International keynote speaker, trendwatcher and futurist Richard van Hooijdonk offers inspiring lectures on how technology impacts the way we live, work and do business. Over 550,000 people have already attended his renowned inspiration sessions, in Europe as well as abroad. Van Hooijdonk is also a guest lecturer at different Universities.
All keynotes available as live webinar
Receive the latest insights, research material, e-books, whitepapers and articles from our research team every month, for free!
General inspiration sessions for all industries
This futurist has chips in his body
Free road to recovery E-books for 13 industries
Technological developments in healthcare are taking place at breakneck speed. Think telemedicine, wearables, brain implants that eliminate the effects of epilepsy and Alzheimer’s and bioprinters that print organs. In the future, we’ll swallow an electronic pill that keeps our health in check. Our personalised medication will be 3D-printed at home. Surgeries will be performed by robots, and we’ll even be able to ‘cut’ genetic diseases from our DNA. And best of all – that future is already here!
Repetitive and simple tasks are steadily being taken over by automation. This means we also need to rethink our roles and develop new skills. How do we get the employee of the future on board and how do we change people and organisations? What will our jobs – and work in general – look like in the future? New work models are emerging and we’re increasingly moving towards quantified workplaces where our performance is meticulously measured and existing hierarchies are up for discussion. In the future, 21st-century skills will be indispensable, and we will slowly but surely transition from permanent employment contracts to the gig economy.