Founder of NXXT, the  podcast, and the Inside/Outside Innovation Summit       @ardinger

Founder of NXXT, the podcast, and the Inside/Outside Innovation Summit   


Brian Ardinger

Brian Ardinger is the founder of NXXT, the podcast, and the Inside/Outside Innovation Summit. For over 25 years Brian has been helping entrepreneurs and enterprises navigate and compete in a world of change and disruption. He has led efforts with startups and corporations to engage the latest trends, tools, and tactics to accelerate innovation, launch new ideas, and build better products.

Before NXXT, Brian founded the seed-stage accelerator NMotion and co-founded the corporate innovation consultancy Econic. He served as Chief Marketing Officer at Nanonation working with some of the best brands in the world including Apple, Pepsi, Target, Nike, and Harley-Davidson. 

Brian has worked in Silicon Valley and Asia where he built out the consulting practice for Gartner and led the creation of Asia’s first dedicated customer experience lab as director of research at Ion Global, a Hong Kong-based technology firm.

He is currently involved in driving the Midwest's innovation ecosystem through initiatives such as the Rise of the Rest, StartupWeek, Lean Startup Circle, PIPELINE Entrepreneurs, and the JumpStart Challenge. 

Brian is a regular contributor to industry publications, a public speaker and quoted industry expert with over two decades of experience in digital media, marketing, consulting, and research. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Nebraska in Omaha and an MBA from Penn State.

Listen to Brian on the Inside Outside Innovation Podcast