Jennifer Vessels – Keynote Speaker

Futurist, transformation leader, exec advisor, CEO Next Step and EGA

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Specialist Subjects

  • Artificial Intelligence as Key to Success for People - Silicon Valley Insider Insights
  • Future of Work: Roadmap to Success
  • Future-ready Leadership: Proven Lessons for Transformative Business Growth


  • English


Jennifer Vessels, has led transformation for global leaders including Adobe, Cisco, Google, Genentech, RaboBank. As CEO of Next Step and a Silicon Valley innovator, Jennifer lives in the center of change, creating the future of work empowered by AI, advanced technology and people across the US, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Today is a tipping point – economically, geopolitically, environmentally and technologically. Jennifer’s two decades’ experience blending US business practices with European cultures to drive transformative growth for global businesses fuel her keynotes and workshops for leaders who are under pressure to deliver, adapt and engage in new ways.

Jennifer delivers proven tools, guidelines and inspiration to:

  • Embrace change and innovate while delivering value to stakeholders.
  • Apply AI and other emerging technologies to gain competitive advantage.
  • Transform culture and mindset for future-ready agility.
  • Empower people through humane leadership, reskilling and technology.
  • Accelerate growth through AI and other technologies , enabling co-creation with customers.
  • Lead through change with PEACE.

Her bold insights and real-world lessons learned from Silicon Valley deliver actionable takeaways such as her PEACE methodology which fast-tracks future success.

Upon earning an MBA from San Jose State University (Silicon Valley), Jennifer led international growth for UB Networks (Avaya) and Tandberg (Cisco). After launching Tandberg USA (from Norway) and completing her MS in Occupational Psychology in London, Jennifer returned to Silicon Valley and founded Next Step. Since 2006, Jennifer and her team of 40 professionals have delivered 100 – 5000% return on investment for hundreds of clients across all industries in Americas, EMEA, Asia.

Jennifer’s Silicon Valley insider insights, global business experience and optimistic views of the future empower people to embrace the future with AI, emerging technology and transformative leadership approaches using her PEACE methodology and actionable takeaways as a road map.

Jennifer delivers keynotes, master classes, workshops and board advisory services.

Popular Talks by Jennifer Vessels

Artificial Intelligence as Key to Success for People - Silicon Valley Insider Insights

Artificial intelligence and its impact on society is accelerating at quantum speed. Jennifer Vessels’ Silicon Valley insider insights demystify AI, inspire and prepare people to work with technology to deliver exponentially greater results.

Future of Work: Roadmap to Success

We are at a tipping point of change – leaders must navigate through uncertainty, embracing technology culture, innovating and disrupting to avoid being disrupted.   Based on her experience leading transformation for Adobe, Avinor, CDW +, Jennifer provides clear guidelines and methodology for PEACE during change.   People leave her sessions committed to shift mindset, transform culture and business models while innovating and empowering people to achieve future success.

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