Keynotes: Andrew Davis and Jeremiah Owyang

Andrew Davis returns to the 2022 Summit as our opening keynote!  Andrew has the unique ability  to convey exuberance, expertise, and empathy with any audience. Anytime he’s on the program we hit a “home run” with our attendees!  And he is the most-requested speaker for us to invite back to present at our conference!



Keynote Embrace the Constraints:
Why Adding Constraints Sparks Creativity- Inspires Action and Builds Better Marketing

Sure. Covid-19 created some constraints. We were constrained to our desks, our homes, our families, and Zoom calls. We found ourselves constrained to virtual design meetings and walk-throughs, virtual design sessions and sales calls, virtual networking, and virtual happy hours.

For some, these constraints severely affected our businesses.

For others, the constraints became fuel for growth. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that constraints breed creativity.

In this exhilarating and inspiring 60-minute keynote session, Andrew Davis will break down how any leader can use constraints to drive better outcomes – pandemic or not!

You’ll learn the three things successful leaders do to spark innovation and action. Andrew will reveal how small bets with massive constraints result in outsized results. He’ll even show you how one business beat the pandemic by snooping through old SEC filings and what you can learn from their success.

More importantly, you’ll walk away ready to apply intelligent constraints to your business: limitations that turn business as usual into the highest risk option.

Are you ready to embrace the constraints?

About Andrew Davis

He is a bestselling author and internationally acclaimed keynote speaker. Before building and selling a thriving digital marketing agency, Andrew produced for NBC’s Today Show, worked for The Muppets in New York and wrote for Charles Kuralt. He’s appeared in the New York Times, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and on NBC and the BBC. Davis has crafted documentary films and award-winning content for tiny start-ups and Fortune 500 brands.

Recognized as one of the industry’s “Jaw-Dropping Marketing Speakers,” Andrew is a mainstay on global marketing influencer lists. Wherever he goes, Andrew Davis puts his infectious enthusiasm and magnetic speaking style to good use teaching business leaders how to grow their businesses, transform their cities, and leave their legacy.

Some of Andrew’s accolades include:

  • One of the Top 25 Jaw-dropping Marketing Speakers You Must See -(Along with Gary Vaynerchuck, Seth Godin & Rohit Bhargava)
  • Top 20 on Meetings & Conventions Magazine’s List of Favorite Speakers-
    (Right after President Bill Clinton and Anderson Cooper.)

Jeremiah Owyang, Disruptive Tech & Corporate Innovation Expert, Founder, Kaliedo Insights & Catalyst Companies, will be keynoting on Friday morning.






Keynote: Did You Hear? Social Audio is the Goldilocks Medium

In the midst of quarantine, the top tech trend is social audio. Maybe you’ve heard of elite Clubhouse, filled with CEOs, celebrities, and the tech elite. Or perhaps you’ve tried Twitter Spaces or have read about Facebook’s upcoming product. In all these scenarios, communication is radically changing, as people shift to real-time discussions.

Why Social Audio is referred to as the “Goldilocks Medium”. Video is too much, text is not enough, but real time voice is just right, real time examples, as needed.

Why Twitter, Facebook and Clubhouse are leaning into real time voice conversations over text and images.

Case examples: How large companies are changing their communication strategies to appeal to this changing need.

Futurist’s predictions: What the 6 new product categories will be, as they emerge from this new category, A forecast of what’s to come, even as we move out of quarantine.

How your company can get involved and lead: Business opportunities for market research, marketing, sales, communications, executive leadership, customer care, and product innovation

About Jeremiah Owyang

Jeremiah is a founding partner at Kaleido Insights; a research and advisory firm based in San Francisco. Their mission is to enable organizations to act on technological disruption based on original research resulting in pragmatic recommendations. Jeremiah is also the founder at Catalyst Companies, which focuses on advising and supporting corporate innovation leaders.

Jeremiah is well recognized by both the tech industry and the media for his grounded approach to deriving insights through rigorous research. From corporate innovation, autonomous technology or modern wellbeing, he views every aspect of emerging technologies through the lens of growth, opportunity and constantly shifting consumer behaviors and expectations. Forever at the forefront, he identifies trends and advises major companies to adapt their business models to better connect with customers. His clients include Adobe, Cisco, Wells Fargo, Nestle, Esurance, Johnson & Johnson, Visa, and Colgate among others.

Owyang is recognized as the definitive authority on corporate innovation programs, ready to translate the next wave of powerful technologies and transform the way you do business.

A popular speaker and presenter at conferences and events around the world, from global conferences, corporate kickoffs, or on a TED stage, Jeremiah is ready to translate the next wave of powerful technologies and transform the way you do business.