Peter Hinssen

Peter Hinssen

Internationally Acclaimed Futurist

Peter Hinssen is a serial entrepreneur, adviser and keynote speaker on the topics of radical innovation, leadership and the impact of all things digital on society and business.

Acclaimed author

Hinssen is the author of four bestselling business books. ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ (June 2017) is about surviving in times of radical innovation. ‘The Network Always Wins’ (2014) explains how and why companies have no choice but to become a network when the outside world has evolved into one. In ‘The New Normal’ (2010), Hinssen writes about how companies should explore the limits of the digital world, and what happens when technology just becomes ‘normal’. ‘Business/IT Fusion’ (2008) is a guide about how to solve the conflict between business and IT. Peter is frequently asked to contribute to (international) publications and is a Forbes contributor as well as a LinkedIn Influencer.

Sought-after keynote speaker, business school lecturer and board member

Hinssen has given numerous keynote speeches around the world, among which those for Google Think Performance, Nimbus Ninety, Gartner, NEXT Berlin, Tedx, PayPal, MasterCard, Microsoft, CIO City, SAS, Accenture and Apple. He lectures at renowned business schools like the London Business School, the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. He is also a multiple board advisor on subjects related to innovation and technology.

Serial entrepreneur

For more than fifteen years, Hinssen led a life of technology start-ups. His first company e-COM was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent, his second, Streamcase, by Belgacom, and Across Technology by Delaware Consulting. His third venture (Porthus) was quoted on the stock exchange in 2006 and acquired by Descartes. Between start-ups, he has been an entrepreneur in residence with McKinsey & Company, with a focus on digital and technology strategy. Hinssen’s current company nexxworks helps organisations become fluid, innovate and thrive in The Day After Tomorrow.

Session Information

Keynote Presentation

The Phoenix and the Unicorn: The Day After Tomorrow

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Unicorn startups are brilliant. But few of us will start one, become one, or work for one. Most of us are connected to large companies that often struggle to keep themselves relevant. That’s why this keynote offers a realistic inspiration: the Phoenix. Just like this magical bird, companies that repeatedly rethink themselves rise from the ashes of the old, emerging stronger than ever. We know their names: Walmart, Volvo, Disney, Apple, Microsoft, Ping An, Assa Abloy and AT&T.

This keynote is about understanding a world of constant change. It tells how companies can act on their “day after tomorrow” and how they can apply innovation as an antidote to a radically changing environment. It doesn’t just zoom in on what you need to do in order to innovate, but also on how you can make innovation a reality in your organization.