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Stephen Shapiro

Stephen Shapiro is one of the foremost authorities on innovation culture and collaboration. Over the past twenty years, his message to audiences in 50 countries has focused on how to enable innovation by bringing together divergent points of view in an efficient manner.

During a 15-year tenure with the consulting firm Accenture, he led a 20,000-person innovation practice. Since branching out on his own in 2001, he has authored five books. His latest, "Best Practices Are Stupid: 40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition," was named the best innovation and creativity book of 2011 and is an international #1 best seller.

Today, Stephen continues to focus on transforming the way businesses like 3M, P&G, Marriott, Nike, and Microsoft to improve innovation practices through customized and keynote speeches, advisory engagements and other services. Passionate and captivating, Stephen's high-energy approach to innovation gets audiences out of their seats and into new ways of thinking about their business challenges.

Stephen has been featured in Newsweek, Entrepreneur Magazine, Success Magazine, O-The Oprah Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and on ABC News.

Stephen currently serves on the Board of Directors of National Speakers Association (NSA) and is the recipient of the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, NSA's highest earned designation. And in 2015 he was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame.