Soren Kaplan

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

  • Soren Kaplan`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Soren Kaplan`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $20,001 - $30,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Soren Kaplan`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Soren Kaplan`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $20,001 - $30,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

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Disruptive Innovation is Every Company’s Business – How to innovate disruptive new products, services, customer experiences, and business models.

Dr. Soren Kaplan’s keynote speaking focuses on a single theme: innovation. Having worked across industries including technology, consumer products, financial services, ...

Dr. Soren Kaplan’s keynote speaking focuses on a single theme: innovation. Having worked across industries including technology, consumer products, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, media & entertainment, and many others, Soren tailors his keynotes to his audience’s specific definition of “innovation” – which can range from incremental to the disruptive innovations that change the game. He also frequently leads and facilitates collaborative working sessions and breakouts following his keynotes – something that sets him apart from other traditional speakers.

Soren has a unique gift for cutting through the clutter of today’s buzzwords and complexity by focusing on what really matters: how to create breakthroughs in products, services, business models, business processes, customers’ experiences, or marketing strategies. He is also a leading expert in organizational culture related to disruptive innovation and often speaks on leadership’s role in fostering a culture of sustainable innovation.

In one of his most popular keynotes, Disruptive Innovation is Every Company’s Business, Soren highlights the importance of disruptive innovation for leaders, organizations and business functions – and helps participants identify future opportunities in products, services, processes, and/or business models. Definitions of the different types of innovation are provided along with concrete examples and emerging practices for driving the type of innovation that “leapfrogs” the competition. Key takeaways include:

  • Learn about the different types of innovation – from incremental to disruptive
  • Obtain principles and practices for innovating products, services, process, and business model
  • Gain insight from real-world trailblazers like Intuit, OpenTable, Kimberly-Clark, Colgate, Gatorade, & many others
  • Instantly apply new knowledge to real business issues or opportunities through interactive, facilitated group breakouts

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Keynote Speaking on Business Model Innovation for Competitive Advantage & Business Growth

Soren Kaplan’s keynotes on the future of business model innovation focus on the strategies and steps for identifying, developing, and driving innovative business models that ...

Soren Kaplan’s keynotes on the future of business model innovation focus on the strategies and steps for identifying, developing, and driving innovative business models that generate new revenue streams, create competitive differentiation, and add a step-change in value to the market. With a focus on future trends, he outlines the intersecting disruptive innovations and forces shaping new opportunities. Through well known and little-known examples from across industries, he outlines specific strategies that any organization – whether product or service focused – can apply to create game changing business models.

In his keynotes, Soren outlines the three essential components of all winning business models:

  • Value – How do you add the most value to those you serve, your partners, and the world?
  • Revenue – How do you create financial sustainability and derive the most value from your business model?
  • Differentiation – How do you create the most differentiation in the market and set yourself apart from the competition?

Organizations that benefit most from Soren’s Business Model Innovation keynote presentations and workshops are those facing commoditization and stiff competition based on costs and pricing — and who, as a result, need a jump-start as they consider new possibilities for alternative ways to integrate services, create solutions, develop unique customer experiences, and build ecosystems of partners as they reinvent their business models.

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Your Invisible Advantage – Create a Culture of Innovation

Jump Start Your Next Corporate Event or Conference with an Inspiring Keynote on How to Create a Culture of Innovation As a leading expert in innovation, organizational ...

Jump Start Your Next Corporate Event or Conference with an Inspiring Keynote on How to Create a Culture of Innovation

As a leading expert in innovation, organizational culture, and leadership, Soren Kaplan delivers high-impact keynotes that tap into his 20+ years’ experience working across industries, his executive education programs in strategic innovation at USC’s Center for Effective Organizations, and research and insights from his newest book, The Invisible Advantage.

The Invisible Advantage – How to Create a Culture of Innovation is based on Soren’s book with the same title. In this provocative presentation, Soren details how any organization can create a culture of innovation – and environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustaining value creation at all levels across all functions.

While “disruptive” or “breakthrough” innovation may seem easy for companies like Apple or Google, Soren outlines why most organizations struggle to create an environment that produces sustainable innovation – and then reveals how anyone can foster a culture that promotes new thinking, customer focus, experimentation, continuous improvement and business growth.

  • Learn how organizational culture impacts behavior and how it can be shaped to foster innovation
  • Gain insight into the levers that influence culture, including leadership behavior, storytelling, metrics, formal and informal rewards, and organizational structures and processes
  • Obtain models and tools for transforming your organization’s own culture
  • Instantly apply new knowledge through interactive, facilitated group breakouts

In addition to sharing examples and stories from his newest book The Invisible Advantage, Soren also shares insights from his bestselling and award winning book, Leapfrogging, to illustrate the leadership behavior and requirements for promoting a culture of innovation. He also fine-tunes every keynote to his specific audience by emphasizing different types of innovation (product, service, process, technology, business models, customer experience, and organizational innovation) as well as the examples used to illustrate his most compelling points

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About Keynote Speaker Soren Kaplan

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

“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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