Chris Griffiths


A world-renowned expert on creativity and innovative thinking, serial entrepreneur and leading speaker, Chris Griffiths is the CEO of OpenGenius, the company behind Think Buzan Mind Mapping tool, iMindMap and Think Productivity.

With over 28 years of experience in setting up and leading successful businesses, Chris now offers his guidance to others by providing advice and coaching to individuals and Senior Leadership Teams. Chris has helped various teams and organisations from all over the world including the European Commission, Parliament and Courts. He was also invited by HM King Abdullah II of Jordan to facilitate a brainstorming session of Nobel Laureates at The Petra Nobel Conference.

With a passion for helping businesses grow, serial entrepreneur Chris has founded several start-ups that have ranked in the Deloitte Fast 50 and The Sunday Times Fast‐track 100. Most notably, he is the founder and CEO of the leading technology brand OpenGenis that has helped over one million people boost their creativity, plan tasks and manage projects by using the various software that OpenGenius has to offer. His most recent venture, Tec Marina, provides a creative hub for innovative start-up companies.

Chris has authored a number of bestselling books on creativity and innovation thinking skills, some of these include The Creative Thinking Handbook, GRASP The Solution and Mind Maps for Business. His books have been sold in over 15 countries worldwide, being translated into 18 different languages.

An expert and trusted professional speaker and consultant, Chris Griffiths has spoken at a number of high-profile events from all over the globe. Some of these events include AXA Wealth, The Sunday Times Business Roadshow, The National Health Service (NHS), TEDx ODED and the Optimiza Academy.

A highly engaging speaker, Chris will challenge people to think differently, discussing various techniques and advice accumulated from throughout his career to help motivate individuals innovation and creativity.

To book Chris Griffiths as the technology speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When she’s at corporate events, Chris is known to cover the following topics:

  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Presentation & Public Speaking Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Applications Of Mind Mapping

Watch Chris’ TEDxCardiff talk titled Think Different, here:

“Chris Griffiths advised the largest companies in the world to be better.” – Forbes, ICON Event, Prague

“My brain has been given a boost… Very inspirational. This is a good as it gets.” ‐ Gopal, Ideation Inc.

“Organisations are proclaiming the need to work smarter – Chris Griffiths provides a map of how to do that.”‐ Bob, Author

“Chris is not only a great human being but also a great inventor, speaker and leader.” ‐ Dina, Creativity Beyond

“Chris shows with clarity and persuasiveness that creative thinking is not magic, but a process that can be learned, developed, and most importantly applied to the challenges, whether business or personal, that confront us all.” ‐ Tim, Author of ‘Think Better: An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking’

“Truly life changing… opened my eyes to thinking differently and being more creative. Many colleagues noticed the change and the business is ultimately seeing the benefit.” ‐ Dominic, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust