Bring Design Thinking and Innovation to Your Next Conference or Corporate Event

Soren Kaplan’s keynote speaking on disruptive innovation and innovation culture is grounded in his eclectic background in business innovation and design thinking. Soren takes his audience through a journey of exploration and insight into practical strategies and implications for individuals, teams, and entire organizations. His keynote speaking on design innovation reveals the linkages between “design” and disruptive products, services, and even business model innovation. Soren’s highly interactive keynote presentations reveal linkages between the field of design and business strategy and innovation.

Having studied design at New York’s School of Visual Arts and at UCLA in Los Angeles, Soren draws upon his 20 years of business innovation experience, as well as a unique family heritage grounded in art and design that includes:

  • Jean Puiforcat, the French art deco silversmith whose name and designs are now owned by luxury brand, Hermes
  • Georgette Chadourne, one of the first female professional photographers who captured portraits of artists including Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse
  • Jacques Kaplan, the 1960’s furrier who was the first designer to denounce using endangered species and who was recognized by the World Wildlife Fund for his boldness in challenging an entire industry

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

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 possesses deep knowledge and experience in business innovation and transformational change — and he uses storytelling, humor, and engaging case studies that apply concepts of design to innovation and leadership. He also describes of the role of design and design thinking in driving new products, services, and business models.

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

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

Soren understood our audience and he made the topic of disruptive innovation accessible and inspirational. People are still buzzing about his presentation.

Mary Beth Robles
Vice President, Innovation Capability & Systems, Colgate-Palmolive

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