Dave Knox | Author & Keynote Speaker
As a brand marketer, venture investor, and startup advisor, Dave Knox bridges the worlds of the Fortune 500 and entrepreneurship. The intersection of these two worlds is the subject of his book, Predicting The Turn: The High Stakes Game of Business Between Startups and Blue Chips, which was named the Grand Prix winner of the 2017 Atticus Award. Dave is the former Chief Marketing Officer for Rockfish, a widely recognized digital innovation agency that was acquired by WPP, where he also served as the Managing Director for WPP Ventures. Prior to Rockfish, Knox was a seven-year veteran of Procter & Gamble, where he was instrumental in the digital turnaround that led to P&G being named to AdAge’s Digital A-List. Dave was named to the iMedia 25 Class of Digital Innovators, by Cincinnati Business Courier as the CMO of the Year in the inaugural C-Suite Awards, and as a 40 Under 40 by both AdAge and the P&G Alumni Network. Dave is a frequent keynote on digital innovation and disruption, including appearances at SXSW, TEDx, Back End of Innovation, NRFtech, Brand Innovators, AdTech NYC, and the iMedia Summit. He is the co-founder of The Brandery – one of the top 10 startup accelerators in the country. Dave is also a Managing Partner in the seed fund Vine St Ventures, and an advisor to Bullpen Capital, Glasswing Ventures, and Hyde Park Venture Partners. MOST REQUESTED KEYNOTES: * Predicting The Turn As a brand marketer, venture investor, and startup advisor, Knox provides a one-of-a-kind worldview into the changing relationship between disruptive startups and Fortune 500 companies. In his Predicting The Turn talk, Knox teaches the world’s largest companies how to foresee the future of their industry and respond to these new competitive challenges. * Digital Partnerships After leading Procter & Gamble’s partnerships with digital innovators like Facebook and Google, Dave has helped companies such as Ford Motor Company and Nestle to navigate the landscape of Venture Capital and Silicon Valley. In this talk, Knox outlines the best practices for building partnerships between companies big and small. * Digital Innovation Disruption and innovation are at the top of every executive agenda for the world’s largest companies. The rise of digital creates tremendous opportunities for companies to embrace innovative new business models. In this workshop style talk, Knox guides companies through the digital landscape and how the innovation matrix can spark new ideas for their business. * Don't Call Us Flyover Country Recognized as one of the top 10 Startup Accelerators in the world, The Brandery has been a key catalyst in the entrepreneurial renaissance of Cincinnati. In this talk, Dave tells the history of The Brandery and how it proves that a city’s history can be the foundation of their future.
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For people who want to better understand the impact of innovation...
For people who want to better understand the impact of innovation and how to respond, this is the best book I have read since Clayton Christensen's "The Innovator's Dilemma".
Few people can meaningfully speak of both the entrepreneur's universe and the Fortune 50...
Few people can meaningfully speak of both the entrepreneur's universe and the Fortune 50. Dave Knox's unique background in these two worlds gives him a perspective like no other. In Predicting the Turn, Knox lays out brilliant-but-simple strategies for how large companies can meet their industries' inevitable disruption head on. Through real-world examples of technology impacting even the most traditional organizations, he shows how the startups, software, and social changes these companies fear might just be their salvation.
Dave applies over a decade of real world experiences and stories that truly bring the concepts to life.
The future of innovation is all about connectivity. The largest brands connecting with startups, creating a flywheel of energy. I can't think of a single person more uniquely qualified to connect the dots and layout the playbook for making it happen. Others have written the book on theory, Dave applies over a decade of real world experiences and stories that truly bring the concepts to life.