Jeremy Gutsche is the brains behind TrendHunter.com, the #1 trend-spotting site in the world. With contagious enthusiasm, Gutsche discusses how to use methodical innovation to generate ideas and kick-start creativity during times of change. TrendHunter.com is the largest, most influential and current collection of cutting edge ideas available anywhere. As its founder, he relentlessly tracks and finds The Next Big Thing—that valuable but elusive commodity—for a global audience that generates millions of views a month. With phenomenal speed, he has grown Trendhunter into a trusted showcase for "what's next" in marketing, design, technology, and other categories. The site's been featured or cited in over 40,000 articles and Gutsche has appeared everywhere from Entertainment Tonight to the BBC. He's also sought out by leading companies to speak on cool-hunting, innovation, marketing strategies, and The Next Big Thing and it relates to their business.
Gutsche is the winner of The Cisco Innovation Excellence Award and the BDC's Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He possesses a unique perspective on innovation in the business context, and draws on his background in both corporate strategy and Web 2.0 to provide inspiration and tools to generate ideas, stimulate creativity and unlock potential. At 28, as one of Capital One's youngest Business Directors, Gutsche led his team to grow a billion dollar portfolio of market leading products. And as a Management Consultant for the Monitor Group, he advised Fortune 50 clients on top level strategy. His book, Exploiting Chaos, won an Axiom Business Book Award, was named an Inc. Best Book for Business Owners and was a #1 bestseller on the 800 CEO Read list. He holds an MBA from Queen's, is a CFA and studied innovation at Stanford's Graduate School of Business.