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Jennifer Vessels speaker

Jennifer Vessels

Connecting People to Future Success

Jennifer Vessels, CEO of Next Step, has led growth and change for the world’s largest companies, Adobe, Cisco, Genentech, Google, Schneider Electric. As a Silicon Valley innovator, she brings insider insights to the growth of AI, Future of Work, Leadership and real world examples of people and technology working together for future success.

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Jennifer Vessels's 2024 biography

Jennifer Vessels – Global Innovation Leader, Futurist, AI, Change Expert

Having led transformation for worlds-leading companies including Adobe, Autodesk, Cisco, GE, Novartis, Jennifer is an expert on change, leadership, AI / technology innovation. Her key notes include lessons learned, Silicon Valley insider insights to future of work and practical tools all can use to fast-track success in a rapidly changing world.

Today is a tipping point – economically, geopolitically, environmentally and technologically. Leaders are under pressure. Through Jennifer’s bold vision, examples and framework, they and their teams leave her sessions committed to:

  • Embrace change and lead with agility
  • Explore and responsibly use AI and technology to gain competitive advantage
  • Innovate, think differently and create new opportunities for growth
  • Empower people to let go of fear and shine as future-ready leaders
  • Lead with PEACE – Purpose, Exploration, Action, Collaboration, Empowerment

Having built the international business for global leaders UB Networks, Tandberg, Cisco, Jennifer founded Next Step in 2006 to accelerate corporate success during periods of change. She and her team of 40 professionals have led transformation in Adobe, Autodesk, Avinor, Google, Novartis, RaboBank, Schneider Electric, WSGR.

As a Silicon Valley innovator based in Europe, Jennifer inspires and advises people on best use of AI and technology to accelerate productivity, growth, customer and employee satisfaction. She believes that technology can empower, liberate and enable people to create, develop and achieve much greater worklife satisfaction. Her keynotes, workshops and advisement services focus on the role and value of people in an AI-powered world.

Jennifer earned her MBA from San Jose State University (Silicon Valley) and MS in Occupational Psychology in London. Her insights are have been included in publications by EFMD, World Economic Forum, Future of Work, IoD, San Jose Mercury News, New York Times. Jennifer is author of “Bridge to America” and numerous articles including “Power of Peers: Future of Collaboration with Innovation Ecosystems” and “Future Success Today: How Leaders are Winning with Technology”.

In addition to her consulting and speaking work, Jennifer facilitates a regular videocast “Journey into the Future” in which people collaborate to share, learn, act on new technology developments and Executive Growth Circles through which corporate leaders address common Specific Actionable Challenges to accelerate success.

Jennifer is the speaker to book when you want:

  1. Actionable takeaways guaranteed to deliver future-readiness
  2. Insider insights and examples of how AI and emerging technology accelerates business results
  3. Concise guidelines for success in the future of work
  4. Real-world stories and lessons from Silicon Valley, EMEA, Middle East, Americas
  5. Proven methodology to fast-track future success with PEACE

All of Jennifer’s sessions are customized to fully address client’s specific needs and desired takeaways. Any session can be offered in person or virtually as a keynote, masterclass or workshop with practical tools to maximize clients’ return on investment.

Jennifer Vessels's 2024 talks & topics

Artificial Intelligence: Key to Success for People

Artificial intelligence and its impact on society is accelerating at quantum speed. Jennifer Vessels’ Silicon Valley insider insights and practical examples demystify AI, inspire and prepare people to work with technology to deliver exponentially greater results. Her view of importance of people in driving, using and working with (not being replaced by) AI will inspire all to explore, empower and move into the future with PEACE (her proven framework for change).

Audiences leave with:

  • Clear understanding of what AI is and how people can succeed in AI powered world
  • Practical approaches they can use to safely explore and use AI in daily activities
  • Framework for approaching, adopting and working with AI and other technologies

Change is the Only Constant

We are at a tipping point – economically, geopolitically, environmentally and technologically. Business as usual is no longer an option. This keynote will enlighten, inspire and challenge all to embrace change, overcome fear and move forward in new ways with PEACE.

Audience members will leave with:

  • Clarity of why change is essential and ways to deal with fear
  • Proven approaches they can use to think differently and succeed in an uncertain future
  • Framework for change with PEACE

Future-ready Leadership: Powered by AI

Business as usual is no longer an option – AI, multi-generational diverse teams, hybrid workplaces and rapidly changing market needs are redefining work, the value of people and purpose of business. Jennifer’s inspiring view of the future of work combined with her real-world experience with worlds’ leading companies provide a fast track to future success using her unique PEACE framework.

Audiences leave with:

  • Confidence and inspiration to ask questions, view work, engage with colleagues differently
  • Techniques they can use to embrace change, adapt and succeed today into the future
  • Proven framework for success with PEACE

Future-ready Success with Technology (AI, VR, Robotics, Web3, Quantum)

Technology is dramatically changing society, work and life. People are pressured to adapt, disrupt or face career death. Forward thinking leaders are harnessing advanced technology to drive growth. Yet, for many, it can be scary. Learn how 25 global corporations are successfully selecting, implementing and benefiting from advanced technology – while increasing engagement and future success of their people.

Audiences leave with:

  • Proven techniques they can use organization-wide to successfully identify, select and adopt AI and other technology
  • Inspiration to responsibly embrace new technology with PEACE
  • Tools and commitment to succeed with advanced technology

Future of Work: Roadmap to PEACE

We are at a tipping point of change – leaders must navigate through uncertainty, embracing technology culture, innovating and disrupting to avoid being disrupted. Based on her experience leading transformation for Adobe, Avinor, CDW +, Jennifer provides clear guidelines and methodology for PEACE during change. People leave her sessions committed to shift mindset, transform culture and business models while innovating and empowering people to achieve future success.

Audiences leave with:

  • Clarity of how they can thrive in a world where change the new normal
  • Practical steps they can follow to shift mindset, business model, culture for success
  • Actions they can take immediately to improve results with PEACE

Humans vs Machines: Role of People in AI/Technology-Driven Society

“Automation and AI will be the end of jobs and society” stated by Stephen Hawkings in 2016. Steve Jobs countered “Technology is nothing compared to people. If you give smart people with good intentions advanced tools, they’ll create a better future”.

This keynote shows how technology AND people can co-create a better future. It includes practical techniques people can use to safely explore AI, build the skills for tomorrow’s success and avoid disruption.

Audiences leave with:

  • Foresight of growing impact of technology
  • Understanding of the skills that will be in highest demand over next years
  • Commitment to take action to learn, update skills and thrive with technology

Jennifer Vessels's 2024 speaking fees

Jennifer travels from:
  • Norway

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