Brian Solis is a world-renowned digital anthropologist and futurist who serves as Global Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce. Brian is also an 8x best-selling author and international keynote speaker. Forbes has called him “one of the more creative and brilliant business minds of our time” and ZDNet has referred to Brian as “one of the 21st century business world’s leading thinkers.”
Over the past 20 years, Brian has studied Digital Darwinism to understand the impact of disruption on businesses, markets and society. In his work, he humanizes emerging and disruptive trends to help leaders see new and more meaningful possibilities for digital transformation and innovation.
Brian’s research explores innovation, digital transformation, experience design, CX, AI, and the cognitive enterprise, and human behavior.
His insights on the state and future of digital trends have made him a go to resource among media and market experts. He has published over 60 research papers and also actively shares his work in industry-leading publications including Forbes, ZDNet, CIO, eWeek, Fast Company, Adweek, Singularity University, among others.
John is a thought leader, practitioner and activist, who has played a leading role in the field of innovation for three decades. He blends the knowledge and experience of an artist, an entrepreneur, an academic, an author and a CEO.
The Economist tagged John Kao with the nicknames “Mr. Creativity” and “A Serial Innovator.” CNN’s Fareed Zakeria called him the “innovation maven” and digital pioneer Yossi Vardi observed that John was “leading innovation when most of us were learning how to spell it.”
John was a professor at Harvard Business School where he developed acclaimed courses for MBA students and executives on entrepreneurship and innovation. He also taught innovation at the MIT Media Lab and Stanford. John has advised many leaders of companies, startups and nations who are challenged to develop meaningful innovation strategies.
His love of jazz is expressed in his bestseller “Jamming – the Art and Discipline of Business Creativity.” Yamaha Music Corporation named him their first “innovation artist.” In addition, he is a Tony-nominated producer of film and stage, and also apprenticed to rock legend Frank Zappa.