2017 Speaker

Duncan
Wardle

Independent Innovation & Creativity Consultant

2017 Speaker

Duncan
Wardle

Independent Innovation & Creativity Consultant

Having worked for the Walt Disney Company for nearly 30 years, Duncan Wardle now serves as an independent innovation & creativity consultant.

Most recently Duncan was Vice President of Innovation & Creativity for the Walt Disney Company, a team of creative ideation and innovation catalysts. 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;” designing engaging, collaborative ideation forums and a creative problem solving, design thinking process known as the ToyBox, that capture unlikely connections, leading to both fresh thinking and revolutionary ideas.

Prior 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 in an executive role for the Walt Disney Company in London, Paris, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Mumbai and most recently Shanghai.

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 also holds the Duke Edinburgh Gold Award, presented by the Her Majesty the Queen.

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