Keynote Speaker: Leonard Brody
Award-winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, best-selling author and two-time Emmy nominated media visionary
Monday, October 21 | 8:30–9:30 a.m.
Sought out by organizations such as Warner Music, Dell, Visa and Pepsi, as well as government entities from India, Israel, and Russia, Leonard Brody helps leaders understand today’s rapid pace of change, innovation, and disruption—and what to do about it.
Leonard Brody has been recognized as one of the top 30 management thinkers in the world. He has also been called “a controversial leader of the new world order.” He is an award-winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, best-selling author and a two-time Emmy nominated media visionary. He has helped in raising millions of dollars for startup companies, been through one of the largest internet IPOs in history and has been involved in the building, financing and/or sale of five companies to date. After selling his company in 2009, Leonard became the President of the Innovation and Digital Group for the Anschutz Company, one of the largest live sport and entertainment businesses in the world.
The company owns assets such as the O2 Arena in London and Staples Center in LA; sports teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Galaxy and the Los Angeles Kings, and today, is one of the premiere concert promotion businesses in the world seating hundreds of millions of people a year. He is also one of the proud owners of the professional soccer team Coventry City in England.
“…I think we’ve often missed the most important thing about technology. It’s about behavior, it’s about adoption, it’s about people’s willingness to truly adopt technology…. “