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 Seely Brown
John Seely Brown, commonly referred to as “JSB,” is a visiting scholar and advisor to the provost at the University of Southern California and the independent co-chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge. Prior to that, he was the chief scientist of Xerox Corporation and director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), a position he held for nearly two decades. While head of PARC, JSB expanded the role of corporate research to include such topics as the management of radical innovation, organizational learning, complex adaptive systems, and nanotechnologies. JSB is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) and the National Academy of Education, a fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and of AAAS, and a trustee of the MacArthur Foundation. He serves on numerous public and private boards. He is the author of several books including, most recently, A New Culture of Learning with Douglas Thomas.
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.