Karl Lillrud has been an entrepreneur since 1996, helping large companies to grow like H&M, Spotify and many more. He has also built up fast scaling start-ups and a career as a best-selling author.
Karl has extensive experience and expertise from ex. E-Commerce, Retail, Web-based, Telecom, Media, Pharmaceuticals, Government, Start-ups Fortune 500 companies and more. His varied background enables him to see opportunities where others don not, to take the initiative, being a skilled trouble-shooter who systematically identifies the best solutions to challenges and problems
With all of this experience, he started to work as an inspirational speaker and business coach to further help people to make smarter business decisions and prepare for the future. Eventually the TED organization invited him twice to talk on the TED stage.
As an author he writes with a blend of his own international experience and how to stand out from the crowd and dare to do it differently and challenge the norm to build new paths and find new solutions. Publications include, The Better Business Book, Organising Amazing Speaker Events, and Hacking Your Destiny.
His speaking themes include:
• Future for retail
• Combining smart technology with psychology
• Online consumer behaviour
• Internet based business / Understanding e-commerce
• Improving sales
• Business start-up life
• Hacking your own life
“Karl was a fantastic speaker with a great presence, packing out the room with an attendance of over 90% capacity” Sam Tidmarsh eCommerce Expo London
“I think a lot of people including myself can learn from Karl. I would say that without Karl we would not have managed to reach our goal.” Andreas Matthiesen, Technical Project Manager, H&M