My ambition is to inspire other people to dream. I love connecting with the experts, the musicians, and artists of all kinds, to bring out the very best in them, to love to work & live with them to show personal intent and integrity, so that others want to join our projects too. My dreams are about creation, novelty, beauty, mastery, etc, I am pretty excited about design and transformation through multidisciplinary teams. I am less excited about technology for technology sake, but more about application and societal impact. Foresight scenario thinking and practices intrigue me, as well as non-linear-thinking.
I am at my best in my role as independent thinker, creator, sensemaker and architect/designer/curator of memorable experiences. Those experiences can be events (1-3 days) or long-term coaching engagements using immersive learning techniques to help companies in transformation projects. I like the mix of solitude desk-research, combined with meeting great people, and creating serendipities and intensities. I like the smell of “stage” and creating uniqueness. I have an urge to challenge the status-quo.
Founder of Petervan Productions where I architect, create and produce unique strategic encounters. Former Co-Founder of Innotribe, the innovation initiative of SWIFT. Main architect and content creator of the eigth Innotribe Sibos events between 2009 and 2016. Project lead of the Digital Asset Grid, major project on peer to peer sharing of data. Prior to SWIFT, I was at Microsoft as EAI Solution Sales and Business Development Manager for Microsoft’s Electronic Identity Card plans in Belgium, for which I received in 2005 the Microsoft Chairman’s Award. Advisor and investor in Volta Ventures, and on the Advisory Board of several organisations and start-ups. Member of the WEF expert group on Personal Data, and the REXpedition, a think-tank for the Relationship Economy. Founder of Corporate Rebels United, a movement to unite corporate rebels worldwide to ensure that true change happens virally, and Charter Member of Change Agents Worldwide.
Frequent speaker, including TEDxNewWallStreet and TEDxChange. Won several innovation- and going-beyond awards. I am Belgian, Flemish primitive, married to Mieke, and proud father of an 11-year-old daughter.
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This blog is a challenging mix of topics related to technology, corporate values, and leading by being. This is my personal blog: the opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, views and beliefs. Content published here is not read or approved by SWIFT before it is posted and does not represent the official views and opinions of SWIFT.