Professor of Innovation
Enrique Dans is a professor of innovation at IE Business School since 1990, and Senior Advisor on Innovation and Digital Transformation at IE University.
Co-founder & Chairman
Jesse Nieminen is the Co-founder, Chief Growth Officer & Chairman of Viima, and an entrepreneurial leader with a passion for building businesses and growing organizations to scale in the digital age.
Head of Digital & Innovation | Management Consultant
Brian is a Senior Leader within ‘Expleo’ and is currently the Head of Digital and In-novation Services. Since joining in 2017, he has primarily concentrated on building & developing Expleo’ s Digital & Innovation Services. He has 30 years of progressive experience spanning the full range of global IT services, previously working in internal CIO roles.
AI Product Lead at Google
Marily Nika is an AI Product Leader based in San Francisco that has worked for Google and Facebook. She holds a Ph.D. in Computing Science from Imperial College London and is currently a teaching fellow at Harvard Business School. Outside of her day role, Marily acts as advisor to early stage startups and also empowers the women in tech community in various ways.
Tech Companies in the Bay Area
Associate Director of Engineering
Steven O'Kennedy is the Director of Engineering in Accenture's Global Innovation Centre at The Dock in Dublin. After working on large scale system implementation and technical transformation projects for many years as a technical architect, he now focuses on incubating innovative products and services centred around modern software architecture, AI and cloud technologies.
Global Centre for Innovation at Accenture
Andrea Kates helps corporate teams and business leaders drive revenue growth through innovative routes to market, future-based insights, and cross-industry inspiration. Former tech CEO in San Francisco and now a global advisor and leader of high-impact initiatives for companies like Ford, Mayo Clinic, KK Wind, Intergraficas, and Cisco. Leadership Training, Innovation Initiatives, Thought Leadership/ Key-notes, Board Member.
Director of Business Development
Sofia Fernandes is a strategist with extensive experience in working with both startups and corporations in launching new products. Sofia manages a portfolio of over 100 startups and focuses on designing and aligning strategies, motivating teams, and assuring flawless implementation.
Co-Founder of ALL WE HAVE IS NOW
Tom Goodwin is a writer, speaker and advertising and media provocateur and con-sultant. He has been voted a top 10 voice in Marketing by LinkedIn, one of 30 peo-ple to follow on Twitter by Business Insider, and a 'must-follow' by Fast Company. An industry commentator on the future of marketing and business, he is a column-ist for TechCrunch and Forbes and frequent contributor to The Guardian, GQ, Ad Age, Wired, Ad Week, Inc, MediaPost & Digiday.
Partner & Founder Board of Innovation US
Vincent Pirenne is a serial entrepreneur who founded Board of Innovation in NY. As a part of Board of Innovation he has advised some of the biggest global companies around the globe and solved some of their biggest challenges through meaningful innovation.
Board of Innovation
Managing Director and Senior Partner, BCG
François Candelon joined Boston Consulting Group in 1993. He has worked in several European countries, led BCG’s global telecommunications work from 2008 to 2012, and spent seven years in China where he worked with the most advanced tech companies.
Global Director, BCG Henderson Iinstitute
Chief Executive Officer
Alex Adamopoulos has a career of more than 30+ years working in technology products and services. Along with founding Emergn in 2009, he has served in several leadership roles and worked with some of the best people in the industry and in life, with an emphasis on building high-performing teams and developing leaders.
Innovation Leader, Asia Pacific
Warwick Peel is an innovation-led entrepreneur, currently driving innovation excellence across Asia Pacific with IdeaScale. Continuing to mentor founders, he is part of Inspiring Rarebirds Female Founders in 2020. A board member for the United Nations Association of Australia (Victoria), he is passionate about steering impact towards the UN SDGs. He is also an advisor to startups, mentor to FYA Young Social Pioneers, active in the A.I for Good community, as well as Co-Founder of Entrepreneurs&Co.
President and CEO
Frederic Laluyaux is an entrepreneur at heart, Fred founded his first company at the age of 23. Prior to launching Aera, Fred was the CEO of Anaplan, which he grew from 20 to 650 employees, and a $1B+ valuation. Before that, he held several executive positions at SAP, Business Objects, and ALG software.
Patrick Van Der Pijl
CEO, Best Selling Author, Speaker
Patrick is the founder and CEO of Business Models Inc (BMI), a global design agency on strategy and innovation in 2009 with offices in US, UK, Europe, Australia and Taiwan. Patrick has a passion for strategic visioning, graphic facilitation and story-telling. BMI was awarded with the Pioneer Design Award for democratization of the innovation and strategy tools.
Business Models Inc
Technology Futurist, Disruptive Innovation Expert, Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author
Daniel Burrus is one of the world’s leading global futurists and disruptive innovation experts. He is the author of seven bestselling books including The Anticipatory Organization and a strategic advisor to leading C-Suite executives worldwide.
Scott D. Anthony
Scott D. Anthony is a Senior Partner at Innosight. He has written eight books, including most recently Eat, Sleep, Innovate (2020), from which this piece was adapted, and Dual Transformation (2017), which describe how forward-thinking organizations can navigate disruptive change and own the future.
Chief Strategy & Product Officer
Rosemarie Diegnan is an experienced product leader having led product teams across a number of internet businesses in the USA and UK. Rosemarie joined Wazoku in 2012 and has led the design and delivery of its market-leading innovation suite including an Enterprise Innovation Platform, Idea Management Software and Open Innovation Marketplace.
Lisa Seacat Deluca
Director Emerging Solutions, Distinguished Engineer
Lisa Seacat DeLuca is the Director & Distinguished Engineer of Emerging Solutions within the AI Applications business unit within IBM currently focused on modernizing our Weather Business Solutions and the Aviation portfolios. Lisa holds a Masters of Science in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business, and a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University with minors in Business Administration and Multimedia Productions.
7X CIO and Author
Mark Settle is a seven-time CIO, three-time CIO 100 award winner, two-time book author. Seven members of Mark Settle's former management teams are currently sitting CIOs in publicly traded companies.
Senior Business Advisor • Writer • BoD member
Marica Labrou is a senior Business Advisor, BoD member (DEPA, Entersoft, Focus Bari), Business books writer. More than 30 years of successful executive experience in major multinational and Greek companies (BSH, HP, Microsoft, Singular-Logic, KAFKAS), the last 15 years in CEO roles. Chemical Engineer and MBA holder.
Director, Galant Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Eric Martin is a professor at and faculty co-founder and Director of the Galant Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce. Eric’s thirty-year career includes successful operating experience as a Chief Executive (Software, Consumer Products & Services, Professional Services), Strategist (Global Consultancy Partner), Entrepreneur, Change Agent (Busi-ness Transformation, Turnarounds, and Start-Ups), and Professor.
University of Virginia
Chief Innovation Officer
Davide Falasconi has a wide international career in strategic transformations, innovation, and digitization, being a manager, advisor, and start-up investor. He worked at Pirelli, McKinsey, and recently in the Public Sector. Davide holds MSc and BSc in Engineering and MBA at LBS.
Italian Ministry of Technological Innovation and Digital Transition
Co-Founder and Principal Facilitator/Trainer
Carlos Oliveira is Co-Founder and Principal of adaptiveX, an innovation and design sprint agency. adaptiveX helps organizations reinvent the world by empowering people and teams to solve meaningful problems in a more creative, collaborative, and human-centered way. We're uncovering better ways of developing solutions and helping others do it.
Maria Paula Oliveira
MENA Innovation Leader
Maria Paula Oliveira’s mission is to ensure companies have strong ‘innovation muscles’: the processes, talent and technologies to thrive through change. Four times innovation leader and twice an entrepreneur, MP has worked in Latin Ameri-ca, Silicon Valley, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.
Dr. Diane Hamilton is the CEO of Tonerra, author, radio host, keynote speaker, and former MBA Program Chair at the Forbes School of Business. Thinkers50 Radar chose her as one of the top minds in management and leadership.
Misha De Sterke
Corporate Venture Builder/ Senior partner
Misha de Sterke is a Dutch creative entrepreneur and a boardroom innovation advisor. He helps in building new businesses with large (FMCG) companies and helps early-stage companies get investment ready within 8-14 months - helped raise more than 25 million of investments.
Agile Strategist & Coach
Erik Schumb is an Agile Strategist & Coach. He is the founder & CXO of Agile Sprints and Chief Facilitation Officer of AllStarTeams. Previously he has been a Market Analyst, Information Broker, Strategic Researcher, Digital Transformation Manager, Innovation Consultant, Agile Coach.
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Professor Mathew (Mat) Hughes is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University. Professor Hughes is also the Co-founder and Co-director of the Centre for Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He previously held appointments as Reader in Entrepreneurial Management at Durham University, and Lecturer then Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Nottingham.
Loughborough University School of Business and Economics
Evangelos Simoudis is a seasoned venture investor, senior advisor to global corporations, and a recognized thought leader in new mobility, digital platforms, and corporate innovation - with over 30 years of experience in Silicon Valley. He is also the author of ‘The Big Data Opportunity In Our Driverless Future’, and the ‘Transportation Transformation’. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science (machine learning) from Brandeis University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Caltech.
Head of Insight & Innovation
Kelly Dawson is a strategic thinker, driving innovation by discovering unmet needs with global consumers, as well as defining longer-term horizon opportunities. Previously a Design Partner for Unilever, working on global sustainability programs for some of the world’s best-known brands. Before Unilever, she led innovation projects for brands such as Samsung and BT. An accomplished leader with almost 20 years’ experience, able to convert abstract strategies and insights into innovation.
Author of ‘Innovation Lab Excellence’ and ‘Cashless’
Rich Turrin is the international best-selling author of ‘Innovation Lab Excellence’ and ‘Cashless: China’s Digital Currency Revolution’. He is an award-winning executive previously heading fintech teams at IBM, following a twenty-year career head-ing innovation teams at global investment banks. Living in Shanghai for the last decade, Rich experienced China going cashless first-hand and has a unique combination of banking and technology skills. Rich is an independent consultant whose views on China’s fintech developments are widely sought by international media and private clients.
Anthony Mills is a globally sought-after thought leader on emerging markets, proactive growth strategies, corporate innovation, workplace experience, entrepreneurship, product design, and Design Thinking. His work has had a profound and lasting impact on businesses all over the world.
Legacy Innovation Group
Partner & Co-Founder
Alex Farcet is the co-founder of Startupbootcamp, a global network of industry-focused accelerator with over 1000 startup alumni, and Rainmaking, an innovation and venture building firm. He is French, was born in Spain, grew up in Africa, and lives in Copenhagen.
Gijs Van Wulfen
Founder, FORTH Innovation Methodology
Gijs van Wulfen is a worldwide authority in innovation and design thinking. He is the founder of the FORTH innovation method, LinkedIn Influencer with 330.000 followers, and author of 5 books on innovation, among which ONLINE INNOVATION (2021).
Professor of innovation, design and management
Professor Alf Rehn is a thought-leader in innovation and creativity, as well as an author, strategic advisor, and speaker. His latest book is Innovation for the Fatigued, and he can be found at alfrehn.com or on social media as @alfrehn
Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark
Head of Corporate Innovation, EurA-AG Brussels and Portugal
Pedro Costa has background experience in delivering highly complex projects in European, North and Latin American, and African countries. He is now the Head Corporate Innovation at EurA AG, an innovation consultancy firm specialized in the creation and development of innovation ecosystems, helping the largest companies in Europe to profit from collaborative innovation.
Adi Mazor Kario
Product Innovation Expert
Adi Mazor Kario is known for her ability to take creative business ideas and turn them into massive revenue. Adi has worked with IBM, Intel, Google, and Waze — along with hundreds of startups in Israel, the “Startup Nation,” and played a crucial role in the Google Accelerator.
Co-founder of innovation advisory firm OUTCOME
Cris Beswick is the co-founder of ‘Outcome’, a boutique innovation advisory firm, best selling author of ‘Building a Culture of Innovation: A practical guide for placing innovation at the core of your business’ and a leading thinker and strategic advisor on innovation leadership & culture.
Associate Director and Master Technology Architect
Enrico Gentili is an Associated Director and Master Technology Architect with Accenture. He has more than 20 years of experience in medium to large scale project delivery and IT consulting for a wide set of Accenture's clients. Enrico has been one of the founders of the Accenture Global Innovation Center in Dublin where he established the Engineering team that he served as Director from the initial set-up till 2018. Since 2020 he is an active member of the Global Corporate Citizen Technology Advisory Group.
Strategyn Founder and CEO, Inventor, Author and Innovation Thought Leader
Tony Ulwick is the pioneer of jobs-to-be-done theory and the inventor of Outcome-Driven Innovation. His work has helped the world’s leading companies launch winning products and services with a success rate that is five times the industry average. His best-selling book, “What Customers Want,” and his articles in the Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review have been cited in hundreds of publications. His work has defined a new era in customer-centric innovation.
Director, Technology Strategy, Western Europe
Ger Perdisatt is an experienced business leader with expertise in digital transformation, cloud (IAAS, PAAS, SAAS), sales leadership, industry partnerships and GTM strategies, people and organizational transformation. Excellent track record of performance across a range of industries and functions. Postgraduate qualifications MBA, ACCA.
Charlie Widdows is the co-founder of Solverboard and the founder of two innovation networks – groups of enterprise innovators who meet weekly to discuss the impact innovation has on the world.
Carlo Rivis is an accomplished Innovator, Business Development, and Project manager with more than 15 years of leading complex technology projects and companies internationally. Successful experience driving the adoption of new technology innovations, processes, and best practices that reduce costs and improve efficiencies.
CEO and Co-Founder, LeanApps
Narjeet Singh is the CEO and Co-Founder, LeanApps. Narjeet is passionate about experimentation and he is helping companies to learn how to test new business ideas and take them to product-market-fit.
Director of design driven innovation
Jonne Kuyt is the Director of design-driven innovation in mobility and partner at Edenspiekermann. He helps businesses adapt to digital change and innovate.
Adrián Heredia Iglesias
Founder and CEO
Adrián Heredia Iglesias has a deep knowledge of how technology is disrupting business models thanks to many entrepreneurial battles over his shoulders. He founded Byld after 6 years involved in the design, launch, and consolidation of Sonar Ventures, one of the first venture builders in Spain. He is also a mentor and professor in different business schools and universities, and advisor to different public and private organizations (e.g: EIT Urban Mobility, a public body of the European Union).
President • CIO • Digital Transformation • Founder • Author
Isaac Sacolick (@NYIke) is StarCIO’s President and guides business leaders on succeeding with data and technology while executing smarter, faster, safer, and more innovative transformation programs. He authored the Amazon bestseller, Driving Digital: The Leader’s Guide to Biz Transformation Through Technology, has over 700 articles published, and keynotes on digital transformation topics.
Fabrizio Ferrandina is Group CEO of Zühlke, a global innovation service provider. His career has been dedicated to driving software and system projects for clients all over the world. Until 2018 Fabrizio Ferrandina was CEO of the German subsidiary and member of the Zühlke Group Executive Board.
Consultant, Speaker, Writer
Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” offers frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams do reasonable things that work. See her 18 books, blog, and other resources at jrothman.com and createadaptable-life.com
Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.
Executive Chairman, CEO
David Blake is the creator of The Future of Work Studios and the CEO of Learn In. He is a Sr. Advisor to McKinsey. David is also the Executive Chairman and Co-founder of Degreed. Prior, he helped launch a competency-based, accredited university and was a founding team member of university admissions startup Zinch (acquired by NASDQ: CHGG).
Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Agile Actors
Dimitris Livas is a collaborative leader focusing on motivating people to achieve challenging goals and objectives. He has decades of experience in the development of technology professionals and the management of large software development units.
Jonathan ( Jonny ) Rose
Digital Transformation & Innovation Lead
Jonathan Rose supports clients in financial services to leverage ::projective’s digital innovation solutions to deliver value from front-line teams to the C suite. He focuses on creating and developing new revenue streams with banks and fintech companies and unlocking the business case within digitisation strategies.
Associate Professor of Strategy & Innovation
Ralf Wilden is an Associate Professor of Strategy & Innovation at Macquarie University. He advises organizations on service-oriented business models and organizational change to help organizations sense, shape, and seize market opportunities and improve their strategic performance.
Macquarie Business School and MGSM
Peter Hoeller is a seasoned patent attorney with more than 15 years of experience procuring, litigating, and licensing patent rights in the high-tech industry. He represents businesses of all sizes, ranging from the Fortune 100 to start-ups, and helps his clients realize the potential of their IP assets—either in court, before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, or across the negotiation table.
Barta, Jones & Foley, P.C.
Dermot Roche is Qualified as a Patent Attorney and a Trade Mark Attorney. More than 20 years experience in the patent profession in computer-implemented inven-tions and medtech. Experience in private practice and as an in-house patent counsel for Accenture and for Dolby Laboratories.
Intellectual Property Manager
Joe Doyle is IP Manager with Enterprise Ireland, his role is to support EI clients to integrate of IP strategy with business strategy. He has a BSc in Materials Science, M.Sc in Business Practice. Previously he held senior roles in R&D and technology commercialization.
Founder and CEO
Dr. Dragana Vukasinovic is a bio-scientist with entrepreneurial mindset. She is the Founder and CEO of Fauna Smart Technologies, a company dedicated to building products and services to create farming practices in line with nature. After being in academia all her life, Dragana is using startup as a mechanism to bring cutting-edge academic research to the real world leveraged by environmentally friendly technologies, together with her passionate team of multidisciplinary scientists.
Fauna Smart Technologies
Deputy Minister of Development and Investments | Research, Innovation and Technology
Christos Dimas is the Deputy Minister of Development and Investments Member of Parliament at Hellenic Parliament for Corinthia. He is a Lawyer and Business Consultant.