Speaking

Custom-designed talks for your organization or conference

The Age of the Platform is a book about a really big idea. Since its publication, I have been keynoting conferences of all types about it. 

Featured Talk: Keynote at VISTA Conference

Here’s my most recent keynote on the book in Seattle, WA. I talk about platforms, ecosystems, APIs, SDKs, and other subjects for about 56 minutes. I then took about 20 minutes of questions from the audience.

Click here to see all of my keynotes on the book on Vimeo. You can also watch them on my main speaking page.

Here are some photos of me in action. 

Types of Speaking Engagements

My speaking practice falls into three main areas:

  • Public events. I give custom talks at conferences typically available to the general public.
  • Private events. In these more intimate and interactive talks, I talk about subjects related to the book in a more private setting.
  • Webinars. For clients looking to reach their audiences virtually, I create and give 30 to 60 minute webinars about many different subjects.

A Little Background

Going back to my grad school days as a teaching assistant, I have been speaking in public forums for more than fifteen years. After graduation, I started teaching technology classes both as a client and a consultant. These days, I speak about topics related to emerging technologies, management, and current and future trends.

Testimonials

“Engaging, knowledgeable, and likeable. Phil left our professional audience armed with new knowledge and smiling.
–Clinton Bonner, VP of Marketing, TopCoder

“Awesome.”
–Julie Tulipane Stalknecht, Senior VP, NMHC

“Phil Simon is a rock star. He’s funny, engaging, and incredibly smart; he easily breaks down abstract concepts for widely varied audiences in a way that is both exciting and valuable. I’d rush to hire him again.”
–Clair Byrd, Director of Content, Scoop.it

“As a speaker, Phil is excellent. He is very straightforward and clear in his communication style.”
–Jay Jordan, President and CEO, OCLC, Inc.


“Phil’s kick-off presentation on The Age of the Platform at PostalVision 2020/2.0 Conference hit the bull’s eye.”
–John Callan, Conference Organizer

Phil captivated our audience. He is interesting, unique, and extremely passionate about what he does.
–Angela Kubisky, VP of Marketing, Morris County NJ Chamber of Commerce

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