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Nancy  Giordano

Nancy Giordano

Founder of Play Big Inc. & Leading Strategic Futurist

Biography

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

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 Big Shift: Architecting Your Future

Some estimate it takes close to 20 years for a ground-breaking idea to be accepted and acted upon by most organizations.  Nancy’s mission is to shorten that gap, accelerating the adoption of bold ideas and keeping extraordinary leaders at the head of the curve. Read More >

How well you can answer each of these questions below will determine the future success for your organization:  

  • What are the key shifts transforming society?
  • What does the future need and expect from each of us?
  • What are you in a unique position to create and contribute to it?  
  • What are tangible ways to make this possible?
  • What does leadership look like in the new economy?

Knowing that society is transforming is one thing; knowing what to do, and how to do it right now as leaders is the true test, one that very few futurists can tackle for you.  

As a guide Nancy helps leaders navigate  exponential advances in connectivity and technology, precarious economic, political and social structures, and an emerging consciousness that are causing an old economy of autonomy + extraction to quickly shift to a new economy of collaboration + investment. 

As strategists, Nancy and her team interview members of your audience and your organizational leadership in advance of the presentation to target the most critical issues that you can take action on immediately.  She will help you both understand and build the future that you want through this passionate, strategic and tremendously thought-provoking presentation. Read Less ^