Jolanda ter Maten is an international trainer, advisor, author and speaker. In addition, she is regularly hired as an expert at the European Commission for "Blockchain Observatory & Forum".
Technological terms are often complex, and with the emergence of new technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and other innovations, it is often difficult to understand what these new realities are about.
Jolanda knows better than anyone how to present the complex matter of new technologies in understandable and easily digestible chunks. She explains new technologies and answers pressing questions that arise, such as:
It’s an accessible story for someone who doesn’t need to hear technological jargon and the same meaningless buzz words over and over again. Prepare to discover what technology can do for you and how it can make you more productive and sustainable in your organization and in society.
Jolanda ter Maten is an international trainer, advisor, author and speaker. In addition, she is regularly hired as an expert at the European Commission for “Blockchain Observatory & Forum” and “Horizon2020”.
Her drive is to help business leaders worldwide in the transition to a new digital society and has more than 30 years of experience in making understandable and insightful the opportunities and possibilities that new technology offers.
Jolanda has worked for companies and government, advising on innovation, change management and technical and management development programs; with expertise in a broad field of ICT, HR and Management. She clearly understands the needs of business leaders and other professionals of different levels and fields.
Jolanda has a Master of Science Degree from the Technical University of Twente in the field of Human Resource Development and a postgraduate course in Strategic HR-Business Management at the University of Groningen.
She has a clear vision on innovation, change management processes and the ‘human’ factor within organizations. She is an enthusiastic and versatile professional with a strong strategic vision. As a fast and analytical thinker, she connects (technological) innovations with contemporary and practical use of tomorrow. Like no other she is able to translate complex information into understandable material and help Business Leaders and other professionals to map this in their own situation.
Current business models are disrupted by the rapid development of new technology. Companies adjust their strategy accordingly and as a result will do business differently and make different demands on their suppliers. Also in order to be able to continue to meet customer wishes, which are also subject to change due to the arrival of new technology.
As a business professional it is important to be aware of these technological developments, how they affect the business (and your customers too!), and what this means for the demand from the new business models to the market and their suppliers.
During an interactive inspiring session I will take you into the world of Blockchain. Blockchain technology is changing the way we transact, collaborate and trust each other. You will learn to understand what it is and how you can get a grip on how Blockchain affects your organization and sector. By understanding what ‘transactions’ are in the broad sense of the word and how they got started, you can get a clear picture of how these processes have been regulated over time to how we know them today. The frictions, costs and inefficiencies that this has entailed in our current system are mapped out. From this position we will explore the role of intermediaries, and how Blockchain can help to provide more transparency and more accurate information cost- and time-efficiently.
By the end of this session, you will understand how Blockchain works, including: cryptography, mining, consensus, smart contracts and what type of Blockchains are suitable for Business.
Introduction and History
The Basics of Blockchain
Different Types of Blockchains and Consensus
Smart Contracts and the Impact of Blockchain
During an interactive inspiring session I will take you into the world of Artificial Intelligence, you will learn how AI has developed over the past decades and what enormous impact this has on companies and society. AI systems can work through large amounts of data at great speed, devise scenarios and make predictions based on this data. Ingredients that give companies that handle their data smartly, and therefore have relevant data and insights available thanks to AI, a major advantage over their competitors.
Human & Artificial Intelligence: Introduction and History
An Introduction to Machine Learning
Ethics and Sustainability
The Future of AI: Human Plus Machine