Keynote Presenters

During this year’s Build Business conference, July 31–August 2 in Washington, D.C., attendees will hear two compelling keynote presentations: Amy Sandler and Duncan Wardle.

<strong>Opening Keynote: <br/>Radical Candor: Love Your Work and the People You Work With</strong>

Amy Sandler

Opening Keynote:
Radical Candor: Love Your Work and the People You Work With

Wednesday, July 31, 5:00 - 6:15 PM

Giving and receiving feedback can be uncomfortable for many of us, but it’s a profoundly important part of success at work. Amy Sandler, MBA, will introduce the Radical Candor framework and describe how you can use it to solicit feedback from others, improve your impromptu feedback, and encourage it between the people you work most closely with.

Radical Candor is radical because it’s a deviation from the norm, which tends to fall somewhere between acting like a jerk or avoiding confrontation altogether. Learn to create a new normal where guidance is kind and clear, specific, and sincere.

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<strong>Closing Keynote: <br/>Think Different</strong>

Duncan Wardle

Closing Keynote:
Think Different

Friday, August 2, 3:15 - 4:30 PM

Duncan Wardle believes that everyone is creative. He also believes that the ability to think creatively is the one core human truth that will remain relevant in the brave new world of Artificial Intelligence. But haven’t we all been told we’re not creative? So many times, in fact, that we end up believing it. But weren’t we all kids once?

Wardle spent 25 years at the Walt Disney Company and is the former head of innovation and creativity. He will showcase a very unique Design Thinking toolkit that normal people can use to “Think Different,” delivering revolutionary thinking and innovative ideas versus iterative solutions.

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