Entrepreneur, Technologist, Futurist

Past Speaking Engagements

Charlie regularly speaks at events on emerging technology, community building, global/corporate/startup innovation, employee engagement, and digital media marketing and does keynotes, presentations, webinars, panels, moderating and interviews. To hire Charlie to speak at your next event, send an email HERE.

Past speaking engagements include:

  • Reality Check: Why AI Has Failed to Live Up to Its Hype in the Pandemic – Charlie facilitated and moderated a panel of AI experts.
  • Virtual Workshop: How to Develop a Purpose-Driven Technology Upskilling Roadmap for Your Career (hosted by the global nonprofit organization, Dress for Success) – Charlie developed and presented this workshop. (info)
  • Towards a Fearless Future: a Technology News Roundtable at BraveIT 2020 Virtual Conference – Charlie facilitated and moderated a news roundtable discussion with thought-leaders in tech. (info)
  • The China Tech Revolution and Why It Matters (hosted by South China Morning Post and Abacus) – Charlie interviewed Abacus’ Head of Product and Managing Editor.
  • Women on Tech: How Are Female Entrepreneurs Using Technology to Tackle Global Challenges? – Charlie facilitated and moderated a discussion with women entrepreneurs from around the world. (info)
  • Virtual Workshop: Technology and the Post-Pandemic Workforce — Charlie developed and presented this workshop for the nonprofit organization, Dress for Success (info)
  • Small Business B2B and B2C Marketing Tools for Success: Tech Expansion 2020 (Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce): Charlie facilitated and moderated a panel discussion with entrepreneurs and small business owners on the impact of tech on marketing reach and influence.
  • Return on the Future (Customer Experience): Charlie gave the morning keynote and moderated a panel on customer experience and emerging technologies. (info)
  • The Most Powerful Women in Banking 2019 – Live fireside chat interview with Cathy Bessant, Chief Operations and Technology Officer, Bank of America (info)
  • Womin’s Lounge at Consensus 2019 – Charlie spoke on the lack of engagement and research on consumers as a barrier to the mass adoption of blockchain (info)
  • Decentralized NYC 2019 for Blockchain Week – Charlie spoke about the promise and perils of liberation technologies (like blockchain) (info)
  • CSPO 20th Anniversary Conference: Rightful Place of Science-2 – hosted by Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Charlie spoke on how scientists and technologists can engage in fruitful science discourse in social media. (info)
  • Create Tech 2019 – conference for creative technologists and leaders in advertising and marketers, Charlie co-emceed the event and moderated the panel, AI, Innovation & Creativity (info)
  • All Tech Is Human: A Summit on Ethical Tech – How Does Tech Make You Feel? – panelist at live show and podcast taping (info)
  • 4As Stratfest 2018 – moderated a panel on the future of AI in advertising agencies (info).
  • Conference on World Affairs  (info) – each April, a hundred fascinating luminaries from the widest range of backgrounds gather for what The New York Times calls “a week-long extravaganza of discussion and debate” on more than 200 sessions over five days. Charlie spoke on the following panels:

—  Alexa, Who Is Tracking Me? Privacy Today
—  Modern Marketing: Who’s Listening?
—  The Power Behind #MeToo
—  I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss
—  Bombastic Brazen Blockchain
—  Siri and the Catfish: Technology and Modern Love

  • Women on the Block: Diversity Blockchain Conference – Charlie spoke on building global blockchain communities (info)
  • Architecting Data+Science Communities: Fireside Chat hosted by Machine Learning Society – Charlie spoke on how to build dynamic and diverse communities in Machine Learning and Data Science (info)
  • Sree’s Social Media Weekend: How Local Social Media Can Leverage Big-Brand Strategies -Charlie spoke on how small businesses can leverage emerging technologies to engage and grow customers. (info)
  • The Human Difference – Leadership in a Digital World (Duke Corporate Leadership Conference for c-suite executives) – Charlie and the Tech 2025 team created an immersive experience that focused on AI inspiration and practical implementation that challenged attendees to think differently and more creatively about AI. (info)


Podcast Interviews

  • sparks & honey Daily Culture Briefing Show (episode link)
  • IBM thinkLeaders Podcast: Demystifying AI: ethics, accessibility & our feelings about AI feat. Sameer Maskey & Charlie Oliver (episode link)
  • Future of Life Institute Podcast: Giving a Global Voice to the AI Discussion with Charlie Oliver and Randi Williams (episode link)
  • Tech Intersect with Tony M. Evans Podcast: Charlie Oliver-Preparing for Web 3.0 Relevance is Mission Critical (episode link)
  • Agile World Podcast: Technology and Customer Experience (episode link)
  • Funny as Tech Podcast: What is the future of work? (episode link)
  • Your Business Greatness: How to Use Your Determination and Resiliency to Drive Your Success (episode link)
  • Momenta Edge Podcast: How Community Can Bridge Tech and Society as the Era of AI Approaches (episode link)
  • Daily Tech News Show Podcast: Ghost in the Machine (episode link)
  • Better Mousetrap Podcast: How Not to Be Passive Consumers of Technology (episode link)