Founder & CEO, Play Big Inc.
Strategic Futurist | Corporate Strategist
Nancy Giordano is a strategic futurist 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. Executives value Nancy’s unique abilities to sense and synthesize the terrain ahead and guide those ready to build more relevant and sustainable solutions. Nancy has a rich history of advising and learning with some of the top companies in the world, including Nestle, Brinker International, The Coca Cola Company, Sprint and Acumen. Nancy is the founder of her own strategic inspiration company, Play Big Inc.
In 2015 she took a leap to help shape a company of the future: artificial intelligence start-up, Lucid. She then went on to build a leadership summit designed to encourage c-suite execs to explore seven of the most disruptive emergent technologies for business.
A 10-year TEDx curator, Nancy is a Singularity University guest lecturer, a frequent panellist at South by Southwest. She is the creator of the first “Career Fair For The Future” event for college and high school students. Nancy also remains an active strategist. For the past two years, she has been on the board of retail trade association GMDC, on the advisory council of both Retail Tomorrow and Future Frontier. She co-designed and produced a “fintech” conference to strengthen community banking, and is helped champion two brands: Holochain + Holo hosting. In addition, Nancy just joined Austin artificial services company, Kungfu AI, to help visionary enterprise leaders learn, harness and sharpen their business prowess via custom-designed AI applications.
A techno-optimist, Nancy is committed to advancing societal 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.
Nancy was ranked as one of the “World’s Top Female Futurists” and Top 7 “Women of Influence on the Future of Leadership.”
Nancy Giordano provides a whole new ways to look at and build realities. As Executive Producer of Gigaom Change, Nancy and her company have curated the leading experts on AI, Robotics, Nanotechnology, Virtual/Augmented Realities, 3D Printing, Cybersecurity and Human-Machine Interface. In this keynote, she shares how these exponential technologies will cause work, industry and society to change more in the next 10 years than in over 100+.
Society is transforming. Exponential advances in connectivity and technology, precarious economic, political and social structures, and an emerging desire for community and connection are causing old economy models to quickly shift to a completely different set of new economy expectations and needs. How does one navigate change in such a dynamic and complex environment? Nancy provides an executive-level understanding of how changes in technologies, demographics, culture, economic behaviour, public policies, and much more will provide unique opportunities and critical challenges to the profitability of companies. Nancy helps you expand the scope of your event and what this means to you right now.
Whether we have more jobs or less is a debate only time will settle, but there is no doubt 100% of jobs will be re-skilled. How we work and why is being re-calibrated, and society overall will take a radical shift as we head into what has been described as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. How can we build the new capacities necessary? How will new tools shape new behaviours and drive new expectations? Which old practices to manage risk are actually now putting us at risk? And how will we measure we are doing it right?
Nancy delves into both the advancing technologies and the critical shifts companies and the workforce must confront to stay relevant in the future.