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 Transformation
  • Technology and Humanity
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Technological Disintermediation


Corporate speaking

  • ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Havas (Chicago, 2017)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ABN AMRO (Amsterdam)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Royal HaskoningDHV (Amersfoort, Delft)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ KPN Digital (Amsterdam)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Naspers (Amsterdam, 2016)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Janssen (Amsterdam)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Scandic Hotels (Stockholm)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Google (Sรฃo Paulo, 2015)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Caterpillar (Malaga)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Kempinski Hotels (Munich)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Chungdahm Learning (Seoul)
  • ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Vision Monday Global Summit (NYC, 2014)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ iAmsterdam CEO Summit (2013) 
  • ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด Schneider-Electric (Bogotรก)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ LEGO Education (Billund, 2012)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Swift (La Hulpe)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Jaguar Land Rover (Gaydon)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Naspers (Singapore)

Visiting Lecturer

  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ THNK Amsterdam (2013 โ€“ 2018)

Public speaking

  • ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Lisbon Oceanarium (Lisbon, 2017)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trendwatching Live (London, 2016)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Trendwatching Live (Amsterdam) 
  • ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Armasuisse S+T (Thun)
  • ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Sibos (Geneva)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Graded School (Sรฃo Paulo)
  • ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Trendwatching Live (NYC, 2015)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Business Transformation Summit (SP)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Amsterdam Economic Board (Amsterdam)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Afferolab Future Technologies (SP) 
  • ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ 21st Century Learning (Hong Kong, 2013)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท World Trade Center (SP)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Fundaรงรฃo Getรบlio Vargas (SP)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Sibos (Osaka, 2012)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Picnic (Amsterdam)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ The Next Web (Amsterdam)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Campus Party (Berlin)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง London Futurists (London)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Global Futures Forum (Rome)
  • ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Global Futures Forum (Washington, DC.)
  • ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ World Technology Network (NYC)



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



  • ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช World Government Summit (Dubai, 2018)
  • ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ G2 Ocean (Zurich, 2017)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช Dubai Future Academy (Dubai)
  • ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Global Humanitarian Lab (CERN)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Swarovski Professional (Wattens)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น THNK (Lisbon)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Amani Institute (Sรฃo Paulo, 2016)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Espaรงo Aberto (Sรฃo Paulo)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Saudi Creative Initiative (Jeddah, Riyadh)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ NN-Group (Amsterdam)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Scandic Hotels (Stockholm)
  • ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Armasuisse S+T (Thun, 2015)
  • ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ THNK (Vancouver)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Amani Institute (Sรฃo Paulo)
  • ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hamilton County School Board (Cincinnati)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท TV Globo (Sรฃo Paulo, Rio de Janeiro)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Editora Abril (Sรฃo Paulo)
  • ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Coca-Cola (Atlanta, 2014)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Amsterdam Mayor's Office (Amsterdam)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Perestrรณika (Porto Alegre)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ LEGO Education (Billund)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Royal Netherlands Air Force (Breda)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ THNK (Amsterdam)

Sample Deck





Sibos 2016 (90 min)