Called a visionary by CNBC, Nilofer Merchant's ideas are shaping the future of organisations of all shapes and sizes. Thinkers 50 named her its “Future Thinker” 2013 & welcomed her into the rankings of top business gurus 2015. One to pay attention to she was named the Number 1 person most likely to influence the future of management.
Nilofer has had a meteoric career; from administrator to CEO to board member of a NASDAQ-traded company. She has been called “the Jane Bond of Innovation” for her ability to guide Fortune 500 and start-up companies - has written two best-selling books: The New How 2010 and 11 Rules for Creating Value in the #SocialEra 2012 and has developed her unique concept of "Onlyness" for her 3rd.
Those who work with her praise her ability to think strategically and to lead the way towards innovation by thinking collaboratively. She is at home in the social era and knows how to take others along with her.
Nilofer has had a fabulously diverse career. By the age of 26, she had led a division of Apple Computers and run six political campaigns. She has launched over 100 products in different markets and fought a competitive battle against Microsoft for Symantecs Anti-Virus division and won. She created the web presence for both Time Inc. and CNN.
She teaches innovation at Stanford and Santa Clara Universities - speaks all over the world and helps companies such as Logitech, Symantec, HP, Yahoo & VMWare to develop new product strategies, optimise revenue and enter new markets.
She serves on boards for both public and private companies and writes for the Harvard Business Review.
A fresh and powerful voice, eloquent, relevant, now.
An exciting and vibrant speaker Nilofer has:
Corporations such as General Electric, Skanka and IBM have brought her into their leadership teams to ready themselves for the future. Google invited her as a speaker at their famous Google @Authors program to educate them on thriving in the Social Era.
Her famous TED Talk “Got A Meeting? Take A Walk” in which she posits that “sitting is the new smoking” has been viewed by more than a million people around the globe.
"A rare combination: strategic, well-researched and actionable. Nilofer Merchant helps you see whats at stake in the connection economy" - Seth Godin
"Nilofer is one of the few people I know who can be described as truly brilliant, she has a deep commitment to culture and innovation as she has lived the walk" - Les McKneown CEO Predictable Success
"Fast wit and clear ideas... Nilofer got everyone engaged throughout her presentation and talking long after she left" - Paul Papas, Global Commerce Leader, IBM