At a Glance:

  • Founder of twelve companies to date and inventor of multiple new technologies in the Artificial Intelligence, Health, and Education space
  • Expert Problem Solver leveraging Big Data to draw previously unknown correlations and solutions
  • Advisor and frequent speaker to Fortune100 companies, C-Suite executives, world leaders and government officials

Speaking Topics*

The Opportunities and Limitations of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
The Opportunities and Limitations of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

AI is a powerful tool with seemingly unlimited potential but it must be better understood to be effective for most organizations. With exclusive research and case studies for each audience’s industry or sector, Dr. Ming shares some of her foundational stories of AI’s breakthroughs, where the technology is being applied, where it could be better utilized, and where it’s headed.

The Neuroscience of Trust and the Diversity-Innovation Paradox

Building a culture that embraces the tension between trust and diversity takes time and effort. When led correctly, diverse teams outperform non-diverse teams in terms of higher collective intelligence, innovation and creative problem solving. However, even when leaders believe in the power of diversity and the value proposition for diverse teams, many struggle to capture this value – because of the way we’re wired.

In this keynote and/or discussion, Dr. Ming shares: the complexity of The Neuroscience of Trust and how our brains process information about other people, why creating a culture of trust in diverse teams is harder than it looks, and what we need to do about it. Vivienne shares research and experience in real organizations and has explored ways leaders and teams can “hack” their brains and overcome instincts that impede their ability to hire and nurture winning diverse teams.

These same ideas can be applied to how sales teams connect, build and maintain relationships with customers, how marketers better understand target audiences, and leaders can leverage special, ultra-diverse teams for special projects and key initiatives.

The Neuroscience of Trust and the Diversity-Innovation Paradox

The Tax on Being Different: Data on Diversity
The Tax on Being Different: Data on Diversity

There is an unspoken tax that we all pay. It is a tax that impedes growth and stagnates economies, a tax that causes massive amounts of money and productivity to be lost every year. This tax is collected around the world and often targets those least able to pay it. It is the tax on being queer, POC, or female. It is the tax on being different.

Dr. Vivienne Ming provocatively addresses this tax by making it tangible. Leveraging massive amounts of HR data, she rewrites issues of bias and discrimination in order to understand and quantify what your differences are costing you. Simultaneously didactic and richly autobiographical, The Tax on Being Different combines vibrant life stories with profound insights about people and, more importantly, how we can change them for the better.

*Please note that each of Dr. Ming’s keynotes are tailored to the audience and the event context. These are the most popular themes but each talk is uniquely prepared.

Book Vivienne

Interested in booking Dr. Ming for a speaking engagement or interview? Have another idea or opportunity to share? Please complete this form and a Socos Labs team member will get back to you shortly!