David Gram

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David Gram (Co-founder of Diplomatic Rebels)
Innovation Leader | Keynote Speaker | Former Head of LEGO Ventures (EMEA) | Co-founder Diplomatic Rebels

David has worked with radical innovation and lean start-up methods in small businesses and large global corporations for the last 16 years – e.g. as Head of Innovation at Scandinavian Airlines, as Senior Innovation Director in LEGO’s Future Lab, and recently as Venture Partner in LEGO Ventures. Using design thinking and agile development, David has been developing and leading innovation units and projects from early incubation to full maturity. He has recently been instrumental in building and launching LEGO Ventures, the new strategic venture arm at the LEGO Brand Group. David is co-founder of Diplomatic Rebels; a company dedicated to empower companies and intrapreneurs around the world to become stronger innovators.

David is passionate about transforming large organizations into lean innovators. Believing that companies not only have an opportunity to better leverage their resources, assets and expertise in creating value, but also a responsibility to lead the global change in a way that has a long-term positive impact on human beings and the planet. 

Through his experience, David has obtained several unique insights and developed approaches to how businesses can stay afloat in an ever-faster changing world and transform the organization into a change-leading innovator. He believes that anybody can become an innovator in their own organization or as he calls it a Diplomatic Rebel.

As an experienced international keynote speaker and executive advisor, David is using his passion for breakthrough innovation to inspire and infuse this new mindset and toolbox in organizations around the world.


David has given numerous keynotes and masterclasses during several years. These consist of concrete cases and real-life stories from the LEGO Group and other companies, mixed with specific insights and best practices from his personal experience on how to structure and lead innovation more effectively. The stories and insights address some of the key challenges with innovation and transformation in larger organizations providing both executives and intrapreneurs with concrete tools and methods as well as inspiration on how to lead and drive innovation and digital transformation more successfully.
Download/view more details on David’s Masterclasses and Keynotes » here.


Web site: http://www.diplomaticrebels.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidgramdk
LinkedIn: https://dk.linkedin.com/in/davidgram


Innov8rs: “How To Be (Or Manage) The Diploamtic Rebels
Fast Company: “How LEGO Became the Apple of Toys
CIO: An insider’s guide to radical innovation


  • City:
    Billund or Copenhagen, Denmark

    Europe & UK

    English, Danish

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    • Singularity and Transhumanism
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