Inspiring lecture

The road to recovery

Onward and upward - to recovery, digital opportunities, and growth

he economy has been hit hard by COVID-19. In order to survive and grow, sectors and companies need to rethink their business models. Many companies from the ‘old economy’ will disappear, while others will grow faster than ever before. Digitisation will play a decisive role in these changes. Companies that innovate will recover faster after a crisis or recession. They have incredible resilient power.

This session provides inspiring insights into the steps that organisations and sectors can take to successfully emerge from this crisis – or even more successful than before. The session covers many topics, case studies, examples, and predictions. We can present this session in the format of a keynote lecture or master class. During a masterclass, the participants also get to work themselves. In addition, the session can be adapted to your sector. We currently have sessions available for 10 sectors. 


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Getting started with the future. With inspiration, breakouts and realisation. An excellent starting point for a turnaround.


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Below you will find an overview of the topics within this keynote lecture.

‘A crisis is an opportunity’

During a crisis we become resourceful. Important innovations and changes have happened during crises in the past. Companies like Amazon and Uber use difficult times as a breeding ground. What can we learn from this and how can we apply these lessons to our organisation?

COVID-19 as inspiration engine

We talk about the negative aspects of COVID-19 every day. There are, however, many great lessons for organisations to learn as well, which we can instantly apply. And these are about more than just technology and the acceleration of smartification. We also see changes in behaviour, communication and the ways in which we use creativity. We’ll provide many case studies and examples.

Where do you start?

A changed period often calls for a ‘reset’ where old habits give way to new ideas. A good starting point offers the greatest chance of success. What are the conditions for a successful change and which potential obstacles can you already take into account? Which case studies and examples can we learn from?

Digital business models

The world of tomorrow is digital. It promises new income streams to help us spread our business risk. But how do you develop a digital business model? What are the benefits of hybrid, platform and digital business models? Which inspiring examples can help you become successful?

The digital organisation

It’s not just business models that are going digital. The organisation itself is also digitising. From finance to product development, and from logistics to HRM. We use algorithms and exponential technologies to make the business scalable and agile. Which examples and case studies can give us direction?

The future already exists!

Many innovations and changes fail because of insufficient knowledge and experience. Many companies, governments, universities and startups worldwide are building the world of tomorrow. This is where the key to the success of your organisation lies. But how do you start?

The power of ecosystems

Tomorrow's world is complicated and encompasses major challenges that we can’t solve on our own. So we make use of an ecosystem of external specialists, startups, scientists, innovative companies and universities. The success of your organisation depends on the quality of this ecosystem. How do you develop such an ecosystem and how do you implement it?

The experimental organisation

Organisations need to prepare for rapid changes for which experimentation is important. How do you build a flexible organisation, create new leadership and attract employees with new skills, talent and capacity for change?

How do you get everyone on board?

Change is about people. They are the key to success or failure. So we have to cultivate a mindset that enables them to accept innovation. After all, we need ideas, budget, access to IT systems and external parties. But how do you approach this and from which examples can we learn?


Change raises questions. That is why we offer an extensive Q&A as part of the keynote lecture or master class. After the session you can ask questions and discuss possible solutions for your organisation. So don't hesitate to ask questions about matters that are important to you.
All the topics mentioned can be presented in a comprehensive, compact way or, if required, omitted. Topics from other lectures or your own suggestions can also be added. We will gladly discuss this with you.

This futurist has chips in his body

“You can’t really talk about the future without also being part of it”, says Richard van Hooijdonk. So he put his money where his mouth is. To date, he’s had several RFID chips injected into his body that perform various tasks for him. Van Hooijdonk is planning to have a number of additional chips implanted in 2020 and 2021.

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