Phil Simon

Award-Winning Author and Workplace Collaboration and Technology Expert

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Phil Simon Speaker Biography

Award-Winning Author and Workplace Collaboration and Technology Expert

Phil Simon is the world’s leading independent workplace collaboration and technology expert. A sought-after speaker, he has delighted audiences for more than fifteen years. Simon advises companies on how to use technology.

Keynote Speaker

Over the course of his career, he has spoken at more than 35,000 people in 350 in-person and virtual events in eight countries on three continents. Netflix, Harvard Business School, eBay, Cisco, IBM, Carnegie Mellon, SAS, and AutoDesk are among the hundreds of companies to have hosted Phil.

Award-Winning Author

Phil has penned 14 books. They include Reimagining Collaboration, Project Management in the Hybrid Workplace, Message Not Received, and The Age of the Platform, and The Nine—each of which has won awards.

Media

Harvard Business Review, CNN, Inc., The New York Times, Wired, NBC, CNBC, Wired, BusinessWeek, and many other prominent media outlets have featured his contributions over the years.

Racket Publishing

Phil runs Racket Publishing to help other authors in different capacities. As of January 2024, Racket has published four professional non-fiction books with plans for more.

Education

In May 2016, Simon accepted a position as a full-time faculty member at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He left ASU in May 2020 Simon holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University.

Phil Simon Speaking Topics

Management Lessons From In-N-Out Burger

In-N-Out founders Esther and Harry Snyder (and later their son Rich) never deviated from their core mission: to provide quality food in a clean environment with spectacular customer service. Taking lessons from their established success with In-N-Out, Phil Simon discusses the importance of following their principles: • Keep it Simple • Keep your customers and employees happy • Start small and expand cautiously While other fast food chains such as McDonald’s, Burger King, and their ilk attempted to get as big as possible as fast as possible, In-N-Out took its time.

Proceed With Caution: The Promise and Peril of Generative AI

Tools like ChatGPT, Gemini, and Claude 2 are all the rage, but how can we balance the pros and cons of generative AI in the workplace?

The Nine: The Tectonic Forces Reshaping the Workplace

Automation, generative AI tools like ChatGPT, blockchain, and other forces are profoundly affecting how we work—and what to do about it now.

Citizen Developers and the Future of Software Development

In this talk based on my book Low-Code/No-Code, I explain why citizen developers represent the future of business applications. It turns out that the future of coding is no coding at all.

Hybrid Project Management

We’ve never been great at managing projects and launching products in person. Hybrid and remote work only complicate matters further. Fortunately, there’s a path forward.

Reimagining Collaboration and the Future of Work

A timely talk about how companies can turn the pandemic into an opportunity to overhaul their cultures, internal processes, and much more.

Phil Simon Books

The Nine: The Tectonic Forces Reshaping the Workplace
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Reimagining Collaboration: Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and the Post-COVID World of Work
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Phil Simon Videos

Phil Simon Speaker Testimonials

Phil is an engaging speaker with the rare ability to make what may seem dry and complex topics both compelling and entertaining.

- Netflix, Vice President, Head of Communications for Europe |


You crushed it, Phil. Thanks for your insights and amazing keynote on Reimagining Collaboration!

- CEO and Owner of LightWerks Communication Systems |


Phil has that rare skill as a speaker to distill the complex to more tactical and strategic thinking so his presentations aren’t only entertaining but are also operational. A rare gift for the modern business audience.

- Managing Partner, StoryTech |


Phil Simon’s own desire to be open and connected with the audience strengthens his ability to come across as and be the most authentic speaker and storyteller. Phil is passionate about his message and has identified ways to connect a diverse and wide-range audience to one common topic.

- Account Executive, Edelman Public Relations |

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Recent Books

The Nine: The Tectonic Forces Reshaping the Workplace
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Reimagining Collaboration: Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and the Post-COVID World of Work
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