Best Innovation Speakers in 2022

Disruptive technologies are permanently changing the way we conceive, design, manufacture, and sell products or services. Businesses and brands now must maximize their innovation potential and have a competitive advantage.

Innovation speakers will keep you ahead of the curve on new technology and help you think differently to solve multi-faceted challenges across multiple disciplines.

Here is a list of some of the top innovation speakers to watch.

Abdalla Abu – Sheikh is the founder of Astratech, Rizek and Barq. His companies have been featured among Forbes’ top 50 most funded startups, and Abdallah himself has been awarded Entrepreneur of The Year by Entrepreneur Middle East, and named as one of the Most Influential Arabs 2022 by Arabian Business. Abdallah concentrates on ground-breaking innovations that are technology driven and close the gap in the digital ecosystem. He speaks on innovation, technology investments, e-commerce, sustainable mobility solutions, and fintech, giving insight on how to maximize the value provided to users, partners, and service professionals.

Roberto Croci is an expert on the topics of innovation, startups, disruption, and hypergrowth. He is the former Managing Director of Microsoft startups Middle East and Regional Head of Google marketing platforms. Roberto has accelerated many startup journeys from idea to execution. He focuses on developing ecosystems where startups thrive, normally helping organizations adopt the innovation mindset and leverage the technology and nimbleness that startups provide. Roberto always aims to accelerate opportunities for B2B start-ups with a focus on technology enablement, market access, and community engagement.

Nikolas Badminton is a futurist speaker, trends, & innovation expert. He explores the implications of Artificial intelligence, big data, Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Privacy and Surveillance, Blockchain, Biohacking among other technological innovations. He has advised some of the world’s most impactful organizations, written for and appeared in top-tier media, and hosts high-profile documentaries on cultural changes relating to technology and the future.

Lisa Bodell is a futurist and the CEO of Futurethink where she helps create space for innovation and get to the work that matters. She trains businesses on how to become world-class innovators. Bodell is often called upon by global companies to help them eradicate workplace complexity that is killing their ability to innovate and adapt. Simplicity is fast becoming the competitive advantage of our time and Bodell offers tested tools and takeaways to motivate organizations and individuals to action.

She was named one of the Top 50 keynote speakers in the world in 2020 by Real Leaders.

Gary Vaynerchuk is a Co-Founder of VaynerMedia, an agency advising companies on how to find their social media voices and build digital brands. He talks about digital media, blockchain technology, NFT’s, entrepreneurship, leadership, and more, based on a lifetime of building successful, multi-million-dollar companies. He understands trends and patterns early and helps people understand how these shifts impact the market and consumer behavior.

Jeremy Gutsche is a TV host and the founder of, the world’s largest trend website. He is also an innovation keynote speaker specializing in change and innovation. He explores tactics for disruptive thinking, how to innovate new ideas, how to create a culture of innovation, and how to make innovation & change happen. His specialty is helping high-performance CEOs and teams to accelerate innovation and make change happen when change is hard. He advises several hundred brands and billionaires.

Steve Wozniak is a top technology keynote speaker and innovation expert, and co-founder of Apple Computer. He is responsible for designing the Apple II, the first personal computer that had the ability to display color graphics. For his contributions to technology, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame in 2000. He remains at the forefront of innovation, currently serving as the Chief Scientist for data virtualization company, Primary Data.  He speaks and gives insight on creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and fostering STEM education.

Chris Barton is the creator of Shazam, the world’s first music recognition service. He delivers keynote speeches on subjects such as innovation from first principles, and overcoming the impossible, and seeing every employee as an innovation. He illustrates how thinking from “first principles” can truly ignite innovation and how “creative persistence” is the mindset that allows you to overcome obstacles. Chris is now working on his next startup focused on artificial intelligence and computer vision.

Doug Stephens is one of the most influential retail futurists and speakers on the planet. His innovation keynotes are for any company that orbits the retail world, explaining how to stay ahead of rapidly changing mega-trends, and what it really takes to be truly innovative.

Tom Wujac is a veteran innovator, renowned speaker, and facilitator of innovation. He is a Fellow at Autodesk, the leading developer of professional 2D and 3D digital graphic technologies, where he works with Fortune 500 leadership teams to foster design innovation and visual collaboration. Tom leads a variety of initiatives to ‘make work visible,’ and form plans for businesses.

In today’s world, where you either “disrupt or be disrupted,” the key to success is innovation. To stay on top of your game, always keep tabs with innovation keynote speakers for insight.

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