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Erik  Qualman

Erik Qualman

Top Digital Transformation & Motivational Speaker, #1 Bestselling Author & Futurist

Biography

Often called a "Digital Dale Carnegie" and "The Tony Robbins of Tech," Erik Qualman is a #1 bestselling author and motivational keynote speaker that has spoken in over 55 countries, and reached 35 million people. His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Read More >

His Socialnomics work has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. Qualman was formerly a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT’s edX labs.

His most requested keynote topics include: Innovation, Leadership, Digital Leadership, Future Trends and Digital Transformation. He has partnered with brands such as Starbucks, Raytheon, Chase, Sony, National Guard, IBM, Airgas, Disney and over 200 Universities. 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. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Speaking Reel

Socialnomics

Long Form Fire Reel

Social Media Revolution

TEDTalk: My Digital Stamp

Speech Topics

Digital Leadership: The 5 Simple Habits of Digital Leaders

Leaders this digital decade are made—not born. The key is understanding the balance of offline and online. Using profound and practical research, Qualman showcases the 5 Habits that drive success & happiness for employees, partners and customers in a WiFi World. Qualman reveals new techniques including Posting-It-Forward, Being FLAWsome, and other insights to positively impact and transform your audience & organization.

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 specifc focus techniques used by the world’s most successful people and organizations.

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!

Socialnomics: Winning Customers’ Hearts & 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.

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.