Described as endlessly optimistic, Nancy is
a strategic futurist with a drive to help enterprise organizations and
visionary leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead. Recognized
as one of the world’s top female futurists, she has spent her career building,
shaping and evolving a portfolio of $50 billion worth of major global brands.
Executives love her unique abilities to sense and synthesize the shifts ahead
and to guide those ready to build more relevant and sustainable solutions.
Nancy started a formidable career at
several of the most influential ad agencies in NY, Chicago, and LA. For
more than fifteen years she has been the Founder/CEO of Play Big Inc., a
strategic inspiration company, applying her broad understanding of the intense
cultural and technological shifts we’re facing.
Her extensive knowledge of the drivers
shaping our future (and driving business) have guided transformation projects
with The Coca Cola Company, Brinker International, Sprint, Nestle, Acumen,
Energizer, Mercedes Benz and many other Fortune 500 companies. Her work has
made her one of the fastest rising women speakers in the world, both as a
keynote speaker and at C-level strategy exchanges, in wide range of industries
including technology, entertainment, travel, food, retail, consumer products,
homebuilding, talent, B2B services, and much more.
Her current work is diving more deeply into
the intersections of tech, business and society. Two recent examples
include her work to frame the internal culture and talent infrastructure for a
leading artificial intelligence company, and the producing of Gigaom Change, a
Leader's Summit diving into the seven most disruptive technologies for enterprise.
She has been ranked as one of the World’s Top Female Futurists (research by
Ross Dawson) and was voted 7th Woman of Influence on the Future of Leadership
list (Women Speakers Association). She was the first global TEDx licensee and
currently leads a youth-led team to produce one of the globe’s largest TEDx
events for teens, hosting nearly 1000 annually.
Her vibrant presentations are about answers
to your toughest questions. She meticulously crafts her talks based on
the specific needs of your audience, spending time with you in advance to
pinpoint the critical issues. If you are looking for a high-energy
futurist who thinks like a strategist and acts like a creative marketer, she
may be the perfect speaker for your next event.