Bastiaan Walenkamp is responsible for accelerating innovation as head of a (strategic) Innovation team of SNS retail Bank since 2014. The fourth bank of the Netherlands. He has a track-record in innovation, venturing, (new) business development and (digital) transformation mostly within financial industries. He created and managed different innovation teams in different (corporate) settings. The results have in common that they are all focused on innovating and transforming (digital) business. He started his career in a corporate venturing department of ABN AMRO bank. In 2012 he did a management buy-out of one of the start-ups of this department. He successfully transformed this start-up into a profitable group of companies named XL family: these companies concentrates on developing ventures (XL venture) and accelerating innovation for corporates (XL innovation, XL Go).