Jacob Morgan is an consultant, author, writer, entrepreneur, and highly sought after keynote speaker. Jacob is frequently asked to speak at conferences and client events around the world on the topics of the future of work and collaboration. To have Jacob speak at your event you may email him directly at Jacob@ChessMediaGroup.com.
Jacob is a millennial who speaks with and works with some of the world’s largest and most recognized companies such as Sodexo, Franklin Templeton Investments, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Lenovo, Safeway, and many others. Being a millennial allows Jacob to bring in a unique perspective to his speaking and client engagements which is not bogged down by a legacy mentality. As a result he brings fresh ideas, unique content, and an educational and entertaining speaking style to all of his events.
Some speaking topics, all keynote sessions
Millennials in the workplace- This new demographic is projected to comprise around 50% of the workplace by 2020 and 75% of the workplace by 2025. This is a generation that doesn’t know what its like to get 200 emails a day, sit in a cubicle, or access legacy technology solutions to find people and information. Millennials have a new attitude about work and new approaches and expectations to how work should be done. In this keynote Jacob will explore how millennials are impacting organizations around the world and what these organizations need to do to adapt and attract this new workforce.
The Future of Work- An overview of the key trends driving the changes in the world of work and a big picture overview of how these trends are impacting, employees, managers, and the organization as a whole. The millennial workforce, new technologies, and globalization are just some of the trends explored.
The Future Manager- This session explores the role of management is changing and what the key tenets of the future manager are. Essentially it answers the question, what will the future manager look like and how will they help run organizations of the future? The session also provides a brief historic look at management as well as action items.
The Future Employee- An exploration of what the future employee looks like and how they will expect to work. The session focuses on the key tenets of the future employee, new crucial behaviors the future employee must possess, and how the overall employee landscape is dramatically changing.
The Future Organization- This keynote explores why many organizations today may be in trouble going forward and what they can do about it. The reality is that organizations today need talent much more than good talent needs organizations. The session focuses on what organizations of the future are going to look like and what they need to do to stay competitive in the new work landscape.
The Freelancer Economy- A session exploring how the rise of freelancers are impacting and affecting the future of work. Topics such as the fight for talent, benefits of freelancing, an overview of the freelancer economy, and the choices that college students and employees need to make, are all explored in this session. With the majority of the U.S. workforce predicted to be freelancing by 2020, this is clearly an impactful trend.
The Managerless Organization- Do we need managers? What are the benefits of managers? What will happen if we get rid of managers and are organizations out there actually doing this? All of these topics and more are explored in this session which look at how successful organizations are operating in a world where there are no managers, no hierarchies, and nobody tells you what to do.
The 12 habits of highly collaborative organizations- This keynote looks at the 12 common variables that successful organizations focus on when it comes to collaboration in the workplace. Each variable is illustrated with an example of a company that is “doing it.”
“Jacob delivered a compelling presentation at Lowe’s Social Business Symposium. Our audience gave Jacob high marks for his comments. His experience and insight help propel companies forward as they begin the journey to transform the way they work. I highly recommend Jacob Morgan as a speaker and his book “The Collaborative Organization” is a must-read for any one considering social business. The book will help any company build a roadmap for success.”
Clarissa Felts, VP Collaboration, Diversity & Inclusion at Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
“Jacob is an excellent speaker who knows how to educate and engage his audience and he did just that for my class of NYU students! He’s extremely knowledgeable about everything related to the future of work and collaboration. I highly recommend him!”
Nathan Bricklin, SVP Wells Fargo and Adjunct Instructor at NYU
“Jacob is helping lead the future of work! We had over 3,600 participants and his keynote at the Social Business Forum was educational, inspiring, and entertaining. He brought a unique perspective that our audience was easily able to relate to and understand. I highly recommend Jacob as a speaker and have invited him back to our event again next year!”
Rosario Sica, Social Business Forum Conference Director and Co-Founder of OpenKnowledge
“Jacob Morgan has his finger on the pulse of what makes organizations more collaborative and effective. He deeply understands the drivers that make us want to collaborative, and can effectively speak on how to engage people throughout all levels.”
Robin Daniels, Head of Enterprise Product Marketing, BOX
“The power of social to affect how we collaborate with each other has become a critical tool for forward thinking CMO’s and CIO’s. Nobody understands this like Jacob Morgan, and for the first time, we have qualitative and quantitative data to both understand this trend, and take appropriate action for our company or brand. I would highly recommend bringing Jacob on as a speaker for your event or conference.”
Ben Watson, VP Marketing at HootSuite
“Jacob delivered an inspiring and educational presentation on the future of work and collaboration to our management team. He took a complex topic and distilled it down to something that was easy to understand and grasp. This was crucial since English was not the primary language of our audience. I highly recommend Jacob!’
Didier Dumont, CEO of The Americas, Sodexo
“Jacob understands the complexity around the future of work and has the keen ability to break it down into practical solution steps that help companies achieve ultimate value and success. He does a great job of educating and inspiring the audience and his passion and expertise are clearly felt. I highly recommend Jacob as a speaker!”
Gloria Burke, Chief Knowledge Officer and Global Practice Portfolio Leader, Unified Social Business, Unisys Corporation
“Jacob Morgan is attuned to what companies need to do to attract and retain the next generation of workers. He understands what works, what doesn’t, and has a beat on the next wave on insights regarding the future of work. He is a very engaging and impactful speaker and moderator. I highly recommend him”
Jeff Winter, VP of Field Marketing, SAP
“Jacob spoke to our customers at four of our events across the United States on the future of work and unlocking human potential. His sessions were both informative and engaging and we received excellent feedback from attendees. When it comes to the future of work and collaboration Jacob is both very knowledgeable and extremely passionate. I highly recommend him!”
Jim Fields, VP of Marketing, SAP
“When it comes to the future of work, Jacob is both extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the subject. He also has an interesting spin on the kinds of things that can be done to engage and stimulate creative thought in the workplace. I participated in a session he ran and found it to be engaging and informative. I highly recommend Jacob as a speaker!”
Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s, CEO of BrainRush, Author of “Finding the Next Steve Jobs,” and former and first boss of Steve Jobs
The Future of Work - Keynote at the Social Business Forum in Milan, 2013
The 12 Principles of Collaboration – Newsgator Collective Keynote, 2013
Keynote at the AIIM Conference, 2012
Re-Branding of Siemens Enterprise Communications to Unify
February 12-15, 2014 – The Social Conference, Amsterdam
February 19, 2014 – Citrix Webinar - The Manager’s guide to Leading Teams Under Flexible Work Arrangements
March 4, 2014 – Jive Webinar
March 5-6, 2014 – LEHRN, Minneapolis
March 25, 2014 – Private Event, Houston
April 28-29, 2014 – IAMC Professional Forum, North Carolina