Monday 20th May, 2013
9:15am to 9:45am
Today it is easier than ever to launch an idea but, with over 2 Billion people on the Internet everybody has a platform it is harder than ever to standout. News flash: ‘The world has Changed’! We now live in a collaborative, co-created, agile, mobile, post-industrial economy that will be run by millennials/digital natives. (I believe I covered most of the buzzwords in one sentence.) Today people are grappling with the harsh reality of unemployment, underemployment and/or a lack of job security. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a corporate executive, or startup founder we are all dealing with the same challenge of getting our ideas noticed. Most of us were taught growing up to build resumes and were trained to think like an employee. Today even an employee can’t afford to think like an employee. People with a ‘Reactionary’ mindset will struggle with how work is valued in the new economy. In this session Hajj will help attendees develop a strategy to leverage technology to position your personal/business brands to ‘Do Work that Matters’.
Founder of Brand Camp University
Hajj is a leading brand strategist; speaker and tech entrepreneur that travels nationally inspiring people and brands to build, launch and grow their ideas.
Hajj was featured in CNN’s Black In America 4: The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley which was viewed by over 1 million people. The documentary chronicled the journey of Hajj and 7-other entrepreneurs from around the nation as they lived in Silicon Valley launching their startups.
He also founded Brand Camp University in 2008 and has grown it into the largest personal branding conference in the Midwest. He has since expanded the conference to Boston, New York, Las Vegas and Austin. He recently founded Student Ventures to teach middle and high school students in underserved communities to code and launch startups.
His client list includes: Walt Disney, Pitney Bowes, the U.S. Department of Defense, Iowa State University, University of Michigan - Ross School of Business, Davidson College, University of Detroit and more. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Mashable and CNN Tech Money on the subject of startups, digital technology and branding.
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