Dr. Yoram Solomon, Trust & Innovation Expert
Dr. Yoram Solomon has published 16 books, 22 patents, and was one of the creators of Wi-Fi and USB 3.0 technologies, for which he was dubbed "TI's Great Innovator." Dr. Solomon was named by Innovation Excellence as one of the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers, and by Thinkers 360 as one of the top 20 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Culture. He was a columnist at Inc. Magazine, Innovation Excellence, and other publications, where he published more than 300 articles.
Dr. Solomon holds a PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University, an MBA from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, an LLB from the Tel-Aviv University Law School, and an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering from Ort Singalovski College. He completed the executive Marketing Management Program at Stanford University and the Developing the Strategic Leader program at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) in Colorado Springs. Dr. Solomon is certified by CCL to administer the KEYS and SKILLSCOPE assessments and is an authorized provider of school board training by the Texas Education Agency.
He has founded several startups and sold a startup company in Silicon Valley. He has held various positions from General Manager of a $100m business unit in a Fortune 200 company to a Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Innovation, and to CEO.
Dr. Solomon is an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at Southern Methodist University, and formerly at the University of Texas at Dallas.
A National Speakers Association Professional Speaker, he spoke in several different national and regional conferences, including the Human Resources Southwest Annual Conference, the Association for Strategic Planning National Conference, CDX Annual Conference, Meeting Planner International (MPI) Annual conference, and many more, to audiences in excess of 2,000, both in-person and virtually.
Yoram was the host of the first TEDxPlano in 2014, and spoke at TEDxOakLawn in 2018. His customers include a wide range of Fortune 500 companies as well as startups, for-profit, non-profit, and government organizations, in a broad spectrum of industries from technology to retail, healthcare, defense, and education. He served companies such as AT&T, Dannon, Amway, Texas Instruments, Medical City, and many more, who described his keynotes and workshops as transformative.
In 2015, he was elected to the Plano Independent School District Board of Trustees. Yoram served in the IDF 35th Airborne Paratrooper brigade and as a USAF CAP pilot and Aerospace Education Officer.