Chris is the founder of OpenGenius, the company behind productivity software tools iMindMap, Droptask, HiCortex and now Ayoa, the first tool to combine online whiteboarding, mind mapping and task management into one app. His technology solutions have been used by millions of individuals to clarify thinking, generate game-changing ideas, and turn ideas into action.
He is a bestselling author on creativity and innovative thinking skills, with his latest book published by Kogan Page, ‘The Creative Thinking Handbook’ now available in 10 languages. Previous titles include ‘GRASP The Solution’, and ‘Mind Maps for Business’, which he co-authored with the inventor of mind mapping, Tony Buzan, whom he worked with for nearly two decades.
Chris has worked with individuals from organizations operating across the globe in a diverse range of industries, including Government, FTSE-100 and Fortune-500 companies, academic institutes, and even Royal families. He has coached Senior Leadership Teams in the European Commission, Parliaments and Courts, and was invited by his majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan to facilitate a brainstorming session of Nobel Laureates at The Petra Nobel Conference. He was responsible for the creation of the ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor Course in Mind Mapping, setting up a worldwide network of over 1,000 instructors.
Chris regularly contributes articles to a number of major publications. These articles span topics as varied and important as the future of work, rebooting a creative mindset, being positive in work and many, many more. Recent articles and comments have appeared in GQ, The Sun, The Telegraph, Director Magazine, Minute Hack and Chris regularly contributes to Forbes.com. As a world leader in the innovation field, Chris regularly takes part in interviews on TV, the radio and podcasts. This includes an appearance on BBC World News’ flagship show Talking Business. To read more of Chris’ work, please see our press page.
Chris puts process before technology and is constantly helping others understand that bad technology can destroy clarity of thinking. The majority of mind mapping tools and productivity tools focus on features, a not good process, and wrongly assume the aim is to help people get things done faster. Doing things faster is completely useless if you end up doing the wrong things. This is why he created Ayoa.
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“Chris Griffiths advises the largest companies in the world to be better.”
– Forbes Magazine, ICON Event, Prague