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Bill O'Connor

Bill O'Connor

Keynote Speaker: Founding Partner at Agents of Innovation

Bill O'Connor Biography

Bill O’Connor is the Founder of THE INNOVATION AGENCY, an innovation consultancy based in San Francisco/Silicon Valley; he is also a faculty member at Singularity University, where he focuses on Innovation, Emerging Technologies, and the Future of Work.

Over the past 10 years he has conducted 600+ innovation engagements with 250+ corporations from 50+ countries, working with 8,000+ professionals, 4,000+ executives and C-Staff, and 25+ CEOs. O’Connor has worked with companies such as Google, Apple, Renault, Tesla, Nike, Airbnb, IDEO, RBS, Starbucks, Twitter, Bechtel, Autodesk, Facebook, GE, IKEA, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the World Bank, helping people to improve and expand their innovation mindsets, toolsets, and skillsets.

His work has appeared in The Economist, Forbes, Fast Company, and the MIT Press Innovations journal; and he has worked with universities and business schools such as Stanford, Berkeley, Oxford, Wharton, INSEAD, and Princeton, via research projects, keynote speeches, and innovation workshops. His work has also been written about in The Net and the Butterfly.

His team is currently researching how Nobel Prize winners innovate in conjunction with the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm.

O’Connor also sits on the advisory boards of 3 disruptive (hopefully!) startups.

He served as lead speechwriter for the CEO of Autodesk from 2006-2016, working directly with him on 325 speeches, presentations, and written works. He also served for seven years at the Editor-in-Chief of the Autodesk emerging technologies journal Autodesk: POV, where he wrote and edited 290 articles/interviews on subjects such as innovation, future of work, AI, Internet of Things, AR/VR, quantum computing, etc.

O’Connor lives on a mountain just north of San Francisco with his wife Andrea and their dog Zinzino, a globally celebrated canine innovator.

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Bill O'Connor Videos

INNOVATION AGENCY
The Innovation of Innovation - YouTube

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Bill O'Connor is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Innovation, Creativity, Virtual Reality, Design, Human Resources, Business, Artificial Intelligence, Future Of Work and Futurism.

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Bill O'Connor generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Bill O'Connor is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Innovation, Creativity and Virtual Reality. The estimated speaking fee range to book Bill O'Connor for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Bill O'Connor generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jana Eggers, Alex Salkever and Edgar Perez. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bill O'Connor for an upcoming event.

Bill O'Connor Videos

INNOVATION AGENCY
The Innovation of Innovation - YouTube

Bill O'Connor News

  • The 6 Questions That Lead To New Innovations

    Autodesk’s Innovation Genome Project tried to quantify what worked about the 1,000 greatest innovations of all time. With that data in hand, the company then turned to what needs innovation today: building with sustainable materials...

  • Real Innovation: What It Really Is, and How to Really Do It (Really)

    Posted on behalf of Bill O’Connor, who works in Corporate Strategy at Autodesk, and runs The Innovation Genome Project, which researches the top 1,000 innovations in world history looking for insights people can apply to their day-to-day work...

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