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Alexander Blass

Alexander Blass

Categories: Digital Transformation | Future Trends & Futurists | Innovation, Change & Creativity | Leadership

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The grand prize winner of the Daily Record’s Top Innovator of the Year Award, Wharton and Oxford-educated Alexander Blass is one of today’s top innovators and sought after speakers. 

Alexander Blass is an internationally acclaimed American innovator. He invented the world’s first personal crowdfunding website and business method, which grew to a $10 billion a year industry in less than a decade after spreading rapidly on the Internet and helping millions of people around the globe. For this incredible achievement, Blass received the Daily Record’s Top Innovator of the Year Award, which credited him with “revolutionizing charitable giving.” He presently serves as CEO and Chief Innovator of the Innovation Institute of America, and has traveled to over 65 countries and appeared in hundreds of media outlets.

Alexander Blass’ clients span five continents across numerous industries, and include some of the world’s largest and most prestigious companies such as IBM, Mastercard, KPMG, Toyota, Saudi Aramco, Travelport, Statoil, West Corporation, TPI, Solvay, Fonterra, and Dialog; as well as government agencies, universities, associations and many more.

Alexander Blass was honored as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Wharton School of Business. He also received the Baltimore Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Executives Award and the Daily Record’s Influential Marylanders Award.

Previously, Alexander Blass was a venture capitalist, strategy consultant, and software developer, beginning his career at KPMG Consulting. He has worked with leading organizations on opportunities totaling over $1 billion, and made investment recommendations on over $100 million of emerging technologies for the U.S. government as an invited expert on many investment panels at the National Science Foundation.

Alexander Blass has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Associated Press, BusinessWeek, Times of India, FOX, The Independent, Economic Times, Voice of Africa, Khaleej Times, Dubai Eye, HRM Asia, Portafolio, Private Sector Qatar, and many more.

Alexander Blass received an MBA from Oxford University in England. He also holds a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he concurrently studied at the Wharton School of Business.

Alexander Blass is the guest keynote speaker and masterclass presenter at leading conferences on innovation/creativity, leadership/change, business development and entrepreneurship. Examples include the Abu Dhabi Innovation Forum, KPMG Annual Convention, the World Management Forum, the Mastercard Innovation Forum, the Inspiring Innovation Awards in Europe, the Aramco Innovation Forum, the European Conference on Creativity and Innovation, the Stars of Business Awards in Dubai, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Entrepreneurship Summit, EPIC in New York, E-VOLVE in Mexico, HR SUMMIT in Singapore, INNOCONF in Malaysia, the Business Leadership Forum in South America, the IIT Bombay Entrepreneurship Summit, and IBM INNOVATE in India to an audience of 2,000 people.

Alexander Blass has spoken to employees from many of the world’s leading organizations, including MasterCard, IBM, Metlife, Pfizer, Honeywell, Delta Airlines, Dell, entre otras. A first-generation American, Blass is always exploring and has traveled to 65 countries in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

Speaking Topics
The Human Side Of Innovation: How To Awaken Your Innovator Within

Focus: Innovation in Leadership, Mindset, People and Culture
Alexander Blass reveals how you can reinvent yourself and your company to get on the path to innovation today, think about “what’s next” and challenge the status quo.  

Innovation Explosion: How To Imagine And Sell Market-dominating Products & Services

Focus: Innovation in Product/Service/Business Model Development
Particularly in challenging economic times, it is essential to be constantly innovating to stay ahead of the competition by coming up with creative new products and services to market and sell to your current and prospective customers.

Breakthrough Sales & Marketing Strategies: How To Build “Buzz” And Get The World Talking

Focus: Innovation in Sales, Marketing and Customer Enthusiasm
A decisive factor that separates companies with average sales from those with extraordinary sales is their ability to create fanatical, loyal customers and dominate “mindshare”.

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