Dr. Soren Kaplan has presented to dozens of corporations, conferences, associations, universities, and nonprofits. As a leading expert on business strategy and innovation, he consults to leaders from global companies, writes for FastCompany, teaches at the Copenhagen Business School, formerly led the innovation group at HP in the Silicon Valley, and has founded several start-ups.

Soren’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 the forces shaping the future. But he doesn’t stop there. He also reveals the disruptive applications of these technologies, while drawing connections and outlining implications for business leaders and organizations as they move into their increasingly fast-paced and uncertain futures.

Dr. Kaplan customizes every keynote presentation and can paint a picture of the future shaped by various disruptive technologies including:

  • 3D printing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Devices
  • “SoLoMo” (Social, Mobile, Local)
  • Collaboration Technology
  • Automation
  • Augmented Reality
  • Big Data
  • Wearables
  • Sensors, Beacons & Networks
  • Robotics
  • And others…

Thank you for your brilliant remarks during the winter faculty conferences in Savannah and Atlanta. The assembled faculty and staff will embark upon the academic quarter buoyed by your inspired and witty words on the nature of innovations, which are sure to favor those who embrace surprise and eschew predictability.

Paula Wallace
President, Savannah College of Art & Design

As a professional conference organizer, we initially asked Soren to deliver a top level, executive education workshop to kickoff an event with over 300 C-Suite executives from the healthcare industry. The feedback was so outstanding we invited him back to lead a similar discussion at another event. Soren’s unique ability to tailor his message, facilitate collaboration, and push the thinking of senior executives, puts him in the top tier of speakers we work with.

Meredith Anastasio
Managing Director, Lincoln Healthcare Group

Dr. Kaplan possesses deep knowledge and experience around the dynamics of disruptive technologies and innovation. Having worked in the field of “strategic innovation” for over 20 years, he has led innovation programs for companies including Cisco, Disney, Visa, Colgate-Palmolive, Red Bull, Medtronic, Roche, SK Telecom (South Korea), and many others. He has led innovation research and executive development programs for the Danish Technology Institute, the Copenhagen Business School, Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation), and other universities and government organizations. Having previously served as the head of strategy and innovation for Hewlett-Packard (HP) in the roaring 1990’s and as the founder and advisor of start-ups, Dr. Kaplan also understands the practical challenges of disruptive innovation.

Previous presentations include:

  • Bank of Montreal
  • Cisco Systems
  • Disney
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • PayPal
  • Wells Fargo
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • American Association of Museums
  • And many others…
  • Chevron
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Frito-Lay
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • PepsiCo
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Harvard Business School
  • Credit Union Executives Society
  • American Society of Association Executives

Dr. Kaplan’s visually rich keynote presentations reveal high-impact future trends that are forming now as “weak signals” – and which he brings to life through storytelling, humor, and engaging case examples from across a range of industries. He customizes every keynote presentation to his unique audience to ensure that the trends, scenarios, and implications and opportunities are relevant to all.

Soren’s talk inspired our organization while providing both strategic and practical approaches for driving breakthroughs in the business and for our leadership.

Teppo Paavola
Vice President & Head of Global Business Development, PayPal

Soren’s new spin on the popular topic of innovation kept the entire audience on the edge of their seats. His talk was amazing.

Tatyana Kanzaveli
Organizer, TEDx Bay Area / Silicon Valley

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