Peter Vander Auwera

Independent Thinker, Creator, and Sensemaker in Aalst, Belgium

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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 my 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 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.

Bragging rights: Founder of Petervan Productions. Former Co-founder of Innotribe: SWIFT‘s innovation initiative. Main architect and content creator of Innotribe at Sibos. Project lead of the Digital Asset Grid, major project on peer to peer sharing of data. EAI Solution Sales and Business Development Manager for Microsoft’s Electronic Identity Card plans, for which I received in 2005 the MicrosoftChairman’s Award.

TEDx speaker, REXpedition member, and member of the WEF Tiger team Personal Data. Co-initiator of Corporate Rebels United, a movement to unite corporate rebels worldwide to ensure that true change happens virally. Charter Member of Change Agents Worldwide. Advisor and investor in Volta Ventures, and on the advisory board of several organizations and startups. Throughout my career, i won several other innovation and going-beyond awards.

I’m happy to speak at your venue or conference, as long as travel, lodging, and cost coverage are taken care of.

I am Belgian, Flemish primitive, married to Mieke, and proud father of a 12-year-old daughter.

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