David Gram

Published on October 19, 2017

Innovation Thought Leader, former Senior Innovation Director at The Lego Group’s Future Lab | Denmark

David Gram

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 and Senior Innovation Director for Lego’s Future Lab. 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 headed 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.”


Watch the exclusive video interview with David Gram on how radical innovation and intrapreneurship will be critical for companies as new technologies and new business models continue to disrupt industries across the globe.

Read the article on the Panel Discussion focused on Corporate Employees: “What It Takes to Unlock Employee Engagement” to which he participated.

View the other speakers of the 2017 Quality of Life Conference.