Ja-Nae Duane


Impact, Entrepreneurship, Disruption

Areas of Expertise

Disruption  •  Entrepreneurship  •  Moderator  •  Facilitator  •  Impact  •  Opener / Closer  •  Exponentials  •  Digital Networks  •  GGC-Governance  •  GGC-Prosperity  •  GGC-Learning  •  Exponential Organizations  •  Future Forecasting  •  Corporate Innovation  •  Future of Learning  •  Future of Work  •  Data Science  •  Design Thinking

About Ja-Nae

For over 20 years, Ja-Naé Duane dedicated herself to one mission: Make life better for one billion people. This award-winning innovator and expert on global networks focuses on revolutionary ideas and develops programs that impact individuals and our world. Ja-Naé focuses her passion by educating and empowering entrepreneurs, executives, educators, and global changemakers at the intersection of global impact, technology, and the future. Currently, she leads the charge at The Revolution Factory, a global network creating innovation ecosystems in corporations, governments, and universities. Ja-Nae guides companies forward, helping them get out of their own way to create exponential innovation and future forecasting. She has had the pleasure of working with companies such as PWC, Samsonite, Constant Contact, Natixis, John Hancock, and AIG.

A top-rated speaker within the Singularity University community, Ja-Nae is a certified instructor and faculty member at Singularity University, where she led the curriculum redesign of the Global Startup Program.

Continually helping others push the boundaries, this author of the bestseller, “The Startup Equation,” excels at advising startups because she understands from personal experience what it means to scale a global organization. Over the years, her work has caught the attention of The Associated Press, NPR, The Boston Globe, and BusinessWeek.

Ja-Nae holds degrees from Brown University, I.E. Business School, Northeastern University, Carnegie University, and Boston University. Currently, Ja-Nae is a Ph.D. candidate focusing her research on the future of information systems.

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Speaking Topics

  • E-Citizen: Tools for the Global Citizen in an Exponential Age

    By 2022, it’s estimated that there will be 50 billion-plus network devices in a world with only 8 billion people.It’s an opportunity for changemakers to lead the way how we work and reimagines the future of humanity. Ja-Nae explains the forces leading to this change, provides actionable tools and strategies for everyone in the audience to be the change.

  • Economic Nudges in Our Exponential World

    Exponential technologies have enabled significant changes in how global citizens work with governments, buy from organizations, and work with them both towards an abundant future. Ja-Nae explains how those changes have implications for organizations and governments while providing ways to leverage these changes.

  • Economics in Our Exponential Age

    Economies have changed and will continue to change in this exponential age. So, how will organizations, governments, and global citizens identify the themes associated with the effects of these economic changes and know how to navigate them effectively? Ja-Nae examines the economic concepts as these disrupt financial markets, risk management, and business as we know it.

  • Intelligence Tools for an Exponential World

    As disruptive change becomes the norm, how can organizations, governments, and change makers create a strategy that works when all the models out there are from a less flexible age? Ja-Nae will guide you through how to create a strategic model that works for you in these exponential times while preparing for systemic shocks and providing actionable tools for an abundant future.

  • Navigating Uncertainty in an Exponential World

    How can organizations not only survive and adapt to today’s transformative environment but how can organizations achieve exponential growth while navigating the increasing uncertainty that the future provides? Ja-Nae guides the audience through a strategic framework that helps organizations navigate the future while creating long-term, sustainable growth.

  • Reimagining the Future

    Forecasting Your Impact: Thinking about the future is just a fun exercise for your imagination. New research suggests that the brain reacts to the future in ways that we had never before imagined. Ja-Nae walks through learning how to build this practical skill while guiding you in forecasting the exponential impact that you would like to make on the world.

  • Scaling to Impact a Billion People

    As you create your moonshot, how do you create a strategy that will allow you to scale for global impact? Where do you begin? Ja-Nae explains the core fundamentals needed for delivering exponential impact and provides a framework to guide you on your journey to reach a billion people.

  • The Future is Now

    It’s easy to think about the future as something in the far off distance. But technology and the systems that define our lives are rapidly changing what we consider “the future.” Ja-Nae explores the megatrends that have brought the future to our doorstep, providing the tools and insights so you can embrace the future now.

  • The Future of Business Models

    As we move away from industrial-era business models, research shows the shift happening, but it doesn’t pinpoint a specific model for the long-term. Ja-Nae will explain what the research really means, he future of business models, how companies can prepare for the shift, and case studies from actual entrepreneurs and organizations who are thriving while creating an abundant future for all.

  • The Future of Business Models

    As we move away from industrial-era business models, research shows the shift happening, but it doesn’t pinpoint a specific model for the long-term. After examining over 500 businesses, there are common patterns that these companies share. Ja-Nae will explain what the research really means, the future of business models, how companies can prepare for the shift, and case studies from actual organizations who are thriving while creating an abundant future for all.

  • The Future of Innovation

    Today’s organizations need a different mindset in order to survive. But what prevents organizations from identifying and responding to those changes? Companies must find a way to innovate with things changing so quickly. Ja-Nae examines the common threads driving innovation during historical periods of exponential growth and explains what’s different now and what your company needs to do today to innovate and thrive.

  • The X-Factors: Identifying Your Superpower

    When you think about an exponential future, what role does your future self play? What skills and knowledge are you going to need that you can’t learn from experts? Ja-Nae explores the X-Factors that drive your actions and guides you through the process of identifying the hidden forces sabotaging you now but potential superpowers in an exponential future.

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