Jay Samit

Digital media innovator, serial entrepreneur, intrepreneur and disruptor.

Jay Samit is one of the world’s leading experts in disruption and innovation. He launches billion dollar businesses, transforms entire industries, revamps government institutions, and for over three decades continues to be at the forefront of global trends. As the author of the 2015 book Disrupt Yourself Jay shows how business techniques can be used to transform you, leading to greater entrepreneurial and professional rewards.

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About Jay Samit

Jay Samit’s 1st hand experience of disruption, when he was an executive in the music industry, puts him in an excellent position to teach people and businesses how to spot change and capitalise on it, by thinking like entrepreneurs. As a proven trend spotter he shows us how to seize opportunities in this era of endless innovation.


Jay Samit, has been at the helm of many digital watersheds, from negotiating with Steve Jobs over iTunes, to having the original leader in college social networks. He pioneered breakthrough advancements in mobile video, internet advertising, ecommerce, eBooks, and digital music.

He helped grow companies such as LinkedIn and eBay and held senior management roles at Sony and Universal Studios.

A list of his partners and associates reads like a who’s who of innovators, including: Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg, Steve Jobs, Reid Hoffman, David Geffen and Richard Branson. Samit accurately predicts the future because he is constantly working with those who create it.

As a deal maker he has created enduring strategic partnerships globally; including multi-million dollar deals with: McDonald's, Coca Cola, United Airlines, Microsoft, Ford, GM, and Best Buy.


He is the CEO of SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC) which provides multi-screen TV services for video service providers in over 70 countries. He is Adjunct Professor: USC Viterbi School of Engineering - University of Southern California

Current/Past Roles and Positions

Digital media innovator, serial entrepreneur, intrepreneur and disruptor

Speaking Style

Exciting, high energy, entertaining, informed – Jay will bring you bang up to date on what’s disrupting the business landscape and what to do about it.

Speaking Topics

  • Disruption Decoded: How to Seize Opportunity and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation
  • How to Disrupt Yourself
  • Surviving and Thriving in Today's Economy
  • The Disruptive Mindset: Anticipating the Innovations and Changes in Your Industry
  • How to predict the future in business
  • What’s working in digital media


"Despite the constantly changing tides of the media industry, Jay Samit has been at the forefront of global trends for over three decades. He has been an intrapreneur and entrepreneur and excelled at both." - Wall Street Journal

"Jay Samit is one of the world's most successful digital media innovators" - Founders Institute

"To survive in today's economy, everyone needs to think like an entrepreneur. Samit shows how we have the power to succeed in business by disrupting our internal limitations, turning obstacles into opportunities, and killing our best ideas. This is a must-read for every entrepreneur and intrapreneur wanting greater satisfaction out of their careers" - Kelly Perdew, entrepreneur and winner of The Apprentice

Books By Jay Samit

  • Disrupt Yourself 2015 
  • The Secrets of Successful Social Media Marketers 2011

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