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CAN ONE HOUR CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY?

 
 
 

YES IT CAN

 

Below, you can see how a one hour keynote by Frans Johansson has changed the course of history for companies, organizations, and entire countries.

 

TESTIMONIALS

 
MINDY GROSSMAN CEO, Home Shopping Network

MINDY GROSSMAN
CEO, Home Shopping Network

Unlike any other speaker I have ever seen or heard. Just incredibly high-energy and able to surprise the audience and keep them at the edge of their seats. Excellent insights and frameworks - and his delivery was remembered for years afterwards.
— Mindy Grossman | CEO, Home Shopping Network
Frans Johansson is an exceptional speaker and thought leader. I brought him to speak to my leadership and his powerful message and memorable delivery helped change how we thought about innovation. He returned many times to MasterCard and, in addition, his workshops enabled us to spread the thinking throughout the enterprise.
— Ajay Banga | CEO, MasterCard
AJAY BANGA CEO, MasterCard

AJAY BANGA
CEO, MasterCard

LINDA HUDSON CEO, BAE Systems

LINDA HUDSON
CEO, BAE Systems

One of the most compelling speakers in the world. Frans grabs your attention immediately and he never let’s up after that. I have asked him to share his message around innovation and diversity many times to multiple audiences.
— Linda Hudson | CEO, BAE Systems
Frans is an intellectual tour-de-force. One of the most engaging and dynamic speakers that I know. Once he is done, you feel like you can move the world - and then you realize he just helped you figure out how to do it.
— Nick Donofrio | IBM Fellow Emeritus & EVP Innovation and Technology
NICK DONOFRIO EVP Innovation and Technology, IBM

NICK DONOFRIO
EVP Innovation and Technology, IBM

LORI VALLE-YANEZ Chief Diversity Officer, MassMutual

LORI VALLE-YANEZ
Chief Diversity Officer, MassMutual

One of the only persons that I know of that teaches the practical steps of how to make innovation happen.
— Lori Valle-Yañez | Chief Diversity Officer, MassMutual
 
 
"Frans Johansson is a leading thinker in the realms of innovation and diversity. He delivers cogent and relevant insights in a thoroughly engaging way." ROGER FERGUSON | CEO, TIAA 

"Frans Johansson is a leading thinker in the realms of innovation and diversity. He delivers cogent and relevant insights in a thoroughly engaging way."

ROGER FERGUSON | CEO, TIAA 

"Frans is an innovative leader who is able to package his ideas in a way that helps you understand them easily. He led my leadership team of 300 people through a remarkable session where he helped us think through how innovation happens - and what we can do to bring it to life." WARNER BAXTER | CEO, Ameren

"Frans is an innovative leader who is able to package his ideas in a way that helps you understand them easily. He led my leadership team of 300 people through a remarkable session where he helped us think through how innovation happens - and what we can do to bring it to life."

WARNER BAXTER | CEO, Ameren

"Captured the tremendous business value of cultural diversity and its impact on innovation - in a very fun way! Frans' presentation was one of the highlights of our conference." SAM PALMISANO | CEO, IBM

"Captured the tremendous business value of cultural diversity and its impact on innovation - in a very fun way! Frans' presentation was one of the highlights of our conference."

SAM PALMISANO | CEO, IBM

"Frans delivered one of the most powerful and engaging keynotes I have ever witnessed. We were all hooked from the very first minute until the ending that came in the form of a pounding techno-beat. Unforgettable!" SEAN BRATCHETT | EVP Sales & Marketing, ESPN

"Frans delivered one of the most powerful and engaging keynotes I have ever witnessed. We were all hooked from the very first minute until the ending that came in the form of a pounding techno-beat. Unforgettable!"

SEAN BRATCHETT | EVP Sales & Marketing, ESPN

"One of the great learnings on how diverse teams create amazing ideas." CINDY DAVIS | President, Nike Golf

"One of the great learnings on how diverse teams create amazing ideas."

CINDY DAVIS | President, Nike Golf

"Frans Johansson's visit to my company and his presentation to my team is one of the highlights of my life. You can't come in contact with Frans and not be positively changed from the experience." RICHARD SHERIDAN | CEO, Menlo Innovations

"Frans Johansson's visit to my company and his presentation to my team is one of the highlights of my life. You can't come in contact with Frans and not be positively changed from the experience."

RICHARD SHERIDAN | CEO, Menlo Innovations

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FRANS HAS SPOKEN ON SIX CONTINENTS.

Sectors and industries include:

ADVERTISING & MARKETING

AUTOMOTIVE

COMMUNICATIONS

CONSTRUCTION

CONSUMER GOODS

EDUCATION

ENERGY & UTILITIES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

FOOD & BEVERAGE

HEALTHCARE

INDUSTRIALS

INSURANCE

MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

NGO/NON-PROFIT

PHARMACEUTICALS

PUBLIC SECTOR

RETAIL

TECHNOLOGY

 

KEYNOTES

 

INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND DESIGN

The Seven Traps of Innovation

There are seven traps that can kill any innovation effort. Johansson has worked with over 2,000 teams worldwide to help anticipate and avoid these traps and will share his insights in this talk packed with critical take-aways.

The Medici Effect

In this classic talk, Johansson urges individuals and organizations to break down the silos and step into the Intersection - a place where different fields, disciplines, departments, and cultures converge to create new, remarkable breakthroughs.

The Innovation Experience®

A four-hour, intense and immersive experience where Johansson takes an audience through a stunning session of creativity and innovation in the wild. It incorporates a mix of keynotes, fast-paced interactions, vivid imagery, music and memorable techniques specifically designed to provide deep take-aways.


LEADERSHIP

The Innovative Leader: How to Break out of the Pack

How do you innovate your business and your career while the demands of non-stop performance are constantly increasing? Johansson will reveal how to rise to the tremendous challenges leaders today face around innovation and standing apart from everybody else.

Overcoming the Fear of Failure

Even exceptionally capable leaders hold back out of fear that they will fail - and what the consequences of such a failure could be. In this talk, Johansson focuses on what leaders can do both strategically and mentally to overcome this fear and unleash their true potential.


GROWTH

Speed is the New IP

The shelf-life of traditional IP is trending towards zero. Instead an organization's ability to move fast, respond to changing conditions, capitalize on unexpected success and scale rapidly is becoming the key to future growth. Transform your company and drop the time of executing from 12 months to 12 weeks, even 12 days.

Hypergrowth: Boosting the Engine of Regional Economies

Johansson demonstrates how his Renaissance ideas have driven regional growth throughout the world, such as medical City in Orlando, startup incubators in Sweden, the economy of Trinidad and Tobago - and how you can do the same in your region.


DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Diversity Drives Innovation

Johansson demostrates why diversity is a key driver in innovative success and how you can capitalize on this fact. This talk has singlehandedly catalyzed organizational change across industry after industry.

Reinventing Diversity and Inclusion

Johansson calls for a complete overhaul of how an organization delivers on its diversity and inclusion promise. He outlines the steps an organization must take to turn diversity and inclusion into a strategic force. It is a perfect follow-up talk after Diversity Drives Innovation.

ABOUT FRANS

An author, entrepreneur, and acclaimed international keynote speaker, Frans Johansson has addressed audiences around the world. His debut book, The Medici Effect, available in 18 languages, was named one of the "Best Books on Innovation" by BusinessWeek and one of the top 10 best business books of the year by Amazon. His follow up book, The Click Moment was named top 10 best business book of the year by Fast Company.

Frans has advised some of the world’s leading organizations, including The Walt Disney Company, Nike, IBM, Caterpillar, CNN, Novartis, and  American Express as well as startups, investment firms, government agencies, and universities around the world.

Raised in Sweden by his African-American/ Cherokee mother and Swedish father, Frans has lived all his life at the Intersection. He has founded a software company, an international healthcare firm, and a hedge fund. Frans holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is the CEO of The Medici Group, the innovation and strategy firm he founded to put his ideas into practice with Fortune 500 companies.

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