Speaker bio

Richard van Hooijdonk
Guest keynote

Richard van Hooijdonk

Trend watcher and Futurist

Richard van Hooijdonk is a sought-after trendwatcher and futurist based in Europe. He has several RFID-chips in his body and a brain chip implant is scheduled for the end of 2020.

He holds inspiring keynote lectures about the ways in which technology changes major industries, how new business models emerge and how all of these developments influence our personal lives as well. His keynotes feature many predictions, as well as ethical considerations, mindset, leadership and the organisation of the future. Richard van Hooijdonk has worked for many international organisations. His keynotes are inspiring, powerful, energetic, thought-provoking, critical and positive.

With his international research team consisting of over 30 motivated people, Richard investigates various technological trends, such as artificial intelligence, sensor technology, robotics, autonomous transport systems, the Internet of Things, augmented reality, nanotechnology, neurotechnology and their impact on many industries. The team also researches ethics and the impact of changing leadership.
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Friday, 19 June, 2020 / 08:30 AM - 09:15 AM CEST
Guest Keynote: The Organisation of the Future

The world is changing rapidly. New technologies have a major impact on business models and organisations' right to exist. Industries become smarter and changes keep accelerating. How do we prepare our organisation for the world of tomorrow?
We need to experiment more and collaborate within ecosystems - create a perfect combination between ‘weirdos and randomness’. With reverse mentoring we link young talents to experienced managers, while 'servant leaders' inspire and facilitate. New skills are crucial; passion and curiosity lead to incredible ideas and major breakthroughs. To be attractive to customers and employees, you need a valuable and challenging purpose as a driver for good results that transcend profit maximisation.
Do you have the right mind-set to lead the change?
Richard’s keynote 'The Organisation of the future' will offer many ideas, case studies and examples on how your organisation can shift to the next gear.

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