Nick Davis is Chief Solution Officer at Forbes Ignite and Chief Platform Officer of the Mid-Ohio Food Collective, a Feeding America member foodbank. Nick also serves as the Faculty Chair of Corporate Innovation at Singularity University where he directs the research and thought leadership development around Corporate Innovation. Nick is author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller Future Ready: A Changemakers Guide to the Exponential Revolution.
For the past 15 years Nick has worked in a combination of Executive Education, Corporate Innovation, Venture Capital, and building and leading multiple high growth startups. Nick is a recognized thought leader in corporate innovation management and strategy, civic and social innovation, as well as entrepreneurship. Focus areas include: identifying exponential trends that deliver new customer value through new and existing technology platforms, futuring to stave off market disruptors, concept and prototype development, and how to build and manage corporate innovation labs and incubators on-site or within established startup ecosystems around in the world.
Previously, Nick was Director of Corporation Innovation at RocketSpace, External Innovation Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the US, and Co-Founder of Scalefunder, Inc., which was acquired by Ruffalo Cody in 2014. Nick attended The Ohio State University where he majored in Political Science with a minor in Theatre. He is also an alum of the UCLA Anderson School of Management, as well as The Esade Business School’s program in Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is also a veteran of the US Navy where he worked in Military Intelligence.
Technology is impacting every facet of work today and the pace of change is only going to accelerate in the future. In this talk and/or extended workshop, Nick will explore questions like: What impact will the addition of 1.4 billion people to the digital economy by 2025 have on employment? What jobs will be lost, and what jobs will be gained? How will technology integration and augmentation to our work and ourselves impact positively vs. disrupt us completely? This session approaches the content and topic from a perspective of engagement; encouraging attendees to lean into the future and create their desired outcome vs. take a sit back and wait approach. Nick will bring real time examples of work being done to address these issues today, and help push attendees thinking in how they can personally engage and lean in through their role at their organization.