About Speaker Nancy Giordano…
Described as endlessly optimistic, Nancy is a strategic futurist with a drive to help enterprise organizations and bold leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead. Recognized as one of the world’s top female futurists, she has spent her career building, shaping and evolving a portfolio of $50 billion worth of major global brands, as well as helped shape important conversations on the future of tech, business and society. Executives love her unique abilities to sense and synthesize the shifts ahead and to guide those ready to build more relevant and sustainable solutions.
Nancy started a formidable career at several of the most influential ad agencies in NY, Chicago, and LA. For more than fifteen years she has been the Founder/CEO of Play Big Inc., a strategic inspiration company, applying her broad understanding of the intense cultural and technological shifts we’re facing.
With experience helping companies such as Nestle, Energizer, Sprint, The Coca Cola Company, Brinker Int'l, Acumen and more, she is passionate about helping leaders update their corporate “operating systems” in order to build greater salience and momentum. She believes in the potential both enterprise and technology have to make our lives better and has successfully led executive leaders to redirect resources and intentions to greater societal benefit. Her work has made her one of the fastest rising women speakers in the world, both as a keynote speaker and at C-level strategy exchanges.
Eager to make the future accessible, Nancy is also well known for her ability to design “community lift” events and conferences (for clients and non-profits), was the world’s first TEDx licensee creating more than ten events for adults and teens, created GigaOm Change to help C-suite leaders better understand seven of the most disruptive technologies, and recently conceptualized and produced the first Career Fair For the Future for college and high school students eager to better design the future of their work.
Nancy is also a champion for emerging P2P web solutions Holochain and Holo.hosting, is on the Advisory Council for Retail Tomorrow and has helped build two artificial startups. She is invited to speak around the world about her new economy observations and is a frequent Singularity University guest lecturer.