I speak internationally about the inner-workings of innovation, how to create environments that inspire ingenuity, and how emerging technologies are transforming the way brands connect with audiences.
I simply aim to blow minds and inspire people to build remarkable products and services. I believe that audience members at the dozens of events I speak at each year should walk away not only with an arsenal of new ideas, but also experience a transformative shift in how innovation shapes business, the modern world, and how they live their lives.
As a result, I focus on the forest and the trees—deep insights that provoke thoughts about how data-driven platforms are changing the world, how advanced technologies require not only social responsibility but also moral integrity, and how we can leverage our collective intelligence and creativity to design a better world.
“Nikos literally left the audience stunned, inspired, and ready to take action. He captivated everyone with both theory and practice about how innovation works. I can’t recommend a better speaker to get people excited about their respective event. The content is just right for inspiring collaboration and new ideas to emerge.”
Dylan Thomas-Huxley, VP Marketing, Infolink Systems
My unique content about how to create innovative environments is structured in a way to get people excited about the conference they are attending. It ignites the event with energy—provoking curiosity, and a proactive call to action for the audience to fully participate and engage with the content, therefore achieving a more optimal overall experience for the entire event.
Every talk is customized to drive maximum value for each audience. I work closely with event producers to ensure that the message resonates with them, drawing core examples from their specific industry, and tailor every presentation for optimal relevance so the audience can immediately apply the content to be more productive and innovative.
Inspiration alone cannot drive change. My speeches have a very strong call to action so audiences are ready to participate more wholeheartedly throughout the course of the event. The content literally infuses the audience with eager anticipation to experience a wealth of light bulb moments throughout the event.
“Mind-blowing. Nikos’s presentation was phenomenal. He really inspired everyone to participate and collaborate more over the course of our conference. Nikos makes big ideas happen.”
Brice Dunwoodie, CEO, DX Summit
With the advent of IoT, wearables, and artificial intelligence, brands need to transcend traditional KPIs with more immersive experiences. Businesses need to understand how to architect a data-driven business intelligence and audience hub to deepen engagement and drive ROI. The front end of customer experience allows brands to optimize engagement. The back end of the stack enables businesses to capture critical customer data to make more informed business decisions and deliver more personalized experiences in the future. By leveraging machine learning, artificial intelligence, and predictive analytics, brands can now understand the psychology and behavioral triggers of their most valuable customers. They can then model these people to find more likely lifetime value customers.
This presentation explores the fundamentals of how to leverage the right platforms to create optimal value for your company—from data management platforms, content management systems, and programmatic technologies, Nikos delivers a sweeping view of the digital landscape, providing both a macro and micro perspective on the dynamics of consumer behaviors, purchase intent patterns, and the future of data activation for audience intelligence and business impact.
Technology platforms are essentially advanced flow systems that deepen connections with audiences to achieve mindshare. But mindshare is a much bigger idea that describes how collective intelligence drives peak experience. Through a visionary perspective of our hyperconnected world, Nikos Acuna explores the fundamental elements of innovation, how to create environments that inspire disruptive ideas, and the nature of creative genius. These principles may not only suggest how we can become better brand experience designers, but also inform how we can design a better world. This presentation is critical for inspiring audiences to get excited about their participation in your event and collaborating with peers across interdisciplinary backgrounds, transforming the conference into an innovation hub where ideas converge to create new platforms.
It’s no secret that top-tier brands and enterprises aim to leverage data and technology to achieve business objectives. But workflows that will transform companies of the future don’t belong in containers of the past. This is why a new breed of marketing technologists are using programmatic systems to eliminate manual workflows and menial tasks. These sophisticated thought leaders are focused on building a core asset, an intuitive system that will give their company a strong competitive advantage for the next decade and beyond. This is an ambitious and arduous undertaking, and exactly what this presentation aims to explore in detail to help marketers and business leaders envision an integrated system for:
1. Ingesting, unifying, and transforming company and audience data for driving marketing efficiencies,
2. Activating data across multiple channels to drive business outcomes, and
3. Discovering a holistic view of their customers through a centralized platform.
As a result, they will achieve ROI and brand impact across their product and service portfolio while creating efficiencies through automation. This elevates the conversation to what can truly be accomplished through algorithms, machine / deep learning, and artificial intelligence. This presentation provides a deep dive into the most advanced big data and enterprise marketing technologies while also providing a sweeping view of the digital landscape.
Data is becoming the premise for every significant interaction in terms of maximizing opportunities to engage with customers. Automation is pushing a new wave of marketing technologists to produce, analyze, and drive performance like never before. The digital landscape is transforming at a speed in which audience data can be leveraged to personalize these experiences in more granular ways. As a result, new technologies are emerging to drive business outcomes at an unprecedented pace. How can you gain an edge in this competitive space to shape meaningful and measurable customer experiences? Nikos will share some of his greatest insights into the future of data-driven marketing:
Technology is forever transforming the the rules of business and what drives ultimate customer value. This renders many traditional business strategies and processes obsolete. Emerging technologies provide opportunities for creating new, high margin products and services, as well as enable companies to gain new levels of speed, agility and cost savings. In addition, they allow us to de-commoditize current products and services. Identifying and understanding the challenges and opportunities that new technologies create has become a key business imperative. In this eye-opening presentation, Nikos Acuna identifies how you can improve your odds of having great ideas when you need them most, and how to leverage this process to build remarkable platforms. While creative ideas can be elusive, with a few purposeful practices you can set yourself up to have consistent lightbulb moments, even under pressure. Learn how genius is born, how ideas connect us, and how collaborative innovation can pave the way for exponential business growth.