Robert C. Wolcott

Robert C. Wolcott

Co-Founder & Chairman, The World Innovation Network (TWIN)



Robert explores business, leadership and humanity in our technological age.

He loves engaging with people envisioning and creating the future, as well as exploring how technology will change business, society and the experience of being human.

Robert is a Clinical Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and the co-founder and lead for the KIN (, a community of innovation leaders from all six inhabited continents.

Teacher of the Year for Kellogg’s EMBA program in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Co-founder and Managing Partner, Clareo, a growth strategy consultancy serving global corporations. You can find his work in major publications worldwide. Active angel investor in companies such as Indiegogo, Lumni, Page Vault, Magic Cube, SA Ignite, ClearCare Online (exited to Battery Ventures) and international art show, EXPO Chicago.

BA in European and Chinese History and an MS and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Northwestern University.

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Into the Unknown


What lies ahead? Exploring the idea that the mediator between head and hands must be the heart if humanity is to thrive in the coming age of the automaton. "But where there is danger, there also grows what saves" – Friedrich Hölderlin

Robert C. Wolcott