Cris Beswick – Advisor, Speaker, Author

In a world of hyper competition, unprecedented challenges and constant change, the need for business innovation allied to an organisation-wide culture of innovation has never been higher on the strategic agenda.

Originally trained as a product & industrial designer, Cris spent over a decade as a successful entrepreneur & CEO building an award-winning design group. He is now recognised globally as a thought leader on innovation strategy, leadership and culture.

Cris is also the Co-founder of thought leadership platform The Future Shapers, and a visiting professor at several global business schools including Cranfield School of Management and the Centre for Customised Executive Development, and ICESI University in Columbia.



Cris specialises in working with CEOs and senior teams on how to build innovation-led organisations by building future-shaping innovation strategies, developing world-class innovation leadership and embedding innovation capability into organisational culture.

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Cris regularly speaks globally at high-profile innovation conferences and internal company events. With a focus on what he likes to call a ‘keynote conversation’, Cris’ ideas are provocative yet pragmatic meaning thought-leadership that’s actionable.

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As well as having written numerous white papers, blogs and articles for The Times, Financial Times, Sunday Telegraph et al, Cris is the author of ‘The Road to Innovation’ and ‘Building a Culture of Innovation’ voted one of the top 5 books on innovation for 2017 by the CMI.

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