Manuel P. Nappo – The “5 Premium Speakers Questions”

03. April 2023 – Mandy Weinand

Manuel P. Nappo is one of the leading digital experts in Switzerland. His main topics as a keynote speaker include digital leadership with a focus on boards and executives as well as digital business and transformation, the war for digital talent and digital culture.

He founded and leads the Institute of Digital Business, as well as the Master of Advanced Studies in Digital Business and the Executive EMBA in Digital Leadership at the HWZ Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich.

In 2013, he was named “Digital Pioneer of the Year” by the IAB for his contributions to digital education, and in 2015 he was voted “Thought Leader of the Year” by the readers of Marketing & Kommunikation magazine.

Manuel P. Nappo in an interview

1. What are the core subjects of your keynote speeches?

Manuel P. Nappo:

In my presentations, I focus on several core topics in which I have extensive experience and in-depth knowledge. I cover topics such as Digital Leadership, Digital Board of Directors, the Competition for Digital Talent, Digital Culture, drawing from my own experience as founder of the Institute for Digital Business and from my many years of lecturing experience.

These topics are of great importance in the fast-paced digital landscape and I am passionate about helping board directors, executives and organizations meet the challenges of the digital age.

My goal is to provide practical and actionable recommendations that will make organizations successful in the digital age.

2. Which audiance or which branch do you reach with your speech?

Manuel P. Nappo:

As a keynote speaker, I appeal to a wide range of audiences and industries because my topics cross industries and are critical to all. Although my topics are of interest to many, my typical audience is made up of executives and board members who are eager to stay ahead of the curve in the digital age.

3. Are you a PREMIUM SPEAKER? Where do you get your insights from?

Manuel P. Nappo:

As a Premium Speaker, I value the quality of events and clients that I have the opportunity to speak at. I appreciate the professionalism of the agency and the quality of their service, which ensures that every speaking engagement is well-organized and smoothly run. These elements are important to me, as they help me to deliver the best possible experience for both my audience and myself.

In addition to my work at the Institute for Digital Business and my teaching role, I also have a vast and fertile network of professionals in the field of digital transformation. I am in constant exchange with experts and faculties, discussing the latest developments and trends, and sharing ideas and insights. This continuous exchange of knowledge and expertise allows me to stay ahead of the curve and bring the latest and most relevant information to my keynote speeches to provide a comprehensive and insightful perspective on the world of digital transformation.

4. What will be in the future? Does «time» play an important role in your work?

Manuel P. Nappo:

I believe, the future will be positive. “Time” plays an essential role in my work as a keynote speaker and expert in the field of digital transformation. Being it the present, the future or the past. We are in the midst of creating our future, and it is critical to be aware of how we are shaping the world around us. In addition, it is important to understand the impact of what we do on the different generations in our society, and to bridge the gap between them in order to create a sustainable future. All this is not possible without a dep knowledge of what got us here in the first place.

In my work, I strive to bring a sense of urgency to the important issues we face, while also providing a perspective on the long-term impact of our decisions. By considering time in this way, I aim to inspire and empower my audience to take action and shape the future in positive ways.

5. Tell us your life motto? What do you want to give your listeners to take with them?

Manuel P. Nappo:

It’s a quote from polar explorer Ernest Shackleton:

“The quality I look for most is optimism: especially optimism in the face of reverses and apparent defeat. Optimism is true moral courage.”

Manuel P. Nappo

Leading Expert for Topics such as Digital Leadership with focus on the Board of Directors, War for Digital Talent, and Digital Culture. Founder of Institute for Digital Business.