Bill O'Connor

Singularity Expert: Innovation

Bill is the Founder of THE INNOVATION AGENCY, an innovation consultancy based in San Francisco/Silicon Valley.Over the past 10 years he has conducted 600+ innovation engagements with 250+ corporations from 50+ countries, working with 8,000+ professionals, 4,000+ executives and C-Staff, and 25+ CEOs. Bill has worked with companies such as Google, Apple, Renault, Tesla, Nike, Airbnb, IDEO, RBS, Starbucks, Twitter, Bechtel, Autodesk, Facebook, GE, IKEA, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the World Bank, helping people to improve and expand their innovation mindsets, toolsets, and skillsets.

Bill’s work has appeared in The Economist, Forbes, Fast Company, and the MIT Press Innovations journal; and he has worked with universities and business schools such as Stanford, Berkeley, Oxford, Wharton, INSEAD, and Princeton, via research projects, keynote speeches, and innovation workshops. His team is currently researching how Nobel Prize winners innovate -- 11 Laureates interviewed so far -- in conjunction with the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm. Bill also sits on the advisory boards of three disruptive (hopefully!) startups. He lives in the mountains just north of San Francisco with his wife Andrea and his dog Zinzino.