Wondering if machines can ever totally replace people? Geoff Colvin will let you know.

Geoff Colvin homepageGeoff Colvin is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster and speaker on today’s most significant trends in business. In addition to being a general session keynote presenter, Colvin will serve as panel moderator at the IABC Foundation luncheon.

Respected Commentator

As Fortune’s senior editor-at-large, he is considered one of America’s sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, globalization, wealth creation, the InfoTech revolution, and related issues. As anchor of Wall Street Week with Fortune on PBS, he spoke each week to the largest audience reached by any business television program in America.

Best-selling author

Colvin’s groundbreaking bestseller, Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else, received the Harold A. Longman Award for Best Business Book of the Year and has been translated into a dozen languages. His book The Upside of the Downturn: Ten Management Strategies to Prevail in the Recession and Thrive in the Aftermath was named the best management book of the year by Strategy + Business magazine.

Humans are Underrated

Colvin’s latest book (August 2015) is called Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know that Brilliant Machines Never Will. In it he explores whether machines can ever totally replace humans. During his presentation, he’ll explore that question, and share his insights on what you need to know to navigate within today’s changing business environment.

Preeminent business broadcaster

Colvin is one of America’s preeminent business broadcasters. He is heard on the CBS radio network, where he has made over 10,000 broadcasts and reaches seven million listeners each week. He has appeared on Today, The O’Reilly Factor, Good Morning America, Squawk Box, PBS’s Nightly Business Report, and dozens of other programs.

A native of Vermillion, South Dakota, Colvin is an honors graduate of Harvard with a degree in economics and has an M.B.A. from New York University.

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