Philippe has nearly two decades of experience in design & innovation management, mentoring and entrepreneurship.
As Partner at Altran Group and Director at Synectics Philippe specialised in customer insight and 'the creative organisation', successfully accompanying some of the most innovative Fortune 500 companies.
Inspired by 'autonomous systems' while studying applied computer science at the University of Brussels Philippe co-founded and managed Realactor: an autonomous intelligent agent technology start-up serving prestigious clients such as Microsoft, Philips and the major studios.
At the architects and engineers office of Philippe Samyn and Partners, Philippe was in charge of several award winning architectural projects. Philippe holds a diploma MSc. in Architecture (St Lucas '95); he is an alumni of the Harvard "innovation in science" program, has taught innovation and creativity in several universities and design schools and is a regular public speaker on design & innovation management and the creativity corporation.