February 1-4, 2017 | San Diego

2017 Speaker Lineup

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Lisa Bodell
CEO, futurethink

As a globally recognized futurist and expert on innovation, Lisa Bodell ignites new thinking at every event with high
energy, humor, and audience engagement.

Bodell is an award-winning author and CEO of futurethink, an innovation-training firm that helps businesses embrace change and become world-class innovators. As a globally recognized futurist and expert on the topic of driving change, her mission is to provoke fresh thinking around what’s possible, and help people better solve problems with intentionally simple, easy-to-use tools. She has helped thousands of senior leaders ignite innovation at the New York Stock Exchange, Pfizer, Google, Lockheed Martin, and many others.

Bodell is an inspired speaker who has brought her message to over 30 countries and nearly 100,000 people each year, and she was recently awarded the Top 5 Speaker Award by Speaking.com. She is also the author of the best-selling book Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution,which won the 2014 Axiom Best Business Book Award and was voted Best Business Book by USA Book News and Booz & Co. In her latest book, Why Simple Wins: Escape the Complexity Trap and Get to Work That Matters (October 2016), Bodell helps leaders and their teams move beyond the feelings of frustration and futility that come with so much unproductive work in today’s corporate world to create a corporate culture where valuable, essential, meaningful work is the norm. A respected thought-leader on innovation, Bodell has appeared on NPR, FOX News, and in publications such as Fast Company, The New York Times and WIRED. She is a monthly columnist for strategy+business, and frequent contributor to Forbes and Harvard Business

Bodell serves as a member of the Global Agenda Council for the World Economic Forum; an adviser on the boards of the Association of Professional Futurists; and Novartis’ Diversity and Inclusion Board in Basel, Switzerland. Among her many academic activities, Bodell has taught innovation and creativity at both American and Fordham Universities.