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September 9-11, 2024
The Marriott Marquis Times SquareNew York

Luke Williams
Professor of Innovation at NYU’s Stern School of Business


Luke Williams is an internationally recognized authority on Innovation Leadership. He is a Fellow at frog, one of the world’s most influential innovation companies and Professor of Innovation at NYU’s Stern School of Business. He has worked with industry leaders including American Express, GE, Sony, Crocs, Virgin, Disney and Hewlett-Packard to create breakthrough product, service and business model solutions.“

In a business world of nonstop change, there’s only one way to win the game: Transform it entirely. This requires a revolution in thinking–a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions. In Disrupt, Luke Williams shows exactly how to generate those strategies and deliver those solutions.This book reflects Williams’ immense experience creating breakthrough solutions at frog design, one of the world’s leading innovation firms. Williams shows how to combine fluid creativity with analytical rigor in a simple, complete, five-stage process for successfully disrupting any market. You’ll learn why the most unexpected ideas draw the least competitors–and offer the greatest potential. Then, using many examples and a case study, you’ll walk through every step of transforming disruptive ideas from conception to breakthrough business strategy. Craft your disruptive hypothesis. Be wrong at the start, to be right at the end. Discover your best disruptive opportunities. Explore the most unexpected corners of your environment. Efficiently shape your disruptive solution. Avoid the resource-killer that is “novelty for novelty’s sake”. Make your winning disruptive pitch. Under prepare the obvious, over prepare the unusual.

Agenda Sessions

  • Out Of The Box Keynote Speaker: The Disruptive Age: Thriving in an Era of Constant Change – At Some Time, Someone, Somewhere Is Going To Disrupt Your Entire Industry. Shouldn’t It Be You?

  • Networking Break Plus Off The Record Session With Our Out Of The Box Keynote Speaker