Meet our inspirational keynote speakers

The keynote speakers at this year’s conference perfectly exemplify the challenger mindset, inspiring you to aim higher by sharing their stories of how they made the impossible, possible.

Tony Hawk
Tony Hawk
Legendary Skateboarder, Entrepreneur and Founder of The Tony Hawk Foundation

Tony Hawk was nine years old when his brother changed his life by giving him a blue fiberglass Bahne skateboard. By fourteen he’d turned pro, and by sixteen he was widely considered the best skateboarder on earth. World Champion for 12 years in a row, Hawk continues to skate demos and exhibitions internationally, making him the most recognized action sports figure in the world. Hear the fascinating story of how Tony Hawk has faced and overcome challenges time and time again.

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Linda Hill
Linda Hill
Linda A. Hill, Ph.D, Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration Faculty Chair, Leadership Initiative

Linda A. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and chair of the Leadership Initiative. Regarded as one of the top experts on leadership, Hill is the co-author of Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation, co-founder of Paradox Strategies, and co-creator of the re:Route. She was named by Thinkers50 as one of the top ten management thinkers in the world in 2013 and received the Thinkers50 Innovation Award in 2015.

No matter what your industry, Linda has a great way of helping you take a step back, evaluate where you’re at and where you’re heading, and ensure you have the right resources and capabilities to get there.

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Lewis Pugh
Lewis Pugh
Endurance swimmer and UN Patron of the Oceans

Lewis goes to extremes. He’s been to the world’s most inaccessible places. He’s put his body through unimaginably difficult conditions. He’s learned how to harness the energy that comes from overcoming extraordinary odds.

Don’t miss the chance to hear how Lewis Pugh can inspire you to rise to your own internal challenges achieve your own impossible.

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Tia-Clair Toomey
Tia-Clair Toomey
The Fittest Woman on Earth

Tia-Clair Toomey knows what it takes to face a challenge head on, and win. Starting her career as a track and field athlete she began CrossFit in 2013, since then Toomey has delivered powerhouse performances to become the 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Australia’s top-ranked female weightlifter and winner of Fittest Woman on Earth in the 2018 CrossFit Games.

At IFS World Conference 2019 with compliments of WebQuarters, you can hear the amazing story of how Tia-Clair Toomey achieved her dreams.

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Craig Conway
Craig Conway
Ex-Peoplesoft CEO and Salesforce Board Director

Craig Conway is a recognized business leader and challenger in the tech sector, having repeatedly and successfully scaled many software businesses. Having led Peoplesoft in the run up to its acquisition by Oracle, Craig has helped some of the world’s most successful companies leverage technology and transform their business models. He will share his experiences and advice as part of the 'Leaders who dare to disrupt' executive panel.

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