Charlene Li
Fee $25K - $40K

Charlene Li

Charlene Li is an influential thought leader and guide on emerging technologies, with a specific focus on social technologies, interactive marketing and leadership.
Expert on Social Media, Marketing and Leadership; Best-Selling Author

Expertise In:

  • Social Media
  • Women in Business Leadership
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Futurism
  • Innovation and Technology

Audience & Industry

  • The Technology Industry
  • Women's Events
  • Corporations
  • Board Meetings and Executive Briefings
  • Senior Management Groups

Charlene Li is an influential thought leader and guide on emerging technologies, with a specific focus on social technologies, interactive marketing and leadership.

Named "one of the most influential women in technology" by Fast Company magazine, Li is the founder and CEO of Altimeter Group. She is the author of the New York Times best-seller Open Leadership and co-author of the critically acclaimed, best-selling book, Groundswell. She has appeared on 60 Minutes, PBS NewsHour, ABC News, CNN and CNBC, and is frequently quoted by The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Reuters and The Associated Press. Li helps organizations and audiences understand and thrive in a new economy driven by social media tools and techniques. She is a sought-after speaker and advisor to many Fortune 500 companies. Formerly, Li was vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, worked in online newspaper publishing, and was a consultant with Monitor Group. In her latest book, The Engaged Leader (Wharton Digital, 2015), Li helps business leaders adapt to the demands and opportunities of digital leadership in the ever-changing terrain of the digital era.

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The Future of Work: Employee Engagement In The Digital Era

New technologies pop up every day that allow us to now connect and communicate with employees in real time. Yet organizations are wired for a bygone era when there was the luxury of time and proximity. Most organizations measure employee engagement in yearly surveys — hardly the way to truly engage employees in the digital era.

In this speech, Charlene makes the case to develop a new mindset, one that’s centered on creating a long-term relationship with employees that melds holistically with creating great experiences for customers. This integrated approach ties together the disparate parts of the organization dependent on a coherent employee engagement strategy — marketers are eager to tap employees advocates to scale scarce marketing dollars while HR wants to leverage them to spread the talent brand story. From collaboration platforms and Intranets to the use of social technologies and messaging, we’ll dig deep into how technology is changing the work and our relationship with employees.

Audience members will learn how to:

  • Understand how employee expectations in the workplace are being influenced by their personal use of technology and the implications for employee engagement
  • Identify the experiences that employees value the most.
  • Create rich collaboration experiences that support a different way of work.

Creating a Next-Gen Customer Experience Strategy

We all know that creating customer experiences is important. But which experiences take priority? And how do we justify long term investments in things like data and personalization – and tie it to business outcomes? What’s needed is a customer experience strategy that goes beyond making sure that the customer journey is smooth. Brands must invest in next-generation experiences that build movements, transformation relationships, and result in exponential growth. We’ll go beyond the platitude of “customer obsession” and share what it takes to build a culture that keeps customers at the center every day.

Audience members will learn how to:

  • Prioritize which customer experience initiatives to invest in, so that they drive both business results and meet customers’ heightened expectations.
  • Define and create next-generation customer experiences.
  • Involve the right people and ensure that they have the skills, capabilities, and mindsets are required to succeed.
  • Make great customer experiences a priority for everyone in the organization.

Leadership in the Digital Era

Digital technologies have revolutionized relationships — and leadership is no exception. To be truly engaged, effective leaders must harness the power of digital communications and branding, rather than remain on the sidelines, frozen by fear and the unknown. The key is understanding how your personal leadership style can be extended and scaled through digital techniques to achieve your most important goals.You’ll learn the art and science of how to listen, share, and engage with employees and customers in the digital era. We’ll also discuss common objections and concerns of leaders - and how to address them.

Audience members will learn how to:

  • Master a new way of developing relationships, which begins by stepping out of traditional hierarchies.
  • Listen at scale, share to shape, and engage to transform
  • Shift to a digital mindset
  • Apply the right digital tools to meet strategic goals

The Disruptor’s Agenda: How to Create a Strategy for Breakthrough Growth

"Disrupt or Die” has been the rallying cry for decades, but what does it actually mean to be disruptive, to make it the center of your strategy? Many established companies set a goal to develop “disruptive” innovations, believing innovation will disrupt their market and drive growth. But that’s not how it works: disruption doesn’t create growth. Growth creates disruption. Transformations are never easy, and the unrelenting pace of technological change makes it doubly difficult. But there’s hope and a way forward -- starting with reframing your strategy, leadership and organization so that disruptive growth is at the top of your agenda.

Audience members will learn how to:

  • Define what disruption is -- and isn’t -- and how it can drive disruptive growth.
  • Identify and prioritize the right disruptive growth moves -- and align the organization around them.
  • Understand how leaders must show up differently when pursuing a disruption strategy.
  • Instill disruption into a status-quo culture.