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Author, Speaker and Educator
Marc Mekki lives and breathes digital innovation, emerging technology and human-centric design thinking. Since 2009 Marc has been invited to speak, train and coach around the world for organisations like PwC, Center for Creative Leadership, Leoron and McKinsey.. He is a contributing author for Boardroom Magazine, Arabian Business and Association Meetings International on innovation and futurism.
Marc Mekki's videos
What Marc Mekki's clients say
"Marc is a truly engaging speaker and writer... He has an enviable way with words, but behind the stylistic flourishes is genuinely thoughtful and insightful content. Not afraid to go against the grain of orthodox thinking."
"Marc is one of the smartest thinkers in the area of digital innovation and organisational change, and a great communicator/trainer/speaker on top of that, as well as being a serially successful entrepreneur. I've worked with him on a number of projects and have really enjoyed exchanging ideas about the future competitive environment facing associations and the big global societal trends in general."
"...in an unique position to be a very articulated speaker in our industry. I have invited Marc to be the speaker in our selected customer events and his performance rating positions him as a natural stage walker."
Marc Mekki's 2023 biography
About Marc Mekki
Having spent the last 20 years taking up challenges in China, Europe and the Middle East, Marc is well placed to offer actionable advice and insights on innovation, risk-taking and creative thinking.
A born entrepreneur, at age 19 Marc co-founded an Apple Store before Apple had Apple Stores. In his mid-twenties he bought a one-way ticket to China to join the greatest wave of innovation in recent history and ended up founding and running a successful travel company. Upon his return to Europe he co-founded Botsmith, an innovation lab where experimentation and ideation are central in the design of state-of-the-art experimental technology solutions.
Marc thrives on audience interaction and is a natural born educator and storyteller. Today he’s a leading trainer and speaker for major brands like ICCA, The Dorchester Collection, Amadeus, Dubai Association Conference, Bombardier, and many more.
Marc is an MIT Sloan School of Management certified Design Thinking practitioner.
Marc Mekki's 2023 talks & topics
The Art of a Thousand Mistakes
This high-energy keynote encourages audiences to absorb and implement an iterative process to break through barriers and deliver profound change to their organisations and within their lives. From Edison’s talent for failure to the creation of all life on earth, we investigate and admire the raw power of an iterative approach to the design and development of products and services. An inspirational keynote for aspirational people, designed to transform our relationship to failure by reframing the nature of success.
Something Out of Nothing
This keynote dissects the lean approach to innovation and value creation; what methodologies can we apply to create new products and services quickly and without major investment? We investigate compelling case studies and look at both the past and future of lean innovation so that we may arrive at practical solutions for the present.
This keynote is for professional audiences who are faced with the growing need and challenge of having to innovate to keep up in a digitally driven world.
Off the Deep End
An engaging and often funny keynote to celebrate the risk-takers and pioneers of the past, present and future. We time travel from the distant past into the remote future to explore the crazy ideas, hilarious failures and mesmerising innovations, often by the most unlikely of people.
Marc Mekki's 2023 speaking fees
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