Trending keynote speakers for your event

Trending keynote speakers for your next event

It’s no secret that the right keynote speaker adds something special to your event. The best keynote speakers in the industry understand the power of words and the impact their speech might have on the audience. With the right strategy and they can engage the guests of your event and share their knowledge. By using real stories and personal anecdotes and observations, a good speaker gains the trust of the audience, helping them connect to the message on a personal level.

Are you looking for a perfect keynote speaker for your event? You’re in a right place. With a bit of help from Global Speaker Bureau, you can organize a special motivational lecture, corporate training, or any other type of event. The wide range of our keynote speakers will allow your audience to find out what a "power speech" is.

Check out the curated list of our most requested keynote speakers and their keynote topics.

To get more information, tap the links below to view each speaker's profile page and learn more about their experience. To get to know each of them better, you can check out videos. These two steps will make it easier for you to choose the perfect speaker for your event!

 

Kailash Satyarthi is a Nobel Peace Prize Winner
and a real expert on children's rights.

 

 

Kailash Satyarthi is a social activist, human rights activist, and children's rights advocate. He has dedicated his life to bringing attention to the severe exploitation of children for financial gain. Kailash Satyarthi is a man known not only for his wise words but most importantly for his noble actions. Kailash Satyarthi founded Save the Childhood Movement (BBA) and the GoodWeave organization. By 2014 alone, he had managed to free 83,000 children from slavery with the help of committed colleagues.

In one of his talks, Satyarthi shared with the audience a surprising piece of advice for anyone who wants to change the world for the better: feel anger at injustice.

Check the list of his keynote topics:

Corporations & Child Labor
Free & Compulsory Education is a Human Right
The Global Movement Against Child Labor

Find out more about Kailash Satyarthi

 

 

Erin Drake Kajioka will amaze your audience with her engaging keynote
about game system design and the future of technology.

 

 

From 2017 to 2020 Erin Drake Kajioka led Google Stadia's research and development lab. Currently, she is the Head of Applied Game Design at Google Research where she founded a new team using game design for data excellence with a focus on trust & safety.

She believes in a future where technology combined with well-designed social systems will enable all human beings to achieve self-actualization. Erin Drake Kajioka is focused on using interactive media to empower people.

Erin Drake Kajioka’s keynote topics:

Cultivating Young Designers and Developers
Ethical Monetization
Game Usability
Translating Effective Research into Game Mechanics

Find out more about Erin Drake Kajioka

 

Aleissia Laidacker is one of technology's greatest evangelists, making
her a captivating keynote speaker at numerous conferences.

 

 

Aleissia Laidacker has over 20 years of experience in product design, artificial intelligence, and game development. She helps companies use new technologies and innovative designs to build exciting products, games, brands, and experiences for The Metaverse.

As a keynote speaker, she often speaks about topics ranging from Augmented Reality and Games. To Ethics in AI, Virtual Beings and Spatial Computing.

Check out some of Aleissia Laidacker’s keynote topics:

Artificial Intelligence
Augmented Reality
Immersive Experiences
Mixed Reality
The Metaverse
Video Game Development
Virtual Beings​

Find out more about Aleissia Laidacker

 

 

John Elkington is a world-famous authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable capitalism.

 

 

Elkington is the founder and chief pollinator of Volans, a company that works with leaders and helps them unlock the potential of their organization. The Evening Standard names him “a true green business guru”, and “an evangelist for corporate social and environmental responsibility long before it was fashionable”.

He has spoken at more than 1,000 major conferences and similar events. From large conventions such as the World Economic Forum summits in Davos and Dalian, China, to dynamic board sessions and speeches at universities, business schools, and village halls.

John Elkington’s keynote topics:

Climate Change: The Decisive Decade
Energy Efficiency
Green IT
Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Development
Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility

Find out more about John Elkington

 

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John J. Mearsheimer has an extraordinary oratorical talent which he recently proved once again during the Munk Debate on Ukraine.

 

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John J. Mearsheimer has dedicated his life to scholarship. He is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1982. Mearsheimer always emphasizes that above all else, he is an international relations theorist which means that he believes that the great powers dominate the international system and they constantly engage in security competition.

Be sure to check out his latest publication The Great Delusion: Liberal Ideals and International Realities which is a manifesto on the virtue of moderation in foreign policy.

John J. Mearsheimer’s keynote topics:
Great Power Politics
The Rise of China
U.S. Foreign Policy
Ukraine War

Find out more about John J. Mearsheimer

 

Chris Roberts is one of the most requested keynote speakers on cybersecurity, counter-threat intelligence, and vulnerability research!

Chris Roberts has worked with and founded multiple companies specializing in DarkNet research, intelligence gathering, cryptography, deception technologies, and providers of security services and threat intelligence. With a wealth of knowledge, even more experience, and a great sense of humor, Chris Roberts is the perfect keynote speaker. His speeches are not only rich in content but also captivating and exciting!

His keynote topics:

Counter Threat Intelligence
DarkNet
Deception Technologies
Intelligence Gathering
The tsunami of Technology in the Next 5 Years

Find out more about Chris Roberts

 

 

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The importance of geopolitics and diplomacy. Top 6 most requested keynote speakers.

We are constantly seeing an increase in the interdependence of countries, companies, and people on a global scale. Today, globalization is particularly rapid and intense. This creates many potential advantages, but it also comes with many risks. Given the current state of world events, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the topic of geopolitics and diplomacy has become even more relevant. 

Geopolitics is an interdisciplinary science that studies the relationship between the influence of geographical and historical factors on the formation and functioning of states. Of course, geopolitics would not exist without diplomacy, which involves making trade agreements and gaining military support for the country being represented - in a peaceful manner.

 

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Our geopolitics and diplomacy keynote speakers come from different backgrounds and that allows us to offer you a tailored list of the best speakers for your event.

 

➡️ Carlos Pascual 

Senior Vice President and Partner, Global Energy and International Affairs, IHS Markit

Check out Carlos Pascual's keynote topics:

 

  • Alternative Energy
  • Energy
  • Natural Resources
  • Sustainability

Find out more here.

 

➡️ Daniel Yergin

Authority on World Affairs & Oil Industry

Pulitzer Prize-winning American author

 

Check out Daniel Yergin's keynote topics:

 

  • Global Economics for Politics
  • The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
  • The Forces of Geo-Politics
  • The Future of Energy
  • The Petroleum Business


Find out more here.

 

➡️ Francis Fukuyama 

American Political Scientist, Political Economist, and Author.

 

The following highlights some of Francis Fukuyama's most requested keynote topics:

 

  • Consciousness
  • Democracy
  • Globalization
  • Limits of Science
  • Purpose & Direction in History
  • Religion in a Global Age
  • World Affairs

Find out more here.

 

➡️ Michael O’Sullivan

Author, economist, investor.


Keynote topics:

  • Politics & Geopolitics
  • The end of globalization (and the beginning of something new)

Find out more here.

Watch Micheal O’Sullivan talking about globalization in his captivating TED talk.

 

➡️ Kishore Mahbubani

 

Former Ambassador to the UN for Singapore and former President of the UN Security Council. Former Permanent Secretary at the Foreign Ministry of Singapore.

Check out Kishore Mahbubani's keynote topics:

 

  • Asia Economics and Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy
  • Philosophy
  • The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World

Find out more here.

 

➡️ Jeffrey Sachs 

American Economist and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

 

Invite Jeffrey Sachs to your event and learn more about:

 

  • Climate Change & Environment
  • Economics & Politics
  • Global Health
  • Sustainable Development

 

Read his BIO and learn more about his career here.

 

We highly encourage you to explore a full list of our keynote speakers! 

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Most requested keynote speakers for 2022

Most requested keynote speakers for 2022

Are you looking for a keynote speaker for your next event? We are excited to share with you a list of the most requested keynote speakers for 2022. If you're an event manager, marketing director, or entrepreneur looking to inspire your audience, you're in the right place. To help you choose the right guest, we’ve selected a few categories and shared our picks. Please contact us to get more details on availability and fees.

 

Technology  keynote speakers

 

New technologies bring new opportunities. T ever-changing information technology might be hard to follow and many organizations are struggling to understand what the future will hold and how it will affect their businesses.

How can you use technology and innovation to gain an edge over the competition? If you don't already know the answer to this question, make sure your upcoming event features one of the keynote speakers from the list below. 

 

Cathy Hackl 

Futurist & Founder of the Futures Intelligence Group VP at Avatar Dimension

Keynote topics:

 

  • Human Centered Artificial Intelligence
  • Marketing to Robots
  • Personal Branding for Women in Tech

 

Jayson E. Street

Cyber Security and Social Engineering Expert

Keynote topics:

 

  • How Not to Become a Target of Social Engineering
  • I PWN thee, I PWN thee not
  • Life As A Traveling Penetration Tester

 

Philip Rosedale 

CEO, Co-founder & Creator of High Fidelity & Second Life

Keynote topics:

 

  • Metaverse
  • New Virtual Worlds
  • Remaking the Internet

 

Vinny Troia

Security Expert, Keynote Speaker, Hacker & Digital Investigator

Keynote topics:

 

  • Know Your Adversary
  • Privacy in a Social (Dark Web) World
  • Security Awareness - Learn to Think like a Hacker!

 

Peter Diamandis

Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation International leader in the commercial space arena Co-Founder & Chairman of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley based institution partnered with NASA, Google, Autodesk and Nokia

Keynote topics:

 

  • Exponential Technologies Causing Disruptive Innovation
  • The Coming Age of Abundance - Understanding Humanity's Future
  • Transforming Your Company from Linear to Exponential

 

Leadership keynote speakers

 

What is good leadership? It is, above all, the ability to motivate groups of people to achieve a common goal. Great leaders must inspire trust, be visionary, be able to take risks, but most importantly, they must have the ability to bring out the best in people. 

Understanding the qualities and skills that characterize a good leader are crucial in the business world. Let your audience experience something extraordinary and learn the insights from some of the world's best leaders. Check out the list of the requested leadership speakers

 

Roger Martin

Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto (1998-2013). Innovator and Strategist.

Keynote topics:

 

  • Fixing the Game: What Capitalism Can Learn from the NFL
  • Play to Win: Improve the Architecture of Your Strategic Choices
  • The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking

 

Pandit Dasa

Mindful Leadership and Wellbeing Expert, on a mission to bring wellness into the workplace, Author of Urban Monk

Keynote topics:

 

  • Developing Resilience During Change
  • Mindful Leadership: Walking the Talk
  • Mindfulness for Stress Management and Work-Life Balance

 

Carlos Pascual

Senior Vice President and Partner, Global Energy and International Affairs, IHS Markit

Keynote topics:

 

  • Alternative Energy
  • Energy
  • Natural Resources

 

Entrepreneurship & start up keynote speakers

 

What are the qualities that unite the biggest names in the entrepreneurial community? We would certainly mention creativity, curiosity and ambition. After all, entrepreneurship is all about the ability to spot and analyze opportunities and ultimately grasp their value. Someone once said that entrepreneurs can be considered the super-humans of the world - we cannot disagree! Booking one of our most requested business entrepreneurs and executives will help you bring your event to the next level. 

 

Uri Levine

An Entrepreneur & An Entrepreneurs Mentor,  The Founder of Waze, Founder of FeeX and half a dozen startups

Keynote topics:

 

  • Entrepreneurship with passion
  • Fund Raising
  • STARTips

 

Chris Barton

Co-Founder and Board Director of Shazam

Keynote topics:

 

  • Breaking the Sound Barrier – Challenges We Faced and Lessons We Learned in Building Shazam
  • Lessons for Entrepreneurs Collected from My Shazam Experience
  • Shazam’s Early Years: Surviving Difficult Times & The Keys to Startup Success

 

Celebrity keynote speakers

 

 

What makes people successful? What is the secret behind the success of singers, directors and other artists? With our speakers, your audience can get the insights from the entertainment industry and learn the story behind the success of creative individuals.

 

Will.I.Am

Award-Winning Musician, Creative Innovator, Entertainer & Tech Entrepreneur

Keynote topics:

 

  • Diversity
  • Innovation
  • The Next Evolution of Interactive A.I.

 

James Cameron

Award-Winning Director & Explorer

Keynote topics:

 

  • Filmmaking
  • Innovation
  • Motivation

 

Elizabeth Gilbert

Author of 'Eat, Pray, Love', Novelist, Memoirist, Journalist

Keynote topics:

 

  • Maintaining Your Drive
  • On Fear and Creativity
  • Your Elusive Creative Genius

 

Massimo Bottura

One of Top 10 Italian Chefs

Keynote topics:

 

  • Cooking is a call to act!
  • Never trust a skinny Italian chef

 

David Coulthard

Formula One Racing Driver

Keynote topics:

 

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Teamwork

 

Science keynote speakers

 

 

Science is one of the most important channels for the transmission of knowledge. Thanks to the hard work of scientists from all over the world, we are able to identify and potentially protect endangered species, create new treatments, define causes of climate change, and improve the health and quality of our lives.

 

Captivate your audience with the latest discoveries and innovation by booking one of our science speakers! Who made it to the list of most requested science speakers? Check the list below!

 

Lucas Joppa

Chief Environmental Officer at Microsoft

Keynote topics:

 

  • IA for Earth
  • Importance of bridging the Gap between Environmental and Computer Science
  • Microsoft's Conservation Efforts

 

Moriba Jah

American Space Scientist and Aerospace Engineer 

Keynote topics:

 

  • Astrodynamics
  • Data Science
  • Diversity and Inclusivity


Pieter Abbeel

Professor in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics at UC Berkeley & Director Berkeley Robot Learning Lab,

Co-Director and Steering Committee Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab,

Advisor to OpenAI, Co-founder and Founder of Various Start'ups

Keynote topics:

 

  • AI for Executives and Boardrooms
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Deep Learning

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Explore the world of the metaverse with the best keynote speakers

Explore the world of the metaverse with the best keynote speakers

Nowadays, no one is surprised when more and more aspects of our lives are shifting to the digital. It's where we do our shopping, where we look for entertainment, and where socializing increasingly takes place. So it's only natural that we keep looking for more and more immersive experiences. The next step is the metaverse.  

The term "metaverse" was first used almost 30 years ago by Neal Stephenson in his science fiction novel, Snow Crash. With it, the author described a virtual reality in which people lead second lives. 

When Mark Zuckerberg announced ambitious plans to build the 'metaverse' — a virtual reality construct intended to supplant the internet, merge virtual life with real-life and create endless new playgrounds for everyone — he promised that "you're going to be able to do almost anything you can imagine."

The Metaverse is a 3D world that you can explore as an avatar. In this magical world, the lines between reality and the digital world become blurred. Not surprisingly, objects and experiences in the metaverse can be worth as much or more than those we know in real life. 

metavers keynote speaker topic

 

Meet our top 3 metaverse keynote speakers!

Celia Hodent. Game UX Consultant, Metaverse Keynote Speaker, and Writer.

Celia Hodent is a Game User Experience Strategist, Author, Game UX Summit Founder & Chair. She uses her knowledge of cognitive science and psychology to improve products, systems, services, and video games. In her new book “The psychology of the video games”, Celia provides not only insights into the psychological processes involved in all types of games but also shares the techniques to make video games more fun and meaningful for players.

The following list highlights some of her popular keynote topics:

  • Advancing UX Maturity in Game Studios
  • Ethics of Video Games
  • The Gamer's Brain: How Neuroscience and UX Can Impact Design
  • UX and Cognitive Science in Game Design

Find out more about Celia Hodent here

 

Cathy Hackl. Chief Metaverse Officer.

Cathy Hackl is Futurist & Founder of the Futures Intelligence Group VP at Avatar Dimension. As a leading tech futurist and business leader, Cathy runs the Futures Intelligence Group & Future Metaverse Labs. Big Think named Hackl one of the top 10 most influential women in tech in 2020 and in 2021 she was included in the prestigious Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.

“If the internet and social media changed your business or changed the way you interact with people, then you should be paying attention to what 3.0 and the metaverse will do, because it will change those things as well.”

Cathy Hackl

Check out some of her most-requested keynote topics:

  • CGI Influencers
  • Direct to Avatar
  • Future of Business and other Industries
  • Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
  • Marketing to Robots
  • Personal Branding for Women in Tech

Find out more about Kathy Hackl

 

Philip Rosedale. A virtual world pioneer, metaverse keynote speaker.

 

Last but not least, Philip Rosedale, CEO, Co-founder & Creator of High Fidelity & Second Life. Some might call him the father of the metaverse. A decade ago, Philip created an immersive virtual world platform called "Second Life". What are his thoughts now on the virtual world after years of experience? Your audience can find out! 

“I think what we've learned — and somewhat with some sadness, given the work that I've done, I would have to agree — is that it's not for everybody, and maybe it's never for everybody.”

Philip Rosedale

The following list highlights some of his most popular keynote topics:

  • Metaverse
  • New Virtual Worlds
  • Remaking the Internet
  • Simulated Reality and Imaginary Environments

Find out more about Philip Rosedale

 

We highly encourage you to listen to a podcast with Philip Rosedale. In the episode of Danny In The Valley, CEO, Co-founder & Creator of High Fidelity & Second Life talks about the next-generation virtual reality worlds and explains the challenges of Metaverse.

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Book an ecommerce keynote speaker for your next event

Before we introduce you to our top ecommerce keynote speakers, here are a few interesting stats!

  • There are approximately 2.14 billion online shoppers worldwide.

  • According to the most recent projections, ecommerce sales will surpass $1 trillion in 2022 and make up over 20% of total retail sales by 2024.

  • It might be hard to believe, but more than one-third of American small businesses still do not have a website.

  • Did you know that the number one reason for online shopping is… free delivery?

  • China is the fastest-growing ecommerce market in the world.

  • Online shoppers make purchases on their phones more often than on PC.

Seeing all the numbers and stats above, we definitely don’t need to convince you that the ecommerce market is more critical than ever. In recent years it has completely transformed the retail landscape and forced even the most skeptical small business owners to offer their clients an easier way to purchase their goods and services. If you’re organizing a marketing conference, webinar for small business owners, or a private workshop for your company, you’re in the right place to find the best speaker for your next event. In today’s article, we share our picks for the best ecommerce keynote speakers, real experts in the industry.

As always, visit SPEAKERS page or contact our associate to discover more options for your next event.

 

Ecommerce expert #1 - Ted Souder

 

ted souder ecommerce keynote speaker

 

We’re starting our list with Ted Souder, Head of Retail at Google.

As a senior executive at Google and an advisor to start-up founders, Ted Sounder guides entrepreneurs and helps them reach efficiency and scale as quickly as possible. What can you expect from his keynote? Your audience will get the chance to learn more about the story of Google, find out how brand transparency can improve trust, and walk away with a better understanding of the strategies and tactics used in the biggest tech companies. If you’re planning an in-person event and would love to invite Ted Souder to your next event, please contact our team. With proper notice ahead of time, we can arrange his travel to any destination.

 

The following list highlights some of his popular keynotes:

  • Building a Tech Hub
  • 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Covid 19: The Great Reset
  • Digital Trends
  • The future of Retail

 

BOOK TED SOUDER FOR YOUR EVENT

 

Ecommerce keynote speaker #2 - Porter Erisman

 

 

If you’re not familiar with Alibaba Group, it’s time to catch up and learn more about one of the biggest ecommerce platforms on the Chinese market. Porter Erisman, one of our ecommerce keynote speakers, held the position of Vice President at Alibaba Group. As a person responsible for the company's international website operations, international marketing, and corporate affairs, Porter Erisman helped the company grow and turn into the world’s largest ecommerce company.

 

Porter is an author of Alibaba's World: How a Remarkable Chinese Company is Changing the Face of Global Business. His book was selected by the Wall Street Journal as one of the “Best Business Books of 2016.”

Do you want to inspire your audience with the amazing story of how Alibaba Group became an ecommerce giant? Don't hesitate and book Porter Erisman for your event!


Ecommerce keynote speaker #3 - Brian McBride

 

brian mcbride ecommerce speaker

 

Brian McBride is the former CEO of Amazon UK, who helped the retail giant grow from an online bookstore to the multi-faceted company we know today. He was also a chairman of online fashion retailer ASOS. Brian McBride is also a member of the UK Government Digital Advisory Board, which manages the digital delivery of government services to citizens. As a speaker, he shares his experience and observations on being data-driven in a brilliant and engaging way. Brian McBride will not only inspire but also present the audience with solutions that they can easily implement in their company.

Watch the video below to learn about the importance of mobile commerce and omnichannel retailing.

 

Karl Lillrud: one of the world's top 30 ecommerce influencers

 

karl lillrud ecommerce expert

 

Karl Lillrud is a Founder and CEO of a Swedish ecommerce startup, bestselling author, global ecommerce expert, mentor, coach, and professional keynote speaker.  As one of the world’s top 50 ecommerce experts and the world’s top 30 ecommerce influencers, Karl shares his knowledge with entrepreneurs all over the world.  On stage, Karl delivers engaging and insightful keynote speeches based on in-depth analysis and a long professional history in the digital commerce industry. During his presentation, your audience will find out answers to the most burning questions: How will the next generation shop online? How COVID-19 changed consumer behavior? What can you do to increase your sales online?

“We have been working with Karl in the past and knew inviting him as a guest speaker to one of our events would be good. It actually turned out great. Karl talked abou the future for e-commerce, a really current topic. He also brought in aspects such as entrepreneurship and innovation which really made it interesting for the broader group. We will for sure ask Karl to come back again soon.”

Axel Ödman, TEKTalk Stockholm

Check some of his keynote topics below:

  • Data-Driven Growth — Why and How

  • Personas Who You Target Is Often Not Who You Sell to

  • Post Covid-19 Business Landscape

BOOK KARL LILLRUD FOR YOUR EVENT

 

Global Speakers Bureau presents top 4 education keynote speakers #Knowledge Providers

Teachers and professors, leaders, government representatives, founders of educational institutions, historians, and futurists. Our education keynote speakers come from different backgrounds and that gives us the opportunity to offer you a tailored list of the best speakers for your event. We are excited to share with you our pics for educational keynote speakers. 

Knowledge is powerful. Some consider it a key to success and power and while that’s absolutely true, at Global Speakers Bureau we like to think of education as a tool for change. A tool that helps create a better society, improve the quality of life, and most importantly change our future. The human race has come a long way and made significant progress. From cavemen to space explorers - this sentence perfectly sums up the progress of humankind. A progress that would not be possible without our curiosity and desire to learn. 

 

Pasi Sahlberg, Professor of education policy

 

“It has become clear everywhere that the schools we have today will not be able to provide opportunities for students to learn what is necessary in the future.”

This thought-provoking quote from Pasi Sahlberg is a perfect example of his approach to education. As a former schoolteacher, Pasi fully understands and easily recognizes the flaws of education systems in countries all over the world. As a former Director General at the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture in Helsinki, 

In his engaging and insightful keynotes, Pasi describes his country’s approach to school reform, proposes new ideas, and shares the results of innovative schooling methods.

 

Book Pasi Sahlberg for your next event

 

Linda Liukas: a programmer, storyteller, illustrator, education keynote speaker. 

 

We can all agree that education plays a big part in the life of all humans. From the very early years, everything we learn has an impact on our future decisions: the paths we choose, the way we act, and how we communicate with others. That’s why it’s important to focus on the education of the youngest citizens, developing not only their knowledge but introducing them to new hobbies and allowing them to pursue their passions. Linda Liukas, our education keynote speaker, believes that encouraging children to be scientists, artists, and dreamers is an investment in the future of society. In her innovative children’s book “Hello Ruby”, Lydia introduces the world of technology to the youngest readers with beautiful, eye-catching illustrations. 

 

 

What makes the book innovative and how do parents use it to teach their kids about computers and technology? You can learn more about this fascinating coding book for children in one of Linda’s engaging keynotes. 

 

 

Book Linda Liukas for your next event

 

Education for all. Otto Orondaam and his impact on children's lives in poor countries. 

 

Otto Orondaam’s journey is truly inspiring. He gave up being a doctor and a banker decided to look for a new purpose in his life. That’s the beginning of the project called Slum2School Africa, a volunteer-driven organization that provides education to underserved children in slums and hard-to-reach communities. In the 8 years of his charity work, 10 000 volunteers helped over 85 000 children from disadvantaged communities across Nigeria.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, his mission continued! Thanks to his incredible team of volunteers, children in Africa participated in the very first virtual classes! Now he can tell his story on a big stage and inspire your audience to share their knowledge and help others.  

Learn more about the Slum2School Africa project.

 

Book Otto Orondaam for your next event

 

Frank Schulenburg, education keynote speaker

 

Frank Schulenburg is a key leader at the Wikimedia Foundation,  the non-profit that serves as the bridge between academia and Wikipedia, the world’s largest and most popular encyclopedia. He’s an award-winning photographer and filmmaker and many of his images appeared in world-famous magazines, such as Washington Post, Forbes, Business Insider. He’s 

With his work, Frank Schulenburg wants to ensure that trustworthy and accurate information is easily accessible for free. He’s constantly working on improving the encyclopedia’s quality and delivering the content people want and need. 

Keynote topics:

Communicating Science

How teaching with Wikipedia changes the lives of students by helping students change the world

The two knowledge revolutions of the 21st century

Wikipedia: a look behind the scenes of the world’s largest encyclopedia

 

Book Frank Schulenburg for your next event

 

We highly encourage you to explore a full list of education keynote speakers! 

Top 4 space travel & exploration keynote speakers

Top 4 space travel & exploration keynote speakers

space travel keynote speaker

 

What do we really know about space? Is there life on Mars? Are we the only intelligent creatures in the Universe? The ever-evolving science and tremendous technological advances made it possible for us to get answers to burning questions and broaden our knowledge of the Cosmos. It may seem to us that we already learned a lot. The truth is… humans have explored about 4 percent of the visible universe so far! Let us introduce you to the real experts in the industry - our top 5 space travel & exploration keynote speakers: researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs and astronomers. 

FUN FACT

 

Did you know that.. the Cosmos is completely silent? Science fiction movies might suggest otherwise, yet you won’t hear a single sound out there. And why is that you may ask? Sound waves need a medium to travel. Without an atmosphere, the world of stairs will remain silent forever. Speaking of sound, time to meet our first keynote speaker - Charles Elachi, space explorer and innovator.

 

Dr. Charles Elachi, a pioneer and leader in planetary exploration

 

Charles Elachi space travel keynote

 

Charles Elachi is the director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Are you wondering what his typical day at work looks like? Charles oversees space exploration programs, leads the Jet Propulsion Lab team, and works closely with the team that builds robots designed to explore space. You've probably heard about the Mars Rovers, right? It was in fact Charles Elachi who played a big part in this project. Thanks to his knowledge and experience, more than a dozen robots were sent into space on a mission to gather new data.

In June 2016, after retiring from JP, he became a professor at Caltech. This opportunity allowed him to continue his research.

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The following highlights some of Charles Elachi’s keynote topics:

  • Earth and Climate Change Monitoring from Space
  • Innovation and Exploration
  • Inspiring Employees
  • Inspiring the Next Generation
  • Space and Planetary Exploration
  • Successfully Managing Large High Tech Organizations

Book Charles Elachi for your next event

 


“Historic Space Flight” - Richard Branson's story

 

 

Richard Branson is a man who needs no introduction. British entrepreneur, billionaire, creator of the Virgin Group comprising over 400 companies. Did you know that he is the second most followed person on LinkedIn? 

 

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If we wanted to even briefly talk about Richard Branson's business ventures, we would quickly run out of space! In 1984, Branson founded Virgin Atlantic Airways. Soon after that, he realized that standard airlines are not enough. In 2004, Richard Branson shared the exciting news with the world - an official launch of Virgin Galactic!

Commercial space flights sound pretty unbelievable, right? Not for Richard Branson! On July 11, the first Virgin Galactic space plane boarded four people, including company founder Richard Branson, 80 km above the Earth. In the next few years, Virgin Galactic plans to organize the first space flights with tourists on board. The list of applicants already includes 700 people, such as Tom Hanks, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga.

We highly encourage you to watch this TED keynote video to learn more about his fascinating ideas! 

 

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“From a Childhood Dream to The First Person On Mars” - space travel keynote speaker Alyssa Carson

 

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Why do kids want to become astronauts? Without a doubt, many of you dreamed about it too!  Allysa Carson felt the same and today, as one of the youngest astronauts, she’s inspiring others to follow their childhood dreams. When she was only 3 years old, she told her father, “Daddy, I want to be an astronaut, and be one of the people that go to Mars.” Although she is not entirely sure where this childhood dream came from, she was very meticulous in trying to make it come true. She started going to space camps, always eager to learn more about stars, planets and the Universe!

 

Now she is one of the seven ambassadors representing Mars One, a mission to establish a human colony on Mars in 2030. In October of 2016, Alyssa was the youngest person to graduate Advanced Possum Academy, officially making her certificate to go to space and become an astronaut trainee.

 

Watch Alyssa’s keynote and get inspired to follow your dreams!

 

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Moriba Jah

Astrodynamicist, Space Environmentalist and remarkable keynote speaker!

 

 

One of the reasons I chose to work at UT Austin is because it's home to one of the most advanced computing centers in the world. It's home to the fifth fastest supercomputing facility on the planet.

– Moriba Jah

 

Moriba Jah is an American space scientist, aerospace engineer and the director for Computational Astronautical Sciences and Technologies (CAST), a group within the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin.

 

Keynote topics:

 

  • Astrodynamics
  • Data Science
  • Diversity and Inclusivity
  • Engineering and Problem Solving
  • Multi-Source Information Fusion
  • Space Situational Awareness

Watch his TED keynote and learn more about the world's first crowdsourced space traffic monitoring system.

 

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Make 2021 a year of positive change. Top 3 motivational keynote speakers for your next event.

Top 3 motivational keynote speakers for your next event

 

For obvious reasons, 2020 is called the year of change or the year that changed everything. What changed, you may ask? Well, everything! The way we work, the way we communicate, the way we learn, and even the way we enjoy art! However, this is not the time to analyze the past, it is time to focus on what is ahead. And there’s a lot to focus on! How can we use the acquired knowledge and apply it to our everyday life? Let’s make 2021 a year of positive change! To help with that, we’ve decided to share with you our list of top 3 motivational speakers!

 

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INSPIRE YOUR AUDIENCE

 

Give your audience the option to hear inspiring stories from the comfort of their home! Our top motivational speakers deliver both in-person and virtual keynotes.

VIRTUAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

Motivational Speakers are an excellent choice for various types of events: big conferences targeting representatives of various industries, webinars or virtual classes for individuals looking for inspiration to make changes in their private life. We highly recommend booking a motivational keynote speaker to boost your employees who may have lost their motivation. The right speaker can change that! 

 

One thing is certain, our top motivational speakers will deliver unforgettable keynote speeches and share amazing stories. And believe us when we say that they have a lot to share: stories about their career paths, amazing and unprecedented journeys, achieving their goals and following their dreams. Some of them never suspected that they would be able to share their experiences and inspire others - and that makes them even more inspiring! 

 

The amazing story of Christopher Gardner’s life

 

 

Are you looking for a remarkable motivational keynote speaker? Someone who will share with your audience his journey and talk with full honesty about the obstacles he had to overcome to achieve his goals and live the life he wanted?  Christopher Gardner is the man you’re looking for!

 

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Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist, and single parent whose work has been recognized by many esteemed organizations. The story of his life is truly fascinating! Looking back at his impressive journey, it is impossible to guess that in the 1980s, as a result of several overlapping unfavorable circumstances, Gardener became homeless. What happened next? You can learn more about his journey reading the autobiography “The Pursuit of Happiness”. Some of you may recognize the title, this best-selling book was adapted into a film with Will Smith playing the main character.

 

It's ok to FAIL it's not ok to Quit”

Chris Gardner

 

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The Change Specialist and motivational keynote speaker - Mark DeVolder

 

 

There’s no growth without change. And no one can tell you more about the change than Mark DeVolder, who distinguishes himself as a change management specialist. As one of today’s original thinkers and motivators on transitions, he is a frequent presenter at top management meetings around the world. You can experience his keynotes both live and virtual. During his career, he even had a chance to coach NASA rocket scientists!

Is your next event happening soon? Do you want to talk about change and results? Mark will deliver an inspiring, entertaining and practical keynote speech, keeping your audience fully engaged! Do we have your attention? Sit back and watch The Change Specialist in action! 

 

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Earvin Magic Johnson - influential and inspiring basketball legend & businessman

 

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Earvin Magic Johnson is certainly one of those people who needs no introduction. After all, we are talking about the world-famous NBA champion, businessman, former basketball operations president of the Los Angeles Lakers, Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, and last but not least one of the most powerful and respected African-American businessmen and philanthropists in the world. 

 

I tell people to look at me and understand that everybody first told me that I couldn't be a 6-foot, 9-inch point guard, and I proved them wrong. Then they told me I couldn't be a businessman and make money in urban America, and I proved them wrong. And they thought I couldn't win all these championships, and I proved them wrong there as well.

Earvin Magic Johnson

 

Magic Johnson's decorated career in the NBA illustrates his talent and persistence as a leader. It's not magic, he says. His many years of success are the result of building a strong team, and his mission is to show entrepreneurs around the world how they can build their own teams to be successful.

 

For me, it always goes back to something I learned in basketball. There's winning and there's losing, and in life you have to know they both will happen. But what's never been acceptable to me is quitting.

Earvin Magic Johnson 

 

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Knowledge Providers #1 | Dr. Charles Elachi & Ali Aslan

We’re happy to share with you the very first edition of our new International Talk Series #KnowledgeProviders. Our first guest is the one and only Dr. Charles Elachi, a pioneer and leader in planetary exploration. Special thanks go to our moderator, international TV host and journalist Ali Aslan

Virtual keynote classes – learn new skills online!

Learn new skills online with virtual keynote speakers

Recent months have taught us that digital is a space for every industry! The largest conferences have moved online, we have converted the theatres and film festivals to online streaming services, and Zoom lessons and courses became an everyday activity for millions of students all around the world.

Just as 2020 was the year of testing new tools and solutions, we can confidently call 2021 the year of virtual keynotes! The new format has made it possible for previously hard-to-reach celebrities and experts to appear on our screens!  Through interactive webinars, courses and classes they shared their knowledge and taught us new skills. In this article, we want to showcase the variety of virtual keynote classes and encourage you to choose this format for your next event.

 

Virtual workout with Sugar Ray Leonard

 

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Working from home comes with certain disadvantages and obstacles. Home office is associated with less physical exercise and higher food intake. Hours spent in front of the computer, lead to health issues - back pain, obesity, headaches. Luckily, there’s a way to increase your physical activity in the comfort of your own place. Organize digital workout classes with a Champion Olympic and professional welterweight boxer - Sugar Ray Leonard!

Prepare your audience for extreme training and a large dose of motivation!

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Movie directing with Oliver Stone

 

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Oliver Stone is, without a doubt, one of the best visual storytellers. He wrote and directed over 20 full-length feature films. His award-winning films are listed as some of the most influential and iconic films of the last few decades. Believe it or not, this legendary filmmaker can join the list of your panelists!

Oliver Stone delivers unforgettable virtual keynotes on topics such as:

  • Current Affairs
  • Documentary production
  • Film-making
  • Script writing
  • Storytelling

Invite Academy Award Winning Director for your next event

 

Team-building virtual keynote with Mark Schulman

 

 

If your team needs to be empowered and inspired - Mark Schulman is the perfect guest for your next virtual meeting. He’s a real expert in delivering immersive virtual keynotes in his professional video studio.

There’s a reason why Mark Schulman calls himself the Rockstar Keynote. Expect high-energy, drum performances and lots of interaction with your audience!

Rockstar Keynote &  Celebrity Drummer

 

Virtual keynote with World Chess Grand Master - Garry Kasparov

 

 

Did you know that Garry Kasparov, an International Chess Master, served as a consultant on the Queen's Gambit set? Thanks to his knowledge and experience, the producers were able to show the viewers authentic games and portray chess and live in the Soviet Union in an accurate way.

In the last years, Garry Kasparov shares his knowledge on big and small stages. Now - also virtual ones! During his remarkable keynotes, Gary Kasparov talks about:

 

  • Achieving Goals
  • Business Strategy
  • Chess, Politics and Computers
  • Creativity
  • Human Rights
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Strategy

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Acting classes with Jamie Foxx

 

An Academy Award-winning actor, talented Grammy Award-winning musical artist and comedian, Jamie Foxx is one of Hollywood’s rare elite multi-faceted performers. On stage, Jamie talks about his story of bold choices that helped him achieve his goals and become an icon in the film and music business.

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Most requested keynotes topics.

Most requested keynote topics.

Find the perfect keynote speech for your next event!

From politics, through technology and the world of science to futurism & innovation. The list of keynote categories is long and varied! Keynote speakers included in the Global Speakers Bureau database are representatives of over a dozen different categories. When creating our speakers community, we made sure that the organizer of each kind of event could find the perfect speaker. Thanks to this, for each inquiry sent to our team, we always offer not one, but several keynote speakers to choose from. If your event brings together a large and highly diverse community, you may be wondering what categories of keynote will be the most universal. For this reason, we have compiled our list of the most requested keynote speakers! See them below!

Why does online privacy matter? Top keynote speakers tackling individual and national cyber security issues.

Online privacy is a problem that gathers new victims every year. Individuals are attacked by hackers and confidential data of global corporations is being leaked to the public. These are just some examples of the risks we are exposed to in the digital world. With the increase in threats and the number of hackers, the group of experts in the field constantly come up with new online privacy protection tools. Among the top authorities specializing in cyber security we can find few of our Keynote Speakers and we’re gonna use this article to showcase their knowledge, experience and incontestable talent. Let us present you people that know the ins and outs of individual and national cyber security!

The list of threats related to being online is long, so before we move on to the presentation of “digital heroes” fighting against cybercrime, we will briefly explain a few terms that will help you understand the topics our keynote speakers talk about during their presentations.

Cyber Security is the practice of defending computers, servers, networks and data from digital attacks

Online Espionage is the practice of spying or using spies in order to obtain information and data regarding the plans and activities of either competing companies or… a foreign government!

Malware is a term that can be used to describe an intentionally designed software to cause damage to a computer, network or server.

Meet our keynote speakers specializing in the cyber security issues

 

Edward Snowden - computer security consultant

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We couldn't start our list with anyone other than Edward Snowden. As many of you may know, he’s the author of the leak of top-secret information about National Security Agency surveillance activities. Stores based on the leaked data has made it to the covers of The Guardian, Washington Post and New York Times. His extremely brave action has caused him his freedom - U.S. Department of Justice unsealed charges against Snowden of two counts of violating the Espionage Act of 1917 and theft of government property. And that left him with no other choice than seeking an asylum in other countries.

Controversial action has made him a subject of international attention. As you can imagine, he has been called both a hero and traitor. Currently he’s sharing his knowledge and experience during keynotes, in which he tackles topics such as:

“Permanent Record'
Individual privacy
National Security
security clearance

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Kevin Mitnick - world's famous hacker

Who can tell us more about cyber security than a… former hacker? There is no one like Kevin and we’re proud to have him listed as part of Global Speakers Bureau.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that Kevin is on of the world’s most famous hacker. During his illegal activity he has hacked over 40 major corporations. What were the reasons for that? As he says himself - it was all done just for challenge! Once a FBI’s most wanted criminal is now a worldwide trusted security consultant. Besides protecting governments classified data and keeping global companies up to date with security levels Kevin is also an co-author of bestselling books and extraordinary keynote speaker. Write down these titles and learn more about computer security:

The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security
The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders & Deceivers
Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker
The Art of Invisibility

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Mikko Hypponen - cyber security expert

List of top keynote speakers specializing in the topic of cyber security wouldn’t be complete without a person responsible for tracking down the very first PC virus! Mikko Hypponen is a well-known authority in the field of computer security and privacy issues. His work experience with computers is truly impressive - he’s been working in that field for over 20 years! What are some of his achievements?

  • Research on cyber warfare and online espionage
  • Fighting the biggest malware outbreaks in the net
  • Involvement in catching several online criminals
  • Setting up one of the first websites and blogs in Europe
  • Tracking down first PC virus

Mikko is using sharing his knowledge and experience through keynotes. He has delivered hundreds of talks in over 40 countries. Besides regular keynotes, Mikko is also open for online engagements. We’re proud to say that he was one of the panelists on our very first Virtual Keynote in which we discussed the impact of COVID-19 on Tech industry. Click the graphic below to watch it online!

 

If you’re interested in the topic of his expertise, you should definitely take a look at his articles published in Scientific American and Foreign Policy magazines. To be up to date with his current work, we recommend to follow him on Twitter, for which he has actually won an award!

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If you’re planning to organize an event focused on digital appearance, security or technology and want one of the speakers listed above to become your panelist please email us or submit the form on the CONTACT page. Our associates will contact you immediately.

Work – Life balance: watch virtual keynote online

For the second time this year, we had the pleasure to organize Virtual Keynote. This time we talked about work-life balance: two well-known authorities share their tips on how to maintain balance in the times of pandemic, often referring to the struggle of working remotely. Like last time, we decided to record the entire conversation and share it with you in the form of a YouTube video - to watch from anywhere and at any time.

And to encourage you to watch the full video, let us present you to our panelists and share the memorable quotes from the event itself!

 

Keynote speaker #1 - Mariana Atencio

 


Mariana Atencio is a Peabody award-winning journalist, author of bestselling books and co-founder of Golike. We can’t forget about her impressive experience as a keynote speaker! And we’ve got all the statistics to prove the power of her speeches. Her TED Talk “What Makes You Special?” is one of the top 10 most watched on Youtube and has been translated into 11 languages.  Among one of her many memorable speeches, it’s worth pointing that she has keynoted at the United Nation’s Girl Up Summit; the American Library Association and the LinkedIn Annual Conference. During her talks she often speaks about topics such as: authenticity, storytelling, reinventing yourself, networking, empowerment, immigration and diversity. Here’s a little sneak peek in a form of Mariana’s quote from the webinar.

 

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Keynote speaker #2 - Pandit Dasa

 

Mariana was accompanied by the one and only Pandit Dasa - mindful leadership expert, motivational speaker and author of Urban Monk. His goal is to help organizations create workplace culture that is: mindful, based on empathy, encouraging to appreciate each other. He also inspires leaders to lead without ego, but instead - inspire, support and encourage. At Global Speakers Bureau we feel inspired just after reading Pandit’s bio! Imagine how powerful his speeches can be. To get a glimpse of his extraordinary skills as a keynote speaker, check out recording from our webinar: work-life balance 2020 and rise of diversity. You can find the link at the end of the article!

 

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A conversation between two amazing keynote speakers can’t be done without a moderation!

And that important task we have decided to hand over to Ismael Cala, who’s a real expert in presenting news, moderating events and producing content for national CNN television. Oh, we can’t forget the joy and smile (as some people tend to call him) he brought to our “virtual studio!”. 

Once again we want to thank you our extraordinary guests: Mariana Atencio, Pandit Dasa and Ismael Cala. Do you know that all three of them can be a special guest at virtual keynote of your choice? Inspire your employees, create online discussion or host an event as a brand and attract new customers. To invite a speaker for either virtual or live event contact us through e-mail sales@gspeakers.com or by calling +44 (207) 1936 587.

If you're working in Tech industry check out our first Virtual Keynote: TECH climate under COVID-19

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Virtual Keynote: Work-life balance 2020

How to maintain work-life balance in the times of pandemic? If you are struggling with productivity and end up working till late hours, this virtual keynote might be for you!

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Two well known authorities will share their tips and analyze the impact of COVID-19 on our work and everyday tasks. Meet the panelists:

👉 Mariana Atencio - award-Winning Journalist & Author, Co-Founder of GoLike
👉 Pandit Dasa - Mindful Leadership and Wellbeing Expert, Author of Urban Monk

Event will be moderated by Ismael Cala - Anchor and Producer for CNN en Español, Journalist

Virtual Keynote will take place on June 9th, 2020 11:00 AM in Eastern Time
Register now and get a notification on the day of the event!

Our Virtual Moderated Conversation will be organized in the form of a Zoom meeting.

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Virtual Keynote: watch online

COVID-19 pandemic has forced a lot of entrepreneurs to digitize their companies.

With most of the employees working from home we are now entering a new era on the job market. What are the predictions for the future and what can we do to prepare for upcoming inevitable changes? We have decided to invite 4 experts and authorities in tech industry to answer our burning questions about the future and share their predictions on what post-corona might look like. The virtual keynote event took place on 5th of May and was broadcasted live through Zoom. If you haven’t had a chance to see it live, we’re happy to announce that the video is now available to watch online - you can find the link at the end of the article! Event was hosted and moderated by one and only Stephen Sackur. Who joined him to discuss the impact of COVID-10 on TECH industry during our virtual keynote?

Our first #virtualkeynote has been a huge success! See the trailer here!

 

 

MEET THE FIRST VIRTUAL KEYNOTE PANELIST - URI LEVINE

 

If you have any questions about startups, Uri Levine is the right person to answer them all! Uri Levine is a co-founder, active chairman and first investor at FeeX. Why this startup is so important? It helped find end reduce hidden fees on financial services and played a big role in addressing this problem in the size of $600 billion in the US alone!

That’s not his only contribution in the start up industry. Uri Levine is an active member / chairman or investor in:

  • Zeek
  • Engie
  • FairFly
  • Moovit
  • Roomer

The list goes on and we’re excited to see him engage with new interesting projects. During our virtual keynote, Stephen Sackur asked about his predictions for the future from the perspective of an entrepreneur. Are you curious what he replied? Here’s a little sneak peek!

 

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MIKKO HYPPONEN

 

1991 - that’s the year when Mikko’s journey at F-secure started! Since then he fought the biggest malware outbreaks in the net that lead to catching several online criminals. He’s the person responsible for tracking down the person responsible for the very first PC virus! Mikko is truly an expert when it comes to topics such as:

 

  • cyber sabotage
  • cyberwar
  • online espionage
  • future of internet
  • online privacy
  • bitcoin

 

His experience and expertise in the cyber security is very impressive. As a result he was listed as one of the 50 most important people on the Web aby PC World magazine. As a go-to expert on future of internet he appeared on our virtual keynote: TECH climate under COVID-19. During the talk, Mikko has shared a truly interesting view on controversial contact-tracing apps. Are they safe? What technology are they based on? Find out the answers for those burning questions in our video. 

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MARK VAN RIJMENAM

 

Mark van Rijmenam is a well-known expert on artificial intelligence, blockchain and big data. He’s also an author of best-selling books: Think bigger, Blockchain and The organisation of Tomorrow. Have we mentioned that he started his virtual keynotes and webinars way before covid-19? That’s just one of the many reasons we asked him to join our talk. 

 

What will be the impact of covid-19 on future of work? Who is a Digital Employee? How to prepare ourselves for post-corona world in terms of analytics and data organisation? Learn more about upcoming changes in our video.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT MARK

 

 PIETER ABBEEL

 

Pieter Abbeel is a Berkeley Professor and Director of the Robot Learning Lab at UC Berkeley since 2008. His work focuses on apprenticeship learning as well as meta-learning and reinforcements learning. If you’re not familiar with those terms, let us shortly explain! His research is dedicated to… robots! And he accomplished extraordinary effects: his robots learned advanced helicopter aerobatics, organizing laundry or vision-based robotic manipulation.

During our talk, Pieter was asked to share his prediction regarding the future of work. Are robots coming after our jobs? What are their limitations? 

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LEARN MORE ABOUT PIETER

 

VIRTUAL KEYNOTE HOST - STEPHEN SACKUR

Finally, let’s not forget our remarkable host! Some of you may recognize him as a presenter of HARDtalk, BBC World News' flagship current affairs interview programme. With a keen interest in politics, he has covered topics such as: 2000 US presidential elections, the clinton scandal and impeachment trial, guns and weapon manufacturer lawsuits in the US. We’re very pleased that this incredible journalist has accepted our invitation to host virtual keynote and interview our guests.  

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Hopefully we provided you with more than one reason to spare 1 hour of your time and watch our video! Are you in? You can find recording of Zoom meeting on out YouTube channel:

 

Virtual Keynote: TECH climate under COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 we are all aware of the changes that we are experiencing throughout the world and every industry is affected in one way or another. The one thing that is certain is that technology is now playing an even more important role. The intensity of Internet traffic and the growth of online activity is entering a new realm of possibilities and there is all the more reason to be optimistic and brace the changes that are coming but also what to be aware off. That's why as Global Speakers Bureau we decided to organize a Virtual Keynote Series in which we'll invite well known experts and authorities in their respective fields, who will discuss topics such as: leadership in the times of crisis, tech climate under COVID-19 and many more!


Meet virtual keynote panelists

 

First Virtual Moderated Conversation will focus on the impact of technology in the times of pandemic and predictions for the nearest future. Invited panelists are definitely worth watching as each of them have already clearly shown their value to some of the biggest corporations in the World.

The panel will be moderated by BBC’s HARDTalk host Stephen Sackur and the panelists are:

Founder of WAZE - Uri Levine
Cyber security authority - Mikko Hypponen
Expert on the Future of Work and the Organisation of Tomorrow - Mark van Rijmenam
Berkeley Professor and Robotics/AI expert - Pieter Abbeel

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Virtual Keynote will take place on May 5, 2020 07:00 PM CET.
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Working remotely – simple ways to maintain morale and maximize efficiency in your home office

Working remotely - simple ways to maintain morale and maximize efficiency in your home office

We know what you’re thinking: another article on working remotely? Well, this time it comes from experts in the field! At Global Speakers Bureau we have proudly implemented a home office strategy from the very beginning. Not only we work from different cities, but from different countries! How does it affect our teamwork? What about the timezone differences? If you’re a business owner who just happened to start communicating with your team through apps like Zoom, Slack and Asana, we’re here to help you figure out how to approach this matter like a pro!

 

Working remotely is not easy

 

There, we said it. We know exactly how it feels like the very first days. You get to stay in home all day, not have other people sniffing around your workspace and obviously - no dress code! As fun as it might sound, another days brings boredom and lack of motivation. Why even bother getting dressed, leaving the bed? Soon days will turn into weeks and you’ll lose the count on what day it is. And from then, things just get worse.

It takes a lot of practice, motivation and most importantly - good time management skills to maintain work-life balance and stay efficient! Enough of the promises, let’s get straight to our tips.

Home office: working remotely

 

Set up your work space and take off that comfy pajama

 

Your bed is not a work space. As tempting as it may seem, you have to leave that comfy materace in order to be productive. The best option is to have your desk outside the bedroom. In that case, you’ll be forced to leave the bed in order to start working remotely. If for any reason that’s not possible and you’re living in a smaller place, simply put your desk as far as possible from your bed.

Next thing on the list? Start getting ready to “leave to work”. Keeping your old habits may be useful, start your day with a hot coffee, breakfast and shower and then put on your outfit. Now hold on a second, we don’t ask you to put on a tailored suit or fancy dress, simply switch from your pajama to something as comfortable. It’s all about playing tricks with your mind… Your favorite comfy tracksuit will work, believe us!

 

How to stay productive working remotely?

 

Take breaks while working remotely

 

So now, when you’re dressed and ready to start a day what you need is some motivation to get through it. Let’s think about it - what usually drives you to get things done? Yes, those short coffee breaks and - everyone’s favourite - a bit longer lunch break. When working on daily schedule don’t forget to include them in your timetable. Just think about it! Some may say that most people are more productive in the morning. We think that we simply want to get the “heavy stuff” done before lunch. So once again, remember about your breaks! They will help you, sometimes completely unconsciously, to plan and do your job in a more efficient way.

Oh, and maybe we should mention that breaks are good, but only when well planned. At the end, it is all about working remotely and being productive!

 

Working remotely with no people around you? Say hello to your virtual assistants: Asana, Zoom and Toggl

 

The thing with virtual assistants is that they might actually make you feel like you never left your office… but you can stay in your comfiest armchair and tracksuit. Well, unless you’re using Zoom, then you may want to look a little more formally. It’s up to you!

Let’s start from the beginning.

Asana is a work management platform for you and your employee. It helps the whole team to stay focused on their goals, projects and tasks and you to stay on track. If you’re not a fan of what is called a creative mess and prefer more organized style, Asana might be what you’re looking for! Not convinced yet? You can try Asana for free and then decide if it’s suits your company!

Are you lacking everyday meetings with your employees and customers or maybe you simply miss brainstorming in conference room? Zoom is here to rescue! The platform is gaining more and more popularity thanks to its easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars. Zoom has something that we like the most - large number of possibilities in one tool. On their website you’ll find short video introductions, instructions and even a live training, so that you can take full advantage of its possibilities. Basic plan for personal meetings is completely free. It’s worth mentioning though that business plans have very reasonable prices.

Last but not least - Toggl! It’s a perfect tool for those who are easily distracted. If you happen to find yourself reading about “best diy ways to refresh your wardrobe” or somehow you end up watching funny cat videos instead of working… Then you should definitely download Toggl. It’s a simple time tracker with powerful reports about your activity. What’s more, you can save some time on micromanaging your team. Toggl will supervise their work, while you can focus on more important things!

 

Schedule weekly or daily calls with your team 

 

Staying on track with your team is obviously very important while working remotely. It allows you not only to supervise their work and be oriented in their progress, but what may be even more important in those difficult times, to maintain morale. We’ve got a simple but valuable advice for you! Always start a conversation with simple questions. Ask how they are, make sure they are safe and healthy. In this way you will show them that you care about their welfare - and you should never underestimate the importance of sense of security and stability. At a time when we’re all worried about uncertain tomorrow being a good leader is a great value!

 

 

Virtual events and keynotes

 

Social distancing has caused us to look for other forms of communication than a regular meetings or events. What to do if you are pretty new in that field and have no clue how to prepare yourself (especially when you’re not supposed to leave your house)? We have something that might be helpful! What about some guidance from a real expert, who has done online virtual events and virtual keynotes since 2001? This short video from Thomas Koulopoulos is full of tips and methods that can be used when preparing an online webinar or event! We are pretty sure that you might find some of them very useful!

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Learn more about Thomas Koulopoulos

 

Word of advice from Lucas Gielner - CEO of Global Speakers Bureau

 

We hope that we have helped you a bit to overcome all this confusion with working remotely! Try to patiently follow our guidelines to finally find out that each day you’re more and more efficient and productive. Finally, we have some last advice for you from Lucas Gielner!

 

"Some of the biggest idea's, brands and companies we know of today were born from home offices.... Imagine the creativity boom going on right now. So let your quite little corner at home be a part of something big."

Top 5 keynote speakers for your next event in 2020.

Top 5 keynote speakers for your next event in 2020.

Cyber security, artificial intelligence, along with startups, entrepreneurship and diversity – those are the key topics for 2020 that should be included in your event agenda. If you’re planning your next conference, look no more! We’re here to help you find your best speaker and make your event even bigger. Find out our top 5 keynote speakers for this year.

 

What you need to know?

Choosing a right speaker is certainly not an easy task. Keynote speakers lists are constantly evolving with attractive new talents and bringing us new inspiring stories. With an upcoming deadline and a huge list of to-do tasks for your upcoming event, we’re here to help you to find the proper speakers. Before you dig into our list, remember that these are our subjective choices. If you’re looking for a speaker for a specific topic, don’t hesitate to contact us – our team is ready to brainstorm and get back to you with tailored list of speakers. While sending your inquiry, it is important to include the following information, below, as it will help us identify the most relevant speakers for you.

● date of your event
● venue (country, city, available space)
● audience (tell us more about your guests)
● budget
● area of expertise

 

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Uri Levine - start up industry without secrets!

 

Uri Levine keynote speaker

Uri Levine is a passionate serial entrepreneur and mentor to young entrepreneurs. He is the co-founder of Waze, one of the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation apps. Uri has worked in all possible business areas, focusing on solving “big problems”, and saving consumers money and time while empowering them.

“Fall in love with the problem, not the solution.” - Uri Levine

As a start-up guru, Uri Levine will make any event focused on entrepreneurship truly special. His goal, as he states himself, is quite ambitious: he’s firmly committed to spreading entrepreneurial thinking and changing the world for the better.

Find out more about Uri’s career, achievements and keynote topics: MORE INFO

 


Keynote speaker Mikko Hypponen - secure your web!

 

Mikko Hypponen keynote speaker

Cyber security is an extremely important topic for all organizations and businesses across every industry. When it comes to protecting your data, Mikko Hypponen is the person to tell you all about it! If you read about first PC virus, you surely have heard about Mikko, as he is the person responsible for tracking down the authors of the very first PC virus. What’s more, Mikko Hypponen set up one of the first websites in Europe, and he started one of the first blogs in history. You should definitely check out his award-winning Twitter account for daily dose of knowledge!

Mikko Hypponen is a world-wide authority on computer security and privacy issues. He has been a huge player in the cyber security industry for over 20 years! During his impressive career he has fought the biggest malware outbreaks in the net. As a result, he has been involved in catching several online criminals.

Check out some of the keynote topics for Mikko’s speech:

  • Bitcoin
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Cyber Sabotage
  • Cyberwar
  • Fighting Online Crime
  • Future of Internet
  • Hacking, Hackers and Online Criminals
  • Leaks and Whistleblowers
  • Online Privacy

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Sebastian Thrun - development of the Google self-driving car

Sebastian Thrun keynote speaker

“I have a really deep belief that we create technologies to empower ourselves. We've invented a lot of technology that just makes us all faster and better, and I'm generally a big fan of this. I just want to make sure that this technology stays subservient to people. People are the number one entity there is on this planet.”

 

Any sentence written or spoken by Sebastian Thrun immediately becomes a significant quote. This speaker surely knows how to choose words wisely and amuse the audience! It shouldn’t be a surprise then, that Fast Company named him the fifth most creative person in business, and Foreign Policy chosed him Global Thinker #4! Sebastian shows us that great and groundbreaking discoveries come not only from mathematics and exact sciences, but also from creativity and the ability to think outside of the box

Sebastian Thrun is CEO of Udacity, an online private educational organization. He has published over 370 scientific papers and 11 books, and he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering in the US. During his work for Google, he founded Google X - a branch responsible for Google self-driving car and Google Glasses. Innovation is the most important factor when it comes to Sebastian’s long list of achievements.

If you are planning an event dedicated to machine learning, robotics and AI make sure that the man responsible for putting self-driving cars on roads is there!

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Graça Machel - a true leader, international advocate for women’s and children’s rights and inspirational keynote speaker

 

Graca Machel keynote speaker

“Preventing the conflicts of tomorrow means changing the mind-set of youth today.”

 

Graça Machel is one of the most inspiring women we know! You may know her as Nelson Mandela third wife, but what you should learn is that she devoted her life to fighting for the rights of women and children as a humanitarian and politician. She served as Minister of for Education and Culture of Mozambique between 1975 and 1989. Currently she’s chairman of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH). It's worth mentioning that Graça Machel is the only person in history to have been first lady of two different African countries: Mozambique and South Africa.

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Sugar Ray Leonard - surprise your audience with a celebrity keynote speaker!

sugar ray leonard keynote speaker

“I've always believed that you can be whatever you want to be if you are willing to sacrifice and dedicate yourself.”

 

We’re ending our list with a celebrity appearance! Sugar Ray Leonard is former professional boxer, one of the most beloved and successful fighters. For Leonard, life was often tough—as a child, he witnessed lives around him wasted by crime and violence. With his determination, he decided to aim higher and follow his dreams. This amazing story of overcoming obstacles will surely inspire your audience!

When it comes to his awards and medals, the list could go on endlessly. Let’s just mention that finished his pro boxing career with a 36-3-1 record and 25 knockouts. In 1997 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Let your audience meet the one and only Sugar Ray Leonard

Leadership speakers Silvia Damiano & Juan Carlos Cubeiro

Leadership speakers of the month: Silvia Damiano & Juan Carlos Cubeiro

We are back with our #SpeakerOfTheMonth series! We decided that this month's theme will be leadership which is an extremely complex concept. And that’s why we will introduce you to not just one, but two leadership speakers who are experts in this field.

 

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

Although you have to treat these words at a bit of a distance, they can surely be helpful in understanding what leadership is. It may refer to the actions of a political leader who wants to achieve a goal or to a person running his own company who is developing a strategy that will help him beat the competition. Leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act toward achieving a common goal.

Silvia Damiano

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Everyone who is interested in  leadership should already know the greatest leadership activist Silvia Damiano! She is a scientist, educator, author of bestselling books, coach, award-winning leadership specialist,  filmmaker and also a great speaker! If you haven't seen her TEDx talk “Leadership is upside down” (which is also a title of her amazing book), you'd better catch up quickly.  Thanks to her scientific background and curiosity about the human brain she decided to devote to research on optimal brain function and neuroscience in leadership.

 

“Imagining the future starts in your brain, having the courage to implement what you imagine resides in your gut, making it happen is only possible with the passion of your heart.”

- Silvia Damiano

 

Silvia strongly believes that leaders in 21st century global economy and their organisations must radically change long-held ideas of what constitutes effective leadership. That’s why she founded About My Brain Institute in 2009 which focuses on democratizing leadership & neuroscience.

 

Juan Carlos Cubeiro

Have  you ever heard of ManpowerGroup? It’s world’s leading talent solutions company with nearly 14,000 client companies in Spain, which helps generate more than 12 million jobs in 82 countries a year. Let us introduce you to its Head of Talent - the one and only Juan Carlos Cubeiro!

 

 

He not only headed strategic consulting projects in Leadership, Executive Coaching and Career Management for more than 1,000 companies (in 33 years)  but also published 49 (so far!) books focused on leadership and management. If his achievements were not intimidating enough for you, let us tell you that he has a successful twenty-year long academic career behind him.

 

"A good part of the vision process does not take place thanks to the eyes. The eyes act as hands that extend "outward" and capture meaningless "things", transmitting them to the brain. Then deliver the "things" to memory. We see something only when the brain interprets it in terms of comparative action."

"La sensación de fluidez” (“The Fluency Sensation”) Juan Carlos Cubeiro

 

Cubeiro is also  a well known international leadership speaker. He had lectures in Johannesburg, Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Rome or Tel Aviv as well as Buenos Aires and many, many more. If all this was not enough, he always finds time to read one book a day!

 

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Source: www.aboutmybrain.com

 

Speaking about books! It is worth mentioning that Sylvia Damiano and Juan Carlos Cubeiro worked together on a book called Leadership is Upside Down: The i4 Neuroleader Revolution! In which Damiano proposes to look at leadership through new lenses by turning the pyramid upside down and encouraging everybody to embrace their own leadership.

We are looking forward to see what new this talented two specialists will bring to the topic of leadership in the book they were currently working on, which will be released soon!

 

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Top 6 inspiring TED talks. Learn how to get things done.

December is the perfect time to start planning the New Year, and along with it - the execution of our dreams, ideas and business goals! Although the weather outside may not be inspiring, we know a great way to get just the right dose of motivation. We have prepared for you a set of 6 inspiring TED talks. Of course, you’ll find some business motivational speakers from our bureau on the list!