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Erik Qualman

Erik Qualman

Keynote Speaker: Artificial Intelligence & Digital Transformation Expert, Futurist, Bestselling Author

Erik Qualman Biography

Five-time #1 Bestselling Author and Keynote Speaker Erik Qualman has spoken in over 55 countries and has reached over 50 million people. He is the #1 bestselling author of five books on digital leadership and was voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling.

His Socialnomics work has been on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the NBCUniversal to NASA. Over 500 universities use his materials. Qualman’s animation studio wrote and produced the world’s most-watched social media video Social Media Revolution. Qualman was formerly a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT’s edX labs. NYU Stern signified Qualman is to digital leadership what Deming is to quality and Drucker is to management.

Qualman received an honorary doctorate for his groundbreaking work What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube. Qualman is also the founder of Equalman Studios which has produced film and animation projects for the likes of Disney, Cartier, CompuCom, Chase, Hearts on Fire, IBM, and many other global brands.

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Erik Qualman Speaking Topics

Generative AI: Future Proofing You and Your Organization

We don't have a choice on whether we team-up with AI, the choice is how well we do it. As a leading futurist, practitioner, author, and speaker, Erik Qualman is at the forefront of the AI revolution and the impact it's having across all sectors: business, education, healthcare, government, and beyond.

In entertaining fashion, Qualman will cover these 3 critical organizational outcomes:

  • How AI is revolutionizing the way we live and work and how your organization can harness AI to drive innovation, enhance customer experiences, and streamline operations.

  • Overcoming the challenges these new technologies present including: successfully navigating ethical implications, job adjustments, algorithmic bias, privacy, security, and more.

  • Striking the right balance between AI and Eye-to-Eye (Jetsons + Flintstones).

This entertaining, educating, and empowering experience will provide you with the tools and knowledge needed today, and tomorrow, to harness the power of AI to drive growth and innovation. Your audience will learn how to stay a year ahead of your competition but never a year ahead of your market.

Digital Transformation: Design Your Future

We don’t have a choice on whether we digitally transform, the choice is how well we do it. Leaders this digital decade are made—not born. The key is not only understanding social media, IoT, mobile, AI, Blockchain, but, more importantly, understanding how they work together. This session will give you tips and tricks on how to implement current and future digital trends to maximize your organization’s impact on the world.

Socialnomics: Winning Customers’ Hearts and Minds at Scale

Based on his #1 Bestseller, Qualman dives into the powerful concept of Socialnomics. Word-­of­-Mouth is on digital steroids and has transformed into World-of-Mouth. Organizations must learn the new rules of social, mobile, and beyond or they will miss this once-in-a-generation opportunity to earn customers’ loyalty and drive long-term success. Socialnomics is the key to winning customers’ hearts, minds, and wallets.

Innovation by Design Thinking: Becoming the Disruptor vs. the Disrupted

To ensure you are the disruptor versus the disrupted, you must understand societal shifts and instill a culture of creativity around them. This session looks at key future trends and their impact on your organization. Qualman provides the roadmap for your organization’s digital transformation by means of design thinking. Leap over the pitfalls of incremental change and land on a foundation of progressive and practical innovation principles. Future forward!

Focus: How to Focus in an Unfocused World

What’s the difference between winners and losers in a digitally distracted society? Focus. Winners focus on what matters most. While simple, it’s not easy. The #1 killer of promising careers, teams, and businesses is a lack of focus. We either try to do too much, or we put our time, treasures, and trust into the wrong buckets. Qualman shares specific focus techniques used by the world’s most successful people and organizations.

Erik Qualman Videos

AI Expert Erik Qualman | Motivational Speaker
Digital Transformation - Erik Qualman
Erik Qualman's Green Glasses | Stepping Into Your Story

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What topics does Erik Qualman speak about?

Erik Qualman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Business, Innovation, Generational Issues, Marketing, Technology, Communication, Sales, Social Media, Authors, Business Leadership, Human Resources, Digital Business, College, Futurism, Inspirational, Motivational, Customer Service, Entrepreneurship, Digital Transformation, Resilience, Leadership, Consulting, Change, Writing, Literary, Internet, Cybersecurity, Future Of Work, Thought Leadership and Artificial Intelligence.

Where does Erik Qualman travel from?

Erik Qualman generally travels from Austin, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Erik Qualman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Innovation and Generational Issues. The estimated speaking fee range to book Erik Qualman for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Erik Qualman generally travels from Austin, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Josh Linkner, Mike Walsh and Erica Dhawan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Erik Qualman for an upcoming event.

Erik Qualman Speaking Topics

  • Generative AI: Future Proofing You and Your Organization

    We don't have a choice on whether we team-up with AI, the choice is how well we do it. As a leading futurist, practitioner, author, and speaker, Erik Qualman is at the forefront of the AI revolution and the impact it's having across all sectors: business, education, healthcare, government, and beyond.

    In entertaining fashion, Qualman will cover these 3 critical organizational outcomes:

    • How AI is revolutionizing the way we live and work and how your organization can harness AI to drive innovation, enhance customer experiences, and streamline operations.

    • Overcoming the challenges these new technologies present including: successfully navigating ethical implications, job adjustments, algorithmic bias, privacy, security, and more.

    • Striking the right balance between AI and Eye-to-Eye (Jetsons + Flintstones).

    This entertaining, educating, and empowering experience will provide you with the tools and knowledge needed today, and tomorrow, to harness the power of AI to drive growth and innovation. Your audience will learn how to stay a year ahead of your competition but never a year ahead of your market.

  • Digital Transformation: Design Your Future

    We don’t have a choice on whether we digitally transform, the choice is how well we do it. Leaders this digital decade are made—not born. The key is not only understanding social media, IoT, mobile, AI, Blockchain, but, more importantly, understanding how they work together. This session will give you tips and tricks on how to implement current and future digital trends to maximize your organization’s impact on the world.

  • Socialnomics: Winning Customers’ Hearts and Minds at Scale

    Based on his #1 Bestseller, Qualman dives into the powerful concept of Socialnomics. Word-­of­-Mouth is on digital steroids and has transformed into World-of-Mouth. Organizations must learn the new rules of social, mobile, and beyond or they will miss this once-in-a-generation opportunity to earn customers’ loyalty and drive long-term success. Socialnomics is the key to winning customers’ hearts, minds, and wallets.

  • Innovation by Design Thinking: Becoming the Disruptor vs. the Disrupted

    To ensure you are the disruptor versus the disrupted, you must understand societal shifts and instill a culture of creativity around them. This session looks at key future trends and their impact on your organization. Qualman provides the roadmap for your organization’s digital transformation by means of design thinking. Leap over the pitfalls of incremental change and land on a foundation of progressive and practical innovation principles. Future forward!

  • Focus: How to Focus in an Unfocused World

    What’s the difference between winners and losers in a digitally distracted society? Focus. Winners focus on what matters most. While simple, it’s not easy. The #1 killer of promising careers, teams, and businesses is a lack of focus. We either try to do too much, or we put our time, treasures, and trust into the wrong buckets. Qualman shares specific focus techniques used by the world’s most successful people and organizations.

Erik Qualman Videos

AI Expert Erik Qualman | Motivational Speaker
Digital Transformation - Erik Qualman
Erik Qualman's Green Glasses | Stepping Into Your Story
HFTP Presents Erik Qualman the HITEC Dallas 2021 Opening Keynote Speaker
Virtual Speaker Erik Qualman

Erik Qualman Reviews

  • Erik did an amazing job and it was so nice to have him stick around for the happy hour to sign a few of his books. The guests loved him and he truly fits in with the C3 team and our culture.
    C3 Technology Advisors - Oct 30 2023

  • Quickbase - Apr 06 2023

  • Erik was wonderful work with on our City Tour event series! I'd recommend him to others.
    Quickbase - Mar 14 2023

  • The event was a success. Thank you!
    CobbleStone Software - Nov 01 2022

  • Erik and his team were very responsive and respectful of our time and deadlines. He made a wonderful addition to our event. Our attendees enjoyed the energy and lessons from his keynote presentation. The book signing experience was also a popular activity with our attendees. We hope to work with Erik again in the future. Thank you!
    Quickbase - Oct 31 2022

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