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Valentijn Destoop joins as an associate JBR

June 4, 2021

Valentijn DeStoop is a design thinker, innovation strategist and mentor. During his career he has built up a unique expertise.

He talks about his experience and his affiliation with JBR.

"The time when digitisation was neatly demarcated within the IT department of your company is over. Digitisation is now an inseparable part of your business strategy. You can use it to accelerate your existing business or build a completely new one around it. The possibilities are endless. However, as a company you cannot make use of every opportunity. You first have to know where you want to go, and then choose the route to get there. Always with a factual and financial foundation.

At JBR, we help you clarify that vision of the future and assess which market evolutions and technologies represent real growth opportunities for your company.

JBR often works at the intersection of Strategy and Corporate Finance. Digital transformation is a growth strategy for increased value creation. We will leverage my digital experience at JBR for digital transformations within companies, to create a positive and sustainable impact.

For years I've been fascinated by how to create impact at scale. Throughout my career, I have come to specialize in various aspects of technology entrepreneurship and innovation.

With a passion for entrepreneurship and an eye for sustainable digitalization, I founded among others one of the first Belgian digital product design studios and then a corporate venturing agency. I also worked for almost ten years as a business strategist and technology entrepreneur at the Cronos Group. As a recognised IT holding company, they look for the best technologies and turn them into entrepreneurship. There I learned about and used the power of innovation ecosystems in all possible sectors.

Finally, as head of the VR/AR technology lab at the DAE in Belgium, voted the best game school in the world, I also connected science and business in the context of Industry 4.0.

The unique combination of experiences and perspectives makes me good at bridging the gap between strategy and practice. I like to use my holistic view and my transversal way of working to broaden the view of directors and executives and to teach them to think 3-9 years ahead."

More information and contact details

If you would like to discuss the above with me, I am more than happy to do so.

Valentijn Destoop joins as an associate JBR

Valentijn Destoop