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James Redden

James Redden

Innovation Advisor, Strategic Foresight Practice Lead


BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame


James Redden leads the strategic foresight practice within RTI Innovation Advisors. His work leverages his 10 years of industry and innovation experience, specializing in front-end-of-innovation strategy, strategic foresight, trend-spotting and scenario planning, innovation process, opportunity identification, and strategic roadmapping. He has worked extensively at the intersection of innovation and emerging trends in intelligent systems (Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, IoT, etc.) and helps organizations formulate agile innovation strategies and digital transformation roadmaps.

Mr. Redden leverages his prior teaching experience as one of the go-to advisors for projects involving capacity building, facilitating innovation workshops, design sprints, and innovation labs. As a certified design thinking instructor and published author, he has led numerous design thinking workshops and developed various innovation and technology commercialization capacity building programs that have been implemented in corporations across the US and universities in the Philippines, El Salvador, and Saudi Arabia.


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