IBAM 2013 Keynote Speaker Announced

September 14, 2013 by Kenneth Levitt

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker: Alan Deutschman


Alan Deutschman is one of America’s most provocative thinkers about leadership and change. His 2009 book, “Walk the Walk: The #1 Rule for Real Leaders”, was selected as one of the best business books of the year by Strategy + Business magazine as well as by the Miami Herald. Over the course of his 24-year career as a journalist, he has been the Silicon Valley correspondent for Fortune, a senior writer at Fast Company, the “Profit Motive” columnist for GQ, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and New York Magazine.

His articles have been published in New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Newsweek, and Salon.com. He has appeared as a commentator for NBC’s “Today Show,” CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Bloomberg TV’s “Bloomberg West,” and documentaries on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and the Discovery Channel.

Deutschman is the author of “The Second Coming of Steve Jobs” (2000), “A Tale of Two Valleys” (2003), “Change or Die” (2007), “Walk the Walk” (2009), and “How Steve Jobs Changed Our World” (2011). His books have been translated into eight languages and reviewed in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, and many other publications. Walk the Walk was selected as one of the best business books of 2009 by Strategy & Business and also by the Miami Herald.

As an expert on leadership and organizational change, Deutschman has been the keynote speaker at leadership conferences for major companies ranging from General Electric to National Public Radio. He has taught leadership at Emory University’s Goizeuta Business School, and is currently the Donald W. Reynolds Professor of Business Journalism at the University of Nevada at Reno. He holds an A.B. in politics from Princeton University.



General Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 3

  • Morning – Current Leadership Team Meeting
  • Afternoon – Welcome Lunch followed by Presentation Sessions
  • Evening – Reception and Talent Show

Friday, October 4

  • Morning – Presentation Sessions
  • Awards Luncheon & Keynote Speaker
  • Afternoon – Presentation Sessions
  • Evening – FREE TIME to enjoy resort and San Diego

Saturday, October 5

  • Morning – Presentation Sessions
  • Afternoon – New Leadership Team Meeting

Complete Schedule



We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

Kenneth Levitt, IBAM VP/Program Chair