Today’s guest is helping humanity prepare for an increasingly tech-driven future by helping businesses make better human experiences.
With over twenty years of experience helping some of the world’s leading companies innovate, launch, grow, and matter to the people they serve, she is a consultant NS keynote speaker.
She speaks on how data and emerging technologies are shaping the future of human experiences and has written several books, her most recent was “Tech Humanist: How You Can Make Technology Better for Business and Better for Humans.”
Among her prior roles, she was one of the first 100 employees at Netflix and she led one of the first digital strategy and analytics agencies.
Please join me in welcoming Kate O’Neill.
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In this episode we discuss:
- her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is doing what’s needed and fulfilling the obligation of the moment. It’s knowing there is a responsibility that needs to be taken or a direction that needs to be set and then just doing it.”
- how her love of business and networking started early when she helped her mom at Chamber of Commerce events.
- how her love of programming and her love of writing were apparent from a very young age. She won a programming contest and a writing contest in first grade.
- her thoughts on failure and the purpose it serves.
- a reframe she offers on what most people would deem an overuse of technology.
- her love of augmented reality, serendipity, and meaning and how it all intersects.
Books mentioned in this episode:
- “Tech Humanist: How You Can Make Technology Better for Business and Better for Humans” by Kate O’Neill
- “Pixels and Place: Connecting Human Experience Across Physical and Digital Spaces” by Kate O’Neill
Robbie Samuels is a keynote speaker and relationship-based business strategist who has been recognized as a “networking expert” by both Inc. and Lifehacker. He works with associations to increase retention, engagement, and member value by creating more welcoming and inclusive conference experiences.
He is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences and has been profiled in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. He writes for Harvard Business Review Ascend. His clients include associations and corporations including Marriott, AmeriCorps, Hostelling International, and General Assembly.
He has been featured in several books including Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It by Dorie Clark and The Connector’s Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact by Michelle Tillis Lederman. He has guest lectured at many leading educational institutions including Harvard University, Brown University, Cornell University, Brandeis University, and Northeastern University.
Robbie is the host of On the Schmooze podcast which features his networking strategies and talented professionals sharing untold stories of leadership and networking.
Interested in booking Robbie to speak? At www.robbiesamuels.com/speaking you'll find video clips and a description of his signature session, Art of the Schmooze.
Call 617-600-8240 to speak directly with Robbie.
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Robbie believes that networking is a marketing strategy and coaches entrepreneurs (of any gender) to grow to the next level through relationship-based business strategies and hands-on support. Interested to learn more? Send Robbie an email.
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- @RobbieSamuels on Twitter and Instagram
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