The future of society and sustainability is promising and challenging at the same time. The foundational organisations of our society are slow and inefficient, so they are ideal candidates for disruption because there is a lot of room for improvement. But how and when will exponential technology disrupt governments, production and construction industries, finance, healthcare, education and many other industries?
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.
Did you know that nature runs on sunlight, only uses the energy it needs, recycles everything rewards cooperation and demands local expertise? I believe that over time, more things will be solved locally in our society. Brexit may be an early example of the start of this trend. Governments, banks, and our healthcare and education systems are slow and they can’t change as quickly as the communities they serve. I think that our collective groups of people with a common interest will take more and more care of our basic needs, and our organisations are going to be left with less and less to do. Of course, we will always need some form of organisation; we will always probably need some centralised organisations that control some elements of our society – things like law enforcement, justice and certain elements of healthcare like the care of the vulnerable people in our communities. We are always going to need people to organise things and take care of people.
But what will there be left for the big foundational organisations or our society if normal people like you and me are able to generate and store their own energy, grow their own food, co-design and co-produce their own products, co-design their local infrastructure and logistics, restore their own health, crowdfund their new idea’s and can make trusted peer to peer transactions, make their own smart contracts based on blockchain technology and insure their risks via peer to peer insurance systems? Not so much if you ask me. I believe our future will be hyper local, people will solve problems on a local scale. Just like nature does, it taps the power of the limits and curbs excesses from within.
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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