Thanks so much for being the keynote speaker for our event. I've heard nothing but rave reviews! It's always refreshing to meet new people making a difference.

John Watts Jr. - Chief Executive Officer at Paradigm

We knew we would be collectively "wowed" by your presentation. What I didn't anticipate is how truly thoughtful, insightful and FUN you are and how much of an impact your time here would have on us.

Stephanie Reganon - Executive Director, Innovation Partnerships, Danforth Plant Science Center

Ms. Giordano was probably one of the best speakers I've had the privilege to watch. It really got me thinking and excited for our future.

Kristin M. - Eternal Ink LLC

Nancy was a huge success and I would have her again speak with my teams. She is an awesome human being and inspiration.

Giovanna Morley - CEO Worldwide Clinical Trials

I’ve read your book Leadering and I hope it becomes every leader’s manifesto. I was hugely impressed; the concepts and the related future impact, so profound.

Minoka Radhakrishnan - Head of Corporate Finance at Quilter

Thank you for making the summit so magical! The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. It was obvious how much the Caruso team enjoyed the 3 days of presentations and workshops

Kathleen Vu - SVP Human Resources, Caruso

A wonderful job of articulating how the business world is changing. Nancy's advice and guidance is practical and actionable

Christina Furtado - Head of Corporate Affairs for Dell Technologies

Nancy is brilliant and inspiring. I am reading her book asap!

Katie Chesen - Group Account Director, InTouch Group

Thank you for taking the time to speak to our team about the important work that you do. It was eye-opening and inspiring.

Kristen Schwarz - Vice President, HBOMax

I was looking to you to inspire our attendees to think differently, and you definitely delivered on that. You were a fabulous addition to our event.

David Kelly - EVP & Executive Director, The eLearning Guild


Nancy Giordano, as featured in:


The future isn't happening to us; it IS us.

Biased in wonder and optimism, Nancy is a strategic futurist focused on building a safe, inclusive, thriving future. Believing we have a once in a generation opportunity to rethink, reimagine and reshape every industry and social construct we call life, she supports and champions those actively architecting bold solutions and guides the visionary leaders eager to meet this call. An active strategist working on horizon solutions, Nancy shares her insights on emerging technologies and shifting cultural expectations in ways that get everyone deeply motivated by the possibilities…and confident to start building.

At this pivotal moment in history we are not simply heading into a "Fourth Industrial Revolution".

We're rapidly advancing into an entirely new age: the "Exponential Productivity Transformation" (XPT). Exponential technologies are converging with quickly shifting cultural advances to reshape every industry and societal construct, redesigning life ahead. What understandings and questions are essential to allow your organization to embrace the significant opportunities this represents?



We spend a lot of time with those building the future — the technologists, designers, entrepreneurs, scientists and authors coding (and decoding) the big transformations in how we work, pay, collaborate, learn, play and ultimately connect and coordinate. As champions for the future, we are especially excited to put these insights into action across a wide range of Strategic Consulting, Custom Workshops, Keynotes, Executive Learning Events and more. Here are some of the projects we've helped shape…

Global Keynotes

Nancy's keynote talks are strategically customized to the needs, questions and geography of each audience with topics such as: 21st Century Expectations For Leadership, The Opportunities And Responsibilities Of Being AI-led, The Work Of The Future, and Creating A Future To Be Excited About.

Immersive Experiences

New ideas, new connections and new possibilities get us excited! As champions for the future we apply our intellectual energy and unique strategic approach to design and produce deeply immersive experiences that deliver compelling narratives, expand understanding and inspire action.

Exponential Strategist,
Business Futurist,
Keynote Speaker,


Nancy Giordano is an exponential strategist, business futurist, and bestselling author who has consulted on a portfolio of $60+ billion well-known brands and given more than 200+ global keynotes.

With a drive to help enterprise organizations and visionary leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead, she advises leaders on the organizational structures and new mindsets necessary to effectively harness the significant technology innovations heading our way.

Her expertise and experiences range from A.I., to frozen foods, to reinventing the internet, and all of her projects have a key common denominator: transitioning away from the extractive operating systems and outdated business thinking that no longer holds up... to create the more sustainable, inclusive and dynamic solutions the future demands.

Author of the Amazon bestselling book Leadering: The Ways Visionary Leaders Play Bigger, Nancy is a frequent panelist at South by Southwest, global keynote speaker, Singularity University guest lecturer, and the world’s first TEDx licensee. She is recognized as one of the world’s top female futurists, and is co-Founder of the Femme Futurists Society.

Nancy’s High-Res Headshots.

Nancy has the unique ability to turn a room full of strangers into friends... The event was such a success that PBS has decided to make this one-time workshop an annual gathering... There is no one I trust more.

Shane Guiter - PBS

Nancy, just a quick note to say thanks for your participation in our most recent EmpowerU event. Your insight, energy, passion and humor are things that our employees continue to rave about a week later. Thanks so much again and I look forward to connecting in the future.

Doyle Beneby - CEO, CPS Energy

Hi Nancy, I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your session on Audacious Leadering at SXSW. It was a perfect moment of unexpected discovery as they say in the brochure! Your's was the talk that gave my SXSW experience it's intellectual centre of gravity. Many thanks.

Rich Donovan - Creative Director at LIDA Australia

Nancy, The timing of your lecture was one of those sort of jaw-dropping life-affirming, this is just what I needed moments for me. And at a dental conference. Who would have thought, right? Thank you for what you do and for how you shared it. Your talk was inspiring and refreshing for me for a number of reasons, including how dynamic, engaging and articulate you were on a stage that is dominated by males in my industry. It was a real pleasure seeing you speak.

Attendee - Straumann Dental Symposium

Dear Nancy, Your energy, your intelligence and your being touched my soul. I feel awakened to a world of possibilities and also the need for optimism for our young people. Thank you. Thank you! I will be following you and truly hope our paths will cross again.

Abby Busdekker - Content Curator, Education Travel Consortium

Nancy, you were a great partner to work with from start to finish. Thank you for taking the time to talk through what I was looking for to make sure you understood the needs of our attendees and the message I was hoping her talk would send. That collaboration was evident in the talk you gave. It was very well received, with many of our attendees specifically commenting on the positive energy you brought to the room. I was looking you to inspire our attendees to think differently, and you definitely delivered on that. You were a fabulous addition to our event.

David Kelly - EVP & Executive Director, The eLearning Guild

Nancy has a unique ability to highlight the most innovative applications of technology on the market, while making them relevant to the audience and somehow making the true story about people.

Alex Saric - CMO, Invalua

I LOVED LOVED LOVED both of your presentations at the AAPN. Very inspiring and thought-provoking.

Stephanie (Wilhelm) Williamson - President, WWA Advisors LLC

You gave a great WebEx yesterday on the future or work and working. It was like drinking from a firehouse. But I loved it! Thank you.

Marsha McVicker, Founder + CEO at Errand Solutions

Nancy—your speech: superb in content and providing inspiration for our future citizen soldier leaders!

Colonel David R. Gray, PhD, Director Center for Leadership and Ethics, Virginia Military Institute

Playbig Inc. says they ‘help leaders…play bigger’. But really, they actually help their clients THINK bigger, think better, think differently and help navigate the future in well considered and intelligently informed ways.

Seth Foster, Vice President - Project Administration

Nancy you were fantastic and I really appreciate your willingness to engage with folks after the session. It was meaningful and inspiring – what we all need these days.

Jill Shipley - Managing Director, Tiedemann Advisors

Nancy does a wonderful job of articulating how the business world is changing to place added value on connection and environmental/social responsibility -- how that makes business sense. From leaders to more active leaderING, Nancy's advice, including guidance for how we can help tomorrow's leaders for the future, is practical and actionable. In addition, I enjoyed the common thread woven throughout 'Leadering' about the importance of ecosystems, getting outside of our immediate network to lean in/learn from our curiosity and therefore expand both our perspective and our relevance.

Christina Furtado - Head of Corporate Affairs for Dell Technologies

I’ve read your book Leadering, and was hugely impressed. It was easy to digest, despite the concepts and the related future impact being so profound. I found the 7 mindsets to be something all leaders should understand and embrace. So often leaders get stuck in the routine of doing what their predecessors have done, appeasing regulators, attending numerous meetings, fixing yesterday’s problem but not thinking about tomorrow. I hope your book becomes every leaders manifesto.

Minoka Radhakrishnan - Head of Corporate Finance at Quilter

Keynote Talks

Education Travel Consortium /

H D A| Distribution Management Conference /

South by Southwest /

Learning Solutions Conference and Expo /

Tennesse Valley Authority /


Kansas State Wellness Summit /

Kansas State Wellness Summit /

Fidelity Client Summit /

Kronos Client Summit /

CU Drive Conference /

Golden Chick Owner Conference /

Straumann Digital Dentistry Summit /

Goodwill CEO Summit /

ALM | America's Claims Event /

Michigan Comm College Conference /

Straumann Digital Dentistry Summit /

IAMC Annual Conference /

Roche Genetech Leadership Event /

Global People Summit /

Who's Who Lux Real Estate Conference /

Advantage Solutions Retail Summit /

Kasasa Nation /

Fidelity Executive Offsite /

Singularity University|Enterpreneurs Organization Summit /

NY Bankers Conference /

AFP | Association of Financial Professionals Conference /

NAVEX 2018 Ethics & Compliance Virtual Conference /

Rockwell Automation /

Mercer Global Investment Forum /

TSYS Conference /

Aspen Financial Planners Event /

Newport News Shipbuilding Conference /

Channel Group /



YPO | Young President Association /

SXSW Panels: AI in Your Organization + Write the Future Now Sci-fi panel /


Retail Tomorrow; Compelling retail experiences are built on powerful stories /

Oslo Business Forum /

SAP | Singularity University /

Economic Development Coalition /

Ivalua NOW /

America’s Apparel Producers Network /

Blue Cross Blue Shield /

Singularity University | Future of Work /


VeeamON 2019 /

IASA (Insurance Accounting & Systems Association) /

BWI GmbH - SU Disruption Workshop /

Singularity University client event /

Retail Tomorrow Immersion /

JLL Americas Finance Leadership Summit /

VMI (Virginia Military Institute); Opening Commencement Keynote /

Citrix - Future of Work + Working /

NSSF (National Sport Shooting Association); The Case For Audacious Leadering /

Prudential; Navigating Permanent Ambiguity /

GMDC, Selfcare Summit; The Rise Of The Anxiety Economy /

JFO Group /

Ceridian Insights /

ABF (Brazilian Franchise Association) + Singularity University /

DPRCG Convocation (Design Professionals Risk Control Group) /

Healthcare Business Women’s Association /

Household + Commercial Products Association /

PWC (Price Waterhouse Cooper) /

FSI, One Voice /

Financial Services Institute /

Publicis Health /

ABJ (Austin Business Journal) 2040 /

Retail Industry Leaders Association /

Global Foresight Summit /

TEDx UT Austin - Cancelled. /

digitalNow - postponed. Date TBD /

CONNEX - postponed. Date TBD /

Texas Association of School Boards - postponed. Date TBD /

Warsaw Executive Forum - postponed. Date TBD /

Pearl 'Whats Next?' Confluence - postponed. Date TBD /

Microsoft Brand Forum - Postponed. Date TBD /

National Association Of Clean Water Agencies - Postponed. Date TBD /

Cisco Executive Symposium - Postponed. Date TBD /

California Building Industry Association (CBIA) - Postponed. Date TBD /

Entrepreneurs Organization - Virtual Speakers Tour /

Ceridian: Intelligence At Work /

Clorox National Sales & Marketing Conference /

Verizon Linkedin Live /

Retail Tomorrow Brave New World Series. /

Dun & Bradstreet Revenue Acceleration Summit /

Retail Tomorrow /

University of Wisconsin Executive Business Consortium /

Vistage /

Conarec 2020 /

Association of Equipment Manufacturers /

Finovate /

Tiedemann Advisors /

digitalNow /

Publicis /


Womble Bond Dickinson /

AT&T /


Belcorp /


NV Community Foundation /

CPP Investments /

Sage Global Services /

Telekom Austria /


Dell Technologies /

GS1 Live /


LinkedIn /

Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science /



Retail Tomorrow /

Red Hat /

McDonalds /

Great Lakes Women's Business Council /


Accenture /

American Portfolios /


PepsiCo /


Vizient /

Vitech /

Ohio State University, COE Summit /

Envista Summit /

Google FDE Leadership Series (x5) /

Google Navigate Speaker Series /

Microsoft Envision /

FritoLay (PepsiCo) /

Google FDE Leadership Series /

Caruso Summit /

Lockheed Martin /

Nuveen /

Aprimo /


Worldwide Clinical Trials /

Clarion/Distributech /

Cargill /

Gartner Supply Chain Symposium /

Maryland Hospital Association /

Baker Tilly /

TATA Consulting Services Summit /

CMFG Life Insurance/CUNA Mutual /

PepsiCo SEDP Leadership Training /

Vitech /

WCIT Conference /

Nuveen LEAD Summit /

UCalgary GBFI Summit /

Digital CPA Conference /

Austin Business Journal /

Thomson Reuters /

TySynnex /

National Rural Electric Co-op /

Surplus Line Association /

Ansira /

Samsung /

Careers For The Future /

Claims and Mitigation Management Alliance (CLM) /

Association of American Medical Colleges /

PSNI Global Alliance /

AT&T Leadership /

MRO Commercial /

SCIP Intellicon /

PepsiCo LATAM /

Eagleview Technologies /

JP Morgan /

DealMAX - AGC /

Institute of Management Accountants /

Corelogic /

Danforth Center, Ignite /

National Conference of State Legislatures /

Nationwide /

DexCom /

National Association of State Procurement Officials /

MetLife /

Lincoln Group /

LaFutura Global Event /

International IT-BPM Summit /

Equinix /

Paradigm Management Services /

Leadership Insights Forum /

Montana Scaling Summit /


M Financial Group /


Brand Innovators /

Energy Insurance Mutual /

Workhuman Live /


Battelle Education /


CoreLogic /

Prosperity Now Summit /

txEDCON24 /

World Innovation, Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) World Cup /

Dubai Futures Forum /


A collection of compelling conversations with the thoughtful women actively shaping our world. Find out more here.

We help the visionary play bigger.

We are in an extraordinary moment in which old systems, approaches, philosophies and institutions are breaking down. The new ones—which will likely look very different—are yet to be created. Successfully navigating between what exists now and what will be created for the first time ever requires a very different way of thinking and behaving. We must reorient our organizational structures away from those that manage and control resources from the top, to ones built to sense and deliver more collaboratively and responsively, harnessing the potential of a highly digital future, in humane and caring ways.

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