David GramHead of Ventures, EMEA - LEGO Ventures
David Gram has worked with radical innovation and lean startup methods in small businesses and large global corporations for the last 15 years, including as Head of Innovation at Scandinavian Airlines. Using design thinking and agile development, he develops and leads front-end organizations and projects from early incubation to full maturity.
At Lego’s Future Lab, he heads up a multidisciplinary team of designers, marketers, project managers and engineers tasked with inventing the future of play. With a lean startup approach and an intrapreneurial mindset, the team developed breakthrough business initiatives from insight gathering and early concept development to market validation and transition to core business. Gram and the Future Lab team were featured in the Fast Company article “How Lego Became the Apple of Toys“.
Gram’s experience has helped him develop unique insights and approaches to how businesses can stay afloat in a quickly changing world and transform into change-leading innovators. He believes that anybody can become an innovator in his or her organization – or, as he calls it, a “diplomatic rebel.”