Peter Hinssen: Biography highlights

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.

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Acclaimed Author

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.

Sought-after keynote speaker, business school lecturer & board member.

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.

Serial Entrepreneur

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 organisations become fluid, innovate and thrive in The Day After Tomorrow.

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Peter Hinssen: the day after tomorrow
Peter Hinssen: the day after tomorrow
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TEDxBrussels - Peter Hinssen - The TIGER & the ROCK
TEDxBrussels - Peter Hinssen - The TIGER & the ROCK
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How to Survive in Times of Radical Innovation with Peter Hinssen
How to Survive in Times of Radical Innovation with Peter Hinssen
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Peter Hinssen, Bestselling author, Keynote speaker and Futurist
Peter Hinssen, Bestselling author, Keynote speaker and Futurist
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Peter Hinssen on the 4 types of innovation
Peter Hinssen on the 4 types of innovation
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Culture Before Structure | Ep. 4 The Day After Tomorrow with Peter Hinssen
Culture Before Structure | Ep. 4 The Day After Tomorrow with Peter Hinssen
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DIGITEC 2018 | Keynote: The Day After Tomorrow
DIGITEC 2018 | Keynote: The Day After Tomorrow
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EMC Greenplum

The keynotes are enriched with Thought Leadership content. Peter is also adapting all the time to the audience.'

NRC Handelsblad

'I would like to thank you again for the amazing keynote you gave yesterday! You have inspired our organization, and you have provided us with a great perspective on these 'Best of Times' and 'Worst of Times'. Fantastic!'

Peter Vandermeersch
Editor-in-Chief

'Peter Hinssen was the star speaker at our conference. The participants who attended this global event rated Peter with a perfect score: 5.0 out of 5.0. We keep inviting Peter back!'

Sharon Jeske
Director Operational Excellence

'Peter is a regular speaker at Google's flagship events for our most senior and valued customers from the world's top brands and agencies. Fast-paced, charismatic, funny and above all inspiring, Peter is always our top-rated speaker by both Googlers and our clients.'

Matt Brocklehurst
Marketing Lead APAC
Interel

'Peter took us on a rollercoaster ride, which shook us all up and got us focusing firmly on The Day After Tomorrow. His presentation style is compelling, funny, surprising and slick.'

Lindsay Paterson
Group Practice Director
CA Technologies

'Peter's presentation was highly stimulating and motivational on two levels; firstly, the content was compelling, informative and thought provoking; secondly, his delivery style and approach are captivating, a lesson to all of us who regularly do presentations!'

Colin Bannister
VP & CTO UKI
InformationWeek Business Technology Network

'Peter Hinssen's keynote presentation at the InformationWeek 500 Conference was described to me by attendees as 'mind-blowing', 'game-changing' and 'the perfect capstone to this event.''

Brian Gillooly

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