Rowan Gibson is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost thought leaders on business innovation. The media have labeled him “Mr. Innovation”, “the Innovation Grandmaster”, “the W. Edwards Deming of innovation” and “a guru among the gurus”. He is the internationally bestselling author of three major books on business strategy and innovation which have been published to date in over 20 languages. Rowan’s new book – The Four Lenses of Innovation (Wiley, 2015) – provides a practical tool for radical business creativity.
Rowan Gibson is one of the world’s most in-demand public speakers. In just the last five years alone, he has delivered his keynote speeches, innovation masterclasses and public seminars in 60 countries around the world. Over the last two decades, he has addressed some of the world’s largest and most successful companies, including Accenture, Apple, Bayer, British Telecom, Coca-Cola, Credit Suisse, Dow Chemicals, Generali Group, Haier, Heineken, Heinz, Henkel, IBM, ING Bank, Mars, Microsoft, Philips, P&G, Roche, Royal Bank of Scotland, Siemens, Steelcase, Telefonica and Volkswagen. He teaches organizations how to seize new growth opportunities, create new markets and even transform entire industries by recalibrating their management systems around the paradigm of innovation.
Rowan is also a prolific writer. In addition to his bestselling books, he has authored dozens of business articles, columns and blogs which have been read all around the globe. He has been interviewed frequently on television and radio, as well as online and in the international press. His media appearances include Forbes, CNN, BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, and BBC World Service. He has also appeared in several business documentaries.
Rowan Gibson is co-founder of www.innovationexcellence.com – the world’s most popular innovation website. The portal, which builds on an international group of tens of thousands of members from over 175 countries, offers an arsenal of resources from today’s innovation thought leaders and practitioners that is aimed at helping every company achieve innovation excellence. The site currently serves up more than 1 million pages every month.
Gibson was born in London, UK. He has lived and worked in several countries over the last twenty years and speaks three languages fluently. Today, he lives with his family in Costa Rica and divides his time between writing, international public speaking and consulting.