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.

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.

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
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Frito-Lay
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Wells Fargo
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • American Association of Museums
  • American Society of Training and Development
  • Front End of Innovation
  • Institute for Credentialing Excellence
  • Cisco Systems
  • Disney
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • PepsiCo
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Harvard Business School
  • Credit Union Executives Society
  • American Society of Association Executives
  • Academy of Family Physicians
  • International Boston Seafood Show

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.