General Session Speakers 

Keynote Speaker:
Lisa Bodell
futurethink

As a globally recognized futurist and expert on innovation, Lisa Bodell ignites new thinking with high energy and humor. She is an award-winning author and CEO of futurethink, an innovation-training firm that helps businesses embrace change and become world-class innovators. Her mission is to provoke fresh thinking around what’s possible, and help people better solve problems with intentionally simple, easy-to-use tools. She has helped thousands of senior leaders ignite innovation at the New York Stock Exchange, Pfizer, Google, Lockheed Martin, and many others.

Lisa is also the author of the best-selling book Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution, which won the 2014 Axiom Best Business Book Award and was voted Best Business Book by USA Book News and Booz & Co. A respected thought-leader on innovation, Lisa has appeared on NPR, FOX News, and in publications such as Fast Company, The New York Times, and WIRED. She is a monthly columnist for strategy+business, and frequent contributor to Forbes and Harvard Business Review.

 


Closing General Session:
Brian Olsen's Art in Action

Brian is an explosion—he creates a colorful display of paint, energy, music and passion. Using fingertips, palms, elbows and up to thee brushes in each hand, Brian paints portraits of famous people including musicians, sports figures, and top corporate heads on a four and a half by six foot canvas in just a matter of minutes. His creations are choreographed to music that is powerful and stimulates the senses. Brian’s Art in Action is described as “an emotional experience” taking his audience through an amazing journey of excitement, suspense, cheer, and surprise. His ability to captivate his audience and share the experience of color, music, and action is a way to bring people into the world of art and creativity. It is a new artform that brings people together to share the explosion of art and stir up the personal creativity we all have within.

 

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