I'M NOT YOUR AVERAGE SPEAKER!

As a motivational keynote speaker, I help people, companies, and brands stand out in a world of averages and innovate in a world of uncertainty. Learn more below. >>

“If you’re looking for a keynote speaker who will create an engaging interactive experience, use a storytelling approach to inspire and motivate your audience, and share clear calls-to-action with messages that resonate…then look no further.  I’m your guy!”

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, WORKSHOP FACILITATOR, & SPEAKER PANELIST

BOOK GAUTAM

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Gulati has helped transform global organizations into innovative powerhouses.  Dr. Gulati is a seasoned storyteller who leaves your audience awe-inspired. His keynotes draw upon his deep and meaningful personal experiences as a disruptive doctor sharing lessons on innovation and personal growth, as well as leading a life of inspiring change. Everything is woven together with his personal story of striving for purposeful impact, and ultimately dedicating his life to meaningful change through his love of business, health and inspiring people all over the world.

Dr. Gulati has delivered over 200 keynotes around the world to diverse audiences as large as 5000 people for both private and public events on some of the worlds most prominent stages – including TEDxMidAtlantic, Exponential Medicine, HxRefactored, Health 2.0, SxSW, Texas Health Resources, ReVive, CIO Synergy, Johns Hopkins, and many more.  He has proudly shared the stage with prominent figures including Peter Diamandis, Daniel Kraft, Esther Dyson, Dr. Alex Jadad, Mark Brand, Daniel Walker, Beth Comstock, John McAfee, Steve Forbes, Marc Randolph, Mick Ebeling, and many others. Each talk is custom-crafted to meet the needs of your audience. He most often speaks for 30-60 minutes and can be booked for a keynote of up to 90 minutes.

Additionally, Dr. Gulati has participated in hundreds of workshops, panels, salons and interviews. He thoroughly enjoys the ‘intellectual jazz’ that comes about from such personal and intimate dialogue. He is fearless when it comes to expressing his views, and enjoys interacting with the crowd. If you are looking for someone to push the envelope and open the minds of your audience, then Dr. Gulati is your guy. He has participated in sessions that cover both health and non-health related topics, including: entrepreneurship, design, technology, marketing, personal branding, product innovation, social media, strategy, education, and much more.

TESTIMONIALS

When I think of Gautam, I imagine a burst of creative energy and synergy. His mind is eclectic and wise. His heart is generous and inclusive. Gautam curates inspiring conversations like a Master Chef creates a magnificent feast. It's in his DNA to generate collaboration.

Roberta Baskin, AIM2Flourish

Dr. Gulati's ability to connect with a room - and create breakthroughs - captures all of the magic of the best TED talks, while still being pragmatic and approachable. I would highly recommend Dr. Gulati for any speaking engagement in which one is looking for a true thinker and industry disruptor.

Nancy Lutz Paynter, Genentech

Gautam is a brilliant, facilitative and entertaining communicator. His mind is always looking for connections, whether in fields or people. He is wicked smart. Engage with Gautam for your conference - you'll be thrilled you did.

D. Margaret (Maggi) Cary

Dr. Gautam Gulati is a health hooligan in the best sense of the word. He is also a great communicator and amazing storyteller. In addition to his TED-like performance at our summit, Gautam worked with me and our team to raise the awareness of the event in the weeks prior. I would highly recommend Dr. Gautam for any world-class speaking opportunity.

Michael Bidu, Founder & CEO, Sanotron

Gautam is an extraordinary human being. In addition to his towering professional skills and accomplishments, he deeply cares about this world and all of the people in it.

Daniel Walker, (former Chief Talent Officer at Apple, JC Penny, Gap)

From our first phone conversation, I knew he would be a highlight of our event, and he was. His focus on innovation in the healthcare field was a perfect fit for our conference themes, as both the topic and his approach were unique and engaging. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Gulati to any organization looking to dive deeper into innovation, healthcare, and unique approaches to problem solving. I very much look forward to our next opportunity to collaborate.

Katie Shaeffers, Brand Live

Dr. Gulati's session not only provided innovative recommended strategies that achieve sustainable change, but it also was transactional in nature--motivational, casual, informational, persuasive, and humorous. Most importantly, it was realistic and generated overwhelming positive feedback from members.

John Ruggiero, Genentech

I have seen Gautam speak on several occasions and he has a knack to extrapolate abstract principles around innovation and tie them specifically back to concrete examples in health technology. Gautam's talks convey an understanding of the obstacles and convey a fundamental principle of innovation in healthcare.

Chirag Patel, Chicago Health Tech 2.0

Gautam is a champion of innovation in healthcare, and when we met him we knew he had to be a keynote speaker at our conference. Gautam's participation helped us create traction for what has now become a semiannual gathering of innovators in healthcare. We can't thank him enough!

Subbu Arumugam, Chicago Health 2.0

Gautam is a physician entrepreneur committed to improving the delivery of health care and the patient experience through innovation…His talk at the TEDxMidAtlantic conference embodied the vision and passion that compel him to persevere.

Sarge Salman, Organizing Committee + Curator, TEDxMidAtlantic

Among many talents is Gautam's ability to deliver inspiring, thought-provoking keynote presentations. He shares his own deep expertise while also encouraging the audience to think more deeply about their own work in healthcare transformation. Gautam delivers a perfect blend of information, new ideas, relevant context and a great sense of humor. I recommend him highly as a dynamic speaker.

Lynda Brown-Ganzert

It was such a pleasure spending time with Gautam. My team was inspired by the round table discussion, and haven’t stopped talking about it.

Russell Gong, Deloitte HIVE

Gautam is riveting as a speaker, with personal passion and humor, beyond the standard motivational talk.

Michael Cascio, M&C Media (formerly National Geographic and Discovery Communications)

Dr. Gulati’s ability to connect seemingly disparate emerging trends and coalesce them into an intriguing picture of a potential future state is both interesting and engaging. He has an ability to leave his audience asking about possibilities and envisioning a better tomorrow.

Eric Fletcher, VSHMPR Board Member

Dr. Gulati delivered a captivating, emotional, and funny talk which really engaged the audience in discussions on healthcare. The presentation gave a broad scope of the changes we are seeing in healthcare systems, while also touching upon detailed examples. I walked away inspired, full of ideas and with specific actionable steps I could take next.

Chetan Sarabu, Audience Member, Health Refactored

Gautam is a true visionary working to improve our world through connecting brilliant people and ideas. I am humbled by his innovative views of collaboration and leadership.

Brian Roeder, Barrel Oak Winery

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

TBD // TBD // January 24-25, 2018 (tentative)
SSM Health Oklahoma Physician Executive Retreat // Santa Monica, CA  // January 24-26, 2018 (tentative)
Confederation of Indian Industry: Future of Healthcare // New Delhi, India // December 14, 2017 (tentative)
NODE Digital Medicine Conference // New York, NY // December 4-5, 2017
ICONIC Underground // Sedona, AZ // November 15-18, 2017
Exponential Medicine // San Diego, CA // November 6-9, 2017
Roche Ad Board // Zurich, Switzerland // October 27-28, 2017
A Whole New Doctor // Washington, DC // October 22, 2017
OFMQ QualTech Conference // Oklahoma City, OK // June 29, 2017
MedicAlert Foundation – Board Innovation Retreat // Washington, DC // May 19, 2017
MM&M Transforming Healthcare Conference // New York, NY // May 01, 2017
Medical Leadership Workshop // Washington, DC // March 25, 2017
Roche Leadership Summit // Indianapolis // February 20, 2017
Insulin Innovation Workshop // New York, NY // January 31, 2017
Barts X Medicine // London, England (via Beam) // January 13, 2017
Summit at Sea // International Waters // November 9-12, 2016
ILO Institute // Washington, DC // October 28, 2016
Exponential Medicine // San Diego, CA // October 8-11, 2016
Unusual Intersections // Vienna, VA // October 2, 2016
Interface Health Summit // Vancouver, BC // September 28-29, 2016
ILO Institute // Washington, DC // September 19, 2016
Envera Truth Lab // Richmond, VA //September 16, 2016

Envision Experience: NYLF Advanced Medicine // Baltimore, MD // July 31, 2016

Envision Experience: NYLF Advanced Medicine // Baltimore, MD // July 17, 2016
Envision Experience: NYLF Advanced Medicine // Baltimore, MD // July 03, 2016
Envision Experience: NYLF Advanced Medicine // Chicago, IL // June 26, 2016 
Envision Experience: NYLF Advanced Medicine // Baltimore, MD // June 19, 2016 
Duke CE – Celgene // TBD // March/April, 2016 
Klick MUSE //New York, NY // March 31, 2016
Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement //Webinar // March, 2016
Verden Viewpoint Podcast Interview //Virtual Interview // March 8, 2016
Interview w/ Dr. Steven Eisenberg // San Diego, CA // February 25, 2016 (tentative)
Video Shoot on the Future of Medical Education // Washington, DC // February 9, 2016 
Credible Inc. // Miami, FL // January 13, 2016 
Duke CE – Astellas // Chicago, IL // December 10, 2015 
Marriott Townhall // Bethesda, MD // December 07, 2015
CIO Health // Los Angeles, CA // December 3, 2015
HIMSS Houston // Houston, TX // November 19, 2015
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles //Los Angeles, CA // November 13, 2015
Exponential Medicine // San Diego, CA // November 9-12, 2015
Health Experience Summit // Philadelphia, PA // November 2-4, 2015
Institute for Credentialing Excellence // Portland, OR // October 27-30, 2015
2015 Speaking Events
 
CIO Health // San Francisco, CA // October 22, 2015
Genentech Workshop Summit // San Francisco, CA // October 08-09, 2015
Surescripts Customer Forum // Alexandria, VA // October 05-07, 2015
Interface Health Summit // Vancouver, BC // September 29-30, 2015 
Unusual Intersections // Washington, DC // September 27, 2015
TEDxMidAtlantic // Washington, DC // September 25-26, 2015 (tentative)
Private Client (Board Retreat Keynote) // Wisconsin // September 25, 2015 (tentative)
CIO Health // Boston, MA // September 24, 2015
MEST Conference // Houston, TX // September 15, 2015
Private Client // Carlsbad, CA // July 27-28, 2015 
Celgene // Baltimore, MD // July 20-23, 2015
CIO Health // Chicago, IL // July 16, 2015
CIO Health // New York, NY // June 25, 2015
Klick Ideas Exchange // Philadelphia, PA // June 15, 2015
Platform Houston // Houston, TX // June 10, 2015
ILO Institute // Miami, FL // May 20, 2015
Health FOO // Sebastopol, CA // May 15-17, 2015
TIECon 2015 // Santa Clara, CA // May 15-17, 2015 
Alliance for Continuing Education for Health Professions // Philadelphia, PA // May-11-13, 2015
Digital Health Live (Nuviun) // Dubai, UAE // May 5-7, 2015
ILO Institute // Washington, DC // April 17, 2015
Unusual Expedition // Chicago, IL // February 23, 2015
Astellas Leadership Forum // Chicago, IL // February 10, 2015
CIO Health // Dallas, TX // January 29, 2015
Genentech Integrated Learning Systems // Webinar // January 21, 2015
2014 Speaking Events
EPIC Decade: Hack-a-thon Salon // Watch Hill, RI
CIO Health // New York, NY
Genentech Integrated Learning Workshop // San Francisco, CA
Washington Ideas Forum (The Atlantic & Aspen Institute) // Washington, DC
Digital Health Maven Interview //Virtual
Interface // Vancouver, BC
EPIC Decade: Challengers Institute // Jamestown, RI
Johns Hopkins Global MBA // Baltimore, MD
ExL Digital Pharma West // San Francisco
SoPE – Society of Physician Entrepreneurs // Rockville, MD
The White House Office of National AIDS Policy // Washington, DC
Texas Health Resources: reVive14 // Dallas, TX
HxRefactored // Brooklyn, NY
WiredBizCon // New York, NY
Genentech National Medical Meeting USMA // Phoenix, AZ
Stanford MedXLive // Livestream
SxSW Interactive Festival // Austin, TX
IDEAS Salon: Epic Life // New York, NY
Phi Sigma Pi Founders Day // Washington, DC
Health FOO Camp // Cambridge, MA
Johns Hopkins Global MBA // Baltimore, MD
WIRED Data/Life Health Conference // New York, NY
Pre-2014 Events
Health 2.0 7th Annual Fall Conference // Santa Cruz, CA
WPP Digital Advisory Board Annual Meeting // New York, NY
New York Biotechnology Association 22nd Annual Meeting // New York, NY
MM&M Awards // New York, NY
Virginia Society of Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations // Reston, VA
IDEAS Salon: Rediscovering Learning 2022 // Toronto, CA
Johns Hopkins University Business Plan Competition Judge // Baltimore, VA
StartUp Health CEO Summit / New York, NY
mHealth Zone Live // Livestream
Digital Health Coalition Workshop // New York, NY
Physicians Practice // Virtual Interview
Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design // Baltimore, MD
mHealth Summit – Health 2.0 // Washington, DC
Deloitte HIVE // Rosslyn, VA
TEDxMidAtlantic // Washington, DC
WIRED Health Conference // New York, NY
Chicago Health 2.0 // Chicago, IL
The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs // Baltimore, MD
The Health & Wellness IDEAS Salon // Watch Hill, RI
11th Annual ePharma Summit // New York, NY
Association of Medical Media // New York, NY
Medical Fusion Conference // Las Vegas, NV
The Health & Wellness IDEAS Salon // Santa Cruz, CA
Digitas Health // New York, NY
DTC Perspectives: Marketing to the Digital Consumer // Fairfield, NJ
American Express Medical Summit // New York, NY
Pfizer Consumer Innovations // New York, NY
The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School // New York, NY
Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Grand Rounds // Waldorf, VA

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE YOUR TOPICS?

The Sun is Playing Peek-a-Boo

Transformative innovation often comes about from the random collision of unusual ideas and perspectives. As an industry, we are facing dire iatrogenic consequences if we continue to innovate with the same mindset by which we originally approached our problems. By challenging our basic assumptions, we can disrupt status-quo thinking and envision new realities designed around the human experience. Join me as I share some early insights from a forthcoming book that explores the habits and patterns of ‘unusual suspects’ who are successfully transforming industries by reimagining new worlds.

We’re Innovating. Now What?

Every few decades, entire industries undergo a massive paradigm shift where business-as-we-know-it gets fundamentally disrupted.  New innovations in technology are forcing organizations – from education to finance to healthcare to hospitality and beyond-  to reimagine new possibilities and discover new opportunities. With the customer at the center, we are challenged with finding new ways to create transformational innovation and collaborate at the speed of change. It is becoming paramount for organizations to understand how to thrive in such an unpredictable environment, or risk being irrelevant.
In this inspirational yet action oriented talk, Dr. Gulati will share a reimagined, innovation-focused playbook for businesses. Based on his many years of experience as a globetrotting leader and innovator, he will draw upon his diverse expertise to provide an unusual perspective on how we can build a better future, together.
Trademark Me: How to Build an Unforgettable Personal Brand
A classic that is continuously being updated, this talk helps the audience better understand how to stand out from the crowd and differentiate themselves using unique personal trademarks that can advance their career and personal purpose.
We Need To Cultivate Health Artists
The health industry – grounded in tradition, rituals, and oaths – is perhaps the most resistant industry to change.  It is an industry that has thrived on disorder for centuries, making iatrogenic harm the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the US. In order for us to transform an industry, we need to transform a culture. This will require an artistic mindset that is willing to embrace the uncertainties that lay ahead and encourage new perspectives to effect positive change.
Experience Required: Why Customers Consume Experiences, Not Products
This talk focuses on the need to re-imagine a health system designed with the customer front and center. I take the audience through a health odyssey by sharing examples of design flaws in the health industry – including complex insurance marketplaces, poorly designed health facilities, illegible and unfriendly medical record keeping, unusable designs in devices, etc.
The End of Education. The Future of Learning.
Traditional ivory forms of medical education are failing to keep up and adapt to the growing information needs of medical professionals. They are increasingly becoming irrelevant as newer technologies begin to unbundle and disrupt the status quo. Evidence is being generated in real time.  Medical professionals are starting to turn to alternate forms of learning to keep up with the pace of change and adaptive knowledge requirements. As a doctor and professor, I share my unique outlook into what is required to address the future of medical learning.
Think Big. Act Small. How Big Corporations Can Compete in a World of Disruption
Every industry is being re-imagined from the ground up and big corporations are struggling to keep up with the pace of disruption driven by nimble, entrepreneurial startups. In this talk, I share my personal experiences, perspectives, and lessons as a driver of innovative change from both sides of the table – as an entrepreneur and as a corporate leader of large enterprises.  I will share actionable tips, techniques and strategies to consistently foster a culture of innovation, regardless of your size or predicament.
My Journey as an Unusual Suspect in Health
I take the audience on an adventurous ride through my meandering career as a renegade doctor who has veered off the beaten path and carved his own trail forward.  Through this journey I share personal and emotional stories that have shaped my life decisions over the years.  The audience will walk away inspired and re-energized armed with the unique personal lessons to help them uncover their own purpose and shape their future destiny.

ARE YOU THE RIGHT SPEAKER FOR MY AUDIENCE?

Odds are you are reading this because you have been referred to me, seen me speak before, or discovered me via my website. The fact that you’re looking to inquire about my speaking services suggests you believe I will be a good fit with a good message that will resonate with your audience. But I don’t stop there.  In advance of the event, I often dig into your core audience’s needs and custom tailor my talk to ensure everyone walks away inspired and smarter than when they first walked in.

WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE?

TAILORED TALKS THAT RESONATE

Every talk is customized and relevant to meet your needs.

DELIVER UNUSUAL PERSPECTIVES

I use a storytelling approach to share one-of-a-kind ideas, concepts, and actionable lessons drawn from real life experiences.

I’M AFFABLE AND ALWAYS MAKE IT INTERACTIVE

I enjoy interacting with your audience before and after and will never rush out. I like to make it fun.

I GO ABOVE & BEYOND

I will help promote the event, participate in workshops, recommend other speakers, and much more. Your success is my success.

WHAT IS YOUR PRESENTATION STYLE?

As you can probably tell, I’m not your usual speaker. My talks strike a balance between being inspirational, actionable, educational, and humorous. My presentations are highly visual and I loathe slides bloated with endless bullet point lists.  I take a storytelling approach that draws upon my own unique personal and professional experiences to draw the audience in. While my style may be casual and approachable, my message is highly professional that leaves your audience with a renewed sense of possibilities.

My speaking philosophy:

  1. Inspire through storytelling.

  2. Be relevant through customization.

  3. Engage with interaction.

  4. Make it actionable with real examples.

  5. Inject a sense of humor.

HOW LONG ARE YOUR TALKS?

Typically I am given speaking slots that range between 20-90 minutes, inclusive of Q&A sessions. On occasion, in a typical TED-like fashion, I have delivered talks as short as 10 minutes that are punchy, concise, and powerful. I have also participated in talks that morph into a panel discussion or interactive workshops where I often assist with moderation and facilitation.

WHAT ARE YOUR SPEAKER FEES?

My standard speaking rate is $15,000 USD (commissionable for speaking bureaus)

However, like most speakers, my rate may vary depending on the ‘ask’, location, and time requirements. Get in touch and lets discuss your event needs.  With some ingenuity, you never know what we can work out.

DO YOU WORK WITH SPEAKER BUREAUS?

Absolutely! While most of my speaking gigs are typically from direct referrals, I do occasionally work with select speaker bureau agencies.  In fact, I am currently listed with over 15 agencies throughout the world (not exclusive).  You can access my public speaker bureau profile using the link below.

Click here to access my eSpeakers Profile that contains more details.

DO YOU TRAVEL TO SPEAK?

Although I am located in the Washington, DC Metro area, no place is too far. I love adventures and traveling to odd places. In fact, I will travel to almost any part of the globe. Of course, you will need to cover my travel and accommodations (business class for cross country or international flights, economy for all the rest).

WHAT'S YOUR PERSONAL AGENDA?

Unlike many speakers, I have nothing to sell you. Nothing annoys me more than being ‘sold to’ by a speaker. What a turn off. I will NEVER do that.

My sole focus is to inspire and engage your audience. That’s it! Very simply, I succeed if you succeed as my benefit comes in the form of referrals. For that reason, I very rarely speak at pure networking events since those are best served for folks looking to drive more personal business.

VIDEOS OF DR. G IN ACTION

SELECT SAMPLE OF SPEAKER CLIENTS

Envision

Envision

Credible Inc.

Credible Inc.

Exponential Medicine

Exponential Medicine

Singularity University

Singularity University

Next Edge Health Experience Summit

Next Edge Health Experience Summit

Unusual Intersections

Unusual Intersections

Marriott International

Marriott International

Astellas

Astellas

Duke Corporate Education

Duke Corporate Education

The Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement

The Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Surescripts

Surescripts

MEST Conference 2015

MEST Conference 2015

Celgene

Celgene

Nuviun

Nuviun

The Alliance for Continuing Education in Health Professions

The Alliance for Continuing Education in Health Professions

Institute for Credentialing Excellence

Institute for Credentialing Excellence

ILO Institute

ILO Institute

TEDxMidAtlantic

TEDxMidAtlantic

Interface Summit

Interface Summit

CIO Synergy / Health

CIO Synergy / Health

Genentech Medical Affairs Innovation Summit

Genentech Medical Affairs Innovation Summit

South by Southwest

South by Southwest

Stanford Medicine X

Stanford Medicine X

Health FOO

Health FOO

Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering, Innovation & Design

Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering, Innovation & Design

Blueprint Health

Blueprint Health

Deloitte HIVE

Deloitte HIVE

Society of Physician Entrepreneurs

Society of Physician Entrepreneurs

Health 2.0

Health 2.0

Columbia Business School: Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center

Columbia Business School: Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center

Chicago Health Tech 2.0

Chicago Health Tech 2.0

American Express OPEN

American Express OPEN

Digital Pharma West

Digital Pharma West

Digitas Health

Digitas Health

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

EPIC Decade

EPIC Decade

Pfizer Innovation

Pfizer Innovation

Digital Health Coalition

Digital Health Coalition

LG CNS

LG CNS

Medstar

Medstar

Medical Fusion

Medical Fusion

Association of Medical Media

Association of Medical Media

Virginia Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations

Virginia Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations

WPP

WPP