Dan started his career in entrepreneurship, being involved with technology startups across the world. Puzzled by the questions ‘why are innovative products mainly launched by startups?’, he dedicated himself to enterprise innovation strategy – specifically on the changes blue-chip organizations need to make to allow for new ventures to be built in a corporate setting. In this capacity he worked with companies like Deutsche Telekom, Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover, Bayer, John Deere or Allianz. With multiple corporate wide transformations under his belt, Dan possess the right skill-set to move companies beyond innovation theatrics.
Esther is the author of The Corporate Startup; How established companies can develop successful innovation ecosystems. Winner of the 2019 Golden Axiom Business Book Award and the 2018 Management Book Of The Year Award. Published worldwide and translated in Dutch, Indonesian and Japanese.
Esther is currently working together with Dan Toma on her new book on Innovation Accounting. This new book provides a practical guide for measuring your company’s innovation ecosystem. Subscribe for updates at http://innovationaccountingbook.com/
Esther is an international speaker on topics of corporate innovation, innovation accounting, entrepreneurship, startups, lean methodology, business models and customer development.