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Soren Kaplan

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A thought-leader, Professor, and leading expert in strategic innovation, disruptive technology, and innovation culture

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Keynote Speaker Soren Kaplan is a leading expert in strategic innovation, disruptive technology, and innovation culture. An engaging and motivating speaker, he gives tailored keynote speeches that provide audiences with exclusive insight and actionable direction.

Why you should book speaker Soren Kaplan

  • He is an innovator for organizations. Speaker Soren Kaplan brings his innovative attitude to provide structure for organizational success.
  • He has lectured at the Harvard Business School, Copenhagen Business School, Melbourne Business School, and with other MBA and executive education programs globally.
  • His Wall Street Journal bestseller, Leapfrogging, was recognized as “Best Leadership Book” by the Axiom Book Awards. His latest book, The Invisible Advantage, was awarded “Best General Business Book” by the International Book Awards.

As a leading expert in disruptive innovation, innovation culture, and business model innovation, Soren works with Disney, NBCUniversal, Kimberly-Clark, Colgate-Palmolive, Hershey, Red Bull, Medtronic, Roche, Philips, Cisco, Visa, Ascension Health, Kaiser Permanente, CSAA Insurance Group, American Nurses Association, and numerous other organizations.

Soren previously led the internal strategy and innovation group at Hewlett-Packard (HP) during the roaring 1990s in Silicon Valley and is a co-founder of upBOARD, the world’s first no-code software platform for business best practices.

He has been quoted, published, and interviewed by Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, CNBC, National Public Radio, the American Management Association, USA Today, Strategy & Leadership, and The International Handbook on Innovation, among many others. He holds Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Organizational Psychology, resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, and possesses dual US-French citizenship.

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Leapfrogging to Breakthrough Innovation

In this high-energy and provocative keynote, Soren highlights the importance of breakthrough innovation for leaders, organizations and business functions – and helps participants identify future opportunities in products, services, processes, and/or business models. Definitions of the different types of innovation are provided along with concrete examples and emerging practices for driving the type of innovation that “leapfrogs” the competition.

  • Learn about the different types of innovation – from incremental to disruptive
  • Obtain principles and practices for innovating products, services, process, and business models
  • Gain insight from real-world trailblazers like Intuit, OpenTable, Kimberly-Clark, Colgate, Gatorade, & many others
  • Instantly apply new knowledge to real business issues or opportunities through interactive, facilitated group breakouts
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How to Create a Culture of Innovation

Based on 20+ years’ experience and his widely recognized FastCompany article on the topic, Soren reveals the secrets for creating a culture of innovation. While “disruptive” or “breakthrough” innovation may seem easy for companies like Apple or Google, Soren outlines why most organizations struggle to create an environment that produces sustainable innovation – and then reveals how anyone can foster a culture that promotes new thinking, customer focus, experimentation, continuous improvement, and business growth.

Audience takeaways:

  • Learn how organizational culture impacts behavior and how it can be shaped to foster innovation
  • Gain insight into the levers that influence culture, including leadership behavior, storytelling, metrics, rewards, and organizational structures and processes
  • Obtain models and tools for transforming your organization’s own culture
  • Instantly apply new knowledge through interactive, facilitated group breakouts
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Disrupt it! The Future of Disruptive Technology

Soren Kaplan’s diverse, hands-on experience with disruptive technology, disruptive innovation, and emerging business models, gives him a unique perspective that keeps his audiences on the edge of their seats. With an eye on the future, he outlines the intersecting trends, technologies, and forces shaping the future.

But he doesn’t stop there, he also reveals the disruptive applications of these technologies that represent both opportunities and potential threats, while outlining implications for business leaders and organizations as they move into their increasingly fast-paced and uncertain futures.

Audience takeaways:

  • Learn about the emerging technology trends changing the face of every industry
  • Gain insight into specific technology-driven trends including 3D printing, augmented reality, cloud computing, big data, wearable devices, sensors and beacons, robotics, social media, and other disruptors
  • Obtain insights into specific opportunity areas and potential disruptive threats
  • Instantly apply new knowledge through interactive, facilitated group breakouts
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Why Innovation Culture is the Only Sustainable Competitive Advantage

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