Speaker

Nilofer Merchant a 3-time author, most recently of The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World (Viking, 2017). She’s also a Fellow of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management. Merchant has personally launched more than 100 products, netting $18B in sales and has held executive positions at Apple, Autodesk and GoLive Systems. In 2013, she was awarded the Thinkers50 Future Thinker Award which is to recognize “The #1 Person Most Likely to Influence the Future of Management in Both Theory and Practice” by the UK-based organization. She’s ranked as #22 on the 2017 Thinkers50 list of management thinkers.

Her famed TED Talk, Got A Meeting? Take A Walk, has been seen by nearly three million viewers, making it one of the top 10% of all TEDtalks watched.