Digital Transformation in the Humanitarian Sector

Just like all other sectors, the Humanitarian Sector is ripe for digital transformation. We are already seeing some of the first steps occur, but sadly most of the innovative efforts never go beyond the pilot stage, resulting in what I have chosen to call pilotitis. If you would ask some of the technology people within […]

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Importance of igniting passion in youth

Solitude is always good for reflection and for the last couple of weeks I have thought much about the importance of passion in everything we do. I have been lucky enough to have great discussions with my own kids about their future direction and to meet young passionate people who are going after what they […]

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Eating your own dogfood

Within the technology industry, the term “eating your own dogfood” has been widely used to describe the practice of using and demonstrating the confidence in a product by giving it real-world usage within your own company. As a technology focused investment bank, we firmly believe that technology is transforming multiple sectors, enabling new business models, […]

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Crawl – Walk – Run

In my last post I discussed how we at Beringer Finance are leveraging technology to help disrupting the investment banking industry. Yet disruptive transformations do not happen overnight. Establishing momentum is an important element of any successful change journey, but it is particularly critical when tackling disruptive transformation. It is critical to use the journey as an opportunity to […]

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Truly understanding your customer

I have in the past written about value focused selling and selling technology, but this time I want to discuss the importance of truly understanding your customer. Sadly too many sales people don’t invest enough time in gaining a deep understanding of their (potential) customers. In order to truly sell to a customer you must understand what problems […]

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Innovating for good

This coming week I am fortunate enough to have been invited to attend the Social Innovation Summit West 2016, which is held here in Silicon Valley. The theme of this year’s summit is Business Innovation meets Social Transformation. Personally, I am a firm believer that the only way we can transform society is through innovation. Given my 30+ […]

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