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Jeff DeGraff is a visionary in the fields of Innovation and Creativity, keynote speaker and advisor to organizations such as GE, Eaton, Coca Cola, Pfizer, Telemundo and the FBI.
Jeff DeGraff is an advisor to Fortune 500 companies, a top innovation speaker, a business professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and a bestselling author, founder of Innovatrium.
He founded the Innovatrium, an innovation consulting firm focusing on creating innovation culture, capability, and community. Jeff DeGraff earned his nickname, the “Dean of Innovation,” while working as an executive for Domino’s Pizza in his youth, where he accelerated Domino’s growth from a regional success story to an international franchise phenomenon.
Jeff DeGraff’s client list reads like a ‘who’s who’ within the world of innovators, including, among many others, General Electric, Coca-Cola, American College of Surgeons, and Google. In working with these prominent firms, he has developed a broad array of widely used change and innovation methodologies and tools.
DeGraff’s mission is “the democratization of innovation.” He brings innovation to everyone, every day and everywhere through his books, his public television program (Innovation You), columns (Inc.) and radio program (The Next Idea). DeGraff’s articles and thought leadership on contemporary business matters have been covered by Business Week, US News and World Report and the Wall Street Journal, to name a few.
Jeff is the Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He teaches MBA, EMBA, BBA, and Executive Education courses on leading creativity, innovation, and change. DeGraff’s research and writing focuses on innovation strategy, change and innovation competency development, creativity and innovation practices and methods, creating communities and innovation networks, and leadership development.