What We Face
The world is changing at an exponential rate. The Pandemic, Web 3, the Great Resignation, Global Instability and emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the Metaverse may be making your headspin. Well, guess what, you should be freaking out! You don’t need someone to give you your “10 steps to creating your laziest workforce,” you need someone that’s going to be brutally honest and give it to you straight while helping to rewire your brain in the process. That’s John McElligott.
Sieze the Future
John has presented to, advised, or created initiatives for everyone from two Presidential Administrations, CEO’s, Governors, Mayors, Educators and even Royalty. When you know your organization needs to step up and change to meet the demands of the future but you just can’t seem to get them to move, John McElligott is who you call. He’s been called everything from a vision caster, a technical futurist to (lovingly) “America’s number 1 De-motivational Speaker.”
Never one to sugarcoat the truth, John’s keynotes are more of a rollercoaster than a presentation, showing the audience everything happening in the world of technology, and connecting the dots in a way that is meaningful and actionable for everyone from students to
C-level executives and beyond.
Who is John?
John isn’t just a talker, he’s a doer. Leading several technology companies, founding a licensed college and holding several patents, John has developed everything from curriculum, to robotics and AI as well as helped launch multiple initiatives across the country and raised over $40 million to do it. If you’re looking to get yourself, your organization or your community ready to thrive in an uncertain future, John is your man.
John brings a unique perspective to every aspect of our companies and communities. In addition to being a serial entrepreneur, John is also a United States Marine and brings a much needed “no-nonsense approach” to the world of the technical futurist. Having presented for both the Obama and Trump administrations, John takes an apolitical approach to dealing with some of society’s most pressing issues. In addition to politics, John has presented to and advised everyone from non profits to CEO’s, from Royalty to High school students, all with a focus on preparing for an unknown future.
Kay Self - Executive Director for VisionGreenwood
Sam Statz - Vice President of Construction at Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc.
Maureen Sharkey - Senior Economic Development Specialist at PECO
Matt Ryan - Director, Operations and Capital Management at Hershey Creamery Company
Morgan Larkson, Business Advisor & Don Cooper, Center Director with South Dakota Manufacturing & Technology Solutions
David Nizen - Vice President, NYSERNet
Ed Sitar - Manager of Economic and Business Development at ComEd
Dean F. Whittaker - Founder & President Whittaker & Associates
Roger DuPuis - Central Pennsylvania Business Journal
Carol Karls - Manager at Business & Community Development at Wisconsin Public Service
The Embracing Disruption Podcast centers around technology, robotics, artificial intelligence, geopolitical shifts, and much more.
Our goal is to prepare you for an unseen future and the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution. We speak with technologists, non-profit and political leaders, entrepreneurs, and many others on what is happening now that are shaping our future.