Brian Collins is as a former Walt Disney Imagineer and helped create the magic for virtually all of Disney’s Florida theme parks. He wrote scripts and spiels for some of the world’s most beloved attractions. At other times in his career, Brian has produced work for a who’s-who list of corporations. As well as small entrepreneurial ventures.
A passionate educator, Brian Collins has served on the faculty at several schools, including the University of Central Florida, where he currently teaches a variety of courses related to innovation and theme park design. He is known as an expert on immersive experiences and environments. This, combined with Brian’s love and deep understanding of new and emerging technologies. And, most importantly, how they apply to business, has helped fuel his unique career. Given that, a “normal” day for Brian might include exploring augmented reality, synthetic environments, blockchain, holograms, haptics, or some other exotic “sci-fi” tech that’s out there…or on the way.
Now, as a sought-after Innovation Consultant through his practice known as The Brainstorm Institute, Brian combines his design-thinking skills with a strategic business acumen, enabling him to offer creative, design, and planning experiences for his clients. His consulting work is built on 3 diverse yet interconnected pillars: Innovation, Education, and Emerging Technologies. Drawing on expertise from any one, or all three of these, allows him to deliver unique and exciting solutions to a wide variety of global clients and verticals including entertainment, consumer products, military, and much more.
In addition to The Brainstorm Institute, Brian Collins also formed WDWithMe.com to further leverage his background as a Disney Imagineer. He has a large social media following and is a former columnist for WDW Magazine. He also serves as the Executive Creative Director for Snorble, an interactive companion which is being created to engage with parents and children through state-of-the-art voice recognition and other exciting proprietary technologies, all designed to promote the development of healthy habits.
Brian currently serves on the advisory board for Nurau, a bold start-up which helps businesses tackle mental health in the workplace through personal interactions with employees via their proprietary mobile app. In the past, Brian has served on the Boards of Directors for the Central Florida STEM Education Council and the Central Florida Children’s Safety Village. He is an accomplished speaker, is often interviewed on podcasts, and is available to deliver keynote addresses, lectures, workshops, or other corporate or conference presentations.
Brian earned his master’s degree in Marketing from Webster University where he was a Distinguished Graduate. His Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising was awarded by Texas Tech University. He is also an officer in the United States Air Force auxiliary (Civil Air Patrol), qualified in air search-and-rescue and serves as the FL Wing’s Director of Aerospace Education. On a personal note, Brian is active in his synagogue, claims to be a heck of a good cook, and loves chocolate…but then again, who doesn’t?
SiGMA World celebrated the iGaming industry’s resilience even in the most troubling of times. With this we also congratulate the efforts made to make the iGaming world ethical, fraud-free and lawful.
Affiliate Grand Slam congratulated the brilliant marketers and influencers bringing much needed attention to a massive portfolio of industries and rejuvenating the economy one click at a time.
AIBC brought together the pioneers of a bright new age of emerging technology ready, able and willing to be the vanguard of Tomorrow. Other than just the established names, we also hosted many an entrepreneur seeking to expand the frontiers of AI and the Blockchain ever forward.
Finally, Med-Tech World united the medical professionals of many disciplines to combine their keen minds and inexhaustible passion for a better tomorrow with the entrepreneurial spirit of investors who also dream of a world free from disease and cancer.
The Week also saw many a networking dinner, speaking panel, drink gatherings and other opportunities for our hard-working delegates to unwind. A few highlights include the awards that congratulated those whose dedication, skill and acumen made them a leading figure in their industry as well as the fact that the conferences where graced by titans such as John Karony, Nolan Bushnell, Djibril Cissé, Akon and Mark Blandford who was awarded an Outstanding Contribution of the Year award for his pioneering work in the iGaming industry.