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Duncan Wardle

Innovation Consultant, iD8&innov8; Former Vice President, Innovation and Creativity, The Walt Disney Co.

Having worked for The Walt Disney Company for some 25 years, Duncan Wardle now serves as an independent innovation and design thinking consultant, helping companies embed a culture of innovation and creativity across their entire organization. Leveraging a unique Design Thinking process, Duncan’s clients include Coca Cola, Disney, Forbes, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, McKinsey and the NBA. 

Most recently Duncan was Vice President of Innovation & Creativity for The Walt Disney Company.  The Creativity Team works across Disney’s Theme Parks, Pixar, Marvel, Lucas Films, ESPN, Animation and Imagineering, as "creative ideation consultants” and “cultural change agents;” using a creative problem solving process that captures unlikely connections, leading to both fresh thinking and revolutionary ideas.  

Prior to heading up Creative Inc., Duncan held the posts of Vice President, Global PR and Vice President International Marketing & Sales for Disney.  Over the last three decades, Duncan has served in an executive role for The Walt Disney Company in London, Paris, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Mumbai and most recently Shanghai.

In 2008, he was honored with the “Outstanding American Citizen Award" at the White House, and in 2014 he was awarded an Hons. Doctorate from Edinburgh University. He also holds the Duke of Edinburgh Award, presented by Her Majesty the Queen.

Wednesday, July 25

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Embedding a Culture of Innovation and Creativity Across Your Organization

Duncan Wardle, Innovation Consultant, iD8&innov8; Former Vice President, Innovation and Creativity, The Walt Disney Co.
Speaker Introduction: Denis Braham, Chair, Sports Business Group, Winstead PC