Dado Van Peteghem

Leading expert in the digital sector, frequent speaker, author and entrepreneur.

Dado is a founding partner at the transformation advisory firm Scopernia, and co-founder of startups Social Seeder and Speakersbase, giving more than 100 speeches a year on topics as digital transformation, innovation and ecosystem thinking. Dado studied Communication & Computer Sciences at the University of Ghent and is a published author of 3 business books: "Digital Transformation" (2014) with Jo Caudron, "Corporate Venturing" (2018) with Omar Mohout and "Metasystems" (2020) with Nils van Dam. Dado actively helps organisations with their innovation vision and strategy. As a member of the strategy committee of leading fashion group Chalhoub Group in Dubai he often spends time in the Middle East and Asia.



English, Dutch

Technology, Transformation & Innovation, Post-Corona Future, Business, Strategy and Management


Speaker, Trainer


Ecosystems, Transformation, Innovation, Growth, Partnerships, Corporate Venturing, Digital transformation

Presentations and Topics

The Meaningful Organisation: moving beyond profit

Milton Friedman declared in 1970 that “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits”. This business imperative has become outdated as today’s business leaders steer their organizations beyond profit. We need to think about topics like sustainability, diversity, giving back, etc. Organizations are taking up a bigger role in society and pursue a purpose. Not answering the meaningful call of duty could risk organizations losing on two fronts: customers & employees will lose interest and switch to more purpose-driven alternatives.

Setting up ecosystem strategies for sustainable growth

In the old world, businesses competed against each other, but in the future, the competition will be ecosystem vs ecosystem. The world is changing too fast to go at it alone, we need partnerships to grow together. We see this trend materializing in China (Alibaba, Tencent, Haier) but also in the US, the big tech companies are behaving as ecosystems instead of stand-alone organizations. Are you ready to partner up and to play a value-added role in the network?

What’s next on the digital horizon?

It’s impossible to predict the future, remember Covid? But it’s possible to prepare for it. Some organizations always seem to be lucky to catch the right (digital) train, but luck is the residue of design. Spotting early-stage innovations, identifying digital trends, and planning future scenarios is part of the art of foresight and part of our daily business. Dado brings these trends and future scenarios to your industry and helps you to anticipate what is to come.

Unleash the power of trust in your relations 

Hemingway once said: ‘you only know if you can trust someone if you trust someone’. Trust in business is not always easy to find and even seems like a paradox sometimes. But if you want to succeed in the business world of today, trust is a crucial concept to understand and to radiate towards your employees, partners, and clients.

Level Up: what you can learn from the world of games

The gaming industry is one of the fastest-growing and most innovative industries around today. Yet the general public knows very little about it and its mechanisms that make it successful. In this presentation, Dado offers insight into the dynamics behind the innovation and the tactics that create strong, revenue-generating fan communities, and how to translate those towards your daily, non-gaming, business.

Testimonials & References

“Working with Dado was a great pleasure! Dado showed us a presentation who was like smoking a cigar : you enjoy it from the start to the end! He is a dynamic and passionated person with a creative mind who can help you with different projects. If you never lived it, please do so as soon as possible.”  


"As usual great presentation by Dado. Only positive feedback received by the Audience. Dado is inspiring, funny, master his subject and his a great presenter." 

Christopher Franskin  

"We invited Dado at our Health & Care Network Event to speak about trends, innovation and digital transformation in healthcare. A fantastic presentation that inspired a very heterogeneous group. Dado can challenge people and gives everybody energy tot think outside the box! I definitely recommend Dado as a keynote speaker." 

Ellen Vanhoof Coordinator, Health & Care Network

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