Alex is tireless, energetic and well versed in assessing strategic opportunities and the need for risk mitigation.. Alex's sense of humor and capability to simultaneously manage the big picture and details - makes him an exceptional leader.”
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Alex Goryachev is a globally recognized technology operations executive, an expert in advancing innovation culture and monetizing new technology, and a Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of "Fearless Innovation".
With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Alex has successfully commercialized emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and others, turning disruptive concepts into ecosystem-centric business operating models by partnering with Fortune 100 Organizations around the world.
Reshaping Innovation in the Corporate World
As an advisor to companies seeking to navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), Alex encourages organizations to challenge norms and transform their cultures to drive innovation and success.
As the former General Manager of Global Innovation Centers and Managing Director of Innovation Strategy at Cisco, a $50B technology giant, Alex pioneered the concept of ecosystem co-innovation. He created and led a global network of emerging technology innovation centers in North and South America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, unifying and advancing strategic co-innovation partnerships and advanced technology programs with internal and external customers, partners, developers, academia, and governments.
In addition to his extensive experience in technology and innovation, Alex has also led significant contributions to some of the world's most prominent events. He led the Innovation Track for the London, Rio, and Tokyo Olympic Games, helping to drive groundbreaking innovation initiatives. Alex also pioneered Employee Innovation Programs that were highlighted in Fortune's Best Places to Work rankings twice, demonstrating his commitment to fostering innovation culture within organizations. As an advisor to companies seeking to navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), Alex encourages organizations to challenge norms and transform their cultures to drive innovation and success.
AI-driven Digital Transformation and Innovation Culture Keynote Speaker
Alex Goryachev is a dynamic, engaging keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, with a wealth of experience in technology and innovation. He has delivered more than 250 speaking engagements and workshops on 4 continents. With over 20 years in the industry, Alex has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and other leading technologies. His expertise in building innovation culture and developing innovative business models makes him a sought-after speaker at conferences and events around the world.
Alex's candid, thought-provoking, yet entertaining speeches and workshops demystify innovation, and encourage the audience to re-think corporate norms to survive, grow and prosper. He masterfully combines best industry practices with his own international startup and corporate experience, equipping the audience with actionable steps that can change the culture and turn any organization into an innovation machine.
Innovation Awards and Recognition
Alex has received numerous industry awards for innovation and culture transformation and is a sought-after expert who shares his knowledge and experience with diverse audiences, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. He equips Senior Leaders, as well as HR, Operations, Strategy & Planning teams with pragmatic and actionable steps to understand and accelerate technology adoption, optimize processes, change culture, and turn any organization into an evergreen innovation machine.
Alex is an Innovator-in-Residence at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Tulane University, and an active US delegate and Technical Advisory Group member in the International Standards Association (ISO), defining global common standards for Innovation Management. He is a regular contributor to Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Chief Executive Magazine, and an Editorial Advisory Board Member for Innovation Leader Magazine.