Dr. Simone Ahuja

Innovation Strategist, Bestselling Author, Business School Advisor

Simone Ahuja is a top innovation keynote speaker, best-selling author, and founder of Blood Orange, an innovation and strategy firm. She is a columnist for Harvard Business Review and serves as an advisor to MIT’s Practical Impact Alliance and Noora Health, a FastCompany “Most Innovative Company”.

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Minnesota, USA

  • Dr. Simone Ahuja`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Dr. Simone Ahuja`s U.S. Speaking Fee

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Minnesota, USA

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Disrupt-It-Yourself: Hacking the Corporation to Make it Fast, Fluid and Frugal

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Frugal Innovation: Doing More with Less

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About Keynote Speaker Dr. Simone Ahuja

Dr. Simone Ahuja is the founder of Blood Orange, an innovation and strategy advisory firm.  Headquartered in Minneapolis with global teams, Blood Orange has developed a fast and frugal innovation methodology that helps companies move develop innovative ideas and move them through to execution.

She is a columnist for Harvard Business Review and serves as an advisor to MIT’s Practical Impact Alliance and Noora Health, a FastCompany “Most Innovative Company”.  Simone provides innovation and intrapreneurship consulting services, interactive labs and keynotes to organizations including 3M, Procter & Gamble, Target Corp, Medtronic, Stanley Black and Decker, and the World Economic Forum.

Simone is the co-author of the international bestseller Jugaad Innovation – Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth, and author of  Disrupt-It-Yourself – Hacking the Corporation to Make it Fast, Fluid and Frugal, selected by Forbes as a 2019 must-read leadership book.

Testimonials

Simone’s sharing her perspective on frugal innovation during our recent Innovation Summit was a welcome asset as she reminded us that impactful, sustainable innovation relies on constantly stretching ourselves beyond our own business mindset.”

Tom Beauregard

EVP and Chief Innovation Officer, UnitedHealth Group

Simone’s message spoke directly to each person at our event.  She clearly illustrated how global organizations can innovate, faster, better and cheaper in an era of globalization and economic volatility.  Don’t miss out on her timely and compelling message.

Peter Erickson

SVP Innovation, Technology and Quality, General Mills

Simone quickly connected with and inspired our entire audience.  Forward looking companies wanting to drive sustainable growth in the US and globally would be well advised to hear this compelling message now

Dimitris Lappas

VP Business Operations, Global Supply Chain, ECOLAB

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