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 decades of experience working across industries. His keynotes deliver insights and practical actions based upon his work advising and running innovation initiatives for over 30 of the Fortune 1000, leading executive education programs at USC’s Center for Effective Organizations, and research and examples from his internationally award-winning book, The Invisible Advantage.

Innovation Culture Keynote Speaker

Your Culture of Innovation is Your Only Sustainable Competitive Advantage

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 culture impacts innovation
  • Gain insight into how to shape your innovation culture
  • Obtain tools to transform your own culture
  • Instantly apply new knowledge through interactive sessions

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. 

Soren’s keynotes help leaders understand their role in driving innovation by revealing the levers that influence culture, including leadership behavior, storytelling, metrics, formal and informal rewards, and organizational structures and processes. Soren shows how anyone can begin creating a culture of innovation no matter their industry or size of organization.

When speaking to audiences that include managers and individual contributors, he demystifies the concept of innovation, giving everyone a clear path toward contributing to their own organization’s 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.

The Invisible Advantage Book

Some previous presentations include:

  • Chevron
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Frito-Lay
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Wells Fargo
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • American Association of Museums
  • American Society of Training and Development
  • Front End of Innovation
  • Institute for Credentialing Excellence
  • Cisco Systems
  • Disney
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • PepsiCo
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Harvard Business School
  • Credit Union Executives Society
  • American Society of Association Executives
  • Academy of Family Physicians
  • International Boston Seafood Show

What Clients Say

Kristin Petrovich Kennedy
President & Founder, Createasphere

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 engaging style and thought provoking presentation.

Tatyana Kanzaveli
Organizer, TEDx Bay Area / Silicon Valley

Soren’s new spin on the popular topic of innovation kept the entire audience on the edge of their seats. His talk was amazing.

Teppo Paavola
Vice President & Head of Global Business Development, PayPal

Soren’s talk inspired our organization while providing both strategic and practical approaches for driving breakthroughs in the business and for our leadership.

Kay Kennedy
Executive Director, Int’l Assoc. of Corporate & Professional Recruitment

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.

Mary Beth Robles
Vice President, Innovation Capability & Systems, Colgate-Palmolive

Soren understood our audience and he made the topic of disruptive innovation accessible and inspirational. People are still buzzing about his presentation.

Soren customizes every keynote to his specific audience – since he’s an adamant believer that it’s only possible to truly connect to others when one has an understanding of their needs, challenges and passions. For inquires about Soren’s speaking engagements, including his experience working across specific areas and industries such as disruptive technology, healthcare, design, financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, food and beverage, media and entertainment, and others, click here.