Katz Kiely, Founder OF BEEP - Empowerment Tools For Transformational Change

Mar 19, 2019, 04:00 PM

Katz is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and pioneer. She built the first open innovation platform for HP, re-architected the way a UN agency does business and designed a behaviour change platform with Intel that connected mobiles, big screens and data. 

She now heads up beep: the Behavioural Empowerment Enterprise Platform. By 2028, beep will improve the life of 500 million employees, add $1 trillion to the global economy and support 20% of positive impact towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. beep is in raising a seed round now and is EIS pre-approved. 

A visible voice in the digital transformation, innovation and behaviour change arena, she keynotes at global conferences including TED, SXSW and the Chief Strategy Officer Summit. 

She believes doing good is good business and is a proud ambassador for the Burning Man Foundation. 

Highlights of this episode include:

  • How to get large companies to be less rubbish at innovation
  • What does it mean to do digital transformation?
  • How to create transformational change in large organisations?
  • Key takeaways from working with the UN and connecting 6.5k leaders to 10k students
  • Alex 'Sandy' Pentland on social physics
  • Dan Ariely and behaviour change
  • What is The Burning Man?
  • How to implement large scale change toward SDGs
  • Global Sustainability Network tackling modern slavery
  • How BEEP works

Useful Links:

We Are Beep - https://wearebeep.com/

Dan Ariely - http://danariely.com/

Alex 'Sandy' Pentland - https://www.media.mit.edu/people/sandy/overview/

Burning Man - https://burningman.org/

Global Sustainability Network - http://gsngoal8.com/


[01:00] What is Katz background?

[01:45] Creating the first open innovation competition for HP in 2003

[05:00] Working with the UN

[04:00] Intrapreneur change agents 

[06:30] Lessons from changing the UN

[10:22] How to create change in large organisations

[13:00] Importance of ownership and making people care

[13:00] Sandy Pentland and social physics experiments 300x altruism

[14:50] Dan Ariely’s predictably irrational 

[15:40] 80% Failed transformation projects costing us $11Trillion every year

[18:18] What is Burning Man

[21:42] How to help large organisation

[26:21] Tools for organisations to be empowered

[30:53] Global Sustainability Network solving SDG 8.7 to end modern slavery

[33:32] Reaching out to enlightened CEOs

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