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.

 

Presentation

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

Topics

  • 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

Themes

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

Presentations

Corporate speaking

  • KPN Digital (Amsterdam 2017)
  • Naspers (Amsterdam 2016)
  • Janssen (Amsterdam 2016)
  • Scandic Hotels (Stockholm 2016)
  • Google (São Paulo 2015)
  • Caterpillar (Malaga 2015)
  • Kempinski Hotels (Munich 2014)
  • Chungdahm Learning (Seoul 2014)
  • Vision Monday Global Summit (NYC 2014)
  • iAmsterdam CEO Summit (Amsterdam 2013) 
  • Schneider-Electric (Bogotá 2013)
  • LEGO Education (Billund 2012)
  • Swift (La Hulpe 2012)
  • Jaguar Land Rover (UK 2012)
  • Naspers (Singapore 2012)

 

Visiting Lecturer

  • THNK Amsterdam (2013–2017)
  • THNK Lisbon (2017)
  • THNK Vancouver (2015–2016)
  • Graded School São Paulo (2013–2016)

Public speaking

  • Lisbon Oceanarium (Lisbon 2017)
  • Trendwatching Live (London & Amsterdam 2016)
  • Armasuisse S+T (Thun 2016)
  • Sibos (Geneva 2016)
  • Trendwatching Live (NYC 2015)
  • Business Transformation Summit (São Paulo 2015)
  • Amsterdam Economic Board (Amsterdam 2015)
  • Afferolab Future Technologies (São Paulo 2014) 
  • 21st Century Learning (Hong Kong 2013)
  • World Trade Center (São Paulo 2013)
  • Fundação Getúlio Vargas (São Paulo 2013)
  • Sibos (Osaka 2012)
  • Picnic (Amsterdam 2012)
  • The Next Web (Amsterdam 2012)
  • Campus Party (Berlin 2012)
  • London Futurists (London 2012)
  • Global Futures Forum (Washington DC 2012)
  • World Technology Network (NYC 2012)

 


Facilitation

I frequently facilitate workshops where participants learn principles of technology thinking.

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Experience

  • Dubai Future Academy (Dubai 2017)
  • Global Humanitarian Lab (CERN 2017)
  • Swarovski Professional (Wattens 2017)
  • THNK (Lisbon 2017)
  • Amani Institute (São Paulo 2016)
  • Espaço Aberto (São Paulo 2016)
  • Saudi National Creative Initiative (Jeddah, Riyadh 2016) 
  • NN-Group (Amsterdam 2016)
  • Scandic Hotels (Stockholm 2016)
  • Armasuisse S+T (Thun 2015)
  • Amani Institute (São Paulo 2015)
  • Hamilton County School Board (Cincinnati 2015)
  • TV Globo (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro 2015)
  • Editora Abril (São Paulo 2015)
  • Coca-Cola (Atlanta 2014)
  • Amsterdam Mayor's Office (Amsterdam 2014)
  • Perestróika (Porto Alegre 2014)
  • LEGO Education (Billund 2014)
  • Royal Netherlands Air Force (Breda 2014)

Sample Deck

 
 

Contact

 
 
 

Video

Sibos 2016 (90 min)


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