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Nancy  Giordano

Nancy Giordano

Founder of Play Big Inc. & Leading Strategic Futurist


Described as endlessly optimistic, Nancy Giordano is a strategic futurist with a drive to help enterprise organizations and bold leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead. She is globally revered for her ability to make the future practical and to help you build achievable success in the future. Read More >

With a unique understanding of the big shifts we are facing and deep knowledge of the drivers shaping the future, she illuminates the ideas and strategies required for leaders to effectively navigate change, and most importantly, actively architect their future. Her extensive client list includes Safeway, Nestlé, NATPE, Acumen, Sprint, Energizer, Burger King and many others Fortune 500 companies within the industries of consumer products, energy, technology and financial services.

With an early career at several of the most influential advertising agencies in NY, Chicago and LA, Nancy has spent the past nine years as Founder/CEO of Play Big Inc., a strategic inspiration company with an active consulting portfolio of more than $50B worth of experience across some of the largest global corporations and select non-profits. Currently, she is working with what is sure to be one of the most significant companies of the future to bring a game-changing artificial intelligence platform to the world. She was ranked as one of the World’s Top Female Futurists (research by Ross Dawson), and was voted 7th on the Woman of Influence – Future of Leadership (Women Speakers Association). She was the first global TEDx licensee and currently leads a student-led team to produce one of the globe’s largest TEDx Youth events, hosting over 1000 attendees annually.

Nancy’s distinctive ability to design meaningful, future-forward solutions is honed by her active collaboration with organizations at the leading-edge such as TED, the World Future Society, REX, and Acumen. She is sought after by thought-leaders to collaborate on remarkable future-building projects, which connects her with many of the most provocative people who are literally building the future. A daily infusion of bold ideas is shared by Nancy and her team at CulturalAcupuncture.com, which is a regular feature at The Huffington Post. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

TEDTalk: Leading Change with Humble Audacity

Strategic Futurist

Playing Small Does Not Serve the World

9 Trends Next Century's Historians Will Use To Describe This One

Brand Salience and Velocity

The Future of Work

Creating a Contribution Economy

Speech Topics

The Seven Technologies That Are Changing Everything

As Executive Producer of Gigaom Change, Nancy and her company have curated the leading experts on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Nanotechnology, Virtual + Augmented Realities, 3D+ Printing, Cybersecurity and Human-Machine Interface. What is the gist? Why do these matter and what can businesses expect looking ahead?

How Technology, Demographics & Values Are Disrupting the Future of Work & Talent

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Drones, and other technologies are increasingly making certain job functions obsolete. Behaviors and attitudes are changing what we want to do for work. How will these change the nature of work, and how companies operate in the future?  Nancy delves into both the advancing technologies and the critical shifts companies and the workforce must confront to stay relevant in the future.

Shaping Your Business Future

Our reality is that business leaders are spending so much time fixing problems and getting work done that they have little energy left to see how the future taking shape. Nancy provides an executive-level understanding of how changes in technologies, demographics, culture, economic behavior, public policies, and much more will provide unique opportunities and critical challenges to the profitability of companies. Expand the scope of your event and find out now what this means to you.

The Case for Audacious Leadering: Six Steps to Playing Bigger

In this time of great change, what does it take to be a leader with great vision? What will the future expect from you? How do you guide transformation and manage constant complexity?