When global business leaders need a strategic understanding of the evolving technological landscape, they turn to Jordan Ayan. He is the President of an international consulting firm based in Chicago and a highly acclaimed speaker and author. His expertise in assisting companies to innovate by merging the intersecting fields of technology and human creativity has empowered a variety of organizations including: Motorola, Philips, Harley-Davidson,NASA, Lockheed-Martin, AT&T, Andersen Consulting, Apollo Travel Services, Cabletron Systems, Coca-Cola, Crayola, Sprint, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and Deloitte & Touche.
Jordan Ayan was previously a senior manager with a Dun and Bradstreet company where he was responsible for developing a leading on-line business service. This service creatively leveraged technology that paved the way for a variety of well-known Internet services.
He is the author of two popular books, including the best-selling book on creative thinking, titled, 'Aha! - 10 Ways to Free Your Creative Spirit and Find Your Great Ideas' (currently available in five languages) and 'Ignite Your Creative Spark', recently released by Successories.
Jordan graduated Summa Cum Laude in Business Administration from California State University and attended the University of Missouri where he majored in Journalism. He also attended Lycee Jaccard in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has extensive international business experience and has lived in both Europe and Canada. He is also versant in French and Dutch.
Jordan Ayan’s presentations enable his audiences to understand the business potential of new technologies and stimulate their creative minds to take the action needed to profit from technological change.
Business in the Age of Disruption
What's new in the New Economy? With the ever-changing technologies of the Web, creating brand new business models that really work can be very difficult. Over the next decade, the dynamics of the traditional supply chain and customer relationship will change dramatically in many industries. Jordan reveals the strategies that will prepare companies to effectively handle the new rules in this Age of Disruption, and how this potent new tool should be incorporated into a successful business future.
Time: One hour to 90 minutes
Moving your Business through the Technology Maze
Join Jordan for a cutting-edge look at the complex, ever-evolving world of technology. Using terminology that takes participants to the next level of understanding, Jordan describes the emerging technological forces and how to leverage unrelenting change to your advantage. This fast-paced, informative session will be immediately useful to participants who will take home a greatly expanded understanding of technology trends and an improved "comfort level" with the major aspects of high tech.
Key concepts include:
- Pivotal technology tools and how to use them strategically
- Harnessing the power of technology
- Making smart technology decisions
Time: One hour to Four hours
The Power of "E": The Future of Electronic Marketing and E-commerce
With the demise of so many "dot-coms", many have wondered if e-commerce is dead. It's not only alive, it's maturing into an essential sales and marketing tool. This fascinating session explores the framework of how e-commerce on intranets, extranets, e-mail and the Internet has evolved and how it will impact the future. Jordan emphasizes how to use electronic commerce as a core success driver, and how to keep competitive positions strong.
Major topics covered include:
- Developing strong customer relationships over the Web
- The new level of customer loyalty
- Translating innovative use of the Internet into bottom line results
Time: One hour to Three hours
The Advantage Business Strategy Game™
Strategic planning almost always fails to yield a true competitive advantage, because the process tends to focus on financial rather than strategic goals. Leading futurist Daniel Burrus has developed the Advantage Business Strategy Game™, Jordan has been trained and licensed by Dan to conduct this highly interactive card game that creates a short list of strategic imperatives and a comprehensive plan of action for shaping the future of your organization.
Important points covered include:
- Leveraging your uniqueness in the market place
- Building trust within your electronic relationships
- Ensuring relationships will endure the rigors of time, price, and competitive pressure
Time: Half day
Unleashing Your Creativity
Locked inside every employee is a wealth of creativity that given the right stimulation can be transformed into profit-enhancing procedures. In this session Jordan shows the latest ways to generate creative ideas and innovative problem-solving techniques that can be applied to a whole range of business situations.
Pivotal points include:
- Freeing up creativity in groups
- Concrete steps to creative problem-solving
- How to generate fresh, new, high-energy ideas
Time: One hour to full day
'Aha!' The Keys to Your Great Ideas
How do leading organizations use creativity at all levels to solve problems and improve methods? That's just one of the many secrets of innovative success that Jordan reveals in this highly acclaimed speech. He walks audiences through the C.O.R.E.® (Curiosity, Openeness, Risk, Energy) model they can use to increase their creative potential, and to reach the source of chronic problems and invigorate their businesses.
Key points include:
- Understanding your own creative abilities
- Developing ideas as a team
- Taking action with your ideas
Time: One hour to full day
"Congratulations on a very fine presentation at our conference last week in Monte Carlo. Your presentation was very appropriate, as it illustrated the opportunities which are being created at an alarming pace. We will be working with you again in the future."
Group 1 Software
"Candidly, Jordan, I can only recall one keynote speaker at any of our prior 17 conferences who even came close to generating the "buzz" that your session created. That buzz went on through the entire conference...Many speakers are entertaining; many speakers are informative; however, few can combine the two qualities, and fewer still can do it the way you did."
Northwestern University School of Speech
"Our only regret was that we didn't have enough time to hear more of your fascinating presentation. I felt that we had only scratched the surface!
Langley Research Center, NASA
"Your wonderful mix of humor and penetrating thought brought home the importance of creativity in our workplace. We will make a concerted effort to use the principles that you have shared with us."
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