HOLLY RANSOM IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S TOP FEMALE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Holly Ransom is a powerful keynote speaker, strategist and CEO whose intense curiosity and unwavering pragmatism helps decision-makers leverage disruption and change-makers make better decisions. Holly has shared the stage with many of the greatest thought-leaders of our time, including Barack Obama, Richard Branson, Billy Jean King, Susan Cain and Seth Godin.
CONTENT CURATOR & MC
Holly is not only a master of ceremonies but a master of content. For the full ‘Holly’ effect, engage her to curate the content for your overall event and then watch her pull it all together seamlessly onstage as MC.
Holly is one of our top keynote speakers globally, having presented over 500 sessions across six continents in the past three years. Holly brings high energy and a unique voice to challenge the status quo and inspire change.
Holly is able to synthesize complex information on the spot and weave together different voices and views to enable inclusive debate. Holly makes elevated conversation accessible across sectors, topics, generations and cultures.
COMPREHENDING THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON HUMANS
As technology theorist Dr Melvin Kranzberg put it ‘Technology is neither inherently good nor bad; nor is it neutral’.
As humanity moves rapidly into the age of humanitech, the pervasion of technology into every aspect of our lives has economic, social, and human consequences that ripple far beyond any device or practice. The digital era requires intentional, intelligent leadership in three critical areas:
- What does technology mean for people? (engagement, wellbeing, interaction)
- What does technology mean for customers? (privacy, personalization, trade-offs)
- What does technology mean for culture? (organizations, communities or societies)
In a presentation focused on making the all-too-often technical, accessible and practical, we’ll explore some of the key challenges that should be keeping leaders awake at night when it comes to navigating a technology driven world.
AUG-MENTALITY: HOW AGILE IS YOUR MIND?
Adaptability is the critical currency of a digital age – how malleable is your mindset? How capable are you of unlearning, learning and relearning? How seamlessly can you interface with technology, diverse mindsets, or a blended workforce? As a leader, can you guide your people confidently through transformation?
Over the next ten years, the adoption of automation and AI technologies will transform the workplace as human capital and capabilities are augmented through increasing interaction with ever-smarter machines. Against this backdrop, cognitive diversity, or diversity of thought, will augment team capabilities. And by 2020, over 40% of the workforce will be blended in the US alone.
Allow Holly to take you through an expanded understanding of augmentation and its potential to unlock higher productivity, GDP growth, improved corporate performance, and new prosperity – for those who successfully harness an ‘aug-mentality’. Build your toolkit and pack your bags for a growth journey.
COGNITIVE DIVERSITY: UNLOCKING THE VALUE OF DIFFERENCE
Are you suffering diversity fatigue? But still haven’t mastered the mix? We’ve heard the ‘d’ word used a lot in the last few decades to talk about everything from representation in the boardroom through to coding bias into algorithms. But a combination of digitalization, globalization, an engaged aging workforce and the arrival of Gen Z are dramatically challenging diversity frontiers, as well as the expectations placed on leaders to define, target and measure diversity.
In an age where cultural box-checking is a quick fix, cognitive diversity quantifies the true value of difference in terms of skills, life experience, perspectives or information processing styles, not predicted by factors such as gender, ethnicity, or age. Teams comprised of diversity of thought will better scope, and cope, with disruption.
It’s a great idea in theory… but how does an organisation integrate strategic diversity with business objectives? How can we align a deliberately diverse value set to a higher purpose? Look around your decision-making table, and what’s more, listen in. It’s time to explore diversity and inclusion 2.0.
Holly is known for giving her whole of self to every event, topic, audience and opportunity to make positive change. Allow Holly to harness your collective and leave people committed to being the change they wish to see in the world.
a new voice….
As a globally renowned key-note speaker, Holly has recently presented over 500 sessions across six continents. Holly’s differentiated perspective and strong voice break open obscure technical language, spur motivation to solve for the world’s greatest challenges and ignite the confidence to engage in inclusive debate.
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