21st CENTURY LEADERSHIP & INNOVATION EXPERT
INNOVATE OR DIE
Jan Bartscht is a futurist and innovation consultant; he specialises in helping leaders fight disruptive innovation by guiding them to transform their organisations and people into agile digital innovators.
Co-founder & MD of Leadapreneur, a boutique innovation consultancy based in
Kuala Lumpur, Jan sees first-hand the reality of innovate or die in his daily work. He consistently sees 2 kinds of incumbent firms; those who are being disrupted and those who don’t know they are being disrupted. In recognition of this, Jan has built his expertise in awakening management and senior leaders to today’s ‘Innovate or Die’ reality, engaging them to discuss how they need to change and driving them to transform their people, business and culture.
Described as a "bold and visionary disruptor", Jan has spent the last decade researching and developing the most cutting edge insights into leadership and innovation. His keynote ‘Innovate or Die’ engages audiences to understand the astonishing scale, speed and consequences of today’s disruptive innovation. Using stories and detailed industry examples, Jan enables managers and senior leaders to understand what disruptive innovation is, why it’s killing companies and how they can transform themselves to become an agile digital innovator before it’s too late.
Today, his ideas present some of the most powerful and exciting methodologies in the innovation space; all his work is grounded in the fundamentals of rigorous systems science. Jan has published his own research in peer-reviewed papers in this field and is one of the first people in the world to have earned an MSc in Systems Science. He can take the incredible insights of this 21st Century science and present them in a crystal-clear manner to corporate audiences backed up with insightful case studies and real-world examples. Furthermore, when it comes to giving a keynote, impact is everything. Jan’s energy, charisma and strength allow him to connect with his audiences and take them on a compelling journey. His presentations are compelling and memorable for their ability to combine substance and style. Clear, practical and powerful, Jan excels at delivering the message of ‘innovate or die’ to all audiences.
Jan is also an avid fitness enthusiast, rugby player, kite-surfer and an IRONMAN triathlete.
Jan Bartscht (MSc, BA with Hons)
“We have had the privilege of having Jan address our talents on several occasions, and each time, Jan presents impactful, compelling and thought-provoking insights that challenge us to look beyond the status quo. He is able to highlight serious issues in an engaging, even entertaining way, making the intellectual core that forms the substance of his presentations accessible to all.” ~ Michelle Iking Head of Talent, Learning & Performance, Citi Malaysia
Jan has spoken at
- The Disruption Equation; deciding who wins when disruptors fight incumbents
- Innovation Velocity: Why Big Companies Are Killed By Small Disruptors
- Why Leadership Is The Most Important Invention In History
- How The Management Mindset Kills Organisations
- Why Organisations Fail To Innovate
- 3 Reasons Your Organisation Is Struggling With Its Talent
- Why systems must be open to Survive in a VUCA World
- The Cybernetics of Authenticity
Women in Business & Innovation
Jessica is the co-founder & Managing Director at Leadapreneur, an innovation consultancy that enables companies innovate and fight the disruption. She has co-founded 3 successful organisations in London, Cambodia and Malaysia. These businesses were started from scratch, became profitable within 20 months, resulting in the development of tens of thousands of individuals around the world.
Jessica is passionate about empowering women to lean in. She recently spoke on TEDx about gender pay gap, and what women can do to stop being the discount. Her energy, charisma and strength allow her to connect with her audiences and awaken their desire to change. She is the Development Director at Lean In Malaysia and champions the Lean In Career Programme, an 8-week accelerator aimed at empowering female professionals to achieve their career goals. As a One Girl International Ambassador, she has led campaigns that have raised over $100K USD to send girls back to school in Sierra Leone.
Educated in Switzerland, Spain, UK and USA, Jessica has spent over 10 years building leadership and innovation capabilities in global Fortune500 companies, education institutions, NGOs and government entities across Europe and Asia, resulting in providing her tools and insights to over 30,000 people. A qualified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Jessica managed the world’s largest leadership congress in Brazil, and has chaired and moderated international conferences of up to 2,000 delegates in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Islamabad, Istanbul, London and Paris, focused on the sphere of entrepreneurship, innovation and women in business. She has consulted with a wide range of international clients from rapidly growing start-ups in New York to the Government in rural China, and has been engaged as an adjunct lecturer for social entrepreneurship at INTI and Puthisastra Universities. Jessica is also an avid fitness enthusiast, and in her free time she trains for IRON(WO)MAN triathlons.