Strategic Futurist, Founder of Play Big Inc.

Nancy Giordano

Fee Range

$25K - $40K

Travels From

Dallas, TEXAS

At a glance:

Described as endlessly optimistic, Nancy is a strategic futurist, global keynote speaker, corporate strategist and summit designer with a drive to help enterprise organizations and visionary leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead.

Described as endlessly optimistic, Nancy is a strategic futurist, global keynote speaker, corporate strategist and summit designer with a drive to help enterprise organizations and visionary leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead. With a career at three of the top global advertising agencies and as founder of her own strategic inspiration company, Play Big Inc., Nancy has a rich history of advising and learning with both iconic companies and horizon-technology start-ups, helping them transition to the new economy of collaboration, contribution and trust.

Recognized as one of the top female futurists, Nancy’s expertise and experiences range from A.I. to frozen foods to reinventing the internet, and all her projects have a key common denominator: transitioning away from the extractive operating systems and outdated business thinking that simply do not hold up today… to create the more sustainable, inclusive and dynamic solutions the future demands.

The world’s first TEDx licensee, a Singularity University lecturer, frequent SXSW (‘south by southwest’) contributor, and recent creator of the first “Career Fair For The Future: for college + high school students, Nancy is committed to advancing the societal structures and new mindsets necessary to effectively harness the significant technology innovations heading our way… and ensure a safe and thriving future for us all.

  • The Case for Audacious "Leadering"

    Society is transforming and advancing technologies are rapidly reinventing the ways we work, live and connect. And reshaping ways we lead. Instead of predictably replicating the success of the past, leaders must now embrace and navigate these new opportunities, the need for constant innovation and the demands of an increasingly dynamic environment. Being open to radical new solutions requires radically new ways of thinking, “leadering”, and being.
  • Navigating the Big Shift

    Society is transforming. Exponential advances in connectivity and technology, precarious economic, political and social structures, and an emerging desire for community and connection are causing old economy models to quickly shift to completely different set of new economy expectations and needs. How does one navigate change in such a dynamic and complex environment?
  • How Exponential Technologies are Changing… Everything

    Machine Learning. Robotics. Whole new ways to look at and build realities. Some predict these exponential technologies will cause work, industry and society to change more in the next 10 years than in over 100+. Why? How are the rules of the success radically changing? What are some of the most pressing issues and new yardsticks shaping our behaviors and choices? And what do we need to learn to better navigate, create and thrive?
  • On the Future of Work + Working

    Whether we have more jobs or less is a debate only time will settle, but there is no doubt 100% of jobs will be reskilled. How we work and Why is being recalibrated, and society overall will take a radical shift as we head into what has been described as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. How can we build the new capacities necessary? How will new tools shape new behaviors and drive new expectations? Which old practices to manage risk are actually now putting us at risk? And how will we measure we are doing it right?
Nancy has a unique ability to highlight the most innovative applications of technology on the market, while making them relevant to the audience and somehow making the true story about people.

—Alex Saric, CMO, Invalua

You gave a great WebEx yesterday on the future or work and working. It was like drinking from a firehouse. But I loved it! Thank you.

—Marsha McVicker, Founder + CEO at Errand Solutions

Nancy, just a quick note to say thanks for your participation in our most recent EmpowerU event. Your insight, energy, passion and humor are things that our employees continue to rave about a week later. Thanks so much again and I look forward to connecting in the future.

—Doyle Beneby, CEO, CPS Energy

Nancy has the unique ability to turn a room full of strangers into friends... The event was such a success that PBS has decided to make this one-time workshop an annual gathering... There is no one I trust more.

—Shane Guiter, PBS

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