Appearances and Speaking Engagements

Aside from regular appearances as a commentator for newspapers, magazines, television and radio, many organizations and conferences have invited John Shegerian to speak.

Among the organizations and groups Shegerian has been invited to speak to, include presentations before the World Bank, United Nations and The White House.

Shegerian is a sought-after expert media source on electronic recycling, cybersecurity/data protection, the Circular Economy and the ITAD industry. He has also authored articles on innovation, sustainability and cybersecurity for Recycling Today, E-Scrap News and various business journals and regularly provides his expert knowledge to news media, including The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Fortune, Newsweek, Forbes, Gizmodo and Wired, among others.

John has also provided keynote presentations and talks to hundreds of events. Among the speaking engagements where John has been featured as a featured or keynote presenter include:

  • 1st Healthcare Compliance Informational Summit
  • Ai4 Cybersecurity Conference
  • Ai4 Healthcare Conference
  • Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit
  • Alliance Toward Harnessing Global Opportunities Conference (ATHGO)
  • American Metal Market Events’ Recycled Aluminum Conference
  • Best Buy e-Waste Summit
  • Business of Green Conference (UCLA)
  • California Association for Local Economic Development
  • California Black Chamber of Commerce
  • California Resource Recovery Association (Opal Financial Group)
  • Canaccord Adams Annual Global Growth Conference
  • Capital Roundtable (Houlihan Lokey)
  • CES
  • Chartwell Waste Industry Summit
  • City & State: New York’s Responsible 100 Awards
  • Clean Technology Conference (Think Equity Partners)
  • Cloud & Cyber Security Expo
  • Cloud Expo Europe
  • Coalition for Clean Air
  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs Association
  • Comerica Bank ESG Council
  • Commit Forum on Innovative Partnerships
  • Companies for Zero Waste: Future of Recycling Summit
  • Cyber Investing Summit
  • CZW: Circular Economy All-Stars Summit
  • Data Centre World London
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Digital NY Summit
  • Earth Fest
  • Earth Matters Conference (NYU)
  • EI Digest’s Annual Gathering
  • Energy Efficient IT & the Bottom Line (Ziff-Davis)
  • Envirobiz Special & Universal Waste Management Summit
  • Environmental Forum: HazWaste (SMH Capital)
  • eREC Recycling Conference & Expo
  • E-Scrap Conference
  • E-Waste Conference, China
  • E-Waste World Conference & Expo, Frankfurt
  • Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University
  • Global Innovation Forum (GIF) – Armenia
  • Global Solid Waste Management Conference: China
  • Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Trade Mission: Canada
  • Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Trade Mission: China
  • Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Trade Mission: Mexico
  • Green Innovation Venture Capital Summit
  • GreenXchange Global Marketplace Conference
  • Growing Local Economies Conference (CALED)
  • Healthy NY Summit
  • HIMSS: Healthcare Information and management Systems Conference
  • HIPAA Privacy & Security Summit
  • Houlihan Lokey’s Annual Global Industrials Conference
  • IAITAM ACE Annual Conference
  • IERC
  • Impact Aim: Foundation for Sustainability Conference
  • IMUG Presentations
  • India International E-Waste Conference
  • International Global Third Way: Becoming One With the Environment Conference (United Nations Headquarters)
  • International Green Industry Hall of Fame
  • ITAD Summit Scottsdale
  • ITAD Summit Miami
  • JMP Securities Research Conference
  • Leadership School: Armenia
  • Leigh Steinberg’s Green Super Bowl Party
  • The Los Angeles Auto Show
  • Milken Institute Global Conference
  • Milken Institute “State of the State” Conference
  • NAID & Prism International Conference & Expo
  • National Summit on Entrepreneurship (Association for Enterprise Opportunity)
  • Needham Growth Conference
  • New York in Transit
  • Protecting New York Summit
  • RAND Smart Cities Conference
  • Ready, Set, Recycle Investor Conference (Cannacord Adams)
  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Committee
  • Reverse Logistics Association Annual Conference
  • SBI E2 Capital Securities Conference in Hong Kong
  • SCON World Convention on Waste Recycling and Reuse
  • SDS Japan
  • Secure Mobility Summit
  • Securing Smart Cities Roundtable
  • Southeast Recycling Conference
  • Suits & Spooks Technology Conference
  • Sustainable Brands Conference – International
  • Sustainable Brands Conference – USA
  • Sustainable Materials Management Conference
  • Swing For the Green (Toshiba)
  • Technology Summit: New York City
  • Think Green Summit (Think Equity Partners)
  • Tulare County Economic Development Corporation
  • Valley Made Manufacturers Summit
  • Waste Expo
  • WCIT Consortium
  • White House Business Council Roundtable
  • World Scrap Metal Conference
  • Zero Waste Summit

Impact Podcast with John Shegerian

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For the Impact Podcast with John Shegerian, John has interviewed over 1000 guests who all share in common a passion for making our world a better place.

Recent Impact Podcast guests have included leaders from Verizon, Best Buy, General Motors, JetBlue, Comerica Bank, Beyond Meat, Nikola Motor, and a number of fascinating thought leaders and game-changers, including softball legend and ESPN baseball anchor Jessica Mendoza; Good Day LA’s Maria Quiban; PTSD treatment pioneer and founder of MAPS, Dr. Rick Doblin; ultra-endurance athlete and author Rich Roll; British Special Forces veteran and two-time world record breaking athlete Dean Stott; author and music industry legend Mathew Knowles; legendary actor Ed Asner; trailblazing civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom; Super Bowl champion Ryan Harris; leading cybersecurity expert Kate Fazzini; and many more.

For a specific example of Impact’s inspiring interviews, check out John’s recent discussion with Jim Gowen, Chief Sustainability Officer with Verizon: Crafting Verizon’s Cultural Commitment To Sustainability with Jim Gowen.

Here’s what one of the Impact guests said about their appearance on the show:

Talking to John Shegerian, and sharing our very personal and raw story, was like sitting down with a close friend. Thank you to John and the entire Impact Podcast team for providing the space and time to bare a bit of my soul for your listeners.

Photo of guest Maria Quiban Maria Quiban, Good Day LA

One of the best things about my role as CSO at Verizon is the people. I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting some amazing individuals in the industry who challenge me, support similar goals and give a voice to the exciting initiatives underway in support of the planet. I recently got a chance to chat with one such individual, ERI Executive Chairman and host of the Impact podcast, John Shegerian.

We discussed Verizon’s two green bonds, our involvement in The Climate Pledge, how COVID-19 has impacted Verizon’s sustainability and supply chain initiatives and much more. This was my second interview with John and it was such a pleasure to share a bit more about our opportunities and our challenges with his listeners. We’ve stayed focused on our goals through this unprecedented year, reaching for them daily - the Verizon way.

I hope every listener can take away something that will allow them to focus on their own personal or corporate goals. I’m so thrilled to play a small part in the global fight for climate action and always happy to sit down with inspiring people like John.

Photo of guest Jim Gowen Jim Gowen, Chief Sustainability Officer, Verizon

Having done many podcasts and interviews over the years, I can say that John Shegerian brings an additional energy to his interviews. It’s very evident that John had taken the time to read my book and did his research, which was evident in the excellent questions delivered. It was an honor to be the first veteran on the show and I look forward to following the Impact podcast myself to hear from more of the show’s great guests.

Photo of guest Dean Stott Dean Stott, British Special Forces Veteran and World Record Breaking Athlete

Talking with John Shegerian on the Impact Podcast was terrific, and I even came away with important insights into my own business. I was really grateful for joining John, who has left such a big and important impact on the industry himself.

Photo of guest Kate Fazzini Kate Fazzini, Cybersecurity Thought Leader

View all past episodes and learn more about the show at

The Impact Podcast with John Shegerian is available for listening on, Apple’s iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, libsyn, and as part of iHeartRadio’s digital broadcast, reaching over 120 million users.

Companies for Zero Waste’s Circular Economy Summit

John Shegerian was recently invited to participate as part of a panel of experts on the circular economy for the Companies for Zero Waste's virtual summit. Alongside circular economy thought leaders from companies such General Motors, Dow, Microsoft, Seventh Generation, GE, Dell and others, the panel tackled a number of questions and topics. One audience question asked during the Q&A was about the importance of the role data security plays in the world of recycling.

Here was Shegerian's response: