Kaihan Krippendorff

Renowned Business Strategist, Best-Selling Author of Outthink the Competition, and Popular Fast Company Blogger
Fee Range
$15,001-$20,000
Exact fee falls within this range
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Connecticut
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Program Descriptions

“Winning the Future of Finance”
The financial services industry - from banking to payments to insurance - today is undergoing a rapid, historic transformation. Never before have so many disruptions hit the industry so rapidly, from fin-tech to regulation to consumer/ investor behavior. Kaihan works with many of the world's leading financial institutions, helping them make sense of the future and design strategies to win. In this keynote, Kaihan uses first-hand experience and actionable insights to present a compelling vision of the future world of financial services and leaves the audience with tools and an approach to develop a strategy to succeed in the 21st century.

You will learn:

1. The key macro-trends that will shape the industry, from blockchain to millennial investors to artificial intelligence and beyond

2. The five key strategies today's most successful firms are adopting to adapt to, and lead, tomorrow

3. What financial services will look like in the near and distant future

4. How to evolve into a more agile, inspiring, disruptive competitor, built for 21st Century success

5. Tools and a process for developing concreate ideas for a strategy and approach that could disrupt the industry

“Disrupting Retail”
The retail and apparel industries today are undergoing a rapid, historic transformation. Kaihan works at the cutting edge of the disruption, helping many of the world's leading retail and apparel brands navigate a future being shaped by radically shorter times to market, artificial intelligence, personalization, and broad shifts in consumer behavior. Drawing from the latest industry developments moves from Amazon to QVC and stories of yet-under-appreciated new attackers, In this keynote, Kaihan uses first-hand experience and actionable insights to present a compelling vision of the future world of retail and leaves the audience with tools and an approach to develop a strategy to succeed in the 21st century.

You will learn:

• The key macro-trends that will shape the apparel and retail industries

• The five key strategies today's most successful retail and apparel players are adopting to prepare for tomorrow

• An overview of what retail will look like in the near and distant future

• How to evolve into a more agile, disruptive competitor, built for 21st Century success

• Tools and a process for developing concreate ideas for a strategy and approach that could disrupt the industry

Why Book Kaihan Krippendorff?

  • Former McKinsey consultant who has trained over 6,000 executives and entrepreneurs

  • Strategic advisor to top corporations including Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, and Citibank

  • High-energy speaker who customizes talks on “outthinking” the competition

  • Shares tactics for developing new and creative approaches to old problems
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    Biography Read more

    Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff is a top business strategy speaker and author of multiple business books, most recently Outthink the Competition (John Wiley & Sons). He is the founder of Outthinker, a popular blogger, and a sought-after strategic advisor to a growing roster of leading businesses and corporations that recognize the need to move away from traditional linear models to embrace agile, digital strategies for the accelerating world. His clients include ABC TV, AIG, BNY Mellon, Citibank, Pershing, TIAA, Realogy, Microsoft, VM Ware, and Johnson & Johnson.

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammad Yunus said, “Kaihan shows that with a compelling idea anyone can change the world.” This message has made Kaihan one of the most in-demand business strategy speakers in the world.

    His keynote clients over the past year have included the Consumer Electronics Association, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Harvard Business Review, Wharton Business School, National Restaurant Association, Produce Marketing Association, FORTUNE Growth Summit, Young Presidents’ Organization, Entrepreneurs' Organization, Institute for Management Studies, American Gear Manufacturers Association, Precision Machined Products Association, American Bar Association, and Metals Service Center Institute.

    He conducts in-house, private talks for companies such as GE, VMware, McDonald’s, Microsoft, L’Oreal, Nestle Purina, Kraft, and United Technologies. He has co-headlined conferences with Jack Welch, Robin Sharma, Stephen M. R. Covey, Marshall Goldsmith and Tony Sheih among other leading speakers.

    Kaihan is a consultant with Wharton Executive Education, faculty member of Florida International University, teacher of design strategy at Parsons School of Design, and a lecturer at business schools throughout the US and internationally.

    Kaihan has been featured in key business media outlets, including BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Time, Fox Business, Fast Company, PBS, and Bloomberg Radio.

    He earned a Master of Business Administration at Columbia Business School, a Bachelor of Science in finance from Wharton Business School, a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a Doctorate of Science in Economics. 

    With a mother from Bangladesh and a father from Germany, Kaihan brings a holistic, global perspective to his topics of business strategy, strategic thinking, and innovation. He speaks three languages and has lived or spent significant periods of time in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the Pacific. He lives in Greenwich, Conn., with his wife and three children.

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