Disruptive Innovation, Future Trends, Socialnomics & Digital Leadership

Erik Qualman: Digital Leaders are made. Not born.

Erik Qualman, also known as Digital Dale Carnegie, is the author of Socialnomics, which was number one on Amazon’s bestseller lists in the US, Japan, UK, Canada, Portugal, Italy, China, Korea and Germany. His new release 2012 Digital Leader earned him the vote for “Second Most Popular Author in the World” behind Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.

Lecture topics Erik Qualman

Digital Leadership
Digital leaders are made, not born. The characteristics of leadership in today’s digital world and how to develop them.

Word of mouth becomes world propaganda. Why business today is made by all of us. How social media is changing the way we live and do business.

Big Data – New Data
Erik Qualman demystifies the topic of Big Data. In his amusing talk, he highlights how leading organisations are turning unstructured data into actionable information to achieve incredible results. He demonstrates how Big Data can be used to win elections, detect flu outbreaks, reduce urban crime, generate more sales leads, significantly increase revenue and much more. He also explains how Big Data must be used in synergy with Small Data (through customer relationship development) for organisations to achieve optimal results.

Reputation Management: Privacy is Dead. The New Rules of Reputation.
What happens on campus stays on YouTube: The NEW rules for your reputation online and beyond.

Erik Qualman has been voted the second most popular author in the world, behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling.

Erik Qualman is one of the top 50 MBA professors and is also familiar with the operational side thanks to his work as head of marketing at Travelzoo (TZOO). Today he sits on the board of directors of several companies. Erik Qualman is probably best known, however, as the author and producer of the most viewed video on social media. His work has been featured in 60 Minutes, The New York Times, WSJ, Mashable, USA Today, ABC News, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, CBS News and The Huffington Post. He is also in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest podcast.

TOP DIGITAL INFLUENCER – FORBES named Erik Qualman one of the top 50 digital influencers worldwide.

Erik Qualman’s book “Socialnomics” was nominated for “Book of the Year”, socialnomics.com is a top 10 blog (PC Magazine). Fast Company calls Professor Erik Qualman a “Top 100 Digital Influencer”. Erik Qualman was on the All-Big Ten basketball team at Michigan State University. In 2011, he was named Michigan State University Alum of the Year. Erik Qualman holds an MBA from the McCombs School of Business. He lives in Austin with his wife and two daughters.

Erik Qualman is an acclaimed speaker who has recently appeared at Coach, Sony PlayStation, National Restaurant Association, IBM, Facebook, SCG Thailand, ADP, Starbucks, M&M/Mars, Cartier, Raytheon, Chrysler, Small Business League, Home Furnishings Association, Montblanc, TEDx, Polo, UGG, Nokia, Google, AutoTrader and others. Qualman gave the graduation speech at McCombs Business School (University of Texas).