About

 

Gregg’s diverse business background includes everything from founding and managing high-flying software technology companies to working as an interactive television producer. He’s the author of the first ever business fable about creative problem solving, “Jack’s Notebook,” and he’s a thought leader in corporate innovation. Now, he’s the founder of a start-up, KILN, which provides fresh approaches to innovation process, including a unique innovation subscription service called IdeaKeg.

Those who hire Gregg as a speaker comment on his expertise, energy, and humor – his “excellent balance of wit and knowledge.” He speaks with passion about creativity and innovation —  and leaves audiences inspired with ideas and tools to improve.

As a consultant, his “whole-brained” approach focuses on results. He is an effective innovation process guide and a dynamic idea generation facilitator — and his sessions often achieve those elusive breakthrough ideas. He’s been involved with the development of several market-leading consumer products and patented process innovations.

A pioneer in the development of interactive television, Gregg worked with Warner Cable’s QUBE project in the early 80s, where he designed and produced entertainment programming. While there, he won an Emmy award and a cable ACE award for Innovation.

Gregg helped develop the first wireless prescription writing system for doctors (SmartScripts, a patented product), as well as numerous computer applications in healthcare, manufacturing, finance, and field service. Gregg is a founder of three software firms, and now an innovation services company. His management experience includes marketing, branding, sales, research, and technical development.

Gregg has been quoted as an expert in the following publications: Successful Meetings, Skyline News, Redbook, Crain’s Chicago Business, The Chicago Tribune, Chicago’s Daily Herald, Forbes, and US News and World Report. He has spoken at conferences around the globe and his top 50 blog is widely read in the innovation world.

He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association in the USA.