My presentations are inspired on my research and master at the University of Humanistics. This results in a mix of humanism, philosophy, psychology and innovative new technologies. I always show large trends via the latest inspiring tech practices and combine this with theory in exploring the impact on the individual, organization and society.
Roughly, I have five topics to talk about. If you think there’s a match with your event, feel free to contact me.
5 Keynote topics
Digital Happiness – The Happiness Advantage
Digital happiness is rapidly becoming the new frontier of competition. New digital opportunities can make our lives easier, more efficient, safer, and more joyful. You may ask yourself where to begin and which needs to prioritize, but one thing is clear: only focussing on efficiency and effectivity is not enough anymore. The impact of digital technology on our happiness needs to be taken serious by tech organizations. At the same time customers and employees are already two steps ahead by actually living in a happiness economy. They are becoming more selective when looking for happiness and a purpose, making the prudent use of technology an additional differentiator. Aiming for digital happiness is needed and will give you an advantage.
Dealing with iGen – A new generation in an onlife world
iGen, also called Generation Z, grows up slower and more openminded than every generation before. This new generation (1995 +/- 2015) watches streams, mukbang, and ASMR video’s instead of tv, and don’t know a life before Amazon or bol.com. They are more concerned, safe, tolerant and have less sex and alcohol.
‘Experience on Demand’ and ‘the smartphone as a remote for the world’ are oneliners that fit them perfectly, but a lot of assumptions don’t hold true when we look at generational research. Interesting trends are happening here and in a few years this generation dominates the 18-29 years old market. How could organizations prepare themselves for their new employees and customers?
In Code We Trust – The future of trust
Trust is shifting: from brands and institutes, to platforms and people. How can you build a trustworthy relationship with your customers? Do you need new technologies for this or is it all about people?
AI First – Learning from the machine
More and more companies are now taking action with more than a third of the organizations applying AI at scale. Place AI at the heart of your digital activities to raise your Corporate IQ. Go on a new journey of discovery and explore the latest developments on being an AI-first organization. Based on our research report I recommend a number of actions for improving Corporate IQ with a better understanding of the relationship between man and machine.
The Frankenstein Factor – The anatomy of fear of AI
The book by Mary Shelley “Frankenstein, or the modern Prometheus” has inspired many Hollywood scenarios. The fear that is addressed in the book can also be triggered when people are confronted with applications of artificial intelligence. The anatomy of this fear for the artificial, our digital look-alikes, is the main theme in this keynote.