WDC Innovation Summit Series: Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff, “Driving Innovation from Within”

Wharton DC Innovation Summit session featuring this top Thinkers50 global consultant and Wharton alum discussing what companies and people need to do to drive innovation. Wharton Club Members, guests, public invited 

“There is this social pressure, thinking pressure, that has us want to repeat what has been done before. When the rules change, it separates thinkers from outthinkers.” – Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff, Founder of growth strategy and innovation consulting firm, Outthinker

Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff is committed to helping organizations and individuals thrive in today’s era of fast-paced disruptive technological change. Kaihan is known for his ability to turn difficult concepts into easy-to-understand ideas that drive meaningful outcomes and actions. He is an internationally recognized thought-leader, battle-tested consultant, and sought-after keynote speaker (in-person and virtual) on the topics of strategy, growth, and transformation.

He began his career with McKinsey & Company before founding the growth strategy and innovation consulting firm Outthinker. His growth strategies and innovations have generated over $2.5B in revenue for many of the world’s most recognizable companies including BNY Mellon, Citibank, L’Oréal, Microsoft, and Viacom. A best-selling author of five books, most recently the Edison Award nominated Driving Innovation From Within: A Guide for Internal Entrepreneurs:

“This smart and wide-ranging book will convince you that it’s often more promising to be an ‘intrapreneur’—someone who innovates from within an established organization—than an entrepreneur. If you work for an organization and are itching to become more creative—to tap the resources of your company to create something amazing—Driving Innovation from Within is an essential read.” --Daniel H. Pink, author of WhenDrive, and To Sell Is Human

Kaihan is a member of the prestigious Thinkers50 radar group – A global selection of the top 30 management thinkers in the world to look out for. Thinkers50 also recognized Kaihan as one of the 8 most influential innovation thought leaders in the world considering him for a Distinguished Achievement Award in Innovation – given to the person in the world that has contributed the most to the world’s understanding of innovation in the past two years. Kaihan is currently ranked the Thinkers360 #1 Global Innovation Thought Leader and the Thinkers360 #1 Global Business Strategy Thought Leader.

The Outthinker Strategy Network is a community comprised of strategy executives from the world’s top Fortune 500 and private companies that keeps Kaihan ahead of the pace of disruption and up to date on trends, threats, and opportunities across industries.


11:45 am-12 Noon -- Networking on Zoom Meetings

12 Noon-12:50 pm Presentation, including shared screen for slides

12:50 pm - 1:00 pm: Further networking on Zoom



REGISTER for THIS EVENT or the Wharton DC Innovation Summit SERIES

Two options for registration:

  • The entire Innovation Summit Series - 11 programs
    • Free for President's Club & Lifetime Members
    • 49/person for all Members of Wharton Club of DC & Strategic Partner Current Members & Guests
    • 99/person for all others for access to all 11 programs
  • By the individual session
    • Free for President's Club & Lifetime Members
    • 19/person for all Members of Wharton Club of DC & Strategic Partner Current Members & Guests
    • 29/person for all others


11:45AM - 1:00PM Wed 22 Jul 2020 ( Timezone: Eastern )

Virtual Event Instructions:

You will receive the URL for this Webinar either in your confirming email or the day before the program.

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Alan Schlaifer
  Wharton DC Innovation Summit
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