Kaihan Krippendorff is one of the most in-demand business speakers in the world. A bestselling author, internationally recognized thought-leader, and a sought-after strategic advisor, Krippendorff is known for his ability to turn difficult concepts into easy-to-understand ideas that drive meaningful outcomes and actions. Through his innovative keynotes, he shows organizations and individuals how to thrive in today’s era of fast-paced, disruptive technological change.
Krippendorff has been recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the top thinkers and one of the eight most influential innovation thought leaders in the world. He was also ranked by Thinkers360 as the #1 Global Innovation Thought Leader and the Thinkers360 #1 Global Business Strategy Thought Leader in 2019.
Beginning his career with McKinsey & Company, Krippendorff is now the founder of Outthinker, a growth strategy and innovation consulting firm. His growth strategies and innovations have generated over $2.5B in revenue for many of the world’s most recognizable companies, including BNY Mellon, Citibank, L’Oréal, Microsoft, and Viacom. He also founded the Outthinker Strategy Network, an exclusive network of chief strategy officers from large organizations. He is a trusted advisor to these Fortune 500 executives.
An accomplished author, Krippendorff has written five books on business strategy, growth, and transformation, with his most recent, Driving Innovation from Within: A Guide for Internal Entrepreneurs, having been nominated for an Edison Award. He is also the host of the podcast Outthinkers and regularly contributes to Fast Company and other major business media outlets. In addition, Krippendorff teaches at business schools throughout the world, including New York University and Florida International University, and plays an active advisory role on the board of several startups and established companies.
Krippendorff earned a Master of Business Administration at Columbia Business School and London Business School, a Bachelor of Science in finance from Wharton Business School, and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Doctorate of Science in Economics.