Opening Keynote

Whitney Johnson

8:00 am

Thursday, February 1

Disrupt Yourself: The Key to Success in Uncertain Times

How do you deliver results when things are constantly changing? How do you stay relevant when the who, what and how of work has been upended? Whitney Johnson will provide you with a framework for navigating change and supercharging how your team works together so you can deliver results (and stay relevant) no matter the external environment. And it starts with disrupting yourself. As you disrupt your current patterns of thinking, you will become an agent of change, one that can lead your team and your organization into the future.


Whitney Johnson, CEO and Co-Founder of Disruption Advisors, is a world-class coach, globally recognized thought leader, author, keynote speaker, and consultant helping organizations operationalize a growth mindset in their leaders and teams. Whitney is the WSJ, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling author of Smart Growth: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company (Harvard Business Press, 2022).

Whitney helps individuals transform their lives, careers, teams, and companies through her keynote addresses; her popular podcast Disrupt Yourself; lectures at Harvard Business School’s Corporate Learning; the award-winning books How to Build an A Team, Disrupt Yourself, and Dare, Dream, Do; and frequent article contributions to the Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review.

Whitney is recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the top 10 leading business thinkers in the world, ranked a top talent coach by Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches, and named Inc.’s 200 Female Founders of 2023. A co-founder of the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Clayton Christensen, and a former award-winning stock analyst on Wall Street, Whitney Johnson now applies her understanding of momentum and growth in stocks to people.