Olivier van Duuren: Biography highlights

An author, trend sensemaker, public speaker and executive coach, Olivier is a thought leader on personal and business transformation, and on the impact of the changes on our society and industry.

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Strategic thinking, transformation and execution are Olivier Van Duüren’s base, which he builds on with a focus on people, change management and inspirational leadership.

An author, trend sensemaker, speaker and executive coach, Olivier is a thought leader on personal and business transformation, and on the impact of the changes around us on our society and industry.

During 22 years at Microsoft, Olivier has held a number of senior level global and regional positions spanning sales, operations, marketing, business development, innovation and strategy across consumer, online, retail, advertising, publishing and enterprise (B2C-B2B). He started working at Microsoft in 1994 working out of the Benelux to global travelling out of Paris, London, Seattle and New York.

In September 2016 he founded The Dualarity and wrote the book to help business leaders to find the sparkle in their personal and business transformation. After 22 years working at one of the world’s most successful technology company, he gained a unique perspective on innovation, transformation and human performance. He combined these insights in the book ‘The Dualarity: tap into the Energy of Your Personal and Business Transformation’ so that you, your organization and your customers can start to prepare for the transformational times ahead.

Olivier is a fan of the Belgian character Tintin, who personifies his values: a positive adventurer and reporter who conquers the world with never failing vitality. He recovers from difficult situations, he finds solutions, and he’s always learning. Even if Tintin gets injured he bounces back to health; if scared, he takes action. For Tintin, as for Olivier, the reward is the journey itself.

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IT-TRANS 2018 - Interview with Olivier Van Duüren (Keynote Speaker 2018)
IT-TRANS 2018 - Interview with Olivier Van Duüren (Keynote Speaker 2018)
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The Dualarity - Sparkling Tranformations 30 min keynote InqBet Hackaton Oct 27 2017 @ P&G
The Dualarity - Sparkling Tranformations 30 min keynote InqBet Hackaton Oct 27 2017 @ P&G
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Masterclass: How to Succeed in Digital Transformation
Masterclass: How to Succeed in Digital Transformation
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The Dualarity 12 min summary #DCMC2017 Oct 13
The Dualarity 12 min summary #DCMC2017 Oct 13
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ERA

Olivier's first hand expert information, wrapped in an entertaining but almost overwhelming key note at our annual company event, was tremendously appreciated by our guests. Mixing technological future trends and visions in a multi-media presentation with intense personal stories, Olivier left a lasting impression with the audience.'

Peter de Heer
Partner
and former CEO Priceline/Booking.com

Testimonial for The Dualarity: 'I really enjoyed the fresh perspectives Olivier brings to dealing with extreme change in business. The Dualarity is a must read for those who embrace the concepts of rapid iteration and paradox in the digital age.'

Darren Huston
CEO & Founder BlackPines Global Advisors
Innotribe and SWIFT International

Testimonial for The Dualarity: 'The concept of The Dualarity is interesting: in this fast changing world, we all try to align our personal values and maturities to those of the organizations we work for. Olivier succeeds in well articulating the tensions of this journey, and offers a powerful toolkit for self-reflection.'

Peter Vander Auwera
co-founder
ZEB

'In our path progressing to the meeting of humans with humanoids, Olivier gave advice, tips and tricks with a lot of passion and confidence. Olivier was a great speaker, both inspiring and witty. He also was not afraid to touch emotions. The presentation was visionary. He knows what he is talking about. It is his passion. He eats it, drinks it, lives it and loves it.'

Tom Vermeylen
CFO
and author of Adaptive Marketing

Testimonial for The Dualarity: 'Olivier has written an excellent book on how people and organizations can transform themselves during a period of unprecedented disruption that has only just started. The book itself not only explains the Dualarity, it also practices it by successfully balancing inspirational examples with very pragmatic frameworks and models. You will walk away from the book energized and ready to apply Dualarity principles to yourself and your organization.'

Norm Johnston
Global Chief Strategy & Digital Officer Mindshare

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