Closing General Session featuring Frans Johansson

2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition

The Rise of the New Intersectional Leader

With global economies, business and people more connected than ever, unpredictability and volatility are the new normal. This is true whether you are a bellwether company, category leader, or innovator with history behind you. How can leaders navigate in this uncertain climate? Frans Johansson believes that tomorrow's most successful leaders will be “Intersectional Leaders” who tear down silos, embrace diversity, and plan for the unexpected. This new class of Intersectional Leaders will spark organization-wide culture change to drive growth for your organization. You will discover how you can develop your leadership abilities to inspire change, breakthrough innovation and growth, even when the answer is not so obvious.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Frans Johansson

An author, entrepreneur, and acclaimed international keynote speaker, Frans Johansson has addressed audiences around the world. His debut book, The Medici Effect, available in 18 languages, was named one of the “Best Books on
Innovation” by BusinessWeek and one of the top 10 best business books of the year by His follow up book, The Click Moment, rewrites the rules for success.
Johansson has advised executive leadership from the world's largest companies, including BAE Systems, Caterpillar, MetLife and Nike; as well as startups, venture capital firms, government agencies, and universities around the world. He
sits on the diversity and inclusion board of Novartis, and has been featured on CNN, ABC and CNBC among others.
Raised in Sweden by his African-American/Cherokee mother and Swedish father, Johansson has lived all his life at the intersection. He has founded a software company, an international healthcare firm, and a hedge fund. He has written
articles on healthcare, information technology and the science of sport fishing. Frans holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. He is currently the founder and CEO of The Medici Group.


Grand Ballroom, East Tower, Ballroom Level
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