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Michael Tchong

Top-Rated Trends And Innovation Speaker

Michael is a top-rated, innovation best practices and business trends speaker who has addressed tens of thousands at gatherings around the world, inspiring them with remarkable insights into changing consumer and business trends.

He’s an expert on disruptions that reinvent markets, in particular social media, technology and marketing trends and innovations that are shape-shifting our world. But don’t take our words for it, see speaking videos and testimonials below.

Are You Connected to the Future?

Michael Tchong is a top-rated innovation speaker, adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, futurist and author of “Ubertrends — How Trends And Innovation Are Transforming Our Future.” He is the founder of four disruptive startups, including MacWEEK, Atelier Systems, CyberAtlas and ICONOCAST, all riding early market waves.

Michael’s YouTube Channel

  • How to Decode the Future to Harness Innovation and Trends
  • How to Brainstorm Innovations for Generation X-tasy
  • How to distinguish innovation types in 2020
  • Time Compression: How to keep up with a faster life!
  • Like to watch? How Voyeurgasm is changing our world
  • Why is innovation so rarely practiced?
  • Casual Living Ubertrend - The Evaporation of Decorum
  • How to create a culture of innovation in 2020
  • Innovators: How to spot a (real) trend in 2020!
  • How to survive the Digital Lifestyle tsunami or digital storm
  • What is innovation in business?
  • Unwired: How to free yourself (from almost anything)
  • Fountain of Youth: How to reinvent yourself in 2020
  • The decade’s top innovations and what’s to come in the 2020s
  • WAF Ubertrend – Ascent of Woman
  • [CES 2020] How to be creatively innovative, or not
  • Alexified: Our Voice Activated Future
  • Innovation: How to avoid the Star Wars syndrome
  • OK Boomer, how to use innovation to fight ageism
  • The Privacy Challenge
  • Navigating the Coronavirus trend and sparking innovation
  • Coronavirus reality: Accident? Bat plague? Millions dead?
  • Finance Fraud: Buying Back our Future
  • How to Prepare For a Future of Pandemic Waves

Pity the fool who doesn’t hire Mr. T!

If you’re going to entrust your A Team to someone, wouldn’t you prefer to hire someone who researches and writes about cracking the code of the future? To paraphrase Mr. T, “I don’t like magic, but I have been known to make other speakers disappear.” 😁

Press Accolades

“The most influential trend-spotter in America.”

The Daily Telegraph

Speaker Testimonials

“Michael helped our Planning Leadership Team broaden our perspective and look into the future implications for our business.”
Cliff Robinson

Vice President, Field Operations, Chick-fil-A Inc.

“Michael Tchong’s presentation at this year’s CGA Strategic Conference was a huge hit. This was the second time I worked with Michael on this event. As a conference organizer, you often want to avoid rebooking speakers for fear of promoting a program that would be perceived by attendees as stale. However, Michael’s unique ability to keep his information fresh and his entertaining style, made this decision simple. That, along with comments such as ‘Best yet’ and ‘I could listen to Michael all day long’ makes it easy to recommend Michael to others.”
Doug Scholz

SVP, Marketing & Business Development, California Grocers Association

“Michael is entertaining, humorous, full of high energy and presents the real truth that is easy to understand and relates to every single person in everyday life. I have seen him twice and at every event, I learn more and more about the trends and where we need to go to succeed in our business. I love his attitude!”
Bernice Brubeck Wong

REALTOR, Brubeck-Wong Realtors

“Michael was entertaining and engaging and brought a lot of substance to our meeting.”
Jon Luther

Chairman and CEO, Dunkin’ Donuts

“Michael offered compelling insights into the trends of global society, challenging our thinking about how to serve tomorrow’s customers. His style is entertaining and engaging.”
Jay Witzel

President and CEO, Carlson Hotels Worldwide/Regent Hotels

“Michael was terrific. He kept the audience laughing and in awe of the new technology he discussed. People thought he was the best presenter! They are still talking about him. I wanted everyone to say WOW and they did. He is very high energy and had great visuals!”
Shirley Hastings

Professor and Associate Dean, University of Tennessee

“On behalf of the Minister of Tourism, the Aruba Tourism Authority, Aruba’s private and public sector, we would like to thank you for the excellent presentation you gave. As one of my colleagues put it, we ALL found religion.”
Lourdes Rouse

Director, Aruba Tourism Authority

@NEXT Insights Association

“You were FANTASTIC! People were buzzing about you all day yesterday! I can only imagine how engaged your students are when you teach. Thank you for the motivation and innovation tips!”

Erin Fredericks

Senior Director of Business Development, Innovate MR

@STR Hotel Data Conference

“Your presentations were eye-opening, to say the least.”

Sashant Patel

Marketing Associate, CBRE Hotels

@PR Bootcamp

“Ubercool is blowing our minds.”

Cristina Dunning

Senior Program Executive, Hotwire Public Relations

@Best Practices Conference

“Michael Tchong is Ubercool!”

John Miller

CEO, Denny’s Restaurants

@Carpet One Convention

“Michael was absolutely amazing. He really tailored the presentation to the audience and they loved it. He was entertaining and informative. I’d definitely recommend him to others.”

Jessica Correa

Vice President of Marketing, Carpet One

@Social Media & Community 2.0 Conference

“It was a pleasure to work with you again. Your keynote was fantastic, as always. I forward to working with you on future events.”

Stacy Levyn

Conference Producer, Institute for International Research/IIR USA

@BOMA L.A.

“Enjoyed your enthusiasm and presentation and I think that you would be a great speaker for a major future BOMA event.”

Jeffrey Okyle

Senior Vice President, Western Region, Standard Parking

Level 3 Forum, Ecuador

“Thanks you Michael @ubercool for attending our #forolevel3. Awesome presentation!

Marcelo Pineda

Senior Manager Marketing & Communications Andean and Northern Clusters LATAM, CenturyLink

“Spot-on, funny and occasionally irreverent, Michael was easily the highest rated speaker at our Leadership Summit. I’m sure we’ll bring him back to NAR again, as I look forward to hearing him a third time!”
Janet Branton

Senior Vice President, National Association of REALTORS

“Michael presented an intriguing look at the digital landscape that inspired our audience of financial experts and market watchers.”
Don Reinke

Partner, Reed Smith

“Michael has the unique ability to engage entertain and energize an audience, getting them to re-look at their business, industry and consumer with a fresh perspective. Highly recommended!”
Craig Spiezle

Executive Director and President, Online Trust Alliance

“Michael Tchong was absolutely a highlight of the Luxury Portfolio Summit. We positioned him as the opening speaker which was perfect as he set the tone with energy, enthusiasm and a strategic balance of terrific content and light-hearted entertainment. He definitely has his finger on the pulse of today’s fast-paced digital marketplace and its impact on consumers and was able to bring it to life for our attendees in an engaging and memorable way. We’d definitely book Michael again!
Stephanie Pfeffer

Vice President, Luxury Portfolio Marketing

“What a treat it was to have you attend and speak at our annual meeting last week. You were a positive addition to our presentations and we have received numerous compliments. Not only was your material fresh and interesting, but your delivery was dynamic and entertaining.”
Cami Mattson

President & CEO, San Diego North Convention & Visitors Bureau

“Michael has a way of grabbing the attention of conference participants in a way that really engages them and makes them think about the implications of the customer of the future.”
Robert Gilbert

President & CEO, Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International

“Your presentation was informative, humorous and thought-provoking. Attendees of our conference found the information you provided extremely useful and many are making budget changes to increase their Internet advertising spends. In fact, we’ve closed several large deals as the result of the seminars and your presentation.
Kristin Asleson

Vice President Strategic Marketing, mPlayer.com

@Retail Industry Leaders Association Conference

“I attended the RILA Conference this week in Orlando and absolutely loved your presentation. Made a positive impact on me and will make a difference with my company!”

Richard Antonietti

Vice President, Corporate Accounts - West, YRC Worldwide, Inc.

@Women’s Foodservice Forum

“Learned so much from your speech @WFFHQ. Thought-provoking and fun. Thank you!”

Donna Josephson

CMO, McAlister’s Deli Corp.

“Michael, I saw you speak at the WFF Executive Summit. You were incredible.”
Shane Paul

Vice President of Franchise Operations, Jack in the Box

@Rodan+Fields Leadership Summit

“Michael Tchong ROCKED the social media training at Rodan+Fields Leadership Summit!”

Orianna Dixon-Griffin

Executive Recruiter, ManpowerGroup Solutions

@Consumer Goods Technology

“Consumer Goods Technology has had Michael Tchong speak at several of our events over the last few years, always to great acclaim. Michael presents consumer trends to a very senior audience of brand owners with an engaging, thought-provoking presentation style that holds audiences rapt. I highly recommend Michael as a delightful departure from typical dry conference sessions.”

Pat Benker

CMP Director of Event Planning, Edgell Communications

@Interactive Marketing Show

“Your talk in Dallas last week was the most interesting presentation I have seen about the internet…where it is and where it’s headed. It was entertaining and thought provoking.”

Ray Gaskin

Rainbow Media

Note: The organizations and titles of persons cited above were in effect at the time the testimonial was received.

Engaging, inspirational, educational, futuristic and ‘crying out loud’ funny are just a few things our attendees told us about Michael. He had us laughing and hanging on his every word as he gave us a glimpse into what the future could hold and the role we all will play in it.”
Dom Perry

Senior Director, Ops Services, Chili’s

“The members really enjoyed you. You were a great speaker and showed much wisdom.”
Howard Brodsky

CEO, Carpet One

“Michael, thank you for the wonderful keynote and for waking me up!”
Andrea Hadley

Conference Director, Internet Marketing Conference Vancouver

“Your keynote address to the hotel owners and guests of Vantage Hospitality was truly amazing and the timing couldn’t have been better.”
Roger Bloss

CEO, Founder, President, Vantage Hospitality Group

“Michael Tchong is a world-class futurist, trendcaster and speaker. He left our audience simultaneously stunned and energized by his incredible presentation of the acceleration in technology and social media.”
Joni Doolin

CEO, TDn2K

“Michael not only grabs you from the beginning with his entertaining and energetic style, but he brings insight about the future consumer landscape like no one else I have ever heard.”
Clayton Reid

President, The Vail Summit

“Thanks so much for participating as the keynote speaker at Studio 360i. We have received tremendous feedback from the event and feel it was a huge success. Thanks for helping us revive the Internet marketing industry.”
Allison Boaz

Marketing and PR Manager, 360i

“Everyone really enjoyed your presentation at NAA Newspapers 05. You really energized us.”
Stephanie Atkins

Marketing Director, The Marshall News Messenger

@Furniture Today Leadership Conference

“Some key trends shared by Ubercool Innovation’s Michael Tchong. Michael: You killed it!

David Perry

Writer, Furniture Today

@Interactive Marketing Summit, Istanbul

“ubercool is the uber speaker.”

Esra Köprülü

Brands and Marketing Director, Sony Music Turkey

@Interactive Marketing Summit, Istanbul

“Your presentations rocks.”

Baçak Kara

DeFacto Giyim, İnsan Kaynakları Uzmanı

@International Council of Shopping Centers

“I attended the ICSC show and was there for your amazing presentation. Everyone I spoke to that afternoon kept saying that they were glued to their seats. You had the place excited. You’re a true master of your craft.”

Mohamed Khalfan

Principal, Signs + Decal

@Canadian Music Week

“Tchong is UBERRAD. Great presentation.”

Eric Paquette

Public Relations Director, Cavalia

@University of San Francisco Hospitality Symposium

“Michael, you created a buzz that reverberated throughout the Symposium. You not only are an expert extraordinaire on trends but you deliver your message in a fun, engaging, mind-expanding style. Many simply stated: WOW!”

Tom Costello

Director, Hospitality Industry Management Program, University of San Francisco

@Clio Interactive Advertising Awards Gala

“Thanks for the warm, humorous way you opened our first Clio Interactive Advertising Awards Gala. It was a memorable launch and because of your efforts and support, left a very favorable impression with the digital community. As I suspected, you have a gift for waking up an audience — not only in print but in person.”

Andrew Jaffe

Executive Director, CLIO Awards

Want to book Michael?

Contact any of these speaking bureaus to book Michael Tchong for speaking engagements or virtual briefings:

North America

Kristi Wilson
EAGLESTALENT
South Orange, NJ
973-313-9800
EaglesTalent.com

North America

Mike Taubleb
Promenade Speakers
New York, NY
718-789-1136
PromenadeSpeakers.com

Asia

Harrienath Pillay
London Speaker Bureau
Kuala Lumpur
+60 03 2298 7343
LondonSpeakerBureau.com

North America

Christine Adams
Executive Speakers
Germantown, TN
901-754-9404
ExecutiveSpeakers.com

North America

Nancy Lauterbach
redpropeller
Scottsdale, AZ
480-366-4040
RedPropellerUSA.com

Europe

Graham Parks
Kruger Cowne
London
+44 20 7352 2277
KrugerCowne.com

North America

Yvon Douran
Keynote Resource
Santa Barbara, CA
805-966-6465
KeynoteResource.com

North America

Nicole DeMers
SpeakInc
San Diego, CA
858-228-3771
Speakinc.com

South America

Carolina Ruiz Luna
HiCue Speakers
Bogotá
+57 311-452-8846
HiCueSpeakers.com

Want to book Michael?

Contact any of these speaking bureaus to book Michael Tchong for speaking engagements or virtual briefings:

North America

Kristi Wilson
EAGLESTALENT
South Orange, NJ
973-313-9800
EaglesTalent.com

North America

Christine Adams
Executive Speakers
Germantown, TN
901-754-9404
ExecutiveSpeakers.com

North America

Yvon Douran
Keynote Resource
Santa Barbara, CA
805-966-6465
KeynoteResource.com

North America

Mike Taubleb
Promenade Speakers
New York, NY
718-789-1136
PromenadeSpeakers.com

North America

Nancy Lauterbach
redpropeller
Scottsdale, AZ
480-366-4040
RedProps.com

North America

Nicole DeMers
SpeakInc
San Diego, CA
858-228-3771
Speakinc.com

Asia

Harrienath Pillay
London Speaker Bureau
Kuala Lumpur
+60 03 2298 7343
LondonSpeakerBureau.com

Europe

Graham Parks
Kruger Cowne
London
+44 20 7352 2277
KrugerCowne.com

South America

Carolina Ruiz Luna
HiCue Speakers
Bogotá
+57 311-452-8846
Hi-Cue.com

Michael’s Motto:

“I help you catch the next wave before it catches you.”

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