Between speaking engagements, coffee breaks with old colleagues, music, food, wine and great presentations from amazing key note speakers, I thought it only fair to share with you the low down of who is here speaking at Inbound 2018.

This year Hubspot presents us with an array of of Inspirational World leaders from all walks of life, some of the biggest names and brightest minds. These key note inspirational thinkers have gotten together to make us think out side the box, challenge our everyday and open our eyes to new macro trends that are revolutionizing the future of our sales and marketing playing fields.

Here are the top 10! Follow these into 2019 and remember, your big opportunity might be right where you are now!

#1 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Born and raised in Nigeria. Chimamanda Ngozi is an author and x2 Ted Talk speaker. Her publications have been translated into more than thirty languages and has been printed in The New Yorker, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, the Financial Times, and Zoetrope. Her novel Purple Hibiscus, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize as well as the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; Half of a Yellow Sun, won the Orange Prize and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and a New York Times Notable Book; Americanah, won the National Book Critics Circle Award and part of the 2013 New York Times Top Ten Best Books.

#2 Beth Comstock

A lady ready for change and driven to help both people and organisations understand, navigate and seek out new ideas.writing a book called Imagine it focused on being an inspiration for difficult processes and mastering change. Beth Comstock is a Director at Nike, trustee of The National Geographic Society and former board president of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Museum.

A lady of unusual energy granting her new and exciting approaches to conducting business.

#3 Deepak Chopra

Indian-born American internationally acclaimed author. Through his books and videos, Deepak Chopra is a public speaker, alternative medicine advocate, and prominent figure. His work on personal transformation through alternative medicine has given him unique perspective on creativity, innovation and social well being and allowed him to work with entrepreneurs, businesses and marketers on how to interact with their customers and communities. Receiver of numerous awards as well as having been ranked #17 influential thinker in the world and #1 in Medicine by The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey.

#4 Scott Harrison

After an episode of drinking, bankruptcy and Africa, Scott returned to the States with a mission: Clean water for Africa. During Inbound18 Scott will be sharing his powerful and personal story behind starting his charity: water.

In his talk he will be presenting his innovative business approaches that have helped his charity keep growing strong over the last 10 years.

#5 Brian Halligan & Dharmesh Shah

These two incredible inspirational leaders met when they were grad students at M.I.T. They set out to create HubSpot in June 2006, an online marketing platform, driven by the success of direct mail and other old school marketing tactics.

Brians advice to entrepreneurs is: “Risk seeing is important. Conservative behavior gets you nowhere. When you make conservative decisions, it increases your unlikeliness to succeed.”

…and their definition of success? “Success is a delighted customer: there is nothing better.”

#6 Shonda Rhimes

American television producer, screenwriter, and author, Shondra Rhimes signed an estimated $100 million, four-year pact with Netflix last year! This makes her out as one of the first show runners to ink such an exclusive deal with a streaming service to date.

Shondra describes herself as a “storyteller,” “I don’t think there was a time I thought of myself as anything but [a writer].”

Known as a creative genius and Hollywood powerhouse, Shondra is transforming the TV and film landscape with her strong female-centric roles and great diversity.

#7 Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke is an African-American civil rights activist from The Bronx, New York and best known as the founder of the Me Too movement. She has more than 25 years of fighting for social justice under her belt.

Tarana is passionate and dedicated to empowering women to have the courage to speak out against their oppressors. She helps give women and marginalized groups a voice making her not only inspiring but a courageous woman.

As a speaker, she provides words of empowerment, comfort and healing to those who have experienced trauma. Check her out!

# 8 Troy Carter

Troy Carter, is an American music manager. He is the founder and CEO of Atom Factory, a talent management and full-service film and television production company. Troy is also co-founder and Managing Partner of Cross Culture Ventures.

This business influencer serves at Spotify as Global Head of Creator Services, mediating the company’s relationships with artists, producers, songwriters and record companies.

His artistic background gives him incredible adaptability, insight and monologue into the inbound world, knowing exactly how to resonate with artists, influential stars and business leaders!

#9 Emily Chang

Emily Chang is an American journalist, who is currently Hosts Bloomberg Technology, a daily show focused on technology and the future of business. From 2008 to 2010, she was a CNN correspondent based in Beijing, China, prior to which she reported from London, UK. So quite a globe trotter!

She has spoken with some of the most prominent Silicon Valley innovators of our time and made the most of this knowledge to channel her expertise and personal experiences in her book, BROTOPIA: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley.

She is also a prominent influencer on Twitter and LinkedIn, empowering her with Inbound knowledge from all angles.

#10 Brent Chudoba

Brent is COO & CFO of Thrive Global. At Thrive Global, Brent’s Mission is to to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance well-being, performance, and purpose, and create a healthier relationship with technology.

Prior to Thrive, Brent was COO of PicMonkey, a leading provider of image and design software that empowers everyday creatives. Prior to PicMonkey, Brent was Chief Revenue Officer at SurveyMonkey.

Now you can understand why I was so excited about sharing with you the endless inspiration that is in store for all of us here and that’s just on the work front! Now I’m off to grab the entertainment highlights where it’ill be time to let our hair down and share the highlights of the day with those around me. This is when inbound gets creative!


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