Philipp Kristian Diekhoner is set to launch his latest book: RESET: Rethinking Our World and Creating a Different Future and it’s already creating a buzz as pre-orders come in.
Everybody has a plan until they don’t. 2020 was supposed to be different. Approaching the dawn of a new decade, global sentiment on the 2020s was brimming with optimism. We would embrace the future of work, transform digitally, live and breathe agility and defeat climate change at scale. What new year’s resolutions and predictions about a new decade tend to lack is specificity. For once, the predictions were correct except nobody expected them to arrive as abruptly and in the form of a global crisis like few before it. This wasn’t what we asked for. Where does that leave us? It’s time to look beyond the obvious. The global situation gives us an opportunity to question deeper and more pervasively the way things are. As we do, our world will take evolutionary leaps forward to a new and potentially better normal. Humanity doesn’t simply survive adversity it thrives on the necessary adaptation that comes with it. Big changes reshaping reality are a catalyst for a better world. But how will that world look like? This is the story of how the 2020s will change modern humanity forever. This transformation will be more meaningful and universal than anything else we’ve experienced in our lifetimes. Signs of this new world are already all around us. It’s time to press reset and start afresh. Let’s rewrite our future together.
Philipp Kristian Diekhoner is a trust futurist, innovation strategist, TEDx speaker and author of The Trust Economy. A nomad and trailblazer travelling 300+ days a year, he works with some of the best and largest names in business on building a more trusted future. Named a WEF Global Shaper, KAIROS Global Fellow and St. Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow, he is the definitive millennial voice on trust and innovation in the digital age. Philipp believes we have no future without trust. Trust drives behaviour, behaviour drives decisions, and decisions create our future. Because the future is a product of our actions, Philipp sponsors Mangrove reforestation and carbon offsetting projects in the Bay of Bengal with each confirmed booking.
Philipp’s keynotes explore the future of work, business and everyday life. He speaks about digital transformation, disruptive innovation, smart cities, transformational technologies and start-up ecosystems. He distils the complexity of our hyper-connected digital age into simple, pragmatic directions – deep-diving into the role of ethics, artificial intelligence and sustainability in shaping this progress. Balancing universal human insight with global trends and sector-specific context, he creates sharp strategy that resonates. His inputs invigorate and inspire audiences to apply a fresh perspective. This makes him go-to speaker on the future of trust and the digital innovation economy. Each of his keynote topics is connected to a venture in his own portfolio that walks the talk. Tackling the future entrepreneurially, each builds towards the shared vision of a happier, healthier and wealthier humanity.
Philipp believes the future is something we create. His work was instrumental to two Fortune 500 innovation labs and one of Asia’s fastest-growing technology scale-ups. He served as a strategic advisor to iconic founders, including the CEO of Singapore’s most funded insurance technology start-up. With great energy and a healthy dose of realism, he shows that human progress is shaped by who, what and how we trust. Whenever we trust something new, the world changes. Turning imagination into innovation means shifting trust from established to new ways. This makes trust the ultimate force to have on your side. Designing and managing for it is the new imperative for success in the digital age.
Like his book, Philipp’s approach is rooted in academic research, anthropology and extensive real-world project work. He observes our natural context across industries and geographies, scouting for patterns of emerging trust and behaviour shifts. Mixing integrative with creative thinking, he keeps clients ahead of the curve with transformational strategies that resonate with boards of directors and frontline staff alike. Philipp also teaches an Advanced Certificate Course in Transformation through Corporate Innovation for Singapore Management University’s Executive Education Arm.
A rising star on the global keynote speaker circuit, Philipp has covered over a dozen industries across 20+ countries including Bhutan and the Maldives. He has been booked alongside Brené Brown, Sir Ken Robinson, Niall Fergusson and Ban Ki Moon and addressed Deloitte, Facebook, Economist Intelligence Unit, Microsoft, MunichRe, P&G, Turner, Zillow and many more. Fortune 500s, industry associations and institutions turn to him as one of the hardest-hitting voices on the Trust Economy and how we will live, work and play in the future. Publications including BrandEins, e27, Esquire, Forbes, InVision, Men’s Folio, MoneyFM 89.3, Springer Professional and YourStory published his stories. In his free time, he is an avid sailor and yogi.
Philipp‘s keynotes are:
- The Trust Economy
- Trust and the Future of Work