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Kegan Honored by Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

The awards celebrate, nurture, and mobilize a community of disruptors who have inspired and empowered others toward innovative thinking and creative activism.

Professor Robert Kegan will be honored on May 3 at the 10th Annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards (TDIA) presented by the Tribeca Film Festival and the Disruptor Foundation. The awards ceremony will celebrate, nurture, and mobilize a community of disruptors who have inspired and empowered others toward innovative thinking and creative activism. Kegan will be recognized for his pioneering work in the field of human development.

Helmed by co-founder Craig Hatkoff, the awards acknowledge and uplift those who have challenged social norms to present world-changing inventions or ideas. These changemakers often live at the intersection of technology and culture, encourage advances in society, and raise the bar for a thriving humanity.

“Over the past 10 years, we have celebrated the achievements of 250 the world's greatest disruptors who have challenged and changed the status quo for the public good,” says Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Craig Hatkoff.  “We have witnessed the awe, wonder and enchantment of human ingenuity and resilience. Our disruptors have led an expansion of the moral imagination to deal with the world's most vexing problems.  As we celebrate our tenth anniversary, a clear message has emerged: in order to bridge the rapidly expanding techno-cultural divide, we need to better understand the influence of culture and context on successful innovation and disruption. Too much emphasis has been placed on the promise of our emerging technologies, but humanism itself remains at the core of all progress.”

TDIA serves as a living laboratory for advances in disruptive innovation theory, bringing together the world’s most striking innovators with stories that inspire us to think outside the box, focusing on breakthroughs at the intersection of technology and culture where resistance to change impedes upon social progress. Visionary minds have come together to brainstorm solutions and envision lifechanging results for some of the world’s most critical issues. TDIA honors these dynamic individuals and corporations founded upon advancing society through cutting-edge cultural revolutions. 

The Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards are a collaboration with Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School professor, author of The Innovators Dilemma, and father of the disruptive innovation theory — the world’s most influential theory of innovation and radical change.

Read more about this year’s honorees.