Keynote Speaking on Creating a Culture of Innovation – Keynote Speaker, Dr. Soren Kaplan

Jump-Start Your Next Corporate Event or Conference with a Keynote on How to Create a Culture of Innovation.

Soren Kaplan provides managers and leaders at all levels with inspiring keynotes that draw upon his 20+ years’ experience working across industries, his executive education programs at the Center for Effective Organizations at USC’s Marshall School of Business, and examples and tips from his award-winning book, The Invisible Advantage: How to Create a Culture of Innovation.

Culture of Innovation Keynote Speaker

Many organizations want a culture of innovation that produces great ideas on a sustainable basis. While this may seem easy for companies like Apple or Google, Soren outlines why most companies struggle to create a culture that produces consistent innovation – and then shows how anyone can create a culture that inspires new thinking, customer focus, experimentation, and business growth.

  • 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, formal and informal 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

Soren wrote the book on innovation culture – literally. The Invisible Advantage won “Best General Business Book” at the International Book Awards and has been profiled by Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, USA Today, Inc., and in other media.

Soren also shares insights and examples from his bestselling and award winning book, Leapfrogging, to illustrate the leadership behavior necessary for promoting a culture of innovation. He also customizes every keynote to his specific client and audience by emphasizing different types of innovation (product, service, process, technology, business models, and organizational innovation) and the stories and examples used to illustrate his points around how leaders can shape innovation culture.

Learn more about Soren’s perspective on how to create a culture of innovation by reading his widely recognized FastCompany article on the topic:

Previous presentations include:

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

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

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