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MindShift Keynote

MindShift Keynote

Kaihan Krippendorff

Sponsored by Capital One

Strategy & Innovation Expert


Be the Disrupter, Not the Disrupted

We are experiencing a historic acceleration in the pace of change in our world. Artificial intelligence, digitization, robotics, 3D printing, and the rise of purpose-driven enterprises are reconfiguring how industries operate. These changes divide us into two camps: the “Disruptors” and the “Disrupted”. Entrepreneur, author, consultant and CEO Kaihan Krippendorff has spent over a decade studying what makes companies and individuals thrive in the face of disruption, while others fall behind; what gives some the power to shape the future and makes others fail to keep up. In this keynote, Krippendorff breaks down the underlying patterns of disruption and with compelling stories of successes, failures, and yet-unknown innovations, teaches practical tools to help you take action and become a Disruptor.

Check out a video of a recent conversation between Krippendorff and AFP President & CEO Jim Kaitz on the AFP 2022 Blog.


A bestselling author, internationally recognized thought-leader, and a sought-after strategic advisor, Kaihan Krippendorff is known for his ability to turn difficult concepts into easy-to-understand ideas that drive meaningful outcomes and actions. He shows organizations and individuals how to thrive in today’s era of fast-paced, disruptive technological change. Krippendorff was named to the prestigious Thinkers50 “Radar Class of 2019,” which showcases 30 emerging leaders to watch and is the founder of Outthinker, a growth strategy and innovation consulting firm, and The Outthinker Network, an invitation-only group of high-level strategists and innovators for large $1 billion+ organizations. An accomplished author, Kaihan has written five books on business strategy, growth, and transformation, with his most recent being Driving Innovation from Within.