Competitive Edge: Disrupting the Disruptors Conference Keynote
PDMA 2018 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker Jim Craig
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“Miracle on Ice” Hero Jim Craig
What do Olympic ice hockey and innovation have in common?
Miracle-Man Jim Craig, goaltender for the US Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Team, the 1980 “Miracle on Ice”, and President of Gold Medal Strategies, is the keynote speaker at the 2018 Competitive Edge Conference: Disrupting the Disrupters, powered by PDMA. Hear Jim’s inspiring story of how a group of amateur players, against all odds, pulled off the greatest upset, and triumphed over the Russian Red Army professional hockey team.
PDMA’s Competitive Edge Conference: Disrupting the Disruptors is a unique event experience attracting participants from across the United States and around the world. Product managers, product teams, and innovation executives will learn from Craig, and the amazing lineup of product visionaries, disrupting innovators, and other conference presenters. The 2018 PDMA Competitive Edge Conference and JPIM Research Forum is an annual event and is expected to draw more than 400 attendees.
An All-American athlete from Boston University, Craig started every game for the red, white, and blue as coach Herb Brooks led this band of collegians to a stunning upset of the Soviet Union, and a gold medal on the Olympic ice sheet. One of the enduring images of the 1980 Winter Games was of Craig, wrapped in the American flag, searching the stands for his widowed father in order to share the gold-medal-winning victory.
Following the Olympics, Craig played in the NHL for the Atlanta Flames, Boston Bruins, and Minnesota North Stars, before he suffered a career-ending injury. Today, Jim is the president and owner of Gold Medal Strategies, a motivational speaking and training company, traveling across the U.S. inspiring individuals and teams to be the best they can be, and emphasizing that anything is possible when you believe.