Keynote Speakers



Duncan Wardle

Keynote Speaker, Innovation & Creativity Consultant
Opening Keynote | Monday, April 19 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) expert Kai Fu Lee has suggested that upwards of 40% of current jobs could be replaced by AI within the next 15 years. 40%!


How we will compete in the next decade? What skills will we need to survive in a decade of total disruption and rise in AI? Simple. Businesses that will win will be those that leverage the most impactful human traits that AI won’t be able to replicate (at least not for the foreseeable future): creativity, intuition, curiosity, and imagination. This is why CEOs everywhere look to Wardle for guidance on how to create a culture of innovation and provide their organizations with the tools needed to leverage their most important asset: their people.



RIMS 2021 Jade Simmons

Jade Simmons

Classical Pianist and Transformational Speaker
Awards & Leadership Keynote | Monday, April 26 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM


Jade Simmons began her career as a classical concert pianist. Following an artistic epiphany, she pivoted from playing the piano to impress audiences, to using the piano as the vehicle by which to provide the inspiration, information, and entertainment that profoundly moves them instead.


Her performances pique all of the senses and stoke the biggest fires of inspiration. She uses a range of captivating music from Rachmaninoff to Rap to drive her points deep into the hearts and minds of the audience. Jade will help you be able to predict when breakthrough is around the corner, position for it powerfully, and lead your teams in sustainable strategies to keep the breakthrough coming.


Marc Randolph

Marc Randolph

Netflix Co-Founder
Closing Finale | Thursday, April 29 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Netflix Founder and startup CEO Marc Randolph shares the unlikely story of how a handful of dreamers with no money and a bad idea, created the company that eventually brought down Blockbuster. Packed with dozens of stories that trace the dramatic ups and downs of those first exciting years, Marc weaves an inspiring story that shows the value of innovation, persistence and optimism. Along the way he shares some of the many values that he believe made Netflix successful, including a focus on analytics and testing, its novel corporate culture, and it’s almost fanatical obsession with focus. Equal parts inspiration, start-up story, and practical tips, it’s a message that resonates well with anyone who appreciates a good “overcoming adversity” story.

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