Daymond John

Founder and CEO, FUBU; Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship

Daymond John is a top business and motivational speaker who came from humble beginnings to become one of the most sought-after branding and marketing speakers in the country.  Daymond John is an investor on ABC’s hit show, “Shark Tank,” Daymond John is the consummate 21st century renaissance businessman. 

An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, Daymond John has come a long way from taking out a $100,000 mortgage on his mother’s house and moving his operation into the basement. John is CEO and Founder of FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales. 

He is an award-winning entrepreneur, and he has received over 35 awards including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign and Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award. John was named Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship by the White House in 2015. His marketing strategies and ability to build successful brands has made him a highly influential consultant and motivational speaker today. 

His marketing firm Shark Branding offers advice on how to effectively communicate to consumers through innovative means and connects brands with the world’s top celebrities for everything from endorsements to product extensions. 

John is also an author of the best-selling books Display of Power and The Brand Within. His latest New York Times best-selling book is The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage (January 2016). 

In 2009, he joined the cast of ABC entrepreneurial business show the Shark Tank by acclaimed producer Mark Burnett. Millions of weekly viewers tune into the show as John demonstrates his marketing prowess and entrepreneurial insights.

    3.30 pm ET

    Thursday 21 October [AMER]

    Track 1: Evolve: The Global Remote Employee Lifecycle: How Can Companies Encourage Retention from Day One?

    A successful employee lifecycle is key to retention, which starts before day one on the books — it begins during your first communication with a recruit. But when recruiting remotely and balancing a global workforce, new challenges arise. Now, even remote offboarding is part of the retention puzzle.  

    Join us to learn more of the lesser-known elements of a great remote employee lifecycle. Attendees will learn: 

    • What employees are really thinking, and reading about you, before they join your company. 
    •  How to craft a sound remote onboarding experience to set employees up for success. 
    • Modern employee expectations and how to exceed them at every stage of the global remote employee lifecycle. 
    4.30pm ET

    Thursday 21 October [AMER]

    Keynote from Daymond John, Founder and CEO, FUBU; Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship