Strategy and innovation expert, founder of Out thinker, former McKinsey consultant, author of four business strategy books, and sought-after keynote speaker changing the world by Outthinking the competition.
Kaihan has been shortlisted for the Thinkers50 2019 distinguished achievement award in the “INNOVATION” category for his work on growth and transformation through employee-driven innovation and entrepreneurship. The shortlist is comprised of the “Top 8 Innovation Experts in the World”.
About his conference
Kaihan is a sought-after speaker and facilitator in a number of fields, including business strategy, disruptive growth strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, and corporate entrepreneurship.
Outthink the Competition
Based on his most recent book, “Outthink the Competition”, Kaihan delivers a set of proven business strategy tools he has used with more than 300 clients to create innovative growth ideas, ideas that increase revenue, profit, and the trajectory of your career. Blending together first-hand stories of inspiring business and social innovators, from Elon Musk to Noble Peace Prize winner Mohammad Yunus, Kaihan’s presentation will teach you a tested method that will help your company develop innovative growth ideas that will make you more competitive and unlock growth.
Intrapreneurship: Driving Innovation from Within
“Innovation” brings to our mind the maverick entrepreneur who quits their job, at unimaginable odds, to build a business on their own. The business leaders we most admire –Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey– follow remarkably similar paths. They left school or a career; they were passionate to solve a problem; they faced daunting hurdles; they fought through a jungle of disbelief, self-doubt, and sometimes betrayal; and ultimately, they came out smiling on the other end.
Innovating Beyond Product or Innovating Across 8 Dimensions
When we say “innovation” we almost always mean “product innovation.” We talk about research & development and possible new solutions to meet unmet needs. This is a one-dimensional and incomplete approach to innovation. Dissect the most innovative companies of the last decade and you will see that great innovators disrupt their markets by reaching beyond the product. Oftentimes their success rests on choices that have little to do with new products.
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.
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.
Driving Innovation from Within
Driving innovation from inside of an organization has become the central determinant of organizational success today. Employees are the number one source of innovative growth options and the only remaining source of sustainable competitive advantage. Arming them with the skills and tools necessary to innovate on a continual basis is of paramount importance to any organization with aspirations to remain relevant in the future.
Kaihan’s groundbreaking work on strategy development changes the game for organizations facing an increasingly competitive environment.
-Shannon Wallis- Global Director, Leadership Programs, Microsoft
Kaihan shows that with a bold idea, anyone can change the world.
-Mohammad Yunus- Nobel Peace Prize Winner