In 2019, Deloitte China hosted an inaugural client event exploring the future of finance with leading external keynote speakers on innovation, transformation and trust. Aptly titled CFO Vision, the conference took place in Hong Kong and Singapore, both natural choices as Finance and Technology industry hubs in Asia. The flagship event brought together senior leaders and executives across financial services, around the theme of winning in a disruptive world.
A core dimension of this was a conversation on strategically elevating CFO leadership in Asia by understanding digital disruption from the vantage point of a global expert and keynote speaker. Approaching this from the lens of the trust economy and trust in the digital age, the event helped the audience to understand digital trust and the role it played in new technology adoption. For instance, people willingly give their data only to brands they trust – which means the Trust Economy plays a huge role in making the most of the digital economy. In an age where data is a dominant digital currency, we must rethink customer experiences and interactions with trust at the core. The unique consumer behaviour and attitudes in Asia are particularly relevant to this.
Delivering an eye-opening keynote speech on the strategic significance of the Trust Economy, the conversation resonated and rippled throughout the conference and beyond. It further inspired the client to propose additional collaboration opportunities. Trust is an essential ingredient to shaping the future of CFO leadership in financial services across banking, insurance and asset management. The session sparked a genuine mindset shift.
Beyond this immediate effect, the client expanded on their internal thinking around the critical importance of trust. In 2020, they launched a global trust measurement product aligned with the principles and lingo touched upon in the keynote. It’s one of many ways in which the impact of an experienced keynote speaker can outlast a single event. This event positioned the client as a thought leader in the Hong Kong market and beyond.
‘I believe in a world in which we all trust each other. When we trust ourselves and others, we transform. Trust empowers us to become the best version of ourselves and humanity. It’s our shared foundation for greatness.’
– Philipp Kristian
Philipp Kristian is a global innovation x trust pioneer, voice of digital Generations Y to Z and author of RESET and The Trust Economy. He is a TEDx storyteller, futurist on our humanity and international keynote speaker deciphering our digital economy. As we approach a global post-pandemic reset, he speaks in service of a greater and happier humankind.
Philipp spent the past decade driving innovation for Fortune 500s in JAPAC and working with CEOs of Singapore’s most successful startups on reshaping entire industries. He’s inspired transformation in over a dozen sectors and 50+ countries, including Bhutan and the Maldives. His executive masterclasses for a top Asian business school have garnered rave reviews.
Philipp is an innovation strategist at heart, a change evangelist on stage and an eloquent rebel on the page. He’s a magician inspiring us to rediscover trust as the magic ingredient to our greatest human achievements. His work has attracted the attention of media including Business Insider, Esquire, Haymarket, Forbes, Economic Times, Springer and brand eins. He was named a Kairos Global Fellow in 2016 and World Economic Forum Global Shaper in 2018, and invited to the official St. Gallen Symposium Singapore delegation in 2015 and 2021.
In his free time, he’s an avid yogi, sailor and matcha enthusiast.
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