Clayton Christensen Innovation Speaker


Clayton Christensen

Innovation Management Guru | Bestselling Author

Clayton Christensen says outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their market leadership, or worse, disappear completely, when launching a new and innovative product. Having spent his career developing his “disruption innovation theory,” Christensen believes innovation can be a predictable process that delivers sustainable, profitable growth, and offers frameworks to help leaders create the right conditions, at the right time, for new ideas to succeed on the marketplace.

Christensen is a professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the technology and operations management and general management faculty groups.

He has served as a director on the boards of a number of public and private companies, and is currently a board member at Tata Consulting Services, Franklin Covey, W.R. Hambrecht, and Vanu Incorporated. He also serves on Singapore’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council, and has advised the executives of many of the world’s major corporations.

He is the author of five bestselling books, including The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution, Seeing What’s Next, Disrupting Class and The Innovator’s Prescription.

Customized Presentations

Professor Christensen’s presentations can be customized according to your needs. He is often asked to speak on themes related to his most successful books – The Innovator’s Dilemma, and The Innovator’s Solution. He can also speak about his two new books: one on solutions to the health care crisis of our era called The Innovator’s Prescriptions: A Disruptive Solution to Health Care and the other, a similarly daunting goal, on an innovative solution to the state of our educational systems called Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change The Way the World Learns.

The essential principle in Professor Christensen’s disruptive innovation theory (DI) is that companies innovate faster than people’s lives change. He is especially interested in getting across basic principles, such as DI, but others as well when he addresses your audience.

The key points in most of Professor Christensen’s presentation are:

  • How to create new growth markets
  • Better methods for understanding customers and building brands
  • Outsourcing and in sourcing the right things
  • Organizing for innovation
  • Assessing the value of potential innovations
  • Predicting competitors’ actions