Symposium Speaker

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Dr. Behnam Tabrizi

Stanford University Transformation Expert

Behnam Tabrizi is a world-renowned expert in Transformation, a best-selling author, and an award-winning teacher, scholar, and global advisor. He has served on the teaching faculty of Organizational Transformation at Stanford University and its executive programs for the past 25 years. He is the author of ten books on leading innovation and transformation and has served as an advisor to many large and medium-sized global companies, the U.S. President, and governmental agencies. Dr. Tabrizi has helped thousands of CEOs and leaders in high-tech (Including Apple, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft), banking and finance, retail, healthcare, etc., plan, mobilize, and implement transformational initiatives that have elevated organizational performance and created unprecedented results. 
His latest book, ”Going On Offense,” is an essential guide designed to transform organizations and their employees into a powerhouse of perpetual innovation.  It’s a Wall Street Journal bestseller and a Next Big Idea Book Club 2023 Must-Read Book.  It has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Fast Company, and BigThink and selected as one of the top five business books by USA Today, Forbes, Inc., and Entrepreneur.  Dr. Tabrizi has authored two other books, “The Inside-Out Effect: A Practical Guide to Transformational Leadership," which is an international bestseller and was featured in 2014 on The Washington Post website as Leadership Book of the Week, reaching 10.4 million readers. His “Rapid Transformation” book, published by Harvard Business Review Press, was picked by Business Insider and getAbstract, covering over 25,000 business books, as the #1 book on leadership, and its Chinese translation has sold over a million copies worldwide.

Tabrizi’s research with McKinsey & Co. on more than 100 global companies on “Accelerating Agile Innovation & Transformation” was featured in the Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and the San Jose Mercury News as a “pioneering work.” He also has been interviewed by the BBC, CNN, Financial Times, and C-SPAN regarding his work on transformation. Dr. Tabrizi has served on the boards of Clever Sense (sold to Google), WebMBO (merged with Realm Corp.), Catapult Ventures, and has held positions at the Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Dr. Tabrizi received a B.S. in computer science summa cum laude and then earned a master’s degree in computer science at the University of Illinois-Urbana. He earned an M.S. degree in engineering management and a doctorate in strategy, organizations, and digital transformation from Stanford University.