Dave Knox

Innovation Speaker, Brand Builder, Venture Investor, & Startup Advisor

  • Dave Knox`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Dave Knox`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Ohio, USA

  • Dave Knox`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Dave Knox`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

    Please Inquire

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Ohio, USA

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Predicting the Turn

As a brand marketer, venture investor, and startup advisor, Knox provides a one-of-a-kind worldview into the changing relationship between disruptive startups and Fortune 500 companies. Predicting the Turn is about trends and disruption.  At its core, it’s a roadmap to win ...

As a brand marketer, venture investor, and startup advisor, Knox provides a one-of-a-kind worldview into the changing relationship between disruptive startups and Fortune 500 companies. Predicting the Turn is about trends and disruption.  At its core, it’s a roadmap to win in the new game of business.  It starts with looking at the concept of “seeing the future” and how participating in the startup ecosystem can help a company see the future of its industry before it happens.  You will learn four strategies that your company might implement to be in a position where you have the best odds to win in high stakes business.

Takeaways include:

  • Case studies of companies that succeeded or failed at innovation
  • Techniques for future-proofing your company
  • Ways to engage disruptors

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Partnership for Innovation

After leading Procter & Gamble’s partnerships with digital innovators like Facebook and Google, Dave has helped companies such as Ford Motor Company and Nestle to navigate the landscape of venture capital and Silicon Valley. While some people see entrepreneurship and ...

After leading Procter & Gamble’s partnerships with digital innovators like Facebook and Google, Dave has helped companies such as Ford Motor Company and Nestle to navigate the landscape of venture capital and Silicon Valley. While some people see entrepreneurship and Fortune 500-type companies as the antithesis of each other, Dave has been able to find the connection between them. In this talk, Knox outlines the best practices for building partnerships between companies big and small and how that connection can change the way we think about what we do every day.  Takeaways include:

  • Common mistakes Fortune 500s make with startups
  • How startups view larger corporations
  • Do/don’t guidelines of succeeding with startups

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Digital Innovation

Disruption and innovation are at the top of every executive agenda for the world’s largest companies. The rise of digital creates tremendous opportunities for companies to embrace innovative new business models. In this workshop-style talk, Knox guides companies through the ...

Disruption and innovation are at the top of every executive agenda for the world’s largest companies. The rise of digital creates tremendous opportunities for companies to embrace innovative new business models. In this workshop-style talk, Knox guides companies through the digital landscape and how the innovation matrix can spark new ideas for their business. Takeaways include:

  • Models for innovation
  • Techniques for building an innovation mindset inside an organization

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Don't Call Us Flyover Country

Recognized as one of the top 10 startup accelerators in the world, The Brandery has been a key catalyst in the entrepreneurial renaissance of Cincinnati. In this talk, Dave tells the history of The Brandery and how it proves that a city’s history can be the foundation of its...

Recognized as one of the top 10 startup accelerators in the world, The Brandery has been a key catalyst in the entrepreneurial renaissance of Cincinnati. In this talk, Dave tells the history of The Brandery and how it proves that a city’s history can be the foundation of its future. Takeaways include:

  • Overview of Cincinnati and The Brandery’s history of innovation
  • Benefits of the Midwest community for startups

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About Keynote Speaker Dave Knox

About Speaker Dave Knox…

Dave Knox is a leading consultant, speaker, and coach in the areas of innovation, marketing, and digital transformation. He’s asked to share his expertise by some of the world’s largest companies and most innovative startups.

As a brand marketer, venture investor, and startup advisor, Dave Knox bridges the worlds between the Fortune 500 and entrepreneurship. The intersection of these two worlds is the subject of his book, Predicting the Turn: The High Stakes Game of Business Between Startups and Blue Chips, which was named the Grand Prix winner of the 2017 Atticus Award.

Dave is the former Chief Marketing Officer for Rockfish, a widely recognized digital innovation agency that was acquired by WPP, where he also served as the Managing Director for WPP Ventures. Prior to Rockfish, Knox was a seven-year veteran of Procter & Gamble, where he was instrumental in the digital turnaround that led to P&G being named to AdAge’s Digital A-List.

Dave was named to the iMedia 25 Class of Digital Innovators, a Cincinnati Marketing Legend by the AMA, CMO of the Year in the inaugural Business Courier C-Suite Awards, and 40 Under 40 by both AdAge and the P&G Alumni Network.

Dave is a frequent keynote speaker on digital innovation and disruption, including appearances at SXSW, TEDx, Back End of Innovation, NRFtech, Brand Innovators, AdTech NYC, and the iMedia Summit.

He is the cofounder of The Brandery — one of the top 10 startup accelerators in the country. Dave is also a Managing Partner in the seed fund Vine St. Ventures, and an advisor to Bullpen Capital, Glasswing Ventures, and Hyde Park Venture Partners. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Mercantile Library, and Main St. Ventures.

In his latest entrepreneurial journey, Dave is the CEO of Nature’s Willow, a leading natural pain relief brand he acquired in 2019.  Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Miami University, where he is also the cofounder of the Cradle of Marketers.

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