Visionary Founders of Xbox, Blackboard and HGTV Teaching Leadership Strategies that Breed Innovation

American Program Bureau, the country’s leading provider of speakers for businesses and corporate events, is pleased to welcome three stalwarts of corporate innovation to its esteemed roster, each of whom is responsible for discovering and transforming simple ideas into multi-billion dollar businesses.

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Offering their personal stories and hard-won lessons on how to lead and inspire, each speaker offers a dynamic opportunity for business executives to learn directly from the visionary minds who are defining the modern face of effective leadership.

Newton, MA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014

American Program Bureau, the country’s leading provider of speakers for businesses and corporate events, is pleased to welcome three stalwarts of corporate innovation to its esteemed roster, each of whom is responsible for discovering and transforming simple ideas into multi-billion dollar businesses: Robbie Bach, Former President of Entertainment at Microsoft and Xbox visionary; Michael Chasen, Co-Founder of Blackboard and CEO of Social Radar; and Susan Packard, Co-Founder of HGTV and Scripps Network Interactive. Offering their personal stories and hard-won lessons on how to lead and inspire companies to achieve monumental growth, each speaker offers a dynamic opportunity for business leaders to learn directly from the visionary minds who are defining the modern face of effective leadership . Audiences will receive actionable takeaways in critical business areas including how to hone leadership traits that inspire employees to excel, ways to foster and implement successful game-changing ideas and how to make your company a cutting-edge leader that all others seek to follow.

A brief overview of each speaker and what they can bring to your organization is included below:

Robbie Bach, Former President of Entertainment Devices at Microsoft & Xbox Visionary:
The business mind behind the groundbreaking game console Xbox, Robbie Bach worked at Microsoft for the better part of three decades in various marketing and management roles, leading teams involved in creating many of the computer programs we use today. He also played an important role as a marketing leader in the successful launch and expansion of the Microsoft Office business. Through his dynamic leadership and innovative prowess, Bach helped Microsoft reinvent itself, turning the once-lagging software giant into a top provider of consumer productivity and entertainment solutions. Today, Bach is teaching audiences how to utilize his critically acclaimed 3P Strategic Framework to develop innovative solutions for business, government and personal use. An energetic and engaging speaker, he demonstrates how focusing on Purpose, Principles and Priorities offers a simple, yet effective rubric to attack even the most complex problems.

Michael Chasen, Co-Founder of Blackboard and CEO of Social Radar:
Nearly two decades ago, Michael Chasen imagined a world where anyone could attend school from a computer. He turned this simple idea into Blackboard, among the first e-learning management systems, establishing a whole new way to learn and revolutionizing the education industry. After selling Blackboard for nearly $2 Billion, he founded SocialRadar, another tech start-up that is rapidly becoming the leader in social location applications. A visionary entrepreneur, Chasen has unlocked how to build a successful start-up from only an idea, from product design and fundraising to forging a sustainable company culture. He has also discovered that the lessons he learned in the start-up phase continue to be relevant for organizations throughout all phases of growth. In his vibrant keynotes, Chasen shares the winning, unconventional wisdom that he has parlayed into huge success, and how it applies throughout each stage of building a company. He also illustrates new, effective ways to connect with consumers and explains how to implement strategies for creating disruptive products that help establish companies as trusted leaders.

Susan Packard, Co-Founder of HGTV and Scripps Network Interactive:
The founding visionary network executive behind CNBC, HGTV, Food Network and other popular cable channels, Susan Packard’s approach to leadership and innovation has helped her build—and lead—extraordinary organizations that both consumers and employees support with vigor. Renowned as a gifted teacher and adviser to global business leaders through her affiliation with Martin Frankel Associates, Packard has long been recognized by peers, colleagues and employees as an innovator, pioneer, role model and mentor. Through her association with American Program Bureau, Packard is sharing her experiences and lessons in growing a multi-billion dollar business and how she inspired those around her to push the boundaries of successful innovation. In her insightful, thought-provoking presentations, audiences will gain first-hand knowledge on how to develop the key leadership skills necessary to incubate—and execute—game changing ideas.

To bring any of these esteemed business leaders to your next event, please contact American Program Bureau at 1-617-614-1600. For more information on American Program Bureau, please visit http://www.apbspeakers.com. Full profiles of each speaker are available through the following URLs:

Robbie Bach: http://www.apbspeakers.com/speaker/robbie-bach
Michael Chasen: http://www.apbspeakers.com/speaker/michael-chasen
Susan Packard: http://www.apbspeakers.com/speaker/susan-packard

About American Program Bureau

For over 50 years, American Program Bureau has provided a platform for the world’s leading voices on business leadership and innovation. Today, APB’s roster includes a variety of authoritative speakers who offer the experiences and global insights that empower organizations to set the cutting-edge strategies that breed consistent growth, including Microsoft’s Rick Belluzzo, Google’s Jared Cohen, Virgin Group’s Richard Branson, Citigroup’s Richard Parsons and many others.

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Robbie Bach Robbie Bach

Microsoft Xbox Visionary


Michael Chasen Michael Chasen

Founder of Blackboard Inc.


Susan Packard Susan Packard

HGTV Founder