Jeff and Staney DeGraff

Author & Speaker
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Jeff DeGraff is both an advisor to Fortune 500 companies and a professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. His simultaneously creative and pragmatic approach to making innovation happen has led clients and colleagues to dub him the “Dean of Innovation.” 

He has written several books, including Leading Innovation, Innovation You, and The Innovation Code. Jeff’s thoughts on innovation are covered by Inc., Fortune, and Psychology Today. He has a regular segment on public radio called The Next Idea. His new book, The Creative Mindset, brings 6 creativity skills to everyone and will be published in September 2020.

Staney DeGraff, CEO of the Innovatrium, works with large organizations, universities, and nonprofits to create a sustainable innovation ecosystem that can grow organically and connect the dots between cutting-edge research, talent acquisition and retention, commercialization, and economic development. 

Her research is focused on generating Constructive Conflict™ in teams and organizations to produce innovation and on quantifying the commercial and social value of innovation. 

She co-wrote The Innovation Code with her husband Jeff and they are collaborating on a new book, The Creative Mindset, to be published in September 2020. Staney has an MBA and an MSE in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan.

“Jeff reminds us that everyone can be creative. He becomes a personal guide to master the creativity skills and become an innovator.”

~ Dr. Renate Fruchter, Stanford University

About Jeff DeGraff

About Jeff DeGraff
Jeff DeGraff is both an advisor to Fortune 500 companies and a professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. His simultaneously creative and pragmatic approach to making innovation happen has led clients and colleagues to dub him the “Dean of Innovation.”
About Jeff DeGraff

KEYNOTE SPEAKER JEFF DEGRAFF

Jeff’s mission is “the democratization of innovation.” Time and time again, clients have been enthralled and inspired by Jeff’s speaking abilities and unorthodox view of innovation. He commands the room as he combines theory and practice to instill the mindset needed to make innovation truly happen. With over 25+ years of extensive experience, it is not hard to see why he is called ‘the guru to the innovation gurus’ of Fortune 500 Companies.