Robert B. Tucker is a renowned global futurist and innovation keynote speaker with a client list that includes over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies. President and founder of Innovation Resource Consulting Group, Tucker is an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of strategic innovation. His highly interactive presentations lead audiences on a guided tour inside the world’s most creative companies. Through stories and examples, Tucker encourages his audiences how to tap into the mindset, skillset and toolset of the innovator. He inspires leaders to embrace change, discover opportunity and avoid obsolescence. Known for his in-depth customization, Robert provides your audience with practical strategies, cutting edge insights, and inspiration to take action once back at the office.
During the course of his 28 year career, Robert has worked with groups ranging from the economic development ministries of Singapore, Dubai, and Morocco, to multinational companies like IBM, American Express, and Nestle, as well as numerous trade and technology groups in a wide variety of industries. A former adjunct professor at UCLA, Robert’s pioneering research in identifying the critical attributes of innovators became the acclaimed book, Winning the Innovation Game.
Widely acknowledged as one of the most influential innovation thought leaders and trend forecasters, his written works have been translated into over 17 languages. His international bestseller, Managing the Future: 10 Driving Forces of Change, was described by Intel Chairman Andrew Grove as a “lucid, practical guide to total quality in business.” In Driving Growth Through Innovation, Tucker identified the emergent best practices of the world’s top companies who were pioneering radically more effective approaches to the practice of innovation. In his latest book, Innovation Is Everybody’s Business: Making Yourself Indispensable in Today’s Hyper-competitive World, Tucker takes up the issue of leadership development, and reveals the “Innovation Skills” essential to success in today’s hyper-change era.
Considered one of the top thought leaders in the burgeoning Innovation Movement, Tucker is a frequent contributor to publications such as The Futurist, Strategy & Leadership, BusinessWeek, Los Angeles Times and many others. Tucker has appeared on Bloomberg, Channel News Asia, Network 18 India, the PBS series Taking the Lead, CBS News, and was a featured guest on the CNBC series The Business of Innovation. A multi-year winner of the Top Five Speaker hall of fame, Tucker was recently awarded the prestigious Brand Personality Award, by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation for outstanding contributions to the field.
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