About The Author


Boris Pluskowski is the co-founder and managing partner of NextStrat, A new next generation company that helps organizations power a new type of Growth Engine through startups. This new Growth Engine enables companies to explore and embrace disruptive growth opportunities at scale, at speed, and with lower risk than traditional innovation methodologies.

For over 20 years, Boris has worked with some of the world’s largest companies to help them plan, build, and execute robust Innovation programs that drive transformative change in their organizations. Companies like Citi, MetLife, Fidelity, JP Morgan Chase, Coca-Cola, Estee Lauder, Pfizer, Amway, and more – have looked to Boris to provide them with the insights, experience, and strategic planning expertise needed to achieve their Innovation program goals.

Equally at home working with large and small companies, Boris brings a unique perspective and experience to the table – understanding both the key dynamics that make small companies hyper-successful, as well as the deep strategy, process, and change management required to get large companies to adopt innovative business practices.

As a Silicon Valley vet, Boris has previously been in several executive customer-facing positions activities at various leading-edge B2B software companies including Imaginatik, Spigit, and Mindjet, as well as renown startup accelerator, RocketSpace. Prior to startup life, Boris was was part of PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) Strategic Management Consulting practice based in London and then Boston.

The author of numerous articles and research reports on innovation, collaboration and social media practices, Boris  is a co-author of the book ” A Guide to Open Innovation & Crowd-Sourcing” (published by Kogan Page in 2011), has a BSc from Imperial College, London, and an MBA from the Cass Business School in London.

Born a British citizen in Portugal and educated both in the US and in the UK, Boris is a consummate team player both at work and at play. He’s a retired rugby player, a consummate global traveller fascinated with the world’s cultures, and a self-confessed experience junkie looking for new things to try out.


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