Vice President Innovation and Creativity Walt Disney Company (2011-2017)
Who is Duncan Wardle?
Expert Innovation and Creativity Speaker
Duncan Wardle is a renowned keynote speaker and former Vice President of Creative Inc. at Walt Disney.
As the founder of Disney's Creative Catalyst team and creator of the company iD8&innov8, his primary goal is to foster a culture of innovation and creativity in companies worldwide.
What are Duncan Wardle's speeches like?
Inspiring and full of energy
Duncan Wardle's conferences are characterized by their infectious energy and playful collaboration.
He encourages executives and their teams to overcome preconceived ideas, act boldly, and dare to dream of what consumers are looking for.
He shares unique tools and techniques to unleash innovation and creativity within organizations, inspiring teams to rediscover the creative imagination they all had as children and use it to generate revolutionary ideas.
What is Duncan Wardle's background?
Disney experience and innovation success
Duncan Wardle's background includes 25 years at Disney, where he held positions such as Vice President of Global Public Relations and Vice President of International Marketing & Sales for Disney Parks division before leading Innovation and Creativity.
He has been honored with the "Outstanding American Citizen Award" at the White House, an Honorary Doctorate from Edinburgh Napier University, and was the winner of the Business Forum Group's Speaker Contest in 2022.
In addition, he is a TED speaker and contributor to Forbes and Harvard Business Review, and teaches innovation classes at prestigious universities such as Yale, Harvard, and Edinburgh.
Highlighted Duncan Wardle's conferences:
Creativity, Innovation, and Experience Design
"The Theory of Creativity: Unleashing Innovation in Your Organization"
In this talk, Duncan shares his experience in creating innovative teams and implementing creative practices in the business world. He addresses the importance of fostering a culture of innovation and provides tools and techniques he learned during his time at Disney to help organizations think and act more creatively.
"Designing Magical Experiences: Lessons in Innovation and Creativity from Disney"
Duncan presents case studies from his time at Disney and how the focus on innovation and creativity allowed for the creation of unique and memorable experiences for park visitors. He also offers an overview of how his Design Thinking methodology can be applied to other industries to generate innovative and surprising solutions.
"Creativity for All: Rediscovering and Empowering Imagination at Work"
In this inspiring talk, Duncan argues that everyone has the ability to be creative and that creativity is not reserved only for the so-called "creative" individuals. He discusses how current educational and corporate structures can limit creative thinking and offers tools and strategies to foster creativity in the workplace.
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