Biography

Julius Pryor III is Head of Innovation, Diversity & Inclusion at Genentech. He speaks about becoming more comfortable being uncomfortable. He's done talks throughout the United States and in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Peru, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

Julius considers Diversity & Inclusion strategic force multipliers that drive innovation. He talks about Clarity, Quantum Thinking, Hyper-Collaboration and Agility Orientation. Julius has a panopticon view with a focus on outcomes that are manageable, tangible, fungible and requirements-driven.

He's held executive-level jobs at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), Russell Athletic, Abbott Labs and Takeda Pharmaceuticals. He was Vice President of Global Diversity at both J&J and CCE.

Julius is a U.S. Navy Captain, Surface Warfare Officer and instructor for the Navy Officer Leadership Development Program. He completed coursework at Naval Postgraduate School and National Defense University. He's held numerous leadership roles in the Navy, up to and including Unit Commanding Officer and Fleet Staff Officer. He was in the re-commissioning crew of the U.S.S. Missouri (BB-63) and is one of a select few to have served as an active duty Battleship Turret Officer.

Julius recently published his first book: Thriving in a Disruptive World: 6 Critical Concepts for Navigating the 21st Century. "In a time of disruption, there are huge opportunities."

Julius is a graduate of Morehouse College and the Williston Northampton School (Easthampton, Massachusetts). While at Morehouse, he was initiated into the Psi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.