Philipp Kristian Diekhöner
Philipp is an emerging innovation leader in Asia and expert in building trust and value in the digital age. His experience across Fortune 50 financial services, management consulting, startup advisory and entrepreneurship culminate in a razor-sharp problem solving intuition, deep empathy and an uncanny ability to galvanise the people around him and spread enthusiasm for new ideas. In a whirlwind career, he has made principal contributions to 8-figure advisory engagements, helped establish financial services innovation activities in Asia, built a vibrant entrepreneurship community and seeded an innovation in insurance impacting the sector globally. In 2015, he was offered to co-lead a Fortune 500's Asia innovation efforts out of Hong Kong, but stayed true to the +65 instead. Among other methodology, he developed a new systematic method for maximising value creation through trust, inspired by some of the world’s most successful companies today. As a KAIROS Society ASEAN Fellow, St. Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow, d-school alumnus and organiser of a key startup event series in Singapore, he is actively connected to trailblazing innovators and change makers. In his leisure time, Philipp is a passionate yogi, closet poet, commercial model and avid Asia traveller. Contact him at pk@philippkristian.com.
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Articles by Philipp Kristian Diekhöner
The RISE of fintech: Highlights from one of Asia’s pre-eminent startup events

The RISE of fintech: Highlights from one of Asia’s pre-eminent startup events

EVENTS | 06 Jun, 2016

Hong Kong is only just emerging as a key startup ecosystem in the region, and the potential in fintech is perhaps most impressive of all 

Insurtech, fintech’s new fancy cousin

Insurtech, fintech’s new fancy cousin

FEATURES, FINTECH | 27 May, 2016

The paradigm finally seems to be shifting a little, as insurers are realising that the majority of millennials may not put up with the somewhat stuffy value proposition of insurance 

Wearables are the accessory equivalent of sandwich makers — exciting, but don’t add much value to our lives

Wearables are the accessory equivalent of sandwich makers — exciting, but don’t add much value to our lives

FEATURES, TECHNOLOGY | 29 Apr, 2016

Wearables of the current generation are essentially beautified geekware without a real use case, or thoughtful engineering 

How do P2P platforms build trust between strangers?

How do P2P platforms build trust between strangers?

FEATURES | 13 Apr, 2016

Why would anyone believe in the usefulness of a new P2P marketplace unless they trusted in their personal gain from using it? 

Fintech: An opportunity or threat to financial institutions?

Fintech: An opportunity or threat to financial institutions?

FEATURES | 28 Mar, 2016

Fintech now is in a similar place as Big Data was some years ago; everyone speaks about it and agrees it will have major impact, yet its influence on the way we do business remains surprisingly light 

How will fintech change global finance?

How will fintech change global finance?

FEATURES | 29 Feb, 2016

Fintech startups creating a new financial system that is defined by a new order of trusted intermediaries that are smarter, better, more versatile and affordable 

6 ways for Robo-advisors to gain people’s trust and convince them to invest

6 ways for Robo-advisors to gain people’s trust and convince them to invest

FEATURES | 22 Feb, 2016

Robo-advisors emerge as better, cheaper alternatives to snazzy banking lounges, vintage champagne and hefty fees 

A simple recipe for building trust in zero-to-one startup ideas

A simple recipe for building trust in zero-to-one startup ideas

FEATURES | 03 Feb, 2016

Singapore offers a world-class infrastructure for startups, but there's no escaping that innovation must at some point involve doing something genuinely new 

Why trust is the biggest barrier to entrepreneurship and innovation

Why trust is the biggest barrier to entrepreneurship and innovation

BUSINESS, FEATURES, RESOURCE | 26 Jan, 2016

How do companies with limited resources become household names globally? It boils down to one word: trust, says author-entrepreneur Philipp K