Ted Graham

Preeminent Innovation and Technology Speaker | Head of Open Innovation at General Motors & Author “The Uber of Everything”

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Ted Graham is the Head of Open Innovation at General Motors (GM). In his role, Ted works with external partners to tackle important issues pertaining to the future of transportation. Before moving to GM, Ted was the Innovation Leader at PwC Canada. There he helped turn ideas into invoices. Ted also worked at McKinsey as a strategy consultant with a focus on understanding and leveraging people’s networks. His work helped to influence the spread of ideas.

Aside from his role at GM, he is also the founder of the South Core Innovation Hub- a collaborative group of innovation leaders from Toronto’s unique waterfront area. Member organizations of the hub include large banks, startups, and public transportation. All these organizations have a substantial impact on their communities.

Ted had worked as an UberX driver. He often speaks to audiences about the five points he learned about disruptive innovation during his Uber career. He is able to apply these lessons across a multitude of industries on the cusp of disruption. The five points were initially part of a viral LinkedIn influencer post. Ted was able to transform his viral knowledge into a book, The Uber of Everything, that was released in 2015.

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