Keynote Speakers

Influence Redefined: Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday®

Monday, 8:30 – 10:00


Stacey Hanke


We all want to enhance our influence…but what if we are sabotaging our influence without even knowing it? You may not be as influential as you think you are! Most of us believe if we know our topic or if we feel good we must be good. Influence Redefined will give you the opportunity to take a closer look at what’s really going rather than what you believe to be true.

How you communicate verbally and non-verbally determines whether others see you as credible, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Without doing this effectively, you inhibit your potential to reach a goal of: influencing, increasing profits and building a reputation you’re proud of Monday to Monday®.

Join a 20-plus year keynoter and coach for Fortune 500 leaders as she explores what it takes to be influential Monday to Monday®, how to build a consistent brand and make sure you have the skills to influence others to take action.

During this keynote, you’ll learn:

  • Why we are confusing how influential we feel with how influential we actually are
  • How to build a consistent brand, Monday to Monday®
  • A proven, step-by-step method for creating influence that moves people to action long after an interaction is over
  • How to see yourself as others see you. Are you as good-or bad as you think you are when you communicate with influence?
  • How to Communicate with brevity; build trust to be heard
  • The skills to project confidence and credibility to increase your impact

Speaker Bio:

Stacey Hanke is author of the book, “Influence Redefined…Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday®.”   She is also co-author of the book, “Yes You Can! Everything You Need from A to Z to Influence Others to Take Action.”

Stacey is founder of Stacey Hanke Inc. She has trained and presented to thousands to rid business leaders of bad body language habits and to choose words wisely in the financial industry to the healthcare industry to government and everyone in between. Her client list is vast, from Coca-Cola, FedEx, Kohl’s, United States Army, Navy and Air Force, McDonald’s, Publicis Media, Nationwide, US Cellular, Pfizer, GE, General Mills and Abbvie. Her team works with Directors up to the C-Suite. In addition to her client list, she has been an emcee for TEDx.  She has inspired thousands as a featured guest on media outlets including The New York Times, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Thrive, SmartMoney magazine, The Economist and Business Week. She is a Certified Speaking Professional—a valuable accreditation earned by less than 10% of speakers worldwide.

The Future is Built on ITIL – get ready for ITIL 4

Monday, 3:45 – 4:45


Roman Zhuravlev, AXELOS


Have you heard about the upcoming update to ITIL? Curious to know how the update will reflect modern ways of working? Want to know if your current certifications will stay valid? Join Peter Hepworth, AXELOS CEO, and Roman Zhuravlev, AXELOS ITSM Portfolio Manager, and Lead Architect for the ITIL update, for this unmissable keynote.

ITIL already gives practitioners the tools, language, and best practices they need to help organizations make the most of legacy systems and guide new tech investments. As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the need for best practice is more in demand than ever to help navigate this new landscape. ITIL 4 has been designed alongside the community to continue this path. Because the more a business can do to deliver seamless transformation, the more its people will be empowered to unleash their full potential – and drive real growth. In this session you will understand what the future holds for ITIL and how ITIL 4 will address current challenges facing IT teams and the complex environments they now work in.

Careers. Reputations. Business growth. It’s all built on ITIL.

Speaker Bio:

Roman Jouravlev is a ITSM Portfolio Development Manager, responsible for ITIL continual development. He joined AXELOS in 2016 after working for more than 15 years in ITSM, mostly in Russia, as a trainer, consultant, quality manager and (many years ago) service desk manager.

Roman has authored and translated several books and many articles on IT management. An ITILv2 Service Manager and ITIL Expert, he has delivered nearly every ITIL certification training available since 2002.


Top Lessons Learned While Researching and Writing “The DevOps Handbook”

Tuesday, 8:30 – 10:00


Gene Kim, DevOps Researcher and Enthusiast, Co-author of “The DevOps Handbook” and “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win.”

Speaker Bio:

Gene Kim is a multiple award-winning CTO, researcher and author. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years. He has written four books, including “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win” and the newly-released  “The DevOps Handbook.” Since 2014, he has acted as the organizer of the DevOps Enterprise Summit, studying the technology transformations of large and complex organizations.

Lessons in Leadership

Wednesday, 11:30 – 12:30


Carey Lohrenz, First Female F-14 Tomcat Pilot

Speaker Bio:

Carey Lohrenz’s timely message about High-Performing Teams and developing a Culture of Learning is based on the best practices of high-reliability organizations. The process Prepare, Perform, Prevail helps businesses manage risk while becoming a High-Performing Organization. This message resonates with diverse audiences at every level of the company. Carey Lohrenz is the author of “Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck.” She resides in Excelsior, MN and is currently working on her Masters in Business Administration in Strategic Leadership.