Erik Qualman: Digital leaders are made. Not born.

Erik Qualman, five-time bestselling author and keynote speaker, has spoken in over 55 countries and reached more than 50 million people. He is the #1 bestselling author of five books on digital leadership and was voted the second most popular author in the world after the Harry Potter series.

FORBES named Erik Qualman one of the Top 50 Digital Influencers worldwide.

Erik Qualman’s book “Socialnomics” was nominated for “Book of the Year”, 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.

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Erik Qualman is an acclaimed speaker who inspires audiences and provides a wealth of input on digital leadership. His work has been recognized 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.

  • Digital leadership: The 5 Habits of digital leaders

Leaders in this digital decade are made – not born. The key is to understand the balance between offline and online. Using sound and practical research, Qualman reveals the 5 habits that drive employee, partner and customer success and satisfaction in a WiFi world. Qualman reveals new techniques such as “Posting-It-Forward”, “Being FLAWsome” and other insights that will positively impact and transform your audience and your business.

  • Focus: How to Focus in an unfocused World

What’s the difference between winners and losers in a digitally distracted society? Focus. Winners focus on what matters most. It’s simple, but not easy. The number one killer of promising careers, teams and companies is a lack of focus. We either try to do too much, or we put our time, treasure and trust into the wrong areas. Qualman introduces specific focus techniques used by the world’s most successful people and companies.

  • Innovation by design: Becoming the Disruptor vs. the Disrupted

To ensure you are the disruptor and not the disrupted, you need to understand societal shifts and adopt a culture of creativity around them. This session looks at the key future trends and their impact on your business. Qualman provides the roadmap for your organization’s digital transformation. Overcome the pitfalls of incremental change and land on a foundation of progressive and practical innovation principles. Future forward!

  • Socialnomics: Winning Customers’ Hearts and Minds at Scale

Based on his #1 bestseller, Qualman dives into the powerful concept of socialnomics. Word-of-mouth has shifted to digital steroids and morphed into world-of-mouth. Businesses must learn the new rules of social, mobile and beyond or they will miss a golden opportunity to win their customers’ loyalty and achieve long-term success. Socialnomics is the key to winning the hearts, minds and wallets of customers.

  • Digital transformation: Design your future

We don’t have the choice of whether we digitally transform, the choice is how well we do it. Leaders in this digital decade are made – not born. The key is not just understanding social media, IoT, mobile, AI and blockchain, but more importantly understanding how they work together. This session will give you tips and tricks on how to implement current and future digital trends to maximize your company’s impact on the world.

Erik Qualman was formerly a professor in the edX labs at Harvard and MIT. According to NYU Stern, Qualman is to digital leadership what Deming is to quality and Drucker is to management. Qualman received an honorary doctorate for his groundbreaking work What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube.

Erik Qualman is also the founder of Equalman Studios, which has produced film and animation projects for companies such as Disney, Cartier, CompuCom, Chase, Hearts on Fire, IBM and many other global brands.

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Erik Qualman inspires with his fresh and modern way of presenting. He is one of the smartest experts on digitalization and digital leadership. Erik Qualman has appeared all over the world and was named one of the top 50 digital influencers worldwide by FORBES. Book Erik Qualman for presentations with The Premium Speakers Agency.