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Monday, May 7 • 09:00 - 10:15
#401 Opening General Session and Keynote Speaker: Rowan Gibson - "Winning in the Innovation Economy"

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Innovation is now recognized globally as the core driver of growth, strategic renewal, and long-term business performance. In an age of disruption, it represents your company’s only real chance for creating new wealth and sustaining success. But innovation doesn’t come easily to most organizations because it challenges the existing ways of thinking and doing things. Innovation requires managers who can master the delicate balancing act between continuity and change.

In this inspiring keynote speech, globally recognized thought leader Rowan Gibson will look inside the mind of the innovator to reveal the four key mental perspectives you need to develop in today’s innovation economy:

1. CHALLENGING ORTHODOXIES – questioning deeply-held beliefs and conventional assumptions inside your company and your industry
2. HARNESSING TRENDS – using the power of discontinuous change to substantially alter the rules of the game and to drive industry disruption
3. LEVERAGING RESOURCES – repurposing and recombining core competencies and strategic assets in order to stretch into new growth opportunities
4. UNDERSTANDING NEEDS – learning to live inside the customer’s skin, identifying unmet needs and designing solutions from the customer backward

Based on his latest book “The 4 Lenses of Innovation: A Power Tool for Creative Thinking,” Rowan will show that by deliberately and systematically using these four proven perspectives, you and your organization can generate and manage breakthrough strategic opportunities for innovation and growth in the future.

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Rowan Gibson

Author of "The 4 Lenses of Innovation”, President of INPIRIUM, Co-Founder of www.innovationexcellence.com
Rowan Gibson is “one of the most recognised thought leaders in business innovation” (Forbes). He is a top keynote speaker and management educator in 62 countries across the globe, and has been a “strategic secret weapon” and change catalyst for a long list of Fortune 500 companies. He is the internationally bestselling author of 3 major books (Rethinking The Future (1996), Innovation to the Core (Harvard Business School Press 2008) and The Four Lenses of Innovation (2015) which have been published in 25 languages. He is a trusted strategic advisor to both the private and public sector all over the world. In 2015, Rowan received the prestigious “Global Leader of Innovation” award for his significant contribution to the field of innovation strategy. He was also nominated and shortlisted for the 2015 Thinkers 50 Innovation Award.Rowan has addressed a long list of major organisations, including Accenture, Apple, Barclays, BASF, Bayer, British Telecom, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, Credit Suisse, Dell Technologies, Dow Chemicals, Foxconn, Generali Group, Haier, Harley-Davidson, Heineken, Heinz, Hershey’s, Hugo Boss, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, KIA Motors, Levi Strauss, Lockheed Martin, Mars, McCain Foods, Microsoft, Philips, P&G, Roche, Siemens, Steelcase, Swarovski, Telefonica, Volkswagen, Volvo, and many others. Rowan Gibson is President of INPIRIUM and co-founder of... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 09:00 - 10:15
Level C - C01