Peter Hinssen

Technology entrepreneur and best-selling author
Keynote Speaker Peter Hinssen

Peter Hinssen

Technology entrepreneur and best-selling author


Peter Hinssen is a serial entrepreneur and advisor on the topics of leadership, radical innovation and the impact of all digital things on society and business.

Peter Hinssen has a master’s degree in Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering from Ghent University in Belgium. Peter led a life of technology start-ups: his first company e-COM was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent, his second company, Streamcase, by Belgacom, and Across Technology by Delaware Consulting. In 2006 his third venture (Porthus) was quoted on the stock exchange 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 Hinssen’s current company nexxworks helps organisations become innovate, fluid and thrive in The Day After Tomorrow.

He lectures at renowned business schools like the MIT Sloan School of Management, the London Business School and the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. The best-selling author is a multiple board advisor on subjects related to technology and innovation .

The entrepreneur Peter Hinssen has given numerous keynote speeches around the world, among which those for Google, Tedx, PayPal, Microsoft and Apple. He helps organisations to understand how digital has disrupted entire industries and business models and helps them to survive the fastflowing network our environment has become.

His presentations are making you think about things differently and are always a wake-up call. The born entertainer mixes humour with personal anecdotes and insights in the way IT and business work.


  • How to become a Phoenix: how corporates can reinvent themselves for the Never Normal world
  • The Hourglass model: balancing your existing business with radical innovation
  • The New Normals in the global technological landscape
  • Models of disruption and models of corporate innovation that work
  • The future of work, leadership, psychological safety and cognitive diversity
  • The Geopolitics of technology, the new Cold War for the global technological dominance
  • The future of society, the tension between the individual and the collective




  • The Phoenix and the Unicorn (2020)
  • The Day After Tomorrow (2017)
  • The Network Always Wins (2015)
  • The New Normal: Explore the Limits of the Digital World (2010)
  • Business/IT Fusion (2008)

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