Soren Kaplan – Providing Thought Leadership in Disruptive Innovation

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Soren Kaplan is the author of the award winning, bestselling book Leapfrogging and a writer for FastCompany. As the Founder of InnovationPoint, he works with organizations including Disney, NBCUniversal, Kimberly-Clark, Colgate-Palmolive, Medtronic, Philips, Red Bull, and numerous other global firms.  Soren previously led the internal strategy and innovation group at Hewlett-Packard (HP) during the roaring 1990’s in Silicon Valley and was a co-founder of iCohere, one of the first web collaboration platforms for online learning and communities of practice.  He is an Adjunct Professor within the Imagineering Academy at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands and has lectured at Harvard Business School, Copenhagen Business School, and with other MBA and executive education programs.  He sits on the advisory boards of several Silicon Valley start-ups.  He has been quoted, published, and interviewed by FastCompany, 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 and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two daughters, and hypo-allergenic cat.