Empower your leaders to become innovative superheroes to re-imagine and deliver a transformational roadmap by leveraging divergent industry perspectives.
Dr. Gautam Gulati is a leader by mind and artist at heart who uniquely brings together divergent and unusual perspectives to the fields of leadership and innovation – with a focus on health, education, and personal growth.
Health Hooligan. Physician Artist. Unusual Suspect. These are a few words that have been used to describe Dr. Gulati that encapsulates his creative characteristics allowing him to meld various vantage points as a renaissance doctor, executive, designer, professor, advisor, entrepreneur, speaker, and technology advocate.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Gulati has transformed organizations into innovative powerhouses from both the inside and out by helping leaders navigate amongst the tumultuous terrain of disruptive innovations, while re-imagining new possibilities for an inspired future. He uniquely draws upon his diverse vantage point to thread innovations that occur at the intersection of wide-ranging industries to create delightful and meaningful outcomes.
Dr. Gulati is recognized as a world-renowned speaker having delivered over 200 inspirational and actionable keynotes for both private and public events on some of the worlds most prominent stage platforms – including TEDxMidAtlantic, HxRefactored, Health 2.0, South by Southwest, Texas Health Resources, ReVive, CIO Synergy, Johns Hopkins, and many more – to a diverse audience looking to effect change through transformational thinking and innovation. His friendly storytelling approach tends to draw in and inspire audiences of all sizes, empowering them with a unique ability to see what most others do not.
Currently, as the founder of The Unusual Group, he spends much of his time speaking, writing, and advising companies of various industries on novel innovative strategies. Most recently he was the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Product Innovation for Physicians Interactive Holdings, where he led a world-class team to ideate, design, build, and deploy disruptive solutions for a health audience. In addition to his executive roles, he serves as an Adjunct Professor of “Medical Innovation and Entrepreneurship” at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, and sits on numerous company boards.
Dr. Gulati is currently working on a book, tentatively titled 10% Unusual, that uncovers the hidden secrets of the worlds leading innovators…which is due to be released in the Fall of 2015.
He resides in the beautiful hillsides of Great Falls, VA with his wife and two kiddos who inspire him daily with their pure sense of curiosity and wonder.
I am an intellectual adventurer who let’s my mind travel freely to explore new ideas and thoughts in unchartered territories. I pursue what excites me, what makes my spine quiver, and what makes my mind bend in new ways. I seek others with the same passion for curiosity and explore ways in which we, together, can make meaningful impact in this world. I chase interesting ideas, people, companies. I believe that if I surround myself with curious, fearless, and passionate people, we can do great things…
And that is what I am set out to do…
Do great things and inspire others to do the same!
The Sun is Playing Peek-a-Boo
Transformative innovation often comes about from the random collision of unusual ideas and perspectives. As an industry, we are facing dire iatrogenic consequences if we continue to innovate with the same mindset by which we originally approached our problems. By challenging our basic assumptions, we can disrupt status-quo thinking and envision new realities designed around the human experience. Join me as I share some early insights from a forthcoming book that explores the habits and patterns of ‘unusual suspects’ who are successfully transforming industries by reimagining new worlds.
Trademark Me: How to Build an Unforgettable Personal Brand
A classic that is continuously being updated, this talk helps the audience better understand how to stand out from the crowd and differentiate themselves using unique personal trademarks that can advance their career and personal purpose.
We Need To Cultivate Health Artists
The health industry – grounded in tradition, rituals, and oaths – is perhaps the most resistant industry to change. It is an industry that has thrived on disorder for centuries, making iatrogenic harm the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the US. In order for us to transform an industry, we need to transform a culture. This will require an artistic mindset that is willing to embrace the uncertainties that lay ahead and encourage new perspectives to effect positive change.
Experience Required: Why Customers Consume Experiences, Not Products
This talk focuses on the need to re-imagine a health system designed with the customer front and center. I take the audience through a health odyssey by sharing examples of design flaws in the health industry – including complex insurance marketplaces, poorly designed health facilities, illegible and unfriendly medical record keeping, unusable designs in devices, etc.
The Future of Medical Learning
Traditional ivory forms of medical education are failing to keep up and adapt to the growing information needs of medical professionals. They are increasingly becoming irrelevant as newer technologies begin to unbundle and disrupt the status quo. Evidence is being generated in real time. Medical professionals are starting to turn to alternate forms of learning to keep up with the pace of change and adaptive knowledge requirements. As a doctor and professor, I share my unique outlook into what is required to address the future of medical learning.
My Journey as an Unusual Suspect in Health
I take the audience on an adventurous ride through my meandering career as a renegade doctor who has veered off the beaten path and carved his own trail forward. Through this journey I share personal and emotional stories that have shaped my life decisions over the years. The audience will walk away inspired and re-energized armed with the unique personal lessons to help them uncover their own purpose and shape their future destiny.
Think Big. Act Small. How Big Corporations Can Compete in a World of Disruption
Every indusry is being re-imagined from the ground up and big corporations are struggling to keep up with the pace of disruption driven by nimble, entrepreneurial startups. In this talk, I share my personal experiences, perspectives, and lessons as a driver of innovative change from both sides of the table – as an entrepreneur and as a corporate leader of large enterprises. I will share actionable tips, techniques and strategies to consistently foster a culture of innovation, regardless of your size or predicament.