Top Digital Transformation and Motivational Speaker,
Bestselling Author & Futurist
Often called the modern “Tony Robbins of Tech” and the “Digital Dale Carnegie,” Erik Qualman is a globally recognized digital media mastermind and and accomplished author. He has been voted the second most likeable author in the world, just behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. A former sitting professor at MIT & Harvard’s edX labs, his books have been and are being read in university classrooms throughout the world.
Currently, Qualman is a Masters of Business Administration Professor at the Hult International Business School, a private global business school with campus locations in San Francisco, London, New York City, Dubai, Boston, and Shanghai. Qualman shares cutting edge techniques and methods on a range of topics in digital media, including digital leadership, disruptive innovation, digital reputation, and digital trends that enable business related organizations to shift their thinking and create a fruitful platform for profitable results.
He has been named a Top 100 Digital Influencer by Fast Company, and he made Forbes’ Top 50 Power Influencer list.
He has written many extraordinarily high selling books, including his worldwide best seller Socialnomics, and What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube, which was nominated for a Pulitzer prize. His most recent book is titled How To Sell On LinkedIn: 30 Tips In 30 Days.
For almost two decades, Qualman has helped grow the digital online presence and capabilities of a tremendous amount of large companies including EarthLink, Travelzoo, EF Education, Cadillac, Yahoo, and AT&T. In addition, Erik has spoken in 45 countries for organizations such as Coach, Chase, PlayStation, Facebook, Starbucks, Chrysler, Nokia, and Google.
He is the owner and founder of the website socialnomics.com, one PCMagazine ranks as a top 10 social media blog. He sits on the boards of Bazaarvoice Inc., WannaBeeSocial, and Manumatix. Erik achieved a BA from Michigan State University and an MBA from The University of Texas.
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 five habits that drive success and 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 and 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 specific focus techniques used by the world’s most successful people and organizations.
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.
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, the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Blockchain, but, more importantly, understanding how they all 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.