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Alex Goryachev Cisco Global Innovation Leader, Co-Innovation, Digitization, Transformation, Bestselling Author & Speaker

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  • Fearless Innovation: Going beyond the buzzword to contentiously drive growth, improve the bottom line and enact change!
  • Liberating your employees to drive change
  • There is no "I" in innovation: Unlocking power of the ecosystem to co-innovate
  • Unicorns and Dinosaurs: Can large companies really innovate?
  • What is good for the world is good for business

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  • 2020 Fearless Innovation: Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth, Improve the Bottom Line, and Enact Change

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Alex Goryachev's candid, thought provoking, yet entertaining speeches and workshops demystify innovation, and encourage the audience to re-think corporate norms in order to survive, grow and prosper. Alex masterfully combines best industry practices with his own international startup and corporate experience, equipping audience with pragmatic and actionable steps that can change culture and turn any organization into innovation machine.

He entrepreneurship journey started early when as a teenager he was transplanted into the United States and became exposed to different societal and economic norms. As his English and overall social skills weren’t the greatest at the time, Alex taught himself to master UNIX operating systems and design web pages and later using his skills to develop innovative apps and platforms for the digital entertainment industry. Alex had extended gigs with music pioneers Napster and Liquid Audio. He also adapted innovations to other industries, consulting with IBM Global Services and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. For a while he was also a partner in a music company that produced hundreds of shows coast to coast.

Today, Alex is the Managing Director of Co-Innovation Centers and Innovation Strategy Cisco, a $50B technology, powerhouse where he applies his go-getter entrepreneurial spirit to ignite co-innovation among employees, customers, startups, and partners. He oversees companywide innovation programs for all employees in every function, as well as global innovation centers enabling co-innovation with the ecosystem.

​Alex Goryachev has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for innovation and culture transformation. He is a Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author of “Fearless Innovation: Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth, Improve the Bottom Line, and Enact Change” . He is sought after by the press as an expert on innovation, sustainability and digitization, and is a contributing writer for Forbes and Chief Executive Magazine, and an Editorial Advisory Board Member for Innovation Leader Magazine.

Alex is passionate about leveraging innovation purposefully and pragmatically to create a better future for all. Recently, he became deeply invested in discovering practical ways for business and technology innovation to help achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and address the global challenges we face today, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation and access to education.


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