“Exponential Edge has been able to help me see how to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the convergence of trends.”

– Consumer Group President, Symantec
“Infusing HP with new revenue streams, and technology and new business models.”

– HP Annual Report 2000, pp.33

“The vertical market segmentation project was thorough. I would highly recommend her organization to others.”

– Corporate SVP, Cloud Services, Seagate

”One of Silicon Valley’s most respected (if not the most respected) strategists.”

– Consulting Magazine

”We developed a strategy which more than doubled the GSI business within three years. A delight to work with and I can’t recommend Exponential Edge highly enough.”

– VP-Juniper Networks, Retired VP – Hewlett Packard
”A master at synthesizing lots of data and noise to derive insightful trends and frameworks that enlighten and create aha moments for everyone.”

– President Emeritus – ASAP; Sr. Director Google

Book Adrian Ott to Speak at Your Next Event

Adrian Ott is a highly sought-after speaker and facilitator. Her deep understanding of business enables her to engage everyone from C-Level executives to first level employees in highly effective presentations and discussions. Her energy and unique perspectives will take your event to a higher level.

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Speaking Topics

No matter the industry, or whether your business is B-to-B or B-to-C, Adrian tailors her speech for your audience. A few common topics include:

Executive Facilitation

Adrian frequently facilitates senior executive strategy and planning sessions for major corporations and non-profit foundations. For two years Adrian facilitated a C-Level Roundtable with 26 senior executives of large corporations in the Silicon Valley, including Cisco, EBay, Intuit, Salesforce.com, HP, Oracle, Microsoft, Adobe and others. She currently Chairs the Harvard Business School Strategy & Growth Roundtable for Northern California, the largest HBS Alumni Club in the world and has been moderating since 2006.


Recent Keynotes and Media Appearances for Adrian Ott:

University Keynotes and Lectures:
Commencement Keynote, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley
U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business
Harvard Business School Association – N. CA Strategy & Growth Roundtable
Harvard Business School Alumni Association/ASP/ASAP
Stanford University
Rice University – Jones Graduate School of Business
U.C. Santa Cruz Extension – Silicon Valley
University of Ottawa, Executive MBA Program
U.S.C. Marshal School of Business at U.C. Extension, Santa Clara


Industry Events and Conferences:
TEDx Bay Area
Marketing Operations and Technology
NAWBO National Conference – San Diego
DemandCon – San Francisco
Private Client C-Level Event – Atlanta
Invent Your Future Conference – Santa Clara
Association of Strategic Planning Annual Conference, Dallas
Silicon Valley American Marketing Association
Business Marketing Association
Law Society of Upper Canada


Changing the Game: The Age of the Platform and The 24-Hour Customer
(ASAP-SV & Cisco Thought Leader Series)
Cisco TelePresence Book Launch Event – Multiple Cities (date tentative)
EMC Grass Roots Innovation Conference
Private Client Keynote (1500 employees)
Client Event Keynote (private)
Google (private presentation)
Xerox Parc Auditorium: Venture Capital/Private Equity Roundtable
Symantec CFO Conference
Chairman’s Annual Executive meeting Keynote (150 top execs of a Fortune 100 company)


Radio, TV & Podcast Appearances:
EGG Radio Interview
Radio Interview with Jim Blasingame
Podcast Interview with John Jantsch, Duct Tape Marketing Blog
Small Business Advocate Radio Show with Jim Blasingame
The Small Business Advocate Radio Show with Jim Blasingame
Strategy-Driven Podcast
Blog Business World Radio Show
Build Your Business Radio Show
American Marketing Association News Radio Interview
Blog Business World Radio
The Insana Quotient Radio Interview with CNBC Host Ron Insana
Stu Taylor Radio Show
Dresser after Dark Radio Show, USA Radio Network, Talk Radio Network
Engaging Brand Podcast, U.K
CBC-National TV Interview Land & O’Leary Exchange
KCBS SF Radio Interview


Associations and Business Networks:
Women in Consulting Leadership Network
Women in Technology International – WITI Annual Summit, San Jose
Product Marketing Association
Women in Consulting, Eastbay
Women In Consulting East Bay Meeting
SVAMA meeting
MENG San Francisco meeting
FountianBlue Future Trends
Fountain Blue Business Analytics
IABC Meeting
Keynote: MENG Monthly Meeting-Bay Area
Keynote NAWBO Silicon Valley
Product Development and Management Association, L.A. Chapter
Silicon Valley Business Marketing Association (BMA) Marketing Strategy Roundtable
Keynote: Industry Council for Small Business Development, Santa Clara


MENG Webinar
MarketingProfs Webinar
Corporate Strategy & Global Industry Segmentation Webinar
People On The Go Webinar


Book Signing Appearances:
Costco book signing
LA Book Signing Event
NAWBO SV Author’s event
Barnes & Noble Book Signing
WITI Annual Summit + Book Signing
Association of Strategic Planning, Los Angeles Chapter. Author’s Event and Book Signing


Comments from Recent Events

“Adrian’s talk was fantastic. I am still receiving emails commenting on the value of the program.”
Sheryl Chamberlain, Director EMC Grassroots Innovation Program

“The presentation of ‘The 24-Hour Customer’ was just awesome. Great insight and ideas on how to reach customers who are connected all the time, but have no attention span.”
Philippe Mora

“RT @pierrekhawand: @ExponentialEdge great presentation by Adrian Ott about the 24-Hour Customer in Palo Alto”
Tweet from Pierre Khawand, People on the Go

“Adrian yielded impressive results through her in-depth knowledge of business that enables her to frame discussions and ask insightful questions that others may overlook. Her enthusiasm and professional approach earns the respect of senior executives.”
Erna Arnesen
Vice President, Global Services Channels and Alliances, Cisco Systems

“Adrian guest lectured at my marketing class at U.C. Berkeley. Her presentation explains consumer behavior in a fresh, intuitive way. She was one of my students’ favorite guest speakers.”
Judy Hopelain
Marketing Faculty, Haas School of Business

“Adrian is a master at synthesizing lots of data and noise to derive insightful trends and frameworks that enlighten and create ah-ha moments for everyone. Adrian is great at engaging executives and pushing their thinking, resulting in highly productive discussions and insights. Adrian is a top consultant in the Silicon Valley and I recommend her highly.”
Jim Chow
President Emeritus & Board Member ASAP; Partner Programs, Google

“Adrian has a gift of taking complex concepts and making them intelligible and exciting.”
Stanley Abraham
University Professor, Cal Poly Pomona attending the Association of Strategic Planning Annual Conference

“You blew my socks off! You are a veritable force of energy and insight and the whole room was mesmerized by your blend of pragmatic and inspirational comments”
Celeste Bishop Officer
Women in Consulting

“Her presentation…was absolutely phenomenal and very well-received by our attendees…Ms. Ott’s session was one of the most requested of the day. Her presentation was professional, relevant, and in tune with today’s business environment.”
Amy Timpe
WIB Event Organizer, University of Santa Clara, MBA Program

“You are a superb presenter – enthusiastic, engaging, specific, and lots of examples”
Seena Sharp
Author, Competitive Intelligence Advantage

“Lovely job today and truly compelling information! Fantastic presentation. Great content!”
Elyse Tager
Silicon Valley American Marketing Association

“I enjoyed your session today and meeting you. Thanks for addressing our AM Forum – you delivered exciting content with grace and authority.”
Eric Doner
President, Silicon Valley Chapter American Marketing Association

RT @SGersh: Great presentation by @ExponentialEdge Adrian Ott @DemandCon yesterday. (Steve Gershik is the Producer of DemandCon)

RT @iAppERP: @ExponentialEdge Honored to meet you! (& your presentation rocked). Looking fwd to reading your new book! #DemandCon

RT @seamlessocial @exponentialedge Thank you for great presentation today about “Timeonomics” @DemandCon

RT @buchanla: Nice stuff from @ExponentialEdge #scon11 – interesting presentation

“Absolutely phenomenal and very well received by our attendees”

“One of the most requested sessions of the day.”

“The presentation by Adrian was very powerful. Great Job”

“Adrian was excellent – Great Presentation”

“One of the best training sessions available at the Conference.”

“…the value was in the research…I enjoyed Ms. Ott’s presentation”

“Outside speaker added much value, credibility to the session”

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