Jay Samit: Disruptive Visionary on Innovation and Transforming Industries Worldwide
International bestselling author Jay Samit, is a dynamic entrepreneur and intrepreneur who is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on disruption and innovation.
Described by Wired magazine as “having the coolest job in the industry,” he raises hundreds of millions of dollars for startups, advises Fortune 500 firms, transforms entire industries, revamps government institutions, and for three decades continues to be at the forefront of global trends. Everyone from the Pope to the President calls on Samit to orchestrate positive change in this era of endless innovation.
Currently the Independent Vice Chairman of Deloitte Consulting LLP, Samit is a former NASDAQ company CEO who helped grow pre-IPO companies such as LinkedIn, held senior management roles at EMI, Sony and Universal Studios, pioneered breakthrough advancements in mobile video, internet advertising, ecommerce, social networks, digital music and augmented reality that are used by billions of consumers every day.
Combining innovation with commercial success, Samit is the consummate dealmaker; his list of partners and associates reads like a who’s who list of innovators, including: Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg, Steve Jobs, Reid Hoffman, David Geffen, Richard Branson, Paul Allen, and Pierre Omidyar. A proven trend spotter, Samit accurately predicts the future because he is constantly working with those who create it.
Samit is a sought after keynote speaker, who combines his bold vision and humor, to motivate audiences to become change agents within their organizations. Samit gets people passionate about innovation, overcoming obstacles, and teaches them how to think bigger.
Jay Samit motivates and delights crowds from Moscow to Mumbai, London to Las Vegas, Phoenix to Philadelphia, Berlin to Beverly Hills, Toronto to Tokyo, Denver to Detroit, and Seoul to San Francisco, with compelling keynotes that leave them wanting more. Samit provides disruptive solutions for such corporate clients as Adobe, American Express, AT&T, Best Buy, Clinique, Coca Cola, Disney, Ford, GE, IBM, Intel, LinkedIn, McDonalds, Microsoft, Proctor & Gamble, Starbucks, Unilever, Visa, Zynga and dozens more.
An active philanthropist, Samit was appointed to the White House’s initiative for education and technology by President Bill Clinton where he helped gain Internet access for the nation’s schools. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of UCLA and Presidential Fellow.
Samit is a member of the Writers Guild of America and a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Samit worked his way through school as a magician and is still a performing member of the Magic Castle (Academy of Magical Arts) in Hollywood. He is the proud father of two sons who are magicians in their own right.
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From the bowels of uncertainty and fear, from the mountains of euphoria and success, from the faraway lands of China and the Far East to the warm glowing sun of California coast and the top of the Freedom Tower, we bring you the GlobalEdgeTalk. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or a hardened enterprise global executive with an edgy story of winning war defeat, entering new markets, or getting out of the old ones, we want to talk to you. We want to share your story. We want everyone to be on the edge, and because of you, we want everyone to have the edge, the global edge, and now the GlobalEdgeTalk host Alex Romanovich.
Alex Romanovich (00:42):
Hi, everybody. This is Alex Romanovich with GlobalEdgeTalk. Today we have a special guest, Jay Samit. Everyone from the Pope to the President calls on Jay, who orchestrates positive change in this era of endless innovation and endless disruption. Jay is a proven transporter, accurately predicts the future because he’s consistently working with those who created. His column on exponential technologies, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, autonomous vehicles, and so forth was published by fortune magazine. Jay frequently appears on ABC, Bloomberg, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and so many more, and with daily motivation tweets to over 70,000 business professionals. Today we will talk about Jay’s accomplishments, his background, his history, his amazing book called Disrupt You! Jay, welcome to our studio.
Jay Samit (01:37):
Thanks for having me, Alex.
Alex Romanovich (01:38):
First and foremost, I would love to continue to talk about you and your accomplishments, and we will, by the way, publish a lot of the links on the landing page, we’ll provide a lot of references to your accomplishments, to a lot of the work you’ve done. You need no introduction. Yet, is there something we do not know about you? Please tell us.
Jay Samit (02:00):
So long before I wrote Disrupt You!, and traveled the world. I’m no different than anybody listening. I didn’t have this world figured out, I’m not brighter than the average person. I just looked at life differently and started in high tech back, when Bill Gates wasn’t a millionaire. And one day you wake up and dozens of friends have become billionaires. And we weren’t the brightest, we weren’t unique. We looked at problems differently. And the second you realized that every problem is an opportunity in disguise. The world just unfolds for you. So that’s the real secret of me is there is no secret sauce.