SPEAKER ON INNOVATION & DESIGN THINKING

About

Gijs van Wulfen (1960, based in The Netherlands) is a recognised authority and keynote speaker on innovation and Design Thinking. He was chosen as one of the first LinkedIn Influencers and as of 2017, 300.000 people across the globe are following his notably engaging, prolific and insightful posts. In 2016 Gijs came number 2 in the international Top 40 Innovation Bloggers. In 2017 his book ‘The Innovation Maze’ was elected ‘Management Book of the Year’.

Gijs as keynote speaker
Most recently Gijs was the keynote speaker at the Innovaction Week in Spain, the Innovation Forum in Brazil, the South African Innovation Summit in Cape Town and the Turkish Innovation Week in Istanbul. Gijs is retained as a motivational innovation speaker with companies such as 3M in the United States, AIRBUS Group in France and Bilfinger in The Netherlands. Gijs performs in English, German and his native Dutch language. Gijs is an illustrative lyrical storyteller with an articulate informal style, which is full of humor, entertainment and insight”.

The FORTH innovation method
Gijs is also the author of the innovation bestseller “The Innovation Expedition” (published in English, Russian, Turkish, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese). Gijs furthermore founded the FORTH innovation method, which provides structure to the chaotic start of innovation, while still fostering creative thinking. The FORTH method helps businesses to generate well-constructed new product, service, and business model concepts. To date the FORTH innovation method has been implement in 50+ businesses in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America.

Gijs creates an innovative mindset at the audience

Anne-Laure Pardon, AIRBUS GROUP, France

Honors & Awards


Invited as one of the 150 Thought Leaders on Linkedin
November 2012

Chosen as Nr 2 of the Top 40 International Innovation Bloggers 2012
Innovation Excellence (Worlds best visited innovation blog)
January 2013

Chosen as Nr 3 of the Top 40 International Innovation Bloggers 2013
Innovation Excellence (Worlds best visited innovation blog)
January 2014

Chosen as Nr 6 of the Top 40 International Innovation Bloggers 2014
Innovation Excellence (worlds best visited innovation blog)
January 2015

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