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Artificial Intelligence speaker, Jennifer Vessels, has led transformation for global leaders including Adobe, Cisco, Google, Genentech, RaboBank.  As CEO of Next Step and a Silicon Valley innovator, Jennifer lives in the center of change, creating the future of work empowered by with technology and people.

Today is a tipping point – economically, geopolitically, environmentally and technologically and people are under pressure to deliver, adapt and engage.

Jennifer delivers proven tools, guidelines and inspiration for people to:

  • Embrace change and innovate while delivering shareholder value
  • Apply AI and other emerging technologies within the business
  • Transform and build a future-ready organization
  • Empower people through humane leadership, reskilling and technology
  • Accelerate growth through AI and other technologies, enabling co-creation with customers
  • Lead through change with PEACE

Her bold insights and real-world lessons learned from Silicon Valley deliver actionable takeaways such as her PEACE methodology which fast-tracks future success.

Upon earning an MBA from San Jose State University (Silicon Valley), Jennifer led international growth for UB Networks (Avaya) and Tandberg (Cisco).  Then after launching Tandberg USA (from Norway) and completing her MS in Occupational Psychology in London, she returned to Silicon Valley.  From here she founded Next Step. Since 2006, Jennifer and her team of 40 professionals have delivered 100 – 5000% return on investment for hundreds of clients across all industries in Americas, EMEA, Asia.

Jennifer’s Silicon Valley insider insights, global business experience and optimistic views of the future empower people to embrace the future with AI, emerging technology and transformative leadership.  Her approach uses her PEACE methodology and actionable takeaways as a road map.

Topics include the following for keynote speeches, workshops or masterclasses

How People can use Artificial Intelligence:   Silicon Valley Insider Insights

From Chat GPT to Real, Hybrid and Strong AI, artificial intelligence and its impact on society is accelerating at quantum speed. In her speeches, Jennifer Vessels shares Silicon Valley insider insights as she demystifies AI. Through her real-world examples of people AND technology working together to deliver exponentially greater results audiences leave with actionable takeaways to increase their human value while exploring AI and other advanced technologies.

Future of Work: Roadmap to Success 

We are at a tipping point of change – leaders must navigate through uncertainty, embracing technology culture, innovating and disrupting to avoid being disrupted.   Based on her experience leading transformation for Adobe, Avinor, CDW +, Jennifer provides clear guidelines and methodology for PEACE during change.   People leave her sessions committed to shift mindset, transform culture and business models while innovating and empowering people to achieve future success.                                                                                                              Continued …

Future-ready Leadership: Proven Lessons for Successful Business Transformation

Business as usual is no longer an option – AI, multi-generational diverse teams, hybrid workplaces and rapidly changing market needs are redefining work, the value of people and purpose of business.  Jennifer’s inspiring view of the future of work from Silicon Valley insights combined with her real-world experience with worlds’ leading companies provide a roadmap and proven methodology for success in the future of work – with PEACE.

 All of Jennifer’s keynotes and workshops are customized to fully address client needs and can be offered in person or virtually.

 Testimonials include:

Best speech ever– audience left fully committed to take action.” Darren Malvec, DNA Brand Architects

Jennifer’s real-world experience and clear explanations of AI and how we can use it to accelerate growth while adapting to changing customer behavior were the catalysts we needed to transform.”  Jane Fisher, The Foshini Group.

It’s unusual for a speaker to be so dedicated to delivering results – more than a talk – you gave us PEACE and a proven roadmap to future success.”  Randy Smith, Cisco.

Jennifer Vessels is the best – clear, engaging, approachable – inspires action for success.” Nancy Bundt, American Chamber of Commerce International.

The keynote from Jennifer was a real life-changer.  It gave me the tools and confidence I needed to succeed.” Steve Goodman, CEO Sonics.

This was the most beautiful speech ever. The global leaders were riveted and left committed to take action.” Sylvester Chauke, Founder DNA Brand Architects.

Unlike all other speakers, Jennifer inspired real commitment to action.” Chris Clarke, EuroFinance.

“A lot of speakers talk about innovation and AI, Jennifer lives it – she is the real thing from Silicon Valley.” Penelope Castic, Accenture.

“Your speech was absolutely brilliant – it changed our perspective and gave us PEACE to use for future success.” John Martin, PwC Ireland.

“Unlike other speakers, it is clear you are living future readiness – it’s not just theory which is so refreshing.” Mack Makode, VP Under Armour.

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