Leading Disruptive Innovation & Change – Keynote Speaking by Soren Kaplan

Bring Disruptive Innovation to Your Next Conference or Leadership Event

Soren Kaplan’s diverse, hands-on experience with disruptive technology, product and service innovation, and new 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 new opportunities. But he doesn’t stop there. He also reveals the emerging and potentially disruptive applications of these trends, while drawing connections and outlining implications for business leaders and organizations as they move into their increasingly fast-paced and uncertain futures.

View highlights of Soren in action delivering keynote presentations on strategy, business model innovation, innovation culture, and disruptive change:

Soren often paints a picture of the future shaped by:

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


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 presentation was unique, timely and relevant to our business challenges without a re-hash of common platitudes. He especially engaged with our entire leadership team, whether present in the room or attending remotely.

Scott Munn
Vice President & Security Product Management, Cisco

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 possesses deep knowledge and experience around the dynamics of disruptive innovation and change, including the implications for executive leadership and organizational strategy. Having worked in the field of “strategic innovation” for over 20 years, he has led strategy initiatives for companies including Cisco, Disney, Visa, Colgate-Palmolive, Red Bull, Medtronic, Roche, SK Telecom (South Korea), and many others. He has also led innovation research and executive development programs for the Danish Technology Institute, the Copenhagen Business School, Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation), PwC and the Melbourne Business School (Australia), 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, Soren also understands the practical challenges of leading “disruptive” innovation.

View highlights of Soren in action delivering a keynote presentation on disruptive innovation to the Global Technology Group of a Fortune 500 company (event sponsored by the Chief Technology Officer):

Previous presentations include:

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


Soren’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, implications and opportunities are relevant to all.


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

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


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