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Scott Steinberg

Fortune's Master of Innovation - World's Leading Business Strategist

Hailed as The Master of Innovation by Chase Bank + Fortune magazine, award-winning strategic consultant, trends expert, and professional speaker Scott Steinberg is a bestselling expert on leadership + innovation, as seen by over 1 billion people worldwide. One of America’s top futurists (per the BBC) and among today’s best-known business strategy and leadership training providers, the Fortune 500 calls him a “defining figure in business and technology” and “top trendsetter to follow.”

St Louis, Missouri, USA


Leading With Innovation: How to Future-Proof Yourself, Fearlessly Innovate & Succeed in the New Normal
Even the most successful organizations must continually reinvent their products, processes, and enterprises to remain market leaders in an age of growing change, connectivity and globalization. In this eye-opening presentation, audiences will learn how to thrive in the new operating reality, create competitive advantage, and successfully leverage new leadership strategies to adapt to changing times. From more powerful ways to unleash innovation to solutions for better capitalizing on cutting-edge advancements, discover how you and your organization can flourish in tomorrow’s world – and effectively apply its most crucial success strategies and skills in context.

Change Management: Creating a Culture of Innovation
Finding the courage to embrace change and take chances is the only way to succeed – and stay ahead of the curve. You can empower both individuals and teams to more effectively embrace paradigm shifts, improve organizational learning, and boost productivity with these proven new approaches to leadership, technology and time management. Bestselling business author and consultant Scott Steinberg explains how the market’s most innovative firms are embracing change management, and best practices and leadership pillars you can implement to breed a culture in which innovation thrives.

Succeeding in the New Era of Smart
Technology has become smarter, more affordable and easier to implement than ever, helping put more powerful tools at business fingertips than at any point in history: But how do you maintain competitive advantage when competitors have access to the same tools as well? Discover how market innovators continue to leverage technology and new business advancements to stay ahead of the curve, and ahead of the competition, in this dynamic and engaging presentation from one of the world’s leading business strategists. Attendees will learn how the formula for surviving and thriving in dynamic and more demanding markets isn’t as difficult as it seems and discover what it takes to continually keep themselves at the head of the pack.

Redefining Value: How to Give Customers What They Really Want
With thousands of businesses and brands competing for shrinking audience awareness, the only guaranteed way to compete is to become an invaluable resource that consistently meets and exceeds customers’ needs. Here, audiences learn the tools and methodologies needed to connect and communicate with increasingly savvy and more informed audiences, and reshape products, services and outreach strategies to surprise and delight. In a world of faceless commodities, value growingly accrues to businesses and individuals that speak all customers’ language, including clients, strategic partners, media and employees alike. Using the insights gained within, you’ll learn to more effectively converse with all, influence perception, and enhance audience takeaway from every interaction.

Becoming Essential – Building and Maintaining Competitive Advantage
Change is the only constant modern professionals and organizations can rely on today. In this eye opening presentation, bestselling business analyst and author Scott Steinberg explains how to avoid becoming a commodity – or worse, obsolete – by preparing you to identify and greet the challenges and opportunities which progress presents. From more powerful ways to capitalize on business intelligence and grow brand equity to developing cutting-edge products, services and customer experiences, he demonstrates how you can create and maintain a competitive edge – and effectively apply it in context.


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  • Tremendously entertaining and insightful, Scott’s keynote speaking presentations consistently keep audiences on the edge of their seat. Among the most popular speakers at our events and workshops, trade associations, organizations, and meeting planners would do well to keep his number on hand.

    - Washington Interactive Network
  • Not only is Scott a knowledgeable, go-to tech guru, but he is also a PR pro’s jack-of-all-trades! Thanks to his assistance, we were able to conduct a very productive and incredibly valuable consumer event for my client. I look forward to working with him again soon!

    - Account Supervisor, Ogilvy Public Relations
  • Scott was phenomenal: We were very impressed by not only his content but also his presentation style. The session was fantastic - I suspect his speech will be a frequently downloaded presentation in our webinar archives.

    - Consumer Electronics Association
  • A polished and professional speaker, Scott’s ability to captivate investors and corporate leaders while making complex concepts simple has been of marked benefit to our programs.

    - Coleman Research Group
  • Scott was a great chairman for our Cloud Conference and led the audience through a highly insightful and relevant discussion throughout the two-day agenda. He’s professional, accurate and a real pleasure to work with.

    - FC Business Intelligence
  • Of all the so-called gurus out there, Scott is far
    and away the best! His knowledge, dedication
    and expertise are the reason that we at Procter
    & Gamble keep coming back!

    - Procter & Gamble

Summary Profile

As a leading trends expert, Scott is often tapped to speak on business strategy, change, innovation, marketing, sales, customer service, education, finance, insurance operations, technology, teamwork and more. 

As the President of BIZDEV: The Association for Business Development and Strategic Partnerships™ and head of FutureProof Strategies, a management consulting and market research firm, he helps organizations of every size create competitive advantage and drive change, innovation and growth, and has consulted on dozens of industry-leading products and services. One of the world’s 150 most influential keynote speakers + futurists, as seen in 600+ outlets from CNN to TIME, he provides breakouts, training workshops and speeches at events, meetings and conferences, where his motivational speeches, leadership seminars and master classes show executives and educators how to lead in times of change – and become indispensable.

Noteworthy projects include being asked to help:

  • Redefine the Future of Leadership and Workforce Development for PwC and Hewlett Packard
  • Reinvent Tomorrow’s Cities by the League of California Cities
  • Reimagine the Shape of Retirement for Wells Fargo and its Partners

A noted content strategy, social media and communications expert, this eye for business analysis has led to his work as a strategic insider for 600+ media outlets from CNN to Rolling Stone. From EMC and eBay to Intel and MTV, he’s worked with many top brands to drive success. As a top management consultant and expert witness who advises corporate leaders, attorneys, venture capitalists and investors, he also offers sales, marketing and media training services, and hosts many executive summits. Recent works also include Parenting High-Tech Kids and The Modern Parent’s Guide to Facebook and Social Networks.