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Philipp Kristian

Philipp Kristian is an innovation leader in Singapore and expert in building trust and value in the digital age. His eclectic experience spans across innovation strategy in Fortune 500 financial services, startup advisory and entrepreneurship, and he currently focuses on Fintech and Insurtech. From blockchain to artificial intelligence, smart contracts to chat bots, robo-advisory, alternative investments, to reimagining insurance altogether, he is deeply immersed in pioneering initiatives. In a whirlwind career across Europe and Asia, Philipp shaped new value propositions and experiences in startups and corporates. He was FutureBrand Singapore's inaugural innovation strategist, joined LumenLab, MetLife's first R&D hub as a founding member and then moved to Manulife's newly minted Asia LOFT. He is a St. Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow, KAIROS Society ASEAN Fellow and alum of the dschool, a global leader in design thinking education. Philipp loves to enrich the innovation domain by sharing creations and ideas in preeminent publications and conferences — including The Economist Intelligence Unit, Techsauce Summit, Marketing Magazine and local tech publication e27, where he blogs on FinTech and InsurTech. As an evangelist of Asia's start-up ecosystems, he organises DrinkEntrepreneurs, a well-known startup event series with a global footprint.

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