Ken Rutkowski is an ideation, innovation, and collaboration catalyst; the connective tissue between change agents; and a community architect for doers shaping our future. He does this across multiple channels, including his syndicated radio show ‘Voice of Disruption’ that is the insider’s guide to the global disruptive leaders; his weekly METal (Media, Entertainment and Technology Alpha Leaders) events that showcase the smartest thinkers to the bravest innovators throughout the world; and his tireless strategizing, networking and mentoring of strategic business partnerships remaking the digital economy.
As a thought leader, networker and influencer across multiple industries, Ken has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, BBC, Wired, Business Week, Asahi Shinbun, Bangkok Times, Finland Helsingin Sanomat, and dozens of other publications worldwide.
He has been a featured presenter, speaker and moderator at technology and media conferences including Milken Institute Global Conference, The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), The National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB), CTIA, National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), Digital Hollywood, Internet World, LA Games Conference, XMediaLab, GadgetFest, and Future of Television Conference. He has also spoken at the many of the most prestigious U.S. universities including Northwestern, Illinois, MIT, Stanford, USC, and UCLA, preparing the brightest minds for brilliant careers.
“Ken did an amazing job at our event! Jim Brady the CIO of Kaiser said, ‘he’s just what we need to get people excited’
The reviews were great, I look forward to working with Ken in the future.”
HIMSS So Cal
“Ken was a fantastic speaker, and we were lucky to have him as our opening keynote speaker for our annual HR conference. When we were looking for speakers to fill this spot we knew we needed someone who would be able to provide valuable content and cutting edge content on a topic new to much of our attendee base. At the same time we needed our speaker to create energy and buzz in the room, and encouraging participation with our attendees. No easy feat at 8:30 am on a Monday morning! We selected Ken because of his versatility, willingness to curate specific content geared towards our audience, and knowledge of entrepreneurship, and business acumen. We were not disappointed. When Ken took the stage, his presence, demeanor, and approachability quickly won the crowd over. His presentation was spot on with what we asked him to build, and our attendees were very pleased with the amount of takeaways they were able to leave with. Overwhelmingly our attendees rated his presentation as 5 out of 5 or 4 out of 5, which speakers for itself. Specific comments included in the feedback were:
· “Engaging speaker – Great insight.”
· “Lots of valuable tips about useful sites and helping build yourself. High energy.”
· “Extremely impressive and motivating”
· “Awesome speaker and a fellow Orland Park citizen!”
– Julie Rischmiller, ILSHRM
KEN IN DEPTH:
Ken Rutkowski is the Co-Founder of the #1 business radio talk show in America, the nationally syndicated “Business Rockstars”, heard on over 185 radio stations nationwide, reaching 3.5 Million daily listeners. Considered the first of it’s kind, the program gained rapid growth of listeners and sponsors, becoming the place for entrepreneurs and “wantra-preneurs” to talk about all things Business. In 1995 Ken created the podcast when he worked with Mark Cuban and his groundbreaking internet radio format. Today, Ken is the host and creator of the new syndicated show “Voice of Disruption”.
Ken is the connective tissue within the business landscape. He is a master at taking great ideas and turn them into multi-million dollar businesses. Among other things, Ken teaches entrepreneurs the secrets of how to attain real positioning for their business on radio, TV, and print. Ken’s broad range of knowledge across many industries, coming from having interviewed thousands of the top Executives, CEOs, and Changemakers on the planet, as well as investing in many successful businesses himself, enables him to customize presentations for each audience with specific insider research, technology and industry trends that bring them real-time ROI and actionables that they can immediately take with them into their business. He also shows businesses what customers want, need, and are asking for today, and most importantly how to connect with and engage prospective and existing customers.
It’s hard to predict the future, especially if you’re still struggling to figure out what’s happening in today’s business landscape. But this is exactly what Ken does by showing what business will bring within the next six months to ten years. Using rich statistical data coupled with insight from his interviews, Ken brings the future of the business world into today’s grasp. Knowing what “will be” gives any executive an extra edge up on their competitors, banking on opportunities to capitalize on what generally is hidden from the masses.
Ken the dealmaker has brought together over $3 billion US dollars in deals within the past few years. Working with fortune 100 companies, top entertainment studios and governments, Ken’s inherent talent of bridging opportunity together is part of his DNA makeup. He has collaborated with, grown, enhanced, sat on the board, and consulted with companies including the likes of Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, SurfAir, Motorola, AT&T, Telstra, Singtel, SBS, Dish Network/ Echostar, and many more.. Ken has also collaborated, consulted, and partnered with various governments including Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, South Korea, Singapore, Canada, Panama.
Ken is considered one of the most connected individuals in the world. He is ranked in the top 1% of Facebook & Linkedin, and has millions listeners globally from social and from the “Business Rockstars” show.
Ken Rutkowski Knows Who You Oughta Know:
Whoever said, “It’s not personal, it’s business,” probably didn’t stay in business long. And there is no keener eye for personal chemistry in the high-powered business world than Ken Rutkowski. His ability to connect executives at exactly the right time is considered almost supernatural. Ken is the founder of METal International, a 1600-member elite member networking group of Media, Entertainment, Technology Alpha Leaders. A member of the TeDx board, and a creator of one of the first podcasts EVER, he’s here to teach you how everything is personal, and how business personalities can mesh with a bang.
It’s hard to predict the future, especially if you’re still struggling to figure out what’s happening in today’s economy. But peeking into the future is exactly what Ken Rutkowski does by showing what business will bring within the next ten years. Using trends, rich statistical data and interviews with over 1,000 CEOs, Founders and successful entrepreneurs, Ken brings the future of the business world into today’s grasp.
Knowing what “will be” gives any executive an extra edge up on their competitors, banking on opportunities to capitalize on what generally is hidden from the masses.
Super-Connecting and Networking:
In today’s socially and digitally connected world, simple networking is not always enough to move your career forward. We all know connections matter and social relationships can become the building blocks of success. No one understands this better than the elite group referred to as “super-connectors.”
Ken Rutkowski is considered one of the most connected individuals in the world. He is ranked in the top 1% of Facebook & Linkedin, having over one million listeners globally from social and from his top ranked nationally syndicated radio show, “Business Rockstars”. Ken has interviewed over 1,000 high profiled CEOs, founders and executives discovering what makes them tick. If super-connectors are personalization engines for entrepreneurs, then Rutkowski is the Pandora of Gen-Y networking.
In Ken’s talk, he brings a keen insight to the secrets of building strategic relationships and a world class rolodex.
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