Saby Waraich

Saby Waraich

Keynote: Purple cow leadership: Stand out as an effective leader

What does it take to be a ‘Stand Out’ leader? Leadership isn’t the easiest path, but it is a meaningful and potentially rewarding one. How can you lead through your actions - with or without an authority? What makes some leaders stand out from the crowd? The Purple Cow Leader has willing followers. Create positive morale, energy, and successful projects. Learn how to become the best leader you can be. It’s not good enough these days to be a great leader, be a stand-out leader.

Learning goals summary:

  • Understand the importance of mastering soft skills—especially if you want to stand out as an effective leader.

  • Define what make you unique, and why everything else revolves around this fact.

  • Learn some key leadership and marketing skills to differentiate yourself from the herd.


Saby is a highly sought-after internationally recognized Keynote speaker and an award-winning Technology Leader. Ed Scoop recently awarded him the Higher Education IT Executive of the year. HMG Strategy gave him the Global Leadership Institute award for leveraging technology to deliver business value and future growth as well as the Global Technology Executives Who Matter award for delivering unparalleled value to his organization in business transformation and talent development. The City of Portland created and awarded him the Purple Cow Leadership award for his excellence in leadership and complex program delivery. Thinkers 360 considers him among the Top 10 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers in the Project Management community.

Energetic ... engaging ... lively ... enthusiastic ... inspiring ... words that are often used to describe Saby. A speaker with the uncanny ability to look at the normal and see something quite different, Saby shares his life stories and has a fun way to look at life as well as living life. You are guaranteed to learn a thing or two on your journey from his unique perspective. He is an Angel Investor, Mentor, Leadership Coach, Project & Program Management Expert, and Change and Volunteer Leader with a diverse experience of over 20 years in both the public and private sectors.

Saby has led multiple diverse clients in their business transformation through project successes, bolstering communications across various departments, and assisting customers in creating effective solutions to complex problems. Saby is currently working as CIO at Clackamas Community College. He speaks four languages, enjoys working with people, and brings enthusiasm, inspiration & leadership qualities.