Keynotes On
Breakthrough Innovation & Innovation Leadership

Experiential, inspiring, and high-impact keynotes on breakthrough innovation & innovation leadership—ensuring control and creativity are in the right sequence and used for the right reasons to unlock breakthroughs in products, services, processes, people, and business models.

Nick Jankel—a highly experienced, sought-after, and truly professional speaker—inspires and invites audiences to ensure that exponential technologies—both digital & biological—are at the heart of all future-forward products, services & business models while also leveraging the tech with purpose, ethics, and sustainability baked in from the start.

Forge the future. Don’t fail it.

Top Keynote Speaker On Breakthrough Innovation & Innovation Leadership

Nick Jankel is a top 50 global professional keynote speaker who shares penetrating and inspiring insights into how to lead significant change, transformation, and innovation born from 25 years on the frontlines of disruptive innovation, purpose-driven entrepreneurship, and transformational leadership.

Nick is a sought-after and accomplished keynote speaker and futurist who helps audiences make sense of and simplify complexity, understand what is coming and what is possible, and understand how they can metabolize unstoppable disruption into value-creating, customer-centric ideas, insights, and innovations.

Nick is an award-winning author of multiple books on transformation and leadership, has been a master transformation coach on two global TV shows, and is a thought leader who has spoken at the illustrious Aspen Ideas Festival, The Economist Innovation Summit (alongside Elon Musk), and at Talks@Google.

    “Very relevant to LEGO’s values and purpose and highlighted the importance of creativity within the working environment.”

 

CEO, LEGO

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“Inspiring and enlightening!”

 

SVP, Microsoft

Some Key Takeaways Of Nick’s
Keynotes On Breakthrough Innovation & Innovation Leadership

What breakthrough innovation is, how it works, and how to do it right, avoid wasting pressured resources and the precious goodwill of employees and shareholders alike

How to strategically leverage future-forward customer insights and the energy and creativity of employees to deliver strategic and outsized value creation

How to help even the most senior execs surface and challenge their own assumptions, even though it is painful and difficult to do

What the typical killers and unlockers of strategic innovation are how to leverage this insight to maximize chances of success

How and where to put tech to work solving the greatest challenges of our age and how to ensure innovation efforts unlock a better future for us all

“An absolutely remarkable speech. It was truly the most mind-blowing talk I’ve attended.”

 

Manager,
Advanced Knowledge Consulting

About Top 50 Global Keynote Speaker Nick Jankel

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Nick Jankel is a sought-after, top 50 global keynote speaker on transformation, leadership, and innovation. He is a Cambridge-educated medic and a globally influential and internationally recognized thought leader, futurist, and advisor for ambitious organizations including Google, Intel, Smucker’s, Diageo, LEGO, Kellogg’s, Walgreens, Merck, and McCormick & Co.

Nick is the co-founder of Switch On Leadership, a purpose-led leadership consultancy working across the world to solve business problems generated by the disrupted, digital, and damaged reality. SOL supports ambitious and purpose-led leaders to break through their greatest strategic, team, cultural, and personal challenges with creative, customer-centric, self-authored, and transformative solutions.

Nick Jankel fuses cutting-edge brain, behavioral, and complexity science, timeless wisdom, and insights from the frontlines of business and societal disruption to help leaders—of all kinds and at all scales—to develop and deepen their wisdom and awareness. Through his global network TV shows, 6x books, talks, and workshops—from Los Angeles to Shanghai—he has touched the lives of over 5 million people.

Nick has since worked to coach and develop 100,000+ transformational leaders, solve seemingly intractable dysfunctions and conflictual dynamics in top teams, advise C-Suite execs and national governments on innovation and leadership (including No.10 and the heads of all UK ministries), and lecture at Yale, UC Berkeley, LBS, and Oxford. He has appeared in The Times, The Economist, and the Guardian and has been a master transformation coach on two global TV shows.

“As an innovation & leadership guru, his ideas are as relevant to the newest startup as they are to the oldest public company.”

 

Former Advisor to President Obama and Head of White House Office of Social Innovation

What Makes Nick Different

Every talk is customized to the specific event, audience, culture, region, industry, and challenges/opportunities

An authentic and alive performance that can wow even the most jaded and tired ‘seen-it-all-before’ audiences

Not just motivational and inspirational but transformational—challenging audiences to switch on and step up

Sticky ideas and memes that shift mindsets—and drive change—long after the keynote has finished

Science-led ideas that engage analytical thinkers—like lawyers, engineers, technologists—in topics like creativity and purpose

Printable transformation tools that can help your audience to turn inspiration into concrete action

Practical ideas to simplify complexity, take the pain out of change, and blast through the barriers that block innovation

Provides added-value and suggestions that can maximize the impact and ROI of your event

Emotionally-captivating—using evocative stories, movement, music, experiences, interactivity, humor, and lashings of energy

Always delighted to do a pre-booking call to check fit—and send brief bullet points to aid internal decision-making

“A fantastic speaker with passion and enthusiasm, highly engaging and able to simplify complexity.”

 

Commander, UK Ministry of Defence

Ambitious Organizations Booking
Keynotes On Breakthrough Innovation & Innovation Leadership

SAP

HSBC

LendLease

Smucker's

Investec

Schroder's

The Financial Times

Royal Bank of Scotland

Yale Management School

AIG

British Airways

Sanofi

SONY PlayStation

Pfizer

No.10 Downing Street

Nike

Intel

Google

CHRO Summit

Novartis

Roche

NHS

Microsoft

Virgin

Oxford University Press

Sir Robert McAlpine

Tesco

Professional BusinessWomen of California

Unilever

London Business School

Fujitsu

The Economist

The European Commission

Aspen Ideas Festival

Disney

Syngenta

ArcelorMittal

Green Building Council

Headmaster's Conference

“You’ll never discover new lands, unless you can leave sight of the shore. Nick acts as both a compass and a Gale Force 9 wind!”

 

Chief Marketing Officer, Tesco PLC

“A superb talk. It has started us on the journey of cultural change.”

 

CEO, Novartis

“Astonishing and remarkable! His subject was delivered brilliantly—but his ease, way of standing, moving, speaking, and finding perfect examples were outstanding!”

 

Senior Advisor,
US State Dept.

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