Chris Tisdel is the Founder of Ruckus Innovation Consulting and holds a Master of Architecture and has spent many years working with a diverse range of organizations as a designer, researcher, innovator, consultant, and strategic advisor.
Chris assists global companies in generating, prioritizing, and implementing breakthrough ideas to bring tangible business value. Armed with the disruptive attitude of “picking a fight with the status quo,” Chris leads Ruckus on a mission to radically facilitate the bringing of something new or different, into the real world, which offers tangible business value and makes a significant impact to a global clientele. Chris thoughtfully guides individuals and organizations through the journey of innovation utilizing experienced facilitation, research-informed visual and design-thinking methodologies, vision and value prototyping, implementation strategies, and fanatical collaboration workshopping.
Chris has facilitated over 100 workshops with multiple organizations all across the globe, such as IKEA, Disney, Fluor, 3M, and many others.
Chris has over 26 years of experience as a designer, catalyst for innovation, a strategic consultant, startup founder, and angel investor in design, engineering, and technology industries.
Chris’s professional experience includes Associate Director of Implementation for the Construction Industry Institute, Innovation Strategist with Autodesk, Inc.; Director, Global Enterprise Solutions with Gehry Technologies; and Director, Building Information Modeling with the State of Texas, among other interesting work.
Chris has been a keynote and featured speaker/presenter on innovation and technology among the design, capital projects, and built-environment industries at over 50 different events and has published or co-published, peer-reviewed research on topics ranging from building information modeling and modular construction to 3-D printing and cloud-based, collaborative modeling.