Joeri van den Steenhoven was VP of systems innovation and the director of the MaRS Solutions Lab. He is a longtime social innovator fascinated by our society’s transition towards the knowledge society. Being a systems thinker, he likes to work on wicked problems and find innovative solutions with others. Joeri co-founded Kennisland, one of the leading change labs in the Netherlands and Europe. He also co-founded the KafkaBrigade, a research team that helps governments find and tackle red tape. He regularly advises, speaks and teaches on how to create system change. Joeri has worked with organizations like the Young Foundation (UK) and serves on the board of the Lisbon Council, the leading European thinktank on innovation and growth.