Top Innovation Keynote Speaker

Innovation Keynote Speaker James Taylor has been featured in Forbes, BBC and The Wall Street Journal and his clients including many of the Fortune 500.

Top Innovation Keynote Speaker James Taylor is an inspiring and motivational speaker, author and entrepreneur, recognized for his expertise in innovation, creativity, and leadership. During the last 20 years he made hundreds of trips around the world, speaking in 35 countries and providing highly insightful and motivating keynotes to organizations and individuals alike. His audience encompasses various industries, including technology, financial services, banking, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, professional services, healthcare providers, and others.

From the US to Europe, Asia to the Middle East, Taylor has provided insights to his audiences on the topic of innovation and how to accelerate creativity, increase productivity and adapt to new edge-cutting technologies. His clients include many of the Global Fortune 500 such as Apple, Sony, Cisco, Accenture, Roche, TechHR, GSK, EY, Intuit, Bell, UPS, FBN, Tata, Visa, Dell, McDonalds, Chubb, IBM, Honeywell, HR Summit Asia, as well as various national governments.

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“James Taylor was a fantastic keynote speaker. His presentation was an insightful and entertaining closing keynote for the event audience. James also hosted a small group presentation for the G3 Company Sales Meeting earlier in the year that was also great.” 

Kristi Kawana, Events & Marketing Director, G3 Communications

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General Information about Innovation for Meeting Planners and Prospective Clients.

Innovation is an emerging process during which organizations transform ideas into new and improved products or services. Implementing innovation and new technologies aids businesses to advance, compete, and differentiate themselves successfully in their marketplace. But what is innovation and why is it important for entrepreneurs? Innovation could be interpreted as the replacement or improvement of something. It is often an instrument of entrepreneurs for exploiting change to build better and more efficient businesses.

Examples of innovative practices include the use of new edge-cutting technologies, understanding the power of going digital or giving employees possibilities for remote working. Very often, behind competitive organizations, there are leaders who are great innovators. They inspire others to move beyond outdated business models and embrace new ones. In using innovation, creative leaders show great risk tolerance, since creativity and disruption usually involve significant risk-taking.

Innovative people are open and receptive to new ideas, even if these ideas seem radical at first. However, the benefits of innovation can open many unexpected possibilities. In today’s world, exponential technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning can create new disruptive business models almost overnight. Thus, for a company to thrive, innovation and its proper implementation are crucial.


In addition to booking James Taylor as your innovation keynote speaker here is a selection of some of the most inspiring and motivating books on innovation:


The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business
by Clayton Christensen

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Peter Drucker

The Invincible Company: How to Constantly Reinvent Your Organization with Inspiration from the World’s Best Business Models
by Alex Osterwalder

Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos, With an Introduction
by Walter

Mapping Innovation: A Playbook for Navigating a Disruptive Age
by Greg Satell


Here is a selection of other innovation related conferences and events that book innovation keynote speakers:

FEI – Front End of Innovation Boston, MA, US

IRS – Innovation Roundtable Summit, Copenhagen, Denmark

IGNITING CREATIVE LEADERSHIP – EPIC International Creativity & Social Innovation Summit, Santa Barbara, CA, US

ISPIM Innovation Conference – “Innovating in a Digital World”, Copenhagen, Denmark

IBM Think – Think 2022, Las Vegas, NV, US


There are a number of highly rated podcast shows that cover all things innovative.

Future Squared

Stanford e-Corner

How I Built This

Business Model Sandbox

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Clients Include:





“Phenomenal and very engaging in the session…managed to captivate everyone’s attention and the feedback from the team has been super good”
  • – Senior Manager, Global Accounts
“Thank you for sharing valuable insights on key attributes/traits of a leader. The session was received extremely well and I am looking to another opportunity to invite you for your valuable interaction with our team.”
  • – Managing Director
“Your presentation was one of the most interesting topics at the conference. It was an honor for us to have you as one of our keynote speakers.”
  • – Chairman of the Board
“Thank you very much for your keynote at our event. It was indeed very well received and we had some fantastic feedback from the colleagues.”
  • – HR Director
“Thank you for bringing us a unique session on boosting our creativity in the age of artificial intelligence at our annual event. Your keynote was authentic, inspirational and entertaining, truly engaging the audience from the beginning. Participants and customers provided us with many delighted comments.”
  • – CEO
“Creative, thought provoking, inspirational and well-presented.”
  • Co-Chair
“One of the most insightful, impactful and powerful presentations that I have seen in years.”
  • – Partner
“Easy to work with, powerful content, dynamic and engaging. What more can you ask for in a speaker.”
  • – Group Event Director
“In my 20 years of planning conferences and working with keynoters to help them understand our unique audience, I’ve never seen a keynote speaker prepare at the level James did. All that preparation showed during the keynote; it was full of relevant and entertaining stories as well as highly visually engaging. Our members were blown away.”
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