Peter Hinssen
Guest keynote

Peter Hinssen

Keynote Speaker, Author
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.
Peter is the author of five bestselling business books. 'The Phoenix and The Unicorn' (March 2020) is a book about the Phoenix, about those companies that – just like the mythical bird – are able to rethink themselves in
cycles: time and time again they rise from the ashes of the old, and come out stronger than ever before. ‘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), Peter 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.
Peter is a world-renowned thought leader on radical innovation who has given numerous keynote presentations around the world, for companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Accenture,
Microsoft, … and has been the keynote headliner for many internal conferences for Fortune1000 companies. 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.
For more than fifteen years, Peter 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. Peter’s current company nexxworks helps organizations become fluid, innovate and thrive in The Day After Tomorrow.
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Friday, 13 May, 2022 / 04:45 PM - 05:30 PM BST
Guest Keynote: Preparing for the Never Normal

The Never Normal concept covers the constantly changing business environment, with Seismic Shocks such as technological, biological, ecological, social, and even geopolitical driving Systemic Shifts. Every single one of these Shifts offers opportunities, and companies need to have an eye on the 'Day After Tomorrow' to seize these chances.
The Never Normal can seem daunting, and it’s not just about ‘robustness’, the capacity to brace and survive the Never Normal, but more so about ‘resilience’, the capability to bounce back, take advantage, perhaps bounce ‘forward’ to innovate.
Peter Hinssen will illustrate what he calls the VACINE model that address how the combination of Velocity, Agility, Creativity, Innovation, Networking and an appetite for Experimentation can help organizations and leaders re-think, re-set and re-boot the concept of security, identity and access.

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