2017 Keynote Speakers

Join ISPI from April 28 – May 2nd 2017 in Montreal for exciting keynotes and 100% all-new, never-seen-before session content that will help you carve your path as a leader in the Performance Improvement field. Meet this year’s Keynote Speakers now!

Dina Dwyer-Owens

Dina Dwyer-Owens

Design Your Life. Clarify Your Values.

Dina aims to help inspire more hope for the future by taking the spotlight and shining it on those doing the things she loves to cheer about: living and leading with integrity. Behind the fancy job titles, the awards, the TV appearances, and the $1 billion-dollar-business that her company’s service brands do each year, Dina equates her success to having and living by a proven Code of Values. Her first book Live RICH: How to build success in your company and your life with a proven Code of Values has connected with thousands of readers offering a simple message that in a world of constant change, values can be ever-present. Dina’s second book, Values, Inc., is named one of the Top Ten Business Books from 2015 by Forbes.

Gary Cokins

Gary Cokins

The Digital Revolution’s Impact on Enterprise Performance Management

Gary is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in performance improvement systems and advanced cost management. Working with Dr. David Norton, Gary was involved with initial research that led to the development of the Balanced Scorecard. After holding management positions in different leading consultancies, he retired in 2012 as a principal consultant at SAS. Mr. Cokin’s books are referenced in the field. One was judged by the Harvard Business School Press as “read this book first.” Gary is known for his gift to take a concept many view as complex and reduce it to its simplest terms. Gary also has served with Professor Robert S. Kaplan on the International Monetary Fund’s activity-based costing advisory panel.

Mark Salisbury

Mark Salisbury

Rise of the Hemisapiens: The New Learning Workers and How to Lead Them

Mark Salisbury is a professor, leader, speaker, author, consultant, and expert on the new learning economy. After completing his graduate studies, Mark worked for eleven years at The Boeing Company where his time was split between the research and development of intelligent human/computer software and computer-based training programs. After leaving Boeing, Mark founded Vitel, Inc., a knowledge management solution provider for the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Laboratories. In addition, Mark was a professor and program director at the University of New Mexico for sixteen years where he published extensively in knowledge management. Currently, he is a professor of leadership and change management at the University of St. Thomas and CEO of Mark Salisbury & Associates.

Klaus D. Wittkuhn

Klaus D. Wittkuhn

Back to the Future

Klaus is managing partner of two consultancies that focus on human and organizational performance analysis and design. Mr. Wittkuhn has consulted for more than twenty years in a variety of industries, in the public sector, and with NGOs in more than 25 countries. He is adjunct faculty at two universities, a frequent speaker at international conferences and has published widely. Klaus is an Honorary Life Member of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and was the first one to receive the Society’s Geary Rummler Award for the Advancement of Performance Improvement. Currently, Klaus serves as President of ISPI.