DR. PETER KRISTOF
MENTORING & STARTUP ENTREPRENEURSHIP
EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST
Peter Kristof is co-founder & CEO of frazir.com a boutique advisory firm. He is a seasoned advisor and specialist in disruptive innovation, exponential technologies and industry4.0, having several digital transformation projects and a PhD under his belt.
Currently acts as a certified exponential organization (ExO) consultant and agent at ExO Works and Fastrack Institute. Furthermore, he is a mentor at Hiventures (a 200 million USD venture capital fund), which is committed to support the establishment of new companies, to strengthen the entrepreneurial culture and protect the values of the entrepreneurial community; and an advisor at Corvinus Fintech Center, which transfers cutting edge R&D results to the industry. A former fellow of the European Institute of Technology and Innovation, and a mentor of EIT Health, he promoted entrepreneurship and innovations in healthy living and active ageing, with the aim to improve quality of life and healthcare across Europe. As a past advisory board member at the National Council of Telecommunications and Information Technology of Hungary, he was responsible for R&D&I related issues on a national level.
He holds an MSc in finance and accounting from the University of Pécs (Hungary), and MSc in economics from the University of Hagen (Germany), a BSc in information science from Denis Gabor College (Hungary) and was an Erasmus-scholar at the Jönköping International Business School (Sweden). He received his PhD (summa cum laude) in innovation management from Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary), with a research focus on disruptive innovation and exponential technologies. Most recently, he just finished his studies on disruptive strategy at Harvard Business School.
As a startup enthusiast and lean savvy he speaks frequently at conferences and industry events about cooperation of startups and established companies, industry4.0, and the power of exponential technologies, and is also involved into various projects in these fields.
ABOUT FRAZIR.COM & EXO WORKS
Frazir.com is a specialized boutique advisory firm focusing on the transformation of businesses by providing hands-on insights into exponential technologies and disruptive innovation. With our approach, we equip our clients with the adequate mindset required to be the winners of the fourth industrial revolution. Taking our unique and tailor-made journey, we help leverage novel business models, with the ultimate aim of shifting the ecosystem from scarcity to abundance. Bold thinking, holistic approach and business acumen are our guides when engaging with teams, creating visions and enabling them with execution and actions. Being industry professionals, our job is hallmarked with applying the latest methodologies, which we combine according to the needs.
ExO Works was founded by Salim Ismail and Francisco Palao in early 2016. We are a specialized global business advisory group working with organizations industry-wide, supporting senior leadership in understanding and responding to the emergence of the Exponential Organization (ExO); organizations that have learned to leverage new organizational structures and scale at the pace of technology. ExO Works provides corporate solutions driven by a higher purpose, designed to implement invention, innovation, and creativity within the traditional organizational structure.