Brian Solis is consistently ranked as one of the top keynote speakers at events around the world. Brian actively keynotes conferences, summits, and corporate events. He is also available to speak to smaller teams and executives. If you’d like to explore working with him, please send an email or call Michelle at 703-819-2511 for a prompt response.
“The feedback from the audience was through the roof, with a lot of people saying Brian was our best speaker ever. He’s truly a once in a generation mind.”
“The information was well received from the entire audience and the style of his presentation was very engaging. I know from talking with my colleagues, back in the office, we all did not want his presentation to end.”
“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.”
“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.”
Recently named a “Top Futurist Speaker” by ReadWrite and called “one of the greatest digital analysts of our time,” Brian Solis is an engaging and inspiring speaker who makes our digital future approachable and meaningful. Brian features an extensive portfolio of topics that explore:
Brian is not a believer in generic, “one size fits all” presentations. He tailors these important topics at various levels necessary to connect with each audience. As one of the world’s leading analysts, he also studies how the evolution of technology, business, and culture impact specific industries based on the needs of each event. His ability to connect the dots for hosts and attendees provides tangible value and direction. And, his motivational approach leaves audiences feeling empowered. Plus, he’s followed by over 500,000 people on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook!
His approach to talks are designed to serve 3 purposes:
1. Educational – Help participants understand what’s different about now, the opportunity before them, what they need to do moving forward, and how to be successful in new endeavors.
2. Inspirational/Motivational – Turns audiences into stakeholders by motivating participants to embrace new opportunities and pursue new possibilities.
3. Communal – Bring leadership teams and organizations together around a new or renewed vision, mission, and purpose.
“A Silicon Valley staple” – KGO Radio
“One of the 21st century business world’s leading thinkers” – ZDNet
“30 Digital Experts to Follow” – Inc.
“25 Best Business Websites” – University of Aberdeen Business School
“Top 10 People to Know in Silicon Valley” – Huffington Post
“Influential Leader of the Year” – CRM Magazine
“Twitter 140: Music Industry Characters to Follow” – Billboard
“25 Twitter Accounts That Will Make You Smarter” – Mashable
Digital Darwinism: How incumbent companies are making mistakes that are sealing their fates and how to do to survive and thrive in an era of digital Darwinism.
Digital Transformation: The State and future of digital transformation and how it’s changing businesses at the very core.
Leadership Comes from The Top and Anywhere: Change agents and business mavericks and how they inspire change and what it takes to identify, empower and lead them.
From CX to DCX to X: How the digital customer experience is inspiring change for the entire customer experience.
Introducing Generation-C: Meet Generation C, your connected customer and why Millennials and kids aren’t the only customers changing the world.
Experience Design as the New Brand: An experience divide exists between your brand promise and what people experience and share. Learn how to create experiences that engender fans and builds wildly successful relationships throughout the customer lifecycle.
The Four Moments of Truth: How micro-moments are reshaping the new customer journey in each of the four moments of truth.
The Future of Retail/Shopping: Brian re-imagines the world of shopping, payments and retail/e-tail.
Silicon Valley and Future Trends: What is it about Silicon Valley that drives innovation and disruption, what’s the hot new tech and what’s the next big thing?!
The Rise of Corporate Innovation Centers: in Silicon Valley and around the world, businesses are opening up innovation centers. What can these efforts teach you about the future of business? Find out.
Culture Shift: Technology is impacting business and society. See the world through the eyes of your customers and employees to feel a little empathy to drive human-centered innovation and compete for relevance.
How to Act Like a Startup: Disruption can come from anywhere and it takes a new approach to compete against threats large and small. Here’s how to think and act like startups to innovate differently.
We ARE the Change We Wish to See in the World: Times are changing, expertise is aging, everyone of us needs motivation to see and do things differently. Brian was inspired by Leo Tolstoy, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” He helps audiences shift perspective and feel inspired to see the world in a new light as a way of driving change in leadership, work, and personal aspirations.
The Engagement Gap: Employee engagement and morale are at record lows. Get introduced to the engagement gap and take steps to boost happiness and productivity by engaging Millennials and all employees with a new philosophy and infrastructure for work.
Leadership vs. Management: Shifting from a rut of management to that of leadership. See examples of how executives learn how to lead in roles from the top to bottom to inspire a more passionate, loyal and profitable workforce.
Culture of Innovation: Learn about the 12 pillars of innovation and how companies are investing in new cultures to nurture innovation internally.
Humans Need Not Apply: Digital literacy is everything now. Executives don’t live life as their customers do. Workforces and intellectual capital are aging. New expertise is in demand. Learn how to identify and train/hire for the jobs of the future.
The Great Hack (Behind the Screens): Our favorite apps and devices have changed our lives for better and also for the worse. It’s the latter where the story gets interesting. Attention is a currency. The more of it that we give something, the more it can be monetized. But it’s just a matter of time before our attention moves on to something else. Using what’s called Persuasive Design, many of the biggest networks and device manufacturers continue to invest in changing our behaviors to engage us, lock us in and keep us consumer and sharing more and more every day. Brian shares the secrets of what’s happening “behind the screens” to reveal how we were hacked, what it’s doing to us and how to take control.
A Prelude to Innovation: Before every game-changing idea or every incredible story of innovation, there are moments that set the stage for greatness. Brian shares life lessons from being on the front lines of Silicon Valley for 20 years and the common steps that lead to personal transformation and ultimately ideation and innovation.
Defeating Digital Distractions: Social media, notifications, alerts, scrolling, the constant tugging of our devices, we are not only always-on, we are always distracted. Those distractions speed up our lives, thin our presence and stifle our capabilities. Over time, distractions take a deep (and deepening) toll on us, namely loss of creativity, memory, focus, productivity, originality, happiness and more. In this important session, Brian shares how to gain new skills, change our behaviors and live everyday toward a more creative, productive and happy life.
R.R.S.: The future of marketing is tied to a thoughtful approach of R.R.S. (Relevance. Resonance. Significance.). Develop marketing strategies and campaigns that matter in a real-time, always-on, mobile-first world.
Responsive Storytelling and Engagement: Social, mobile, real-time changed the game for marketing, advertising and content strategies. Learn how to think of marketing as “social objects” that talk to and through people, shifting from a world of impressions to expressions.
The A.R.T. of Engagement: Marketing breaks down to actions, reactions and transaction. Design engaging marketing programs that handhold people through the funnel and the new customer journey.
Digital Influence and The New Influencer: From Twitter to Instagram to Youtube and everything in between, meet the new influencers and how to engage them.
Dear Mr. Digital Anthropologist, What’s the Past, Present and Future of Digital Societies? As one of the founding fathers of social media engagement and early advisor to many prominent social networks, apps, devices and games, Brian shares the history of disruptive technologies on society, its effects on the state of the world and where we’re going (and what we can do about it!)
– Retail and e-Commerce
– Silicon Valley/Innovation
For a list of upcoming and previous speaking engagements, please visit “Appearances.”