Everything is accelerating 

I believe technology has outsized effect on industry and society. Understanding the principles of technological change is rapidly becoming a fundamental management (and life) skill. I enjoy thinking and talking about these issues and have presented my thoughts in corporate and public environments.

These engagements help people think more clearly about the future.

Talks cover the nature of technology, principles of accelerating change, future-shocking thoughts and plausible scenarios for what's next.



The session explores causes (and consequences) of accelerating change. 


  • Welcome & Introductions
  • What is technology?
    • How to think about it
    • What to expect of it
  • Technology Principles
    • Exponential Change
    • Combinatorial Evolution
    • Unintended Consequences
  • Technology Examples
    • Showcase noteworthy technological examples
    • Explain context and consequences
  • Industry Insights
    • Future expectations and extrapolations
    • Apply learnings within organization


  • Digital trends and driving forces
  • Unintended consequences
  • Technological disruption
  • Creative applications
  • Innovative thinking


Corporate speaking

  • πŸ‡³πŸ‡± ABN AMRO (Amsterdam, 2017)
  • πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Royal HaskoningDHV (Amersfoort)
  • πŸ‡³πŸ‡± KPN Digital (Amsterdam)
  • πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Naspers (Amsterdam, 2016)
  • πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Janssen (Amsterdam)
  • πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ Scandic Hotels (Stockholm)
  • πŸ‡§πŸ‡· Google (SΓ£o Paulo, 2015)
  • πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Caterpillar (Malaga)
  • πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Kempinski Hotels (Munich)
  • πŸ‡°πŸ‡· Chungdahm Learning (Seoul)
  • πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Vision Monday Global Summit (NYC, 2014)
  • πŸ‡³πŸ‡± iAmsterdam CEO Summit (2013) 
  • πŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄ Schneider-Electric (BogotΓ‘)
  • πŸ‡©πŸ‡° LEGO Education (Billund, 2012)
  • πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Swift (La Hulpe)
  • πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Jaguar Land Rover (Gaydon)
  • πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬ Naspers (Singapore)


Visiting Lecturer

  • πŸ‡³πŸ‡± THNK Amsterdam (2013 – 2017)
  • πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή THNK Lisbon (2017)
  • πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ THNK Vancouver (2015 – 2016)
  • πŸ‡§πŸ‡· Graded School SΓ£o Paulo (2013 – 2016)

Public speaking

  • πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή Lisbon Oceanarium (Lisbon 2017)
  • πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Trendwatching Live (London, 2016)
  • πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Trendwatching Live (Amsterdam) 
  • πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Armasuisse S+T (Thun)
  • πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Sibos (Geneva)
  • πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Trendwatching Live (NYC, 2015)
  • πŸ‡§πŸ‡· Business Transformation Summit (SP)
  • πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Amsterdam Economic Board (Amsterdam)
  • πŸ‡§πŸ‡· Afferolab Future Technologies (SP) 
  • πŸ‡­πŸ‡° 21st Century Learning (Hong Kong, 2013)
  • πŸ‡§πŸ‡· World Trade Center (SP)
  • πŸ‡§πŸ‡· Fundação GetΓΊlio Vargas (SP)
  • πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Sibos (Osaka, 2012)
  • πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Picnic (Amsterdam)
  • πŸ‡³πŸ‡± The Next Web (Amsterdam)
  • πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Campus Party (Berlin)
  • πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ London Futurists (London)
  • πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Global Futures Forum (Washington, DC.)
  • πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ World Technology Network (NYC)



I frequently facilitate workshops in which participants practice principles of technology thinking.



  • πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ G2 Ocean (Zurich, 2017)
  • πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺ Dubai Future Academy (Dubai)
  • πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Global Humanitarian Lab (CERN)
  • πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ή Swarovski Professional (Wattens)
  • πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή THNK (Lisbon)
  • πŸ‡§πŸ‡· Amani Institute (SΓ£o Paulo, 2016)
  • πŸ‡§πŸ‡· EspaΓ§o Aberto (SΓ£o Paulo)
  • πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦ Saudi Creative Initiative (Jeddah, Riyadh)
  • πŸ‡³πŸ‡± NN-Group (Amsterdam)
  • πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ Scandic Hotels (Stockholm)
  • πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Armasuisse S+T (Thun, 2015)
  • πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ THNK (Vancouver)
  • πŸ‡§πŸ‡· Amani Institute (SΓ£o Paulo)
  • πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Hamilton County School Board (Cincinnati)
  • πŸ‡§πŸ‡· TV Globo (SΓ£o Paulo, Rio de Janeiro)
  • πŸ‡§πŸ‡· Editora Abril (SΓ£o Paulo)
  • πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Coca-Cola (Atlanta, 2014)
  • πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Amsterdam Mayor's Office (Amsterdam)
  • πŸ‡§πŸ‡· PerestrΓ³ika (Porto Alegre)
  • πŸ‡©πŸ‡° LEGO Education (Billund)
  • πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Royal Netherlands Air Force (Breda)
  • πŸ‡³πŸ‡± THNK (Amsterdam)

Sample Deck





Sibos 2016 (90 min)