Digital Innovation Strategy Leader and Author of The Trust Economy

Philipp believes trust is driving our digital economy. He is an expert and keynote speaker on innovation, digitisation and The Trust Economy.


Philipp looks at innovation and digital transformation through a trust lens. He explains how the world’s most successful tech companies are changing who, what and how we trust. Our world changes when trust shifts from an established to a new solution. This means trust is a gatekeeper of progress. The Trust Economy explains why every organisation needs a trust strategy to thrive in the digital age.

Philipp is very much a practitioner and finds great purpose in making things better. He loves to come up with new value propositions that people enjoy. As a consultant, he delivered 8-figure transformation projects. In corporate roles, he shaped the Asia innovation activities of several Fortune 500s. As an advisor, he helped create Circles.Life, Singapore’s first digital telco. His eclectic background render him a Swiss army knife for all things innovation. He maintains an extensive network across startup ecosystems in Asia.

Philipp specialises in turning deep human insights into simple and beautiful ideas. This makes him a much-booked keynote speaker at executive events around the world. His style is energetic, original and personal. He inspires his audiences with pragmatic takeaways that anyone can follow. His content made it into Esquire, Forbes and Economist Intelligence Unit.

Philipp graduated Cum Laude from the University of Groningen. His exchange semester at Singapore Management University left a lasting impression. He returned to Asia after a stint in Berlin at the d-school, 18 months of shaking up the family business, and a startup.

Philipp organises DrinkEntrepreneurs Singapore, the island’s most relaxed after work social event. He was named a WEF Global Shaper, St. Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow and KAIROS Fellow. In his spare time, he is a sailor and yogi.