Markos Aristides Kern – the “5-Premium Speakers Questions”

12. February 2019 – Melanie Hübner

For almost two decades, former Visual Drugstore Founder and Creative Director Markos Aristides Kern has been in the creative field, using a holistic approach and deep expertise to realise extraordinary ideas and unique solutions. This is what makes him one of the best experts for innovation and creativity, and these skills mixed with technology let him to start Fun With Balls, his new adventure that is shaping the future of Sports and will contribute to provide a solution to the problems of our Society living the digital era, in particular for the younger generation. Markos, a passionate thought leader and lateral thinker, is the founder of several startups and his vision is filled with inspiration, foresight and imagination. Always looking for the Wow effect, his creativity mixed with his Business knowledge due to wealth of experience, are creating a great combination for unquestioned success.

What are the core subjects of your keynote speeches?

Markos Aristides Kern:

With the digital-savvy generation arising, it became absolutely essential to talk about the key topics of our times, to inspire the younger audiences with the state-of-the-art technologies and innovation. The core subjects of my keynote speeches therefore are Tech and Innovation, Digital Transformation/Disruption and Technology. I also share my experience and vision as a serial entrepreneur talking about the Startups world.

Which audience or which branch do you reach with your speech?

Markos Aristides Kern:

My main audience consists of decision makers in various sectors such as Sports
Business, Physical education and Government, but also Federations, Associations and Team sports managers as well as other Startups founders from all around the world. They are eager to hear about the newest solutions in the SportsTech world and to understand how their business models could take advantage by upgrading their existing facilities with our products that are mixing Sports with Tech and Gamification.

Why are you a Premium Speaker? Where do you get your insights from?

Markos Aristides Kern:

The reason why I’m a premium speaker is my capacity to engage others with my
communication and to empathise as my principal tool to share my vision. By caring about the problems of our society and by understanding the needs of our target
audience, I’m able to find inspiration and also to inspire others toward a completely
different future. The sources of my insights come from my deep understanding of the core competencies of our Business, and one of my main goals is to be able to present them in a way that people could really understand while enjoy this new understanding at the same time.

What will be in the future? Does 'time' play an important role in your work?

Markos Aristides Kern:

By traveling all around the world and by being responsible in any single step of my
projects, I have found out that time plays a immensely necessary role in my work. Time is a relative concept, and it also fundamental to understand the different time-to-market while introducing innovations: some parts of the world are quick to adapt themselves while others are relatively slow to get familiar with new technologies, depending on cultural, administrative reasons or even social consensus. It is our responsibility to
understand and pace up with this “time” of the different markets we want to enter in.

What is your life motto? What would you like to give your listeners on the way?

Markos Aristides Kern:

If you stagnate at the point you are satisfied with the Status Quo, you would easily fall behind in a blink in this market environment. For those who want to start now: you should always keep in mind that you need to keep moving.

"Keep being hungry to be better than great! "

Markos Aristides Kern

Entrepreneur, Sports Tech Innovator, Keynote Speaker