Keynote Speakers

Introducing the ACCESSE20 Keynote Speakers

ACCESSE20 keynotes present distinct, visionary speakers who provide inspirational ideas in topics pertinent to STEM society leaders and professionals. These speakers are essential to the conference and demonstrate the qualities that CESSE looks to develop with each of our members and partners.


Steve Gutzler - Wednesday, July 22

Keynote Steve GutzlerSteve Gutzler
President of Leadership Quest

Research shows that 83% of the time, people can effectively manage relationships and tasks. However, in those 17% moments - when interactions become more challenging and work becomes more difficult - people discover the hard truth of whether or not they are able to continue to operate at their full potential. This truth is at the heart of emotional intelligence and leadership.

Steve Gutzler is a dynamic speaker who engages audiences everywhere on leadership, emotional intelligence, and personal transformation. He has an exceptional ability to communicate clear leadership and business solutions with humor, clarity, and insight. Most importantly, Steve provides strategies on how to self-manage those 17% moments in business and life.

Through his programs, Steve inspires greatness for individuals at every level. He believes every keynote presentation should transform a life and inspire leadership, and he presents with passion and conviction.

His clients include Microsoft, Seattle Seahawks, LinkedIn, Pandora Radio, Starbucks, and Ritz Carlton. Steve is also an executive coach to many CEOs, business executives, and leading entrepreneurs.

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Cyrus Mistry - Thursday, July 23

Keynote Cyrus MistryCyrus Mistry
Group Product Manager at Google, Inc.

Cyrus has spent the past 20 years helping people and businesses be more efficient. Through his work at Google, he has developed​ a simple process for optimizing all the areas of our personal lives – from health to wealth to relationships – without feeling that we're not enough.

Cyrus is the Group Product Manager at Google responsible for Education and SMB Platforms & Ecosystems and holds four degrees from Johns Hopkins with post-graduate work in Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.

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We're About Trust

The keyword that comes up again and again at CESSE is trust. Our community members meet through our hallmark events and continue the conversations well beyond. Whether you are looking for a sounding board to help you work through a challenge, tips and advice on industry practices, or referrals to other people who have a solution you can use, CESSE is here to be, or become, your professional network of choice.

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