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Deborah Perry Piscione

Authority on Changing Mindsets

Deborah Perry Piscione is an authority on how leaders are changing the mindsets of their companies and driving unprecedented innovation and growth as a result.

Her intriguing work stems from the stark differences between old-school power and new school leadership. Having worked as an insider at the White House and Capitol Hill, and then moving into the centre of Silicon Valley, Deborah was struck by the vast differences in mindsets between the two coasts. She became fascinated by the collaborative cultures of innovation that dominate the Silicon Valley region, especially the voracious appetite for growing value from ideas. Provocative and wonderfully entertaining, Deborah’s presentations are a prerequisite for leaders looking to shake the status quo.

Through her years of research and hands-on work with many of Silicon Valley’s pioneer companies, she has found the keys to building organisations into innovation machines and preparing leaders for the future.  Deborah’s discoveries are highlighted by her series of critically acclaimed books:

  • Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Everyone Else Can Learn from the Innovation Capital of the World
  • The Risk Factor: Why Every Organisation Needs Big Bets, Bold Characters, and the Occasional Spectacular Failure
  • The People Equation: Why Innovation Is People, Not Products

This spurred her to launch four successful businesses, including Alley to the Valley, which has grown into the most influential program for connecting powerful business women.  It is this unique experience and understanding that has made her one of the most sought-after business speakers today. With companies and industries looking for every new customer, every new idea, every advantage they can find, Deborah specialises in opening new ways of thinking and executing that unlock the organisation’s full potential. Both her keynotes and her boot camps for Fortune 500 leaders are fully customised for your very specific needs.

Her clients include Google, McKinsey, TED Talks, Cadence Design, London School of Economics, Microsoft, McDonald’s, WOBI/HSM, NetApp, Princeton University, KPMG, Innotown, Qualcomm, Society for Human Resource Management, Stanford University, Accenture, Texas Economic Development Council, Singularity University Council on Foreign Relations, and many others.

Ultimately, Deborah Perry Piscione is the perfect speaker if you are searching for an undeniably compelling presentation exploring how to adapt to the demands of an increasingly fast paced, agile, and unforgiving world.

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Changing Mindsets: Getting Great Things Done in the Age of Innovation

We all understand how hard it is to change mindsets. Since human behaviour can be unpredictable, we set policies and procedures to limit behaviour and focus our energies on managing productivity and investing in technological solutions...leading to cultures that over-reward production and under-reward creativity, risk-taking, problem-solving, and a general passion for innovation and growth. In this breakthrough presentation Deborah shows that every organisation can develop new mindsets, organisational structures, and product development/ problem-solving processes that will maximise opportunities in the future. Using examples from the most admired organisations and from her research into world-class business practices, Piscione shows how to create a culture where risk-taking is rewarded, Mavericks are encouraged, collaboration is nurtured, and leadership unlocks the potential of it's workers. This is a truly inspiring and pragmatic presentation on harnessing the energy in every organisation.

The Secrets of Silicon Valley: Lessons from the Innovation Capital of the World

Why do governments around the globe keep sending delegations to Silicon Valley to try to discover its secrets? What is it that Silicon Valley can teach the rest of the world about creating value from ideas, build new forms of business and create disruptive innovation? The secret is in the synergy that creates an entrepreneurial ecosystem. In this keynote, Deborah explains how different parts of the ecosystem come together as an interconnected web, such as the collaborative dynamics between private and public sectors, the interplay between higher education and the business community and the commercialisation of know-how. Piscione takes a close look at the spirit of entrepreneurialism, examining the six characteristics that all Silicon Valley entrepreneurs radiate -- passion, authenticity, love of ideas, an appetite for risk, trustworthiness, and resilience. You will find this an extremely enlightening and inspiring keynote.

Deborah, thank you for speaking to our global leads, and it was by far, the most valuable insights into Silicon Valley, innovation and the region's economic prowess.


One of the best speakers we've encountered in innovation process. It was Deborah's talk that made us transform our global innovation team and practices.

Philip Morris International

Thank you so much for your excellent presentation. I tremendously enjoyed the way you presented: clear, to the point and in a very energetic way. Thanks again for a truly engaging performance and for coming the long way!


Deborah was all that we expected. Her unique vision of innovation and leadership is exactly what the World Business Forum needed



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Secrets of Silicon Valley

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The Risk Factor

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The People Equation

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  • UK:

    £15k to £30k

  • Europe:

    £15k to £30k

  • US:

    £15k to £30k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £15k to £30k

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  • United States



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