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Luke Williams
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Luke Williams
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  • Expert business consultant Williams shares his groundbreaking techniques for creating disruptive change in your industry.

  • Williams uses his experience as a leader of innovation to show you how to turn an idea into a game-changing solution.

  • Author of the international bestseller Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business.

  • Executive Director of Entrepreneurship, Associate Professor of Marketing, and Founder of the W.R. Innovation Lab at New York University's Stern School of Business.

  • Inventor of more than 30 U.S. patents and designer of over 100 products.

Luke Williams is the inventor of more than 30 U.S. patents, has designed more than 100 products, and has lectured audiences on business and innovation in over 21 countries. A champion of staying ahead of the curve by creating game-changing products, Williams has broken ground in many different industries, from finance to healthcare to transportation.

Williams is an expert on innovative leadership and has an intuitive understanding of how to not just follow trends, but set them. He is the Executive Director of Entrepreneurship and a Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing at New York University's Stern School of Business. He is also the Founder of the W.R. Innovation Lab.

Williams has built a name for himself as an inventor, as a leader, and as one of the most respected voices on innovation in business. As a consultant for businesses all around the world, Williams has helped foster major success at some of the world’s largest companies, from start-ups to established corporations. Williams has even addressed the UN General Assembly, sharing his insights on the future of entrepreneurship.

Williams is the author of the international bestselling book, Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business. He has been featured in such publications as Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fast Company, and the Wall Street Journal.

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"Luke Williams’ presentation was extremely well received. His Wednesday night keynote was engaging, informative and provocative. People also very much appreciated that he stayed with us Thursday morning for the panel discussion – it really sent a message that he was interested in helping us with our conference objectives. I appreciated that Luke did seem to customize his presentation and his approach to the panel discussion to focus on the work we intended to pursue at the conference."
- Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units

"Luke Williams rocked it. Great energy, engaging, stimulating lots of audience questions, held the audience in palm of his hand. You're representing a great speaker."
- Consumer Healthcare Products Association

PROGRAMS

Every industry experiences a disruptive force at some point: an innovative product or strategy that reinvents the game and challenges all others to keep up. Luke Williams will share how you can become that disruptive force.

Sharing insights and techniques from his international bestselling book, Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business, Luke Williams shows how to turn ideas into game-changing products. Williams believes the more unexpected an idea is, the fewer competitors there will be, and the greater your success will be. He shows audiences step-by-step how to take all the right actions toward becoming leaders of innovation.

Williams is engaging, energetic, and stimulating. Williams will inspire you to become a more innovative leader, and he will motivate you to take that bold step toward changing not just your business, but also the entire future of your industry.

Disrupt: Sparking Business Transformation with Innovation
Successful companies operating in mature industries that embrace incremental change find themselves on a path that gets narrower and narrower. Eventually, they reach the end of the path, and by then, their customers have forsaken them for a new offering that nobody saw coming. In cases where companies do take disruptive risks, it’s often because they’re backed into a corner and there’s no other choice. But companies that try to differentiate themselves by focusing on incremental innovation instead of game-changing, disruptive innovation will differentiate themselves right out of business. They simply cannot afford to wait until they get backed into a corner. Companies need to be consistently making bold moves, even at the very peak of their success. This is exactly the sort of thing that new start-ups and small-scale enterprises are best at. But, it’s an approach to business that can be learned and applied just as effectively by large organizations and industry incumbents—in fact, by anyone who’s willing to challenge the status quo wherever they are.

Disruptive Thinking: Fostering a Culture of Game-changing Leadership
To compete today in a fast-changing world, businesses need a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions to stay ahead of the game—solutions that revive stagnant markets or completely reinvent the competitive dynamics of an industry. Disruptive Thinking is about fostering a culture of innovation leadership that provides the framework and motivation to generate those strategies and execute those solutions. It is an essential skill for any business leader, from a small start-up to a global corporation, with the desire to transform organizational processes and behaviors, and ask, “Why hadn’t we ever thought about our business and culture this way before?”

Innovation for Growth: How to Spot Markets Ripe for Disruption
Globalization, accessibility to an overwhelming array of products and information, and technological innovation are rapidly changing the marketplace in significant ways. As a result, consumers are changing the way they buy, and businesses need to change the way they compete. The Internet and the infrastructure of massive connection have already reinvented many industries, but we’ve barely scratched the surface. We’re still surrounded by countless products, services, and business models that are built on the logic of the past. Many of the decisions that define these businesses were made years ago, in a different age, and a different context. Winning organizations in the next decade will be those that discard these old business decisions and remake the market landscape by implementing ideas that are not easily conceived of or replicated by a competitor.

The Disruptive Age: Thriving in an Era of Constant Change
As much as we might desire it, the future we face will not be predictable. We are living in a fast-changing and uncertain time––a disruptive age. And we are entering this new global order with a way of seeing and thinking better suited for a world now several centuries behind us. A world that could be explained in simpler terms, when you could expect and carefully plan for gradual shifts in the status quo. But the scale of the challenges we face and the accelerating speed of innovation demands a new approach to innovation leadership––a new way of opening minds to uncomfortable solutions. A way of forcing improbable insights and fostering counterintuitive ideas. To thrive in this new era, organizations and institutions, executives and entrepreneurs need to rethink the habits that have made them successful in the past, and challenge the conventional wisdom and industry models that have defined their world.

BEST-SELLING BOOKS

Luke-Williams---Disrupt-Your-Thinking Disrupt Your Thinking
In a business world of nonstop change, there's only one way to win the game: transform it entirely. This requires a revolution in thinking—a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions. In Disrupt, Luke Williams shows exactly how to generate those strategies and deliver those solutions.

Williams shows how to combine fluid creativity with analytical rigor in a simple, complete, five-stage process for successfully disrupting any market. Using many examples and a case study, you'll walk through every step of transforming disruptive ideas from conception to breakthrough business strategy.

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