Senior Director, Innovation Design and Strategies
Facilitator • Exponentials • Moderator • Corporate Innovation
Paul D. Roberts is a Partner and Exponential Guide at Be Courageous Innovation, where he helps organizations see the future and find their place in it. He leads both in-person and virtual strategy sessions with Sr. Leadership Teams and Board members to imagine and outline their companies’ optimal paths forward.
Paul has earned a reputation as a highly respected thinker blending his professional careers as an Exponential Guide, Innovation Consultant, Economic Forecaster, Filmmaker, Actor, and Life Science major to bring a systems level of thinking to our collective future.
As faculty and former Senior Director of Innovation Design and Strategies at Singularity University, Paul is a sought-after speaker, having delivered 260+ talks and 80 programs to global audiences on a range of topics including multiple Exponential Technologies (Computing and Network Effects, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Biology, Industry 4.0), the Power of Platforms and Network Effects, Digital Transformation, building Exponential Organizations, Exponential Innovation, and Exponential Leadership, and Navigating Change.
Paul is also an Economist with a Masters Degree in Economics from Queen’s University Canada, where he focused on Development Economics and the Secondary Market buy-back of Sovereign Debt. He worked as an economic consultant for several years at IHS Global Insights in Washington D.C. and Toronto (formerly Standard & Poor’s DRI) synthesizing emerging trends across multiple sectors to produce Economic Impact Studies and Forecasts for a client base across various industries, governments and quasi-government entities.
Paul spent eight years as a professional actor, host, screenwriter, and filmmaker in Hollywood where he realized rapid success, receiving 50+ professional acting credits, landing in the top 10% of earners in the 90,000 strong Screen Actors Guild, and earning a coveted recurring network (NBC) television role after just one year of profession acting.