Nancy is an inspired futurist with one hand on the social compass and the other on the corporate light switch. If she had a third hand it would be using chopsticks to eat tofu.

As strategist futurists we see and learn a lot.

And we love sharing this with audiences in ways that get everyone both caught up on the information they really need to know and inspired by the possibilities this insight creates.

Nancy speaks at public conferences and private executive industry conventions and summits around the world, delivering keynote talks that range from 25-minute toplines to 3-hour, in-depth workshops.

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Described as endlessly optimistic

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As strategist futurists we see and learn a lot.

And we love sharing this with audiences in ways that get everyone both caught up on the information they really need to know and inspired by the possibilities this insight creates.

Nancy speaks at public conferences and private executive industry conventions and summits around the world, delivering keynote talks that range from 25-minute toplines to 3-hour, in-depth workshops.

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And we love sharing this with audiences in ways that get
everyone both caught up on the information they really need to
know and inspired by the possibilities this insight creates.

Humble Audacity

TEDxAustin

Navigating the Big Shift

eBay Open

A Conversation on the Future of Working

Gigaom Change 2016

HI + AI: What’s the Future of Intelligence?

SXSW 2017

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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 Jansen Busdeker - 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

Described as endlessly optimistic, Nancy is a strategic futurist with a drive to help enterprise organizations and visionary 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, including work with Safeway, Nestle, Burger King and The Coca Cola Company.With growing conviction of what will (and needs to) shift, executives value her unique abilities to sense and synthesize the terrain ahead and her ability to guide those ready to build more relevant and sustainable solutions.

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Strategic Futurist,
Keynote Speaker,
Gatherer.

Nancy built a formidable career at several of the most influential ad agencies in NY, Chicago, and LA and for more than a decade has been the Founder/CEO of Play Big Inc., a strategic inspiration company. Her current work dives deeply into the emerging intersection of tech, business and society.

She recently helped build the team for an artificial intelligence start-up, produced a conference on the seven most disruptive technologies for enterprise, is board member for a non-profit trade organization focused on the future of retail, and is working with a leading fintech/martech provider to ensure the survival of community banks and credit unions nationwide. She also helping usher in the world of distributed applications and computing by launching emergent cryptographic technologies Holochain + Holo.

Nancy was also the first global TEDx licensee and currently leads a youth-led team to produce one of the globe’s largest TEDx events for teens. She lives in Austin with her three fast growing, very curly haired family.

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Described as endlessly optimistic, Nancy is a strategic futurist with a drive to help enterprise
organizations and visionary 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, including work with Safeway, Nestle, Burger King and The Coca Cola Company.With growing conviction of what will (and needs to) shift, executives value her unique abilities to sense and synthesize the terrain ahead and her ability to guide those ready to build more relevant and sustainable solutions.

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