“Dev was the keynote for our First Wednesday global marketing series. He sparked conversations across our organization and has inspired greater empathy in our marketing initiatives. He’s a provocative and contagious thinker.” 

— Mark Addicks Chief Marketing Officer, General Mills

DEV PATNAIK IS AVAILABLE for public speaking of all kinds, including internal corporate events and workshops.

FOR SPEAKING INQUIRIES please contact Tom Neilssen of the BrightSight Group at 609-924-3060 or by e-mail.


August 2011

Chautauqua Institution
We’re thrilled to announce that Dev Patnaik has signed on to serve as a keynote speaker for the Chautauqua Institution’s “Sparking a Culture of Creativity and Innovation” lecture series in mid-August. Joining George Kembel and other prestigious lecturers, Dev will examine the fundamentals of innovation and introduce audience members to the notion of hybrid thinking.
Chautauqua, NY – August 16, 2011


February 2011

Microsoft Corp.
Private Event
Redmond, WA – February 15, 2011


2010 Speaking Engagements

Healthcare Design 2010
Focused on fostering the creation of new and innovative healthcare facilities, the annual Healthcare Design conference is the premier gathering for healthcare architects and designers. To open the event, Dev will be on hand to discuss the strategic role of empathy.
Las Vegas, NV – November 14, 2010

Southern California Grantmakers Annual Conference
Private Event
Los Angeles, CA – November 3, 2010

Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development
Private Event
Chicago, IL – September 13, 2010

OSA Convention
Private Event
Redwood City, CA – July 3, 2010

Target Corporation
Private Event
Minneapolis, MN – July 1, 2010

New York Forum
Dev joined an incredible group of speakers at the first annual New York Forum to discuss the rebuilding of America’s economy. Fellow speakers and panelists included Rupert Murdoch, Vikram Pandit and Michael Bloomberg.
New York, NY – June 23, 2010

Stanford Innovation Masters Series
While visiting his alma mater, Dev delivered the day-two keynote address at Stanford’s annual innovation and design-focused executive education program. Dev’s address examined the strategic impact of empathy.
Palo Alto, CA – June 17, 2010

Pacific Coast Builders Conference
For the second year in row, Dev attended the annual Pacific Coast Builders Conference to provide an empathy-focused keynote address.
San Francisco, CA – June 14, 2010

Tallberg Forum 2010
Aimed at supporting innovation and civic development in third world countries, Rework the World was a gathering of several thousand entrepreneurs, business chiefs and political leaders. Dev joined several panels at the conference to discuss empathy, innovation and hybrid thinking.
Tallberg, Sweden – June 3, 2010

A spin-off of TED, x-events allow local groups across the globe to host their own, unique form of TED talks. At a recent TEDx event in San Francisco, Dev described the power of empathy to move organizations forward.
San Francisco, CA -May 21, 2010

Wharton West Executive MBA
Private Event
San Francisco, CA – May 15, 2010

Seoul Digital Forum 2010
Along with luminaries like James Cameron, Dev traveled to Seoul to present at Renaissance Now, the 2010 edition of the Seoul Digital Forum. There, Dev discussed empathy and hybrid thinking, his unique approach to tackling highly ambiguous challenges.
Seoul, South Korea – May 13, 2010

Boeing Employees Credit Union (BECU)
Private Event
Seattle, WA – April 23, 2010

Unleashing Philanthropy’s Potential
At the 2010 GEO National Conference, Dev delivered a stirring keynote address on empathy to gathered foundation heads and grantmakers from across the country.
Pittsburg, PA – April 11, 2010

Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
In a rare melding of the minds, Dev and award-winning author Dan Ariely held a town hall meeting to discuss empathy, innovation and the future of business at Duke’s famed Fuqua Business School.
Durham, NC – April 7, 2010

Memorial Health Leadership Day
Private Event
South Bend, IN – March 26, 2010

Work, Travel and IAPA Annual Conference
Dev delivered an empathy-focused keynote address at this year’s IAPA conference, which brings together leaders in the cultural and work exchange industries.
Miami, FL – March 17, 2010

Kimpton Hotels
Private Event
Scottsdale, AZ – January 26, 2010

SC Johnson
Private Event
Racine, WI – January 21, 2010


2009 Speaking Engagements

Sustainable Brands 09
Register to attend here.
Monterey, CA- June 1, 2009

Commonwealth Club of San Francisco
Register to attend here.
San Francisco, CA – May 19, 2009

Front End of Innovation
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Boston, MA – May 18, 2009

Professional Businesswomen of California Conference
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San Francisco, CA – May 6, 2009

Boston College International Corporate Citizenshop Conference
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San Francisco, CA – March 29-31, 2009

Inc. GrowCoConference
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Orlando, FL – March 19-20, 2009

Midwest Coast Launch Party
IIT Institute of Design
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Chicago, IL – March 12, 2009

International Launch Party
Rotman School of Management
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Toronto, Canada – March 5, 2009

East Coast Launch Party
Private Event
New York, NY – February 26, 2009

Winning Workplaces Webinar
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Evanston, IL – February 17, 2009

West Coast Launch Party
Space limited; inquire here for availability.
San Francisco, CA – February 10, 2009

NBC Universal
Private Event
Burbank, CA – February 4, 2009

Private Event; video forthcoming.
Mountain View, CA – January 16, 2009


2008 Speaking Engagements

General Mills
Private Event
Minneapolis, MN – Oct 1, 2008

DMI Brand/Design Conference
Dev provided a keynote about empathy at the Design Management Institute’s annual event examining the overlap between design and branding.
Cincinnati, OH- June 13, 2008