An international public speaker, trend sensemaker, executive whisperer, startup builder, transformer, innovator, active investor and author, Olivier is a thought leader on personal and business transformation, innovation, human behavior and on the impact of the changes around us on our society and industry. ‘The world is my playgarden, Europe my future, Belgium my country and Flanders my home’, is his life motto.
Reasons to book Olivier Van Duüren
- He is a thought leader on personal and business transformation, whose talks help business leaders to regain their sense of spark, and to prepare for times ahead.
- Olivier worked for 22 years in the senior international executive ranks at Microsoft where he held positions in sales, operations, marketing, business development, innovation, and strategy across consumer, online, retail, advertising, publishing and enterprise.
- He works with global, regional and local organisations from startups, scaleups, medium to large organisations.
In September 2016 Olivier launched The Dualarity, a business and a book, on how to find the balance between performing and transforming, leaving you with a regained sense of spark.
After 22 years working in the senior international executive ranks at one of the world’s most successful technology companies called Microsoft, he has a unique perspective on the intersection of innovation, transformation and human behaviour in the B2B and B2C space.
He is an active innovative investor in 9.5 Ventures, a ground-breaking pre-seed fund, building tailor-made startups for innovating Corporations addressing the customer of tomorrow. He sits in the board of The Park Playground (Telenet-mixed reality), Avail (Torfs-fashion), Filou BCO Oostende (basketball) and Maison Slash (Next Generation parents).
Olivier is part of the Visual Senseformers helping organisations to envision & visualise a future proof strategy and culture, ready for the digital age. Through a combination of inspiration, co-creation and visualisation they reflect on the why, what & how of personal and business transformation, they visualise your current state, your future desired state & built the bridge to reach that future state.
Olivier is a professor at the Zigurat Business School for Technology and Innovation, guest lecturer at the Vlerick Business School, Thomas Moore, VUB, RUG and a member of Speakersbase, SpeakersAssociates and Key Persons of Influence UK (KPI).
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