Jan Bartscht (UK + Germany) is a futurist and an expert on 21st Century leadership & innovation. He specialises in helping leaders fight disruptive innovation by guiding them to build innovation ecosystems and transform their people into leadapreneurs.
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.
“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.”
Jan Bartscht (MSc, BA with Hons)
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 helps companies accelerate the rate of innovation by transforming their managers into leadapreneurs. In Malaysia, they've delivered over RM30,000 of innovation value to 30 companies resulting in the development of thousands of leadapreneurs. Born in Switzerland and raised in Spain, she's co-founded businesses and led programmes around the world, including Cambodia, London, Paris, and New York.
As a Director at Lean In Malaysia, one of the fastest growing movements on women empowerment, she's created & currently champions the Lean In Career Programme, an 12-week accelerator which empowers female career-breakers to confidently return to the workplace in Malaysia. A Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner and a TEDx Speaker, Jessica is passionate about women empowerment -- her TEDx talk, "Women Stop Being the Discount", sheds light on the myths on gender gap and calls for women to demand equal pay. Her energy, charisma and strength allow her to connect with her audiences and awaken their desire to change, and has spoken at the WHO, ACCA and Google.
Jessica is an avid triathlete so spends most of her free time either swimming, running or cycling. Best of all, she is an IRONWOMAN -- having completed the world's longest triathlon! Through her races and as a One Girl International Ambassador, she has raised over $100K USD to send girls back to school in Sierra Leone.