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Building An Innovation Engine

The art and science of innovation that is practiced by the world’s leading organizations

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The audience will learn about the art and science of innovation that is practiced by the world’s leading organizations, and what we can learn from them.  

The following questions will be addressed:  

  • How can some firms innovate consistently, while most cannot? 

  • How can you build an Innovation Engine for your organization? 

  • How can you build and lead a culture of Innovation in your organization?  

The keynote provides concrete, actionable steps to drive innovation in your organization with the use of the proprietary framework called The Innovation Scorecard™️.

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Drawing from over a decade of experience at leading technology firms, including Google and Apple, Chris Heemskerk showcases his vision on corporate innovation by heading The Innovation Alliance, a global network of tech executives and innovation leaders.

As former Head of Scaled Acquisitions for Google in North America, Chris transformed his business operation into a global center for innovation and operational excellence.

Hence, he was asked to serve as an advisor to Google's Innovation Lab and established a partnership with Harvard Business School to document the lab’s endeavors in two HBS Case Studies, in which he features.

In pursuit of providing organizations the necessary resources to innovate consistently, he authored The Innovation Scorecard™️, a comprehensive framework that enables firms to maximize their innovation capabilities and discover new growth opportunities.

He has been a sought-after innovation speaker and workshop facilitator both internally at Google and externally, including features at The United Nations in Rome and the Arizona Technology Council's CEO Summit.

Chris's educational journey is rooted in his passion for lifelong learning. He is a faculty member of The European Institute of Innovation for Sustainability (, and holds Executive Certifications in Innovation Leadership from Harvard Business School (HBS), and acquired sponsorship to attend the HBS High Potential Leadership Program of 2019. He’s certified in Design Thinking at Stanford University, and holds an MSc in Marketing from the London School of Business and Finance. He alternates between Europe and The United

States together with his wife and three-year-old son.

Chris Heemskerk

Innovation & AI Strategy Expert. Ex-Apple & Ex-Google Innovation Labs, USA

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