ONLINE, 7th September, 2023

Partner Success Summit

Welcome to the 2023 Partner Success Summit.


In just one impactful afternoon, connect and learn with global strategists, uncover our partners’ client success strategies.

Partner Success Summit
2023 Program

7th September, 14:00 – 19:30 CEST

Digital doors open at 13:30. Join early for the networking and community.

PART I | 13:30 – 16:00 CEST


Digital doors open

Networking and community



Enrico Maset


Visual Thinking with Holger Nils Pohl

Holger Nils Pohl is a recognized author, speaker, and visual strategist best known for his book “Creating Clarity.” This book has become a vital resource for professionals seeking to leverage visual thinking and strategy to bring clarity to business and organizational contexts.

Pohl’s expertise in visual thinking and strategy stems from his strong belief in the transformative power of visualization for idea generation, problem-solving, and strategic planning. Expect an interactive session on how he combines design thinking and strategic visualization to help individuals and organizations simplify complex scenarios and create a clear, actionable path forward.


From Consulting to VC – My Journey with Secha Capital

Brendan Mullen, the co-founder and managing director of Secha Capital, takes us through his remarkable transition from the realm of consulting to the dynamic arena of Private Equity in South Africa. Delve into his inspiring journey, gain insights into his transformative career pivot, and discover the invaluable lessons he’s learned along the way.


Artificial Intelligence – A Toolbox, Not a Strategy

Elin Hauge has built bridges between business and data-driven technologies for over 20 years, with AI as the main area of focus since 2016. Through her work with business leaders and tech entrepreneurs, she has developed a strong ability to connect the dots between business strategy and the application of AI.

Artificial intelligence is probably the most disruptive technological development in human history. With Chat-GPT, the powers of AI came even closer to our everyday lives and jobs. Leaders and decision-makers across the globe are currently struggling to see through the fog of hype and hysteria.

In this talk, Elin Hauge will remove this fog, reduce the perceived complexity, and give her perspectives on how to embrace AI in a strategic, pragmatic, and responsible way.



Part II – Client Work around the World | 16:00-17:00 CEST


Amplifying Startups’ Readiness: Insights from a Masterclass in Hanoi

Nir Melamud has been working with some of the most disruptive B2B & B2C Israeli ventures for over a decade. His background in Marketing & GTM strategies and mastering the fundraising process create unique valuable expertise for early-stage companies.

In his work with accelerators, incubators, and innovation hubs, Nir provides ‘Investor Readiness’ solutions & services, workshops & simulations facilitation, side-by-side with strategic advisory.

In this keynote, Nir Melamud takes us behind the scenes on how he uses Strategy Tools to open new doors with clients in Vietnam.


Leveraging Simulations to Build Better Client Outcomes

Scott Newton works primarily with boards, CEOs, private equity, and senior leaders and a particular emphasis on industrial companies/business units with annual sales of $150 million to $2 billion USD to impact sustainable growth and profitability opportunities.

In this keynote, Scott B. Newton dives into his work in Dubai and shares some trade secrets on client success.


Colombia: Tropical, Fertile Soil for Strategy Seeds

Explore the inner workings of Pex Parra’s strategic approach as he leverages Strategy Tools to create success with clients in Colombia.



Part III – Building an Innovation Ecosystem | 17:10 – 18:10 CEST


Building an Innovation Engine with Chris Heemskerk

Drawing from over a decade of experience at leading technology firms, including Google and Apple, Chris Heemskerk showcases his vision on corporate innovation by heading The Innovation Alliance, a global network of tech executives and innovation leaders.

In pursuit of providing organizations the necessary resources to innovate consistently, he authored The Innovation Scorecard™, a comprehensive framework that enables firms to maximize their innovation capabilities and discover new growth opportunities.

He has been a sought-after innovation speaker and workshop facilitator both internally at Google and externally, including features at The United Nations in Rome and the Arizona Technology Council’s CEO Summit of 2023.

Join us for an illuminating talk on how to build an innovation engine with Chris Heemskerk.


The Latest from the ST Universe

Christian Rangen shares news and exciting developments from Strategy Tools.



Part IV: Scale Up! Advanced Version | 18:10 – 19:30 CEST


Scale Up! Advanced Version

Join us for a brief and engaging session where we’ll unveil the newest content for the Scale Up! strategy simulation. Experience firsthand how we continuously enhance and adapt our simulations to reflect the ever-evolving startup landscape.


Closing & Networking

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