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Ivan Hernandez - EY. Warsaw, , PL

Ivan Hernandez Ivan Hernandez

Head of Consumer IoT EMEIA / IoT Community Lead | EY

Warsaw, POLAND

Former Flying Trapeze Artist turned Change Catalyst. Speaker on IoT, Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Business Development.

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TEDxWarsaw - Ivan Hernandez - 3/5/10 IVAN HERNANDEZ, Co-founder, The Digital Loop  | Global Webit Congress, GWC '14 Digital Transformation: Stop Trying to Change and Start Transforming Your Business -  Digitalk 2015 Ivan Hernandez (The Digital Loop) - Fly High: How to Create, Innovate and Lead at the Highest Level

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Biography

IoT, Customer Experience & Digital Marketing Strategist with several years of international experience in strategic consulting, emerging technologies, advertising, marketing and media sectors.

At EY he is responsible for the development of the Consumer IoT Advisory Practice across the EMEIA region. Additionally, he leads the IoT Community Operations, being responsible for Business Intelligence, Business Development, Marketing Strategy and Knowledge Management; while supporting the development of EY Advisory’s Global Learning Strategy for development of IoT competencies and capabilities.

He is an internationally recognized keynote speaker. Some of the events he has presented include: Webit Congress (Turkey), Dublin Tech Summit (Ireland), Banque du Liban Accelerate (Lebanon), DigitalK (Bulgaria), Spark.me (Montenegro) and CFO European Summit (Poland).

Prior to his role at EY, he was the Founder of The Digital Loop, a boutique consultancy providing advisory services in the areas of Customer Experience Design, Innovation Strategy, Digital Marketing and Digital Transformation.

Previously he acted as Digital Strategy and Development Director at Walk Group, where he has developed the organization’s Digital Development Program, focused on educating and developing the digital competencies of all 90+ employees of the entire marketing group.

He has been established in Poland since 1999, working with companies such as MTV Networks, Korn/Ferry International, as well as strategic regional roles for both Grey Group and MSLGROUP across CEE.

He is also a Lecturer at Kozminski University (the number one Business School in Central Eastern Europe). Currently he lectures on digital marketing at the FIFA/CIES Sport Management Programme. Previously he also lectured at both the MBA and BBA programs on the subjects of digital marketing, business development strategy and career design.

Industry Expertise (13)

Information Technology and Services IT Services/Consulting Management Consulting Business Services Consumer Services Consumer Goods Corporate Training Training and Development Advertising/Marketing Public Relations and Communications Media - Online Social Media Hospitality

Areas of Expertise (16)

Internet of Things IoT & Mobility Digital Transformation Experience Design Customer Experience Innovation Smart Cities Strategy Business Development Digital Digital Marketing & Strategy Marketing Design Thinking Leadership Entrepreneurship Inbound Marketing

Accomplishments (3)

Winner of the Audience Choice Speakers contest of the Global Webit Congress (professional)

Winner (2nd place) of the Audience Choice Speakers contest of the Global Webit Congress 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Official Blogger LeWeb (professional)

Invited as Official Blogger of LeWeb Paris 2013 and 2014, one of the largest and most important tech events in the world.

Lecturer (professional)

Lecturer for 4 years at the BBA and MBA program of Kozminski University, the number one Business School in Central Eastern Europe.

Education (3)

MIT Sloan School of Management: Executive Program, Innovation of Products and Services: MIT's Approach to Design Thinking

University of Bradford: MBA 2008

Joint MBA programme between Bradford University School of Management and the Kozminski University.

Graduated with merit.

Kozminski University: B.Sc, Management

The number one ranked private business school in Poland.

Graduated with distinction at the top of my class.

Awarded with multiple scholarships and Individual Studies Program for outstanding performance.

Affiliations (2)

  • Polish National Committee for UNICEF
  • Customer Experience Excellence Centre

Languages (4)

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Polish
  • French

Testimonials (9)

Dermot Corr, Founder | Nonference and Inference Conferences

Ivan has the rare ability to communicate complex ideas and concepts in an engaging way. He has captivated audiences, he can challenge an audience of experts and manage to make them rethink some long held beliefs whilst providing key takeaway points that many attendees where able to put into action.
Ivan is a master of his craft, his intellect, wit and charisma add to any event he is involved in - he always ensures that his presentations are relevant to the audience. At every event I have organised I have had amazing feedback about his presentations - put simply - if you want an exceptional speaker who will create significant value to your audience Ivan should be top of your list.

Vladimir Vulic, Program Director | Spark.me

It’s not every day that I instantly “click” with a person, but that was the case with Ivan. We connected via Twitter, and after getting to know him better, and watching some of his talks online, I invited him to speak at Spark.me 2014 in Montenegro. Ivan delivered a talk on digital transformation and innovation, and absolutely owned the Spark.me stage.
His combination of substance, in-depth knowledge and humor really resonated with the audience. I was especially impressed by Ivan’s kindness and willingness to interact with the attendees during the breaks and social gatherings, as well as his patience and consideration to accept numerous photo requests.
I wholeheartedly recommend Ivan as a speaker to every conference program director!

Tadeusz Zorawski, CEO | PHD Poland

I saw Ivan's speech at InfoShare 2016 conference and it was definitely one of the three best presentations. Through using his fascinating personal experience, Ivan explains the current challenges of business world in such a way that the audience is fully captivated. It is great to see Ivan's integrity and his motivational skills in what he does. I would love to hear his further speeches and see his next works!

Grzegorz Ruszala, Growth & Strategy Senior Director | CBRE

I had a chance – and a great pleasure – to host Ivan as one of the keynote speakers during my Innovation Week @ CBRE EMEA GBS in 2015.
Ivan delivered a fantastic, inspiring speech on customer experience as the catalyst for digital transformation, explaining why organizations must adapt and embrace digital transformation to drive higher levels of profit, productivity, and performance. Relevant and hot topic, combined with confidence and passion presented by this great storyteller, was one of the key success factors of this outstanding event. Concluding: great job!

Anna Kreiser, Founder | DigitalKod

Ivan is an exceptional Speaker who knows how to make a real connection with the audience. He invested the time upfront to understand what we were looking for and to deliver professional content tailored to our audience. During his talk he challenged the participants who attended the event to think about different ways to approach digital transformation. Feedback from the event was overwhelming positive and I really appreciate all the efforts Ivan devoted to giving us such a valuable presentation.

Filip Debowski, Communication/Programs Manager CEE | hub:raum

I met Ivan when he was speaking at the prestigious Webit Global Congress in Istambul, where I immediately noticed how extremely passionate and open-minded professional he is. When I invited him as the keynote speaker for hub:raum WARP (Deutsche Telekom’s startup accelerator), he showed himself as a visionary expert bringing the inspiration and creativity to the next level.

Jasna Trengoska, Co-founder, Lead Co-Organizer | Codefest

Ivan really brings the thunder on stage! An exceptional Speaker, motivator and a moving encyclopedia is just a modest way of describing him. He has a great way of connecting with the audience and keeping them engaged and focused. He always delivers meaningful content which then becomes the topic of many off-stage and networking conversations.

Madeline Urbaniak, Community Manager | Brand24

Thinking about a professional speaker, Ivan is the first person that comes to my mind. He is able to explain important problems comprehensibly. Each presentation contains a huge dose of motivation. Worth every single minute of listening! Do you know what’s the best part? Watching his advice being implemented in my business and seeing spectacular results.

Ralph Talmont, Co-Founder/CEO | TEDxWarsaw

Ivan impresses with the perfect balance of approachable personality, long term vision and deep professionalism. I have had the pleasure of having Ivan as the opening speaker at the 2010 TEDxWarsaw where his mix of good humour and thoughtful insight immediately set the day off on the right foot.

Media Appearances (7)

2017 Dublin Tech Summit highlights: UX, Security, Ads, Social and PR

State of Digital  online

Quoted by State of Digital in their report on Dublin Tech Summit.

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The Internet of Things

Polskie Radio  radio

Numerous interviews on the impact of the Internet of Things on Business, the Workplace and Society (in Polish)

Los Polandos

TOK FM  radio

Interview on my experience as a foreigner living in Poland (in Polish)

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Ivan Hernandez, prelegent z Polski, wybrany przez Internautów z całego świata prelegentem na Webit Global Congress 2014.

Marketing w Praktyce  print

Article on winning the Audience Choice Speaker contest of the Global Webit Congress in Istanbul, Turkey (in Polish)

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Ivan Hernandez w rozmowie z naTemat opowiada o innowacyjności, reklamach i podejmowaniu ryzyka

Na Temat  online

Interview with Na Temat on Innovation and Digital Marketing (in Polish).

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From Trapeze Flying to Digital Strategist

Digiday  online

Interview with Digiday on my transition from Flying Trapeze Artist to Digital Strategy and Development Officer to one of the top advertising agencies in the world.

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Kwestionariusz portalu Wirtualnemedia.pl

Wirtualnemedia.pl  online

Q&A series published by Wirtualnemedia.pl to professionals in the Marketing and Advertising Industry in Poland (in Polish).

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Event Appearances (61)

How Hard is Building Hardware that Works (Discussion Panel)

TechChill  Riga, Latvia

Emerging Technologies as the Enablers of Digital Transformation

Corporate Event  Leusden, Netherlands

Emerging Technologies as the Enablers of Digital Transformation

Corporate Event  Paris, France

Emerging Technologies as the Enablers of Digital Transformation

Found.Ation  Athens, Greece

IoT and driving cross-industry value (Discussion Panel)

South Summit  Madrid, Spain

The Perfect Storm: Emerging Technologies and The Internet of Things

Corporate Event  Stockholm, Sweden

The Perfect Storm: Emerging Technologies and The Internet of Things

MENA Tech Summit  Dubai, UAE

How Industry 4.0 is Changing The World

Forum Liderów Biznesu  Warsaw, Poland

The Perfect Storm: Emerging Technologies and The Internet of Things

Corporate Event  Brussels, Belgium

IoT For Financial Services

Corporate Event  Dubai, UAE

The Perfect Storm: Emerging Technologies and The Internet of Things

Corporate Event  Copenhagen, Denmark

How to grow in an era of exponential technological change

Corporate Event  Copenhagen, Denmark

The Perfect Storm: Emerging Technologies and The Internet of Things

Emerging Technologies Summit  Prague, Czech Republic

Technology is Changing the Travel Industry Forever (Discussion Panel)

South Summit  Madrid, Spain

Introduction to Consumer IoT

Corporate Event  London, United Kingdom

The Perfect Storm: Disruptive Technologies and Experience Design

Romanian Business Leaders Summit  Bucharest, Romania

Selling Professional Services at the Highest Level

Pipeline Summit  Gdynia, Poland

Making The Connected Home A Reality (Discussion Panel)

Dublin Tech Summit  Dublin, Ireland

Using IoT Data To Drive Innovation (Discussion Panel)

Dublin Tech Summit  Dublin, Ireland

Three Crucial Things You Must Know When Building an IoT Startup

INference  Wroclaw, Poland

Host of the IoT Stage

INference  Wroclaw, Poland

Fly High: How to Create, Innovate and Lead at the Highest Level

BDL Accelerate 2016  Beirut, Lebanon

Successful Lebanese Entrepreneurs (Discussion Panel)

BDL Accelerate 2016  Beirut, Lebanon

International Ecosystem Leaders (Discussion Panel)

BDL Accelerate 2016  Beirut, Lebanon

International Accelerators (Discussion Panel)

BDL Accelerate 2016  Beirut, Lebanon

Borderless Communities (Discussion Panel)

BDL Accelerate 2016  Beirut, Lebanon

Host of the Ecosystem Stage

BDL Accelerate 2016  Beirut, Lebanon

Innovation in Brand Communication

Event-Biznes  Warsaw, Poland

Fly High: How to Create, Innovate and Lead at the Highest Level

TEDx Wroclaw  Wroclaw, Poland

The Perfect Storm: Disruptive Technologies and Experience Design

DigitalKod  Warsaw, Poland

Developing Innovative Organizations (Discussion Pannel)

Innovation Breakfast  Warsaw, Poland

Customer Experience as the Catalyst for Digital Transformation

Czwartkowe Spotkania Social Media  Warsaw, Poland

Fly High: Life and Business Lessons from the Flying Trapeze

Youth Entrepreneurship Forum  Varna, Bulgaria

Fly High: How to Create, Innovate and Lead at the Highest Level

infoShare  Gdansk, Poland

Fly High: How to Create, Innovate and Lead at the Highest Level

Codeference  Ohrid, Macedonia

Digital Customer Experience - The Future of Retail

Poland and CEE Retail Summit  Warsaw, Poland

Digital Transformation: The Challenges for CFOs

CFO European Summit  Warsaw, Poland

Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets (Discussion Panel)

Banque du Liban Accelerate  Beirut , Lebanon

Digital Transformation: Stop Trying to Change and Start Transforming Your Business

DigitalK  Sofia, Bulgaria

The Future of Media (Discussion Panel)

Newton Media Summit  Prague, Czech Republic

Digital Transformation: How to Adapt, Innovate and Disrupt the Market

Digital Marketing Revolution  Warsaw, Poland

Disruptive Innovation

hub:raum WARP  Krakow, Poland

The Power of Context

TechCrunch Nonference  Wroclaw, Poland

Inbound Marketing

Media Impact  Warsaw, Poland

Disruptive Innovation and its Impact on Education

Digital Learning Congress  Warsaw, Poland

Disruptive Innovation

Global Webit Congress  Istanbul, Turkey

Experience Design and the Future of Retail

Retail Technology Days  Warsaw, Poland

Disruptive Innovation and the Future of Digital Transformation

Spark.me  Budva, Montenegro

Digital Transformation

Numerous Corporate Events  Poland

Collaboration At The Highest Level

Numerous Corporate Events  Poland

The Age of Context

Digital Marketing Innovation  Warsaw, Poland

Poland: How to Develop Innovation (Discussion Panel)

II International Innovation Forum  Katowice, Poland

Disruptive Innovation and Its Impact on Business Development

ICT Summit  Warsaw, Poland

It's not about Mobile. It's about Mobility

Mobile Congress  Warsaw, Poland

Thriving at the intersection of digital and traditional marketing

Chief Marketing Officer Congress  Sopot, Poland

Add value or go home! - Impacting people's lives with meaningful marketing

Marketing 3.0 Conference  Warsaw, Poland

Why Social Media Matters To Business

Biznes to Rozmowy Conference  Warsaw, Poland

Rethinking Marketing: Earning vs. Buying Attention With Inbound Marketing

Chief Marketing Officer Congress  Gdansk, Poland

Mission: Impossible?

TEDxWulkan  Warsaw, Poland

Collaboration on a Higher Level

TEDxWarsaw  Warsaw, Poland

Host/MC

Club Med  Mexico, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos

Sample Talks (2)

Fly High: How to Create, Innovate and Lead at the Highest Level

Building a successful business requires, among other things, developing the ability to take risks. A great example of individuals and teams accomplishing extraordinary results based on their ability to embrace risk are Flying Trapeze artists, and this presentation explores seven specific insights from the world of Circus, that entrepreneurs can adapt and develop in order to build a successful business.

Customer Experience as the Catalyst for Digital Transformation

Digital is changing how people make decisions and how they want to do business. In fact, every industry, as we know it, will be disrupted by digital technologies and regardless of industry or geography; businesses will become much more digitized in the future. It’s inevitable.

Therefore, organizations must adapt and embrace digital transformation to drive higher levels of profit, productivity, and performance.

Customer Experience is the catalyst for Digital Transformation. The experience people have and share is the future of branding, marketing, and customer engagement. This is why you must become an experience architect who can re-imagine and rebuild a new customer journey to create meaningful and shareable experiences in every moment, blurring the line between digital and physical customer experiences.

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Availability

  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Corporate Training

Fees

2500 to 6000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee

Courses (4)

Digital Transformation Masterclass

Masterclasses are ideal for executives who want to gain intensive knowledge and skills over a short period of time.

Masterclasses allow you to benefit from a wide range of training formats, including presentation, discussion and practical exercises. They are extremely useful for teams embarking on new projects, where it is particularly important to have a consistent knowledge-base amongst them.

Designed as a two-day in-depth workshops, each focus on develop a solid understanding of specific areas and methodologies.

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Customer Experience Masterclass

Masterclasses are ideal for executives who want to gain intensive knowledge and skills over a short period of time.

Masterclasses allow you to benefit from a wide range of training formats, including presentation, discussion and practical exercises. They are extremely useful for teams embarking on new projects, where it is particularly important to have a consistent knowledge-base amongst them.

Designed as a two-day in-depth workshops, each focus on develop a solid understanding of specific areas and methodologies.

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Introduction to Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a methodology used to solve complex problems, and find desirable solutions for clients.

The Design Thinking process first defines the problem and then implements the solutions, always with the needs of the user demographic at the core of concept development.
This process focuses on need finding, understanding, creating, thinking, and doing. At the core of this process is a bias towards action and creation: by creating and testing something, you can continue to learn and improve upon your initial ideas.

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Introduction to Customer Experience Design

The experience people have and share is the future of branding, marketing, and customer engagement. This is why you must become an experience architect who can re-imagine and rebuild a new customer journey to create meaningful and shareable experiences in every moment, blurring the line between digital and physical customer experiences.

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Articles (3)

How IoT is transforming agriculture EY Consulting

2018-07-23

In a world challenged by a booming population, IoT can help farmers feed it.

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IoT technologies accelerate retail EY Consulting

2017-12-07

The Internet of Things (IoT) will dramatically impact the world of retail, to the degree that it may never be the same again.

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Czy jesteśmy gotowi na erę digital? Feedback

2015-02-12

Article on Digital Transformation (in Polish)

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