Steve Brown

Steve Brown is a leading expert on generative AI, autonomous AI assistants, digital transformation, the future of work, and how advances in AI will shape the future of education, business, and society. He draws upon his decades of experience in artificial intelligence and high tech to advise leaders on how to build winning AI transformation strategies that fuel innovation, boost productivity, and drive growth. Steve’s clients include Fortune 100 companies such as Nike, JP Morgan, Samsung, Comcast, Audi, PepsiCo, Hasbro, Micron, Knight Frank, and Disney, together with a wide range of government, educational, and industry organizations. He has been featured on major media including BBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal, and is the bestselling author of “The Innovation Ultimatum: How Six Strategic Technologies will Reshape Every Business in the 2020s”, a how-to guide on innovation and digital transformation published by Wiley Business. He has also written columns for CEOWorld, Chief Executive, and Wired magazine. Steve delivers information-packed, entertaining, and memorable keynotes that leave his audiences equally inspired and informed. He has spoken in over 60 cities around the world, spanning 15 countries and 6 continents and is just as comfortable advising an intimate boardroom of C-suite leaders as he is on a keynote stage inspiring a general audience of 10,000. Steve uses stories, humor, videos, diagrams, and AI-generated images to bring technology to life
and convey complex topics in a way that makes them accessible to all. His mission is to help organizations build a better future with AI, by creating new customer experiences, streamlining operations, and elevating work. During Steve’s 25-year career in artificial intelligence and high tech, he has held a range of leadership roles including Chief Evangelist and futurist in Intel Labs and senior director and in house futurist at Google DeepMind. He is co-founder of The Provenance Chain Network, a Web3 company that provides supply chain transparency and security services to the U.S. Space Force, and is a strategic advisor to Energetic AI, a stealth startup building analog AI chips, quantum
sensors, and intelligent software to deliver breakthrough performance while sipping significantly less energy than today’s digital computers.
Steve holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in Micro-Electronic Systems Engineering from Manchester University, was born in the U.K., is now an American citizen, and
lives with his wife in Portland, OR.

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Navigating the Generative AI Revolution
A survival guide for business leaders in the Era of Intelligence

Suggested audiences: Corporate boards, C-suite Management, Senior Leadership teams

Generative AI’s remarkable capabilities, huge commercial potential, and inherent risks have been the talk of every boardroom and every leadership team on the planet.

With new advances coming almost every week, business leaders must navigate a shifting technology landscape of large language models, autonomous AI assistants, and enterprise intelligence agents, seeking to understand the impact these technologies will have on their business models, productivity, and competitiveness. As leaders review their product, labor, and IT strategies, they are trying to assess how Generative AI will help them to improve customer experiences, elevate talent, optimize operations, reduce cost, and create new value.  

The transformative power of Generative AI signals the coming of a new industrial age, the Intelligence Age, where knowledge can be captured, and expertise can be scaled; where the performance of talent can be elevated to superhuman levels; and where failure to move with urgency may result in a rapid decline to irrelevance.

In this information-packed, inspiring talk, Steve Brown uses straightforward language to explain the key concepts of Generative AI, demonstrate its likely business impact, and share emerging best-known methods for implementing it at scale to maximize impact and minimize risk.

This keynote is filled with real-world examples, easy-to-remember recipes for success, videos, explanatory diagrams, and beautiful AI-generated imagery. Your team will come away inspired and excited to explore an AI-based future for their company. Steve uses stories, humor, and imagery to makes key concepts memorable and to explain complex technology in a way that makes it accessible to everybody in the room.

In this session, Steve will help you to understand:

  • What Generative AI is, what it can do, and what it can’t do (yet)
    • Key terms and building blocks of Generative AI (including large language models, autonomous AI agents, enterprise intelligence agents, and vector databases)
    • The amazing capabilities of Generative AI, now and next
    • Why Generative AI will reshape business more than the internet, will have a greater economic impact than COVID, and signals the dawning of a new industrial age
  • The key business implications of the Generative AI revolution
    • How Generative AI will transform customer experience, employee experience, and partner experiences
    • Example use cases for Generative AI being deployed in a range of industries
    • The urgency of adoption: Why there is no slow-follower option in this transition
  • Best-known methods for a winning Generative AI transformation strategy
    • Strategies to boost innovation, productivity, operational efficiency, and employee satisfaction.
    • How to maximize your opportunity while minimizing risk
    • How to retool business processes using Generative AI
    • Seven steps to embrace Generative AI and thrive in the Intelligence Era

An Introduction to Generative AI
New possibilities, key implications, and a roadmap for the future

Suggested audiences: Corporate employees, industry gatherings, general audience

When ChatGPT burst onto the world stage in November 2022, the attention it garnered surprised even its creators at Open AI. Since then, Generative AI’s capabilities have continued to amaze as people use powerful new AI tools to summarize reports, create images, make music, write code, generate video, build websites, and even design new materials, pharmaceuticals, and products.

In this rapidly evolving landscape, companies are scrambling to build an informed Generative AI strategy that maximizes advantage, minimizes risk, and creates exciting new business opportunities. And employees are trying to figure out what this latest AI revolution means for them—their job prospects, future careers, and job satisfaction—and how to make themselves “robot-proof” in a world of AI.

In this fast-paced, inspiring, and informative keynote talk, AI futurist Steve Brown uses video, stories, simple diagrams, and beautiful AI-generated imagery to explain Generative AI, demonstrate its capabilities, and explore why people should embrace it and how they should prepare themselves to thrive in the coming age of AI.

In this session, Steve will help you to understand:

  • The main types of AI and why each is important
    • Key terms defined: Machine learning, programs vs models, Generative vs Discriminative AI
    • What Generative AI can do, and what it can’t do (yet)
    • Why Generative AI will reshape our lives more than the internet, will have a greater economic impact than COVID, and signals the dawning of a new industrial age
    • How AI is likely to improve our lives in the coming decade
  • The key business implications of the Generative AI revolution
    • How AI will help companies and their employees to fulfill their mission in exciting new ways
    • How AI assistants will give us superpowers, help us to achieve more, and offload boring, repetitive work
    • How companies are using Generative AI to create exciting new customer and employee experiences
    • Why companies that embrace Generative AI first will win in the marketplace and be better places to work (while laggards will struggle)
  • How to position yourself for success in a world of Generative AI
    • The workplace of the near future—AI assistants, automation, and skill elevation
    • Why AI probably won’t take your job, but unless you act, somebody using AI might
    • New skills and key strategies everyone will need to maintain relevance and thrive in a world of abundant artificial intelligence

Deliver breakthrough performance by using Generative AI to give your workforce superpowers

Suggested audiences: Leadership teams, Human Resources, Business leader events

What if you could give every worker in your organization superpowers? What if you could offload low-value, boring, repetitive work to AI assistants? What if working alongside AI assistants increased everybody’s job satisfaction, boosting retention and loyalty? 

The latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, most notably with Generative AI, are predicted to fuel the greatest productivity boost since the deployment of digital computers in the 1980s, and the internet in the ‘90s and 2000s. Probably significantly more. Companies that harness AI assistants, enterprise intelligence agents, and other AI technologies to elevate employee performance will leave their competition behind as they simultaneously boost productivity, quality, innovation, and employee satisfaction. 

First movers and fast followers will gain a significant competitive edge as they revolutionize every aspect of their business and develop groundbreaking new products, services, and experiences for their customers. Leaders will not only win in the marketplace through increased levels of differentiation and customer service. By creating a more compelling workplace, they will attract the best talent and elevate performance to superhuman levels, further expanding their lead.

From the CEO to frontline employees, everybody must learn to work effectively with AI to remain relevant in the 21st century workplace. Don’t miss this opportunity to understand and unlock the power of the latest AI technology in your organization. In this exciting, highly visual, and enlightening talk, Steve Brown will explain how AI will transform every workplace and every role in every company within the next five years and show you how to prepare for the AI-powered workplace of the (near!) future.

In this session, Steve will help you to understand:

  • The breakthrough AI technologies that will reshape the workplace in the coming years
    • How Generative AI, autonomous AI assistants, enterprise intelligence agents, and other AI technologies will transform work
    • Real-world examples from leading companies using Generative AI to transform their operations, increase productivity, create new offerings, and improve employee satisfaction
  • Why AI is leading us into a new era of work: the augmented work era
    • Examples of how AI will offload lower-value, boring work and elevate our performance to superhuman levels
    • How AI assistants will augment our skills, extend our senses, boost creativity, increase intuition, and help us make higher quality decisions
    • Key steps you and your company can take to gain competitive advantage in the exciting new era of work and how to create dynamic and efficient workplaces
  • The skills people will need to thrive in the augmented work era
    • How to incorporate new AI tools into your workflow so you stay ahead of the curve
    • The essential skills every worker will need to remain relevant and thrive in the workplace of the future

Other keynotes

Additional keynotes from Steve Brown that you might find interesting for your audience (full outlines available on request), include:

Revolution Ed: The urgent need to rethink education in a world of AI
What to do about ChatGPT, how to embrace AI tutors and AI teaching assistants, the new skills we will need to teach for the Intelligence Age, and how to prepare for the great upskilling/reskilling challenge of the early 21st century.

Healthcare 2035: A practical roadmap to a healthier healthcare system, transformed by AI
AI copilots for clinicians to boost efficiency and improve outcomes, clerical work streamlined by AI assistants, the future of diagnosis, and the promise of a “doctor in your pocket.”

Turbocharging Innovation with AI
How to reboot your company with smart products, augmented workers, and intelligent automation to drive innovation into every aspect of customer, employee, and partner experience.

Robot-proof: Preparing yourself (and your kids) for a world of abundant intelligence
How to build the skills and experience you will need to assure high relevance in the workplace of the (near) future, understanding the automation risk of major professions, and how to navigate the augmented and automated work eras.

Superhuman: Why machines must make us better humans
How we will use artificial intelligence in combination with other technologies to upgrade our senses, boost our abilities, improve our happiness, and elevate our humanity.

AI Nation: Preparing our economy and our society for a post-automation world
The key implications of a possible future where advanced AI capabilities transform business, work, the economy, and society, and what we will need to do to prepare for a world without work.

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