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Alltech ONE: Prepare for disruptive ideas, influential leaders


Alltech has released the names of some of their keynote speakers for this year’s ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE17), May 21–24 in Lexington, Kentucky. This year’s event, focused on disruptive ideas, is expected to draw more than 3,000 attendees from over 70 countries, and will feature influential leaders such as George Blankenship, Peter Diamandis, and Jack Bobo.

George Blankenship, former executive at Tesla Motors, Apple Computer and GAP Inc., uses uniquely innovative processes to transform status quo organizations into forward-thinking and dynamic players of the future. Blankenship will use his experience to provide insight into building and creating brand loyalty and awareness, competitive positioning in the market, and what it takes to deliver superior customer care.

Jack Bobo, senior vice president and chief communications officer for Intrexon, is constantly assessing the relationship between science and agriculture. Bobo, who was named one of the 100 most influential people in biotechnology by Scientific American, will offer his unique perspective on global trends in agriculture, consumer perceptions, and science communication.

International pioneer in innovation and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Peter Diamandis will share his insight and strategies for making big impacts on the future. Diamandis, founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation and co-founder and vice-chairman of Human Longevity Inc., was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune magazine.

“This year’s audience should prepare for truly disruptive ideas when they hear from these influential leaders,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech’s founder and president. “From changing the car-buying experience to serving as the architect of Apple’s brand-building retail methodology, George Blankenship has disrupted the status quo in several industries. Peter Diamandis taught us how to go big, create wealth, and impact the world through his book ‘Abundance.’ And Jack Bobo is a name synonymous with biotechnology and consumer perceptions.”

Dr. Lyons will deliver an inspiring message on “Realizing Your Dreams Through Disruption.” Through personal stories of perseverance and ambition, he will encourage business leaders to explore goals and define a roadmap to success.

“Nothing will feed your hunger for making a difference more than pursuing your dreams,” said Dr. Lyons.

Contributing to the uniqueness and “real-life solutions” approach of ONE17, this year’s conference will include various track sessions. Breakouts on crop science, beef, dairy, swine, poultry, and aquaculture — as well as topical sessions on finance, food issues, and emerging markets — provide an opportunity for every corner of production agriculture to engage disruption at the ONE17 conference.

For the full list of sessions and topics to be featured at ONE17, visit Register before April 1 to save $300.

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