Upcoming Events


Are You a Genius or a Genius-Maker?

17 July 2018
Venue: InterContinental Regency Hotel
Location: Bahrain

Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives and emerging leaders around the world.  She is the President of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley.  Some of her recent clients include:  Apple, Disney, eBay/PayPal, Facebook, GAP, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Roche, Salesforce.com, and Twitter. Liz has been listed on the biennial Thinkers50 ranking for 2013 and 2015, and named as one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world.

She is the author of three best-selling books:  Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of WorkMultipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter and The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools.  She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence and writes for Harvard Business Review and Fortune and her work has appeared in the Wall Street JournalFast CompanyEntrepreneur, Inc. and TimeMagazines.  She is a frequent guest lecturer at BYU, the Naval Postgraduate Academy, and Stanford University.

A former executive at Oracle Corporation, she worked over the course of 17 years as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development.   During her tenure at Oracle, she led several major global initiatives and has worked and traveled in over 40 countries.

Liz holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management and a Masters of Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University.  Liz lives in Menlo Park, California with her husband and four children who share her over-active curiosity and sense of adventure.


Change Do Something Now

15 August 2018
Venue: Capital Club
Location: Bahrain

These are a few reasons why clients in every part of the world invite Kevin Freiberg to be their featured speaker. Dr. Freiberg is on a short list of global thought leaders that Fortune 1000 CEOs turn to for the kind of disruptive thinking that drives growth and gets people excited about the future.

Regardless of how many speakers you’ve hired, you’ll be hard pressed to find a speaker who does as much customizing as Dr. Kevin Freiberg. If you want a keynote that truly speaks the language of your business and addresses the nuances of your industry, Kevin is the speaker to book. Over 2000 companies in 60 industries across the globe have given Kevin rave reviews. His insights have helped ambitious leaders accelerate innovation, and STAND OUT in a sea of sameness by building companies that are hungry for change.

His books include: the international bestseller, NUTS! Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success, its sequel GUTS!, BOOM! (7-timeless choices for inspiring leadership and accountability). NANOVATION (a how to on innovation) and DO SOMETHING NOW and Be a PERSON OF IMPACT, two quick reads that will change your organization and your life. And most recently, CAUSE A Business Strategy for Standing Out In A Sea of Sameness. Companies that define themselves as cause-oriented stand


Olivier Kennedy "Shaping Beliefs in the 21st Century"

29 August 2018
Venue: TBC
Location:

Oliver Kennedy is an Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo. Oliver's primary area of research is Databases, although his research interests frequently cross over into Programming Languages and Datastructures. His work focuses on self-service analytics, making messy data, schema design, and physical layout decisions more approachable. Through real-world usage metrics gathered from industry collaborations and the use of real-world testbeds, Oliver's work aims to address the practical problems faced by data consumers everywhere. His projects include a UI for ad-hoc cleaning and analytics called Mimir and a universal, Just In-Time Datastructure.

Oliver is a graduate of Cornell University, where he developed DBToaster, a tool for compiling specialized database engines. DBToaster was featured in The VLDB Journal's issue on the best papers of VLDB 2012. Oliver continued his work on DBToaster as a Postdoc at The DATA lab at EPFL.

In addition to his research efforts, Oliver can be found participating in outreach programs through The LIBERTY Partnerships, studying Western Martial Arts disciplines including Capo Ferro, or cooking with his awesome wife Chris.


Happiness at Work

10 September 2018
Venue: Wyndham Hotel
Location: Bahrain

Malene Rydahl has 18 years of experience in the corporate world, most recently as Director of Corporate Communication for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in EAME. She was listed as one of the “24 Women of the Year” in 2012 by the French magazine L’Express.

Prior to her time with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Rydahl worked for Bang & Olufsen during the turnaround period of the company, she also held a position with WPP in France heading the agency’s key account “Le Bon Marché” (LVMH).

Rydahl explores why Danish employees are some of the happiest in the world and how that leadership style directly impacts results financially in a positive way. She works with major French and international companies on wellbeing and happiness in corporations.

She is the author of the best-selling book Happy as a Dane published in more than 12 languages all over the world. The book was awarded the prize of the most optimistic book in 2014. She published her second book Le Bonheur Sans Illusions in September 2017 which explores some of the side effects of money, power, beauty, and fame and looks at how we might better avoid disillusionment to find our own true path to happiness.


EO Board Meeting

26 September 2018
Venue: Gulf Hotel
Location: Bahrain

EO Bahrain Board Meeting



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