Duncan Wardle

Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney

One of the most sought after keynote speakers on innovation and creativity, since 2017, Duncan has spoken to over 250,000 people on over 5 continents.

Fee Range: €€€/$$$ 20.000 - 50.000
Languages: English

*Fee ranges are an estimation for a live keynote speech in an European venue, they can vary significantly depending on the specific requests of the clients, the type of performance, the preparation time and the travel time which is requested. Travel and accommodation costs are not included.


As Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney, Duncan helped teams at Disney Parks, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, Imagineering and Animation to innovate, creating magical new storylines and amazing experiences for consumers around the globe.

He now brings his Disney experience to audiences around the world, delivering a series of keynotes, master classes, and ideation forums, that help people capture unlikely connections, leading to both disruptive thinking and revolutionary ideas.

Duncan is a recognized TEDx speaker and has been featured in many publications including Fast Company, Forbes, INC., and more.

He teaches Innovation and Creativity Master classes at Yale University, UNC and U.F.



  • Think Different: The Disney way!

In his over 25 career at the world's most innovative organization -The Walt Diseny Company - Duncan learned many important things about building a profitable business and winning creative culture. If you want to be different, you have to think different.

After this immersive crash course from Duncan, your organization’s ability to mine for creativity and innovation will be drastically improved.

In the end, your audience will leave with an actionable set of Creative Behaviors and Innovation Tools that will immediately foster a culture of innovation and creativity in your company.

  • Sustainable culture of innovation and creativity

Duncan’s shares insights from his time as Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney, providing a unique set of Innovation Tools and Techniques that everyone can use to Think Different.

  • Embedding Innovation Into Everyone’s DNA 

How do you create a culture that embraces risk and entrepreneurialism, allowing everyone to innovate? Duncan shares how he infused a culture of innovation across the world’s most creative company, Disney.

  • Customer Experience Magic

How Disney Re-Engineers, Re-Imagines, Re-Invents and Re-Expresses the Customer Experience to consistently innovate, surprising and delighting their guests at every touch point.



Duncan Wardle also runs workshops as he is a great believer that people learn much better by doing.  So if you are looking to embed innovation into everyone’s DNA by giving them a toolkit that makes innovation easy, creativity tangible and the process fun, workshops might be the best solution for your company.

  • Demystifying Design Thinking 

A creative problem solving process that will help you learn how to disrupt your industry. Duncan has taught this at Apple, Amazon, Yale, Harvard, and more.

  • Leading For Creativity 

Creativity is now a huge competitive advantage. This workshop provides participants with a series of Creative tools and behaviors to help foster a culture that embraces innovation and creativity.

  • Insights for Innovation 

In a world of increasingly disruptive technology, innovation must become part of everyone’s DNA. This workshop helps uncover insights in new and unusual ways, delivering breakthrough ideas.

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