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Frans Johansson

Innovation Expert and Author
Country: USA

Keynote speaker Frans Johansson demonstrates how the best ideas and innovation come from collaboration between people with diverse experiences, skills, expertise, perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. Simply stated, Johansson is known for making the business case for diversity.

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Innovation Expert and Author, The Medici Effect

The author, entrepreneur, consultant and empowering speaker Frans Johansson has spoken to audiences worldwide, from the boardrooms of large corporations to villages in developing countries. His debut book, The Medici Effect, shattered assumptions about how great ideas happen.

In his book and in his presentations, Johansson clearly shows how the best ideas and innovation come from collaboration between people with diverse experiences, skills, expertise, perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. Simply stated, Johansson is known for making the business case for diversity. He packs his programs with plenty of examples and gives people what they need to know and what they need to do to break down silos and bring out the best that everyone has to give to any challenge or opportunity. Regardless of rank or where they reside on the org chart—even if they are not on it.

Keynote speaker Frans Johansson has lived all his life at the intersection where ideas from different fields and cultures meet and collide. He was raised in Sweden by his African- American-Cherokee mother and Swedish father. Johansson earned his B.S. in Environmental Science from Brown University and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He founded both a Boston-based software company and a medical device company operating out of Baltimore and Stockholm, Sweden. He has written articles on healthcare, information technology and the science of sport fishing and has been featured on CNN’s AC360, ABC’s Early Morning Show and CNBC’s The Business of Innovation series along with Jack Welch and Muhammad Yunus.

Johansson resides in New York City with his family.

    Keynote by Speaker Frans Johansson

    The Medici Effect: Ground-Breaking Innovation at the Intersection of Disciplines and Cultures

    • What do goat milk, spiders, and fishing lines have in common? Music records and airlines? Ant behavior and telecommunications routing? Most of us would assume nothing. But out of each of these seemingly random combinations have come radical innovations that have created whole new fields.
    • In this talk, speaker Frans Johansson takes us on a fascinating journey to the Intersection: a place where ideas from different fields and cultures meet and collide, ultimately igniting an explosion of extraordinary new innovations. See how companies become global leaders, how products and services yield huge margins, how researchers, managers and artists outdo their peers.

     

    Keynote by Speaker Frans Johansson

    Diversity Drives Innovation

    • The world is changing fast. Today more people than ever move between cultures and countries. Companies, cities, even nations, must compete on a global basis just to stay even. In this world, diversity has become a key driver for innovation. Johansson explains how today’s most innovative companies form culturally diverse talent pools and teams as a specific strategy to innovate. These companies have become #1 brand leaders, R&D centers—and very profitable.
    • In this program, speaker Frans Johansson clearly and persuasively shows what happens when different cultures collide and ignite an explosion of extraordinary new ideas and discoveries.
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