As CEO of Spyder Works, Ken helps companies with both business and innovation strategy. Spyder Works' engagements touch all points of the corporate business and transformation compass: an ambitious growth plan with a leading retailer to increase revenue by 50% in less than five years; the launch of a consumer brand into more than 20,000 retail stores across multiple countries in less than three years; working with a financial services industry association to address the sector’s markedly aging workforce by intriguing new entrants and helping them to chart their career course; facilitated strategies in a wellness-driven organization to uncover and implement product, service and process innovations; coupled journey mapping with customer insights to improve an national retailer’s overall customer experience.
Ken is the co-author of two books on innovation, The 90% Rule and the bestseller Cause a Disturbance, both avidly read by business leaders in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Leading journalists with publications and networks including The Globe & Mail, The Financial Times, CNBC, Forbes and Bloomberg have recognized the timeliness of these important works. His insights on entrepreneurship and innovation appear in his column for Canada’s National Newspaper, the Globe & Mail. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker, workshop leader and event Chair.