Legendary thought leaders dive below the surface of events that compete daily for our attention and highlight the role of digital infrastructures and public policy shifts in transforming how we live, work and play.
Using compelling research ranging from corporate board rooms to World of Warcraft online gaming, they show that by making our passions our professions and moving out to the periphery, we can finally achieve our true potential.
John Hagel III is an author and former consultant who specializes in the intersection of business strategy and information technology. In 2007, Hagel, along with John Seely Brown and Lang Davison, founded the Deloitte Center for the Edge Innovation. Hagel is also involved with a number of other organizations, including the World Economic Forum, Innovation Exchange with John Seely Brown and Henry Chesbrough, the International Academy of Management, and the Aspen Institute.
After a unique career path from Navy nuclear engineer to Harvard MBA to leadership roles at IDEO and Frog Design, Michael Meyer is currently the CEO of Adaptive Path.
With an international background in cross-cultural communications and linguistics, Kevin O'Malley applies unique training and coaching skills, as well as partnership building, to the world of corporate speaking and events.
His approach successfully brings disciplines such as deconstruction and semiotics into executive development and face-to-face interactions with targeted audiences.
Building on a background in video, multi-media and event production for clients including Atari, The Gap, Clorox, Hay Consulting, Kingsford Charcoal, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Goodwill Industries, and Foote Cone Belding. O'Malley works both ends of a speaking event, from creative content and presentation to working directly with conference producers and meeting planners to create optimum on-site experiences.
Educated at Cornell University, Magna Cum Laude with graduate studies at l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.
John Seely Brown
John Seely Brown (JSB) was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation until April 2002 as well as the director of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) until June 2000. A master integrator and instigator of productive friction, JSB explores the whitespace between disciplines and builds bridges between disparate organizations and ideas. In his more than two decades at PARC, Brown transformed the organization into a truly multidisciplinary research center at the creative edge of applied technology and design, integrating social sciences and arts into the traditional physics and computer science research and expanding the role of corporate research to include topics such as the management of radical innovation, organizational learning, complex adaptive systems, and nano-technologies.
JSB is currently a visiting scholar and advisor to the Provost at the University of Southern California (USC) where he facilitates collaboration between the schools for Communication and Media and the Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT). JSB is also the Independent Co-Chairman for Deloitte’s Center for the Edge where he pursues research on institutional innovation and a reimagined work environment built on digital culture, ubiquitous computing, and the need for constant learning and adaptability. His personal research interests include digital youth culture, digital media, and the application of technology to fundamentally rethink the nature of work and institutional architectures in order to enable deep learning across organizational boundaries – in brief, to design for emergence in a constantly changing world.