David Gram

David Gram


Edtech, Entreprenuership and Innovation

Job Title

Innovation Leader | Keynote Speaker | Former Venture Partner | Partner and Co-founder


Diplomatic Rebels




English, Danish, German


David is also an experienced international keynote speaker and has given more than 150 keynotes around the world. In his talks and interactive sessions, David shares inspirational cases of radical innovation mixed with unique insights on how to build and drive innovation culture and effective innovation execution. He can share his experience and insights, from driving strategy development, to technology venture investments in the Education space at the LEGO Group.

Speaking Topics

Delivering radical innovation through a culture of intrapreneurship.
Mission-led innovation – Creating a strong strategic foundation for effective innovation.
From corporate giant to agile ecosystem – how to leverage corporate venturing to build your future business.
Becoming a Diplomatic Rebel – transforming large organizations from within.
Leading millennials as intrapreneurs – how to attract, retain and lead the next generation of innovators.

Leading and Technologically Enabling the Future of Education.

Expert Profile

David Gram is a global innovation leader, with 17+ years of experience leading innovation and transformation in large organizations incl. hands-on experience from running multiple radical/digital innovation projects from early research and incubation to full scale launch. As such he was Head of innovation at Scandinavian Airlines, Senior Innovation Director in LEGO’s famous Future Lab and Head of Venturing, EMEA at LEGO Ventures, where he was instrumental in building and launching LEGO Ventures, the new strategic venture arm and venture builder at the LEGO Brand Group. David is co-founder of Diplomatic Rebels; a company dedicated to empowering companies and intrapreneurs around the world to become stronger innovators. More recently David also co-founded the LEGO Alumni network, called LXGO.
David has given more than 150 keynotes and masterclasses around the world on topics around innovation, transformation, and business ecosystems. His stories consist of concrete cases and real-life stories from the LEGO Group and other leading brands, mixed with specific insights and best practices from his personal experience on how to structure and lead innovation more effectively. The stories and insights address some of the key challenges with innovation and transformation in larger organizations, providing both executives and corporate innovators with concrete tools and methods, as well as inspiration, on how to lead and drive innovation, digital transformation, and business ecosystem strategies more successfully.
David is passionate about transforming large organizations into lean innovators. Believing that companies not only have an opportunity to better leverage their resources, assets and expertise in creating value, but also a responsibility to lead the global change in a way that has a long-term positive impact on human beings and the planet.