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Luke Williams is a globally recognized authority on innovation leadership. He works with organizations on challenges ranging from creating new products and services, to transforming organizational processes and behaviors. He is professor of Innovation and executive director of the Berkley Entrepreneurship Center at New York University’s Stern School of Business and a fellow at frog, one of the world’s most influential innovation companies. Williams is a sought-after commentator on disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship and cultural change. He is invited to speak worldwide, and his views are regularly featured in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fast Company, GQ, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, NPR and MSNBC. He is the inventor of over fifty United States patents and the best-selling author of Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business.

Summit Speech and Activity Overview

Key Note Speech (45-60 minutes):

The goal of the speech is to cover two main areas: why to innovate and how. High level topics include:

  • Attitude and motivation
  • How innovation is linked to growth
  • Anyone can be innovative
  • Mindset and awareness
  • Bringing thinking habits to the surface
  • Methods for innovation

Activity (60-90 minutes):

Following the break after the speech the Key Note will go right into an activity. The goal of the activity is to put innovation into action which includes:

  • Learning how to surface clichés and challenging them
  • Brainstorm session on how the audience can innovate for their businesses 
  • Questions

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