Business Model Innovation

Soren Kaplan’s keynotes on the future of business model innovation focus on the strategies and steps for identifying, developing, and driving innovative business models that generate new revenue streams, create competitive differentiation, and add a step-change in value to the market. With a focus on future trends, he outlines the intersecting disruptive innovations and forces shaping new opportunities. Through well known and little-known examples from across industries, he outlines specific strategies that any organization – whether product or service focused – can apply to create game changing business models.

Business Model Innovation Keynote Speaker

The Future of Innovation is Business Model Innovation

Soren outlines the three essential components of all winning business models:

  • Value – How do you add the most value to those you serve?
  • Revenue – How do you create financial sustainability and drive business growth?
  • Differentiation – How do you create the greatest competitive differentiation?

Organizations that benefit most from Soren’s Business Model Innovation keynote presentations and workshops are those facing commoditization and stiff competition based on costs and pricing — and who, as a result, need a jump-start as they consider new possibilities for alternative ways to integrate services, create solutions, develop unique customer experiences, and build ecosystems of partners as they reinvent their business models.

In addition to his hands-on experience, Soren leads executive development programs in business model innovation for senior leaders globally through USC’s Center for Effective Organizations, Copenhagen Business School, Melbourne Business School in Australia, Tias Nimbas Business School in The Netherlands, and for many others. He also advises and consults to companies including Cisco, Disney, Visa, Colgate-Palmolive, Red Bull, Medtronic, Roche, SK Telecom (South Korea), Kaiser Permanente, Medtronic, and many others. Having previously led the strategy and innovation group at Hewlett-Packard (HP) in the roaring 1990’s, and as the founder and advisor of several start-ups including, Soren understands the practical challenges involved in creating and leading “disruptive” new business models.

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.

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
  • Cisco Systems
  • Disney
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • PepsiCo
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Harvard Business School
  • Credit Union Executives Society
  • American Society of Association Executives

What Clients Say

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.

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.

Paula Wallace
President, Savannah College of Art & Design

Thank you for your brilliant remarks during the winter faculty conferences in Savannah and Atlanta. The assembled faculty and staff will embark upon the academic quarter buoyed by your inspired and witty words on the nature of innovations, which are sure to favor those who embrace surprise and eschew predictability.

Meredith Anastasio
Managing Director, Lincoln Healthcare Group

As a professional conference organizer, we initially asked Soren to deliver a top level, executive education workshop to kickoff an event with over 300 C-Suite executives from the healthcare industry. The feedback was so outstanding we invited him back to lead a similar discussion at another event. Soren’s unique ability to tailor his message, facilitate collaboration, and push the thinking of senior executives, puts him in the top tier of speakers we work with.

Scott Munn
Vice President & Security Product Management, Cisco

Soren’s presentation was unique, timely and relevant to our business challenges without a re-hash of common platitudes. He especially engaged with our entire leadership team, whether present in the room or attending remotely.