Global Expert & Keynote Speaker on
Strategy & Transformation


Global Expert and Keynote Speaker onInnovation & Transformation

``We've never been more inspired & empowered``

Sabirah Ariffin, Investment Management Senior Manager, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Malaysia


Christian Rangen is one of Europe’s top strategy & innovation authorities, keynote speaker, business school faculty member, and workshop facilitator with clients across the globe.

He speaks and consults internationally to large companies and governments on innovative strategic transformation, innovation strategies, business model innovation & creative leadership development.

Chris’ latest projects include Innovation Superclusters, where countries explore large network innovation platforms. He is also spearheading X2 Inc, a national program aiming to transport Norway away from its economic dependence on oil and into new industries of the future.

In the X2 ecosystem is X2 Labs, which has been referred to as one of the most ambitious entrepreneurship initiatives in the Nordics.

He is also designer of Strategy Tools, an ongoing project churning out new, visual strategy tools that aim to replace the outdated way in which we work with strategy and innovation.

The toolkit is currently being used by hundreds of leading companies in the world. Download yours free at

Christian Rangen is one of Europe's
top strategy & innovation thought leaders
known to transform every event he speaks at.


Faster Innovation

Self-driving cars, drone taxis, AI, Hyperloop space mining, and 100% clean energy.

What seemed like science fiction just years ago is now on the brink of becoming the new normal.

For startups, corporates, and executives, the future is almost already here – with new radical growth ideas ahead.

Using scouting, scenarios, and multiple lenses on innovation, Chris shows how you and your team can pave the way forward. And with the right innovation strategy, mindset, and accelerated ventures, your company can become a true business model powerhouse for the future.

Strategy Tools for Disruptive Times

“Strategy is stuck”, says Professor Rita McGrath. For most firms, strategy is a stale, repetitive process, not a creative, ambitious, innovative strategy design. In the face of globalization and evermore rapid pace of change, leading companies are learning to work differently with strategy. Christian Rangen will show you how to think differently around strategy, how to visualize strategy and how to master Strategy Tools for Disruptive Times.

This unique talk will give a sneak peek into Christian Rangen’s upcoming book and is guaranteed to mobilize and inspire any audience to start working differently with strategy.

Accelerating National Transformation

Entrepreneurship and innovation are the engines of future growth. Across the globe, founders, dreamers, intrapreneurs and innovators are racing to create the future. New technologies, digital platforms, disruptive business models and national policies all shape an ever-faster global innovation race.

Bu how is your country doing? How can your investors, aspiring entrepreneurs, corporate innovators and national leaders create the eco-system of the future? How can we create global tech giants, 10000 startups and thousands of business angels to accelerate our national transformation? How can we get our country ready for the future?

In his talk, Christian Rangen will showcase global trends in innovation and entrepreneurship, explore the industries of the future, share personal stories of investing and building startups, and share insights from working with corporates and national leaders around the world.

How We Built 48 Startups in One Year

In 2016, a small band of entrepreneurs set out to answer one question; “How do we rethink entrepreneurship?”

The answer became X2 Labs – a startup factory. Over the next 12+ months, X2 Labs built 48 startups, scaled 12 young growth companies, and currently grow a handful of very strong scaleups.

This talks takes you behind the scenes in one of the largest startup experiments in the Nordics. It shows you how to apply lean startup principles on a massive scale. It gives you unique insights and personal stories in how to build better startups and how YOU can build better startups today.

Building Innovation Superclusters

Since the late 90s, clusters have been recognized as powerful engines of innovation. But, as the global race for innovation picks up, it is time for new leadership and new thinking. It is time for Innovation Superclusters.
Superclusters are the engines to compete in the 21st-century global economy.
Canada predicts its national Supercluster initiative will grow the economy by $50 billion and create 50.000 new jobs in the coming decade. Malaysia just launched its Supercluster program.
But how do you build a Supercluster? What are the critical components and key success factors? What are the tools, techniques and leadership required to successfully build new Superclusters?
In this inspiring talk, Christian Rangen will show how governments are reinventing innovation and building future engines of growth.  Combining research, case studies and his experiences working five cluster projects, including the Malaysian Innovation Supercluster project, he will show how your government can kickstart Superclusters today.

Future-proofing the Chief Strategy Officer

Since 2007, the role of the Chief Strategy Officer has been on the rise around the world. But what does a great Strategy Officer actually do? And how do we help them get ready for the future?

In this inspirational talk, Chris will explore the unlikely rise of the Chief Strategy Officer, reveal the four roles of the Strategy Officer, show how to build a high-impact strategy team and how to bring the right strategy tools for the job.

Chris combines the latest research, personal experiences working closely with Chief Strategy Officers globally and fun, fast, fact-filled stories to show how your company can future-proof the Chief Strategy Officer.


Thinking Strategically Outside the Box

Most leaders are busy, running the existing business. Few find the time, energy, and inspiration to truly think strategically. Few have the time to think outside the proverbial box and reimagine a very different strategic future for their company.

Having worked with global executives across oil & gas, energy technology, consulting, manufacturing, finance, pharma, and mobility, business school faculty and recognized strategy advisor Chris Rangen has helped 1000s of leaders think strategically – outside the box.

In this energetic and inspirational keynote (which can be combined with a hands-on workshop), Chris will give you stories on how companies – big and small – can think differently. He will give you the strategy tools, energy, and get-to-it attitude to help you think strategically — outside the box – today.

Creativity & Innovation

Creativity is the lifeblood of innovation, yet few organizations recruit, develop, and promote for it.
Few leadership teams are well-versed in creativity or use it to design game-changing business models.

Keynote speaker and innovation expert Chris Rangen will show you why creativity matters, and how to combine creativity and innovation for better business results.

Using proven creativity tools, methods, and case studies, Chris will both inspire and coach you in how to connect creativity and innovation for your future business success.

Digital Business Models

Digitization and globalization are the two biggest waves hitting companies around the world. Combined, they offer unprecedented opportunity and market space. Yet, developing profitable, digital business models is proving challenging to many. Building on years on research, we will show a series of examples on digital business models and how established firms struggled to understand and adapt to them. More importantly, he will show you how your company can get started on developing digital business models.

The Architecture of Strategy & Transformation

Successfully leading long-term transformation requires a specific architecture. You need the Mandate, the Money and the Structure. Few firms get this right from the beginning.
In this energizing talk, we will show the research, case studies and tools to help your company understand what it takes to drive successful transformation.
More importantly, we will give you the tools and key metrics to help develop your architecture for strategy & transformation.

Strategy Tools for Business Model Innovation

Strategy Tools for Business Model Innovation

Business Model Innovation is on every Executive’s mind. Yet, few companies have built a structure, tools and shared understanding of business model innovation. In this inspiring keynote, we show you how new strategy tools help drive business model innovation. We combine up-to-date case studies with an interactive format to help engage the audience on new strategy tools for business model innovation.

Custom topic, just for you?

Chris frequently designs and delivers custom keynotes based on the client’s strategy and key strategic issues.

This can include questions like “How do we grow a culture of innovation”, “Understanding Mobility as a Service”, “Disruptive Blue Ocean Strategies”, “Bringing Lean Startup into CompanyX” and more.

Get in touch and discuss how Chris can tailor a highly inspirational and impactful keynote for you today.

“Very inspirational, motivates «out of the box» thinking for innovation and strategy”

 Christian W. Berg, CEO of GC Rieber Shipping 


The right mix of inspiration and action

Christian Rangen’s keynotes and workshops are interactive and engaging, and challenges your current worldview on innovation, strategy and leadership. Passionate and insightful, he delivers ideologies that not only inspire, but also equip audiences with actionable steps to take it beyond the seminar / conference room.

Transforms ideas into real business results

Armed with decades of experience in innovation & strategy, Christian Rangen’s clear, data-driven methodologies have helped companies across the globe design and implement growth strategy and drive real results – both in terms of building an innovation capability and significant financial returns.

Tailor-made keynotes and workshops

Christian Rangen and his team at Engage // Innovate spends a significant amount of time with clients to understand their current goals and problems in order to design relevant, up-to-date keynotes & workshops that is both of strategic importance and delivers the right degree of impact.




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