Nancy Giordano

CEO and Founder of PLAY BIG Inc, Exponential Strategist, Business Futurist, and Bestselling Author

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As CEO/Founder of PLAY BIG Inc, Nancy is an exponential strategist, business futurist and bestselling author with a drive to help enterprise organizations and visionary leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead. Described as endlessly optimistic, she is recognized as one of the world’s top female futurists and has spent her career building, shaping, and evolving a portfolio of $60+ billion worth of major global brands. Invited to give over 170+ global keynote talks and with growing conviction of what will (and needs to) shift, executives value her unique abilities to sense and synthesize the terrain ahead.


Her expertise and experiences range from A.I., to frozen foods, to reinventing the internet. Her projects all have a key common denominator; transitioning away from the extractive operating systems and outdated business thinking that no longer holds up, to creating 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, Singularity University guest lecture, and the world’s first TEDx licensee. She advises leaders on the organizational structures and new mindsets necessary to effectively harness the significant technology innovations heading our way and ensure a safe and thriving future for us all.

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Monday, April 15
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CT
The Playbook is Dead: From 20th Century Leadership to 21st Century Leadering
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The world economy is standing at the precipice of an AI-led revolution, enabling an unprecedented More details ability to solve complex problems and build more relevant structures on a global scale across all industries. The potential of this new and awe-inspiring technological and innovative era is boundless but overwhelming especially when our thinking and incentive structures haven’t kept up with the exponential pace of change. Everyday it’s becoming clear that we need to quickly ditch outdated industrial era processes, metrics and beliefs focused on efficiency, growth and scale and instead cultivate a set of dynamic practices, systemic yardsticks, deep alignment, and technology adoption in order to empower much faster and more humane decision making. In this session, join exponential strategist, business futurist and bestselling author Nancy Giordano for an in depth discussion on:

  • The importance of developing your adaptability quotient
  • The enterprise and societal scaffolding needed to make the most of the huge productivity leap ahead
  • What it means to be AI-led as an enterprise and as a human
  • What AI advancements mean for the future of work and reskilling inside and out of your organization
  • The shifting metrics of success
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