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Keynote Speaker Soren Kaplan

Soren Kaplan

Leadership Development, Keynote Speaking, & Consulting on Corporate Innovation, Business Model Innovation and Innovation Culture

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $20,001 - $40,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
    English
  • Travels From
    California, USA

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Soren Kaplan’s Key Accomplishments Include…

Soren Kaplan is a globally recognized keynote speaker, the author of the bestselling and award winning book, Leapfrogging, a writer for FastCompany, an Affiliated Professor at the Center for Effective Organizations at USC’s Marshall School of Business, and the Founder of InnovationPoint.  As a leading expert in disruptive innovation, innovation culture, and strategic change, he works with Disney, NBCUniversal, Kimberly-Clark, Colgate-Palmolive, Hershey, Red Bull, Medtronic, Roche, Philips, Cisco, Visa, Ascension Health, Kaiser Permanente, CSAA Insurance Group, American Council on Exercise, and numerous other organizations. Soren previously led the internal strategy and innovation group at Hewlett-Packard (HP) during the roaring 1990’s in Silicon Valley and was a co-founder of iCohere, one of the first web collaboration platforms for online learning and social networking.

He has lectured at the Harvard Business School, Copenhagen Business School, Melbourne Business School, and with other MBA and executive education programs. His Wall Street Journal bestseller, Leapfrogging, was recognized as “Best General Business Book” by the International Book Awards and “Best Leadership Book” by the Axiom Book Awards. He has been quoted, published, and interviewed by FastCompany, Forbes, CNBC, National Public Radio, the American Management Association, USA Today, Strategy & Leadership, and The International Handbook on Innovation, among many others.

He holds Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Organizational Psychology and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two daughters, and hypo-allergenic cat.

Testimonials 6

  • “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’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

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