Jay Samit: Biography highlights

Jay Samit is one of the world’s leading experts in disruption and innovation.

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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.

His first-hand experience of disruption, when he was an executive in the music industry, put 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’s Background

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

Jay is an exciting, high energy, entertaining and informed speaker who will bring your audience up-to-date on what’s disrupting the business landscape and what to do about it.


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It's Time to Disrupt You! | Jay Samit | TEDxAugusta
It's Time to Disrupt You! | Jay Samit | TEDxAugusta
Jay Samit on the Keys to Radical Disruption | Impact Theory
Jay Samit on the Keys to Radical Disruption | Impact Theory
Jay Samit   Startup Distruption
Jay Samit Startup Distruption
Top 10 Start-Up Secrets by Jay Samit
Top 10 Start-Up Secrets by Jay Samit
Wall Street Journal

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 entrepreneur and entrepreneur and excelled at both.'

Founders Institute

'Jay Samit is one of the world's most successful digital media innovators'

Entrepreneur and winner of The Apprentice

'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 entrepreneur wanting greater satisfaction out of their careers'

Kelly Perdew

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