Don Strickland

Don Strickland

Don Strickland



  • What It Takes to Build a Really Great Company
  • The New World of Data: The Leadership Challenge
  • The New World of Data: Data Driven Innovation
  • Business Model Innovation

What he offers

Don speaks on the key topics facing C-Level management and Boards of large companies. He works with the client beforehand to understand their business challenges, venue and goals. He tunes his presentation to the audience, and allows ample time for follow on Q&A and discussions.

How he presents

He adapts to the forum of the client, delivering high added value as a speaker, advisor or moderator. His unique insights into how business really works “from the inside” are fascinating and memorable.

Don Strickland is a former Senior Executive at Apple, CEO of PictureWorks and CEO of IPIX. Currently Don is the President and CEO of Strickland Associates and serves as Adjunct Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Imperial College London.

Don Strickland has successfully built businesses internationally for both large public companies and private start ups. As a CEO he has consistently combined new technologies and business models to reinvent companies and grow stockholder value.

Don Strickland was the visionary behind the world’s first consumer digital camera, which he developed as Kodak’s VP of Digital Imaging and launched into the market after joining Apple. As Apple’s VP of Imaging and Publishing he led the re-architecture of Apple’s computer platform for the publishing market from traditional print media to “new media” including the Internet, music and video. He left Apple to become CEO of Silicon Valley startup, PictureWorks Technology, and was a pioneer of the Web 2.0 business model. He took the company public through a merger with IPIX, and built the market value to $1.6 billion. He currently advises technology companies on business model innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship and serves as Advising Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Imperial College London.

Key Accomplishments:

  • As a business visionary Don has had many successes, including launching the world’s first consumer digital camera thereby sparking a revolution in the photographic industry, and leading Apple from traditional print publishing to the world of the Internet, music and video.
  • Don has extensive international experience, setting up functions from technology development to distribution channels in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
  • He has an incredible academic background, including a Master’s in Physics from Notre Dame, a Law Degree from George Washington University and an MBA from Stanford.


“Don gave a keynote speech at Foro Mundial de Negocios 2013 to a packed audience of the top business leaders and entrepreneurs in Mexico. Don’s keynote on how to build a really great company was an inspiring and transforming event, causing us to look at our businesses and leadership styles with a new perspective. The feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly enthusiastic.”

“Don’s keynote to the IAB audience of over 800 of the most creative people in the industry was a great hit, and he was top rated. He was extensively covered in the local media and we have had many follow up requests for his presentation and additional information.”

“Don’s speech was a hit of the conference. His views on how leadership needs to change, and change quickly, resonated with the audience, which came away with new insights on the challenges facing leaders and their organizations in The New World of Data.”

“Don Strickland delivered a keynote speech which thrilled the audience of Danish C-level managers. Don’s many achievements, business insights and experience clearly stands out through his role and performance as a speaker. He delivers visionary food for thought on technology and business, which will appeal and be highly relevant to any audience of C-level management.”

“Former Apple executive wows CEOs at Thought Leadership Forum. Uganda has been privileged to share in the wisdom of one of the best brains in the world of global business.”

“Don is an inspirational and engaging speaker. Expect to come away with insights on what drives your company’s performance and your role in improving it.”

“We wanted to hear from someone that had actually done it, not just written about it. We are glad we did!”

“Don was a top hit with the attendees and the feedback was in words like ‘inspiring and insightful.’ One CEO commented that he had a ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ moment! The audience really appreciated hearing one CEO talk to another.”

Presentation Languages: English

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