In the future, not many of us own cars anymore; we share them with other people instead. It’s hard to imagine that there was a time when we had a car on nearly every driveway and we spent so much time travelling alone. But although most things have gone virtual, the things we do have are shared in a very efficient way. Advanced technology makes it possible for us to all share assets, and it’s not even a hassle.
I was very impressed by Christian, right from the first time we spoke by phone, subsequent dialogue, and final presentation. Christian was remarkably quick in understanding our needs and customizing his talk accordingly. The end result could not have been more on point, which was amazing considering how little time we had and how little he was briefed. I welcome further opportunities to work with Christian.
John Dunne, Halma p.l.c., Medical Sector Vice President
I have seen Christian 'perform' a couple of times now, among others at a club of ambitious and critical entrepreneurs and during the kick-off of our event marketing agency. The story of Christian is very clever! Handsome how he can draw a parallel between biological developments and technological developments and revolutions. Besides, his story is more than a lightning-fast succession of gadgets and technical gadgets, but it is particularly relevant to how our society and all sectors within it will develop. Absolutely a must for every organisation that wants to gain insight into how to respond to all technical innovations and disruptions that are going to take place. And very beautiful: the end of his speech in which Christian ends with the 'human touch' and 'purpose'.
Pieter Bas Boertje, D&B Eventmarketing
The nice thing about Christian's keynote is that it is not an abstract high over presentation, he shows through practical examples that the exponential growth of technological developments is no longer unavoidable. Christian honestly and sincerely shows the chances and positive aspects of all those developments. That is what he does in his very own human way. And that is a unique combination for a fascinating keynote.
Nicoline van Mulken, Manpower Group
Fantastic, Very Inspiring, encourages reflection, impressive, Best Session of the Day! (score 8.4)
A. Allmers, FinanceFactor
Christian can help companies and people to take advantage of increasing technology and turn a threat into a challenge. Because every change offers endless opportunities.
Ad Nederlof, Founder & Chairman Vanad Group
Christian made a truly inspiring speech on innovation which generated a broader perspective for the law enforcement community in terms of novelty and exponential growth of changes introduced in our society.
The Internet of Things
How will the internet of things connect the fleet of autonomous robots, drones and vehicles?
How will Artificial Intelligence monitor, manage and control all the assets in our future logistics supply chain?
How will robots build, maintain and repair our logistics networks without any human effort?
How will drones deliver people and stuff from A to B via complex 3D logistics networks?
How will 3D printers replace and build the ever-expanding swarm of autonomous drones?
How will blockchain enable automated and trusted transactions in the entire automated logistics supply chain?
How will we power our autonomous supply chain in a sustainable and circular way?
Need a car or transport? Then in 2030 you simply ask for it and it usually arrives within minutes (or even seconds on a good day!). There’s no need to have valuable assets like cars that you only use for an hour or two out of twenty-four. It’s so much better that you only use what you need when you need it. In between, things return to the shared pool. We all travel lighter, don’t carry so much around with us and are much more mobile than we used to be. In the future, our transport systems work in a much more natural way and our modern systems are modelled on our blood cells (people) and veins and arteries in our bodies (our rail/roads/networks). Think about it: our bodies are incredibly efficient. Even the tiny space inside our red blood cells is not wasted. When we realised that in healthy conditions more than 95% of the oxygen capacity in our cells is utilised, we started to ask questions about the spare space in our cars and other transport systems. We learned from our blood, which is amazing stuff.
The reason blood is so incredibly efficient is that our red blood cells aren’t dedicated to specific organs or tissues. If they were, we would probably have traffic jams in our veins. Our blood cells are shared by all the organs of our body. We have a massive network inside our bodies. It’s like a giant transport and logistics lab, and sometime early in the century, we started to realise we could model our own physical efficiency in the world around us. Our personal internal network is so extensive, each one of our 10 trillion cells gets its own deliveries of oxygen precisely when it needs them. Blood is both a collective and individual form of transportation. Our modern shared transport system will also be a 3D transportation network, more like the network of veins in your body. With our roads now occupied mainly by autonomous vehicles, and our airspace busy with autonomous flying drones that transport people and goods, we now think in cubic space rather than in square metre space.
Christian is a futurist who speaks about the impact of exponential technology on people and organizations. He tailors his presentations to your audience's specific industries and needs.
Our world is changing at an exponential rate! A big tidal wave of digital transformation and disruption is coming at us fast. Many organizations see this wave as a threat and experience stress, but there are also organizations that just see this wave as an opportunity.
Embracing the advancements of technology and AI can enhance our humanity. We can focus on developing our unique talents and skills by automating mundane tasks and freeing up our time. As humans, we can adapt and learn, allowing us to evolve and stay relevant in a rapidly changing world constantly.
Organizations will need to be more fluid, dynamic, and adaptable: the ability to change and adjust in response to new situations and environments. We are on the cusp of a new era of organizations, ones that are more fluid and agile and which behave like swarms we see in nature.
In the future, 3D printing and generative design will allow for products to be designed in a more decentralized manner, and production will take place closer to the customer and fully on-demand. 3D printing technology will also allow for more customization and personalization of products.
The agricultural industry is ripe for disruption. Robotics, AI, and IoT are all technologies that have the potential to radically transform the way we grow food. In combination with vertical farming, these technologies could increase the efficiency and quality of agricultural products.
A human-centered society is one that puts people first and where technology is used to unite and empower people. It is a society that values biological life and dignity above all else. It is a society that recognizes the importance of human relationships and works to strengthen them. In a human-centered society, all members of the community are valued and treated with respect.
It's hard to believe, but the way we experience and buy products is changing. With the advent of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (Ai) and augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing, eCommerce and traditional retail are merging into one single experience.
The future of healthcare is here. New technologies like AI, IoT, big data, and smart sensors make it possible to become the CEO of your own health. Imagine that your phone can listen to your voice and AI algorithms can detect small nuances in the tone of your voice that indicate specific diseases.
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