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Peter Vander Auwera

Co-founder, Innotribe/SWIFT
Independent Thinker – Creator – Sensemaker

Peter Vanderauwera is an independent thinker, creator, and sense-maker. Peter’s ambition is to inspire other people to dream. He loves connecting with experts, musicians, and artists of all kinds to bring out the very best in them, working together to show personal intent and integrity so that others may want to join his projects. His dreams are about creation, novelty, beauty, and mastery. He can get pretty excited about design and real disruptive transformation through multidisciplinary teams. He is less excited about technology for technology’s sake, and is more interested in technology’s application and societal impact. Foresight scenario thinking and practices intrigue him, as well as non-linear-thinking. He likes a mix of solitary desk-research and meeting great people to create serendipities and intensities. He has an urge to challenge the status-quo. Peter is co-founder of Innotribe, the innovation initiative of SWIFT. Main architect and content creator of Innotribe at Sibos, Peter is the project lead of the Digital Asset Grid. Prior to SWIFT, Peter was at Microsoft as EAI Solution Sales and Business Development manager for Microsoft’s Electronic Identity Card plans in Belgium, for which he received the Microsoft Chairman’s Award in 2005. Peter is on the board of The H(app)athon Project, an advisor and investor in Next Bank, and on the advisory board of several organizations and startups. Peter is also member of the World Economic Forum’s expert group on personal data, and the REXpedition, a think-tank for the relationship economy. Peter is the founder of Corporate Rebels United, a movement to unite corporate rebels worldwide to ensure that true change happens virally, and a charter member of Change Agents Worldwide. Peter is a frequent speaker at such events as TEDxNewWallStreet and TEDxChange. Throughout his career, he has won several innovation and going-beyond awards. Peter is active on social media, blogs regularly, and has a very engaged Twitter following community. Peter is Belgian, a Flemish primitive, married to Mieke, and the proud father of a 9-year-old daughter.