Andrea Olson | Author, Keynote Speaker & Consultant
Andrea's 20-year, field-tested background provides unique, applicable approaches to creating leaner, more effective, customer-centric operational strategies & cultures. A 4-time ADDY® award-winner, she began her career at a tech startup, and led the strategic marketing & communications efforts at two global manufacturers. Andrea is the CEO of Pragmadik, a customer-centric operations strategy consultancy, and also the Co-Chair of the Midwest Manufacturing Business Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of mid-market manufacturing in the US. Why is Andrea a Unique Presenter? Fearless and Frank. Andrea's presentation style and candor resonates with audiences of all types. Known for her dynamic speaking style, she engages and interacts with participants in ways that are memorable and drive action. Passionate Storyteller. Andrea blends stories and anecdotes throughout her presentations, sharing a combination of humor and drama to create emotional connections and thought-provoking takeaways that your audience can share. Real-World Practicum Andrea's practical and real-world experience provides audiences with ideas, concepts, and solutions that are immediately utilitarian and executable within their organizations. There’s a reason Andrea Olson has been featured as a “Center Stage Speaker” at the Advanced Design & Manufacturing Conference 2017 and “Keynote Speaker” for the Wisconsin MEP Advantage Manufacturing Conference. After founding Prag’madik, the industry’s first customer-facing operational strategy firm, she transformed how industrial companies, professional services firms, technology companies and non-profits use Marketing, Technology, Culture and Communications to gain a competitive advantage. Andrea offers actionable insights for organizational differentiation and growth strategies and her keynote presentations on industrial manufacturing have been deemed transformative by countless event managers and attendees. Andrea Olson is the Founder and CEO of Prag’madik where she leads a team of industrial marketing experts, while overseeing the vision, strategy, and roadmap of the company’s growth strategy and brand. Andrea is a nationally recognized expert and speaker on marketing and innovation, particularly in the industrial and manufacturing space. She has spoken at a number of events across the country, including FabTech, Advanced Manufacturing Expo & Conference, Trustbelt Conference, and the NTMA Annual Conference. Andrea’s most recent book, No Disruptions, provides manufacturing leaders an easy, educational read on how to optimize revenue generation through marketing, branding, and effective technology implementation. For full details on Andrea's keynotes please open her 'Speaker Kit' using the link below.
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“Andrea’s energy lit up the stage.”
Great speaker and the best session I attended so far.
“Andrea provided helpful examples and new concepts we can take back and implement at our business. Great speaker and the best session I attended so far.”
Andrea gave a phenomenal presentation.
“Andrea gave a phenomenal presentation. It was great to
get a seasoned industry veteran’s perspective on the
challenges of marketing and differentiation with our
audience. Andrea offers a unique approach to improve
a company’s marketing strategy and get people thinking
about it as a strategic investment. I’ve been doing this a
long time, and Andrea passionately helps people and
businesses to accomplish great things.”