Wednesday, March 27, 2024 | 5:30–8:30 PM
Scranton Cultural Center
420 N Washington Avenue | Scranton, PA 18503
The Chamber will host its 155th Annual Dinner, presented by PNC. At the Annual Dinner, we will celebrate the accomplishments of our members and programs from the past year. The event features a networking dinner from 5:30–7:00 PM, where members can network, enjoy drinks and dinner, and then take their seats for the show. This year’s show will feature keynote speaker Shawn Kanungo, who will offer a lively presentation on the future of business and AI (artificial intelligence). A book signing will immediately follow the dinner conclusion.
SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM KEYNOTE SPEAKER
As a globally recognized innovation strategist and bestselling author, Shawn Kanungo works at the intersection of creativity, business, and technology. He spent 12 years at Deloitte working closely with leaders to help them better plan for the opportunities associated with disruptive innovation. In his high energy keynotes, Kanungo draws on his extensive experience to provide audiences with an optimistic roadmap for the future; one that embraces unexpected approaches to innovation to remain competitive and relevant.
Since leaving Deloitte, Kanungo has worked with hundreds of organizations on their journey to digital transformation. He’s led complex projects incorporating artificial intelligence, cloud technologies, behavioral economics, Web3, and more. Today, Kanungo is a Partner with Queen & Rook, where he advises leading organizations and executives on disruptive trends and invests in early-stage ventures.
Kanungo is the first innovation expert to have a streaming special, released on Apple TV and Prime Video in August 2023. It complements and shares the name of his bestselling debut book, The Bold Ones, a playbook for individuals to become bolder and push their careers and organizations forward. It has been touted as one of McKinsey’s top decision-making books for leaders. Kanungo’s work has also been featured in the Globe and Mail, The Guardian, CBC, and CTV.
A prolific content creator, Kanungo’s content on innovation has garnered millions of views across LinkedIn, TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook. He’s been recognized by Edify magazine as one of their “Top 40 Under 40” and was called the “best virtual keynote speaker I’ve ever seen” by Forbes in 2021.
Internationally celebrated disruption strategist Shawn Kanungo offers a playbook for individuals who know they need to become bolder to push their careers and companies forward —but don’t know how to innovate: You’ll learn where to start, what to do, and how to break through with your ideas. In ten chapters that present the ten pillars to becoming dangerous, you’ll learn the secrets of innovation and human behavior—from recognizing that almost every innovation starts out with resistance to becoming a “deep generalist” (someone who can spot trends in adjacent industries and apply them to one’s own core competencies).
Each pillar will help you learn exactly how to innovate, disrupt, and use your skills right where you are, today, and put your ideas into play. You’ll also discover replicable tactics of some of the world’s greatest (and sometimes unlikely) change agents, such as Bill Simmons, Steph Curry, Hatshepsut, Elon Musk, Cardi B., including:
• Unlock Disruption with Your Hidden Ideas
• How Past Innovation Stops Us from Future Disruption
• Look Outside to Recreate Within
• Pirating the Power of Institutions
• Build a Brand by Starting Small