Mission NXT - your subscription to the global forces that will define the future September 1, 2021

World Trends Nxt

On September 15th at 2 pm CET, nexxworks kicks off the first episode of Mission NXT (get your free 30 day trial here), a monthly series of online keynotes and conversations to help business leaders spot global trends and become more resilient in the face of the next Big Shifts in the world. The interactive series features top international speakers and business cases and will be moderated by international keynote speaker, author and nexxworks Founder Peter Hinssen and China keynote speaker and author Pascal Coppens.

What’s it all about?

In this brand-new annual membership program, Peter Hinssen, Pascal Coppens and their renowned international guests - John Hagel, Brett King, Costas Markides, Shannon Lucas and many more - will discuss a number of major business trends through a global and geopolitical lens: from the future of finance, energy and healthcare to networked organizations, the 300 billion gaming economy, the latest evolutions in China and many more exciting subjects. “More and more companies are feeling the impact of what is happening elsewhere in the world. This was obviously already the case before the corona pandemic, but that trend is only getting stronger," explains Peter. “The time to transform these disruptions into opportunities is now.”

Who’s it for?

Mission NXT is aimed at strategic thinkers in management and boards of directors who work in an international context and where geopolitics is (or should be) an important point of discussion.

Who are the speakers of the first session on the future of finance?

Mission NXT’s very first episode is an in-depth conversation about the future of finance, featuring a fantastic international line-up:

  • Futurist Brett King is an Amazon bestselling author, an award winning speaker, hosts the globally recognized radio show “Breaking Banks”, is the Founder and Executive Chairman of neo-bank Moven, and he advised the Obama administration on the Future of Banking. We will ask Brett what changed between Banking 2.0 and Banking 4.0, poll for the Top-3 trends in Financial Services today, and collect his insights from his upcoming book “The Rise of TechnoSocialism”.
  • Antony Jenkins: This former Group CEO of Barclays is the Founder and CEO of and he’s passionate about improving the banking experience by 10x. He is Group Chairman of Currencies Direct, Board member of Blockchain, Board Director for US mortgage lending giant Fannie Mae and also an external member of the Prudential Regulation Committee. He chairs the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. Antony was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for services to business in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2021. His talking points will be: The Time to Build Better Banks is Now, Blockchain, Regulatory aspects of change, and a bank is a data company.
  • Gottfried Leibbrandt: Steeped in economics, network theory and standards-speak, Gottfried has spent a lifetime in the payments industry and enjoyed every moment of it. He was a partner at McKinsey where he co-led the European payments practice. He joined Swift in 2005, where he held several functions, including head of strategy and head of standards. From 2012 to 2019 he served as CEO. He is the author of “The Payoff: how changing the way we pay changes everything” and a PhD dissertation on the topic of network effects in payment systems. He currently serves as board member of Fintech and FX settlement infrastructure CLS group. Gottfried will discuss the key takeaways of his latest book and share his hopes and fears for the financial system, including his opinion about CDBC’s (Central Bank Digital Currencies).

Interested in more? Nexxworks also launched 'Mission CX' last year, in which international keynote speakers and authors Steven van Belleghem and Rik Vera zoom in on customer relationships. On September 10, it also will kick off 'Mission OX' on organizational management, leadership and innovation, with international keynote speakers Nancy Rademaker and April Rinne as your program guides. All Mission programs are made available as subscriptions of 1,250 euros per year (or 1,750 euros for the three together). Check them here and claim your 30 day trial.