In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, it’s more important than ever to stay informed about the latest developments and trends.
Fortunately, there are a number of talented and insightful speakers who are able to provide valuable insights into the future of technology and its impact on our lives.
From CEOs of leading tech companies to renowned futurists and technologists, these keynote speakers offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise that can help organizations and individuals stay ahead of the curve.
In this post, we’ll introduce you to some of the most highly regarded technology keynote speakers who are expected to make waves in 2023.
Michio Kaku: Renowned Physicist, Co-Founder of String Theory
Dr. Michio Kaku is an internationally recognized authority on theoretical physics and the environment and is co-founder of String Field Theory. Dr. Kaku’s engaging speaking style makes him one of the world’s foremost STEM advocates and science popularizers.
Jason Silva: Storyteller, Futurist, Keynote Speaker
Jason Silva is an Emmy-nominated and world renown TV personality, storyteller, filmmaker, and sought-after keynote speaker and futurist. Jason is known for hosting 5 seasons of the Emmy-nominated, global hit TV series Brain Games, on the National Geographic Channel, broadcasted in over 171 countries. A global keynote speaker, Jason has given talks at events for Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Oracle, Adobe, Electronic Arts, Cannes Lions, Tribeca Film Festival, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, 20th Century Fox, Cosmopolitan, PHD Worldwide, Google Zeirgesit, TED Global, The Economist, and more.
John Imah: Entrepreneur, Tech Advisor, Gaming & Brand Strategy Expert
John Imah is the Head of Brand & Games Partnerships at Snap Inc. John has led massive teams at scale and has been employed at some of the world’s biggest tech companies, including Facebook/Instagram, Snapchat, Amazon, and Twitch, where he worked with top brands, agencies, celebrities, and influencers. John currently serves as an executive at Snapchat, leading overseeing Snapchat’s Gaming and Brand strategy, partnerships, and business development. He is also a tech advisor for start-ups and many of Hollywood’s A-list celebrities, such as Kevin Hart, Martin Lawrence, The Boondocks’ creator Aaron McGruder, and many more.
Justin Kan: C0-Founder, Twitch
As the co-founder of Twitch–the internet’s most popular live streaming platform–no one is more comfortable in the world of virtual events than Justin Kan. Justin can teach you how to thrive in a digital world. In 2007, Justin co-founded Justin.tv, a 24/7 live video feed of his life, broadcast via a webcam attached to his head. Justin.tv then transitioned to providing a platform so anyone could publish a live video stream and soon became one of the largest live video platforms in the world with more than 30 million unique users every month. After seeing that gaming had become the most popular content on the site, Justin spun-off gaming content to its own home, TwitchTV, instantly becoming the world’s leading live streaming platform for gamers. Twitch launched officially in June 2011 and was acquired by Amazon.com in August 2014 for $970 million dollars.
Paige Holland-Thielen: Former SpaceX Employee
Paige Holland-Thielen is a leader of engineers, an operator of satellites, a dedicated friend, a dog and cat mom, a coffee enthusiast, and a maker of things.
Mackey McCandlish: Creative Designer Behind Call of Duty and Titanfall
Slava Rubin: Founder of Indiegogo
Slava Rubin is an entrepreneur and innovator in the fintech space for nearly 20 years. Slava built an alternative investment platform (Vincent), a venture fund (humbition, an equity and perks crowdfunding platform (Indiegogo) and an angel investment portfolio with multiple unicorns.
Jeff Greenspan: Creative Director, Writer and Comedian
Jeff Greenspan is best known for his comedic, political (and questionably legal) street art and pranks. His mischief has been shared by millions online, covered extensively by the press, and exhibited at museums and galleries. After working as an award-winning advertising creative for over 20 years, Jeff rose to become BuzzFeed’s first Chief Creative Officer. Nowadays, he performs standup all over the world and runs Chattabnooga’s “Carpetbagger’s Comedy Night,” a regularly sold-out show that brings together NYC comics and Southeast faves.
John McElligott: CEO of York Exponential, President of the Fortress Initiative and the Fortress Academy
John McElligott has always had a passion for helping and improving the quality of life of others. Known professionally as a Vision Caster and Technical Futurist, John believes that emerging technology represents an incredible opportunity for all of our citizens and that it is his responsibility to do what he can to expose our citizens to robotics and other technology in an effort to leave no community behind.
Josh Linkner: Serial Entrepreneur, New York Times Bestselling Author, and Venture Capital Investor
Josh Linkner is a New York Times bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, venture capital investor, professional jazz guitarist, and a globally-recognized innovation expert.
Alexa Clay: Researcher, Writer and Public Speaker
Alexa is a researcher, writer and public speaker on topics related to underground and grassroots innovation, technological change, economic transition, and the power of misfits. Her background is in ethnography, the history and philosophy of science, creative writing under poet Bob Creeley, and 18th and 19th century moral philosophy and economic theory. Currently, Alexa is the Director of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in the U.S.
Garry Kasparov: Legendary Chess Grandmaster
Garry Kasparov, a legend in the international sports arena for his 20-year reign as the world’s #1 chess player, Kasparov was also a pioneer thanks to his famous matches against the IBM super computer Deep Blue.
Brian David Johnson: Futurist & Director of Future Casting, Intel Corporation
The future is Brian David Johnson’s business. As chief futurist at Intel Corporation, his charter is to develop an actionable vision for computing in 2023. His work is called “future casting”–using ethnographic field studies, technology research, trend data and even science fiction to provide intel with a pragmatic vision of consumers and computing.