Paul Bessems helps market leaders to navigate real Digital Transformation, organize their data and apply blockchain to reduce friction costs. He brings Distributed Ledger Technology and organizational science together. He developed new concepts such as the Digital Assembly Line and Blockchain Organizing to organize supply and demand of data in a more decentralized and democratic platform economy. He moves between science and practice, is an entrepreneur, international speaker, strategic consultant and (co) author of more than ten management books. He has more than 25 years experience in designing and developing new organizations that solve real society problems, align better with our new context (data economy) and new organization technologies such as blockchain. He is an expert in the field of Blockchain Organizing, advises on strategic level and works industry agnostic.
Besides his work as a consultant, he is also founder, chairman and fellow of the Weconomics Foundation. Weconomics facilitates the transition to a more sustainable prosperity. It is a network that contributes to the organization of a more sustainability prosperity. The core in this development is the deployment of organization technology such as Distributed Ledger Technology. Paul is founder and fellow of The Institute for New Organizational Thinking, one of the Weconomics spin-offs.
Paul is also founder and CEO of Weconet Technologies, located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, one of the smartest regions in the world. Weconet helps organization to use new technologies such as Distributed Ledger Technology and blockchain and align these new technologies in new organization models such as shared transaction networks.
Paul studied industrial engineering and management science at the Technical University in Eindhoven. In 1992 he introduced the Harvard Case Method in the Netherlands, developed several master programs for universities and developed two PHD’s research proposals. In 1992 he started Buro Staff Support, his first professional community. Since then he helped dozens of professional communities. In recent years, these communities more and more work with the concept of Blockchain Organizing.