Eddie Kaul | NEXT Growth & Strategic Initiatives

Striving for a better world through innovation

Posted on Oct 09, 2020

The Active Innovator

 

Eddie has had a lifelong commitment to the pursuit of innovation and is constantly on the lookout for opportunities to apply technology in novel ways. Walking allows him to clear his mind to think how these opportunities could be exploited, and he walks over 20km every day as he thinks through the many new ideas he comes across. His ability to imagine is what drives him as he takes on the role of Head of NEXT Growth and Strategic Initiatives at NCS.

His love of nature, thirst for challenge and craving for adventure takes him hiking in some of the most astonishingly majestic places on the planet such as Patagonia, Machu Pichu, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the base camps of Mount Everest. These challenging multi-day hikes have taught him that even obstacles that seem insurmountable can be overcome if one just has the strength to put one foot after the next. By rising above these physical challenges, he energises himself to face the everyday challenges back in daily life and at work.

The adventure and measured risk-taking reflect Eddie’s ever positive and resilient spirit. At work, he is always up for the intellectual challenge of solving problems – and in the process of solving problems, coming up with ways to make a bigger difference to the world around him by using innovation.

At the Forefront of Change and Transformation

Being at the forefront of disruptive innovation and transformational change, Eddie has co-founded 2 start-ups, advised over 30 others on growth, architected and led large-scale transformations and consulted to many companies on their digital journeys.

In his current role, Eddie oversees the growth of NCS NEXT services across existing as well as emerging customers, in the public and private sectors in Singapore, Australia, and China. He is also responsible for building a thriving, innovation ecosystem with partners and fellow innovators across our growing geographical footprint. He brings with him over 25 years of experience and a track record of success in leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams to implement targeted as well as large-scale change and digital transformation initiatives across various roles.

Living Life to the Fullest

“Every day brings new chances to learn, to grow, to feel and to connect, and it is up to each of us to make the most out of everything life throws our way. Carpe diem!”

Eddie sees life as an adventure, but one for which he has influence over the script. He relishes working with people who can teach him, has a nose for good technology and hungers for challenge. He finds the opportunity to combine these three traits to grow and evolve the NCS business both exciting and energising!

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