Digital Leadership Speakers: Top 5
”Digital Leadership” has been a #trending topic for quite some time now. But what exactly is Digital Leadership? Digital leaders employ technology (IT, specifically) at the organizational level in order to control their digital assets and reach business objectives. The use of data, communication, e-documents, and social media all enable digital leaders to become more impactful and responsive to their respective audiences and allow for a greater competitive advantage. Without further ado, here (in no specific order) are today’s Top Digital Leadership Speakers of 2018:
1. Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk has created his own legacy through his entrepreneurial mindset. CEO of his own marketing and media agency (and a separate sports agency as well), Gary Vee is one of the most well-known speakers on digital marketing and social media, leveraging over 4.1M followers on Instagram. He also maintains an online documentary series which covers topics ranging from personal branding to what it’s like being a CEO in today’s world.
2. Tony Robbins
Tony Robbins is not only a motivational speaker, but also America’s Top Life and Business Strategist. While he does focus mostly on organizational leadership and psychology, he also provides advice on topics such as financial decision-making, investments, fitness, and is active in philanthropy. Labeled by Accenture as one of the “Top 50 Business Intellectuals in the World,” Tony is also the chairman of a holding company that earns over $5B in sales per year.
3. Mel Robbins
Despite being the only female speaker on this list, Mel Robbins has created quite an image for herself. Known for tackling topics ranging from overcoming self-doubt to other matters regarding motivation, Mel has a reputation for boldness. In tune with her personality, Mel has her own Talk Show on Audible, called “Kick Ass.” Furthermore, her world-famous Ted Talk, How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over, just recently hit the mark for 15.5M views on YouTube. Her life motto? “No B.S. Tolerated!”
4. Erik Qualman
Voted the “2nd Most Likeable Author” just after Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling, Erik Qualman is a Digital Leadership Speaker and Digital Transformation Speaker. Not only has he performed in 50+ countries, delivering his content to audiences worldwide, but Erik has also been called the “Tony Robbins” of Tech. This phrase is fitting as Erik uses a very unique approach to educate his audience: he is a pioneer in the field of video storytelling.
5. Seth Godin
Seth Godin is a firm believer that Digital Leadership and Marketing are two subjects that go hand in hand. In fact, in 2013, Seth was inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame. Fast forward five years later and in May of this year, the entrepreneur, author, and speaker was also inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame. His blog (appropriately titled “Seth’s Blog”) has accumulated over 1M subscribers in total, proving the influence he has over Digital Leadership.