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Breakthrough Change: Why Disruptive Innovation is Everyone's Business
Soren Kaplan, Author of bestselling book, Leapfrogging
Innovation is no longer an option, it’s a requirement. But big innovations aren’t just about breakthrough technologies, and they aren’t only for companies like Apple. Disruptive innovation can be achieved in any organization through services, business models, and customer experience. Drawing on lessons learned from market leaders and on real life examples of calculated risk-taking, this high-impact session showcases strategies and practices that anyone can use to deliver everyday breakthroughs – in your own company and for the companies you serve.

About the presenter: Soren Kaplan is the author of the bestseller Leapfrogging and the founder of the Leapfrogging Alliance, where he works with organizations including Disney, Colgate-Palmolive, Medtronic, PayPal, Philips, PepsiCo, and numerous other global firms. 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 and communities of practice. He is an Adjunct Professor within the Imagineering Academy at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. He holds Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Organizational Psychology and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two daughters, and hypo-allergenic cat. He can be reached through his website at




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