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Kristian Diekhöner

Trust Futurist and Innovation Strategist.

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Trust works like a magnetic field - whenever it is lost, there is room for a new order to emerge.

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Philipp is a trust futurist, innovation strategist, TEDx speaker and author of The Trust Economy. His work was instrumental to two Fortune 500 innovation labs and one of Asia’s fastest-growing technology scale-ups. He works with Fortune 500s, C-Suites and technology disruptors on building a brighter digital future. Moving beyond the corporate and startup world mid-2018, his work as a global keynote speaker and advisor spans over a dozen industries in 30+ countries including Bhutan and the Maldives. Philipp is an alumnus of the d-school and was named a St. Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow (2015), KAIROS Fellow (2016) and World Economic Forum Global Shaper (2018). He teaches a hallmark Executive Education Course on Transformation & Corporate Innovation at one of Asia’s top business schools.

Talking Points

Exponential Empowerment: The Future of Work and Leadership in the Trust Economy

Today, trust ranks as the most important characteristic of the best workplaces, executives and teams. Magnetising teams to work as one and get more done is the order of the day. But approaches to trust vary wildly: While Gen X and Baby-boomers expect trust to be earned, Millennials and Gen Z seek to be trusted upfront.

This keynote deep-dives into the crucial role of trust in transforming workplaces for the future. transformation. Discover a practical roadmap for reinvention to help you to work as one and get more done.

- 7 paradigm shifts define future of work and need to be prioritised in creating future workplaces.
- We need to completely rethink people and structures to unlock the next level of productivity and culture.
- High-trust is a core characteristic and success factor of high-performing teams and future-ready workplaces.

Transformational Trust: Technology and Data in the Trust Economy

Distrust is the disease of the 20th century. Contracts, parking gantries, locks, security checks and lengthy privacy policies are just the tip of the iceberg. But excessive rules and distrust cause friction, waste time and money and paralyse progress. Technology may have the answer. Digital platforms are making us trust easier and faster than ever before, and the upside is huge.

This keynote looks at global macrotrends and how the transformation of trust is shaping our future. Make trust your advantage to survive and thrive in these turbulent times.

- Designing and managing for trust is the new imperative for success in the digital age.
- As technology is transforming who, what and how we trust, our trust-building approach needs to evolve.
- Turning distrust-first into trust-first environments is the foundation for an exponential economy.

Intuitive Innovation: Innovation and Creativity in the Trust Economy

Innovation is often attributed to technology, when in fact it’s the result of a skill we are all born with: Creativity. Children exhibit it in spades, but as adults we often lose touch with it. How do we reconnect with our inner genius? Harnessing your creativity in business will make you more trusted and competent. Creativity gives you power to define the future.

This keynote takes you on an intuitive and fun journey to our mind’s dormant talents. Upgrade your capabilities and champion the change you care about.

- Discovering our inner creativity allows us to build trust in new ideas, create innovation and define the future.
- Creative confidence helps us turn our ideas into reality and counteract stagnation and status quo bias.
- Innovation results from creative problem solving, with technology as the enabler - not the other way around.
One of the most impressive visionaries I have had the pleasure of working with. Philipp Kristian is exceptionally skilled at not just technology, but the human element of innovation. Manulife Philippines

Absolutely brilliant and thought provoking keynote on the impact of trust on the future of work. Loved it!


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

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