+1 347 223 5128

+44 20 3744 5675

Our professional consultants are ready to guide you

Utilize trends to your strategic advantage

Scott Steinberg

Scott Steinberg

travels from USA

Futurist, Industry consultant, and technology expert.

Request fees and availability

5 out of 5 stars

“Scott is a top-notch thinker, strategist, and advisor. After just a brief conversation about potential applications to the nonprofit sphere, I left with a toolbox of strategies to test and new ways of thinking. Scott is very insightful, down-to-earth, and clearly passionate about what he does.”

Kristin Boehne See all references
Non-binding request for Scott Steinberg

Send a simple request. You’ll get a quick reply with fees and availability

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
About icon

About Scott

Lecture icon


Video icon


References icon


Interviews icon


Request fees and availability
Keynote speaker Scott Steinberg is an industry consultant of strategic innovation, online marketing, and change. He helps clients and audiences identify opportunities where they can optimize on high-tech and social trends. Scott improves leadership and provides a competitive advantage.

Why book speaker Scott Steinberg?

  • He creates excellent opportunities for growth. Named the World’s Leading Business Strategist by the International Association for Scholastic Excellence, his work as a consultant enables clients to identify emerging cultural and technological trends and create compelling business strategies that meet the changing market needs and will do this for your audience as well.
  • Speaker Scott is a strategic advisor. From Fortune 500 firms to non-profits, schools, and startups, he aids all kinds of organizations with identifying emerging opportunities and developing powerful leadership, marketing, and content strategies capitalize on business, social, and technology trends.
  •  As Fortune magazine’s Master of Innovation, he will be one of your most-quoted keynote speakers. From workforce trends to cybersecurity, Scott’s insight on timely topics elevates businesses and provides tools and takeaways for keeping audiences up with the times and expectations of the future.

Hailed as the Master of Innovation by Fortune magazine, Scott Steinberg is one of today’s best-known strategic innovation, digital transformation, and change management consultants. A leading trends expert and generations researcher, he is the bestselling author of 14 books on leadership, innovation, and workforce trends. Among the field’s top trends experts and futurists, he serves as a strategic adviser to four-star generals, government leaders, and a who’s who of Fortune 500s, and has helped craft dozens of business strategies and product designs for the world’s top brands. As the head of BIZDEV: The International Association for Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, he helps clients identify emerging opportunities for growth, and create value and competitive advantage based on emerging innovations and trends. Speaker Scott has consulted on dozens of market-leading products and services and authored 14 books, including international bestsellers Make Change Work for You, The Modern Parent’s Guide series, and Millennial Marketing: Bridging the Generation Gap. Named one of America’s top futurists by the BBC and a “top trendsetter to follow” by the Fortune 500, his motivational speeches, leadership seminars, and workshops show executives and educators how to become more productive and make both themselves and their businesses indispensable in an increasingly disposable world.

As an industry consultant, Scott Steinberg has helped top corporations from Microsoft, Sony, and Intel to ESPN and MTV adapt to changing consumer, high-tech, and social trends. He has been hailed as a top technology futurist by leading media outlets, including NPR, BusinessWeek, and The Wall St. Journal. His work as a consultant enables clients to identify emerging cultural and technological trends and create compelling business strategies that meet the changing market needs.

Scott’s keen eye for business and his analyses have led to his work as a strategic insider for more than 600 publications from CNN to The New York Times and Rolling Stone and pioneer in the field of digital publishing. Scott Steinberg appears regularly on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC as an on-air personality; he also serves as a featured expert for CNBC, Fast Company, Fox Business and more.

See keynotes with Scott Steinberg
Keynote by speaker Scott Steinberg

FAST>> FORWARD: How to Turbo-Charge Business, Career, and Sales Growth

Why wait to achieve your goals when you can start ticking them off your to- do list in no time flat? Discover how to put yourself and your organization on the fast-track to success as the world’s leading business strategist reveals how today’s most celebrated businesses and brands create winning results in no time flat.

A masterclass in ingenuity brought to you by Scott Steinberg – hailed as The Master of Innovation by Fortune magazine– this engaging program offers:

  • Cutting-edge insight that can help you more rapidly solve any problem, and accomplish any objective.
  • Teaching tomorrow’s most in-demand leadership, management, and decision-making skills.
  • Explains how to rocket past obstacles, rebound from setbacks, and take your prospects from 0 to 100 in no time flat.
Keynote by speaker Scott Steinberg

Leading with Innovation: How to Future-Proof Yourself, Fearlessly Innovate, and Succeed Despite Disruption

Even the most successful organizations must continually reinvent their products, services and solutions to remain market leaders in an age of growing change, connectivity and globalization.

In this eye-opening presentation, audiences will learn how to:

  • Thrive in your new operating reality.
  • Creating competitive advantage.
  • Successfully leverage new leadership strategies to adapt to changing times.

From more powerful ways to unleash innovation to solutions for better capitalizing on cutting-edge advancements, discover how you and your organization can flourish in tomorrows world – and effectively apply its most crucial success strategies and skills in context.

Keynote by speaker Scott Steinberg

Change Management: Creating a Culture of Innovation

In today’s working world, competitive landscapes and best practices shift faster than ever – as do market and workforce trends. No matter how much disruption you’re dealing with, you can empower both individuals and teams to more effectively embrace their environments.

This presentation includes improving:

  • Paradigm shifts, organizational learning.
  • Boost productivity with these proven new approaches to leadership, technology and time management.

Bestselling business author and consultant Scott Steinberg explains how the market’s most innovative firms are embracing change management, and best practices and leadership pillars you can implement to breed a culture in which innovation thrives.

Keynote by speaker Scott Steinberg

Becoming Essential – Building and Maintaining Competitive Advantage

Change is the only constant modern professionals and organizations can rely on today. In this eye-opening presentation, bestselling business analyst and author Scott Steinberg explains how to avoid becoming a commodity – or worse, obsolete.

Speaker Scott prepares you in:

  • Identifying and greeting challenges and opportunities which progress presents.
  • Gaining morre powerful ways to capitalize on business intelligence and grow brand equity and development.
  • Using cutting-edge products, services and customer experiences, he demonstrates how you can create and maintain a competitive edge – and effectively apply it in context.
Keynote by speaker Scott Steinberg

Travel and Hospitality 3.0 – The Future of Hotels, Airlines, Entertainment, and Events

What does it take for travel and hospitality industry leaders to adapt to an age of uncertainty and thrive in the new normal?

Discover how to future-proof your organization, win with creativity, and boost your ability to lead and succeed despite disruption with help from award-winning futurist Scott Steinberg, hailed as the World’s Leading Business Strategist.

Simple changes can lead to big impacts, as he reveals, noting that your ability to innovate, leverage both new business strategies and technologies, and rethink the art of customer experience is critical. Tune into this dynamic program to find out how travel and hospitality providers are rethinking their game plan, building their resilience, and learning to stay one step ahead of changing trends, even in the most unpredictable of environments.

Keynote by speaker Scott Steinberg

Defending Against Disruption: Maintaining Cyber Security in the Age of Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is on the rise – and so is cybercrime, today’s fastest-growing form of criminal activity, which is skyrocketing at an alarming rate.

These concerns will only become more pronounced for individuals and organizations alike as more business operations shift to mobile, cloud, and Internet-based solutions going forward.

Scott Steinberg reveals in this eye opening presentation:

  • A few simple shifts in strategy and thinking are all it takes to keep your organization and partners safer going forward.
  • Best practices for keeping your organization and personal information safe in an always-on and connected online world.
  • How to implement more effective security controls (and a culture that champions safety and privacy) throughout your enterprise.
Keynote by speaker Scott Steinberg

Future Trends: What’s Next for Your Industry – and How Can You Stay Ahead of It?

In a series of energetic and inspiring presentations, one of today’s top technology futurists and business strategists shows industry leaders in every field – e.g. finance, healthcare, insurance, retail, etc. – which trends promise to transform the sector(s) in which they operate, as well as how to stay competitive and boost productivity and performance by leveraging cutting-edge tools and strategies for staying ahead of the curve.

Through market research, professional development techniques and practical, real-world insights, attendees will learn:

  • Recognizing and acting upon the benefits and opportunities that emerging trends and technologies create.
  • A range of dynamic discussions and workshops shows how to tap into the power of change and high-tech innovation.
  • Building a lasting foundation for professional advancement and growth.
Scott Steinberg - video

Change Management by speaker Scott Steinberg.

Watch speaker Scott Steinberg in action!

See keynotes with Scott Steinberg


“In a world of progressive, merging technologies and automation, Scott’s speech couldn’t have been timelier. He understood the nuances of our industry and tailored the talk perfectly. Scott was a pleasure to work with and we would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone searching for a vibrant and thoughtful speaker.”

Debi Hamill

CEO, International Association of Outsourcing Professionals

“Scott is a polished speaker with the ability to inspire leaders and help them connect innovative ideas with practical business solutions that they can implement into their operations to drive immediate change and growth.”

Jason Barnhart

Director of Prof. Development, Public Relations Society of America

“Scott did a fantastic job encouraging our company’s business leaders excitement and curiosity in changing technologies. His message was perfectly on point.”

Tom Bauer

CIO, Hagerty

“Scott is a top-notch thinker, strategist, and advisor. After just a brief conversation about potential applications to the nonprofit sphere, I left with a toolbox of strategies to test and new ways of thinking. Scott is very insightful, down-to-earth, and clearly passionate about what he does.”

Kristin Boehne

Manager Strategic Projects, United Way

How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

So much for the status quo… Research confirms what most already suspect: Continuous change is the new norm in business.

Happily, in today’s highly-disruptive world, innovation is just another word for improvisation—and anyone can adapt to new and novel problems the same way leading innovators do: By studying problems, brainstorming original solutions, then steadily trying and improving as they go.

To thrive in fast-changing times, change with them; to future-proof yourself, become more flexible. Organizations like Amazon and Google create competitive advantage by consistently experimenting with and learning from new ideas. Individuals succeed more frequently by thinking fast on their feet and resiliently forging ahead despite setbacks, not possessing greater IQ or inborn talent. Today, winning isn’t about having more resources, rather being more resourceful; getting ahead not about being a genius, but more ingenious instead.

To succeed in unpredictable environments, you’ve got to find the courage to take chances.

In uncertain times, everyone wants to be risk-free. Instead, you can create competitive advantage by being risk-averse—recognizing that change is coming, and making smart, calculated, and cost-affordable bets that can help you gain the insights, talents or capabilities today that will be in-demand tomorrow.

Whatever your stated goal, pick a portfolio of promising growth activities to try—launch a new product line or re-launch an existing one; attend night school or take online computer programming courses—and start pursuing them immediately. Just don’t sit still while times, trends and competitors are also evolving. Staying ahead of the curve is easier than it sounds, as long as you’re staying in constant motion.

Award-winning professional speaker Scott Steinberg is among today’s best-known trends experts and futurists, and the bestselling author of Make Change Work for You: 10 Ways to Future-Proof Yourself, Fearlessly Innovate, and Succeed Despite Uncertainty and Millennial Marketing: Bridging the Generation Gap. The founder of Select nightlife magazine, and host of Next Up on NewsWatch, his website is www.AKeynoteSpeaker.com.


Interview with Scott Steinberg

What are some of the important steps towards creating a culture of innovation?

Vital to building a culture of innovation is to start by building a culture of participation, in which contributors are encouraged to grow organizational learning and capabilities, expand their executive talents and skill sets, and speak up, not keep their heads down. Also important is to construct a framework and infrastructure that allows not only for the cultivation and support of new ideas, but also continuous prototyping and iteration.

To stay at the cutting-edge of innovation, and keep up with shifting markets, organizations mustn’t just keep their ears to the ground and take a sense of pride and ownership in ongoing initiatives. As a business, they also need to remain in constant motion. Similarly, it’s also important to prepare organizations to effectively be able to mobilize, redeploy resources and leverage learning and insights, so as to be able to successfully pivot when business situations require shifts in thinking or implementation.

What are your most popular keynote topics?

Frequently requested topics include programs which center on enabling positive change management or leadership solutions, driving strategic innovation, and enabling ways that businesses can most effectively connect with and create lasting value for modern audiences. Naturally, these speaking presentations often touch on tangential topics such as how to best leverage technology and online marketing solutions to create competitive advantage.

Recent favorite speeches among business executives and meeting planners alike include Change Management: Creating a Culture of Strategic Innovation, Becoming Essential: How to Build and Maintain Competitive Advantage, and The New Rules of Marketing and PR. As you might imagine, we’re also seeing more incoming requests for talks around social media, online marketing strategy and the future of technology as it relates to topics such as training and education – obviously, things are changing for many businesses and industries (even today’s schools and university systems) at a rapid clip.

How do audiences generally describe your talks?

Engaging, educational and strikingly informative – we make a point of providing content-rich keynotes, workshops and breakouts that not only inspire and entertain, but also provide actionable information. All speaking presentations aren’t just customized to meet audience needs, and built to motivate and educate attendees.

They’re also specifically designed to offer expert advice and resources that provide viewers with next steps that they can take as they explore, research and embrace featured topics further. Learning and positive skills transfer are key: We’re always looking for ways to help audiences enhance their capabilities, become more productive, and be more successful on both the professional and organizational fronts.

How do you work with clients when preparing for a keynote?

We start by listening and gathering as much information as possible up-front. Via extensive ongoing research, interviews and conversations with key stakeholders and audience members, we also work to gain a deeper understanding of the organization, industry and key challenges faced.

Throughout the process, we’re constantly refining and updating programs to provide the best service possible, and make a point of being on-site prior to and the day of the event itself to meet with all involved, as well as making ourselves available for continuous feedback and insight. We also work with clients to consistently promote occasions and provide meaningful value-adds wherever possible – we greatly value our partnerships, and work to maximize the impact of meetings and events for all parties involved.

What are some of the bigger organizations you have worked with and what did you achieve?

We’ve had the distinct privilege of partnering with some of today’s most successful brands including AMD, AT&T, Activision, Century 21 Real Estate, eBay, Microsoft, Sears, American Express and more. From bolstering efforts to drive strategic innovation and change management efforts on a worldwide scale to aiding as these market leaders define the shape of new products, services and programs, we’ve worked with clients on a fascinating range of business projects.

Whether collaborating with clients to shape business strategy, build and implement new programs, or raise internal or public awareness for ongoing initiatives, we’re proud to say we’ve been a part of programs that have touched the lives of millions of consumers. Needless to say, it’s been a wild, but wonderful ride.

What is the most unique experience you have had as a speaker or presenter?

As part of our youth and school speaking practices, we often have the privilege to provide a number of programs for teachers, educators and kids of all ages at various assemblies and events. A tremendous learning opportunity for all parties involved (including ourselves), it’s always fascinating to see how new technologies, tools and trends are being implemented in the modern classroom and household.

As Sears Toy Shop’s Tech Toy Expert, I’m honored to say that I’ve had the chance to connect with many elementary-, middle- and high school-aged children, and their parents and teachers, all of whom are watching the world change before their very eyes. Not only have such occasions proved an eye-opening, amazing and educational experience for all involved (including myself – I suspect we secretly take more notes than anyone in the room), but a vastly enriching one. Think presenting to the executive team is tough? Try getting a laugh out of a room full of jaded adolescents…

See keynotes with Scott Steinberg
Non-binding request for Scott Steinberg

Send a simple request. You’ll get a quick reply with fees and availability

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Scott Steinberg
Scott Steinberg

5 out of 5 stars

“Scott is a top-notch thinker, strategist, and advisor. After just a brief conversation about potential applications to the nonprofit sphere, I left with a toolbox of strategies to test and new ways of thinking. Scott is very insightful, down-to-earth, and clearly passionate about what he does.”

Kristin Boehne See all references

Keynote topics with Scott Steinberg