21 September 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Duncan Wardle

2022 Speaker Contest Winner and Former Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney

As Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Duncan and his team helped Imagineering, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, and Disney Parks to innovate, creating magical new storylines and experiences.

Now, delivering a series of keynotes, workshops and ideation forums, his unique Innovation toolkit helps companies embed a culture of innovation into everyone’s DNA. Duncan is a multiple TED speaker and contributor to Fast Company, Forbes & the Harvard Business Review. He teaches innovation Master Classes at Yale, Harvard, and Edinburgh University.

Embedding a Culture of Innovation into Everyone’s DNA

A keynote by Duncan Wardle

During his keynote at Nordic Business Forum 2022, Duncan Wardle will share his ideas on issues such us:

  • How to develop big ideas on demand when you need them
  • What will be the most employable skill sets of the next decade
  • How to make innovation accessible, creativity tangible and the process Fun!

Insights on His Keynote

We asked Duncan to give some comments on his upcoming keynote and the event theme future-focused leadership. Find out what he told us here.

Why Should You Listen to Him?

Master of Creativity

As the former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Duncan knows a thing or two about the topic. Together with this team, Duncan helped Disney Parks, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, Imagineering and Animation to create magical storylines and amazing experiences for consumers around the globe. 

Creator of Unique Concepts

Duncan’s Theory of Creativity™, unique design thinking creative process and tools have created innovative business results for Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilms as well as other Fortune 100 companies such as Pepsi, NBA, NBCUniversal, Coca-Cola, IBM, Princess Cruises, and Apple.

Engaging Speaker

As an award-winning global keynote speaker, Duncan delivers engaging keynotes and workshops to empower teams with the tools they need to start innovating today.

More From Duncan Wardle

Article, Podcast Episode, Interview


3 ways to kindle creativity in your organization – Inc.com


Podcast discussion with Duncan about creativity  – BBVA


Duncan on why marketing will be replaced by experiences – TED

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2022 Speaker Contest Winner, Former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney

Embedding a Culture of Innovation into Everybody's DNA

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