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Sameer Somal

Speaker, Educator, and Chief Financial Officer at Blue Ocean Global Technology
Country: USA

Keynote speaker Sameer Somal, Co-Founder of Blue Ocean Global Technology & Blue Ocean Global Wealth, presents regularly at conferences and private briefings globally. He is a relatable and engaging speaker. Topics include Digital Reputation Management, FinTech, and the Intangibles of Success.

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We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” —Sir Winston Churchill

Who is Sameer Somal?

Keynote speaker Sameer Somal is the Chief Financial Officer at Blue Ocean Global Technology and Blue Ocean Global Wealth. Prior to co-founding Blue Ocean Global Technology, he was a Senior Investment Analyst at The Bank of Nova Scotia and a Financial Advisor and Intermediary at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch & Co. As part of the Investment Strategy Group at The Bank of Nova Scotia, Sameer authored white papers and delivered keynote presentations on the Case for Canada and Active Share. Sameer is a CFA Charterholder, a CFP® professional, and a Chartered Alternative Investment AnalystSM.

He currently serves on CFP Board’s Council on Education and the CFA Institute FAS Board of Regents, as well as hosts the CFAI talk show, The Topic @ Hand. Sameer Somal is a frequent speaker on the reputation management, digital expungement, succession planning, technology, diversity, entrepreneurship, and leadership and is also an Internet Defamation subject matter expert witness. In collaboration with the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, our speaker Sameer Somal authors and delivers CLE programs on reputation management, search engine optimization, and ethics across legal communities nationally.

Fundamental to his work at Blue Ocean Global Technology, astute speaker Sameer Somal helps clients build, monitor and repair their digital presence. He proudly serves on the board of the R.J. Leonard Foundation, an organization dedicated to educating, initiating careers and personally mentoring young adults who are aging out of the foster care system. In May of 2017, Sameer was named an Iconic Leader Creating a Better World for All by the All Ladies League & Women Economic Forum.

 

    Keynote by Speaker Sameer Somal

    Online Reputation Management – Building & Protecting Your Digital Brand Identity

    • Understand the importance of Online Reputation Management (ORM)
    • Learn the ramifications of you are what you are online. (Google Test)
    • Provide an overview of the ORM lifecycle: building, repairing and monitoring.
    • Discuss the importance of high-quality content, keyword density, cross-linking, and domain authority when building digital assets.
    • Review the 10 practical tips for successfully managing your online reputation.
    • Highlight the difference between suppression and removal of defamatory content.
    • Share best practices for responding to negative online comments and reviews.
    • Review of Internet Defamation & Reputation management cases resulting from court case filings, negative news editorials, embarrassing images & videos, negative customer reviews, employee slander, erroneous information and mistaken identity.

     

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    The New Networking: Building Relationship Capital On & Offline

    • Recognize the process to network effectively
    • Develop proven strategies for building relationship capital.
    • Ensure a memorable introduction with your first impression.
    • Implement techniques for using social media to support and grow your network.

     

    Keynote by Speaker Sameer Somal

    The Fintech Revolution

    • Review the digital and FinTech revolutions.
    • Provide an introduction to blockchain, cryptocurrency, robo advisory, digital payment, bank in a box, security, and P2P lending.
    • Recognize the drivers of global investment in financial technology, which rapidly increased by 3,770% from $930 million in 2008 to $36 billion in 2016.
    • Highlight how the Internet of Things, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence are contributing to the growth of FinTech.

     

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    An Entrepreneurial Mindset & The Intangibles of Success

    • What is an Entrepreneurial Mindset?
    • Intrapreneurs vs. Entrepreneurs
    • Adopt a Global Perspective
    • Understand Diverse Thinking
    • Embrace Innovation & Technology
    • Recognize the Intangibles of Success (Trust, Relationship Capital & Communication)
    • Networking with Purpose
    • Invest in Yourself
    • Invest in Your Community
    • Have a Long-term Perspective

     

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    The Power of Social Media

    • Understanding trends in social media.
    • The specifics of each major social media platform, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Tumblr, Periscope, and Yelp.
    • How to strengthen your digital brand and attract new customers through your social media profiles.
    • The secrets of successful social media engagement.

     

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    The Technology Planning Process

    • The elements required to develop and implement a sustainable technology plan.
    • The six-step technology planning process.
    • The need for a transparent, accountable, and proactive technology partner.
    • How to identify a partner that coordinates your technology requirements, marketing resources, and strategic plan.
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