Brian Cotter

Innovation Specialist, UNICEF






Brian Cotter first experienced the power of creativity and innovation in the middle of a lake in northern Wisconsin but it wasn’t until he booked a one-way ticket to Vietnam that it became is passion in life. Brian has lived in Ho Chi Minh city for 12 years, exploring the chaotic cityscape that inspires creativity and drives a new generation of Entrepreneurs. From emerging technology to human-centered design, Brian consistently strives to help organizations evolve towards future success.
As a serial entrepreneur and intrapreneur (of a kind) Brian has learned first hand how difficult it is to create truly innovative ideas that are tested and developed in the real world. Having experienced the potential of innovation, Brian now works with large organizations and first time entrepreneurs alike to explore how they can tap into their potential and build something that changes the world.

Why are you optimistic about the future of work?

quote There are still many challenges to be faced. There will always be work available, just the form will change.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020