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

Innovation Keynote Speaking by Soren Kaplan

Soren Kaplan is the author of the bestselling and award winning book, Leapfrogging, an Affiliated Professor at the Center for Effective Organizations at USC’s Marshall School of Business, a contributing writer for FastCompany, and the Founder of InnovationPoint. He has presented to dozens of corporations, conferences, associations, universities, and nonprofits and is a widely recognized expert in business strategy, disruptive innovation, and organizational culture.

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

Soren’s engaging and motivational 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 weave together insights related to leading disruptive change and driving innovation:

In addition to his keynote presentations, Soren 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 healthcare, financial services, and design.

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):


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 motivational 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


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 other specific areas like disruptive leadership and change, and industries such as healthcare, design, financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, food and beverage, media and entertainment, and others, click here.

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