the innovation workgroup

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Our Methods  Keynotes and Short Programs


An ideal keynote address combines a message of value to the audience with a powerful delivery. This combination is our goal in every public speaking engagement.

Our CEO, David Wittenberg, delivers valuable insights on a number of vital business topics. Drawing on an exceptional range of experiences over a 30-plus-year career, he delivers these insights in a unique style that is engaging, entertaining, provocative, inspiring, challenging and most of all, memorable.

For each public speaking engagement, David works closely with the sponsor to understand the unique characteristics of the audience and the event. He customizes a presentation for each audience, preparing as many three drafts so that the sponsor and the audience are assured of receiving value from the session.

Partial Listing of Past Topics
The Power of a Simple Idea
Growth through Innovation
Managing Expectations in an Era of Globalisation
Innovation and Change Management
Taking Innovation to Your Company
From Entrepreneurship to Global Impact
Doing Strategy Right

Partial Listing of Past Keynote Sponsors
TEDx, University of Delhi
TEDx Jaipur
Tata Sons
Reliance Industries
Government of India Foreign Service Institute
TiE (Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore)
Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals
Entrepreneurs’ Organization (YPO)
Harvard Club of New Delhi
MDI, Gurgaon
Steel Authority of India
Indian Society for Training and Development
IIT (Delhi, Mumbai, Guwahati)
SP Jain Institute of Management

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Honey, I Shrunk the IT Department
Competitive Intelligence
Direct-Response Marketing
Innovation in Accounts Payable Technology
Innovation in Banking Operations
Innovation in Human Resources
Pre-Sales Research

Narjee Monsee Institute of Management Studies SOFTIC, Bogota, Colombia
Indian Business Academy
IMT, Ghaziabad
IIT-BHU, Varanasi
Jagannath Institute of Management Science
Norwich University
FKCCI (Bangalore)
D. G. Vaishnav College, Chennai
Indian Institute of Mass Communications
Apeejay School of Management
Southern Connecticut Mensa
Vermont Mensa
Asia-Pacific Institute of Management
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida
Org. of Pharmaceutical Producers of India
Rural Marketing Association of India
Institute of Management and Administration
World HRD Conference

Profile: David Wittenberg, CEO

Known as India’s resident innovation guru, David brings world-class innovation to leading Indian and multi-national corporations including Reliance Industries, Tata and Ericsson. The author of The Executive’s Guide to Innovation, David enables companies to address innovation challenges worth hundreds of crores – even thousands of crores – using world-class innovation tools and techniques.

Prior to founding The Innovation Workgroup, David worked at Advanced Concepts and Technology, one of the world’s leading innovation labs, at a Fortune 500 corporation. A lifelong innovator, David holds two patents, has written five books, is a published songwriter, and has created four business solutions each of which generated more than one million dollars in revenue.

Earlier in his career, David worked as an independent management consultant for such firms as American Express, AT&T, Kelly Services, Philip Morris, Standard & Poor’s and UPS. His successes include launching a ground-breaking entertainment product that exploited an innovative distribution channel to achieve record sales, turning around a consumer services company from the brink of bankruptcy, developing the most successful continuity marketing program in the history of a collectibles firm, researching and writing a best-selling guide to electronic invoicing, creating and promoting a marketing seminar for small and medium enterprises, and increasing the client base of a business services firm by 50% in two years.

David earned his MBA in international management with honors from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, where he served as a research assistant and co-wrote three business cases. A highly-rated speaker, he has delivered programs on innovation, marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship and salesmanship. He teaches innovation and leadership at Sunstone Business School and previously taught branding, advertising and introduction to business at FOSTIIMA Business School and Stratford University. He resides in New Delhi, India.

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