Doug Hall is an inventor, researcher, and author. He’s a chemical engineer by education who rose to the rank of Master Marketing Inventor at Procter & Gamble. At P&G, using the principles that would become Innovation Engineering, his team of three invented and shipped a record nine innovations in just twelve months.
He’s been named one of America’s top innovation experts by A&E Top 10, Inc. Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, DATELINE NBC, CNBC, CIO Magazine, and the CBC.
In 1986 he founded what is now known as the Eureka! Ranch. The Ranch is a team of inventors, educators, and software programmers who enable the Innovation Engineering movement. The mission of Doug and the Eureka! Ranch team is to change the world through systems that enable innovation by everyone, everywhere, every day, resulting in increased innovation speed (up to 6x) and decreased risk (30 to 80%).
Innovation Engineering is a new field of academic study and leadership science focused on System Driven Innovation. It applies Dr. Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge, made famous in manufacturing during the 1980s, to strategy, innovation, and how we work together. It’s taught as an undergraduate minor and graduate certificate on college campuses and through off-campus executive education programs that include Innovation Engineering Black Belt (mastery), Silver Belt (leadership), and Blue Belt (innovators).
Doug is also the founder and CEO of Brain Brew Scientific Spirits. It’s a craft spirits company that invents Scientific Spirits. Blending craftsmanship with science, they bring to market double-gold-medal-winning whiskey and other spirits.
Doug is the best-selling author of seven books. He has starred in two network television series (ABC American Inventor and Backyard Inventor) and a nationally syndicated radio program (Brain Brew Radio). Doug authored and performed a one-man play, North Pole Tenderfoot, on his adventure recreating Admiral Peary’s last dash to the North Pole.
For his pioneering work on System Driven Innovation, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Maine and a Doctor of Laws from the University of Prince Edward Island.
Doug is a citizen of Canada and the USA. He is married to his high school sweetheart, and they have three children. They divide their time between Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, and Springbrook, Prince Edward Island, Canada. He is passionate about sailing, cooking pizza and paella, cross-country skiing, and bagpiping.
Doug’s keynotes are customized, high impact programs that will energize and educate your audience on a data-driven system for innovation and growth. They are fast, fun, and highly interactive. Every presentation is packed full of the latest data and original research on how to create, communicate, and commercialize new ideas. All keynotes are customized for the audience to “connect the dots” between the content and the issues specifically facing your company and/or industry.
DRIVING EUREKA! HOW EVERYONE CAN FIND, FILTER & FAST TRACK BIG IDEAS
With his legendary caffeinated energy – Doug Hall will ignite your audience to think faster, smarter and more creatively. Doug will back up his energy with hard data and practical tips from his 40+ years of experience inventing and testing over 25,000 innovations and has helped inspire over $16 billion in current innovations.
The talk is based on Doug’s 7th book, DRIVING EUREKA!. The talk and the book reveal the results of 40 years of research and experimentation so substantial that it’s become a new field of study – Innovation Engineering. You’ll learn what it takes to lead a team to innovate more and faster, how systems thinking can liberate your calendar and your people and how to set strategy that motivates employees to deliver more.
The talk is fully customized to make it fun, mind opening and motivational for all audience. The key takeaways are
- How to CREATE & FIND 8X more BIG IDEAS than your competition.
- How to FILTER out the great ideas from the bad ones.
- How to FAST TRACK your big ideas, so you get to market 6X faster than your competition.
THE GRITTY REAL WORLD OF DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION – THE TRUE STORY OF BRAIN BREW VENTURES
In this entertaining storytelling session, you’ll learn the front lines account of how Brain Brew Distilling created a patent-pending breakthrough system, business model, and product innovations that beat the category leader 3-to-1. Based on this same process you will be able to reinvent your own offerings.
Doug will share how this innovation team blew up the business model by crafting a premium spirit in 40 minutes. A feat that takes the competition 18 years to do! How they used 234 quantitative research tests to go from concept to in-market in less than 6 months and many other discoveries along the way.
This is an inspiring fact-filled talk that will open minds to possibilities. The key takeaways are:
- A mind-blowing mindset shift on market research that allows you to run 200% MORE research at 7% of the cost.
- How disruptive innovation can happen in the MOST regulated industries.
- How you can become a market leader overnight with ZERO experience.
JUMP START YOUR BUSINESS BRAIN
How to win more, lose less, and make more money with sales, marketing and business development ideas.
During this high energy keynote learn a proven system for helping teams think smarter, faster, and more innovatively while also, learning how to sell more, to more people, for more money.
This powerful keynote outlines a sales and marketing approach that multiplies the impact of every dollar invested and every dollar you spend by teaching you how to make meaningful connections with customers instead of using mindless marketing tricks.