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Ryan McLaughlin,

Founder & CEO,

Ryan's experience in supporting digital and cultural transformations for Fortune 500 and DAX 30 companies across Retail, Automotive, Finance, and CPG has allowed him to gain a deep understanding of proven innovation methods, techniques and business models. These transformations have taken him from Boston to Los Angeles to New York and now Hamburg, where he creates learning experiences to equip organizations to better tackle the future.

He has previously worked with clients such as Nike, Converse, Toyota, VW, Capital One, Verizon, Walmart, Microsoft, and BMW.

Ryan speaks on the following topics:

  • Innovation Spaces, Campuses and Labs - From Development to Best-in-Class

  • Innovation Management and Digital Disruption - How to get ahead of transformation (no speedboat necessary)

  • Future Retail Innovations - How to develop a long-term strategy for retail change

  • Outside In - Insights from innovation hotbeds in China and the U.S.

  • The Sharing Economy - Where does the future of owned and shared lead us?

  • The Cultural Jump - How to start to develop culture-hacks gradually

Moderation: The 100 by Future Summit Series was a 2-day event that involved inspirational thought-leader speeches, design thinking workshops and a founder meet n' greet.

Select appearances include:


Roland Berger Challenge Club: Moderator
New York, 2019

The 100 Summit: Moderator
Hamburg, 2018

BMW Culture Council: Speaker
Munich, 2018

WMF Retail Event: Moderator
Berlin, 2018

MLOVE Conference: Speaker
Hamburg, 2018

Samsung + WeWork Maker/Creator: Panelist
Detroit, 2018

Austrian Mint FinTech Program: Speaker
Berlin, 2018

Kühne + Nagel Mission Driven: Speaker
Hamburg, 2018

Commerzbank Innovation Hour: Speaker
Frankfurt, 2017

DZ Bank Innovation Days: Speaker
Berlin, 2017

REWE Innovation Council: Speaker
Berlin, 2017

me Convention: Speaker & Panel Moderator
Frankfurt, 2017

Danfoss Innovation Days: Speaker
Berlin, 2017

BMW Digital Bootcamp: Moderator
Berlin, 2017

Evonik Corporate Innovation Summit: Speaker
Berlin, 2017

Kamaz Annual Executive Strategy Meeting: Speaker
Moscow, 2017

Reeperbahn Festival: Speaker & Panel Moderator
Hamburg, 2017

HDE Retail Summit: Panelist
Berlin, 2016

Daimler Innovation Meet up: Speaker
Stuttgart, 2016

Roland Berger Alumni Summit: Speaker
Berlin, 2016

Miami Ad School Digital Reboot: Speaker & Moderator
Hamburg/Miami/New York, 2015

Made in NY Media Center + Verizon Innovation Days: Speaker
New York, 2015

Moderation: the above panel discussion, Music Made Smarter (AI's role in the Music Business) @Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg with executives from the global music industry.
Coaching: the above series (5 sessions in total) of workshops enabling clients to use the design thinking methodology for the first time and prototype with digital experts.

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