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“David’s keynote at our event was simply extraordinary. He captured the minds, imaginations and hearts of the audience in ways few speakers can. David’s keynote will entertain you, educate you and bring new life to the concepts of innovation!”    – Thomas Koulopoulos, Author “The Innovation Zone”, Founder Delphi Group

I have had the privilege of speaking at numerous events, as a keynote speaker, panel speaker and guest lecturer at universities.

My favorite topics include innovation, bringing ideas to market, customer experience, transforming customers into promoters, entrepreneurship, and emerging trends in media & technology.

To arrange for me to speak at your event, please contact me for availability.

Speaking Experience

Here are just some of the events that I’ve spoken at:

SXSW Interactive
Speaker: Innovation in Fitness & Technology

Perot Innovation Lab: Innovation Insights
Keynote Speaker: “Lessons from the Consumer Web”

Charles River Ventures: CEO Leadership Summit
Panel Speaker: “Media Insights”

One-on-one interview with Marissa Mayer, Vice President at Google, filmed before a live audience at Turner Studios
Moderator and Host: “Getting Good Ideas to Bubble Up”

Guest Lecturer at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Taught entrepreneurship at UNC’s E(I) LAB, a program that brings together graduate students, professional students and postdocs from diverse disciplines across UNC to conceive, develop and test innovative solutions to unmet needs in healthcare.

Internet Summit
Panel Speaker: “Twitter and the Real-Time Web” (Online sports industry focus. With John Kosner, SVP ESPN Digital Media; Jeramie McPeek, VP Digital, Phoenix Suns; Don Brown President & Cofounder, Twitpay; and more)

The Delphi Group: Business Process & Innovation Summit
Keynote Speaker: “Innovation at the Intersection of Media & Technology

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Keynote Speaker: “Innovation in Media & Technology”

Video on the Net conference
Keynote Speaker: “A New Look at Content”

Technology Association of Georgia Entertainment Industry Summit
Panel Speaker: “Digital Media and Gaming”

IBM/U.S.-Israel Web 2.0 Business Exchange
Speaker: “Web 2.0 Industry Overview”

Video on the Net conference
Panel Speaker: “Innovations in Internet TV – Designing an experience around the Internet’s Promise”

Streaming Media West
Panel Speaker: “Consumer Generated Video Sites: Can They Be Monetized?”

Streaming Media East
Seminar: “Selling Subscriptions to Online Content”

Folio: Show – The Premier National Event for Magazine Professionals
Speaker: “Building a Business Out of Web Video”

Atlanta Creativity Exchange – Kennesaw State University, Coles College of Business:
  • Presenter: “Innovation in Technology, Business and Entrepreneurship”
  • Seminar: Innovate YOU!™

Kennesaw State University
Guest lecturer in Communications, for Leonard Witt, Robert D. Fowler Distinguished Chair in Communication

Sports Media & Technology conference
“Broadband’s Extended Reach and the Impact on Streaming Video”

Jupiter Online Media Conference & Expo
“Paid Content Success Stories”

DV Expo West
Seminar: “Selling Subscriptions to Online Content”

National Association of Directors of College Athletics conference
Panel Speaker for CSTV: “Streaming Sports Events Online”

Startup Atlanta #onstage Startup Competition
Speaker: “Demo of Spitter.com” (won award for “Audience Favorite” award by vote of attendees)

ProductCamp Austin (Texas):

  • Presented: “Secrets of Customer Discovery – How to Beat the Odds and Build Products that People Want”

ProductCamp Atlanta:

  • September 2016 presented: “Secrets of Customer Discovery – How to Beat the Odds and Build Products that People Want ” (won award for “Best Presenter” of the conference by vote of attendees)
  • August 2015 presented: “Secrets of Customer Discovery – How to Beat the Odds and Build Products that People Want to Buy” (won award for “Best Presenter” of the conference by vote of attendees)
  • August 2013 presented: “Hacking Customer Discovery” (won award for “Best Presenter” of the conference by vote of attendees)
  • August 2012 presented: “Kicking Fear’s Ass – 7 Rules for Product Managers – Updated!”
  • September 2011 session, co-presented with Todd Schnick: “Kicking Fear’s Ass – 7 Rules for Product Managers”
  • February 2011 co-presented with Cameron Payne: “Ship It! Conquer the Obstacles – Unlock What’s Stopping You, Launch Your Idea and Improve Your Chances for Success”
  • August 2010 presented: “Idea to Market: Conquer the Obstacles” (won award for “Best Session” of the conference by vote of attendees)

B2BCamp Atlanta 2013
Presented: “Hacking Customer Discovery”

Podcamp Boston
Co-presented with Chris Brogan: “The Bigger Better Deal of Podcasting: Work Less, Make More, and Get Back Your Time”

Georgia Tech Leadership Conference
“Entrepreneurial Spirit and Innovation”

Rave Reviews

“David Eckoff is a cannonball of energy, delivering passion and engagement through his presentations. He moves through a deep knowledge of his subject material but delivers his message conversationally, with a professionalism that borders on Zen. But most of all, and this is where David Eckoff earns my highest marks, David Eckoff is the kind of speaker who stays embedded in the community and interacts with the crowd. Mr. Eckoff is a boon to any conference that values itself as speaking truth, not fantasy.

Chris Brogan, Show Director, VideoOnTheNet.com

“David Eckoff was a blast of high energy, high concept on the “Building a Business out of Web Video” panel at the 2007 Folio: Show. His presentation was a refreshing and inspiring take on the range of possibilities for online content publishers.”

– Bill Mickey, panel moderator and senior editor, Folio: Magazine

“David’s keynote at our event was simply extraordinary. He captured the minds, imaginations and hearts of the audience in ways few speakers can. David has that uncommon ability to be perfectly at ease and unassuming in his delivery, yet powerful and memorable in his content. His insights offer an insider’s view into how living at the cutting edge of the media industry can be funny, engaging and daunting – anything but boring. David’s keynote will entertain you, educate you and bring new life to the concepts of invention and innovation!”

Thomas Koulopoulos, Author Smartsourcing, Founder Delphi Group

“I thoroughly enjoyed David’s keynote. He was engaging and informative. He got the audience involved, responded to their questions and made for a very enjoyable end to the day. He used his experience to provide great examples without dropping into corporate promotion and was amusing without losing focus on his topic. Excellent.”

James Taylor, Vice President, Fair Isaac Corporation

David’s keynote was the highlight of the Business Process & Innovation Summit. I was captivated, informed, educated and entertained by his presentation – as were all attendees. David prompted us to think outside the box as it relates to our organizations. Clearly, David is an innovator with an impressive visionary skillset.

– Cynthia Phillips, Optio Software

“David’s presentation at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Technology Marketing Council was an excellent overview of key lessons for innovation. There were great takeaways supported by creative and memorable graphics. Well done in both content and form.”

– Patrick J D Taylor, CEO, Oversight System

“Using great examples from his experiences, David took the audience through the rules for successful innovation in a session that kept everyone engaged and willing to stay to hear more well after the session was over. I really enjoyed his keynote and the way he was able to interact with the audience.”

– Susy Martins, Delphi Group

Booking Info:

To arrange for David Eckoff to speak at your event, please contact us for speaking fee info and availability.

Taking questions from the audience.
(Photo: stevegarfield)

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