Keynote Speaker
Steven Spear

How market leaders outdistance the competition, generate more value, in less time, with less effort, at less cost

Wednesday, Oct. 21 Location Code
8:00am-9:00am Grand Ballroom, 3rd floor

The secrets of success leaders all have in common 

Some organizations simply outrun their competition. Though competing in the same markets for the same customers, they nevertheless generate more value, in less time, with less effort, at less cost. The result is growing market share and higher margins. Steven Spear shares the secrets of success these leaders all have in common and gives audiences the capabilities to repeat these successes in their own organizations.

Spear is a well-recognized expert in how exceptional organizations create competitive advantage through the strength of their internal operations. An MIT senior lecturer, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Spear teaches in the Leaders for Global Operations program in the Sloan School and has guest lectured at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Medical School, Ohio State University and elsewhere.

As a speaker, Spear's clients have included Intel, Lockheed Martin, Intuit, Novelis, the US Army, and he has worked with hospitals such as Massachusetts General, Brigham Women's and Memorial Sloan Kettering.

He has been published in numerous medical journals and op-ed publications and is the author of The High-Velocity Edge: How Market Leaders Leverage Operational Excellence to Beat the Competition (which won the Philip Crosby Medal) and Chasing the Rabbit: How Market Leaders Outdistance the Competition.

Spear was the recipient of a McKinsey Award as one of the best Harvard Business Review articles in 2005 and has won four Shingo Prizes for Research Excellence.