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Tony Seba
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Tony Seba
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  • A passionate speaker, author, thought leader, entrepreneur, and educator who speaks with expertise on industry and market disruption.
  • Professor at Stanford University, The Auckland University (New Zealand) Business School, and Singularity University.
  • Author of three books, including the best selling How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030.
  • Advisor working to develop growth and finance strategy for clean energy projects and fast-growth technology companies.
  • Founder and CEO of PrintNation.com, a B2B ecommerce site lauded by Upside Hot 100 and Forbes.com.

Tony Seba is a keynote speaker, author, thought leader, serial entrepreneur, and educator. He has been an advisor to policy-makers, investors, and corporation, and is on the board of directors or advisory boards of CloudM, a Health and Safety software company; Powerhouse, a solar incubator and accelerator; Mercatus, an Energy Investment Management software company; Everblaze Energy, a connected solar device startup company, and Hackidemia, an educational lab focused on teaching children hands-on STEM-based invention skills.

He brings 20+ years of solid operating experience in fast-growth high tech and clean technology companies. He was the founder and CEO of PrintNation.com, a B2B ecommerce site which he established as the undisputed leader in its market segment, winning top industry awards such as the Upside Hot 100 and the Forbes.com B2B Best of the Web. Seba led two venture capital rounds raising more than $31 million in funding from well-known venture funds. He developed strategic relationships with leading companies including Microsoft, Visa, Netscape, and Sun Microsystems. Seba has been responsible for the architecture, development, and commercialization of more than two dozen products and services, many of them disruptive, including Java security, electronic payment technology, sales force automation, computer-aided software engineering and ecommerce infrastructure.

He is an instructor at Stanford University’s Continuing Studies Program, where he has taught entrepreneurship, disruption, and clean energy. He has created and taught the following courses: “Understanding and Leading Market Disruption,” “Clean Energy and Transportation: Market and Investment Opportunities,” “Strategic Marketing of High Tech and Cleantech,” “Finance for Marketing, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs,” and “Business and Revenue Models Innovation.” He has also taught at top business school around the world such as The Auckland University (New Zealand) Business School, Singularity University, and in-company at some of the world’s top high tech companies such as Google.

He has been a keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences and company events where he has addressed some of the world’s most pressing topics: technology-based disruption, entrepreneurship, innovation, and the future of energy and transportation. He has been featured in global media including Business Week, Investors Business Daily, Forbes, NPR, Fast Company, TV Chosun, Das Erste, FD Nieuws, CNBC, CBC, and more.

Seba is the author of Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation: How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030 (2014), Solar Trillions: 7 Market and Investment Opportunities in the Emerging Clean-Energy Economy (2010), and Winner Takes All: 9 Fundamental Rules of High Tech Strategy (2007).

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TESTIMONIALS

"Tony Seba is an unbelievably inspiring and passionate speaker and a terrific lecturer. He has a gift for reducing complex things to their very essence and making them accessible to everyone."
    Sophie Wawrzyniak, Senior Business Analyst, Williams Sonoma, Inc.

"It was an amazing experience and one that I won’t forget anytime soon. Your passion, caring, and deep industry knowledge are simply astonishing."
    Joshua Hurst, Oracle

"Your talk was perfect. The audience was ignited and there was real buzz and energy around the place afterwards."
    Duane Fernandes, co-chair Entrepreneurship Club, University of Auckland

PROGRAMS

Tony Seba is an inspirational, engaging, and expert speaker whose work focuses on industry and market disruptions: the exponential technology trends, business model innovations, and product architecture innovations that are leading to the disruption of the world’s major industries, including energy, transportation, infrastructure, finance, and manufacturing. He is passionate about his work and will leave each listener invigorated by this passion, as well as by the ideas and lessons he is eager to share.

Want to learn about the implications of society’s impending radical transformation in public and private transportation? Book Seba for “Clean Disruption of Public and Private Transportation,” appropriate for urban planners, policy makers, environmentalists, and marketing students alike. Eager for a forward look into technological growth and the redefinition of urban space? Seba’s keynote, “Clean City, Wealthy City,” will engage audiences on how cities can become cleaner, wealthier, and more sustainable.

Seba is sure to be knowledgeable and energetic with plenty of lessons to share and ideas to spark. As an expert on market disruption, he is an innovative thought leader and a standout individual in his field. Don’t miss the chance to learn from Seba before it’s too late—the time to disrupt is now.

CLEAN DISRUPTION OF ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION
How Silicon Valley is making Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030

We are on the cusp of the most radical transformation in energy and transportation in a century. Exponentially improving technologies such as solar, electric vehicles, and autonomous (self-driving) cars are turning the industrial-era energy industry on its head and making the gasoline vehicle obsolete.

Just like the PC, the Internet, and the cell phone disrupted the old paradigm of information, computing and telecommunications, a new architecture of energy is transforming the century-old centralized, resource-based, utility-centric energy model with a distributed, mobile, knowledge-based, and user-centric model. Homes, buildings, and cars are no longer passive energy consumers but adaptive learning systems with the ability to generate, store, manage, and transmit power intelligently. The implications are far-reaching: conventional energy sources (oil, nuclear, natural gas, and coal), the internal combustion engine, and the utility business models are on the cusp of disruption. Public and private transportation will be transformed, logistics and shipping will be disrupted and the urban landscape will be reshaped.

PERMANENT DISRUPTION
Technology Megatrends and Keys to Understanding, Anticipating and Leading Market Disruption.

This is the age of Permanent Disruption where every business in every industry now faces constant existential threats. The combination of exponentially improving technologies, rapidbusiness model innovation, and instant access to global investors are enabling disruptors tocreate new markets and destroy trillions of dollars of incumbent revenues at an ever-faster pace. Trillion dollar industries on the cusp of major disruption include telecoms, energy,transportation, manufacturing, retail, finance, apparel, health care, real estate, construction and education. Traditional strategy is obsolete and choosing to wait until these technologies are fully developed is choosing to be disrupted.

How can you anticipate and lead market disruption rather than be surprised when it is too late for your company or industry to react? How can you become the disruptor rather than disrupted?Tony Seba will present examples of exponential technologies such as robotics, 3D printing,sensors, the internet of things, machine learning, big data, electricity storage, autonomous vehicles, solar, electric vehicles, cloud computing, e-money, and others, and show incisive new business models and product architectures that may soon disrupt your business.

THE CLEAN DISRUPTION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION
Technology mega-trends that are reshaping urban transportation

The next decade will see the most radical changes in public and private transportation in a century. Exponentially improving technologies such as electric vehicles, autonomous (self-driving) vehicles, sensors, the internet-of-things, mobile Internet, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), Big Data, Open Data and Cloud computing are converging at a rapid pace and are radically transforming the very nature of transportation, including roads and highways, parking, tolls, taxis, buses, trains, and traffic management.

Tony Seba’s keynote focuses on the mega-trends that are reshaping public and private transportation and how city planners can stay one step ahead in rethinking and redrawing the landscape in a clean, sustainable and budget-conscious way.

CLEAN, SUSTAINABLE AND WEALTHY CITY
Technology mega-trends that are reshaping urban infrastructure.

This is the age of Permanent Disruption where every business in every industry now faces constant existential threats. The combination of exponentially improving technologies, rapid business model innovation, and instant access to global investors are enabling disruptors to create new markets and destroy trillions of dollars of incumbent revenues at an ever-faster pace. Trillion dollar industries on the cusp of major disruption include telecoms, energy, transportation, manufacturing, retail, finance, apparel, health care, real estate, construction and education. Traditional strategy is obsolete and choosing to wait until these technologies are fully developed is choosing to be disrupted.

How can you anticipate and lead market disruption rather than be surprised when it is too late for your company or industry to react? How can you become the disruptor rather than disrupted? Tony Seba will present examples of exponential technologies such as robotics, 3D printing, sensors, the internet of things, machine learning, big data, electricity storage, autonomous vehicles, solar, electric vehicles, cloud computing, e-money, and others, and show incisive new business models and product architectures that may soon disrupt your business.

BEST-SELLING BOOKS

Clean Disruption

Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation: How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030
The industrial age of energy and transportation will be over by 2030. Maybe before. Exponentially improving technologies such as solar, electric vehicles, and autonomous (self-driving) cars will disrupt and sweep away the energy and transportation industries as we know it.

The Stone Age did not end because we ran out of rocks. It ended because a disruptive technology ushered in the Bronze Age. The era of centralized, command-and-control, extraction-resource-based energy sources (oil, gas, coal and nuclear) will not end because we run out of petroleum, natural gas, coal, or uranium. It will end because these energy sources, the business models they employ, and the products that sustain them will be disrupted by superior technologies, product architectures, and business models.

The same Silicon Valley ecosystem that created bit-based technologies that have disrupted atom-based industries is now creating bit- and electron-based technologies that will disrupt atom-based energy industries.

This is a technology-based disruption reminiscent of how the cell phone, Internet, and personal computer swept away industries such as landline telephony, publishing, and mainframe computers. Just like those technology disruptions flipped the architecture of information and brought abundant, cheap and participatory information, the clean disruption will flip the architecture of energy and bring abundant, cheap and participatory energy. Just like those previous technology disruptions, the clean disruption is inevitable and will be swift. The industrial age of energy and transportation is already giving way to an information technology and knowledge-based energy and transportation era.


Winners Take All—the 9 Fundamental Rules of High Tech Strategy
High Tech-based markets move so fast that getting things right becomes infinitely more important than it used to be. Category winners increasingly take it all (market share, revenues, profits, growth, market valuation) while others fight for whatever is left.

The good news is that there are 9 really simple rules that companies can follow to help them be successful in tough times. These rules have been used by companies such as Google, Apple, Symantec, Salesforce.com, Netflix, Intel, Dell, Texas Instruments, and Microsoft. This book shows how these winners have applied these rules strategically to gain competitive advantage.

It also shows practical tools that the entrepreneur and the product and corporate managers can use to implement the rules. These 9 Rules apply to small and large companies; product, service, web, and innovation-based companies; consumer and enterprise-oriented companies. They apply at the beginning, middle, and end of the product lifecycle.

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