Greg Watt

Greg Watt

President/CEO WATT Global Media

Attracting and Retaining Talent in today’s socially-enabled digital world

“Change” has been the constant for the media and information industry for nearly 10 years. When we hire today, candidates are now selecting us then every few months or years they’re re-selecting us. Attracting and retaining the best talent in today’s digital world requires a new mindset and processes to drive positive results. Through empowering all staff through inclusion and engagement, listening, collaborative learning, and clear goal setting with timelines you’re creating conditions for competitive advantage. Greg Watt, President/CEO WATT Global Media will provide insight and case studies on how implementation of a Results-Only-Work-Environment has created a new company culture and driven success.

Gregory A. Watt is President & Chief Executive Officer of WATT Global Media where he directs the company’s strategic vision, corporate culture initiatives, revenue growth and acquisition selection/integration. Mr. Watt is the 4th generation to lead the company which was founded in 1917 by James W. Watt his great-grandfather. Corporate offices are in Rockford, Illinois USA with employees and partners across the United States, England, China, Spain, Greece, and the Netherlands.  The global audience and client base for WATT media is located in more than 190 countries.

WATT brands serving the global animal agribusiness and petfood industries include Poultry International, Feed Strategy, Industria Avicola, WATT PoultryUSA, Egg Industry, Petfood Industry, Petfood Forum and Petfood Forum conferences, Executive Guide to World Poultry Trends, WATT IPPE Directory, FIAAP Conferences, the Chicken Marketing Summit, the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center, and Partner brands include Poultry International China Edition, Pig International China, and the International Poultry Forum China.

A graduate of Western Illinois University Bachelor of Business degree with emphasis in Marketing Mr. Watt serves on the Board of Directors for the Software Industry & Information Association (SIIA), for Connectiv the Business Information Association, the Connectiv Business Media Educational Foundation, and the Advisory Board of Associated Bank Rockford Region. He is a past Board member of BPA International.  Mr. Watt is involved in local charitable groups including the Board of Directors for the Element Rockford. He resides in Rockford, Illinois USA with his wife Lulu and son Cooper.