Peter Hinssen
Guest keynote

Peter Hinssen

Author, Entrepreneur and Expert on Disruptive Innovation
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 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.

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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Wednesday, 15 September, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM CEST
(05:00 AM - 05:45 AM EDT)
Guest Keynote: Restarting for the Never Normal

As we prepare for the post-pandemic world, it would be naïve to assume we're going back to the world of the 'old normal'. Technology will continue to be a strong accelerator with a potent cocktail of global platforms, information, intelligence, and automation that keeps accelerating the pace of change. But technology is no longer the biggest driver of disruption. What’s coming at us is ecological, biological, societal and geopolitical in nature, It's a world in permanent flux, a world where 'normal' keeps getting redefined: the Never Normal.

So how do we re-start our Supply Chain thinking for the Never Normal ? How do we prepare our organizations for the seismic shocks and their ensuing systemic shifts of the Never Normal ? How do we build a supply chain strategy for a world that is constantly changing, how do we organize, and how do we lead our supply chain organizations to thrive in the Never Normal?

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.