Richard van Hooijdonk – Keynote Speaker

Trendwatcher and Futurist

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Specialist Subjects

  • Technology Trends
  • The Future

Language

  • English

Biography

Trend watcher, futurist and international keynote speaker Richard van Hooijdonk takes you to an inspiring future that will dramatically change the way we live, work and do business.

Richards investigates, with his international research, team trends like robotics, drone technology, autonomous transport systems, Internet of Things, virtual reality, biotech, nanotech, neurotech, blockchain, 3D and 4D printing and of course augmented and virtual reality and their impact on various industries. Findings are published weekly in the form of compelling articles, e-books and white papers. He recently published books on ‘Trends 2017, are you ready for 2017?’,
‘Terror Tech: the future on fire’ and ‘The Ideal Man: past, present and future’.

Richard van Hooijdonk is living the future. He has an RFID chip in his hand that opens the door to his house and starts his car. The technology is not quite there yet, but in half a year, he will also have a chip to pay with.

As a futurist, he is following developments closely, and he prefers entering the future before everyone else. He calls on companies to change and to prepare for the future, but how to do that?

Richard van Hooijdonk is a regular guest at radio and television programs and he presents ‘Mindshift’, a weekly technology feature at BNR news radio. He is also well-know from the RTL television Masterclass and Radio 1 news. He is a lecturer at Nyenrode Business University and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Richard van Hooijdonk started his career as marketing director at banks, publishing companies and technology companies where he held strategic advisory positions, was part of management teams and sat on various boards of directors.

Since 2007, he has been an inspirational speaker on various topics for companies and organizations such as NATO, European Commission, Sony, PWC, Oracle, ING, Rabobank and Google.

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