Chris Denson


Innovator - Author - Host - Producer

All About Chris

Chris Denson is an award-winning innovation advocate, marketer, host, and humor-inspired content creator.
As both a storyteller and practitioner, he is an expert at uncovering unique business insights, cultural touchpoints, technological applications, imaginative thinking, and the emotional intelligence required to bring groundbreaking ideas to life. From Fortune 50 brands to startups to government entities, he has applied his expertise to help individuals and organizations increase their innovation potential.

He is the author of the 2018 Amazon #1 bestseller, "Crushing the Box: 10 Essential Rules for Breaking Essential Rules," creator and host of the Innovation Crush podcast series, and currently serves as the first-ever US Director of Innovation at MullenLowe, an award-winning IPG creative agency.
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Throughout his career, Chris's insights, projects, and perspectives have been featured in media outlets around the globe.


Epic International Summit
The EPIC Impact Society (501c3) provides an immersive opportunity to gain valuable innovation tools, improve creative problem solving skills and generate breakthrough ideas through our annual 3-Day summit. Disconnect from your devices, disrupt the status quo, discover creative insights and grow in community as you join a cross-pollination of dynamic thought-leaders and creativity experts through interactive experiential sessions, hands-on workshops and focused panels--all designed to inspire innovation. The Summit concludes with the EPIC Innovation Awards to honor social innovators, artists and creative leaders catalyzing positive transformation in the worl
Milken Institute: Global Conference
The Milken Institute Global Conference convenes the best minds in the world to tackle its most urgent challenges and to help realize its most exciting opportunities. It is a unique experience in which individuals with the capital, power, and influence to change the world connect with those whose expertise and creativity are reinventing health, finance, technology, philanthropy, industry, and media. The 24th annual Global Conference will center on the theme, “Charting a New Course.” In recent months, the impact of social crisis, economic dislocation, and global pandemic has called us to reflect on how we live, what we believe, and what matters most. In October, we will focus on how the disruptions and innovations of the recent past can be reframed for a thriving future. Join us as we engage with our catalytic community to share the adversities and achievements of living through this moment in history – translating lessons learned and rebuilding meaningful, healthy, and prosperous lives for all.
Money 20/20
This is the place where the industry moves forward. From global leaders to new challengers and from tech giants to scrappy startups, we catalyse change through the collision of people and ideas. We don’t just observe and react. We power new strategies and partnerships that transform mindsets. We shape the future. With over 7,500 people already coming this month, we can't wait open the doors to fintech's biggest show IN REAL LIFE.
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Innovation Crush

With Chris Denson
Chris conceived Innovation Crush in collaboration with Levity Entertainment Group in 2014.  Birthed as a cross between The Daily Show and Fast Company, the show went on to amass over 750,000 global subscribers, and numerous partnerships with the likes of Delta Airlines, The 4A’s, WalMart, The White House Global Entrepreneurship Summit, and C2 Montreal and  WeWork to name a few – while becoming the foundation for his 2018  #1 Bestselling book “Crushing the Box:  10 Essential Rules for Breaking Essential Rules.”

With over 200 episodes, Innovation Crush has featured inspiring individuals and organizations ranging from Alexis Ohanian and Nolan Bushnell to Cindy Gallop, WeWork CEO Miguel McKelvey, Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, Arcade Fire’s Marika Anthony Shaw, Bassem Youssef, OkGo’s Damian Kulash, NASA, DJ Skee, Orlando Jones, Jean Case, Adidas, NBA’s Matt Barnes, Spotify, L’Oreal’s Connected Beauty Incubator, and 100s of others.
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