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Keynote Presenters – General Sessions

Four keynote presenters will focus on business issues that are impacting your organization. Check back here for updates.

Monday, April 30
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Opening General Session
Tuesday, May 1
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. General Session
Wednesday, May 2
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. General Session
12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Closing General Session

Monday, April 30

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Opening General Session

Neil Jacobstein, Chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track, Singularity University

Neil Jacobstein is the chairman of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University, whose mission is “to educate, inspire and empower a new generation of leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges.” He also served as SU president from 2010–2011. He is a distinguished visiting scholar in the Stanford University Media X Program, where his research focuses on augmented decision systems.

Jacobstein delivers a thoughtful, easy to understand, and up-to-date view of the future of technology. He addresses how it will impact a variety of tasks and industries. He explores technology innovation, disruption, and the real-world applications of AI and Robotics. Energetic on stage, he provides powerful visuals and jaw-dropping insights, addresses business, technical, and ethical issues, customizes his talks to his audiences’ industries, and enjoys interactive Q&A.

Wednesday, May 2

12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Closing General Session

Scott Stratten, President, UnMarketing

Scott Stratten is the President of UnMarketing. He is one of the leading speakers in the world when it comes to helping audiences embrace the age of disruption.

Formerly a music industry marketer, national sales training manager and a Professor at the Sheridan College School of Business, he ran one of the most successful viral video agencies in the world for nearly a decade before solely focusing on speaking at events for companies like PepsiCo, Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, Hard Rock Cafe, Cirque du Soleil, Saks Fifth Avenue, Deloitte and Fidelity Investments when they need help navigating their way through the landscape of business disruption.

He has written four best-selling business books, the newest being “UnSelling: The New Customer Experience” which was named “Sales Book of the Year” by 1-800 CEOREAD.

The second edition of UnMarketing was released in the fall of 2016 with the new title “UnMarketing: Everything Has Changed & Nothing Is Different.”

His passion comes out most when speaking on stage, preaching engagement and becoming one of the most sought-out speakers on the subject of the ever-changing world of sales and marketing and how they merge in the online and offline world.

His clients viral marketing videos have been viewed over 60 million times and he recently appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, USA Today, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNN.com, Inc.com and Fast Company and was named one of America’s 10 Marketing Gurus by Business Review USA.