IASA XchangeTM Speakers


OnPOINT Keynote | Sunday, August 29, 2021

Ken Schmidt

Ken Schmidt is one of the business world’s most outspoken and provocative thought leaders on topics such as competitiveness, marketplace advocacy and loyalty. His philosophy on driving business growth — by leveraging basic drivers of human behavior — will change the way you see the world. It might even make you want to buy a motorcycle.

“Thrive Among Thorns: Untapped Growth Opportunities For Financial Services” (Watch preview)

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IASA Xchange Keynote | Monday, August 30, 2021

John O’Leary

John O’Leary is a #1 National Bestselling Author & Speaker Expected to Die. Now Teaching Others How to Truly Live.

Start your journey now.  Once expected to die, John now teaches others how to live. Decades after the fire, John now holds one of the greatest gifts of all: perspective. As an accomplished speaker, author and podcaster, John shares his perspective to awaken you to your life’s potential and energize you to live more thoughtfully, more boldly and more inspired. (Watch preview)

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IASA Super Session | Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Joe Perez, ThD

With advanced degrees in computers and secondary education, along with several IT certifications, Dr. Perez brings 35+ years’ experience to the stage. He stays active in the IT & higher education communities with more than 12,000 LinkedIn followers as a highly-recommended international keynote speaker, data analytics & visualization expert, and specialist in process improvement.

“I’m a firm believer that if I’m not innovating, I’m stagnating,” says Joe.

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IASA Xchange Keynote | Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Risha Grant

Risha Grant is motivated by her passion to correct societal isms like racism, sexism, classism and plain old stupidism.  It is Risha’s personal mission to expose the value of Diversity & Inclusion while shining a light on the economic impact it creates. From her race, gender, and lifestyle choices, to growing a small business and tackling economic issues, every area of her life intersects diversity. Risha will empower you with D&I tools to increase your bottom line and permission to get rid of the BS. (Watch preview)

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