Jay Samit

1961 · United States

Artist biography

Having spent a career creating innovative technology to bring art, music, and video to billions on the Internet, Jay Samit’s watercolors are heavily influenced by the impact disruption has on humans and our institutions. The former Independent Vice Chairman of Deloitte Consulting, Samit helped grow pre-IPO companies such as LinkedIn, been a Nasdaq company CEO, held senior management roles at EMI, Sony and Universal Studios, pioneered breakthrough advancements in mobile, eCommerce, digital distribution, and the spatial reality that are used by billions of consumers every day. Called the “guru for the entire industry” by Variety, his list of partners and associates reads like a who’s who list of innovators, billionaires, presidents, and even the Pope. Described by Wired magazine as “having the coolest job in the industry,” he advises Fortune 500 firms, transforms entire industries, revamps government institutions, and for three decades continues to be at the forefront of global trends.

Based in Los Angeles, Jay Samit is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on disruption and innovation. He has also written for such publications as Fortune, Harvard Business Review, and The Wall Street Journal. An internationally best-selling author, his book, Disrupt You! Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation (MacMillan 2015), is currently published in ten languages. His next book, Future Proofing You – Twelve Truths for Creating Opportunity, Maximizing Wealth, and Controlling Your Destiny in an Uncertain World, is being published by Wiley this coming March and deals with finding success in a post-pandemic world. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of UCLA, a Presidential Fellow, and an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering.

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