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Kaihan Krippendorff

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Recognized thought leader and strategy & innovation expert specializing in digital strategies for an ever-changing world

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Kaihan shows leaders how to ignite the curiosity, tenacity, initiative, and willingness to take risks your organization needs to innovate at scale. Listen to him if you want to maintain the dynamism and creativity the future demands.

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Keynote speaker Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff is the founder of the growth strategy consulting firm, Outthinker, a former McKinsey consultant and author of four business strategy books. Kaihan specializes in serving financial service, technology, and retail firms who recognize the need to move away from traditional models to embrace agile, digital strategies for an ever-changing world.

Why you should book Kaihan Krippendorff

  • Kaihan is an advisory board member for multiple organizations where he shares his expertise.
  • He is a recognized thought leader by top business media outlets, including BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Time, Fox Business, Fast Company, PBS, and Bloomberg Radio.
  • Kaihan presents in English and Spanish.

Speaker Kaihan Krippendorff has made a commitment to helping organizations and individuals thrive in today’s era of fast-paced disruptive technological change. He began his career with McKinsey & Company before founding the growth strategy and innovation consulting firm Outthinker, whos growth strategies and innovations have generated over $2.5B in revenue for many of the world’s most recognizable companies including BNY Mellon, Citibank, L’Oréal, Microsoft, and Viacom. He is a best-selling author of five books, most recently the Edison Award-nominated, Driving Innovation From Within: A Guide for Internal Entrepreneurs.

Kaihan is a member of the prestigious Thinkers50 radar group – A global selection of the top 30 management thinkers in the world to look out for. Thinkers50 also recognized Kaihan as one of
the 8 most influential innovation thought leaders in the world considering him for a Distinguished Achievement Award in Innovation – given to the person in the world that has contributed the most to the world’s understanding of innovation in the past two years. Amidst his dizzying schedule of keynote speeches, consulting projects, ongoing research and writing, Kaihan still finds time to teach at business schools throughout the US and internationally. Regularly featured in major business media outlets Kaihan is an advisory board member of multiple national and international companies.

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Out-think the Competition: Excelling in a Digital, Agile, Purpose-Driven Future

Based on his book, Outthink the Competition, Kaihan delivers a systematic process and set of proven business strategy tools he has used with more than 300 clients in almost every industry to create innovative strategies and growth ideas that have generated more than $2.5B in revenue.

Blending together first-hand stories of inspiring business and social innovators, from Elon Musk to Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, the audience will be entertained and learn as Kaihan breaks down a tested method for developing actionable growth ideas that unlock growth, increase competitiveness of their business and arm them with the tools needed to excel in today’s digital, agile, and purpose-driven world.

Audience takeaways:

  • Learn the Outthinker Process and generate a portfolio of ideas that drive bottom-line results across all levels of the business
  • Identify a “Fourth Option”: the option beyond the obvious choices that can transform your business
  • Learn the five best strategic narratives to master now – The Outthinker Playbook
  • Master a simple approach to avoid killing off “crazy” (valuable) ideas and instead turn them into winning moves
  •  Build a culture of Outthinking that celebrates fresh strategic and innovative ideas and thinking
  •  Empower and inspire your employees so that they are ready to take action to develop, test, and scale innovative growth ideas
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OUTTHINKING COVID: EMBRACING AGILE MINDSET TO EXPLORE NEW BUSINESS MODELS AND REVENUE STREAMS FOR THE WITH/POST-COVID ERA

In response to COVID, Kaihan Krippendorff has taken The Outthinker Process and created a modified version specifically designed to help organizations and individuals quickly orient themselves to the changes under-way and adapt their business models for the with/post-COVID world. The Outthinker Process is a strategic process that helps business leaders step outside of conventional thinking to redesign their business models and strategies. It has created more than $2.5B in new revenue for some of the world’s most well-known organizations across industries (Microsoft, CVS Health, Disney, L’Oreal).

A masterful storyteller and performer (both live and virtually), Kaihan customizes every talk he gives, uses entertaining, colorful stories and shares distilled insights and advice from his own experience and from his network of corporate strategists and thought-leaders.

Audience takeaways:

  • Contextualize the key trends and business impacts of COVID
  • Learn the Outthinker Process and five strategic narratives to “Outthink COVID”
  • Generate a list of actionable ideas and potential business models to start driving change and results “on Monday”
  • Identify a “Fourth Option”: the option beyond the obvious choices that can transform your business
  • Feel hopeful and inspired that your company and your people have the tools needed to prevail
  • Grow and strengthen a culture of creativity that celebrates fresh strategic innovative ideas and diverse thinking
  • Be empowered and able to take action to identify, test and scale innovative growth ideas, business models, and revenue streams for the COVID and post-COVID world
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UNLEASHING AGILE: ACTIVATE THE POWER OF AN ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET TO DRIVE GROWTH

In this presentation, successful entrepreneur, author, consultant and CEO Kaihan Krippendorff shares insights from his work with top-level corporate entrepreneurs and the study of more than 200 successful innovators into what sets them apart from the rest of the competitive pack.

Kaihan will share the key practices that distinguish those with high mental agility and arm the audience with tools and frameworks they can immediately apply to their own work.

Audience takeaways:

  • Connect the unconnected – pulling together seemingly unrelated pieces of information to rapidly form a mental image of the situation or opportunity.
  • Uncover unexpected causes – drilling down into the system to see the cause others overlook.
  • Shift your frameshifting your frame on the problem to reveal solutions others dismiss.
  • Question the impossible – understanding why we fall into mental “traps” of false beliefs that prevent us from seeing what is possible and, more importantly, how to dig out of the trap that is keeping you from seizing the solution.
  • Attendees will leave with a boost of confidence, tools, and energy to increase the velocity and agility level of their organization on a daily basis.
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WINNING THE FUTURE OF FINANCIAL SERVICES

The financial services industry – from banking to payments to insurance – is undergoing a rapid and historic transformation. The shifting regulatory landscape, changing consumer/investor behavior, Millennials and Gen Z, an endless stream of agile newcomers armed with disruptive fintech tools, and platforms powered by Blockchain and AI are mounting an attack on incumbent institutions and business models.

Kaihan Krippendorff works with many of the worlds leading financial institutions, helping them make sense of this uncertain future – understanding key future trends and technologies, designing fresh strategies and agile teams ready to face disruption head-on so their organization can be ready to transform, compete, and win the future of finance.

Audience takeaways:

  • The key trends shaping the financial services industry – Blockchain, AI, regulatory environment, unbundling/bundling, millennial investors, fintech, financial inclusion and beyond
  • A process (The Outthinker Process) for developing a portfolio of concrete ideas for strategic approaches, new revenue streams, and business models
  •  Five key strategies today’s most successful firms are adopting to adapt to and lead tomorrow
  •  How to transform into a more agile, inspiring, disruptive competitor, built for success in the digital economy
  •  Build a culture of Outthinking that celebrates fresh innovative ideas and diverse thinking
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DISRUPTING RETAIL

Kaihan Krippendorff works at the cutting edge of the disruption, helping many of the worlds leading retail and apparel brands navigate the accelerating landscape and new future. Contextualize where you stand by going through current trends and industry changes like shorter times to market, AI, robotics, augmented reality, hyper-personalization, data-driven decision making, and broad shifts in consumer behavior (environmentally friendly lifestyles, focus on health, nutrition, etc.), direct to consumer and the COVID accelerated the rise of eCommerce.

Drawing from the latest industry developments from Amazon to QVC and stories of yet-under-appreciated new attackers, Kaihan uses in this keynote first-hand experience and actionable insights to present a compelling vision of the future world of retail and leaves the audience with tools and an approach to develop a strategy to succeed in the shifting retail landscape of the 21st-century tech-driven and digital economy.

Audience takeaways:

  • The key macro-trends and changes that will shape the apparel and retail industries
  • An overview of what retail will look like in the near and distant future
  • A process (The Outthinker Process) for developing a portfolio of concrete ideas for strategic approaches, new revenue streams, and business models
  • Five key strategies today’s most successful retail and apparel players are adopting to adapt to and lead tomorrow
  • How to transform into a more agile, inspiring, disruptive competitor, built for success in the digital economy
  • Build a culture of Outthinking that celebrates fresh innovative ideas and diverse thinking
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    References

    Kaihan shows how large organizations, not just startups, can be a place where entrepreneurs innovate, build, and adapt for the future.

    Reid Hoffman

    Co-founder of LinkedIn and Co-author of Blitzscaling

    Essential if you are itching to become more creative and tap into the resources of your company to create something amazing.

    Daniel H. Pink

    Author of "When, Drive, and To Sell Is Human"

    Kaihan provides practical, actionable steps for breaking down sildes, and ignites the drive to collaborate and accept the new opportunities that will soon come your way.

    Ajay Banga

    CEO of Mastercard

    Refreshing... speaks the truth. Many offer tools that might work. Kaihan offers tools that have been proven to work at the most innovative companies.

    Liz Wiseman

    Author of NY Times bestsellers Multipliers and Rookie Smarts
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    5 out of 5 stars

    Kaihan shows leaders how to ignite the curiosity, tenacity, initiative, and willingness to take risks your organization needs to innovate at scale. Listen to him if you want to maintain the dynamism and creativity the future demands.

    Tim Crown, Principal AZ Crown Investments See all references

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