Patrick van der Pijl is CEO of Business Models Inc., keynote speaker, business model strategist and author. Patrick founded Business Models Inc (BMI), a global design agency on strategy and innovation in 2009 with offices in US, Europe, Australia and Taiwan. He has a passion for strategic visioning, graphic facilitation and storytelling. BMI was awarded with the Pioneer Design Award for democratization of the innovation and strategy tools. His company is also the proud winner of the Australian Good Design Pioneer Award and the American Design Management Institute Award.

Patrick is producer of bestseller book Business Model Generation which sold over a million copies in 37 languages. USA Today named Business Model Generation among the 12 best business books of all time, and the German edition was named Management Book of the Year. Patrick co-authored the book Design a Better Business, new tools, skills and mindset for strategy and innovation. The book ranked #1 on Amazon new releases in Strategy books and is translated in 15 languages.

Patricks’ is currently researching over a 100 global business models for his new book called “Business Model Shift” 6 shifts in business modeling from pipeline to platform, analog to digital, shareholder to stakeholder, singular to circular, products to services and linear to exponential.

Patrick has been doing over 500 keynotes in more than 30 countries.