Thought leader Nick Jankel switches on people all over the planet with the limitless opportunities of the Networked Age…and how to leave behind redundant Industrial-Age thinking, mindsets, and processes that block us from fulfilling our potential as leaders and as organisations. A former elite scientist, Nick has spent close to 30 years developing a rigorous brain-based methodology and complete toolset for personal and organisational transformation – the hardest tasks in the world – that ensure his clients such as Unilever, HSBC, Kelloggs, Zalando, and Nike are match fit for the future.
Having initially made his name as an innovation guru behind the global launch of Xbox and the development of the most successful TV show of all time (Dancing with Stars / Strictly Come Dancing), Nick realised that the ability of people to think and act differently are always the keys to long-term success. A purpose-driven entrepreneur since the age of 24, he has dedicated his life to mastering the skills and qualities needed to drive change and thrive in a VUCA world. He believes that transformational leadership – the ability to change what you do and how you do it to stay on top – is your only source of continuous competitive advantage and the only factor in your complete control.
Nick Jankel is a renowned thinker on AI and blockchain, generational changes, the Future of Work and global risks who see threats to business-as-usual as invitations up our game as leaders. His original ideas and tools inspire audiences to unlock the power of transformation in their products, processes, and people so that they can avoid shrinking margins, brand irrelevance, and difficulty recruiting the best talent – and can instead turn rapid changes in their external environment into business value, whether through digital transformation or disruptive innovation.
Nick is a sought-after and highly-accomplished international keynote speaker who has spoken all over the world to audiences at: LEGO, SAP, Google, Smucker’s, Fujitsu, Roche, Novartis, Diageo, and The Economist Summit amongst many others. A seasoned broadcaster, Nick hosted his own BBC TV Show, has been featured in the FT and The Sunday Times, and has taught at LBS, Oxford, SciencesPo and Yale. He obtained a Triple 1st Class degree – summa cum laude – in Medicine & Philosophy from Cambridge University and is the author of a number of books on creativity, transformation, and leadership. As a cultural commentator, he has been invited to speak at the prestigious Aspen Ideas Festival, TEDx, PBWC SF, and SciFoo at Google Mountain View.
Nick Jankel does not just illuminate what the future holds – from AI, blockchain and biotech to climate change, co-living, and political instability – but how audience members must change how they think to forge the future they want. Nick provides audiences with take-away tools and experiential exercises to drive agility, adaptability and digital transformation. He customises every talk with relevant examples, stories from the frontlines, and nuggets of science and wisdom to help audiences develop adaptive strategies, business model innovations, purpose-driven organisations and systemic change.
"Thank you so much for your brilliant keynote, it gave our participants so much to discuss. Being in “Create and Connect” Mode seems to have taken a life of its own as a reference point for our leadership. Exactly what we wanted. Our CEO has quoted your thinking to the global leadership team: “Please don’t wait for anyone to tell you what to do or to give you permission and, remember, you as our most senior leaders hold the keys to our future success".
Group HR Director, Oxford University Press
"I am 65 and have attended a massive amount of presentations all over the world but really NEVER was so captivated and interested as this morning at yours! You are astonishing the way you present, speak, stand, move, and transmit your amazing ideas! You are one of a kind! Bravo and many thanks for having shared your ideas.”
Conference 'Integral 2022'
“A WONDERFUL job today. People found your talk so inspiring. Someone I work with said “I feel seen this morning.” The talk was motivating, thoughtful, and so well delivered. THANK YOU!”
Director, McCormick & Co
“Still jazzed from your McCormick presentation this morning!”
VP, McCormick & Co
“I consider myself a DEI champion and I had not heard anyone explain diversity challenges like you did.”
Director, Association of Financial Markets in Europe
“Fantastic speaker with passion and enthusiasm, highly engaging and able to simplify complexity.”
Commander, Ministry of Defense
“Great talk delivered succinctly & dynamically. Especially loved the reference to free style rap - as a life longer lover of hip hop it was great for someone to acknowledge the skill it takes.”
“Nick's passion for the topic brought everyone along with him and made the audience want to understand more.”
“Without doubt one of the highlights of the two days. Thought-provoking; insightful; enjoyable.”
“I really enjoyed your presentation in Napa! I'd like to share some of the insights with my leadership team. Thank you!”
CEO, Unilever Health & Wellbeing
“A thoroughly engaging keynote, extremely thought provoking that really makes us question how we lead and are led by others. Thank you Nick!”
“It was wonderful to hear from you today. These fundamentals of leadership are super helpful to remind ourselves and help us develop our North Star.”
Digital Marketing Lead, Nutrafol
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