Joanna is an optimistic futurist. From emerging technologies to Gen Z, she embraces the new and leads the way of positive transformations at work and in our everyday life.
Maria Fernandez Guajardo, Strategy & Product @ Building 8 Facebook
Before starting my own company, I spent 20 years in the startup trenches bringing cutting edge technologies to life. I have spoken at hundreds of events as a panelist and a motivational speaker. Some of my engagements include TED 2016, Dreamforce, PGA Tour, ChIPS Global Summit, and Dentsu Aegis.
You Are the Product/What Are You Known For
Topics: Personal Branding, Crafting Impact Statements
Summary: Every decision about your career (positive and negative) is made in a room you are not in. Do you know what they’ll remember about you when making that decision? What you’re known for is just as important as what your company does. It’s your story – you can create the compelling, authentic answer. I can provide the tools to jumpstart building your personal brand.
The Future of Technology
Topics: Innovation, Tech’s impact on the workplace, Connected Future
Summary: Are we turning humans into robots and robots into humans? How are you preparing your organization for the future of technology? As we integrate more and more technology into our lives, it’s important to address how new technologies will impact our work environment and team dynamics.
Late in Life Athlete (LILA)
Topics: Technology, Self-care, 3D Printing, Motivation/Inspiration
Summary: In 2015, I embarked upon a personal journey that combined my struggles with my weight and my curiosity and history in media. My fascination with technology led me to 3D printing and how I can use it to reach my goals. The result? 3D LILA – a 3D printed figurine I pull out to motivate myself. LILA inspired a weekly podcast where I interview technology experts on the latest innovations surrounding the quantified self, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality.