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Paul Iske

Paul Iske

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Management & Leadership, Science & Education
Expert | Thought leader, Visionair | Innovator
Keynote speaker, Moderator/ Presenter
Languages spoken
English Dutch
Travels from
The Netherlands


Paul Iske is Professor at the School of Business and Economics, University Maastricht, Netherlands, focusing on Open Innovation and Business Venturing. Special topic: Combinatoric
Innovation (Innovation by Combination). He is member of the Management Team of the Service Science Factory (www.servicesciencefactory.nl) and he is on the Board of the Network of Social Innovation.
Paul Iske is Chief Dialogues Officer and Director of the Dialogues Incubator at ABN AMRO Bank. In these roles he is responsible for open, radical, social and sustainable innovation.

Furthermore, he is initiator and Director of the Dialogues House, ABN AMRO’s center for outside-in and future-proof thinking and behavior (www.dialogueshouse.nl). The holistic approach taken by Dialogues has been awarded the Banking and Finance
Innovation Award for 2008. Paul founded the ‘Institute of Brilliant Failures’ (www.brilliantfailures.com), which is a web 2.0-approach to highlight the importance of experimentation and entrepreneurship to achieve paradigm shifts and breakthrough innovation and to get acceptance for failing as an inevitable part of innovation processes. Since 2004, Paul is initiator and coordinator of ‘Dialogues’, an independent sharing network
of expertise with the following mission: ‘Dialogues fuels entrepreneurial thinking and behaviour.” Dialogues is an initiative of ABN AMRO. He plays a leading role in some of the projects within this program, sometimes described as an ‘Intellectual Guerilla’. In the City Dialogues local entrepreneurs are mobilized, which in Maastricht resulted in the establishment of the foundation NC, ‘New Creatives’.


Keynote speaker
Moderator/ Presenter