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Rowan Gibson

Rowan Gibson

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Keynote speaker Rowan Gibson is a successful speaker and bestselling author. He has spoken to numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller groups and organizations. He creates tailored talks and has inspired audiences all over the world with his insight and knowledge focused on innovation and growth.

Rowan Gibson is widely recognized as a thought leader on business innovation. He has been labeled “Mr. Innovation”, “the Innovation Grandmaster”, “the W. Edwards Deming of innovation” and “a guru among the gurus”. He is the author of the two major internationally bestselling books on business strategy and innovation – Rethinking The Future (1996) and Innovation to the Core (2008) – which to date have been published in 25 languages. His latest book, Innovation to the Core (Harvard Business School Press), which, for the first time, explains how to build and maintain a deep, company-wide innovation capability that fosters continual growth and strategic renewal.

For the past two decades, Gibson’s has created an impressive list of international clients which include some of the world’s most successful organizations. He teaches them how to seize new grow opportunities, create new markets and even transform whole industries by refocusing their entire organizational system around the paradigm of innovation.

Rowan Gibson is one of the world’s most sought-after public speakers. Over the last four years alone, he has delivered his keynote speeches, innovation masterclasses and public seminars in more than 50 countries around the world. He has addressed a long list of major organizations, such as Accenture, Bayer, British Telecom, Coca-Cola, Generali Group, Haier, Heinz, Credit Suisse, Dow Chemicals, Mars, Microsoft, Motorola, Henkel, IBM, NOKIA, Philips, P&G, Roche, Siemens, Steelcase, Telefonica and Volkswagen. Rowan’s big-picture insights, compelling observations, fresh business thinking and upbeat presentation style continue to impress a wide range of audiences all over the world. He is able to mix insight, inspiration and information in a way that leaves the audience feeling energized.

Rowan Gibson’s presentations are always tailor-made to fit each audience, industry sector and event format. He strives to, wherever possible, use business cases and examples that are relevant to the specific audience.

In his years as a public speaker, Rowan has shared the stage with well-known celebrities like Neil Armstrong, Ken Blanchard, Deepak Chopra, Newt Gingrich, Alvin Toffler, Guy Kawasaki, John Naisbitt, Bertrand Piccard, Bill Clinton, Jim Collins, Jonas Ridderstråle, and FonsTrompenaars. His speaking engagements have often been arranged as follow-ups to other high caliber speakers like Rudi Giuliani, Gary Hamel, Kjell Nordstrom and Tom Peters.

Rowan is also a successful writer. In addition to his bestselling books, he has authored dozens of business articles, columns and blogs which have been dispersed and read all around the globe. He has been interviewed frequently on television and radio, as well as online and in the international press. His media appearances include Forbes, CNN, BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, and BBC World Service. He has also appeared in several business documentaries.

Rowan Gibson is co-founder of www.innovationexcellence.com – the world’s most popular innovation website. The portal, which builds on an international group of nearly 12,000 members from over 175 countries, offers an arsenal of resources from today’s innovation thought leaders and practitioners that is aimed at helping every company achieve innovation excellence.

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    Speaker Rowan Gibson Keynote Topics

    • Winning in the Innovation Economy: the new management imperative
    • Innovation to the Core: a blueprint for transforming the way your company innovates
    • Making Innovation Happen: practical tools for achieving innovation excellence
    • The Four Lenses of Innovation: reverse-engineering the mind of the innovator
    • Mastering Business Model Innovation: generating game-changing growth opportunities
    • The Innovation War-Room: strategies for winning in turbulent times


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    PUBLIC SEMINARS – (half-day, one-day, or two-day)

    MASTERCLASSES – (half-day, one-day, two-day, or three-day)

    EXECUTIVE SUMMITS – (60-90 minutes, half-day, or one-day)

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