Jennifer Vessels – Keynote Speaker

Futurist, transformation leader, exec advisor, CEO Next Step and EGA

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Specialist Subjects

  • How People can use Artificial Intelligence: Silicon Valley Insider Insights
  • Future of Work: Roadmap to Success
  • Future-ready Leadership: Proven Lessons for Successful Business Transformation


  • English


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 – with technology and people.

Today is a tipping point – economically, geopolitically, environmentally and technologically – people are under pressure to deliver, adapt and engage. Jennifer delivers proven tools, guidelines and inspiration for people to:

• Embrace change, innovate while delivering shareholder value

• Apply AI and other advanced technology within the business

• Transform and build a future-ready organization

• Empower people through humane leadership, reskilling and technology

• Accelerate growth through AI and co-creation with customers

• Lead through change with PEACE

Her bold insights, real-world lessons learned from Silicon Valley and actionable takeaways such as her PEACE methodology make Jennifer the ideal speaker for organizations seeking future success.

Upon earning an MBA from San Jose State University (Silicon Valley), Jennifer led international growth for UB Networks (Avaya) and Tandberg (Cisco). After launching Tandberg USA (from Norway) and completing her MS in Occupational Psychology in London, Jennifer returned to Silicon Valley and 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 Vessels’ Silicon Valley insider insights, global business experience and optimistic views of the future inspire people to embrace the future with AI, future technology and transformative leadership approaches. Her proven PEACE methodology and actionable takeaways provide a road map for success.

Popular Talks by Jennifer Vessels

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.

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