Duncan Wardle

iD8&innov8 LLC

Having worked for The Disney Company for 25 years, Duncan Wardle now serves as an independent innovation, design thinking consultant, helping companies embed a culture of innovation and creativity across their entire organization. Leveraging a unique Design Thinking process, Duncan clients include Coca Cola, Disney, Forbes, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, McKinsey and the NBA. Most recently, Duncan was Vice President of Innovation & Creativity for the Disney Company. The Innovation & Creativity team works across Disney’s Theme Parks, Pixar, Marvel, LucasFilm, ESPN, Animation & Imagineering, as "creative ideation consultants” and “cultural change agents;” using a creative problem solving process, that captures unlikely connections, leading to both fresh thinking and revolutionary ideas. Prior to heading up Creative Inc. Duncan held the posts of Vice President, Global PR and Vice President International Marketing & Sales for Disney. Over the last three decades Duncan has served in an executive role for Disney in London, Paris, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Mumbai and most recently Shanghai. In 2008, he was honored with the “Outstanding American Citizen Award" at the White House. In 2014 he was awarded an Hons. Doctorate from Edinburgh University. He also holds the Duke Edinburgh Award, presented by Her Majesty the Queen.

Presenting on the following days:

Monday, June 4 | 4:25 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday Afternoon Pep Rally/Keynote: Think Different - Creating Better Ideas Faster and Enjoying the Process along the Way

Tuesday, June 5 | 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Design Thinking, the Disney Way