This is a session at Innov8rs Austin, 4-5 December 2019

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Conquering Innovation and Creativity Killers: Driving Innovation from Within

Contrary to the myth of the entrepreneurial story, intrapreneurs – employees who incubate new businesses within corporations – have had a far greater impact on the world. Nearly all of the most transformative innovations over the past three decades, from e-mail and the Internet to DNA sequencing and MRI scans, were introduced by employees who did not quit their jobs but instead took the challenge of innovating from within.

Drawing on five years of in-depth research of hundreds of successful innovators and Intrapreneurial Intensity, as well as insights from thought leaders, C-suite leaders, business unit leaders, and front-line employees, Kaihan will share exclusive insights from his next book, Driving Innovation From Within: A Guide for Internal Entrepreneurs (Columbia University Press, 2019).

Kaihan will unveil the most critical internal focus areas for driving innovation and moving your organization forward into the future. He will share specific tools, frameworks, and techniques used by successful innovators to manage and unlock the value of employees’ ideas to increase corporate innovation levels and deliver bottom-line results.

In this inspiring keynote you will learn:

  • What Intrapreneurial Intensity (II) is and how it impacts growth rates and shareholder value
  • The IN-OVATE Framework and how to use it
  • Simple tools, frameworks and techniques to navigate organizational barriers to increase II and deploy new and disruptive ideas that generate value in your company
  • How to shift your organizational mindset and culture to challenge the outdated status-quo
  • How to increase engagement and empower employees to “be the change” and drive innovation inside of your company
  • How to extract value of internal ideas to drive organic growth
  • How to break free from traditional thinking and operations to embrace transformative new possibilities
  • How to build a wave of internal support for growth, innovation and creativity by reinforcing the idea that innovation is possible, attainable, and ultimately actionable

Kaihan Krippendorff

Strategy and Transformation Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff began his career with McKinsey & Company before founding the growth strategy and innovation consulting firm Outthinker. His growth strategies and innovations have generated over $2.5B in revenue for many of the world’s most recognizable companies including BNY Mellon, Citibank, L’Oréal, Microsoft, and Viacom.

Recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the top 30 management thinkers to look out for, Kaihan has written four business strategy books including, Driving Innovation From Within: A Guide for Internal Entrepreneurs.

Amidst his dizzying schedule of keynotes, consulting projects, ongoing research and writing, Kaihan still finds time to be a consultant with Wharton Executive Education, faculty member of Florida International University, lecturer at business schools throughout the US and internationally, and member of 3 corporate advisory boards – a blockchain-powered transportation platform, an international food processing and exports company, and a B-corporation for sustainable lifestyle products.

He holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering, Wharton, Columbia, and London Business Schools and a doctorate in strategy. Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammad Yunus has said, “Kaihan shows that with a compelling idea anyone can change the world” and that message has made Kaihan one of the most sought-after public speakers on the topics of business strategy, growth, transformation and innovation.