Speeches and Events
Altimeter analysts present to a wide variety of audiences in virtually every industryfrom premier industry events to private gatherings of company executives. We have keynoted at the World Business Forum, SXSW, World Economic Forum, TED and more.

Whether you’re kicking off a major conference or sitting down for an executive brainstorming session, Altimeter will energize and inform your audience. Our speakers are inspiring and entertaining, while remaining eminently approachable.

Get in touch today to kick off or close out your event with an Altimeter analyst.
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Charlene Li
For the past two decades, Charlene Li has been helping people see the future. She’s the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership and co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Groundswell. She founded Altimeter Group, an analyst firm that was acquired in 2015 by Prophet. Charlene is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School and was named one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company.

She is working on her next book, The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail to be published in May 2019.

Speaking Topics


  • Creating a Next-Gen Customer Experience Strategy
  • Leadership in the Digital Era
  • Disruptive Trends to Watch
  • The Future of Work
Brian Solis
Brian Solis is a principal analyst at Altimeter, a Prophet company. Brian has been called one of the greatest digital analysts of our time by executives of top brands, and is a globally renowned keynote speaker. As a digital analyst, business strategist and futurist, Brian studies disruptive technology’s impact on business and markets. Brian’s research, advisory work and speaking focuses on digital transformation, service innovation, the future of digital-first brands and technology trends.

Brian is regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on the future of business. He’s delivered hundreds of highly regarded and influential presentations to universities, businesses and organizations all around the world. He’s reached audiences of all types at festivals, conferences and corporate events ranging from SXSW and TED to engagements for clients such as L’Oreal, 3M, Oracle and Google.

Speaking Topics


  • The State and Future of Digital Transformation
  • Corporate Innovation & How Companies Can Compete for the Future
  • Disruptive Technology Trends
  • Designing Digital Customer Experiences
  • Surviving the Retail Apocalypse
  • The Meaning of Brand in a Digital Economy
  • The Digital Change Agent’s Manifesto: How the People Behind Digital Transformation Lead Change from Within
Susan Etlinger
Susan Etlinger is an industry analyst at Altimeter, a Prophet Company. Her research focuses on the impact of artificial intelligence, data and advanced technologies on business and culture, and is used in university curricula around the world.

Susan’s TED talk, “What Do We Do With All This Big Data?" has been translated into 25 languages and has been viewed more than 1.25 million times. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and has been quoted in media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, BBC, and The New York Times.

Speaking Topics


  • The Age of AI: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Organizations
  • Ethical AI: Creating Experiences That People Will Love and Trust
  • From Screens to Senses: Strategic Opportunities for Conversational Business
Omar Akhtar
Omar Akhtar is a digital marketing analyst who publishes research and advises companies on digital marketing innovation. Omar is an industry expert, creator of Altimeter's renowned "5 Content Strategy Archetypes" framework, and is a respected speaker on the topics of digital marketing innovation, content strategy, and marketing technology.

Omar is regularly quoted as a technology expert in leading publications, including NPR, Yahoo News, CNET, Forbes, Digiday, TechCrunch, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He was the editor-in-chief of the digital marketing blog, The Hub Comms, and was a writer for Direct Marketing News, PRWeek, Fortune Magazine and The Brooklyn Ink.

Speaking Topics


  • How to Choose the Right Content Strategy
  • Unifying Data and Platforms For Delivering a Great Customer Experience
  • Evaluating Martech Tools Based on Business Needs
  • The Future of Digital Personalization
  • Innovation in Digital Marketing
  • Enterprise Use Cases for Augmented and Virtual Reality in Business

About Altimeter

Altimeter, a Prophet company, provides independent research and strategy consulting on disruptive technology trends. Altimeter helps leaders thrive with disruptive technologies through our research and advisory work. Contact us to learn more about how Altimeter can help your organization grow in the face of change.
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