Called a Digital Dale Carnegie, Erik Qualman is the author of Socialnomics. Socialnomics made Amazon´s #1 Best Selling List for the US, Japan, UK, Canada, Portugal, Italy, China, Korea and Germany. His 2012 book Digital Leader helped him be voted the 2nd "Most Likeable Author in the World" behind Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.
TOP 3 SPEAKING TOPICS
Digital Leadership: Digital leaders are made, not born. The traits of leadership in this digital world and how to develop them. (based on Qualman’s international best seller Digital Leader).
Socialnomics: Word of Mouth goes World of Mouth. Why it’s now a people driven economy. (based on Qualman’s international best seller Socialnomics).
Big Data: Qualman demystifies Big Data for audiences and organizations. This entertaining session highlights how top tier organizations convert unstructured data into actionable information to drive incredible bottom line results. He showcases how Big Data can be harnessed to win elections, track the outbreak of the flu, reduce urban crime, generate more sales leads, dramatically increase revenue and beyond. He also explains how Big Data must work in synergy with Small Data (developing customer relationships) for organizations to achieve optimum results.
Qualman has recently given international keynotes with: Coach, Sony PlayStation, National Restaurant Association, IBM, Facebook, SCG Thailand, ADP, Starbucks, M&M/Mars, Cartier, Raytheon, Chrysler, Small Business League, Home Furnishings Association, Montblanc, TEDx, Polo, UGG, Nokia, Google, AutoTrader and others. Qualman gave the commencement address at the McCombs Business School (University of Texas). He has had the fortune to share the stage with: Julie Andrews, Al Gore, Tony Hawk, Sarah Palin, Jose Socrates, Alan Mulally, & many others.
He is listed as a Top 50 MBA Professor and is no stranger to the executive suite, having served as the Head of Marketing at Travelzoo (TZOO); today he sits on several company boards. Yet, he may be best known for writing and producing the world’s most watched social media video. His work has been highlighted on 60 Minutes, The New York Times, WSJ, Mashable, USA Today, ABC News, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, CBS News and The Huffington Post. He also holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest continuous podcast.
Socialnomics was a finalist for the "Book of the Year" and socialnomics.com, is ranked as a Top 10 Blog (PC Magazine). Fast Company lists Professor Qualman as a Top 100 Digital Influencer. Qualman was Academic All-Big Ten in basketball at Michigan State University and in 2011 Erik was honored as the Michigan State University Alum of the Year. Qualman has an MBA from the McCombs School of Business. A dedicated husband and father he lives with his wife and two daughters in Boston.