Rowan Gibson

Best-selling Author, Global Business Strategist and Expert on Business Innovation

Rowan Gibson, an international best-selling author, is widely recognised as one of the world's foremost thought leaders on business strategy and innovation. The media have labelled him "Mr. Innovation", "the Innovation Grandmaster", "the W. Edwards Deming of innovation" and "a guru among the gurus".

"The media labelled him 'The Innovation Grandmaster'"

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  • Innovation
  • Strategy
  • Re-thinking the Future
  • Business Model Reinvention
  • Driving Growth and Renewal
  • Building a Deep Capability for Innovation
  • Visionary Leadership
  • Reinventing Success for a New Competitive Era


He presents in English.

How he presents

Rowan's keynote speeches, executive sessions, and innovation masterclasses are always tailor-made to fit each audience, industry sector and event format. Rowan endeavours, wherever possible, to use business cases and examples that are relevant to the specific audience. He designs very graphic Powerpoint slides - each typically features just one powerful image and a single statement - which makes his presentations extremely dynamic, and he is constantly updating his slides with cutting-edge material and up-to-the-minute business news.


  • The Four Lenses of Innovation
  • Innovation to the Core (Co-authored with Peter Skarzynski)
  • Rethinking the Future

In Detail

In just the last five years alone, Rowan has delivered his keynote speeches, innovation masterclasses and public seminars in 60 countries around the world. Over the last two decades, he has addressed some of the world's largest and most successful companies, including Accenture, Apple, British Telecom, Coca-Cola, Credit Suisse, IBM, Microsoft, Royal Bank of Scotland, Siemens, Steelcase, Telefonica and Volkswagen. In his book, 'Innovation to the Core', Rowan explained how to build and sustain a deep, company-wide innovation capability that drives continual growth and strategic renewal. In his latest book 'The Four Lenses of Innovation he provides a practical tool for radical business creativity.


Rowan's big-picture insights, compelling observations, fresh business thinking and upbeat presentation style have impressed a wide range of audiences all over the world. In his presentations, he shows audiences how to seize new growth opportunities, create new markets and even transform entire industries by recalibrating their management systems around the paradigm of innovation.


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Annual Strategy Meeting

Rowan Gibson gave a highly interactive and energised performance. He had very relevant content and demonstrated knowledge and passion for the subject.

Financial Services Company

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