Duncan Wardle
Fee $25K - $40K

Duncan Wardle

Leaning on 25+ years of experience with Disney, most recently as Head of Innovation & Creativity, Duncan creates an engaging, immersive keynote that leaves the audience with a unique set of tangible tools they can actually use to embed a culture of innovation and creativity across their own organizations.

Former Head of Innovation & Creativity at the Walt Disney Company; Ted X presenter; Teacher at Yale, Duke, Auburn and University of Florida; Contributor to Fast Company Magazine

Expertise In:

  • Branding
  • Customer Loyalty
  • Creativity
  • Corporate Culture
  • Innovation

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Corporations
  • Senior Management Groups
  • The Marketing and Advertising Industry
  • The Professional Services Industry

Leaning on 25+ years of experience with Disney, most recently as Head of Innovation and Creativity, Duncan creates an engaging, immersive keynote that leaves the audience with a unique set of tangible tools they can actually use to embed a culture of innovation and creativity across their own organizations.

As Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney, Duncan helped teams at Disney Parks, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, Imagineering and Animation to innovate, creating magical new storylines and amazing experiences for consumers around the globe.


He now brings his Disney experience to audiences around the world, delivering a series of keynotes, masterclasses, and ideation forums, that help people capture unlikely connections, leading to both fresh thinking and revolutionary ideas.

He is a multiple TEDx speaker and contributor to Fast Company Magazine. He teaches Innovation and Creativity Masterclasses at Yale University, UNC and U.F. He also holds the American Citizen Award presented at the White House, an Hons. MBA and Hons. Doctorate from Edinburgh University and the Duke of Edinburgh Award, presented by her majesty, Queen Elizabeth.

Featured Experiences

Think Different

Duncan’s shares insights from his time as Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney, providing a unique set of Innovation Tools and Techniques that everyone can use to Think Different.

Customer Experience Magic

Transforming a product centric culture into a consumer centric one. How companies can create Customer Experience Magic by deeply understanding their consumer, transforming their culture with amazing results.

Embedding Innovation Into Everyone’s DNA

How do you create a culture that embraces risk and entrepreneurialism, allowing everyone to innovate? Duncan shares how he infused a culture of innovation across the world’s most creative company, Disney.