About Speaker Hitendra Patel…
Change maker Hitendra Patel has helped over 50 global corporations foster innovative cultures that produce tangible results. The internationally regarded thought leader is a co-founder and managing director of the IXL Center, a global consulting center that develops organizations’ capabilities to create breakthrough products, businesses, and solutions.
Patel is a professor of growth and innovation at Hult International Business School, where he also serves as the board director of the Hult Prize, a foundation that provides promising young entrepreneurs with $1 million of seed funding. Since 2010, he has been a partner and member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), collaborating with other scientists, businessmen, and government representatives to solve the world’s most pressing problems.
During the 1990s, Patel was a driving force at Motorola, mapping the way for their new technology and products. He holds six patents and is currently working on his fifth book, DOTS!, which examines why some people have greater capacities for innovation than others. In recent years, he has sparked imaginations and guided initiatives at Johnson Controls, Hewlett Packard, LG, Alibaba.com, CEMEX, Cadbury, Verizon, and P&G.