Dr Leroy Chiao New Keynote: Phoenix Rising – OWN the Future!

Dr Leroy Chiao

Dr Leroy Chiao has a new keynote “Phoenix Rising – OWN the Future!”. In this keynote, he talks about:

  • Strive to own the future as we emerge from the pandemic!
  • The key is leadership – Reset your culture, focus on winning in the new environment
  • Emphasize operational excellence
  • But also key on risk taking through technology and innovation

Life is full of surprises and the pandemic that unfolded in 2020 found the world unprepared and overwhelmed. Many businesses failed, most others hunkered down and depended on their reserves and government assistance, and a few industries thrived because demand for their products and services soared. As a new dawn approaches, it takes the right leadership for your business to not only emerge, but to OWN the future!

What does it take to jump to the next level? It takes the right kind of leadership to foster a culture, which emphasizes the rigor of operational excellence, but also encourages using collaboration, curiosity and creativity to take calculated risks and novel paths. It is also vital that your enterprise stays up to date on technology and innovation trends, to climb and stay on top in this emerging new world.

Spaceflight also has unpredictable moments, operational decision-making can make the difference between life and death, success and failure – especially during a crisis. But in some cases, it is the novel solution that saves the day. In this presentation, Dr. Leroy Chiao shares provocative and awe-inspiring stories from his four space missions, including nail-biting tales of real emergency situations, and shows audiences how lessons learned from spaceflight can impact their organizations. Using his personal experience as the commander of a 193-day mission aboard the International Space Station, he illustrates how reaching for the stars is important, but even more so is honing the skills required to not only stay alive, but thrive.

In addition, understanding where innovation is driving technology trends is key to planning for the future. Having been in technology companies and NASA, Dr. Chiao is no stranger to this world. He offers an exciting glimpse into life in the future and shares insights on a world in which technology is accelerating much more quickly than ever before – presenting new opportunities for businesses poised to take action, or threats to those who are slow to adapt. He presents real-world examples of companies, which thrived or suffered depending on their ability to change with the times. Imagine a world in which you are connected directly to the Internet using thought-controlled computer augmentation and a virtual heads-up display. Imagine a life where personalized medicine allows treatments tailored to your genetics, where replacement organs are grown to be identical to your own.

Through awe-inspiring stories of his time in space and breathtaking photos, Chiao looks at what is coming around the bend and how organizations can take advantage of the next technological phase and form the right culture to jump to the next quantum level!

Watch the video below to learn more:

Dr Leroy Chiao

Dr Leroy Chiao 焦立中 worked at NASA for 15 years before he left the agency in 2005.  A veteran of four space missions, Dr. Chiao most recently served as Commander and NASA Science Officer of Expedition 10 aboard the International Space Station. He has logged over 229 days in space – over 36 hours of which were spent in Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA, or spacewalks).

Aside from being a Space Station Commander and Space Shuttle Mission Specialist, Leroy‘s is also:

  • uniquely qualified to speak about the United States, Russian, Japanese, European and Chinese Space Programs
  • a certified Co-Pilot of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft
  • an expert in all facets of U.S. and Russian EVA hardware and operations and is EVA certified in U.S. and Russian spacesuits, tools, and training programs
  • the first American to visit the Astronaut Research and Training Center of China in September 2006, where he met the first two national Chinese astronauts, Yang Liwei and Fei Junlong.
  • a White House appointee at the Review of U.S. Human Spaceflight Plans Committee from June-September 2009.

Dr. Chiao studied Chemical Engineering, earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1983. He continued his studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara, earning his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in 1985 and 1987. Prior to joining NASA in 1990, he worked as a Research Engineer at Hexcel Corp. and then at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

Leroy’s keynotes are the following:

  • Leading in the International Arena
  • Positioning Your Endeavor – Technology Innovation Trends
  • Effective Problem Solving: How to Lead Like an Astronaut
  • Is It SADS, Or Am I in Space? Medical Considerations for Spaceflight
  • To the Stars! – Leaving Complacency Behind
  • Endeavor to the Next Level!
  • Leadership and Operational Decision Making- Fundamentals from Spaceflight
  • Technology and Innovation Trends, and Your Business
  • Inspirational Entertainment Keynotes
  • Exciting Discoveries in Space! What’s It All About and is there Other Life Out There?
  • View from the On-High: Adventures of a Professional Astronaut
  • Space Photography as Art
  • For Students: Make the Most of Your OneOrbit!
  • International Space Exploration Programs: History, Current Plans and Where are We Going?
  • Is It SADS, Or Am I in Space? Medical Considerations for Spaceflight
  • Journey of the First Chinese-Heritage Professional Astronaut

Contact us if you would like to engage Dr Leroy Chiao for your next event.