Entrepreneur, venture capitalist and best-selling author Leonard Brody will speak at May’s i xchange, a premier business technology networking event hosted by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP).

Leonard Brody

The Ben Franklin i xchange begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem. Registration is $65 in advance and $75 at the door. In addition to Brody’s keynote address, i xchange will feature the Ben Franklin Innovation Awards ceremony and two networking receptions. More than 500 guests attended last year.

Brody, a highly respected entrepreneur, venture capitalist, best-selling author, and a two-time Emmy-nominated media visionary, has helped raise millions of dollars for start-ups and played a role in one of the largest internet IPOs in history. A highly sought-after speaker on business leadership, innovation and competitiveness, Brody combines a powerful delivery, razor-sharp wit and cutting-edge content in his presentations.

Brody’s presentation, This Monumental Shift – Exploring the Future of Behavior, Technology, and Innovation, will address how major technological and behavioral changes over the last 15 years have brought us to what is arguably the most reformative time in history. Human beings have changed monumentally. Brody will examine the evolution and division between our virtual and physical selves and how most businesses completely miss the virtual side. The result: major and costly failures in marketing, human resources and sales.

Online registration is available at www.nep.benfranklin.org beginning Feb. 15.