Alan’s areas of expertise are innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology gained from 30 years’ experience around the world. He provides executive development and advisory services through his company, Ripplewood, and also as an associate fellow at Saïd Business School. His mission is to develop executives with a solid understanding of innovation and its practical execution in the context of their businesses.
An important part of his career was leading the European business of IDEO, the renowned Silicon Valley innovation firm, where he was involved with the development of new innovation methods. He gained critical entrepreneurial experience as a senior executive at Solarcentury, a high-growth cleantech firm. He contributed to the raising of $25M in 2007 and the subsequent delivery of 35% compound growth.
Alan holds a double masters’ in Innovation Design Engineering from Imperial College, London and the Royal College of Art.