John Kao has made a career out of helping organizations go from “getting” the importance of innovation to “getting innovation done.” Known as Mr. Creativity, John is a leading authority on innovation, business creativity, organizational transformation and emerging technologies. He has the ability to add value and bring fresh (smart eyes) to all kinds of problems. He is the past Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on Innovation and advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative. John has advised the countries of Finland and Singapore on their innovation strategies as well as companies such as Nike, Intel and BASF. John is a serial entrepreneur, an angel investor in emerging technology, and is a Tony-nominated producer of film and stage.