Neal Cross is a globally recognized corporate, social and start-up entrepreneur with a long track record across bluechip technology, finance and data companies. Most recently Cross was the Chief Innovation Officer at DBS Bank, where in his tenure he drove the their transformation into a global innovation powerhouse culminating in achieving the worlds best Digital Bank 2016 and 2018 from Euromoney. He has personally been awarded the worlds most disruptive CIO/CTO globally from judges Sir Richard Branson and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and is a regular winner of best innovation lab and innovation leader awards.In his spare time he has built social enterprises to help save the endangered orangutans and coral reefs in Sumatra. Cross is passionate about solving problems in an elegant manner and deploys world class programs to engage the entire work force in the business of innovation. Cross has advised hundreds of the major brands in Asia and is a trusted adviser to several leading CEO’s, government agencies and startups.
Founder, Hotel Orangutan