Dan Toma – co-founder at the concultancy company Outcome


Dan is an innovation thought leader and the author Innovation Accounting (BIS, 2021) and The Corporate Startup (Vakmedien, 2017).
A big advocate of the ecosystem approach to innovation, Dan has worked with various government bodies, in Asia and Europe, helping developing national innovation ecosystems and implement national innovation strategies.
Dan was also featured on the Thinkers50 2020 Radar list of management thinkers to watch while also being a member of the World Economic Forum’s working group on accelerating digital transformation.

Dan in his own words:

“Puzzled by the questions ‘why are innovative products mainly launched by startups?’, I focus on enterprise innovation-lead transformation – specifically on the changes blue-chip organizations need to make to allow for new ventures to be built in a corporate setting. In this capacity I had the pleasure of working with companies like Deutsche Telekom, Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover, Bayer, John Deere or Allianz.”
Currently, together with his team at The Outcome, Dan is responsible for the auditing of the Ecosystem Innovation at ING Group worldwide.

The work experience gathered from the public and private sector has been translated into various experiential courses that Dan had delivered for universities such as Royal Academy of Engineering or the University of Applied Science Rhein-Main.”

Dan holds a dual degree MBA from Bradford University and TiasNimbas Business School while being certified lean startup acceleration specialist by Columbia University through the Lean Launchpad program.

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