I’m Thijs Pepping, a Trend Analyst in the field of new technologies. In my work I continuously wonder and analyse what the impact of New Technologies is on our lives, organisations and society. How do people give meaning to their lives and how can we build humane organisations and societies?
During my studies at the University of Humanistic Studies I worked with autistic children and homeless people, but one week after my graduation my life took a turn when I started working in IT. An exciting new world, with new people, habits, and rituals. Due to the high impact of technology on our daily lives and the rapid developments of new technologies, my questions about meaning, purpose and humanization turn out to be more relevant than ever. I now spend my time and energy researching and analysing the impact of new and upcoming technologies on the individual, organisations and society at the research institute ViNT – SogetiLabs.