Kuldip Singh is a business economist, chartered controller, Harvard certified data scientist and non executive director and Board Chair. He is leading large digital and data driven transformations.
Kuldip Singh is a business economist, chartered controller, Harvard certified data scientist and Harvard certified auditor. He is an experienced executive who has made his mark in leading large digital and data driven transformations in various sectors like consulting, media, energy, health-care etc. He inspires organizations in different sectors, both public and private, with the possibilities of digital technology, concrete practical experience and, most importantly, lessons-learned of how to do it and how not to do it.
Digital transformation is a big container concept, but by tackling it with a practical and structured framework, the glass becomes clear; why we need to move, where the opportunities lie and on which different horizons they should be deployed to future-proof the organization. As an experienced evangelizer of the digital, Kuldip knows how to take all levels of management and get them excited with inspiration from different sectors, but also what can we do tomorrow and how.
After years of management consulting experience, he has been active in various Board roles in leading international media organizations (including Sanoma, Bertelsmann), where he has been at the basis of the disruptive digitalization and internationalization of traditional, online, but also ‘pure play’ digital brands. His digital knowledge and experience were at the basis of the highly successful international, digital, and data-driven strategy of innogy, and later E.ON in 15 countries, with an impact on 50 million customers.
He currently provides his digital and data-driven knowledge and expertise in various Supervisory roles, including KPMG, ROM InWest, De KinderTelefoon and InnoBeweegLab.
He regularly gives very highly rated lectures at major national and international events (re:invent, DDMA Data Day, European Utility Week etc), but is also a regular guest lecturer at various universities, including Nyenrode and St Gallen Business University in Switzerland, in order to share his digital expertise. Furthermore, he is also regularly asked to give specific lectures (e.g. to the broad senior management or CFO function) during inspirational events of organizations on the impact of digital technology.
For his digital and innovative work in the energy sector, he was named “Most Innovative Executive of the Netherlands” by CIO Magazine in 2019 due to the massive social impact it had. In 2018, he was named top 5 Dutch Digital Transformation Executives.
How can digitization help us create new revenue models and ensure that we are not disrupted by new platform-driven parties themselves?
Successful cases of approach, transformation framework, content components of a transformation program and of course lessons learned and partnership models.
What does a successful data strategy look like? How do we get to its execution and what are key success factors? What capabilities are necessary? How do we partner up intelligently?
An example of the 3-hour session is my role as a teacher in Ebbinge’s ‘Supervision New Style’ training course for Commissioners and Supervisors. The module addresses the broad topic of sustainability (inc ESG), outlines the need for action, clarifies sustainable leadership, outlines the various developments and implications of regulation and legislation, and outlines the role of the Board in turning sustainability into a competitive benefit from transformational leadership.
"Brechtje is very smart and very charming which is an excellent combination of qualities for a moderator/conference chair. She has real and in-depth knowledge of new media developments, combining tech insight with business acumen. I warmly recommend her."
"For the 2018 edition of our annual customer conference in Las Vegas, AWS re:Invent, I was on stage together with Kuldip, him being my customer back then. He delivered the major part of our session ...
"Kuldip Singh is a very high skilled (digital) business transformation leader. He is analytic and multi-dimensional thinker, inspiring and down to earth if it comes to ...
"For the 2018 edition of our annual customer conference in Las Vegas, AWS re:Invent, I was on stage together with Kuldip, him being my customer back then. He delivered the major part of our session and talked about the digital innovation activities of his then employer. I can state that he delivered his part in a very engaging and entertaining manner. This is also reflected by the very high CSAT scores and other feedback we received from the audience. Based on this excellent performance, we asked Kuldip to present again at the AWS Summit in Berlin in early 2019. Again, he delivered a very engaging and entertaining talk and the CSAT scores were very high. His performance in Las Vegas in 2018 apparently left an impression in the audience: When I delivered a talk AWS re:Invent 2019, one year later than my joint session with Kuldip, someone from the audience asked me afterwards: “Where is Kuldip this year? I found your joint session last year the best session of the entire conference”."
"Kuldip Singh is a very high skilled (digital) business transformation leader. He is analytic and multi-dimensional thinker, inspiring and down to earth if it comes to plans>plan(ning)>execute>results.
Besides his deep knowledge of the various models and methodologies often used in this field, more important is that Kuldip has deep experiences build over the past years within those enterprise-wide change programs within Sanoma, Essent>Innogy>EON. He delivers and creates impact (value)! Kuldip is a great example of the new type of tech leaders with clear holistic view and vision in both local as international operating organizations. He has been a frequent guest on my CIO TV channel."