Oakland A's Exec and Subject of 'Moneyball' Will Headline Dscoop in Phoenix
CHICAGO — September 30, 2016 — Dscoop is proud to announce the addition of speakers Billy Beane and Doug Lipp to the DscoopPhoenix lineup, that will be held March 1-4, 2017, at the Phoenix Convention Center. Both were pioneers in their respective industries, using innovative approaches to reinvent how their organizations competed.
Billy Beane, Executive VP of Baseball Operations for the Oakland A’s and Subject of Moneyball
Considered one of the most progressive and talented baseball executives in the game today, Billy Beane has molded the Oakland Athletics into one of professional baseball’s most consistent winners since taking over as General Manager following the 1997 season. Beane shattered traditional MLB beliefs that big payrolls equated wins by implementing a statistical methodology that led the Oakland A’s, one of the worst teams in baseball with one of the lowest payrolls, to six American League West Division Titles. That strategic methodology has come to be known as the Moneyball philosophy, named for the bestselling book and Oscar nominated film chronicling Beane’s journey from General Manager to hero to celebrated management genius. Most recently, Beane was named Major League Baseball Executive of the Year for the second time by Baseball America in 2013 (first earned in 2002).
Today, Billy Beane’s "Moneyball" philosophy has been adopted by organizations of all sizes, across all industries, as a way to more effectively, efficiently, and profitably manage their assets, talent, and resources. He has helped to shape the way modern businesses view and leverage big data and employ analytics for long-term success.
Doug Lipp, Author and Speaker, Former Head of Employee Training at Disney
Anyone can build a durable brand. Here’s a hint: budget is the least of your concerns. Strong leaders are the key to creating, and sustaining, an adaptive culture and timeless brand. Doug will share how Disney consistently develops the world’s most engaged, loyal and customer-centric employees that deliver on the brand promise.
Doug Lipp is a distinguished consultant, business keynote speaker, eight-time business author and world authority on building esteemed organizational cultures. He helps companies see how values and culture form the essence of their business and provides clear insights on how they can build an even stronger brand. The foundation is values-based leadership, teamwork, and innovation.
Doug was catapulted, at the age of 29, to the helm of the employee training team at Disney, one of the world’s most beloved and respected institutions. Fluent in Japanese, Doug helped Disney start its first international theme park as a member of the Tokyo Disneyland opening team.