Peter Hinssen


A serial entrepreneur, advisor, keynote speaker, author and one of the most sought-after thought leaders on radical innovation, leadership and the impact of all things digital on society and business.

For more than fifteen years, Peter led a life of technology start-ups. His first company e-COM was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent, Streamcase was acquired by Belgacom, and Across Technology by Delaware Consulting. His third venture (Porthus) was quoted on the stock exchange in 2006 and acquired by Descartes. Between start-ups, he has been an Entrepreneur in Residence with McKinsey & Company, with a focus on digital and technology strategy.

Peter’s current company nexxworks supports and advises organisations to become fluid, innovate and thrive in The Day After Tomorrow.

Peter is the author of four bestselling business books. ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ (June 2017) is about surviving in times of radical innovation. ‘The Network Always Wins’ (2014) explains how and why companies have no choice but to become a network when the outside world has evolved into one. In ‘The New Normal’ (2010), Peter writes about how companies should explore the limits of the digital world, and what happens when technology just becomes ‘normal’. ‘Business/IT Fusion’ (2008) is a guide about how to solve the conflict between business and IT.

Peter is frequently asked to contribute to (international) publications and is a Forbes contributor as well as a LinkedIn Influencer.

He is in high demand as a keynote speaker and has given numerous keynote speeches around the world, among which those for Google Think Performance, Nimbus Ninety, Gartner, NEXT Berlin, Tedx, PayPal, MasterCard, Microsoft, CIO City, SAS, Accenture and Apple.

Peter also lectures at renowned business schools like the London Business School, the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine.

He is a multiple board advisor on subjects related to innovation and technology.

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  • The Day After Tomorrow: how to survive in times of radical innovation
  • Platform & Ecosystem Economics: the New Normal of the 21st century economic models
  • The Phoenix and the Unicorn: two different models of radical change
  • Disruption in Sectors
  • The Geopolitics of Technological Disruption
  • Technology, Economy, Society: the flywheel of sustainable disruption


What people say about Peter Hinssen

“Peter Hinssen was the star speaker at our conference. The participants who attended this global event rated Peter with a perfect score: 5.0 out of 5.0. We keep inviting Peter back!”

Director Operational Excellence - The Consumer Goods Forum

Peter’s presentation was highly stimulating and motivational on two levels; firstly, the content was compelling, informative and thought provoking; secondly, his delivery style and approach are captivating, a lesson to all of us who regularly do presentations!” 

Colin Bannister VP & CTO UKI - CA Technologies

Peter took us on a rollercoaster ride, which shook us all up and got us focusing firmly on The Day After Tomorrow. His presentation style is compelling, funny, surprising and slick.”

Lindsay Paterson- GROUP PRACTICE DIRECTOR – Interel

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