DLIC 2022

Meet the Speakers

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Dr. Mark DeVolder is recognised as a global thought leader in change and transition management. As a researcher and practitioner for over 2 decades, the most compelling lesson Mark has learned is that change has CHANGED! Now, in a world where disruption, uncertainty and crisis have become the norm, Mark teaches people how to change. In each customised presentation, Mark identifies mindsets and behaviours that transform organisations in the midst of disruptive change.

Mark is a frequent presenter at top management meetings around the world, both live and virtual:

  • Coaching NASA rocket scientists to re-invent themselves;
  • Guiding healthcare leaders through multi-billion dollar mergers;
  • Creating a safety-first culture in Qatar’s oil industry;
  • Preparing Egypt’s largest company to restructure itself.

Mark’s unique insights into the dynamics of change and energetic style have empowered top organisations like McDonald’s, the Royal Bank of Canada, Coca-Cola, Marriott, Siemens, PepsiCo, Bristol-Myers Squibb, PWC, Verizon and Medtronic. Mark has engaged and delighted audiences from Monaco to Dubai, from Singapore to Barcelona and from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur. He delivers dynamic, high energy, humor-filled presentations in both the private and the public sector to Industry leaders and Fortune 500 companies.

As a researcher, consultant and author, Mark has written the multi-disciplinary book on managing change, entitled Perpetual Pivot: How the Best Leaders Adapt to Exponential Change. Mark is an award-winning speaker and recipient of the prestigious Top 5 Speaker Award in Business Management, Top 25 Speaker in Change Management and is listed on the Top 10 Speakers on Change in Canada and USA.

Organisations hire Mark to:

  • Deliver inspiring, entertaining and practical keynotes
  • Unlock Change and Drive Results
  • Embed the mindset of Perpetual Pivot into the organisation’s DNA
  • Engage team members with targeted, interactive sessions
  • Increase employee engagement and team performance
  • Sustain success through innovation, reinvention and anticipation

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Dr. Jonah Berger

Dr. Berger is a world-renowned expert on change, word of mouth, influence, consumer behavior, and how products, ideas, and behaviors catch on.He has published over 50 articles in top‐tier academic journals, teaches Wharton’s highest rated online course, and popular outlets like The New York Times and Harvard Business Review often cover his work.

He has keynoted hundreds of events and often consults for organizations like Google, Apple, Nike, and the Gates Foundation. Named as one of the top 30 leaders in business by the American Management Association and one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company magazine.

He received a BA from Stanford University in Human Judgment and Decision Making, and a PhD from Stanford in Marketing. He is currently a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Professor Jean-Frédéric Mognetti

Over the last 25 years, both as an academic at HEC, Paris as well as CEO or CRO, Professor Mognetti has always experienced the hard way what he taught. In the restructuring cases in which he was involved or led, in Europe as well as in the Caribbean region, rewiring organisation’s resilience has always been the foundation act of any attempt.

However, Professor Mognetti has experienced resilience challenges in a deeper manner, how to build it in a sustainable perspective to avoid all the spectacular efforts to restructure turn into a mere remission.

He is the author of the 2008 publication, Out of the Ashes, Tools for Recovering Corporate Health. His upcoming publication, From Ashes to Ashes, How to Prevent the Return to the Ditch is due for release in 2022.

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Adam Markel

Adam Markel, bestselling author, keynote speaker and resilience researcher, guides individuals and organizations to tap the power of resilience to master the challenges of constant change.

With 18 years as a trial attorney building a multi-million dollar enterprise and 10 years as the CEO of a leading personal development and business training company, Adam has much to share about resilience, culture and change. Yet, some of his most enduring lessons came from his years as an ocean first responder – a life and death environment where Adam learned the importance of cultivating high performance capacity and impeccable teamwork.

In his latest book, Change Proof, Adam shows how those principles of resilience are equally relevant today for any business that wants to move beyond managing change to actively embracing it and using times of uncertainty, crisis, and chaos to create opportunities and stimulate individual and team growth. As one of Huffington Post’s top speakers to see and the #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Pivot, Adam’s messages have inspired tens of thousands worldwide.

His keynotes, corporate workshops, and business mentoring integrate practical business strategies, personal development insights and a unique delivery style to create a high-energy and impactful learning environment. Adam is currently the CEO of the More Love Media Group, a TEDx speaker and influencer, and host of The Change Proof Podcast, facilitating insightful discussions with business leaders and social innovators and exploring breakthrough strategies to fully embrace an uncertain world and build the resilience required to become Change Proof.