I wish you all a very humane 2019!
Thank you for your support, inspiration and staying connected with me and my work over the past year. Last year was a fantastic year. But 2019 is going to be even better. I would like to share some highlights with you from last year. And I would like to inspire you with a human focus for next year. Go Digital and become more Human!
Today I'd like to share some highlights from a very memorable 2018!
Last year I spoke for various royals. One of these highlights was the opening keynote at the prestigious HR Tech Summit in Dubai.
The Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) has been at the forefront of innovation and inspiration. The keynote sessions started with my presentation on the topic ‘The Humanification of the Workforce', which explored how technology is radically disrupting and redefining the future of HR and changing the way we live and work. The Summit kicked off this day with a welcome address by Her Excellency Fareda Abdullah Mohammed Al Ali, Assistant Undersecretary for National Employment, Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, UAE. I’m proud she was present at my keynote.
Another highlight was the keynote Artificial Intelligence with His Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander in the front row.
I spoke about the impact of artificial intelligence on the notarial profession at KNB (The Royal Dutch Association of Civil-law Notaries). During my speech, His Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander sat in the front row.
I traveled a lot in 2018, In total, I was 87.383 km and 117 hours in the air last year. But I'm glad I could share my vision and knowledge in 4 continents, 15 countries and before more than 80.000 people around the world.
Maybe some of you have seen me in:
And many more!
June 9th I had a TedxTalk about The Rise of Self-Conscious Organisations at the INSEAD Europe Campus in France. It was absolutely an honor to being a part of it.
Watch me on stage at TEDxINSEAD.
October was launched with a Go Digital, Stay Human on Tour for CPA in Australia. CPA is one of the world’s largest accounting professional bodies and the CPA Congress exists to connect the most prominent minds in the finance, accounting, and business sectors. I was speaking on stages in Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and closed off in London (UK).
These conversations featured various public experts and thought leaders. For example, people like Jason Wheeler (CFO Tesla), Matthew Luhn (Pixar) and Marianne ABIB Pech (CFO Shell) and chief executives of companies like Google and Yahoo preceded me on the stage of this flagship CPA Congress Tour.
Humanification has been distributed more than 30,000 times. And my book was nominated for several times. The UK Business Book Award 2018, The PIM Marketing Literature Price 2018 and Humanification became a #1 bestseller on Amazon in the categories: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership.
- The bestseller Humanification will be published in Dutch by Boom Uitgevers.
- I’ll work on my new book: Human Centred Organisations The evolution of ME, WE and IT.
- More focus on the future/human. After technology, the focus is on people.
In 2019 my focus is human first, focusing on the biggest human-centered questions our world faces at this moment.
Go beyond trendwatching. Technological and social trends are only symptoms (the result of) a deeper root cause. If you don’t understand the deeper cause/motive behind these trends, it will always be difficult to anticipate new trends. In 2019 I will help people and organizations to understand these deeper causes and how they can respond to them. These root causes cannot be found in the outside technological world, no we have to look in our human inside the world.
Thank you for staying connected with me and my work over the past year. Please connect with me on LinkedIn if you want to stay up to date about my work, keynotes and if you want to be inspired.