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Business Brilliance: Unleashing Innovation Strategies

Ted Shouder

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Elevate your business strategy with Ted Souder, Google veteran and industry luminary, guiding organizations to digital excellence in modern business transformation.

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Transform your event with Ted Souder, renowned Google veteran and visionary speaker. Unlock growth strategies, navigate digital shifts, and gain actionable insights. Elevate your audience's experience with a keynote that blends innovation, global perspectives, and proven success. Book Ted Shouder now for an event that sparks inspiration and propels your organization into the forefront of modern business excellence!

Why you should book Ted Shouder for your next event

  • Unlock Growth: Ted Souder’s keynotes deliver proven strategies for business expansion and digital success.
  • Innovation Catalyst: Gain cutting-edge insights that drive innovation and transform your organization’s approach.
  • Google Pioneer: Benefit from Ted Souder’s legacy at Google, where he shaped one of the greatest business success stories.

Ted Souder, a seasoned figure in the business and tech realm, boasts a rich professional background that spans over two decades. As one of Google’s earliest employees, he played a pivotal role in shaping the company’s success, dedicating over 20 years to its growth and development in various senior roles. His journey included serving as the Head of Industry, Retail, and founding the Google CFO Forum.

Beyond Google, Ted has left an indelible mark on the business landscape. A former Vice-Chair of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, he actively contributed to the growth of local business ecosystems. Currently based in Chicago, he is part-owner of the Monthly Barometer, a content platform and geopolitical advisory, offering high-quality macro analysis at the intersection of Economics, Geo-Politics, Environment, Technology, and Society.

Ted Souder extends his influence as a board director at 1871, a prestigious tech incubator, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a top-rated geopolitical think tank. These roles highlight his commitment to fostering innovation and addressing global challenges.

As a keynote speaker, Ted Souder offers organizations a unique blend of insights and strategies. His keynotes, shaped by his vast global experience, delve into Modern Business Transformation, guiding businesses, governments, and non-profits towards a prosperous future. His approach goes beyond technological evolution, emphasizing change inspiration and the empowerment of future leaders and innovators.

Booking Ted Souder means securing a speaker who captivates audiences worldwide, delivering messages that are not only inspiring but also actionable. Attendees can expect to leave uplifted and armed with strategies and tactics for success in our digital-first world. Whether it’s a large-scale keynote or an intimate workshop, Ted Souder’s multifaceted experience and visionary leadership make him a pivotal figure in navigating the challenges and opportunities of today’s rapidly changing business landscape. Organizations looking to book Ted Souder ensure an event that transcends traditional boundaries, offering unparalleled insights into the dynamics of modern business evolution.

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The pandemic has been a catalyst, fast-forwarding us into a future where digital is no longer just an option but a necessity for 2024 and the years to follow. It’s clear that for leaders in both business and government, the task at hand goes beyond just integrating digital tools like Generative AI. True leadership in this era is about embracing a more comprehensive approach. Today’s modern leader must lead with empathy, understanding the shifts in their employees’ lives. Transparency isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a fundamental practice for trust-building. Upskilling isn’t just about staying competitive; it’s about empowering teams to thrive in a transformed world. As we navigate this post-pandemic era, it’s crucial for leaders to adopt a holistic view. Our approach must be multifaceted, addressing not just technological advancements but also the human elements that drive our organizations forward. By doing so, we can effectively meet the unique challenges and opportunities of today’s dynamic landscape.

Keynote by speaker Ted Shouder


Smart, innovative entrepreneurs and the startups they create will be the Modern Business
Transformation catalyst every city and country needs to accelerate out of the pandemic and into
a digital-first future. Learn best practices such as:

  • How one of the oldest and largest chambers of commerce in the United States gave rise to the world’s top-rated tech hub.
  • How public and private partnerships are repurposing real estate, such as malls and train stations, to meet the needs of entrepreneurs today creatively.
  • How to develop and scale content globally.
Keynote by speaker Ted Shouder


Embracing AI across all levels of your organization, from individual contributors to the C-suite, is key to driving meaningful transformation. In this speech, I’ll guide you on how to ignite enthusiasm for AI even among the most change-resistant team members. We’ll map out a clear, step-by-step strategy to shift your organization’s mindset and successfully implement and evolve AI initiatives, marking a new era of innovation and growth.

Keynote by speaker Ted Shouder


In the era of Modern Business Transformation, cultivating and empowering high-performing teams becomes a vital cornerstone for success. It entails more than just recruiting skilled professionals and hoping for the best. There exists a proven methodology to construct and nurture teams that can navigate the digital landscape with excellence, driving impactful change and achieving remarkable results.

Keynote by speaker Ted Shouder


From creating and implementing OKRs to building a high-performing sales organization, Ted brings the best of the Google Playbook to organizations to help them navigate a path toward Digital Transformation.

Keynote by speaker Ted Shouder


The Smarter AI Adoption Journey” is designed to empower businesses of all sizes to harness AI effectively. In this concise yet impactful talk, Ted will unveil actionable strategies for integrating AI, tailored not just for tech experts but for every business domain. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of how to identify AI opportunities, overcome adoption challenges, and leverage AI for efficiency and innovation, transforming their businesses into future-ready entities.

Keynote by speaker Ted Shouder


Learn the leadership lessons that Ted lived during his 20+ year career at Google.

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