Passion to educate & inspire!
Magnus is an internationally, renowned expert on innovation, artificial intelligence, digitization and business transformation.
He is a speaker in prestigious global forums and events, such as The Global Peter Drucker Forum, top-ranked international business schools, a variety of associations and some of the world’s largest companies. Magnus is currently writing a 5-volume series on Business Innovation titled "The Complete Guide to Business Innovation".
As a result of these achievements, he has been honored with the Business Worldwide Magazine award as the ‘Most Innovative CEO Sweden 2016’ and ‘Growth Strategy CEO of the Year Sweden 2016’. Additionally, he has launched 10 start-ups as well as acquired, turned around and sold +30 SMEs all over Europe.
Since 1999, he has used his practical and theoretical insights to develop InnoSurvey™, the leading methodology and global innovation database used to analyze and provide advice to companies, business leaders, and scientists around the world. Today, Magnus Penker is the CEO and Founder of the Innovation360 Group, which is headquartered in Stockholm and New York.
Innovation360 Group Licensed Practitioners for Innosurvey presently consult in an ever-increasing number of countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Portugal, Dubai, and Qatar. Through his best-selling American books on digitization, innovation and IT engineering (Business Modelling with UML and UML Toolkit) and his +20 years of experience as a management consultant and business leader, Magnus Penker inspires leaders to find a new way of thinking and organizing to stay on top.
Magnus is driven by the recognition that in these turbulent times, we must understand what we are really good at and determine how we can use those skills and knowledge to create advantages in a globalized market with endless possibilities. The global map is being redrawn at speeds we have not seen before, and historically low-interest rates are attracting capital to global digital-risk projects that will further strengthen this movement. In short, we must develop and elaborate our innovation capabilities while drawing power from revolutionary changes in the business environment. Many see Magnus Penker as Northern Europe's innovation guru, based on his combination of practical experience and entrepreneurship, deep theoretical knowledge, inspiring leadership and orientation towards disruption, utilizing the most important asset: people and diversity. For example, while serving as a president for a company early in his career, he was named one of Sweden's role models in making diversity a part of the organization. Under his leadership, companies he worked with were included on the list of Sweden's best workplaces four times.
Magnus Penker has a B.Sc. in Computer Science (CTH, Sweden) and an MBA from the Henley Business School, London England. He has as an entrepreneur launched 10 startups as well as acquired, turned around, and sold over 30 SME companies all over Europe.