Top Innovation Keynote Speakers


Top Innovation Keynote Speakers

Top Innovation Keynote Speakers

The world is changing at the speed of light. Cutting edge technologies including Artificial Intelligence, IoT, and robotics are disrupting industries at an incredible pace. And in this age of disruptive innovation organizations are looking to unlock the creativity of their people and accelerate innovation in their businesses. One way of doing this is by inviting one of the world’s top innovation keynote speakers to speak at your next meeting or event. 



James Taylor – who started his career managing high profile rock stars – is now an in-demand keynote speaker, an internationally recognized leader in business creativity, and a global innovation expert.

For over 20 years, he has been advising CEOs, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, leaders, writers, and rockstars on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity.

One of the most global motivational speakers and most booked innovation keynote speakers around his clients include Sony, Apple, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Visa, EY, Mercedes Benz, TATA, McDonald’s, Mubadala, Barclays and IKEA to name just a few.




Lisa Bodell is an award-winning author and an expert on the topic of innovation and change. She is an inspiring keynote speaker who have brought her message to audiences in over 30 countries and her clients include Bloomberg, Pfizer, Lockheed Martin and many more. She also serves as a council member of the World Economic Forum. 




Jeremy Gutsche has been called “an intellectual can of Red Bull” (Association Week) and this New York Times bestselling writer gives innovation keynote speeches showing us all how to use methodical innovation to generate ideas and kickstart creativity in times of rapid change. One of the most popular business speakers on the scene his clients have included Kraft Foods, Volvo, Nestle, Panasonic, Huawei and Pepsico.




Josh Linkner is a creative troublemaker! He started his career as a jazz guitarist and then went on to become the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He is also a deeply experienced business leader, venture capitalist, top-rated keynote speaker, New York Times bestselling author, and professional jazz guitarist. He is a top keynote speaker on innovation, disruption, and hyper-growth leadership and represented by top speakers bureau in North America. His clients have included Ford, FedEx, Pfizer, American Express, and GEICO.




Dr. Natalie Nixon is a top change management keynote speaker, consultant, and a strategy, foresight, and one of the most in-demand innovation speakers. She advises leaders on unique approaches for process transformation and leveraging creativity as an innovation resource to more rapidly achieve priority business goals. Her clients have included IBM, Citrix, PCMA, and SAP.




Over the past two decades Gerd Leonhard has risen to one of the top innovation keynote speakers worldwide by sharing future trends with audiences. He has performed at over 1500 engagements in 50+ countries, and boasts a global audience of over 2.5 million people. Gerd’s client list includes most Fortune 500 companies including Royal Bank of Canada, Prudential, Charles Schwaab, PwC, Bosch, SAP, Audi, KPMG and SwissRe.




Having delivered over 500 keynote presentations on sales transformation and business model innovation to over 400,000 people on six continents, Bova is a leading innovation keynote speaker on business strategy and disruptive technologies. She is the growth and innovation evangelist at Salesforce and the author of the Wall Street Journal and 800-CEO-READ bestselling book GROWTH IQ. Her clients include 




Stephen Shapiro cultivates innovation by showing leaders and their teams how to approach, tackle and solve their business challenges. Applying the knowledge he has accrued over decades, Stephen is able to see what others can’t: opportunities to improve innovation models and the cultures that support them. His clients include 3M, Microsoft, P&G, Nike, GE, Dell, and Shell.




Peter Diamandis is a top innovation keynote speaker, futurist, Chairman/CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation, and the New York Times bestselling author of Abundance and BOLD. Diamandis is also the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan. His clients include Coca Cola, Cisco, Deloitte, Microsoft, DELL and State Farm.




Long before he became one of the most in-demand futurist speakers in the world, Nick Webb was a successful entrepreneur and inventor, working on the front lines and competing against many of the biggest companies – and winning! His clients have included DHL, Verizon, 3M and Intel.



Top Innovation Keynote Speaker

Other Popular Innovation Keynote Speakers

This list of the top innovation keynote speakers provides just a small selection of popular innovation keynote speakers working with companies, industry associations and governments today. Other notable mentions include:

Matthew Luhn

Steve Wozniak

Nancy Giordano

Steve Blank

Brett King

Daniel Burrus

Jeff DeGraff

Eric Ries

Guy Kawasaki

Sahar Hashemi

So what is the definition of innovation anyway?

You often hear the words innovation and creativity used interchangeably. Is there a difference between these two terms? So what is the definition of innovation?

Is creativity a part of innovation? Or is it the other way around? Or are the two mutually interchangeable, dependent on context? Ultimately, are they just labels?

In this video from top innovation keynote speaker James Taylor explains the difference between the two terms, and gives a short overview of how creativity and innovation are connected.

In this video you’ll discover:

  • Why business executives don’t use the word Creativity
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • The Creativity Framework

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