Aaron Dignan keynote speaker
Aaron Dignan keynote speaker

Aaron Dignan

Renowned Business Strategist

Speaker Themes

  • The future of work
  • Innovation
  • Creativity

Travels from

Colorado, USA


Aaron Dignan sees the same phenomenon everywhere he looks. Our most trusted and important institutions—in business, healthcare, government, philanthropy, and beyond – are struggling. They’re confronted with the fact that the scale and bureaucracy that once made them strong are liabilities in an era of constant change.

For the past ten years, Aaron has studied organisations and teams with a new way of working that prioritises adaptivity and autonomy over efficiency and control. Aaron contends that teams everywhere need to join them in the future of work.

He explores these ideas in his latest book Brave New World(2019).

As the founder of The Ready—a global organisational transformation and coaching practice—he helps companies large and small adopt new forms of self-organisation and dynamic teaming.

Clients include GE, Kaplan, Lloyds Banking Group, Microsoft, Citibank, FreshDirect, Hyatt, Airbnb, Bloomin’ Brands, Charles Schwab, PG&E, Fidelity, New York Public Radio, and charity: water.

Aaron Dignan is an active angel investor and helps build partnerships between the startups and end-ups he advises. He has sat on advisory boards for GE, American Express, PepsiCo, and Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, as well as the board of directors for Smashburger.

For more information about Aaron Dignan’s speaking topics, availability and fees, contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk at leo@vbqspeakers.com.


Aaron’s passion is to inspire change so that organisations and their people are empowered to do the best work of their lives.

He helps teams around the world completely reinvent their operating systems—the fundamental principles and practices that shape their culture—with extraordinary success.

He shows that organisations aren’t machines to be predicted and controlled. They’re complex human systems full of potential waiting to be released.

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