Studying the impact of innovation on business and society

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"One of the more creative and brilliant business minds of our time." - Forbes
“One of the greatest digital analysts of our time.” - Antonio Lucio, Facebook CMO (Formerly VISA)
"Top futurist speaker." - ReadWrite
“One of the 21st century business world’s leading thinkers” – ZDNet

Brian Solis is world-renowned digital analyst, anthropologist and futurist. He is also an award-winning author and global keynote speaker. Brian’s research, advisory and presentations humanize the relationship between disruptive innovation and its impact on institutions, markets and societies. He not only helps audiences understand what’s happening and why, he visualizes future trends and inspires people to take leading roles in defining the future they want to see.

Brian has advised leading brands, celebrities, and startups and his ideas and work are consistently featured in the press. He’s a regular contributor to leading business and industry publications including Forbes, Harvard Business Review, CMO.com, TheNextWeb, Adweek, among others. Brian is also an official LinkedIn Influencer. His work is followed by over 700,000 people across social media.

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Leading Analyst and
Strategic Advisor

Always plugged into the future of innovation and market evolution, Brian advises executives, technology vendors, start ups and boards of directors. He also develops internal/external research, roadmapping and analysis programs, hosts custom workshops and speaks at executive, partner and employee events.

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International
Keynote Speaker

A sought-after international speaker, Solis shares his vision to inspire next-level leadership and business innovation around the world. His talks include digital transformation, innovation and disruption, modern consumerism, culture and employee experience and digital societies.

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Influencer/
Content Strategy

Brian partners with brands and technology vendors on custom content and influencer strategies. His award-winning services include co-branded research and thought leadership reports, original content and media, webinars/webcasts, amplification programs for trends, products and events, and much more.

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Award Winning
Author

An 8x best-selling author, Brian’s books include, Lifescale: How to Live a More Creative, Productive and Happy Life, X: The Experience When Business Meets Design, What’s the Future of Business (WTF), and The End of Business as Usual (a top 10 Business Book by Publisher’s Weekly)

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Testimonials

Monty Hamilton

"Brian is at the forefront of the digital economy - we have worked together for over 5 years and he is the first person I turned to when I founded the Australian Digital Summit in 2012. Much more than a fly-in keynote, Brian has helped us bring some brilliant thought leaders to Australia and created incredible value for our events and inspiration for Telstra's Digital transformation."

- Monty Hamilton, Digital Operations Director at Telstra

2016-03-24T13:20:20-07:00

- Monty Hamilton, Digital Operations Director at Telstra

"Brian is at the forefront of the digital economy - we have worked together for over 5 years and he is the first person I turned to when I founded the Australian Digital Summit in 2012. Much more than a fly-in keynote, Brian has helped us bring some brilliant thought leaders to Australia and created incredible value for our events and inspiration for Telstra's Digital transformation."

Scott Jens

"Our annual company meeting leveraged the enthusiastic presentation by Mr. Solis to challenge each attendee to commit to our path to disrupting our industry with our visionary ideas. His content was A-grade, and his presentation style was A+! What an inspiring presentation! Brian’s content was incredibly stimulating."

- Scott Jens, OD, FAAO, CEO, Rev360

2016-03-24T13:19:47-07:00

- Scott Jens, OD, FAAO, CEO, Rev360

"Our annual company meeting leveraged the enthusiastic presentation by Mr. Solis to challenge each attendee to commit to our path to disrupting our industry with our visionary ideas. His content was A-grade, and his presentation style was A+! What an inspiring presentation! Brian’s content was incredibly stimulating."

Brian delivered a compelling keynote

“Brian delivered a compelling keynote at our customer summit. I was inspired by his passion for how customer-centric companies can build customer journeys with meaningful and shareable experiences in every micro moment.”

– Nick Stein, SVP Marketing, Vision Critical

2016-04-20T11:16:04-07:00

– Nick Stein, SVP Marketing, Vision Critical

“Brian delivered a compelling keynote at our customer summit. I was inspired by his passion for how customer-centric companies can build customer journeys with meaningful and shareable experiences in every micro moment.”

Acosta Retail Leadership Symposium was absolutely thought provoking!

Brian’s presentation at the Acosta Retail Leadership Symposium was absolutely thought provoking! Great insight into ways brands and retailers can increase Millennial connectivity, as well as helping manufacturers understand how to better relate to the evolving consumer.

Chad Grenier, EVP Retail Marketing Services, Hunter Straker

2016-11-16T13:25:11-07:00

Chad Grenier, EVP Retail Marketing Services, Hunter Straker

Brian’s presentation at the Acosta Retail Leadership Symposium was absolutely thought provoking! Great insight into ways brands and retailers can increase Millennial connectivity, as well as helping manufacturers understand how to better relate to the evolving consumer.

"Brian is so easy to work with. When he speaks, he is approachable, while being so smart and accomplished, We haven't seen this in years past with speakers."

Laura Stack, Corporate Event Manager, Dynatrace

2017-02-11T15:49:27-07:00

Laura Stack, Corporate Event Manager, Dynatrace

"Brian is so easy to work with. When he speaks, he is approachable, while being so smart and accomplished, We haven't seen this in years past with speakers."

Blossom Johnston

"Brian Solis took Idaho by storm with a message of ‘disrupt or be disrupted'. There are new rules to getting your message out—rules that engage young and older (connected) people differently. Brian lent his vast expertise to Idaho’s key creatives and helped them understand how to use the power of social media more effectively to mobilize grassroots efforts.”

Blossom Johnston, program officer, J.A. And Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation

2017-02-11T15:50:49-07:00

Blossom Johnston, program officer, J.A. And Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation

"Brian Solis took Idaho by storm with a message of ‘disrupt or be disrupted'. There are new rules to getting your message out—rules that engage young and older (connected) people differently. Brian lent his vast expertise to Idaho’s key creatives and helped them understand how to use the power of social media more effectively to mobilize grassroots efforts.”

Antonio Lucio

Brian Solis is one of the greatest media analysts of our time.

Antonio Lucio, Facebook CMO (Formerly VISA)

2017-03-02T17:35:23-07:00

Antonio Lucio, Facebook CMO (Formerly VISA)

Brian Solis is one of the greatest media analysts of our time.

Tracey Mitchell

His talk on Defining Digital Transformation was spot on, and the audience was completely engaged.  He was able to humanize the topic that made it relatable and relevant to our industry.  Brian created a lot of buzz after the presentation and we received excellent feedback from our attendees, both internal and external.

Tracey Mitchell, VP Marketing Communications, Oracle Utilities GBU

2017-03-28T10:18:56-07:00

Tracey Mitchell, VP Marketing Communications, Oracle Utilities GBU

His talk on Defining Digital Transformation was spot on, and the audience was completely engaged.  He was able to humanize the topic that made it relatable and relevant to our industry.  Brian created a lot of buzz after the presentation and we received excellent feedback from our attendees, both internal and external.

Jason Frazier

The feedback from the audience was through the roof, with a lot of people saying Brian was our best speaker ever. I can’t say I am surprised. He’s truly a once in a generation mind.

Jason Frazier, Chief Strategy Officer, Mason-McDuffie

2017-04-10T08:40:02-07:00

Jason Frazier, Chief Strategy Officer, Mason-McDuffie

The feedback from the audience was through the roof, with a lot of people saying Brian was our best speaker ever. I can’t say I am surprised. He’s truly a once in a generation mind.

Chris Stephens

The information was well received from the entire audience and the style of your presentation was very engaging. I know from talking with my colleagues after the Conference and this morning back in the office, we all did not want your presentation to end.

Chris Stephens, Business Consultant, Planning & Initiatives, Revenue Management, Southwest

2017-05-18T17:41:37-07:00

Chris Stephens, Business Consultant, Planning & Initiatives, Revenue Management, Southwest

The information was well received from the entire audience and the style of your presentation was very engaging. I know from talking with my colleagues after the Conference and this morning back in the office, we all did not want your presentation to end.

Stephen Ghigliotty

"What I loved about Brian’s presentation was the data driven perspective. There were a lot of people with wide eyes. It was totally fearless about the potential radical disruption that is clearly upon us. His book, and calm, yet exciting presentation, gave me both professional insight and continuing inspiration to teach and lead."

Stephen Ghigliotty, Instructor and Lead Certificate Developer, University of Toronto

 

2017-06-12T16:07:02-07:00

Stephen Ghigliotty, Instructor and Lead Certificate Developer, University of Toronto

 

"What I loved about Brian’s presentation was the data driven perspective. There were a lot of people with wide eyes. It was totally fearless about the potential radical disruption that is clearly upon us. His book, and calm, yet exciting presentation, gave me both professional insight and continuing inspiration to teach and lead."

Disney Institute

“According to Brian Solis, Customer Experience is the next battlefield for brands. Those that get it right will not only create long-lasting customer relationships, but will also earn a significant competitive advantage over those that solely compete on product, price or promotion. On the other hand, companies that do not master the art of customer experience, will lose relevance and market share over time.”

Disney Institute

2017-06-26T13:10:42-07:00

Disney Institute

“According to Brian Solis, Customer Experience is the next battlefield for brands. Those that get it right will not only create long-lasting customer relationships, but will also earn a significant competitive advantage over those that solely compete on product, price or promotion. On the other hand, companies that do not master the art of customer experience, will lose relevance and market share over time.”

David Firth-England, Electronic Arts

“Brian’s in-depth analysis of the state of retail, as well as his predictions for the future, earned a 10 out of 10. He brought an amazing amount of expertise, polish, and patience. I felt extremely proud of our work together.”

David Firth - Electronic Arts, England

2017-09-27T07:49:06-07:00

David Firth - Electronic Arts, England

“Brian’s in-depth analysis of the state of retail, as well as his predictions for the future, earned a 10 out of 10. He brought an amazing amount of expertise, polish, and patience. I felt extremely proud of our work together.”

Yanniv Masjedi, CMO, Nextiva

“Brian’s presentation on the future of customer experience was phenomenal at NextCon. Survey feedback had him as the highest rated speaker across all three days!”

Yanniv Masjedi, CMO, Nextiva

2017-11-07T20:27:27-07:00

Yanniv Masjedi, CMO, Nextiva

“Brian’s presentation on the future of customer experience was phenomenal at NextCon. Survey feedback had him as the highest rated speaker across all three days!”

Bob Fernekees, CRMEvolution

“The best keynote in years. His message really resonated with our group!”

Bob Fernekees, CRMEvolution

2018-04-25T07:22:56-07:00

Bob Fernekees, CRMEvolution

“The best keynote in years. His message really resonated with our group!”

Sarah Lynn, Keynote and Featured Speaker Lead, SXSW

“Brian's session was hugely successful and the audience walked away with a fresh perspective and full of inspiration.”

Sarah Lynn, Keynote and Featured Speaker Lead, SXSW

2019-03-06T17:46:05-07:00

Sarah Lynn, Keynote and Featured Speaker Lead, SXSW

“Brian's session was hugely successful and the audience walked away with a fresh perspective and full of inspiration.”

NAED Annual Summit

"Our group absolutely cannot stop talking about Brian and how fantastic he was. He’s a rockstar!"

NAED Annual Summit

2019-01-31T09:08:59-07:00

NAED Annual Summit

"Our group absolutely cannot stop talking about Brian and how fantastic he was. He’s a rockstar!"

Marketing Magazine, Australia

When Solis speaks, the market listens.

– Marketing Magazine, Australia

2019-04-17T10:44:30-07:00

– Marketing Magazine, Australia

When Solis speaks, the market listens.

Homepage – Forbes.com

"Brian Solis is one of the more creative and brilliant business minds of our time."

—Forbes.com

2019-07-21T18:55:51-07:00

—Forbes.com

"Brian Solis is one of the more creative and brilliant business minds of our time."

Matt Weick, Dynatrace

"Brian Solis is on the vanguard of modern thought when it comes to the intersection of technology and human nature."

Matt Weick, Dynatrace

2019-07-25T06:42:18-07:00

Matt Weick, Dynatrace

"Brian Solis is on the vanguard of modern thought when it comes to the intersection of technology and human nature."

ReadWrite

Top futurist speaker.

ReadWrite

2019-08-12T08:50:09-07:00

ReadWrite

Top futurist speaker.

ZDNet

One of the 21st century business world’s leading thinkers.

ZDNet

2019-08-12T08:51:04-07:00

ZDNet

One of the 21st century business world’s leading thinkers.
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Research Gallery

Brian’s body of research has helped shape the evolution of current and unfolding market trends. As a pioneer of digital business, his research and work has served as a driver for innovation among some of the most lauded brands and startups. His recent areas of study include digital transformation, innovation, Generation-Connected, Culture 2.0, The Future of Work, and more. Brian leads original research directly or with partners who share common goals. This gallery was created to give you instant access to some of his more popular reports.

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Recent Books

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Lifescale

Escape from the dark side of distractions to live a better life. Are you struggling with focus, procrastination, anxiety, self-esteem, forgetfulness, or creativity? From simple first steps to reclaiming your attention, to becoming more satisfied, inspired, and creative, this book will lead you through your own journey of lifescaling: redefining success on your own terms.

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X: The Experience Where Business Meets Design

X explores why great products are no longer good enough to win with customers and why creative marketing and delightful customer service too are not enough to succeed. Brian shares why the future of business is experiential and how to create and cultivate meaningful experiences.

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What’s the Future of Business?

What’s the Future of Business explores in a fun, visual and insightful way how connected consumerism breaks down into Four Moments of Truth, the role of technology in decision-making, and how businesses need to create experiences that mean something in each stage and also spark engagement between consumers based on those experience.

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The End of Business as Usual

The End of Business As Usual examines each layer of the complex consumer revolution that is changing the future of business, media, and culture. As consumers further connect with one another, a vast and efficient information network takes shape and begins to steer experiences, decisions, and markets. It is nothing short of disruptive.

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Upcoming Appearances

October 18, 2019

Harvest Summit, Lifescaling, Keynote

Napa

2019-05-16T11:55:14-07:00

Napa

Harvest Summit, Lifescaling, Keynote

October 9, 2019

Texas Municipal League’s Annual Conference

Lifescale!, San Antonio

2019-07-21T11:52:09-07:00

Lifescale!, San Antonio

Texas Municipal League’s Annual Conference

October 3, 2019

Verisign, Experience Innovation, Keynote

Palm Springs

2019-07-21T11:51:35-07:00

Palm Springs

Verisign, Experience Innovation, Keynote

October 10, 2019

Hathaway, Experience Innovation, Keynote

Pismo Beach

2019-07-21T19:06:05-07:00

Pismo Beach

Hathaway, Experience Innovation, Keynote
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