Scott Steinberg

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Hailed as The Master of Innovation by Fortune magazine, the World’s Leading Business Strategist and an award-winning strategic consultant, trends expert, and professional speaker, Scott Steinberg is an expert on leadership, change, and innovation. A business consultant and thought leader for 2000 brands from American Express to Zynga, he's the bestselling author of 30 books, including Think Like a Futurist and Make Change Work for You.


One of America's top futurists (per the BBC) and business strategy and leadership training providers, the Fortune 500 calls him a "defining figure in business and technology" and a "top trendsetter to follow." A respected business strategist, futurist, and trendspotter says PBS, he's helped create hit products found in 500 million homes. Mid-pandemic, he was named to Consulting magazine's Top 25 Consultants list for Excellence in Leadership as one of the field’s most influential voices – and his ability to help innovate/adapt.


A strategic adviser to CEOs and four-star generals, he heads BIZDEV: The International Association for Business Development and the management consulting and market research firm FutureProof Strategies. Firms like IBM, PwC, and the Department of Defense often seek his insight. He's one of the world's 150 most influential keynote speakers and today’s #1 generation and technology expert (per Google), as seen in 700 outlets from CNN to The Today Show.


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Think Like a Futurist: How To See Tomorrow, Today


Think quickly – the future is coming on fast! In this high-energy, high-impact session, you’ll learn to thrive in an age of constant disruption by applying the same strategies and skills today’s top market leaders use to spot rising trends and opportunities before rivals can react. A crash course in how to innovate and future-proof any business – discover what it takes to successfully adapt, whatever tomorrow brings. From forward-thinking ways to redesign leadership and go-to-market strategies to cutting-edge insights on workplace trends and business solutions, world-renowned strategist Scott Steinberg reveals how you can stay one step ahead of tomorrow’s marketplace – and one step ahead of the competition.


Leading Through Disruption: How To Thrive Amid Uncertainty


Unpredictability is the only thing we can predict, and uncertainty is the only certainty for businesses and working professionals going forward. Luckily, as today’s most successful leaders know, a few simple shifts in strategy and thinking are all it takes to stay one step ahead of the curve. Discover how small changes in approach and slight shifts in tactics can help you drive breakthrough results in this dynamic and engaging talk from Scott Steinberg, the world’s leading business strategist. Pairing real-world examples and case studies with practical insights, you’ll learn how to plan around uncertainty, future-proof your business, and build a strategic roadmap that can withstand any unexpected twist or turn the market takes.


What's The Future of Work: Tomorrow's Best Practices, Operating Models, and Workforce Trends


From virtual communications and remote workforces to digital transformation, online apps, and cloud-based operations, the shape of business – and how organizations connect with and engage customers – has fundamentally changed. At the same time, companies need to become much more agile and adaptable to help staffers maintain peak productivity and performance despite ongoing disruption and fast-changing market conditions… They also need to pivot to become much more flexible and forward-thinking in the way that they manage their affairs to keep up with rapidly shifting industry trends – and attract and retain top talent. Here, leading futurist and change management consultant Scott Steinberg reveals what it takes to grow your business and find continuing success in a world of rising uncertainty, as well as best practices for surviving and thriving in this brave new working world.


Simple Change, Big Impact: How To Do More With Less and Pivot Your Way To Success


Who says that finding ways to innovate and stay ahead of the curve has to be time-consuming, difficult, or expensive? Oftentimes, all it takes to overcome the most complex and challenging problems are just the simplest and most clever of solutions – and slight shifts in business strategy and perspective are all it takes to rebound from unexpected obstacles. Change your perspective, and you can change your fortunes overnight, as world-renowned business strategist Scott Steinberg reminds you while demonstrating how to quickly boost your creativity, increase your agility, and heighten your ability to bounce back. Wondering how you can do more with less? Here, you’ll discover the answers, including how – no matter what resources you’re working with – it always pays to be more resourceful.


Customer Experience Is Everything: Designing Products, Services, and Solutions That Connect


Customer experience hasn’t quickly become the ultimate source of competitive advantage today – in tomorrow’s hyper-competitive business world, it will be everything. Happily, you don’t have to be a genius to build better business solutions or brands – just more clever and ingenious instead. A masterclass in practical innovation brought to you by one of the world’s leading business strategists, this fun and fast-paced presentation explains how simple shifts in strategy and setup can produce BIG impacts and how to create legions of raving fans in no time flat. From great ideas to even greater execution, discover what it takes to make a splash in tomorrow’s market – and how you and your business can position yourself to ride the future’s next big wave.


Leading With Innovation: How to Future Proof Yourself, Fearlessly Innovate, and Succeed Despite Disruption


Even the most successful organizations must continually reinvent their products, services, and solutions to remain market leaders in an age of growing change, connectivity, and globalization. In this eye-opening presentation, audiences will learn how to thrive in the new operating reality, create competitive advantage, and successfully leverage new leadership strategies to adapt to changing times. From more powerful ways to unleash innovation to solutions for better capitalizing on cutting-edge advancements, discover how you and your organization can flourish in tomorrow’s world – and effectively apply its most crucial success strategies and skills in context.


Change Management: Creating a Culture of Innovation


In today’s working world, competitive landscapes and best practices shift faster than ever – as do market and workforce trends. But no matter how much disruption you’re dealing with, you can empower both individuals and teams to more effectively embrace paradigm shifts, improve organizational learning, and boost productivity with these proven new approaches to leadership, technology, and time management. Bestselling business author and consultant Scott Steinberg explains how the market’s most innovative firms are embracing change management, as well as best practices and leadership pillars you can implement to breed a culture in which innovation thrives.


Defending Against Disruption: Maintaining Cyber Security in the Age of Digital Transformation


In today’s connected and always online high-tech world, where organizations must change and adapt to market shifts rapidly, staying alert to cyber threats is essential. That’s because digital transformation is on the rise – and so is cybercrime, today’s fastest-growing form of criminal activity, which is skyrocketing at an alarming rate. These concerns will only become more pronounced for individuals and organizations alike as more business operations shift to mobile, cloud, and Internet-based solutions going forward. Luckily, as a bestselling futurist and cyber security expert, Scott Steinberg reveals in this eye-opening presentation that a few simple shifts in strategy and thinking are all it takes to keep your organization and partners safer going forward. Here, you’ll discover best practices for keeping your organization and personal information safe in an always-on and connected online world and how to implement more effective security controls (and a culture that champions safety and privacy) throughout your enterprise.


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"As a keynote speaker for thousands of EMC employees, customers, and partners, and in intimate conversations with top executives, Scott was a dynamo. I highly recommend him to any company interested in building innovative culture, disruptive problem-solving approaches or positive change in their organization."

Calvin Smith, Principal Manager, Global Innovation & Marketing, Dell EMC

"FutureProof Strategies works with management teams to implement scalable solutions and actionable roadmaps. Capable of not only supplying, but meaningfully acting upon data, the company comes highly recommended."

Steven Santamaria, General Manager, Intel

"Scott delivered an inspiring keynote session on ‘Innovation in the New Era of Smart’ at the IBM BusinessConnect event in Dubai. His speech was thought provoking and succinct, backed by real world innovation examples from his consulting experience. It was one of the best sessions that I have ever attended."

Logan Vadivelu, Worldwide Smarter Process Solutions Leader, IBM