Bring Strategy & Innovation to Your Next Conference with Bestselling Author & Keynote Speaker, Soren Kaplan


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.

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

Soren’s engaging speaking style leads his audiences through a journey of exploration and discovery to insight and practical application, ensuring that everyone walks away energized and motivated – and with a sense of actionable direction.

Some of his most popular keynote topic areas include:

In addition to these keynote presentations and others like them, he often tailors his message by sharing emerging trends, case examples, and strategies for driving disruptive innovation and change within specific business functions or industries like technology, healthcare, financial services, and design.


Soren delivered our kickoff keynote where he set the tone for our conference. The feedback from our attendees has been fantastic and Soren exceed my expectations with his engaging style and thought provoking presentation.

Kristin Petrovich Kennedy
President & Founder, Createasphere

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

Soren first keynoted our CEO conference and he was a huge hit with our executive audience. We liked his collaborative and customized approach so much that we brought him back to keynote our international conference with over 700 participants. And he hit another home run.

Chuck Fagan
President & CEO, Credit Union Executives Society


Soren customizes every talk to his specific audience – since he’s an adamant believer that it’s only possible to truly connect to others when one has an understanding of their needs, challenges and passions.

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
  • American Society of Training and Development
  • Academy of Family Physicians
  • Front End of Innovation
  • International Boston Seafood Show
  • Institute for Credentialing Excellence



2014 Keynote Presentations & Events

(see list of 2013 keynotes)

January 8, 2014:  Leapfrogging to the C-Suite through Talent Management, Best Practice Institute

January 10, 2014:  Keynote Presentation, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA

January 22, 2014:  Keynote Presentation, Imagineering Academy Conference, NHTV University, Netherlands

February 2, 2014: Keynote Presentation & Executive Education Program, Home Care 100 Conference, Boca Raton, FL

February 22, 2014: Keynote Presentation, Academy of Family Physicians, Hershey, PA

March 19, 2014:  Keynote Presentation, Learning Solutions 2014, Orlando, FL

November 17-19: Executive Development Program, Tias Business School, Amsterdam

September 17, 2014: Colgate-Palmolive Leadership Day, Global Technology Center, New Jersey

November 17-19: Executive Development Program, Tias Business School, Amsterdam

November 21, 2014:  Tekes, Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, Helsinki

January 12-14, 2015: Executive Development Program, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

January 19-21, 2015:  Imagineering Executive Program, NHTV University, Breda, Netherlands

January 27, 2015: Ascension Healthcare, Leadership Program, Palo Alto, CA


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’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 was engaging, knowledgeable, thought-provoking — and fun. Our attendees, who are highly experienced talent strategists, are a hard group to please, and they gave Soren uniformly excellent ratings.

Kay Kennedy
Executive Director, Int’l Assoc. of Corporate & Professional Recruitment


For inquires about Soren’s speaking engagements, including his experience working across specific areas and industries such as disruptive technologyhealthcare, design, financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, food and beverage, media and entertainment, and others, click here.