Trendwatcher, futurist and international keynote speaker Richard van Hooijdonk takes you to an inspiring future that will dramatically change the way we live, work and do business. Richard investigates, with his international research team trends like robotics, drone technology, autonomous ...
Trendwatcher, futurist and international keynote speaker Richard van Hooijdonk takes you to an inspiring future that will dramatically change the way we live, work and do business. Richard investigates, with his international research team trends like robotics, drone technology, autonomous transport systems, Internet of Things, virtual reality, biotech, nanotech, neurotech, blockchain, 3D and 4D printing and of course augmented and virtual reality and their impact on various industries. Findings are published weekly in the form of compelling articles, e-books and white papers.
Richard Hooijdonk is living the future. He has an RFID chip in his hand that opens the door to his house and starts his car. The technology is not quite there yet, but in half a year, he will also have a chip to pay with. As a futurist, he is following developments closely, and he prefers entering the future before everyone else. He calls on companies to change and to prepare for the future, but how to do that?
Richard van Hooijdonk started his career as marketing director at banks, publishing companies and technology companies where he held strategic advisory positions, was part of management teams and sat on various boards of directors. Since 2007, he has been an inspirational speaker on various topics for companies and organizations such as NATO, European Commission, Sony, PWC, Oracle, ING, Rabobank and Google.
Last year, Richard van Hooijdonk was voted most sought-after keynote speaker in the Netherlands. His inspiration sessions have been attended by over 420,000 people. Last year he was able to inspire people around the world especially in the UK, India, Germany, Hungary, France, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Austria, Spain and Belgium.
This is currently the most popular lecture. Trend watcher, futurist and international keynote speaker Richard van Hooijdonk takes you to an inspiring future where living, working and doing business will change dramatically. New technology will have an impact on everything we do. We also need to adapt our organisations and prepare people for these rapid developments.
A keynote lecture that shows you, in an inspiring way, how managers and directors can prepare their organisations for an exponential future. Which skills do you need? What does inspirational leadership look like? How can you use the new world to lead your organisation to the next phase? How do you build the organisation of the future?
How do we build the ‘workforce’ of the future? As we gather knowledge and specialists from everywhere, a steady job will soon be a thing of the past. Our 21st century skills take us all around the world. Robots and machines will take over the work that is now carried out by people. Would a Basic income be the solution for 40% of the workforce? How do we build the workforce of the future? How do we trust and give employees freedom?
The future under fire, our safety at risk. Technology offers our society new opportunities but also leads to extreme danger. Groups with the wrong intentions can wreak havoc by attacking critical infrastructure. Our health is at risk. Pacemakers and hospital equipment are being hacked and 4D and bioprinters can become our biggest nightmares. It is almost impossible to keep up with the development of digital terrorism. But we might, if we take the right measures.
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Are you ready for tomorrow’s world? How do you stay successful in challenging times?
1. From hero to zero
The transition from success to uncertainty
2. The magic of a crisis or recession
What have we learned from the crash in 1987, the dot-com crisis, 9-11, and the financial meltdown in 2008?
3. What did the corona crisis bring us?
How are organisations, schools, and healthcare transforming as a result of corona? Several exciting examples: Amex, Zoom and schools.
4. The future after COVID
Industries will change forever. We’re full speed ahead on our way to tomorrow’s world. From airlines to virtual reality, from retail to platform retail, the end of transport and logistics, and several other examples (hotels & restaurants).
5. Uncertainty as a foundation for innovation and disruption
Successful startups and innovations that have emerged during a crisis. What were the success factors, and how can we learn from them? Our mindset during a recession. How to look behind the events in times of crisis or recession?
6. The acceleration of acceleration
A tremendous, fast-pace of tremendous change is coming. What are the ten most exciting trends leading up to 2030, and what is their impact? 5G, satellites, self-driving cars, drones, IoT, AI, and quantum computing – what are their effects on prosperity and happiness? Inspiring examples from different sectors.
7. The organization of the future
An organisation that can quickly adapt to the world of tomorrow, what does that look like? The hyperconnected, experimental organisation is all about: 21st-century skills, inspiring ecosystems, virtual organisations, special forces, and managing uncertainty.
8. Digital business models
Faster, easier, cheaper and more profitable. How can new business models help you be successful in difficult times? What are the advantages of hybrid, platform and digital business models? Which inspiring examples will keep you going?
9. The future of leadership
Leaders lead organisations to where rapid change is needed. What skills do tomorrow’s leaders need? Let’s take a peek into the leadership kitchens of startups, technology companies and shifting organisations.
10. Future you!
What can you do to adapt your organisation to the rapid changes that are about to happen? How do you get new ideas, how do you inspire others? How can you develop a mindset that is ready for the world of tomorrow? We’ll share some examples from different sectors.