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Brian Ardinger

InsideOutside.io / NXXT, Inc.
Lincoln, Nebraska
Brian is Director of Innovation at Nelnet and the founder of InsideOutside.io, makers of the weekly podcast, newsletter, and The IO Summit. For over 25 years Brian has been helping entrepreneurs and enterprises navigate and compete in a world of change and disruption. He has led efforts between startups and corporates to engage the latest trends, tools, and tactics to accelerate innovation, launch new ideas, and build better products.

Previously, Brian founded the seed-stage accelerator NMotion and co-founded the corporate innovation consultancy Econic. Brian was Chief Marketing Officer at Nanonation working with clients including Pepsi, Target, Nike, Mazda, Harley-Davidson, and Royal Caribbean. Brian built out the consulting arm in Asia for Gartner and worked with technology giants including Microsoft, IBM, and HP. He also led the creation of Asia’s first dedicated customer experience lab as head of research at Ion Global, a Hong Kong-headquartered technology firm.

InsideOutside.io offers research and advisory services, immersive events, and a member network designed to accelerate collaborative innovation between entrepreneurs and enterprises.

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