Keynotes

Rowan Gibson is one of the world’s busiest and most popular public speakers. In just the last five years alone, he has addressed audiences in 61 countries around the globe.

Rowan’s big-picture insights, compelling observations, fresh business thinking and upbeat presentation style have made him highly sought-after on the international speaker circuit. He mixes insight, inspiration and information in a way that always leaves an audience feeling energized.

Over 18 years as a professional speaker, with hundreds of engagements for hundreds of thousands of people, Rowan has shared the stage with well-known celebrities like Neil Armstrong, Ken Blanchard, Deepak Chopra, Bill Clinton, Jim Collins, Newt Gingrich, Guy Kawasaki, Chan Kim, John Naisbitt, Bertrand Piccard, Jonas Ridderstråle, Alvin Toffler and Fons Trompenaars. 

Rowan is represented internationally by many of the world’s leading speaking bureaus. He can be booked for keynote speeches, public seminars, innovation masterclasses, in-company presentations, and exclusive executive summits. His keynotes are usually of 90 minute duration. Rowan’s public seminars are either half-day or full-day, and his in-company Innovation Masterclasses are usually one-, two- or three-day events. 

Rowan’s speeches, presentations and masterclasses are always tailor-made to fit each audience, industry sector and event format. He endeavors, wherever possible, to use business cases and examples that are relevant to the specific audience. Rowan uses very graphic Powerpoint slides – each typically features just one powerful image and a single statement –which makes his presentations extremely dynamic. He is constantly updating his slides with cutting-edge material and up-to-the-minute business news. 

Book Rowan Gibson today and inspire your audience with one of the world’s top keynote speakers.

 

“Smart and entertaining.”

“Smart and entertaining.”

Ground Consult
“Rowan is alive, he knows how to inspire.” 

“Rowan is alive, he knows how to inspire.” 

Investec
“Opened the eyes of our executives.” 

“Opened the eyes of our executives.” 

UPM Kymmene
“Dynamic and engaging.”

“Dynamic and engaging.”

Sonae
“A pleasure to hear.”

“A pleasure to hear.”

Mövenpick
“Fantastic presentation.”

“Fantastic presentation.”

Steelcase
“Good mix of humor and serious business insight.”

“Good mix of humor and serious business insight.”

Carlson Wagonlit
“The best speaker of the whole event.”

“The best speaker of the whole event.”

Management Events
“Professional and lively.”

“Professional and lively.”

Roche
“Amazing presentation…pushing us forward.”

“Amazing presentation…pushing us forward.”

Microsoft 
“Rowan Gibson energized our associates and demystified the process of innovation.” 

“Rowan Gibson energized our associates and demystified the process of innovation.” 

Mars
“The feedback on his sessions was awesome.” 

“The feedback on his sessions was awesome.” 

Coca-Cola
“Inspiring.”

“Inspiring.”

Ernst & Young
“Brillant.”

“Brillant.”

Renault

Masterclasses

In addition to keynote speeches and public seminars, Rowan Gibson also conducts more extensive innovation masterclasses for large groups of executives (usually between 80 and 130 people). Usually, these in-company events are one, two or three days in duration (although other versions may also be arranged). They are designed to immerse an organization’s key people in the skills and the tools of radical innovation, and to create a shared understanding among senior executives about what is necessary to make innovation a deep, sustainable enterprise capability. Each masterclass is customized to fit the specific audience and industry sector, and includes faciltated break-out sessions as well as team presentations. Rowan provides the teams with all the tools and exercises they need for strategic insight discovery and radical idea generation, based on the “Four Lenses of Innovation” – the proven methodology outlined in Rowan’s book, Innovation to the Core. 

The break-out sessions typically produce a wide portfolio of high quality insights and actionable ideas, which your organization can then start to screen and align with strategy, with a view to funding new experiments and innovation projects. Another outcome is specific and measurable goals which the executive team commits to at the conclusion of the masterclass, all aimed at embedding innovation into the organization’s core managerial DNA.