Paul Leonardi

Future of Work Expert, Professor, and Founding Director of the Master of Technology Management (MTM) Program at UC Santa Barbara

Paul Leonardi is a top future of work keynote speaker who has authored dozens of articles that have appeared in top journals across the fields of management, organization studies, communication studies, and information systems research. He is also the author of three books on innovation and organizational change.

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  • Paul Leonardi`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Paul Leonardi`s U.S. Speaking Fee

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

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Preparing for The Future of Work, Today

How does your business handle artificial intelligence, automation, machine learning, simulation, and social media? These new technologies are entering the workforce at a rapid pace, surrounded by big hype about the changes they’ll bring. But ...

How does your business handle artificial intelligence, automation, machine learning, simulation, and social media? These new technologies are entering the workforce at a rapid pace, surrounded by big hype about the changes they’ll bring. But most companies still struggle with how to best take advantage of them. In this engaging talk, Paul Leonardi explains how companies can change today to position themselves for success in the digital future.

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Relational Analytics: Measure Who They Know, Not Just Who They Are

Companies have more access than ever to demographic data on their employees. Organizations know a lot about their traits and characteristics through people analytics. However, individual data does not give a complete picture of what is going on in a company. Instead, companies...

Companies have more access than ever to demographic data on their employees. Organizations know a lot about their traits and characteristics through people analytics. However, individual data does not give a complete picture of what is going on in a company. Instead, companies need to start using relational analytics to analyze their employee interactions and collaborations to better understand how teams will meet goals. In this insightful talk, Paul shares how companies can use relational analytics to understand how people interact, who is spreading ideas, what people have influence, which teams are most innovative, and more.

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The Art and Science of Distributed Collaboration: Remote Work and More

Technology has allowed us to work anywhere at anytime. But the best ideas come when we collaborate with others. So how can your organization collaborate when your workforce is distributed or remote? In this insightful talk, Paul shows through a ...

Technology has allowed us to work anywhere at anytime. But the best ideas come when we collaborate with others. So how can your organization collaborate when your workforce is distributed or remote? In this insightful talk, Paul shows through a combination of cutting-edge scientific evidence and examples of successful companies how you can build strong collaborations across multiple geographies, time zones, and cultures.

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Going Social @ Work

Can social technologies improve your business? There are many promises made of increased productivity and innovation made by the makers of enterprise social media tools like Slack, Yammer, Chatter, and Microsoft Teams. But do these tools help or...

Can social technologies improve your business? There are many promises made of increased productivity and innovation made by the makers of enterprise social media tools like Slack, Yammer, Chatter, and Microsoft Teams. But do these tools help or hinder your business? In this enlightening talk, Paul Leonardi explains the traps to avoid and how you can better use enterprise social media tools to increase collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation within your workplace.

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Leading Digital Transformation

Have you noticed that the biggest challenges to your digital transformation aren’t technological, but organizational? Technology changes the way we communicate and the way we work, disrupting the flow of work in organizations. In this ...

Have you noticed that the biggest challenges to your digital transformation aren’t technological, but organizational? Technology changes the way we communicate and the way we work, disrupting the flow of work in organizations. In this informative talk, Paul Leonardi shows you how to prepare your managers, employees, and customers for the digital future by leading cultural change.

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Innovate with What You’ve Got

How can you double your productivity without paying more? With the right encouragement your current employees can be the simple answer to this question. They are your most valuable asset and, when properly inspired, can drive process and product...

How can you double your productivity without paying more? With the right encouragement your current employees can be the simple answer to this question. They are your most valuable asset and, when properly inspired, can drive process and product innovation in your company. In this exciting talk, Paul Leonardi shows how to manage the social capital in your organization to generate and implement news ideas

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About Keynote Speaker Paul Leonardi

Paul Leonardi is a speaker about the Future of Work, UC Santa Barbara Professor, and consultant to companies on digital transformation and the management of innovation. His research, teaching, and consulting focus on helping companies to create and share knowledge more effectively. To do this, he examines how implementing new digital technologies and building skills that allow employees to take advantage of digitization can help create innovative products and services. He is a frequent speaker on topics of innovation, change management, leading remote and global teams, and market validation. He is especially knowledgeable about the changing trends in technology and employment relationships that are catalyzing the future of work.

At UC Santa Barbra, Leonardi is the Duca Family Professor of Technology Management. He holds appointments in the Technology Management Program and the Department of Communication. He is also the Investment Group of Santa Barbara Founding Director of the Master of Technology Management Program – a program that teaches engineers and other technical leaders how to build and run innovative companies.

Leonardi has authored dozens of articles that have appeared in top journals across the fields of management, organization studies, communication studies, and information systems research. He is also the author of three books on innovation and organizational change. He has won major awards for his research from the Academy of Management, the American Sociological Association, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Association for Information Systems, the International Communication Association, the National Communication Association, and the National Science Foundation.

Before joining UCSB to build the Technology Management Department, Leonardi was a Professor at Northwestern University on the faculties of the School of Communication, the McCormick School of Engineering, and the Kellogg School of Management. He received his Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

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Jul 19, 2018

Can Your Company Overcome Technological Changes in the Workplace?

Technology is changing your business but not always in the way you expect. While some new technological methods increase your...

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