Innovation Expert & Former Creative Director Disney
DAY 2 - June 3rd
Duncan Wardle’s Imagination Emporium™ toolkit teaches leaders how to build an innovation-driven employee culture.
He has created the essential framework for gathering consumer insights by looking in places where their competition isn’t looking.
His time with Disney spanned almost 30 years and began in the marketing department. He grew up through the ranks showing countless times that he was “the guy having the big ideas and getting them through”.
He was made Head of Innovation and Creativity in 2011, a role that Disney didn’t have before and created especially for Duncan. In his new role, he was tasked with increasing the company’s capacity to innovate at scale. He was amazingly successful and realized his goal of transforming Disney into one of the world’s most creative and innovative companies.
As Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Duncan Wardle and his team helped Imagineering, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and Disney Parks to innovate, creating magical new storylines and experiences for consumers around the globe.
In recognition of Duncan’s global and unique approach to design thinking, he was awarded the Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration by Edinburgh Napier University.
The White House awarded Duncan The American Citizen Award for creating a United States Citizenship ceremony on Main Street USA at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom for 1,000 new U.S. citizens and their families on July 4, 2000.
He also holds the Duke of Edinburgh Award, presented by Her Majesty the Queen.
As founder of iD8 & innov8 he now brings his extensive Disney experience to audiences around the world using a very unique approach to Design Thinking, that not only places the end-user at the core of the creative thinking process but also looks in new and usual places to uncover insights for innovation, helping people capture unlikely connections, leading to fresh thinking and disruptive ideas.
Delivering a series of keynotes, workshops and ideation forums, his unique Design Thinking process helps companies embed a culture of innovation into everyone’s DNA.
He used his outstanding toolkit to teach innovation and creativity at companies like Apple, Amazon, Coca-Cola, Disney, Forbes, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, and McKinsey as well as universities Yale and North Carolina, two of the most prestigious higher education global leaders known for innovative teaching.
Duncan Wardle provides leaders with a proven process that makes creativity tangible and innovation easy.
Speech time – To be announced
The days of iterating to achieve quarterly results are over. With the level of disruption in the marketplace, it is now “disrupt or be outcompeted” for many legacy brands. Leaders at organizations global or local want innovation but no one is showing people how! – until now.
You will learn:
DUNCAN WARDLE was the Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney.
As Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, he and his team helped Imagineering, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and Disney Parks to innovate, creating magical new storylines and experiences for consumers around the globe.
You will learn:
DUNCAN WARDLE’s lessons will provide you and your team with practical takeaways on how to think differently, be more creative and develop revolutionary ideas with the most impact on business.
You can apply his insights to every department or operational process to help your company stand out among its competitors.
His unique tools and techniques focused on nurturing creativity will help you build an innovation-driven employee culture and be the first company to disrupt your industry.
By attending DUNCAN WARDLE’s Masterclass on Innovation & Design Thinking, you will learn how to unleash your creativity and get disruptive ideas.
You will grow as a professional and stand out among your peers.
Learn from outstanding business experts how you can boost your company’s performance.
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Access to the Innovation Strategy MASTERCLASS with Duncan Wardle on June 3rd (9 AM – 2 PM)
YOU WILL LEARN:
You'll find out great ideas & efficient frameworks that will bring immediate results—whether you're a team manager, corporate executive or entrepreneur.
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