Philipp believes innovation has the power to make everyone better off and that trust is our most valuable asset in the digital economy.
Philipp deeply believes innovation can make life better for everyone and that The Trust Economy is driving innovation and new value in the wake of the 4th Industrial Revolution, with data as the core resource and currency. He is a St. Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow, WEF Global Shaper and former KAIROS Global Fellow who has been described as one of Asia’s youngest established innovation leaders, domain experts and keynote speakers. Philipp inspires audiences with his highly energetic, deeply insightful and thoroughly pragmatic style – mixing field-tested content with simple and elegant solutions to complex problems.
Philipp is currently represented by London Speaker Bureau as a keynote speaker on innovation and digital transformation. His most requested topics revolve around the business and human impact of capstone technologies such as blockchain, AI, IOT and the 4th industrial revolution, as well as overviews of the tech scene and start-up ecosystem in Singapore, Asia and beyond. He also frequently speaks on his book, The Trust Economy, which explains why trust is companies’ most valuable asset in the digital economy and why every company needs a trust strategy. It introduces a systematic trust-building method for companies to master the challenges of changing customer behaviours in the digital age, remain relevant through deeply personal experiences and realise exponential business value by becoming the most trusted player in their industry.
In a whirlwind career, he shaped Asia innovation efforts of several Fortune 500s, delivered the goods across 8-figure transformational consulting work streams, helped create Singapore’s new digital telco Circles.Life, served as an early-stage advisor to more than one startup success story and contributed his ideas to The Economist Intelligence Unit, Esquire, Yahoo News, Forbes and others.
Over many years in the field, Philipp discovered an intricate connection between innovation and the art and science of trust building. He realised innovation required a trust shift from the status quo towards a new way of doing things. This fascinated him so much that he dedicated a book to the role of trust as an innovation engine, called The Trust Economy.
Philipp’s unique perspectives and eclectic expertise make him a Swiss army knife for all things innovation. Harnessing a mix of logic, intuition, analysis and creativity, he unearths deep human insight and distils complex inputs into simple, beautiful outcomes. He holds a business degree with distinction from University of Groningen and is an alumnus of the d-school, the world’s leading design thinking programme.
Based in Singapore, Philipp travels extensively shaping the future of start-ups, corporates and communities. In his leisure, he is a yogi, sailor and model.