Rowan Gibson keynote speaker

Global Business Strategist
  • Innovate with AI or Stagnate and Die!
  • Innovation to the Core: a Blueprint for Transforming the Way Your Company Innovates
  • Making Innovation Happen: Practical Tools for Achieving Innovation Excellence
  • Mastering Business Model Innovation: Generating Game-Changing Growth Opportunities
  • The Four Lenses of Innovation: Reverse-Engineering the Mind of the Innovator
  • The Innovation War-Room: Strategies for Winning in Turbulent Times
  • Winning in the Innovation Economy: the New Management Imperative
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According to Forbes, Rowan Gibson is “one of the most recognized thought leaders in business” and “the maestro of business innovation”.

He is the internationally bestselling author of 3 major books, published in 25 languages, a top keynote speaker in 64 countries, and a trusted strategic adviser to both the private and public sector all over the world. In 2015, Rowan received the prestigious “Global Leader of Innovation” award for his significant contribution to the field of innovation strategy.

Rowan Gibson is the founder and President of Imagination Bridge. He has served for many years as a “strategic secret weapon” and change catalyst for a long list of Fortune 500 companies and other leading organisations.

Rowan’s expert advice has helped our clients seize valuable new growth opportunities and even reinvent whole businesses by making innovation and transformation happen.

Rowan is one of the world’s most in-demand public speakers. He has delivered his keynote speeches, public seminars and multi-day masterclasses in 64 countries.

He is also a prolific writer. Rowan is the internationally bestselling author of three major books on business strategy, innovation and transformation: Rethinking The Future (1996), Innovation to the Core (2008) and The Four Lenses of Innovation (2015) – which have been published to date in 25 languages.

In addition to his bestselling books, Rowan has authored dozens of business articles, columns and blogs which have been read all around the globe. He has been interviewed frequently on television and radio, as well as online and in the international press.

His media appearances include Forbes, CNN, Sky News, BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, and BBC World Service. The media have labeled him “Mr. Innovation”, “the Innovation Grandmaster”, “the W. Edwards Deming of innovation”, “an innovation management ninja” and “a guru among the gurus”.



“Rowan Gibson is inspiring! Without a doubt, he was instrumental as a trigger for our innovation agenda.” – Coca-Cola

“Rowan Gibson energized our associates and demystified the process of innovation.”–Mars

“Rowan Gibson’s motivation and leadership have transformed the dynamics of our organization by shaking our culture.” – Bayer Healthcare

“Rowan Gibson unlocked our potential for innovation.” – AIRBUS


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