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Blass

Alexander Blass

Acknowledged Innovator and Entrepreneur
Country: USA

Our keynote speaker Alexander Blass was the grand prize winner of the Top Innovator of the Year Award. He is currently one of the most in-demand and best innovation keynote speakers and as CEO and President of the Innovation Institute of America and has traveled to 65 countries and appeared in hundreds of media outlets. He enjoys inspiring others to succeed by sharing his passion, vision, expertise, and his fascinating experiences.

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Educated at Wharton and Oxford, Alexander Blass is an internationally acclaimed American entrepreneur and innovator and he has traveled to over 65 countries on five continents.  He is the grand prize winner of the Daily Record’s Top Innovator of the Year Award. They credited him with “revolutionizing charitable giving”, for inventing the technology behind the $10 billion a year personal crowdfunding industry, which has helped millions of people worldwide.

Alexander Blass’s clients include some of the world’s largest and most prestigious companies such as IBM, Mastercard, Toyota, KPMG, Saudi Aramco, Travelport, Statoil, West Corporation, TPI, Sitel, Fonterra, and many more. He is the guest keynote speaker and masterclass seminar presenter at leading conferences on innovation/creativity, leadership/change, business development and entrepreneurship. Examples include the Abu Dhabi Innovation Forum, KPMG Annual Convention, the World Management Forum, the Mastercard Innovation Forum, the Aramco Innovation Convention, the European Conference on Creativity and Innovation, the Stars of Business Awards in Dubai, the Inspiring Innovation Awards, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Entrepreneurship Summit, EPIC in New York, E-VOLVE in Mexico, HR SUMMIT in Singapore, INNOCONF in Malaysia, the Business Leadership Forum in South America, IIT Bombay Entrepreneurship Summit, and IBM INNOVATE in India to an audience of 2,000.

Alexander also received the Baltimore Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Executives Award and the Daily Record’s Influential Marylanders Award. He was honored as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Wharton School of Business. Previously, Alexander was a venture capitalist, strategy consultant, and software developer, beginning his career at KPMG Consulting. He has worked with leading organizations on opportunities totaling over $1 billion, and made investment recommendations on over $100 million of emerging technologies for the U.S. government as an invited expert on many investment panels at the National Science Foundation.

He has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Associated Press, BusinessWeek, Times of India, FOX, The Independent, Economic Times, Voice of Africa, Khaleej Times, Dubai Eye, HRM  Asia, Portafolio, Private Sector Qatar, and many more.

Alexander received an MBA from Oxford University in England. He also holds a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he concurrently studied at the Wharton School of Business.

 

    Speaker Alexander Blass Keynote Speaker

    The Human Side of Innovation: How to Awaken Your Innovator Within

    Leadership through innovation and creativity are no longer optional, but essential. Alexander Blass, grand prize winner of the Daily Record’s Top Innovator of the Year Award, reveals how you can reinvent yourself and your company to get on the path to innovation today, think about “what’s next” and challenge the status quo.  In this engaging and high-energy keynote presentation delivered to executive audiences on five continents worldwide, you will:

    • Explore 5 essential principles and characteristics of leading innovators and companies;
    • Learn how you can infuse an innovative mindset and culture into your organization and your life, regardless of role or title
    • Discover where big ideas come from and how you can reinvent yourself as an innovator
    • Study 4 fascinating case studies from different industries and countries
    • Be inspired and educated by Alexander Blass’s story of how he won the Top Innovatorof the Year Award
    • Invoke your passions and values to achieve your innovative and leadership potential

     

    Innovation Explosion: How to Imagine and Sell Market-Dominating Products & Services

    Particularly in challenging economic times, it is essential to be constantly innovating to stay ahead of the competition by coming up with creative new products and services to market and sell to your current and prospective customers. In this keynote presentation, you will:

    • Grasp the various types of innovation, such as incremental, revolutionary, breakthrough, and game-changing innovations
    • Learn IIA’s innovation framework containing 6 specific and practical innovation and creativity strategies and methodologies that you can apply to your business immediately to develop big new ideas for innovative products and services
    • Study 5 international case studies from various industries that have generated billions of dollars in sales, dominated their markets, and beaten their competition using these specific strategies

     

    Breakthrough Sales & Marketing Strategies: How to Build “Buzz” and Get The World Talking

    A decisive factor that separates companies with average sales from those with extraordinary sales is their ability to create fanatical, loyal customers and dominate “mindshare”. In this keynote presentation full of breakthrough strategies, you will:

    • Study 5 sales and marketing secrets and strategies, plus 6 fascinating international case studies across industries and cultures
    • Uncover innovative secrets to generating unparalleled excitement and free worldwide media coverage and publicity for your business
    • Learn how to build innovative “buzz” marketing & viral campaigns, get the world talking, & render your competition obsolete
    • Discover how innovative companies are using psychological principles and state-of-the-art online social media tools to harness the power of crowds and “people power” to market their brands and boost their sales
    • Study innovative customer engagement strategies such as “gamification” and “crowdsourcing” to improve customer service
    • Learn how to increase customer loyalty by creating powerful emotional connections between your products and customers

     

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