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Soren Kaplan    

Entrepreneur; Bestselling Author; Former Leader Of Internal Strategy & Innovation At Hewlett-Packard

Sought out by corporations including Chevron, Disney and PayPal for his groundbreaking insights and strategies for creating breakthroughs in all aspects of business, from products to processes, Soren Kaplan is the thought leader that organizations turn to for expertise on innovation, culture and effectively harnessing disruptive trends.

In his book, Leapfrogging, Kaplan provides tools for achieving business breakthroughs and harnessing marketplace uncertainty, pointing to innovators such as Gatorade, Intuit and Kimberly-Clark to demonstrate how businesses can drive the type of innovation that 'leapfrogs' the competition. The trailblazing book was named the International Book Award’s 2014 Best Business Book and the 2013 Axiom Book Award’s Best Leadership Book.

The founder of Innovation Point, a boutique innovation consulting firm, Kaplan and his team enable clients including Amazon, Cisco and NBC Universal to develop innovative business strategies, products, and services that leverage the power of emerging trends. Kaplan is also a writer for Fast Company’s Co.Design, his insights on innovation, culture and leadership are some of the brand’s most widely read and socially shared articles.

Previously, Kaplan led the internal strategy and innovation group at Hewlett-Packard during the 90’s tech boom, where he drove global strategy, product and service innovation. He also co-founded iCohere, one of the first web collaboration platforms for online learning. With an impressive track record of delivering innovation strategies across industries, including technology, consumer products, financial services, healthcare and media, Kaplan engages audiences with tailored keynotes filled with insights that transform current ideologies and stimulate new views on business, culture, innovation and technology.

Speech Topics

Leapfrogging to Business Breakthroughs

How to Create a Culture of Innovation

Creating New Business Models for Business Growth

Leading Disruptive Innovation & Change

Using Customer Surprises as Catalysts for Innovation

Applied Innovation Workshops


Create a Culture of Innovation with Keynote Speaker, Dr. Soren Kaplan

As a leading expert in organizational culture, leadership, and innovation, Soren Kaplan delivers high-impact keynotes that tap into his 20+ years’ experience working across industries, his executive education programs in strategic innovation at the Copenhagen Business School, and research and insights from his widely recognized FastCompany article, 6 Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation.

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