Best-selling author, keynote speaker and #1-ranked business strategist, technology and trend forecaster
Scott Steinberg: Biography highlights
Hailed as “The Master of Innovation” by Chase Bank and Fortune magazine, and World’s Leading Business Strategist, award-winning professional speaker and trends expert Scott Steinberg is a bestselling expert on leadership and innovation.
Full biography of Scott Steinberg
Scott Steinberg’s background
The President and CEO of BIZDEV: The International Association for Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, recent books include breakout hits Lead With Your Heart, Millennial Marketing: Bridging the Generation Gap and Make Change Work for You: 10 Ways to Future-Proof Yourself, Fearlessly Innovate, and Succeed Despite Uncertainty.
One of the world’s most celebrated business speakers, futurists, and strategic innovation consultants, as seen in 600+ outlets from CNN to TIME and The Wall St. Journal, the Fortune 500 calls him a “defining figure in business and technology” and “top trendsetter to follow.”
As the head of management consulting and market research firm FutureProof Strategies, he helps clients of all sizes better understand emerging innovations and trends, and cultivate growth and success on the back of them.
An award-winning provider of keynote speeches, workshops, advisers to over 1000 brands and seminars for Fortune 500 businesses, non-profits, associations and educational institutes, he’s partnered with many leading organizations to deliver game-changing leadership, education, and change management programs. He provide leadership training for thousands of executives annually on topics ranging from change management and business strategy to unlocking creativity and unleashing innovation.
He recently teamed up with The University of Chicago Booth School of Business to reveal a new methodology and formula that anyone can use to keep up with customers’ and event attendees’ fast-changing habits.
In addition, he partnered with leading magazines such as Meetings Today and Association Conventions & Facilities to share:
- 7 Ways to Market and Promote Virtual Events
- How to Build + Grow Your Career Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic
Watch Scott in action
“As a keynote speaker for thousands of EMC employees, customers, and partners, and in intimate conversations with top executives, Scott was a dynamo. I highly recommend him to any company interested in building innovative culture, disruptive problem-solving approaches or positive change in their organization.”
CEE & MEA
“With over a hundred Russian agency and marketing executives attending, Scott’s Leading with Innovation presentation at our Microsoft Advertising event in Moscow provided pertinent insight into the challenges facing one of the fastest-changing industries out there: online advertising. Drawing on a wealth of case examples and industry research, Scott’s arguments underpinning the need to espouse the mantra of innovation in business hit the mark. With a high level of energy, pace and a healthy dose of good humor, Scott captured the audience’s attention and helped contribute to a really rewarding event. We’re already planning the next one…”
International Association of Outsourcing Professionals
“In a world of progressive, emerging technologies and automation, Scott’s speech couldn’t have been timelier. He understood the nuances of our industry and tailored the talk perfectly. Scott was a pleasure to work with and we would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone searching for a vibrant and thoughtful speaker.”
“We invited Scott to participate in a high profile management training course at our company. His involvement included contributing to the development of the content as well as delivering his message on video. The outcome was spot-on – not only by infusing his brand of knowledge and expertise but by energizing and challenging the participants. His messaging was relevant and relatable. Aside from this, he is one of the most professional and easy to work with collaborators I have ever dealt with.”
“Scott did a fantastic job encouraging our company’s business leaders excitement and curiosity in changing technologies. His message was perfectly on point.”
Public Relations Society of America
“Scott is a polished speaker with the ability to inspire leaders and help them connect innovative ideas with practical business solutions that they can implement into their operations to drive immediate change and growth.”
American Association of Orthodontists
“An expert facilitator of executive board retreats that comes highly recommended for senior leadership events and programs. High-impact, high-energy presentations offer a wealth of ideas, inspiration and insights…”
“FutureProof Strategies works with management teams to implement scalable solutions and actionable roadmaps. Capable of not only supplying, but meaningfully acting upon data, the company comes highly recommended.”
Harris County CSCD and American Probation & Parole Association
“Scott was a dynamic, to-the-point speaker. His real world examples of how companies can innovate in small, yet impactful ways, was refreshing and well-timed. In the field of corrections, we often are stymied by the daunting path of system reform. After hearing Scott speak, many of our staff began to rethink the go big or stay home approach and began to brainstorm small, innovative ways to improve the criminal justice system.”
Procter & Gamble
“Of all the so-called gurus out there, Scott is far and away the best! His knowledge, dedication and expertise are the reason that we at Procter & Gamble keep coming back!”
Scott's speaking topics
Leading with Innovation: How to Future-Proof Yourself, Fearlessly Innovate, and Succeed Despite Disruption
Even the most successful organizations must continually reinvent their products, services and solutions to remain market leaders in an age of growing change, connectivity and globalization. In this eye-opening presentation, audiences will learn how to thrive in the new operating reality, create competitive advantage, and successfully leverage new leadership strategies to adapt to changing times. From more powerful ways to unleash innovation to solutions for better capitalizing on cutting-edge advancements, discover how you and your organization can flourish in tomorrow's world - and effectively apply its most crucial success strategies and skills in context.
Think Like a Futurist: How to See Tomorrow, Today
Think quickly - the future is coming on fast! Uncertainty is now the only certainty in the workplace, and from the smallest local businesses to the largest global enterprises, the onset of coronavirus and other disruptive events will only continue to redefine the fundamental way in which countless individuals and organizations do business in coming years. In this session, you'll learn to thrive in an age of constant disruption by applying the same strategies and skills that today's top market leaders use to spot rising trends and opportunities before rivals can react. A crash course in how to innovate and future-proof any business - discover what it takes to successfully adapt, whatever tomorrow brings. From forward-thinking ways to redesign leadership and go-to-market strategies to cutting-edge insights on workplace trends and business solutions, world-renowned strategist Scott Steinberg reveals how you can stay one-step ahead of tomorrow's marketplace - and one step ahead of the competition.
Why wait to achieve your goals when you can start ticking them off your to-do list in no time flat? Discover how to put yourself and your organization on the fast-track to success as the world's leading business strategist reveals how today's most celebrated businesses and brands create winning results in no time flat. A masterclass in ingenuity brought to you by Scott Steinberg - hailed as The Master of Innovation by Fortune magazine - this engaging program offers cutting-edge insight that can help you more rapidly solve any problem, and accomplish any objective. Teaching tomorrow's most in-demand leadership, management, and decision-making skills, it explains how to rocket past obstacles, rebound from setbacks, and take your prospects from 0 to 100 in no time flat.
Defending Against Disruption: Maintaining Cyber Security in the Age of Digital Transformation
In today's connected and always online high-tech world, where organizations must change and adapt to market shifts at record speed, staying alert to cyber threats is essential. That's because digital transformation is on the rise - and so is cybercrime, today's fastest-growing form of criminal activity, which is skyrocketing at an alarming rate. These concerns will only become more pronounced for individuals and organizations alike as more business operations shift to mobile, cloud, and Internet-based solutions going forward. Luckily, as bestselling futurist and cyber security expert Scott Steinberg reveals in this eye opening presentation, a few simple shifts in strategy and thinking are all it takes to keep your organization and partners safer going forward. Here, you'll discover best practices for keeping your organization and personal information safe in an always-on and connected online world, and how to implement more effective security controls (and a culture that champions safety and privacy) throughout your enterprise.
Future Trends: What's Next for Your Industry - and How Can You Stay Ahead of It?
In a series of energetic and inspiring presentations, one of today's top technology futurists and business strategists shows industry leaders in every field - e.g. finance, healthcare, insurance, retail, etc. - which trends promise to transform the sector(s) in which they operate, as well as how to stay competitive and boost productivity and performance by leveraging cutting-edge tools and strategies for staying ahead of the curve. Through market research, professional development techniques and practical, real-world insights, attendees will learn to recognize and act upon the benefits and opportunities that emerging trends and technologies create. Built to empower modern professionals, a range of dynamic discussions and workshops shows how to tap into the power of change and high-tech innovation to build a lasting foundation for professional advancement and growth.
Change Management: Creating a Culture of Innovation
In today's working world, competitive landscapes and best practices shift faster than ever - as do market and workforce trends. But no matter how much disruption you're dealing with, you can empower both individuals and teams to more effectively embrace paradigm shifts, improve organizational learning, and boost productivity with these proven new approaches to leadership, technology and time management. Bestselling business author and consultant Scott Steinberg explains how the market's most innovative firms are embracing change management, and best practices and leadership pillars you can implement to breed a culture in which innovation thrives.
Adapting to change: How to thrive amid uncertainty
Unpredictability is the only thing we can predict and uncertainty the only certainty for businesses and working professionals going forward. Luckily, as today’s most successful, leaders know, a few simple shifts in strategy and thinking are all it takes to stay one step ahead of the curve. Discover how small changes in approach and slight shifts in tactics can help you drive breakthrough results in this dynamic and engaging talk from Scott Steinberg, the world’s leading business strategist. Pairing real-world examples and case studies with practical insights, you’ll learn how to plan around uncertainty, future-proof your business, and build a strategic roadmap that can withstand any unexpected twist or turn that the market takes.
Edge Out Competitors With a Product Differentiation Strategy
A defined product differentiation strategy can help your business stand out from the crowd, leading to more eyes on your products and more loyal customers.
Consumer Behavior Has Changed. To Stay Competitive, Your Messaging Should Too.
In the new normal, the competition for consumers’ attention on digital channels has increased, pitting your message against more than just your competitors’. A handful of behavior-aware communications strategies can help you cut through the noise.
The Case for 'Fail Fast, Fail Often:' An Ethos for High Growth
Everyone wants to be risk-free in today's business landscape, but the most effective companies are risk-averse instead.
What's the Future of Work?
The future of work is clearly hybrid + digital – but how can business leaders successfully adapt to the new norm and connect with customers in an online-first era?
As we explained to The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the answers are simpler than you think. Being futurist keynote speakers and strategic advisers for over 1000 brands, partners also recently asked us how to:
- Attract New Clients and Get Deals Done Online
- Adapt to Changing Customer Behaviors
- Stand Out in a Crowded Market
- Manage Change and Digital Transformation
Using these strategies, it becomes far easier to succeed in tomorrow’s working world.