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

Trust is the new currency in a technology-driven world. Philipp Kristian is a global innovation strategist, speaker and author of The Trust Economy.

‘Philipp is a rare talent. Vision, deep thinking, insight, connectedness and confident execution. He’s proven all.’
– Walter De Oude Founder and CEO of Singapore Life

Philipp Kristian | Innovation Strategist and Keynote Speaker

Philipp believes trust drives our digital economy and loves to turn deep human insights into simple, beautiful businesses that imagine the future. He is a keynote TEDx speaker, global innovation strategist and author of The Trust Economy, published in English (2017), German (2018) and Simplified Chinese (2019). 

Philipp has spoken at eminent global organisations such as Facebook, P&G, Microsoft, Turner, MunichRe, Zillow, Globe, PKF, CPA Australia, German Federal Ministry for Economics and Energy, Economist Intelligence Unit, SGInnovate, Singapore Management University, Singapore University of Technology and Design, United Overseas Bank, Bakrie Group and many others. He has written for Forbes, Esquire, e27, Marketing Magazine, InVision Blog plus several industry publications and featured across Springer Professional, Men’s Folio, Money FM 89.3 and YourStory.

Philipp is also founding partner of Denkfabrik Digital (DDX), an award-winning German innovation foundry helping companies innovate the most trusted products and services. He frequently delves into the impact of breakthrough technologies like Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) on established industries. Advisory clients include Daimler Financial Services, SES, Standard Chartered, The Boston Consulting Group (BrightHouse) and Singapore Life.

‘Philipp kept challenging us and helped generate non-traditional ideas with specific steps to implementation. He bursts with energy, curiosity, and insights.’

– Daniel van Treeck Head of Strategy at Daimler Financial Services

Prior, Philipp shaped the Asian innovation activities of several Fortune 500s and helped some of the most commercially successful start-ups in Singapore (such as Circles.Life) transform their respective industries. Over the course of his career, he served clients in over a dozen countries including Bhutan and the Maldives. He now guides C-Suites in making the most of The Trust Economy, build winning data value propositions and achieve greater value through trust.

Philipp was named a WEF Global Shaper, Kairos Global Fellow and St. Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow. He is a co-founder of DrinkEntrepreneurs in Asia, a popular social mixer event for the start-up ecosystem. In his free time, Philipp is an avid sailor and yogi.

Philipp Kristian | Innovation Strategist and Keynote Speaker

‘Philipp is hands-down one of the most creative, energetic, and passionate innovators that I know, and have had the pleasure to work alongside. He has an infectious energy whether it is in a training workshop, out in the field for research, or in a strategic boardroom.’
– Leon Voon, Innovation Enablement Lead, LOFT Asia

Philipp’s book, The Trust Economyexplains 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.