Soren Kaplan is the author of the award-winning and bestselling book Leapfrogging. He is a recognized thought leader in the fields of disruptive innovation and organizational change and is a regular contributor to FastCompany and other leading business media. As the Founder of InnovationPoint, he works with organizations including Disney, Kimberly-Clark, Colgate-Palmolive, Medtronic, Philips, PepsiCo, Visa, and numerous other start-ups, nonprofit and government organizations.
Soren previously led the internal strategy and innovation group at Hewlett-Packard (HP) during the roaring 1990's in Silicon Valley and was a co-founder of iCohere, one of the first web collaboration platforms for online learning. He is also an Adjunct Professor within the Imagineering Academy at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands and sits on the advisory boards of several Silicon Valley start-ups. He has been quoted, published, and interviewed by FastCompany, Forbes, CNBC, National Public Radio, the American Management Association, USA Today, Strategy & Leadership, and The International Handbook on Innovation, among many others. He possesses a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology.
Soren believes that most leaders and organizations want breakthroughs, but many struggle with the often unspoken principles and practices required for creating them. Using his highly interactive approach, he delivers a deep dive into the ins, outs, ups and downs of what it actually takes to lead game changing innovation, both personally and organizationally.
His engaging speaking style leads his audiences through a journey of exploration and discovery to insight and practical application, ensuring that everyone walks away energized, and with a sense of actionable direction.