Innovate! Summit 2021

June 27-28, 2021
Eau Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL

SharonSharon Fisher
CEO & Chief IdeaSparker, Play with a Purpose

Sharon Fisher, a professional experience-maker, is the CEO & Chief IdeaSparker of Play with a Purpose, a company devoted to creating more fun, creative and hands-on events.


After getting a degree in “whistle blowing” she put the power of play to work and has built a multi-million dollar business using fun and participation to create results driven meetings. The Orlando Chamber of Commerce named her company one of the Top 25 Best Places to Work, proving that her passion for play works. With clients like Disney, GSK, Feld Entertainment, Maritz, Nike, Met Life, the Buena Vista Palace and even the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission, thinking different is a part of daily life.


Since she believes the back of napkins is still the best place to get new ideas, Sharon spends lots of time brainstorming while drinking wine. Her quote “In a world full of copies, here’s to the Originals!” summarizes her business style. A 2x Guinness World Records Holder, Sharon PROMISES you’ll participate, laugh, learn and leave with dozens of fresh ideas from her presentation.

Nicole OsiboduNicole Osibodu
Co-Founder & President, Haute Dokimazo

Driven by her passion and desire to improve event design, branding and people, Nicole’s vision fostered the collaborative concept of Haute Dokimazo. Those who know Nicole are inspired most by her infectious energy, her love of surprises, sharing, learning and meaningfully connecting with others! Ever-committed to providing a fresh approach to event design, Nicole relocated to Austin in 2018 to realize her “unjob” dream of scaling analog human-to-human connection. Once only a side-hustle, Nicole’s role as Co-Founder + President of Haute Dokimazo allows her to promote the invaluable resource of substantive and meaningful relationships outside of the boardroom and beyond.

Susan RobertsonSusan Robertson
Harvard Lecturer. Innovation thought leader. Consultant to world-leading companies. Performing Artist

Susan Robertson is a world-renowned innovation expert, with over 20 years of practical, hands-on leadership in the field.


As the go-to source on innovation for dozens of global companies, Susan helps organizations build and harness a culture of innovation to gain competitive advantage and enjoy sustainable success. A regular lecturer on innovation and applied creativity at Harvard University, she brings a scientific foundation to the application of the development of human creativity. Susan remains on the cutting- edge of discovery in the field and is a well-respected thought leader around innovation and the science of creativity.


Beyond academia, Susan’s practical approach to innovation has been embraced by dozens of the largest brands in the world including Georgia Pacific, Kellogg’s, PepsiCo, Clorox, Bank of America, Novartis, AstraZeneca, P&G, Wells Fargo, Marriott, Chase, and HGTV.
On stages around the globe, Susan inspires audiences to action as a highly sought-after keynote speaker.

Shapiro StephenStephen Shapiro
Innovation Evangelist

The first innovation opportunity Stephen spotted was the opportunity to innovate within his own life. Halfway through his 15-year tenure at Accenture, while co-leading the company’s business process reengineering practice, he realized he no longer wanted to be responsible for people losing their jobs. So he did exactly the opposite by building Accenture’s thriving 20,000-person process and innovation practice focused on growth and job creation.


In 2001, after publishing his first book, 24/7 Innovation, Stephen left Accenture to become a full-time innovation speaker and advisor to clients around the world. Since then he has published four more books – Goal-Free Living (2006), The Little Book of Big Innovation Ideas (2007), Personality Poker (2010) and Best Practices are Stupid (2011) — and spoken to audiences in 50 different countries. His sixth book, Invisible Solutions, will be published in 2020.


Today, Stephen continues to focus on transforming the way businesses like 3M, P&G, Marriott, Nike, and Microsoft improve innovation practices through customized keynote speeches, advisory engagements and other services.


Stephen just finished serving a six-year term on the Board of Directors of National Speakers Association (NSA) and is the recipient of the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, NSA’s highest earned designation. In 2015 he was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame.
He has a degree from Cornell University in Industrial Engineering.

Scott VarlandScott Varland
SVP, Head of Jack X, North America, Jack Morton

Scott leads Jack Morton’s innovation practice, Jack X, in North America. Jack X helps clients push the boundaries of brand experience harnessing the power of emerging technology, content and data.


Scott has spent more than a decade inventing the future of storytelling and brand marketing. Through novel uses of data, content and emerging technology, he has made cars talk, delivered beer, inspired makeup artists, turned binge watchers into vampires and started numerous conversations for brands such as Patrón, Johnson & Johnson, MolsonCoors, Kia, L’Oreal, Sony, Red Bull and HBO. His work has won multiple industry accolades including Clios, Shorty and Glossy awards.


Prior to joining Jack, Scott led the marketing innovation practice at M Booth and also ran the creative technology team at IPG Media Lab and Ansible Worldwide (now Reprise). He was also the creator of Socialbomb, a venture-backed product development studio that was acquired by Refinery29 in 2013. Scott holds a master’s degree in interactive telecommunications from NYU along with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the institution.

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