About

Gregg Fraley has emerged as a leading speaker, trainer, and thought leader in innovation. He’s not just a theorist — he’s an entrepreneur who’s created value his entire career. If you want to learn advanced practice in innovation — this is the resource you’ve been searching for.

His 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, a 3D trend magazine — 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. Gregg communicates points with real world stories and examples. Audience members report results!

As a consultant, his “whole-brained” approach focuses on bottom line results. He is an effective innovation process guide and a dynamic idea generation or strategy facilitator — and his sessions often achieve those elusive breakthrough ideas and strategies. He’s been involved with the development of several market-leading consumer products and patented process innovations. Companies like Hershey, YUM, and Leo Burnett use Gregg regularly to train and facilitate.

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’s published in Quirk’s Marketing Research, Innovation Management, and Innovation Excellence. He has spoken at conferences around the globe, including TEDxStormont, ESOMAR, and FUSE. His top 50 blog is widely read in the innovation world.

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

Testimonial

“I just wanted to sincerely thank you for the outstanding multi-day KILN facilitator training that I attended back in 2014.  Your course played a key role in transforming my skillset from that of an innovation practitioner to that of an innovation leader.  I have since facilitated several innovation sessions across my company, and I am now a go-to person for this.” 

Erik Falck — The Hershey Company