The challenge for firms is to disrupt its own business, and now incremental strategy will be enoght. There is no digital transformation without creative destruction and innovation is the only possible strategy... the alternative is painfully death by irrelevance.

Denis Balaguer

EY LAS Innovation and wavespace Director
Areas of focus Innovation


As the EY Latin America South Innovation Leader, Denis leads the BeyondLabs innovation program and the wavespace operations and is a key leader of the firm’s digital and innovation evangelization agenda, internally and externally.

With over 18 years of experience in large companies in Brazil and abroad, Denis has held executive and positions working with innovation, technology, strategy and public policy. Acting in industries including aerospace, defense, ICT systems, automotive, professional business services and consumer goods, Denis led projects such as design and implementation of innovation centers, development of new business models, corporate strategic planning and strategic and technological foresight.

Denis has a strong academic background, with a bachelor in Mechanical-Mechatronical Engineering, a graduate degree in Scientific Journalism, a M.Sc. in Aeronautical-Mechanical Engineering and is a PhD candidate in Science and Technological Policy. He has also held positions with industry bodies, teaches in some of Brazil’s leading graduate schools and is the author of articles and book chapters on innovation, technology, strategy and public policy.

How Denis is helping to build a better working world:

"Helping EY and our clients make sense of the transformation taking place at the world and building innovative solutions to build the next 100 years in business."

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