Vice President Innovation and Creativity Walt Disney Company (2011-2017)
Duncan Wardle has been a successful independent consultant with a spirit of innovation and creativity. He has an extensive experience working for the Walt Disney Company for nearly 30 years. Duncan is considered to be part of the most influential personalities in the world of innovative ideas.
Duncan was recently Vice President of Innovation & Creativity for the Walt Disney Company, leading a creative team of invention. Disney’s Innovation & Creativity team works across all the Disney corporate divisions (e.g. Pixar, Marvel, Lucas Films, ABC, ESPN, Animation and Disney parks) as both creative ideation consultants and cultural change agents.
Previous to heading up Creative Inc., Duncan was Vice President Global PR for Disney Parks around the world. Over the last three decades Duncan has served as an executive for the Walt Disney Company in London, Paris, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Mumbai and most recently Shanghai.
As a speaker, Wardle widely manages issues related to innovation and creativity, as well as the use of new technologies in the application of strategies to create new and revolutionary ideas.
His conferences are very attractive and entertaining, especially because Duncan focuses on the three learning styles: auditory, visual and kinesthetic; making people take part in an interactive workshop/forum which not only helps people clarify any doubts, but provides them with the necessary tools to achieve tangible outcomes when approaching challenges in a different and innovative way.
Born in London, Duncan is a graduate of Edinburgh University. In 2008 he was honored with the “Outstanding American Citizen Award” at the White House. In 2014 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Edinburgh University. He has also been awarded with the Duke Edinburgh Gold Award, presented by Her Majesty the Queen herself.
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