A proven & practical guide to

Innovate from Within

Keynotes that inspire conversation, collaboration & collective excellence through intrapreneurship

DR. SIMONE AHUJA
Best-selling Author & Keynote Speaker
Fortune 500 Innovation Strategist
HBR Contributor & Business School Advisor

A proven & practical guide to

Innovate from Within

Keynotes that inspire conversation, collaboration & collective excellence through intrapreneurship

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Organizations have achieved unprecedented employee engagement  and innovation impact  with Simone.

Simone Is:

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    A top speaker for Fortune 500 live and virtual events

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    A bestselling author and groundbreaking innovation researcher

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    The co-developer of Jugaad Innovation; a frugal & flexible innovation methodology

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    The CEO of Blood Orange: a global innovation strategy firm for the Fortune 500 and beyond

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    A Harvard Business Review Contributor/MIT Innovation Advisor

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    A Thinkers50 nominee

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    A member of the FastCompany Executive Board

About Simone Ahuja

Organizations have achieved unprecedented employee engagement  and innovation impact  with Simone.

Simone Is:

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    A top speaker for Fortune 500 live and virtual events

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    A bestselling author and groundbreaking innovation researcher

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    The co-developer of Jugaad Innovation; a frugal & flexible innovation methodology

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    The CEO of Blood Orange: a global innovation strategy firm for the Fortune 500 and beyond

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    A Harvard Business Review Contributor/MIT Innovation Advisor

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    A Thinkers50 nominee

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    A member of the FastCompany Executive Board

About Simone Ahuja
Keynote One
Innovation keynote speaker Simone Ahuja on stage

How To Think and Act Like a Startup in Large Organizations

Innovation isn’t just for R & D and the organizational elite. Some of the most impactful innovations come from passion and purpose-driven intrapreneurs - these are the entrepreneurs in your organization without a formal mandate to innovate. Cracking the Intrapreneur’s Code empowers and inspires your intrapreneurs to take action through memorable stories, a clear process, and a whole lot of fun. Based on research from her book Disrupt It Yourself, Simone presents a proven approach to guide your intrapreneurs from ideas to innovation impact.

This program is perfect for leaders and teams who want to:

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    Address disruption by out-innovating from within their organization

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    Build a culture where everyone feels empowered to innovate - and knows how to do it

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    Drive more innovation every day - without upending their entire organization

The audience will leave with:

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    A clear framework for everyone to activate innovation

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    A simple and proven action plan to accelerate ideas into bottom-line impact

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    The creative confidence they need to get into intrapreneurial action

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Keynote Two
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(R)evolution is an Inside Job

How to Think and Act Like an Internal Entrepreneur

Do you have ideas about changes needed in your organization but don’t have a clear pathway to bring them to life? Is problem-solving in your blood, but maybe not in your job description? Each of us can be a leader and changemaker - but what happens when we question the status quo within our division or industry?

In this interactive, practical, and fast-paced keynote, explore what you need to light your intrapreneurial fire. Examine the top challenges of successful intrapreneurs (internal entrepreneurs) and map strategies to navigate these in your life.

This program is perfect for leaders and teams who want to:

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    Build a consistent pipeline for innovation and innovation talent

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    Build a culture where everyone feels empowered to innovate where everyone feels empowered to innovate - and knows how to do it

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    Create a more inclusive culture that catalyzes innovation

The audience will learn to:

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    Identify and develop ideas that will have the highest impact on your organization

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    Leverage a process that allows them to test ideas in low risk, high impact ways

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    Get comfortable with so-called “failures” and re-frame them as learning

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Keynote Three
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Jugaad (Frugal) Innovation

How To Create High Value at a Low Cost

Thinking like an entrepreneur isn’t just for startups. Solving even the biggest problems starts with you and the resources you already have. What you need is the right mindset and a simple toolkit to get you there.

Based on her research in emerging markets and her bestselling book, Jugaad Innovation, Simone shares inspiring stories of frugal innovators who solve problems large and small with the right mindset and a set of guiding principles. This high-value, low-resource approach to problem-solving occurs at the intersection of business, design, and social innovation.

This program is perfect for leaders and teams who:

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    Want to create more business value with fewer resources consistently

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    Want to democratize innovation, so it’s the domain of all employees

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    Feel challenged and stressed by having to grow the business with less time and fewer resources.

The audience will learn to:

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    Use your creativity to reframe problems as opportunities

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    Gain support for new ideas to move faster and have a greater impact

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    Leverage existing resources so they can start problem-solving now

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Keynote Four
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as a Catalyst for Innovation

A roadmap to creating opportunities to uncover bias and drive innovation

Innovation is the most powerful way for organizations to stay relevant and grow in our rapidly evolving world. By increasing the diversity of their teams and creating space for diverse voices to be heard, business leaders can dramatically increase their innovation output. In this energizing and optimistic keynote, Dr. Ahuja shares engaging stories demonstrating why diverse teams create more “out of the box” ideas and drive nearly 20% higher revenue. She provides a fun and often surprising experience that uncovers your own biases in real-time and shares practical tools for building the psychological safety fundamental to successful innovation and business growth.

This program is perfect for leaders and teams who want to:

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    Want to reduce bias and build a more inclusive and curious culture

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    Want to build a healthy culture of psychological safety to support diverse voices and ideas

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    Want to harness curiosity to drive more inclusion and innovation

The audience will leave with:

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    A crystal clear connection between DEI and innovation/business growth

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    A clear strategy for removing barriers to diversity, equity, and inclusion

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    Proven steps to navigate difficult conversations that fuel DEI and innovation

Books

Disrupt It Yourself
Jugaad Innovation Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth

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