Ozan Varol Keynote Speaker

  • Author of, "Think Like a Rocket Scientist"
  • Served on the operations team for the 2003 Mars Exploration Rovers project that sent two rovers–Spirit and Opportunity–to Mars
  • Bachelor's in Planetary Sciences from Cornell University; Law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law

Ozan Varol's Biography

Ozan Varol is a rocket scientist turned award-winning professor, #1 bestselling author, and internationally acclaimed speaker. He is one of the world’s foremost experts in creativity, innovation, and critical thinking, helping industry-leading organizations reimagine the status quo with moonshot thinking.

Ozan has been called a “true original” by Adam Grant and dubbed a “superhero” by Dan Pink. His work has been described as “must read” by Susan Cain and featured in the Wall Street Journal, Time, BBC, CNN, Washington Post, Fast Company, and more.

Consistently ranked one of the top speakers at conferences and private events, audiences love his blend of big ideas, witty stories, and down-to-earth humor. He’s a master at simplifying complex topics and delivering numerous “a ha!” moments leaving them with practical insights they can implement right away to level up in work and life.

His diverse personal background allows him to connect with wide-ranging audiences and has been trusted by institutions like Microsoft, Intel, adidas, Accenture, Deloitte,  Salesforce, General Electric, Google X, CVS Health, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Navy.

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Ozan Varol's Speaking Topics

  • Reimagine the Status Quo with Moonshot Thinking

In this keynote, Ozan reveals his 4-step moonshot process to help you launch your own moonshot, spot opportunities you couldn’t see before, and create an extraordinary advantage to shape the future of your industry.

  • Innovation and the Future of Work

As we return to work, how can businesses stay at the forefront of change instead of being unraveled by it? In this keynote, Ozan shares research-backed tools and tactics for accelerating innovation in the new world of work.

  • Think Different:

The Power of Cognitive Diversity

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Videos of Ozan Varol

X Talks | Ozan Varol
X Talks | Ozan Varol
Shoot for the Moon: Ozan Varol
Shoot for the Moon: Ozan Varol

Articles, Media & Podcasts

Books by Ozan Varol

Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life

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