Kevin tailors each presentation to the needs of his audience and is not limited to the topics we have listed below. These are subjects that have proven valuable to customers in the past and are meant only to suggest his range and interests. Please ask us about any subject that interests you; we are sure that we can accommodate you.
Digital Transformation: How To Thrive and Survive in the New Digital Economy
Digitization — the use of internet-based electronic information in all markets and economies — has become a profoundly disruptive force for every business, government, and economy. Every company is now a “dot-com,” every tool is now an app, all commerce is now e-commerce. As the man who conceived of the “Internet of Things,” a former executive director at MIT, a leader of four successful tech startups, and a award-winning author, Kevin is uniquely placed to understand both the big picture of digital transformation, and the executional details needed to succeed in this new world. In this compelling, case study-led talk, he asks and answers the following questions: How do businesses adapt to this change, even if they have not traditionally thought of themselves as “digital"? What are the risks, the opportunities, the threats of digitization? How can business leaders create an insightful digital vision for their company, and having developed it, how can they execute it successfully without losing sight of their customers and core values, and while keeping their employees, investors, and other stakeholders supportive? It’s an inspiring, and deeply practical, keynote that can be customized for any industry sector, and that can also be followed by a separate, more interactive workshop where Kevin leads executives through the steps needed to envision their own success in the digital future.
The Future of the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things is the new era of computing, already worth tens billions of dollars, soon to be worth trillions of dollars. It is a topic of fascination, controversy, and sometimes controversy worldwide. As the person who coined the term, and one of the founders of the field, Kevin is widely regarded as the world’s leading authority on the subject. In this talk he explains exactly what the Internet of Things is and why it is so important, discusses case studies of current successes from around the world, and describes what to expect in the immediate future. It’s an insightful, inspiring story grounded in the realities of modern business and technology that leaves audiences feeling informed and motivated about to use or develop Internet of Things technologies.
How To Fly A Horse: The Secrets of Creating, Inventing, and Discovering
Kevin’s book “How to Fly a Horse” has been described as “the most creative book about creativity” and "a book that will leave a positive, lasting impact on the life of a lone creative striver, on the thinking of the most traditional business practitioner, and on everyone in-between.” This is the talk based on the book. Kevin uses thoroughly researched, and often previous untold, true stories of creations and creators to show how creative behavior in science, technology, arts, engineering, and business all follow similar — and unexpected — patterns, before drawing practical conclusions that are valuable to individuals and organizations alike. It’s a validating talk that helps audiences better understand their own experiences of creating, and leaves them feeling empowered and inspired to go and make new things.
The Beautiful Future: What to Expect in the 21st Century
Kevin’s forthcoming book, “The Beautiful Future,” makes nine concrete predictions about amazing, positive things that will happen between now and 2099. At at time of growing pessimism about progress in almost all areas of life, he shows why hope and optimism are not only justified — they are rational, high probability responses. He describes some of the technologies being invented now, shows where they will lead us and how they will change society for the better, and uses examples and case studies from human history to demonstrate why the predictions are plausible, and perhaps even inevitable. This is an invigorating talk that leaves audience feeling positive, hopeful, and energized to be playing a part in what will likely be one of the most transformational, exciting eras of human history.
Custom Talks Focused On Technology and Innovation In Specific Industries and / or Nations
Kevin’s broad experience in technology and business around the world, coupled with the deep research skills he demonstrates as an author and journalist, means he can create compelling, insightful custom talks tailored for almost any industry and / or nation. If you really need a powerful, marquee-name keynote speaker to deliver a talk focused on your industry, region, or theme, he excels at creating a powerful, one-of-a-kind presentations to give your audience a fresh, outside, expert perspective on their business or local area.