Expert in creativity and its application to improve productivity
James Taylor M.B.A. F.R.S.A. - who started his career managing high profile rock stars - is now an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in business creativity and innovation. For over 20 years, he has been advising CEOs, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, and leaders from Silicon Valley to Singapore on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity. The main topics he discusses in his talks all revolve around creativity and how to improve as a company or as an individual through the development of creativity.
As the founder of C. SCHOOL™ and the host of multiple global summits, James, has personally interviewed over 500 of the world’s leading creative minds including Silicon Valley tech CEOs, New York Times bestselling authors, and artificial intelligence pioneers. Hundreds of thousands of people in over 120 countries have learned about creativity and innovation through his online courses, videos, media interviews and keynote speeches.
James Taylor’s clients have included Fortune Global 500 companies, government policy makers, industry associations, and he was recently the subject of a 30-minute BBC documentary about his life and work. He was awarded the S.D. Southern Prize from Canadian energy services company ATCO, the Award for Excellent from Geneva Group International and named 'ONTRApreneur of the Year’ from U.S. business and marketing automation leaders ONTRAPORT.
James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (F.R.S.A.) whose Fellows have included global innovators and leaders including President Benjamin Franklin, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Bob Dylan, Adam Smith, Nelson Mandela, and Professor Stephen Hawking.
VP Global E-commerce, DHL
President of CyVent and Cybersecurity Expert
Founder of Briyah Institute & Former CEO of GE Brazil
CEO at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
Founder and CEO of JumpStarter
High Commissioner for the Spain Brand (Marca España). Vice-president of Inditex (2005-2012)
Mexican economist and former CNN financial news anchor in spanish
Executive Secretary UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (2010-16)
Leading authority on innovation management