Disruptive Innovation Speaker Profile | Jim Harris

Today, our featured speaker is Disruptive Innovation & Organizational Change Expert Jim Harris.  He works with organizations to address issues of most concern to executives: leadership, change, customer relationship management and creating learning organizations. 

One of Jim’s most requested presentations is on disruptive innovation & retail. Here’s  a sneak peek of the insights he brings to his talks:


Jim’s Disruptive Innovation Teaser:

We asked Jim: 

What are you like on stage during your presentations?

I’ve been described as fun, engaging, challenging and provocative by clients in the past. With smaller groups, I like creating exercises where I pair up audience members and have them apply the principles I’ve talked about to their particular industry. This allows people to come away with practical solutions for the challenges being faced by their particular organization or industry.

What makes you unique?

I come with a principle-centered leadership philosophy. This comes in part from my earlier experience teaching  Dr. Stephen Covey’s work The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People to Canadian Audiences. I look at principles that can be applied to organizations, while at the same time adjusting the systems and structures in order to avoid being blindsided by disruption. 

What Audiences Are Saying:

“Jim’s session was one of the most highly rated and I am certain that we will work with him in the future. What was particularly noteworthy was the accessibility and relevance of his material. Jim’s friendly, open style is critical in encouraging participants to take the material on board and shift their thinking.”
– Centre for Management & Policy Studies, UK Cabinet Office

Platform Plus: Presentations Beyond the Keynote

Jim is one of our most requested speakers outside of traditional keynote presentations. In addition to his ‘Trends that are changing your business’ workshop, he is available as a social media influencer. With over 240,000 followers on twitter, Jim is one of the leading voices promoting conversation around innovation. Brands & organizations frequently bring Jim on to drive conversations at events around the world where he’s frequently named one of the top-influencers. In 2017 he was named the top influencer at the prestigious Consumer Electronics Show (CES) according to onalytica.

Jim’s Recent News & Media:



Learn more about Jim’s talk ‘Thriving in the Era of Disruptive Innovation and how his insights on retail will help inspire your audience by contacting us.

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