Top Innovation Speakers & Thought Leaders

Have your ‘out-of-the-box’ strategies gone stale? Is your innovation cupboard bare? Do you need some idea inspiration? You’re not alone.

Many businesses and business leaders need help maintaining their cutting-edge strategies and revamping their business models. That’s why most cutting-edge businesses are turning to these top innovation speakers and thought leaders for unique insights on creativity, leadership, and teamwork to stay one step ahead of ‘what’s next.’

From computers to change management to e-commerce, innovation comes in many forms. Here’s a list of the top 11 innovation keynote speakers and thought leaders who are making waves in the business world and helping companies get ‘out-of-the-box’ once and for all.

Marc Randolph

Marc Randolph is the Co-Founder of Netflix and BigSpeak’s top innovation speaker. After changing the television and movie industries, and our cultural norms, Randolph became an angel investor and speaker dedicated to sharing the knowledge he gained from creating and developing Netflix.

Jonas Kjellberg

Jonas Kjellberg, the co-creator of Skype, teaches audiences how to completely transform their industry by drawing examples and lessons he learned while disrupting the telecommunication industry with Skype.

Natalie Nixon

Natalie Nixon is an author, creative guru, and Founder of Figure 8 Thinking. She creates unique approaches for your company to improve processes and transform to better work with your customers.

Lisa Bodell

Lisa Bodell is the Founder and CEO of Futurethink, an innovation firm that specializes in showing businesses how to manage change and boost their innovations. She is the bestselling author of Kill the Company and Start an Innovation Revolution.

Alden Mills

Alden Mills used his experiences as a Navy SEAL commander to transform the fitness and workout industry ass founder of Perfect Fitness. Now he is challenging the way we think about our work with teams.

Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki has had a hand in shaping some of the biggest brands. He is the Chief Evangelist at Canva, a Brand Ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, and the former Chief Evangelist at Apple. In his talks, he shares his marketing innovations and inspires you to think differently.

Frits van Paasschen

As the former CEO of Coors Brewing Company and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Frits van Paasschen has had ample experience innovating companies to success. Much like his book, The Disruptors’ Feast, his speaking helps audiences stay ahead of the rapidly changing global economy.

Peter Sheahan

Peter Sheahan studies your organization, providing your teams with ways to innovate within leadership and business trends to change the overall behaviors in the workplace. He is the bestselling author of Making it Happen and Matter, Create More Value, and Become the Obvious Choice.

Jeff DeGraff

Dubbed “The Dean of Innovation,” Jeff Degraff is a world-renowned keynote speaker, thought leader, author, and professor. He is the founder of the consulting services center, Innovatrium, and Clinical Professor of Management and Organization for the University of Michigan. He has authored successful books on innovation, including Creativity at Work, Leading Innovation, and Innovation You: Four Steps to Becoming New and Improved.

Josh Linkner

Josh Linkner is a seasoned tech entrepreneur whose philosophy on innovation can be found in his New York Times bestseller, Disciplined Dreaming – A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity. For his tremendous business achievements and breakthrough innovative techniques, he was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and received the President Barack Obama Champion of Change Award.

Tiffani Bova

Tiffani Bova is the top Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce and an expert on sustainable growth. She works with business leaders to craft growth plans specific to their company based on her ten tried and true paths.


The content writers at BigSpeak Speakers Bureau are Experts on the Experts. They hold doctoral, masters, and bachelors’ degrees in business, writing, literature, and education. Their business thought pieces are published regularly in leading business publications. Working in close association with the top business, entrepreneur, and motivational speakers, BigSpeak content writers are at the forefront of industry trends and research.