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Keynote Speaker Dan Schawbel

Dan Schawbel

Partner & Research Director at Future Workplace

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Millennials have become the most influential and important segment of the economy. Characterized by unique purchasing patterns and a continuous connection to the world, successfully reaching and interacting with this powerful market has become the biggest determinant of corporate success in America – both in terms of maximizing agility in today’s changing workforce and achieving a competitive edge among consumers. As the world’s foremost expert on millennials, Dan Schawbel helps corporations not only adapt, but prosper in this evolving landscape – from recruiting the top young workers of today to providing the personal brand experiences that this market requires.

Schawbel is a Partner and Research Director at Future Workplace, an executive development firm dedicated to rethinking and reimagining the workplace, with members including Disney, GE, American Express, Google and Amazon. In 2016, Future Workplace acquired Dan’s company,, a research and advisory membership service for HR professionals at companies including Nestle, Sodexo and Goldman Sachs. is the largest aggregator of workplace research in the world with over 160 sources. He is also the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm, which has helped companies like American Express, NBC Universal, Ernst & Young, Deutsche Bank, Oracle, Fidelity and Monster better understand the millennial generation. Through both companies, he’s published 27 groundbreaking research studies with over $450,000 invested and partners ranging from Randstad to Saba. The studies have been covered in over 600 media outlets including The New York Times, NBC, CNN, USA Today and Men’s Health.

Combining an immense knowledge of the millennial generation alongside groundbreaking research, Schawbel demystifies the difficult process of finding, recruiting and retaining the best minds of this new generation, as well as how millennials are shaping the future of work and leadership. He also is a motivational catalyst that inspires and shows young workers how to grow, lead and aggressively seek new growth opportunities within their respective organizations, fostering an intense desire for career success. Schawbel also shows companies how they can tap into and effectively engage this critical market, developing the products and overall brand experiences that help propel new ideas into “the next big thing.”

More About Dan Schawbel…

One of the most in-demand speakers on millennials, Schawbel’s credentials extend far beyond the boardrooms of the Fortune 500. He also is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journalbestselling book, Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success, which was named the “career book of the year” by the Chicago Tribune. His first book, Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future, was a #1 international bestseller and The New York Post’s #1 career book of 2009. His books have been translated into 15 languages and are used at many of the country’s top business schools. He is a columnist at Forbes, and a former columnist at TIME, Metro US, BusinessWeek and Mashable. In addition, he has written for The Harvard Business Review, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist,, CBS MoneyWatch,, Fast Company, Forbes Magazine, The Guardian,Inc., TechCrunch, Entrepreneur, The Globe And Mail, and numerous others. In total, he has written over 1,000 articles on the topics of workplace, careers, Gen Y, social media and personal branding.

Schawbel is also a popular guest on many top business broadcast outlets, frequently appearing on NBC’s The Today Show, PBS’ The Nightly Business Report, and Fox Business, and his groundbreaking research has been covered by major media outlets around the world. He is the founder of the Personal Branding Blog, a Forbes “Top Website for Your Career,” ranked the #1 Job Blog by Careerbuilder, further showcasing his unrivaled expertise on the career aspirations of millennials. It has over 5,000 articles that have been read by over 4.8 million professionals, in 228 different countries and is the most syndicated career resource in America, with partnerships including Yahoo!, AOL, Biz Journals,Entrepreneur Magazine and Business Insider.

A truly dynamic speaker, Schawbel’s engaging presentations are a mix of dialog and keen insight grounded in hard research, exposing the many intricacies of the powerful millennial market. His expertise is highly sought after by many of the world’s most prestigious corporations including Oracle, Deutsche Bank, IBM and Time Warner, top-tier business schools such as Harvard, Stanford and Cornell and associations around the world. Schawbel’s growing list of commendations includes Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30,” Forbes’ “30 Under 30” and “Top 20 Social Media Influencers.” BusinessWeek cites him as someone entrepreneurs should follow and Details Magazine cited him as one of five Internet gurus that can make you rich.

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  • Dan was a HUGE hit! So many people found his presentation invaluable. Not only is Dan’s research insightful, his presentation skills will keep your audience engaged. He definitely had our crowd thinking twice about generational workplace challenges. After he was done, some of the top companies in the world were trying to pick his brain and schedule him at their events. He’s incredibly professional and such a dynamic speaker!

    Events Marketing Manager, Blue Jeans Network

  • Dan encompasses all of the attributes you look for in a great keynote speaker: influential, motivating and engaging. He assisted us in learning more about diversity of thought, the millennial generation and how they interact in the workplace, and how to position us all for further success. He has a wealth of knowledge with extraordinary delivery and we highly recommend him to anyone looking for an energetic and forward-thinking speaker.

    Freed Maxick

    CPAs, PC

  • I wanted to personally congratulate you for your terrific work giving the keynote speech and moderating the panel discussion at Tuesday’s event. The Ernst & Young team was so pleased with your contributions, and the feedback on the event continues to be extremely positive. Your thinking about Millennials is helpful to the workplace dialog, and your advice to them is practical—an undeniably powerful combination. EY looks forward to engaging on this topic with you in the future. In the meantime, I wish you much continued success and very much look forward to your next project!

    Ernst & Young LLP

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