Described as a Swiss army knife for innovation, Philipp believes trust powers the digital economy.

‘Phil is one of the most impressive visionaries I have had the pleasure of working with.’

– Bim Gutierrez, Chief Innovation Officer, Manulife Philippines

Described as a Swiss army knife for innovation, Philipp believes trust is the most important currency in the digital age.

‘Phil is one of the most impressive visionaries I have
had the pleasure of working with.’

– Bim Gutierrez, Chief Innovation Officer, Manulife Philippines

TEDx | Global Keynote Speaker and Innovation Strategist | Author of The Trust Economy

About Philipp Kristian

Philipp Kristian Diekhöner is a TEDx | Global Keynote Speaker and Innovation Strategist with a passion for The Trust Economy. He focuses on digital transformation, customer experience and the human impact of breakthrough technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence applications. This makes him a swiss army knife for all things innovation.

Philipp is the Asia Managing Partner of Denkfabrik Digital (DDX), a German innovation foundry established in 1976. DDX helps leading global names to create the most valuable products and services and resolve root causes that prevent innovation. As a specialist in value proposition design and human-centered innovation, Philipp has also shaped Asian innovation activities for several Fortune 500s. He also helped some of Singapore’s most successful startups (such as Circles.Life and Singapore Life) transform their respective industries.

Philipp frequently speaks at eminent global organisations such as Facebook, P&G, Microsoft, Zillow, PKF, Turner, MunichRe, Globe, CPA Australia, German Federal Ministry for Economics and Energy, SOMPO Insurance, United Overseas Bank, Economist Intelligence Unit, Bakrie Group, and many others. He is booked by leading speaker bureaus including Saxton, London Speaker Bureau, SpeakInc, SpeakersConnect, The Insight Bureau and MFL and has written for Forbes, e27, Marketing Magazine, Esquire, and InVision among others. His work has featured on MoneyFM 89.3, Men’s Folio, YourStory, and SpringerProfessional.

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Philipp’s highly energetic and personal speaking style mixes deep human insight with sharp commercial acumen. With exuberant creativity, he turns complex problems into simple and beautiful ideas that shine with pragmatic takeaways. Building every storyline exact to client spec achieves a lasting connection with his audiences and makes every event a success. His unique insight on trust, innovation and the digital economy empowers listeners around the globe. It encourages every one of us to rethink, make better decisions and build a wealthier and happier economy.

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Philipp’s book, The Trust Economy, explains how technology is reinventing who, what and how we trust. Airbnb, Tinder, Alibaba, Carousell and other trusted digital technology platforms are rewiring our daily lives As technology is evolving trust, the economy is transforming with it. The effect is nothing short of a revolution. By explaining how trust is at the heart of all value creation and the core driver of global innovation, Philipp offers a new look at the business world we are so familiar with. The Trust Economy explains why everyone should develop a trust strategy to thrive in this day and age, and introduces a new method for effective trust-building in the digital age.


Saif Siddiqui


‘Philipp’s unflinching belief in innovation and disruptive technology is infectious.’

Juliana Ong

Bain & Company

‘Never fails to impress.’

Jin Kang Moller


‘An invaluable framework for organisations to plan and design for trust.’

Trechelle Ras


‘Innovation and creative disruption personified, leaving an outstanding trace in everything he does.’

Riccardo Ottolenghi


‘Great intelligence at the service of creative ideas, all served blindly fast.’

Mateen Kirmani


‘Philipp consistently shared valid creative insights. His high IQ is only paralleled by a vivid EQ.’

Walter De Oude

Singapore Life

‘Vision, deep thinking, connectedness, and confident execution. He’s proven all.’

Angela Ognev

Redesign Happy

‘His ideas are on a mission, his sentences go places.’

Daniel van Treeck


‘Gave us a fresh, eye-opening lens to key topics.’

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