbase and help brands engage with end consumers.

Traveling From: California, USA

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Russell Ladson


CEO of Drop, Creative Technologist
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Russell Ladson is a creative technologist whose work sits at the intersection of emerging technologies, purposeful design, and visual art. His work investigates the use of emerging technologies like AR/VR (XR) to heighten the human-to-human experience through experimental concepts around information discovery in a post-smartphone world.

Traveling From: California, USA

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Stephanie Cummings


Founder of Please Assist Me
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Stephanie Cummings is the founder of Please Assist Me, an all-inclusive home management app. She is an experienced entrepreneur, business leader, and philanthropist, priding herself in being a minority tech founder promoting the importance of STEM education.

Traveling From: Tennessee, USA

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Damian Pelliccione


CEO and Co-Founder of Revry
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Damian Pelliccione is the CEO and Co-Founder of Revry, the world’s first LGBTQ Global Content Streaming Network and is passionate about supporting the LGBTQ community in both authentic media representation and entrepreneurship.

Traveling From: California, USA

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Heidi Connal


Former Salesforce VP, Executive Coach and Strategy Expert
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Heidi Connal is a seasoned technology executive with over twenty years of experience building collaborative, compassionate, and high performing individuals and teams. Heidi is known for her strategic expertise in large global enterprises, most recently as an executive at Salesforce.

Traveling From: California, USA

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Christie Pitts


General Partner of Backstage Capital, CEO of Backstage Studio
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Christie Pitts is an inventor and early-stage investor at Backstage Capital and co-founder of Backstage Studio, currently leading Backstage’s global Accelerator program. She identified a passion for working with early-stage companies while working as Venture Development Manager at Verizon.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / Communication / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Internet of Things (IoT) / Investing & Venture Capital / Emcees & Moderators / Startup / Team Building / Innovation / Leadership / Technology

Max Lenderman


Purpose-driven Experiential Marketer
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Max Lenderman is currently CEO/CCO of School, a purpose-led creative consultancy that specializes in human-centric media, articulating purpose in brands and creating the content and tools to show it to the world. He is one of the world’s most respected, cited, and followed leaders on experiential advertising, brand activation, and purpose-focused marketing trends.

Traveling From: Colorado, USA

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Courtney Caldwell


Cofounder & COO of ShearShare
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Courtney Caldwell is the Cofounder & COO of ShearShare, the first on-demand salon and barbershop space rental app. She is also an award-winning entrepreneur and tech founder and has spent two decades building winning teams in tech marketing.

Traveling From: Texas, USA

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Tara Matamoros Carter


COO & Partner at Tangelo
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Tara Carter is a highly driven COO/Partner at Tangelo and a Partner at Backstage Capital, providing full circle guidance to startups and larger. She has over 25 years of experience in mentoring, growing and advising startups, investor relations, omni-channel marketing, business strategy, deep technology, and product development, diversity and inclusion, predictive analytics, data visualization, business intelligence, and activism.

Traveling From: Connecticut or New York, USA

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Dawn Dickson


Founder & CEO of PopCom
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Dawn Dickson is a serial entrepreneur with over 16 years of experience in marketing and business development. She is currently the Founder & CEO of PopCom, an automated retail company that uses facial recognition, A.I, and blockchain technology to help retailers collect valuable customer insights.

Traveling From: Ohio, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Business / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Artificial Intelligence / Crowdfunding / Blockchain / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Team Building / Innovation / Leadership / Technology

Jessica Brown


Director of UX at VICE Media
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Jessica Brown leads the digital design team as Director of UX at VICE Media, where she focuses on showcasing VICE’s distinct storytelling on mobile, web, and TV apps. Jessica speaks on executing redesigns at scale and common philosophies and practices guiding creative people of all disciplines. She has established design and research practices that brought users’ stories to the heart of the product.

Traveling From: California, USA

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Lolita Taub


Chief of Staff at Catalyte
Lolita Taub Keynote Speaker VC Business AI

Lolita Taub is a 2-time TEDx Speaker, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, an enterprise tech professional and an early-stage tech investor. She has a decade-long operator career in B2B Enterprise Tech, Startups, and Early-Stage Venture Capital. Lolita’s interests lie at the intersection of AI and business.

Traveling From: Maryland, USA

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Emily Best


Founder and CEO of Seed&Spark
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Emily Best is the founder and CEO of Seed&Spark, a platform that bridges online and offline experiences to make entertainment more diverse, inclusive, connected and essential. Best’s talks on crowdfunding, pitching, and building equitable startups have been viewed millions of times and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in companies across the globe.

Traveling From: California, USA

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Dan Walters


California Current Events and Politics Expert, Journalist, Author
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Dan Walters has been a journalist for nearly 60 years and has written about California and its politics for a number of publications, including the Sacramento Bee and The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Walters frequently appears on CNN, Fox, and other networks, commenting about political developments in California.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Environment & Sustainability / Economics & Finance / Emcees & Moderators / Journalist / Politics & Policy

Andrew Dunn


CEO of Siempo
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Andrew Dunn is on a mission to elevate the human condition by intentionally shaping technology to serve as an agent of flourishing individuals, institutions, and societies. As CEO of Siempo, he helps people build healthier relationships with technology through the first smartphone interface designed to support mental health and wellbeing.

Traveling From: California, USA

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Melinda Briana Epler


Founder & CEO of Change Catalyst
Featured Melinda Epler Keynote Speaker Diversity and Inclusion Technology Startup Exclusive

Melinda Briana Epler has over 25 years of experience developing business innovation and inclusion strategies for startups, Fortune 500 companies, and global NGOs. As CEO of Change Catalyst, Melinda works with the tech industry to solve diversity and inclusion together. Using her background in storytelling and large-scale culture change, she is a strategic advisor for tech companies, tech hubs, and governments around the world.

Traveling From: California, USA

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Mark Levy


Employee Experience Pioneer, Globally Minded HR Leader
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Mark Levy was the pioneer of designing the Employee Experience at Airbnb and Allbirds. A seasoned globally-minded Employee Experience Leader, he has chosen to work for big-hearted companies and focus on how he and his team can unleash the talents and passions of a company’s employees.

Traveling From: California, USA

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Aniyia Williams


Creator, Inventor, Tech Changemaker
Featured Aniyia Williams Keynote Speaker Creator Investor Tech Changemaker

Aniyia Williams is a creator, inventor, and tech changemaker. She serves as Executive Director of Black & Brown Founders, co-founder of Zebras Unite, and founded and led the fashion tech company, Tinsel. Aniyia addresses topics of diversity, equity and inclusion in tech, the economic future of creativity, self-awareness and mindfulness, alternatives to venture capital, fashion technology, hardware design, and parenting while building a startup.

Traveling From: California, USA

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Peg Fitzpatrick


Social Media Strategist and Bestselling Author
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Peg Fitzpatrick is social media strategist, popular blogger, and co-author of The Art Of Social Media with Guy Kawasaki. Peg has spearheaded successful social-media campaigns for Audi, Google, and Virgin as well as having been a brand ambassador for Kimpton Hotels, T.J.Maxx, and Adobe.

Traveling From: New Hampshire, USA

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Travis Stiles


Founder of Novoron Bioscience
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Dr. Travis Stiles is the founder of Novoron Bioscience, which is developing therapeutics to reverse damage of the brain and spinal cord. A member of the Cherokee Nation, Dr. Stiles is a passionate advocate for diversity, equality, science and informed solutions to the world’s problems and speaks across the spectrum from innovators to policymakers to encourage the ideas and policies that will shape the future.

Traveling From: California, USA

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Harold Hughes


Founder & CEO of Bandwagon
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Harold Hughes is the founder & CEO of Bandwagon – an analytics and identity management company that uses Blockchain technology to help teams & entertainers create more personalized fan experiences while eliminating ticket fraud. He has become a leader in the growing startup community in Greenville, South Carolina, speaking with entrepreneurs, youth, and his peers.

Traveling From: South Carolina, USA

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Tye Caldwell


Cofounder & CEO of ShearShare
Featured Tye Caldwell Keynote Speaker CEO CoFounder of ShearShare

Dr. Tye Caldwell is the Cofounder & CEO of ShearShare. Recognized as a tech visionary and industry pioneer, Dr. Caldwell’s mission is to help beauty and barbering professionals around the world maximize their earnings potential. He has worked in beauty for 25 years as a master barber-stylist, educator, and small business coach, offering his 20+ years of industry knowledge as a proven roadmap.

Traveling From: Texas, USA

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James Norman


Founder & CEO of Pilotly
Featured James Norman Film Television Data Behavior

James Norman is a serial entrepreneur who at the age of 16 built his first online company. While previously he may have been known as a visionary in automotive product planning, over the past 10 years in the media and entertainment industry, he has become a thought leader in over-the-top media and consumer video consumption behaviors.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Big Data / Film & Television / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Team Building / Marketing / Technology

Morgen Bromell


Founder of Thurst
Morgen Bromell Keynote Speaker Founder of Thurst Technology

Morgen Bromell is a founder and technologist working to make tech more accessible to people of color through justice-based initiatives and tech activism. Apart from being the founder of Thurst, a dating app for the LGBTQIA+ community, they are also deeply invested in community building and documenting queer histories, particularly how queer and trans people use digital resources and online platforms to navigate our world.

Traveling From: New York, USA

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Phil Gwoke


Internationally Recognized Speaker, Generational Expert
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As an internationally recognized speaker, Phil has shared his wisdom and inspired audiences in 40 different states and four continents to over 100,000 people. He is a firm believer that with the proper motivation, training, and support system, members of any generation can become capable of remarkable accomplishments.

Traveling From: Minnesota, USA

Tags: Business / Communication / College & University / Management / Sales / Future Trends / Generations & Demographics / Motivational

Jason Jennings


Authority on Leadership, Growth, Culture, and Innovation
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With eight bestselling books, in 34 languages to his credit, Jason Jennings is one of the most successful and prolific business authors in the world.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Productivity / Health & Wellness / Innovation / Journalist / Leadership / Motivational

Mike Abrashoff


Former Commander, USS Benfold, Author
Mike Abrashoff Featured Keynote Speaker Former Commander Author Leadership

Mike Abrashoff was the most-junior officer in the Pacific Fleet when he took command of the near-worst performing ship. Twelve months later, the USS Benfold was the best ship in the entire Navy – using the same crew. The story of that stunning transformation has lessons for every organization: leadership matters – and culture is everything.

Traveling From: Florida, USA

Tags: Business / Communication / Management / Productivity / Team Building / Leadership

Linda Nazareth


Economist, Futurist, Author
Featured Linda Nazareth Future of Work Economist Keynote Speaker

Linda Nazareth is an economist, a futurist and a respected authority on the future of work. As a newspaper columnist and an author, she knows how to frame things in ways that both educate and entertain, and as the Senior Fellow for Economics and Population Change at think-tank the Macdonald Laurier Institute she knows what she is talking about.

Traveling From: Toronto, Canada

Tags: Business / Global Economy / Diversity & Inclusion / Employee Experience & Human Resources / Economics & Finance / Emcees & Moderators / Future Trends / Generations & Demographics / International

Milagros Phillips


The Race Healer
Milagros Phillips Keynote Speaker Race Healer Diversity Inclusion

Milagros Phillips designs strategic learning initiatives for clients seeking to enhance their diversity and inclusion programs by adding race literacy to their initiatives. With more than 25 years of experience in learning and development, Milagros has consulted with, designed and delivered customized programs across many industries and services, including financial/insurance, healthcare, higher education, and national and political leaders.

Traveling From: Maryland, USA

Tags: Activism / Communication / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Employee Experience & Human Resources / Education / Faith & Spirituality / Team Building / Motivational / Social Change & Issues

Mark Coopersmith


Bestselling Author and Entrepreneur
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Mark Coopersmith is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, Fortune 500 executive, and educator. Mark has mentored hundreds of startup teams which have launched groundbreaking new ventures in sectors as varied as web services, consumer electronics, medical devices, internet-of-things, education, cleantech, fintech, and fashion.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Artificial Intelligence / Internet of Things (IoT) / Virtual & Augmented Reality / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Innovation / Leadership / Technology

Geoff Colvin


Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune and Bestselling Author
Geoff Colvin Senior Editor-At-Large Fortune Keynote Speaker Bestselling Author

As Fortune magazine’s senior editor-at-large, Geoff Colvin is now in his fourth decade at Fortune. He is one of business journalism’s sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, management, globalization, government regulation, corporate governance, competition, the economy, the InfoTech revolution, human performance and related issues.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Business / Global Economy / Future of Work / Employee Experience & Human Resources / Economics & Finance / Management / Emcees & Moderators / Future Trends / Journalist / Leadership / Politics & Policy / Technology

Mike Evans


Award Winning Author, Managing Partner of QuestMark
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Mike has developed a unique perspective from 20+ years working alongside world-renowned thought leaders. He is a leading authority on unleashing personal and organizational accountability. Clients rely upon Mike’s solutions to accelerate change, shape their optimal culture, flawlessly execute key strategies, ignite leadership capacity at all Levels, amplify employee engagement, and cultivate peak performance.

Traveling From: Pennsylvania, USA

Tags: Business / Change Management / Future of Work / Communication / Healthcare / Management / Productivity / Entrepreneurship / Innovation / Leadership / Motivational

Jeff Butler


Millennial Generation Expert and Technology Speaker
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Jeff Butler is a speaker, author, and international consultant who helps organizations improve their relationships with millennial employees. Unlike other experts on millennials, Jeff has been in the trenches of what it means to be a millennial and what it takes to retain and keep them engaged. You may have seen him on Forbes, USA Weekly, or on the TED stage.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / College & University / Employee Experience & Human Resources / Management / Emcees & Moderators / Future Trends / Team Building / Generations & Demographics / Leadership / Marketing / Technology

Connie Merritt


Dynamic Motivational Speaker, Award-Winning Author
Featured Connie Merritt Business and Healthcare Speaker

Connie Merritt, BSN, RN, PHN, has more than 25 years experience of speaking nationally with leading companies, organizations, and associations in Business and Healthcare industries.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Mental Health / Communication / Work Life Balance / Healthcare / Productivity / Health & Wellness / Motivational

Barry Posner


Bestselling Author, Leadership Coach, Professor
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Barry Posner has received countless awards and has been ranked among the most recognized and influential Leadership Coaches, Most Influential HR thinkers, and among the top Leadership and Management Experts in the world.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Change Management / Communication / Management / Productivity / Sales / Team Building / Leadership

Marilyn Sherman


Certified Speaking Professional™ and Author
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Marilyn Sherman is dedicated to training people to let go of obstacles and live and work with courage, commitment, and confidence. For the last 22 years, she has motivated audiences all over the country, and internationally with topics about hope, inspiration, and practical tools to implement immediately.

Traveling From: Nevada, USA

Tags: Business / Change Management / Communication / Sales / Leadership / Motivational

Aimée Mullins


Groundbreaking Athlete, Fashion Icon, Actor, TED All-Star
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Aimée Mullins has excelled in multiple fields, inspiring people around the world as an athlete, actor, model, and speaker. As the first double amputee in history to compete in Division 1 NCAA track and field and for Team USA in the 1996 Paralympic Games. Over the past decade, she has acted in film and television shows, including the Netflix mega-hit Stranger Things, and has multiple feature films in development as a producer.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Overcoming Adversity / Film & Television / Motivational / Sports & Adventure

Kati Schmidt


Founder of Piña Colada
Banner Kati Schmidt Keynote Speaker Immigration Transatlantic Relationship

As an early former employee of Airbnb, Kati Schmidt worked on launching and scaling Airbnb’s operations in Europe, starting Airbnb’s public policy efforts globally and launching Airbnb Experiences. Kati is passionate about female entrepreneurship, immigration, and the transatlantic relationship.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Diversity & Inclusion / Entrepreneurship / Sharing Economy / Startup

Janine Shepherd


Author, Change Agent, Defiance Catalyst
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Janine Shepherd is an inspirational speaker and writer whose books have become classics in the survivor genre. A champion cross-country skier in training for the 1988 winter Olympics, Janine’s life changed forever when she was hit by a truck during a bicycle training ride in the Blue Mountains of Australia.

Traveling From: Wyoming, USA

Tags: Overcoming Adversity / Health & Wellness / Motivational / Sports & Adventure

Paul Armstrong


Strategist, Author, Advisor on Emerging Technologies
Featured Paul Armstrong Strategist Author

Paul Armstrong is an in-demand speaker on emerging technologies, social technologies and strategy, and regularly advises brands like Coca-Cola, Experian, Sony Music, P&G, PwC and several technology start-ups. He writes a column for Forbes and also advises the UK Government on digital strategy.

Traveling From: England, United Kingdom

Tags: Business / Big Data / Artificial Intelligence / Internet of Things (IoT) / Blockchain / Future Trends / Innovation / International / Technology

Ted Ma


High-Performance Leadership, Team Building, Motivational Speaker
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Ted Ma is a leadership development expert. As an entrepreneur, he built an international sales team of over 6,000 agents, had been featured in Success From Home magazine and helps organizations develop high-performance leaders and create a collaborative team culture.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Change Management / Productivity / Emcees & Moderators / Sales / Faith & Spirituality / Team Building / Leadership / Motivational

Keith Ferrazzi


Founder and CEO Ferrazzi Greenlight, Bestselling Author
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Keith Ferrazzi, founder and chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight, has spent over a decade addressing the behaviors that block global organizations from reaching strategic goals and transforming them into new habits that increase shareholder value.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Change Management / Future of Work / Management / Productivity / Sales / Team Building / Leadership

Col. Nicole Malachowski


First Woman Thunderbird Pilot, Fighter Squadron Commander, Indomitable Spirit
Featured Nicole Malachowski Keynote Speaker First Woman Thunderbird Pilot Overcoming Adversity

Col. Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) defies stereotypes. She was a jet fighter pilot, a combat veteran, and the first woman pilot on the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron. But her distinguished 21-year Air Force career came to an end when a devastating tick-borne illness left her unable to speak or walk for ten months leaving Nicole’s indomitable spirit to fight back against overwhelming odds and prevail.

Traveling From: District of Columbia, USA

Tags: Business / Change Management / Overcoming Adversity / Leadership / Motivational

Mara Liasson


National Political Correspondent for NPR & FOX News Contributor
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As the national political correspondent for NPR, Mara Liasson’s voice is unmistakable and her words memorable. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR’s award-winning newsmagazines All Things Considered and Morning Edition.

Traveling From: Washington DC, USA

Tags: Future Trends / Journalist / Politics & Policy / Social Change & Issues

Pierre Khawand


Author and Founder of People-OnTheGo
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Pierre Khawand has more than twenty years of experience in the software industry. He has helped leaders develop the awareness and behaviors needed to focus on results and develop people in the midst of the information overload.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Change Management / Work Life Balance / Productivity / Leadership / Technology

Rodney Sampson


CEO of Opportunity Hub, Inclusive Startup Ecosystem Builder, Venture Capitalist, Economist
Featured Rodney Sampson OHUB Technology Policy Author Professor Keynote Speaker Investor

Rodney Sampson, of Opportunity Hub, is heralded as the leading inclusive startup ecosystem builder and is passionate about reducing poverty and wealth gap by advancing the cause of innovation, technology, entrepreneurship and investment as a way of life for all, with an emphasis on socially disadvantaged and under-estimated and sponsored communities in America and beyond.

Traveling From: Atlanta, GA, USA

Tags: Future of Work / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Economics & Finance / Investing & Venture Capital / Blockchain / Education / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Faith & Spirituality / Startup / Politics & Policy / Social Change & Issues / Technology

Roger Haskett


Engagement Expert, Author
Featured Roger Haskett

Roger Haskett helps to make meetings, organizations, and individuals be more engaging. In his award winning career as a speaker, actor, emcee and entrepreneur, Roger developed a unique formula for maximizing audience engagement and influencing employees, members, participants, and everyone he meets to be more engaged and authentic individuals.

Traveling From: British Columbia, Canada

Tags: Communication / Emcees & Moderators / Team Building / International / Motivational

Katica Roy


Gender Economist, International Keynote Speaker
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Katica Roy is an ambassador for gender equity in the workplace and beyond. She is a gender economist and the CEO and founder of Denver-based Pipeline, an award-winning SaaS platform that leverages artificial intelligence to drive economic gains through closing the gender equity gap.

Traveling From: Colorado, USA

Tags: Business / Future of Work / Diversity & Inclusion / Artificial Intelligence / Employee Experience & Human Resources / Economics & Finance / Entrepreneurship / Innovation / Leadership / Social Change & Issues / Technology

Jared Weiner


Leading Futurist, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer of The Future Hunters
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Jared is Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer of The Future Hunters, one of the world’s leading futurist consulting firms. His work is industry-agnostic, and covers trend activity in the realms of science & technology, economics, politics, demographics and environmental issues.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Business / Environment & Sustainability / Economics & Finance / Entrepreneurship / Future Trends / Generations & Demographics / Politics & Policy / Science / Technology

Erica Orange


EVP & COO of The Future Hunters
Featured image Erica Orange Futurist Innovation Gravity Speakers

Erica Orange is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of The Future Hunters, one of the world’s leading futurist consulting firms. She evaluates emerging social, technological, economic, political, demographic and environmental trends – and identifies the strategic implications of those trends for several of the most influential Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, and public sector clients.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Business / Environment & Sustainability / Economics & Finance / Entrepreneurship / Future Trends / Generations & Demographics / Innovation / Social Change & Issues / Technology

Daniel Burrus


Futurist Speaker, Business Strategist, Bestselling Author
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Daniel Burrus is considered one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and innovation experts helping clients profit from technological, social and business forces that are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. The New York Times has referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Artificial Intelligence / Healthcare / Internet of Things (IoT) / Future Trends / Innovation / Leadership / Technology

Jim Harris


Disruptive Innovation Speaker, Bestselling Author
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Jim Harris is one of North America’s foremost thought leaders, management consultants, and authors on disruptive innovation. With 20 years experience as a professional speaker and consultant, Jim Harris speaks internationally at more than 40 conferences a year on and is ranked as one of the nation’s top ten speakers by Association magazine.

Traveling From: Ontario, Canada

Tags: Business / Change Management / Environment & Sustainability / Internet of Things (IoT) / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Future Trends / Innovation / International / Leadership / Technology

Scott McArthur


The Business Sculptor
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Scott offers an unusual mix of experience, having worked as a research scientist, HR director, business consultant, rock musical producer, writer, keynote and TEDx speaker. His delivery style, which he has developed across the sectors in over 20 years, is humorous, well-crafted, inspiring and direct.

Traveling From: Birmingham, UK

Tags: Business / Change Management / Future of Work / Diversity & Inclusion / Employee Experience & Human Resources / Emcees & Moderators / Team Building / International / Leadership / Motivational / Science / Technology

Leroy Chiao


Former NASA Astronaut and International Space Station Commander
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Dr. Chiao began his professional career as a chemical engineer, and his passion for space exploration led him to NASA. Following a stellar 15-year astronaut career, he moved on to leadership positions in entrepreneurial startups, applying his space experience to the business world.

Traveling From: Texas, USA

Tags: Business / Overcoming Adversity / Diversity & Inclusion / Future Trends / Innovation / Leadership / Science / Technology

Carrie Kerpen


CEO & Co-Founder Likeable Media, Host of "All the Social Ladies", Author
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Carrie Kerpen an author, columnist, host of the popular podcast “All the Social Ladies”, and the co-founder and CEO of Likeable Media, a digital agency that was named Crain’s sixth Best Place to Work in NYC.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Business / Social Media / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Motivational / Social Change & Issues

Guy Kawasaki


Chief Evangelist of Canva, Former Chief Evangelist of Apple, Bestselling Author
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Guy Kawasaki is a bestselling author, former chief evangelist of Apple, and a former trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. Today, he is the chief evangelist of Canva (an online graphic design tool), brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, and is also an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley).

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Social Media / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Innovation / Leadership / Marketing / Technology

David Meerman Scott


Business Growth Strategist, Entrepreneur, VC Strategic Partner, Bestselling Author
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David Meerman Scott helps companies and organizations generate attention and grow business in a real-time world. He spotted the online content revolution in its infancy and wrote five books about it including The New Rules of Marketing & PR, the definitive book on the topic, translated into 29 languages. David’s ideas have captured the attention of respected firms and organizations all over the world – having spoken in over 40 countries and on all seven continents.

Traveling From: Massachusetts, USA

Tags: Branding & Advertising / Social Media / Digital Marketing / Sales / Future Trends / Marketing

Kwame Anku


Visionary Entrepreneur, CEO of Black Star Fund
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Kwame Anku is the CEO and Chairman of the Black Star Fund, an early-stage innovation fund. Kwame has worked extensively in business development and media marketing for over two decades, entering into the tech industry after being personally recruited by the late legendary rock star Prince to develop his mobile app, overseeing business and development teams on Africa, Asia, and the US.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Overcoming Adversity / Diversity & Inclusion / Investing & Venture Capital / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Faith & Spirituality / Leadership / Motivational / Social Change & Issues / Technology

Greg Schwem


Corporate Entertainer, Author, Columnist
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Greg Schwem is more than just a business humor keynote speaker and sought after corporate emcee, Greg is also an author, nationally syndicated humor columnist for the Chicago Tribune, award-winning greeting card writer and creator of funnydadinc, voted one of the top Dad humor sites of 2016.

Traveling From: Illinois, USA

Tags: Business / Emcees & Moderators / Sales / Team Building / Marketing / Motivational

Josh Linkner


Hyper-Growth CEO, NY Times Bestselling Author, Venture Capitalist
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Josh Linkner, who started his career as a jazz guitarist, has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He is also a deeply experienced business leader, venture capitalist, top-rated keynote speaker, and author of four books which include the New York Times bestsellers: Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention.

Traveling From: Michigan, USA

Tags: Business / Internet of Things (IoT) / Entrepreneurship / Innovation / Leadership / Technology

Troy Hazard


Franchise Expert, TV Host, Global Business Leader
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The entrepreneurial genius, Troy Hazard, has founded and nurtured twelve businesses over two decades, has turned around businesses that were making enormous losses, and has consulted to countless successful companies including Goodyear, Baskin Robbins, Subway, Fisher & Paykel and many more.

Traveling From: Florida, USA

Tags: Business / Global Economy / Change Management / Communication / Management / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Sales / Team Building / Leadership / Motivational

Mark DeVolder


Award Winning Consultant and Change Specialist
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Three-time Top 25 Speaker Award recipient, change-consultant for the NASA Space Shuttle Program and transition-advisor for $50 billion mergers and acquisitions, Mark DeVolder distinguishes himself as a change management specialist and is one of today’s original thinkers on transitions.

Traveling From: British Columbia, Canada

Tags: Business / Change Management / Team Building / Generations & Demographics / International / Leadership

Shawn DuBravac


Acclaimed Global Futurist, Trendcaster, NY Times Bestselling Author
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Acclaimed global futurist, trendcaster, and best-selling author Dr. Shawn DuBravac sits at the nexus between innovation and disruption. DuBravac delivers pragmatic and provocative insights into the trends, technologies, and paradigms transforming business and society along with actionable strategies organizations in every industry can apply.

Traveling From: Washington, D.C., USA

Tags: Business / Future of Work / FinTech / Artificial Intelligence / Healthcare / Economics & Finance / Internet of Things (IoT) / Blockchain / Emcees & Moderators / Virtual & Augmented Reality / Future Trends / Innovation / Technology

Kimberly Seals Allers


Advocate, Award-Winning Journalist, Author
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Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, author of five books, international speaker, strategist, and advocate for maternal and infant health. A former senior editor at Essence and writer at Fortune magazine, Kimberly is a leading commentator on birth, breastfeeding and motherhood and the intersection of race, policy, and culture.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Activism / Communication / Healthcare / Health & Wellness / Journalist / Social Change & Issues

Dave Knox


Brand Marketer, Venture Investor, Startup Advisor
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As a brand marketer, venture investor, and startup advisor, Dave Knox bridges the worlds of the Fortune 500 and entrepreneurship and is widely recognized as an industry thought leader.

Traveling From: Cincinnati, OH

Tags: Business / Branding & Advertising / Digital Marketing / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Innovation / Marketing

Carmen Gentile


Veteran Journalist, Conflict Reporter, Author
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Carmen Gentile is a veteran journalist who has covered the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and numerous bouts of unrest throughout the world. He was seriously injured while reporting in Afghanistan, an experience he chronicles in his book “Blindsided by the Taliban.”

Traveling From: Pittsburgh, USA or Croatia

Tags: Overcoming Adversity / College & University / International / Journalist / Motivational

Sarita Maybin


Communications Expert and Author
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Sarita Maybin is an international communication expert, keynote, and motivational speaker whose audiences have fun learning how to stay positive, constructively confront tough communication situations, and work together better.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Change Management / Communication / Productivity / Team Building

Victoria Labalme


Internationally Acclaimed Inspirational Performing Artist
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With over 20 years in the Performing Arts – from Broadway to comedy clubs to high-profile television to commercials including a Super Bowl spot – Victoria Labalme helps people perform at their highest levels by awakening their hidden genius.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Overcoming Adversity / Communication / Sales / Innovation / Leadership / Motivational

Brad Montgomery


Motivational Speaker, Certified Speaking Professional
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Brad Montgomery teaches people how to use happiness to boost productivity, creativity, innovation, and profits. He specializes in using humor, interactivity, music, and visuals to ignite audiences so that they can use happiness as a tool to improve their lives and their jobs.

Traveling From: Colorado, USA

Tags: Business / Change Management / Communication / Emcees & Moderators / Team Building / Motivational

Yelitsa Jean-Charles


Founder of Healthy Roots Dolls
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Yelitsa Jean-Charles founded Healthy Roots in 2015 after recognizing a need for more diverse toys and representation in children’s publishing. She has been recognized as Essence’s 50 Founders to watch and frequently speaks about entrepreneurship, social justice, and cultural competency.

Traveling From: Detroit, MI, USA

Tags: Activism / Diversity & Inclusion / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Social Change & Issues / The Arts & Design

Scott Zimmer


Generational Expert, Gen X Speaker
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Scott Zimmer has developed a uniquely personable style and uses insight, humor, and data to foster an environment where every generation feels valued and understood.

Traveling From: Minnesota, USA

Tags: Business / Communication / Team Building / Generations & Demographics

Chris Baréz-Brown


Master of Transformation, Author
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Chris is a master of transformation. His unique energetic approach challenges businesses to embed a dynamic creative culture within their company ethos. Brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Unilever, Sony, and WPP come back time and again as his results produce tangible returns on investment.

Traveling From: England, United Kingdom

Tags: Business / Activism / Work Life Balance / Emcees & Moderators / Innovation / International / Leadership / Motivational / Social Change & Issues

Arlan Hamilton


Founder Backstage Capital, Studio & Accelerator / Venture Catalyst
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Arlan Hamilton is a remarkable entrepreneur who built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a VC firm dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Activism / Overcoming Adversity / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Investing & Venture Capital / Management / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Team Building / Leadership / Motivational / Social Change & Issues / Technology

Eric Byres


Leading Expert in SCADA, ICS, and IIoT Security
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Eric Byres is an awarding winning expert in the field of SCADA/ICS and IIoT security. Experienced in controls engineering, security research and corporate management, he offers a unique blend of deep technical knowledge and practical business experience.

Traveling From: British Columbia, Canada

Tags: Cybersecurity / Internet of Things (IoT) / International / Technology

Bob Woodward


Legendary Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Journalist
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No one else in political investigative journalism has the clout, respect, and reputation of Bob Woodward. He has a way of getting insiders to open up in ways that reveal an intimate yet sweeping portrayal of Washington and the political infighting, how we fight wars, the price of politics, how presidents lead, the homeland security efforts, and so much more.

Traveling From: Washington D.C., USA

Tags: Global Economy / Journalist / Politics & Policy

John Sitilides


Global Affairs & American Politics Expert
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John Sitilides, a Washington D.C. government affairs specialist and diplomacy consultant to the U.S. Department of State, shares his insights into the U.S. and global risk trends, international security flashpoints and geopolitical strategies. He explores the complex geopolitical decisions that impact markets in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, helping clients better understand and mitigate risk.

Traveling From: Washington DC, USA

Tags: Global Economy / Environment & Sustainability / Economics & Finance / Emcees & Moderators / Politics & Policy

Matt Mayberry


Performance Expert, Former NFL Linebacker
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Matt Mayberry, a former NFL linebacker for the Chicago Bears, is currently one of the most-read columnists for Entrepreneur Magazine, as well as an acclaimed keynote speaker, author, and peak-performance strategist. Using a real-world approach, He specializes in maximizing the performance of organizations, teams, and individuals all over the world.

Traveling From: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Tags: Business / Change Management / Overcoming Adversity / Management / Sales / Team Building / Leadership / Motivational

Vish Chatterji


Executive Coach, Business Advisor, Transformational Life Coaching
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Vish Chatterji is an accomplished business leader turned executive coach with a twenty-year business track record spanning multiple industries. In parallel, he has studied and practiced yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda (mind-body medicine). Vish coaches business leaders enabling more of their greatness to show up at work.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Change Management / Mental Health / Branding & Advertising / Future of Work / Communication / Management / Emcees & Moderators / Faith & Spirituality / Health & Wellness / Innovation / Leadership / Motivational

Keith Herman


Business & Technology Expert, Advisor, Global Speaker
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Founder of IPA Equities and a world-renowned expert in business growth, disruptive technology, and innovation, Keith Herman implements story-based leadership to share his experiences on success through communication, attitude, team building, and empowerment.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Future of Work / FinTech / Artificial Intelligence / Healthcare / Investing & Venture Capital / Blockchain / Entrepreneurship / Future Trends / Startup / Innovation / Leadership / Motivational / Technology

Ayinde Alakoye


CEO of nēdl, Serial Entrepreneur
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Ayinde Alakoye is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of nēdl, his third live broadcast radio streaming venture. Ayinde was also the creator of the original iheartradio app served as a Speechwriter, Staffer, and Senior Message Advisor for Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, during both elections.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Work Life Balance / College & University / Artificial Intelligence / Digital Marketing / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Innovation / Marketing / Technology

Katty Kay


Lead Anchor, BBC World News America, Bestselling Author
Katty Kay Keynote Speaker Lead Anchor BBC World News America Bestselling Author

Washington, D.C.-based British news anchor Katty Kay brings a fresh perspective to the reporting of American politics and global affairs. Katty’s insights reflect a global mindset that is a natural offshoot of having grown up in the Middle East and worked as a journalist in Europe, Africa, and Asia before coming to Washington in 1996.

Traveling From: Washington D.C., USA

Tags: Economics & Finance / Emcees & Moderators / Journalist / Leadership / Motivational / Politics & Policy

Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis


Managing DIrector of Backstage Accelerator, Co-founder of Bosa
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Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis is the Managing Director for Backstage Los Angeles for the recently announced Backstage Accelerator. She is passionate about empowering others, creating genuine connections, and striving towards financial independence through entrepreneurship. She co-founded bosa, a wellness and productivity app that enables consultants to provide the highest level of service to their clients.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Work Life Balance / College & University / Investing & Venture Capital / Productivity / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Health & Wellness / Motivational

Dave Kerpen


NY Times Bestselling Author, CEO of Likeable Local
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Dave is a serial entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, and global keynote speaker. He is the Founder and CEO of Likeable Local, a social media software company serving thousands of small businesses, as well as the chairman and co-founder of Likeable Media, an award-winning social media and word-of-mouth marketing agency for big brands.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Business / Communication / Social Media / Entrepreneurship / Marketing

David Goldsmith


Educator, Author, Leadership Expert
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David is the author of Paid to THINK: A Leader’s Toolkit for Redefining Your Future, a work for which he has earned comparisons to Peter Drucker, the father of modern-day management. Considered by some to be the “Thought Leaders’ Thought Leader”, he is known for replacing common leadership thinking with bold, proven, and sometimes counter-intuitive approaches to address leadership challenges and opportunities.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Business / Big Data / Artificial Intelligence / Internet of Things (IoT) / Management / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Future Trends / Innovation / Leadership / Technology

Roderick Jefferson


Award Winning Global Sales Enablement Thought Leader
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For over twenty years, Roderick, has built award-winning sales enablement organizations within some of the world’s most successful Fortune 1,000 companies. Roderick has won numerous awards including being selected as the 2015 Sales On-boarding Program of the Year by SiriusDecisions.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Diversity & Inclusion / Productivity / Emcees & Moderators / Sales / Leadership / Motivational

Denise Lee Yohn


Go-to Expert on Brand Leadership, Bestselling Author
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Denise Lee Yohn is the go-to expert on brand leadership for national media outlets, an in-demand speaker and consultant, and an influential writer, authoring the bestselling book What Great Brands Do: The Seven Brand-Building Principles that Separate the Best from the Rest.

Traveling From: California, USA

Tags: Business / Branding & Advertising / Employee Experience & Human Resources / Sales / Team Building / Innovation / Leadership / Marketing

Sandra Garcia Lowery


Marketing and Brand Elevation Specialist, Corporate Coach, Afro-Latina Content Creator
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Sandra Garcia Lowery is a Sales and Marketing professional with over 11 years of industry experience, during 4 of which she managed her own event planning agency simultaneously. Today, she manages her own Marketing Agency, EMPR, where she develops and executes strategies and partnerships to help elevate the presence of small to mid-size businesses and non-profits.

Traveling From: New York, USA

Tags: Business / Branding & Advertising / Social Media / Diversity & Inclusion / Digital Marketing / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Marketing

Maral Kalajian


CMO of Watty, Self-Made Marketer, Influencer
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Maral, also known as, ‘Maral from Twitter’, ‘Powerhouse’, ‘energy pack’ or ‘Curly’ is one of the most familiar faces in the Nordic tech scene. Maral is the CMO at Watty, one of the hottest startups in Europe. She is also the co-founder of Peppy Pals, an active ambassador for diversity in tech. Former StartupGrind chapter director and SUP46 Femtech co-organizer.

Traveling From: Stockholm, Sweden

Tags: Branding & Advertising / Communication / Social Media / Diversity & Inclusion / Digital Marketing / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Startup / International / Marketing / Technology