10 Hit Speakers for Financial Audiences

September 26, 2018

Today, the role, structure, and competitive environment of financial organizations are in flux. From digital disruption and emerging technologies to a transformative job market and regulatory changes, these organizations are looking for informed thought-leaders to help shed light on where things are headed. They capture the real world implications of changing workplace values, FinTech, workplace wellness, artificial intelligence, target marketing, blockchain, sharing economy, and cybersecurity.

Great speakers in this field can provide industry insights to help set up your financial and insurance firm’s corporate practices for long-term success. We represent individuals with a diverse array of expertise; from economists to futurists, Olympians to scientists, and everything in-between. Featured below are 10 of our most in-demand Financial & Insurance speakers:

 

 

Speaker Background 

A disruptive innovation and organizational change expert, Jim Harris‘ engaging keynotes combine research, statistics, and great visuals to drive home messages around disruptive innovation, change, and leadership in an entertaining way. His thought-provoking presentations challenge audiences to reconsider how they think. He’s strategic and results-focused, with insightful business savvy customized to each group he lands in front of, and his approach to working with partners is always ‘win-win’.

Message for Financial & Insurance Audiences:
Jim recently brought his insights on Thriving in the Era of Disruptive Innovation, in front of the Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP) Education Forum. In this thought-provoking talk, Jim discussed disruptive innovation and why technology is only the beginning of it. Using examples like Netflix, Uber, and Amazon, Jim outlined the forces that are disrupting companies and industries in the financial and insurance sectors followed by strategies for managing and thriving in this competitive business landscape. His presentation offered insights on implementing and refining an innovation process to stay ahead of the industry, gain market share, and raise profits.

 


 

Speaker Background 

Dr. Brynn Winegard is an award-winning neuroscientist. She specializes in explaining everyday work and life phenomena using the secrets of brain science with the aim of making her audiences happier, healthier, wealthier, and more successful. Brynn has the unique ability to make brain science accessible for her audience.

Message for Financial & Insurance Audiences:
Brynn recently delivered a fascinating, energy-filled keynote to event planners at the Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP) where she discussed The Brain Science Secrets of Engagements & Influence: Creating Impactful Events. This presentation was highly-customized to address the main concerns in the room – how to create events that encourage participation and spur action for financial and insurance audiences. Dr. Winegard shared some of the tricks that the human brain plays on itself to be more easily influenced or persuaded, leaving her audience informed, inspired, and ready to tackle their greatest event challenges. 

Expert on Business Brain Science Brynn Winegard


 


 

Speaker Background 

Adam Kreek is a management consultant, gold medal Olympian, and executive coach who teaches globally through keynotes, workshops, and online seminars. He specializes in sharing strategies and skills of leadership, high performance, and perseverance for corporate and government teams and associations. As a speaker, Adam prides himself on ensuring that his story speaks authentically to each unique audience.  

Message for Financial & Insurance Audiences:
When speaking to financial audiences, Adam regularly explains the importance of communication as a pillar of effective teamwork and what the implications of a communication breakdown in the fast-paced financial industry can mean for organizations. In his keynote presentation, Teamwork and Shared Leadership in Times of Change, he shares best practices for managing change and the tools that are necessary for consistent self-improvement.

Gold Medal Olympian & Executive Coach Adam Kreek


 


 

Speaker Background 

David Allison’s pioneering Valuegraphics research changes the way you see the world. He uses big data to prove that the most effective methods for motivating your target audience aren’t indicated by age, race, generation or other typical demographic categorizations. Valuegraphics analyzes over 75,000 surveys about shared values, wants, needs, and expectations. For every speech or workshop, David will use this proprietary database to create a Custom Valuegraphics Profile for the target audience your organization or industry would like to influence more effectively. in every presentation, he reveals statistically accurate insights that attendees can use to their immediate competitive advantage.

Message for Financial & Insurance Audiences:
In his financially focused presentation, Online and Off: What Motivates Bank Customers the Most, David reveals intriguing differences between online bank customers and those who visit bank branches in person, including motivations that the industry is largely unaware of. How can a brick and mortar bank attract more profitable customers? How can an online bank win-over traditional clients? The audience leaves empowered with deep data insights about what customers are looking for, what values banks can leverage, and how you can motivate customers to choose your products and services more often. As with every speech, David can speak broadly to the Valuegraphics for the industry or delve into a particular product, service or brand.

Target Marketing Speaker David Allison

 


 

Speaker Background 

Jesse Hirsh is a futurist speaker, researcher and internet strategist. An experienced innovator and collaborator, his passion is educating people on the potential benefits and perils of technology. Jesse helps audiences understand what’s next for money and how organizations can take advantage of these impending changes. He loves helping people think about what the future holds for them by sharing strategic, provocative, and often humorous forward-thinking insights. 

Message for Financial & Insurance Audiences:
In his presentation, Money, Technology, and the Future of Authority, Jesse examines the ways in which technology is changing our relationship with authority; who we trust, who we listen to, and how we plan for our future. Modern technology is changing the relationship between financial institutions and their customers, which places even greater emphasis on the ability to personalize and customize communications and services to speak directly to each individual client. Jesse will explore the opportunities around data collection, security, ‘ambient commerce’, the blockchain, and analytics, all factors in revolutionizing technology in the financial services sector and beyond.

Futurist Speaker Jesse Hirsh

 


 

Speaker Background 

Vikram Mansharamani shows business leaders and investors how to look at the world differently in order to manage risk and navigate uncertainty. He helps them peer into the future on crucial areas like China, food, the global economy, Africa, housing, investing, financial cycles, energy, and much more.

Message for Financial & Insurance Audiences:
Vikram’s presentation, Spotting Bubbles Before They Burst, makes a persuasive case that it is possible to identify financial (and other) bubbles before they burst. He draws on entertaining and engaging examples from art markets, architecture, and popular culture – as well as economics and politics – and powerfully demonstrates that you do not need to be an expert to effectively anticipate the future. Audiences walk away empowered to think independently and to connect obvious dots to generate not-so-obvious conclusions.

Speaker Vikram Mansharamani

 


 

Speaker Background 

Howard Green is one of the founders and builders of the Business News Network in Canada, where he anchored from 1999-2014. Green is best known for hosting BNN’s flagship interview show, Headline with Howard Green, and for his bestselling book, Banking on America and Distilled, which was a finalist for the National Business Book Award.

Message for Financial & Insurance Audiences:
Howard’s presentation, Headlines & Current Events, shares how the headlines of the day, month or year, can inform your audience on business and the economy in Canada along with insights from the country’s business leaders and experts.

Business Speaker Howard Green

 


 

Speaker Background 

 Xavier Sala-i-Martin is one of the world’s leading experts on innovation and competitiveness. His Global Competitive Index is the most closely followed index on global economic and business competitiveness in the world. Governments and business leaders use Xavier’s insights to evaluate and design strategic competitiveness policies for their countries and companies.

Message for Financial & Insurance Audiences:
With over 15 years as Chief Economic Advisor to the World Economic Forum, Professor Sala-i-Martin explains what companies must do to establish an environment that enables businesses to create, develop, and implement new ideas that will allow them to progress and grow in his presentation, Global Innovation Outlook. He explains how financial organizations can prepare themselves to implement an innovative and creative mindset to better cope with the changing world and business environments.

Competitiveness Speaker Sala-i-Martin

 


 

Speaker Background 

Geoff Colvin is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on the most significant trends and issues impacting businesses and the economy. As Fortune magazine’s senior editor-at-large, Geoff has an insider’s perspective on the world’s top leaders in business and government. He knows what they’re seeing, thinking, and planning and reveals how they’re leading and responding to today’s challenges in ways that others can learn from.

Message for Financial & Insurance Audiences:
The question on every business leader’s mind: Where are the U.S. and global economies going? Top CEOs and ordinary consumers are saying the same thing; There’s too much change, too fast; we can’t keep up – and such volatility is becoming more common. As the economic picture changes daily, Geoff Colvin has a prime spot at Fortune to observe it all – to get ahead of official statistics to uncover what’s going on. He reflects on the varied forces driving economic change and offers a glimpse of where financial organizations may be headed in his financially oriented presentation, The Economic Outlook.

Business Trends Speaker Geoff Colvin

 


 

Speaker Background 

Kevin O’Leary, one of North America’s most successful business entrepreneurs and a star on ABC’s Shark Tank, knows what makes businesses succeed. Known for being blunt, with matter-of-fact commentary on business issues, ‘Mr. Wonderful’ is truly one-of-a-kind. From modest beginnings, he built a company worth more than $4 billion dollars. Now, he shares his business acumen and razor-sharp wit to inspire audiences and entrepreneurs.

Message for Financial & Insurance Audiences:
Having built a company worth more than $4 billion dollars, Kevin will share his top first-hand insights on investing, business, and his fundamental beliefs about success and entrepreneurship. Distinguished by his frank approach and notable financial expertise, Kevin will customize his presentation to hit on key themes for your event: from investing in emerging industries, teaching millennials how to invest with Fintech, and value investing to driving business growth. He shares hard-won wisdom, actionable advice, and time-tested philosophies that your audience can put to use right away.

 

Our experts know the ins and outs of economics and finance on all levels, personal, corporate, government and global. If you need a financial speaker to illuminate the way forward at your next event, check out our full roster of Economics & Finance experts: