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Kris Østergaard

Kris Østergaard

Co-founder and Chief Learning & Innovation Officer, SingularityU Denmark


Co-founder and Chief Learning & Innovation Officer of SingularityU Denmark, a collaborative venture with Singularity University.

Faculty at Singularity University, an alumni and co-founder of the SingularityU Copenhagen Chapter.

Speaker, facilitator, researcher and expert on corporate innovation, exponential organizations (translator of the book into Danish) and innovation in legacy organizations.

Launched thinkubator – a corporate, crowdfunded incubator that helps corporates work with entrepreneurs and establish their own incubator to kickstart innovation, leverage technology and deep dive into the exponential mindset.

Co-founded the innovation hub DARE2mansion – a Professional Playground in Copenhagen, which serves as an incubator, co-working, and event space where entrepreneurs, corporates, and academia can come together to create disruptive business.

More than 15 years of research experience with a primary specialization in qualitative methodologies and gaining insights that form an important foundation for strategy building, designing extraordinary customer experiences, and affecting human behavior in a positive way.

Co-authored The Fundamental 4s: How to Design Extraordinary Customer Experiences in an Exponential World. Certified Experience Economy Expert and first recipient of the prestigious Experience Management Achievement Award outside of the US.

Advisor, board member and investor to a number of startups, certified coach, NLP Business Practitioner, LEGO Serious Play facilitator, and frequent writer and blogger on disruptive business, innovating on the edges, exponential organizations, innovation in legacy organizations and customer experiences.

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