Alexander Blass is an internationally acclaimed American innovator. He invented the world’s first personal crowdfunding website and business method, which grew to a $10 billion a year industry in less than a decade after spreading rapidly on the Internet and helping millions of people around the globe. For this incredible achievement, he received the Daily Record’s Top Innovator of the Year Award, which credited him with “revolutionizing charitable giving.” He presently serves as CEO and Chief Innovator of the Innovation Institute of America, and has traveled to over 65 countries and appeared in hundreds of media outlets.
Alexander was honored as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Wharton School of Business. He also received the Baltimore Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Executives Award and the Daily Record’s Influential Marylanders Award.
Previously, Alexander was a venture capitalist, strategy consultant, and software developer, beginning his career at KPMG Consulting. He has worked with leading organizations on opportunities totaling over $1 billion, and made investment recommendations on over $100 million of emerging technologies for the U.S. government as an invited expert on many investment panels at the National Science Foundation.
He has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Associated Press, BusinessWeek, Times of India, FOX, The Independent, Economic Times, Voice of Africa, Khaleej Times, Dubai Eye, HRM Asia, Portafolio, Private Sector Qatar, and many more.
Alexander received an MBA from Oxford University in England. He also holds a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he concurrently studied at the Wharton School of Business.
Leadership through innovation and creativity are no longer optional, but essential. Alexander Blass, grand prize winner of the Daily Record’s Top Innovator of the Year Award, reveals how you can reinvent yourself and your company to get on the path to innovation today, think about “what’s next” and challenge the status quo. In this captivating and high-energy keynote presentation delivered to executive audiences on five continents worldwide, you will:
Explore 5 essential principles and characteristics of leading innovators and companies;
Learn how you can infuse an innovative mindset and culture into your organization and your life, regardless of role or title
Discover where big ideas come from and how you can reinvent yourself as an innovator;
Study 4 fascinating case studies from different industries and countries;
Be inspired and educated by Alexander Blass’s story of how he won the Top Innovator of the Year Award
Invoke your passions and values to achieve your innovative and leadership potential
articularly in challenging economic times, it is essential to be constantly innovating to stay ahead of the competition by coming up with creative new products and services to market and sell to your current and prospective customers. In this popular content-rich keynote presentation, you will:
Grasp the various types of innovation, such as incremental, revolutionary, breakthrough, and game-changing innovations;
Learn 7 specific and practical innovation and creativity strategies and methodologies that you can apply to your business immediately to develop big new ideas for innovative products and services;
Study 6 international case studies from various industries that have generated billions of dollars in sales, dominated their markets, and beaten their competition using these specific strategies;
A decisive factor that separates companies with average sales from those with extraordinary sales is their ability to create fanatical, loyal customers and dominate “mindshare”. In this keynote presentation full of breakthrough strategies, you will:
Study 5 sales and marketing secrets and strategies, plus 6 fascinating international case studies across industries and cultures;
Uncover innovative secrets to generating unparalleled excitement and free worldwide media coverage and publicity for your business;
Learn how to build innovative “buzz” marketing & viral campaigns, get the world talking, & render your competition obsolete;
Discover how innovative companies are using psychological principles and state-of-the-art online social media tools to harness the power of crowds and “people power” to market their brands and boost their sales;
Study innovative customer engagement strategies such as “gamification” and “crowdsourcing” to improve customer service;
Learn how to increase customer loyalty by creating powerful emotional connections between your products and customers.