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Artificial Intelligence Keynote Speaker

Jeff Butler helps listeners discern the opportunity from the hype in the world of AI.

Jeff Butler generational speaker

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AI Disruption – Overcoming the Hype and Discovering the Opportunity

In 1954 a Georgetown-IBM team predicted that language translation programs would be perfected in three to five years- 60 years later, we still haven’t perfected translation. That claim is nowhere close to Herbert Simon, Nobel prize winner in 1965 where he said that “machines will be capable, within twenty years of doing any work a man can do.” These exorbitant claims didn’t seem outlandish at the time of their inception because technology, especially artificial intelligence has an enormous promise, but rarely is ever met- leading to the inevitable AI Hype. Delve into the dynamic landscape of Artificial Intelligence as we navigate through the buzz and uncover the legitimate opportunities. Jeff Butler will guide you through the intricate realm of AI from AI generative text to image recognition, separating fact from fiction, and providing valuable insights into how businesses can leverage the true potential of this disruptive technology. In addition, how employees can stay ahead of AI through the ‘reskilling movement’. Gain a clearer perspective on the realistic applications and strategic advantages AI offers, ensuring you stay ahead in an era of rapid technological evolution.

Learning Points

  • Clarity Amidst the Hype: Gain a clear understanding of the current state of AI by learning about the ‘Hype Curve’ and distinguish between exaggerated claims and genuine opportunities, empowering you to make informed decisions for your business.
  • Strategic Insights: Acquire strategic insights into up-to-date AI case studies and how they can be practically applied to enhance business processes, drive innovation, and gain a competitive edge in your industry.
  • Future-Proofing Strategies: Discover specific technological milestones that need to happen before major break throughs occur to harness the power of AI for long-term success, ensuring your organization is well-positioned to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of technological disruption.


Digital innovation not only changes corporations but also who we are as humans. Technology continues to evolve at an exponential rate, swiftly collapsing industries that took decades to build. As cutting-edge technology seems to update every day, questions arise such as:  How will this evolution change the way we humans work?  What does this mean for the next generation?  The reality is that the every industry will be affected just as any other. 

In his presentation,  Jeff Butler unravels which technological changes to anticipate (such as autonomous vehicles, Blockchain and artificial intelligence) and how their integration impacts the workforce; not only from a business perspective but sociological, psychological, and existential as well.  How might this wave of change affect industries—and us as the people that work for them—faster than experts originally anticipated?  While inevitable, one of the most important things that people can do now is learn where the tide is coming from… and be prepared for its impact.  Jeff’s timely presentation will help guide and navigate conference attendees through this meteoric challenge called “technology change”!

Learning Points

  • Explore what are the impacts of block chain technology on the financial economy

  • Learn how technology is unraveling the ways our brains work and what that means for our future

  • Discover how artificial intelligence is on course to bring some of the most challenging times in our history

Benjamin Franklin in the late 17th century famously that "the only two things certain in life are death and taxes" satirically, yet truthfully implying that uncertainty is here to stay. Beyond just the recent pandemic, various industries continuously face changing times, and the unfortunate inevitably remaining that those that don't change eventually become obsolete. Hence, how do leaders adapt to changing times and ensure that they are not only doing what they need to adapt, but do so in a way that doesn't create setbacks? In this program, Jeff Butler reveals the roadmap that various organization have used to maximize their employees leadership abilities to stay ahead in uncertainty. More specifically, how to create a team where leadership is encouraged and a growth mindset is instilled in order to handle changing times. Some strategies are commonplace like instantiating strong management systems, but others require obscure leader tactics to truly understand how the mind works in order to unlock their employee's potential.

Learning points:

  • Uncover the paradoxical hurdle that every leader faces when confronted with uncertainty.
  • How to navigate challenging conversations with different parties
  • Discover strategies that leaders use to create buy in during drastic changes.


Have you ever wondered why some employees continue to underperform while others become rock stars? Or better yet, is it possible to turn new hires into a team linchpins consistently? Imagine being able to lay out a roadmap for employees so that they are able to maximize their leadership ability without having to micro manage them. A path where employees feel empowered and want to contribute versus being obliged to by their over bearing boss. In this program, Jeff Butler reveals the roadmap that the most disruptive companies in the world are leveraging to maximize their employees leadership abilities. More specifically, how to create a team where leadership is encouraged and cultivated to the point where an entire organization benefits. Some strategies are commonplace like instantiating strong management systems, but others are obscure requiring a leader to truly understand how the mind works in order to unlock their employee's potential.

Learning Points

  • The mental traps that hold back high performing employees that attempt to move into leadership positions.
  • Discover the 3 employee levels and how to help employees climb the performance ladder.
  • Learn how to harness employee intrinsic motivation in order to maximize their leadership ability.


Have you ever struggled to recruit the right person for your team? And if you were able to find them, was it even more difficult to keep them? More than ever before, talent is in peak demand and companies are having to completely change the way they view human capital in order to stay competitive. In this program you will hear up-to-the-minute data and case studies presented by author Jeff Butler on how organizations are winning the war for talent. Jeff has helped dozens of companies on winning the war for talent and has seen unusual and ground breaking ways to attract talent that some many employers are chasing after.

Jeff has mapped out the complete employee life-cycle from hiring, managing to retaining. Each segment covers key areas where companies often lose their talent ranging from: mistakes in their recruitment process, to failing to adjust management styles to accommodate the changing workplace expectations. Both high-level theories as well as tactical strategies on workplace leaders are included so leaders can guide their teams to talent victories. Sometimes its a simple change like adding a video to a job ad, other times, it requires viewing your company in a completely different paradigm.

Learning Points

  • Discover the 3 phases of employee recruitment – attention, interest, commitment.
  • Hear about best practices of screening employees for maximum future performance.
  • Techniques to spot effective succession planning.

Modern day workplace has four generations working under one roof: Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, Millennials and now Generation Z. All work together to accomplish common organizational goals, however, with differences in each of these generation’s viewpoints, upbringings, culture, ideas, beliefs and experiences, it is likely to see some tiffs or clashes within the organization. Hence, makes managing four different generations in the workplace an extremely difficult task to accomplish, though not impossible. With right guidance, support and advice, the task of managing these four generations under one roof is achievable. The support may come in various forms, one of which is this program.

This program focuses on managing four different generations in the workplace where author and practitioner Jeff Butler, backed by a decade of psychological research, shares insights about motivations, differences, and communication styles of these four generations. You will learn how organizations across various industries are thriving with a multigenerational workforce and how yours can too. Through this program you’ll find specific actionable strategies to manage your cross-generational challenges and turn your multigenerational workforce into a competitive advantage.

Learning Points

  • Discover potential points of generational conflict and tactics to handle them
  • Learn how to strengthen cross-generational communication to foster company wide ideation
  • Obtain specific strategies to leverage multi generational differences like optimizing recruitment and retention

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Artificial Intelligence Keynote Speaker Jeff's calendar includes speaking engagements from 2018 to present day.

7 Fast Facts About Jeff

Computer Science degree from University of California Berkeley

2 published books - The Authentic Workplace and The Key to the New You

2 TEDx appearances

Focuses on workplace topics such as leadership, management and recruitment

Runs an international team spanning several continents

Address audiences in over 400 presentations

Grew up in Silicon Valley and started first company at the age of 23


4 Reasons to Book Jeff, AI Keynote Speaker For Your Next Event

On The Front Lines

One of the biggest complaints attendees have of bringing in speakers is that the speaker does not have enough real-world experience. As a leadership keynote speaker, Jeff speaks from first-hand experience as he runs three companies in separate industries.

Easy to Work With

Whether it involves a keynote talk for thousands or folding up tables after the event. Jeff's job is to make sure that the event is easy as possible for the event planner.


When delivering a core message, speakers not only have to have up-to-date content, but also a style that gets the audience in engaged. Jeff uses a combination of humor mixed with up-to-date research to add an entertaining yet, informative twist to his presentations.


When Jeff is on stage, attendees can immediately tell that there isn't a facade. He comes as his authentic self and meets the attendees where they are.

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