The Economist tagged John Kao with the nicknames “Mr. Creativity” and “A Serial Innovator.” He is a thought leader, practitioner and activist, who has played a leading role in the fields of innovation and business creativity for over 30 years. His knowledge is eclectic and blends the perspectives of former Harvard Business School professor, serial entrepreneur, musician, master facilitator, former CEO, Harvard-trained psychiatrist, best-selling author and Tony-nominated producer of film and stage. Yamaha Music Corporation named him their first “innovation artist.” He is a trusted advisor to leaders of companies, startups and nations that are on the hot seat to deliver meaningful innovation strategies and action agendas.
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.