Saskia Nijs is author, columnist, board member and advisor. She has experience and knowledge in the field of changing behavior in relation to innovation and technology in the workplace.
Saskia Nijs is founder of Studio 21st, PhD researcher at the VU in Amsterdam, author, columnist, board member and advisor. With her extensive experience in practice, her studio and her scientific knowledge, she focuses on the future of work and digital transformation, especially in the field of social developments of working and learning and realizing change in organizations through employee engagement.
Saskia Nijs has experience and knowledge in the field of changing behavior in relation to innovation and technology in the workplace. She has been active on this cutting edge for over 20 years at various high-profile organizations such as Microsoft, Philips, Layar, KLM, and she also does a lot of studies and research. In doing so, she realizes agile organizations and engaged employees. Her PhD at the VU in Amsterdam focuses on the future of work in the digital world. Saskia operates at all levels in organizations to implement innovative technologies, such as AI and robots, to better utilize human potential and improve customer experience. She is also involved in education, focusing on the realization of 21st century skills.
Saskia Nijs is an inspiring speaker who makes people look, think and act differently. According to her, the future of work is not about work and we can have robots working and people living. She also ensures that the listener immediately gets some real tools with which he or she can execute change straight away. Through her own work experience and her scientific insights from research, she also makes her topics understandable in a practical way. She has a positive and energetic way of presenting and creates connection and involvement with her audience.
If you are looking for a speaker who can use her experience and insights to motivate the audience to change their work and/or their learning on the cutting edge of digital transformation, and if you are looking for someone who inspires her audience in a positive way and is different from the rest, then you are looking for her.
Saskia Nijs is one of the top 50 InspiringFifty Women in the Netherlands and has been a columnist for the FD for many years. She is also the author of the book De toekomst van werk gaat niet over werk (The Future of Work is Not about Work), which will be published at the end of 2021.
Expect to get something special when inviting Gerry! She knows how to stir things up, inviting people to come out of their comfort zone and step into a world of “serious fun”. During processes of organizational and personal change this can be a great support. What I appreciate very much about Gerry is that she has a keen understanding of how organizations work and what makes the people within them tick. She is able to combine this knowledge with a creative, artistic and humoristic approach that is very unique.
Global Program Manager and Chief of Staff Corporate Communications, Royal Philips Electronics
“Saskia zet op intelligente wijze uiteen wat de uitdaging is rondom het toekomstig werken op het snijvlak van mensen en technologie. Vanuit een nieuw perspectief opent zij deuren die discussies...
"Tijdens ons Digital Workplace Event hebben we Saskia Nijs ervaren als een inspirerende keynote speaker, die zowel vanuit de theorie als praktijk innovatieve inzichten kan geven over de toekomst van...
“Saskia zet op intelligente wijze uiteen wat de uitdaging is rondom het toekomstig werken op het snijvlak van mensen en technologie. Vanuit een nieuw perspectief opent zij deuren die discussies rondom de toekomst van werken én van technologie veranderen. Een krachtig spreker met een duidelijke boodschap”
"Tijdens ons Digital Workplace Event hebben we Saskia Nijs ervaren als een inspirerende keynote speaker, die zowel vanuit de theorie als praktijk innovatieve inzichten kan geven over de toekomst van werk. Saskia was daarnaast zeer betrokken bij de voorbereiding: haar presentatie was daardoor inhoudelijk relevant en onderscheidend ten opzichte van de overige keynotes. Een fijne samenwerking!"