Cris Beswick – Strategic Advisor on Innovation

In a world of hyper competition, unprecedented challenges and constant disruption, 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 Founder of thought leadership website The Future Shapers, Director of Innovation Consulting at Culture Consultancy, Strategic Advisor on Innovation at Wazoku, a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management and the Centre for Customised Executive Development, and a Visiting Professor at ICESI University in Columbia.


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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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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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 Beswick