Brian Smith

Consultant in Omaha, Nebraska

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Brian Smith believes adaptability is the key to winning the future. The economy has proven that organizations are at the mercy of rapid shifts in marketplace and customer expectations. Like it or not, the word “disruptive” is here for a reason: the groups who do things differently are changing the environment for everyone.

Smith collaborates with corporations, NGOs, universities, and governments to improve their responsiveness to the challenges of the future. As a strategist, he leads teams in analysis of trend development, splintering, and fringe growth. His Innovation Bridge program is designed to unlock latent value inside organizations, spanning “what we know” and “what we do.”

Smith has experience with change initiatives in banking and finance, healthcare, manufacturing and retail, education, professional services, hospitality, and other industries. He has contributed to projects for United Nations, IDEO and American Express [at the TEDActive conference], Broadway Across America, and other programs.

As an active member of the global TED community, Smith curates TEDx events, mentors new TEDx licensees, and spoke at TEDActive 2014. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Business Ethics Alliance and in an advisory position for Bellevue University.