Greg Satell delivers energizing and actionable keynotes to audiences worldwide by bringing real world stories to life. While many can talk about innovation and transformation, Greg lives it. As a former media CEO and now a bestselling author, he brings a practical approach to creating the future and customizes each talk to impact each particular audience. Greg also thrives on interaction and goes the extra mile to engage the audience in both live and virtual settings.



Keynote: The Physics Of Change

Do you have an idea for change? Maybe it’s something in your organization, your industry, your community or throughout society as a whole? Do you have an idea that can impact your world in a positive way? Is there something you passionately wish were different, but it feels like the deck is stacked against you? 

Unfortunately, research shows that the vast majority of change efforts—many of which are billion dollar initiatives—fail. It doesn’t have to be this way. You may not know it, but you have the power to make radical, transformational change happen. You can overcome resistance, empower allies and prove the skeptics wrong!

Based on the award-winning book, Cascades, international keynote speaker and bestselling author Greg Satell will explain, through rich and vivid stories, the fundamental principles that govern change and how they can be learned and applied by anyone in any context.

Format: ​40 Minute Keynote




Virtual session: How To Overcome Resistance To Change

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people?

What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

Based on the award winning book, Cascades, international keynote speaker and bestselling author Greg Satell will point the way to creating transformative change through the lessons of successful social movements. Through rich and vivid examples, he will explain how you make innovative idea spread. From defining a “keystone change”  to “surviving victory,” you will be shown how others have done it and you can do it too.

Virtual Session: Digital Transformation Is Human Transformation

Today, technology has become central to how every business competes. Futuristic advancements like artificial intelligence, big data and cloud computing are no longer pie-in-the-sky propositions, but mission critical initiatives that leaders are racing to implement within their organizations.

Unfortunately, most of these initiatives fail. In fact, McKinsey found that fewer than a third of organizational transformations succeed. That’s incredibly sobering and it doesn’t have to be that way.

Based on the new book, Cascades, business leaders will learn how to transform their digital transformation efforts into a movement that can drive their enterprise forward!

Keynote: Competing In A New Era Of Innovation

For the past few decades we have been in a transformational phase widely known as the “digital revolution” that has rewarded fast and agile organizations. They bring new applications to market and iterate and adapt on the fly, often disrupting markets by outmaneuvering larger, more established firms.

Yet we are now entering a new era of innovation in which the digital era makes way for new computing architectures, such as quantum and neuromorphic computing. Nascent technologies in areas like genomics, materials science and robotics will shift the focus from “moving fast and breaking things” to widening and deepening connections to customers, partners, vendors and open resources. In fact, this shift has already begun and the ability to collaborate is increasingly becoming a key competitive advantage.

In this program, one of today’s foremost innovation experts, Greg Satell, explains how to navigate this new era we are about to embark on with compelling stories and detailed accounts from the front lines. If you expect to still be in business ten years from now, this is one keynote you won’t want to miss!

Keynote: What Great Innovators Do Differently

Take a look at any successful enterprise and you’ll find innovation at its core. That was just as true a hundred years ago when Henry Ford perfected the assembly line as it is today, when agile startups bring cutting edge technology to market. Innovation, properly understood, is how people come up with novel solutions to important problems.

The tricky part is that every organization faces different types of challenges. Some, focus on improving old technologies, while others, strive to make fundamental new discoveries. That’s why there is no “one true path” to innovation. There are, in fact, as many ways to innovate as there are types of problems to solve. However, there are universal traits across every organization — from corporate giants to startups to world class labs, Greg Satell explains the what great innovators have in common.

Based on research that led to the award winning bestseller, Mapping Innovation, this program takes you inside a wide variety of organizations to show you how you can inspire innovation throughout your enterprise.

Keynote: How America Became Exceptional

Since World War II, the US has enjoyed unrivaled leadership in just about every advanced field in science and technology. From life saving cures and computer technology to completely new fields like genomics, nanotechnology and robotics, America stands alone. Other nations may rival us in one field or another, but nobody can match our breadth and depth.

While today we often take American technological leadership for granted, a century ago the United States was mostly considered a backwater, with promising young scientists routinely going to Europe for training. Yet it was America’s openness – to new people and new ideas – that made the difference and these attributes will be even more important as we vie for leadership in 21st century technologies like genomics, nanotechnology and robotics.

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