Type: Keynote, Former Chief Evangelist at Apple
Pros: Guy Kawasaki is said to be one of the only people in the world to have worked for Steve Jobs twice and survived. Stories and anecdotes about the early days of Apple like this are mixed in throughout Guy’s presentation. These stories alone may make him a good keynote, but his messages on innovation and entrepreneurship are very interesting as well.
Cons: Guy is a little eccentric and needs to be reined in on Q&A if timing is an issue at your events. When we worked together he did a great job with Q&A, but if we didn’t keep him moving toward the door I think he would still be in the ballroom answering questions.
Producer’s Notes: For a conference with a theme around innovation or creativity, Guy would be a good speaker choice.