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Richard van Hooijdonk

Trendwatcher, futurist and international keynote speaker Richard van Hooijdonk takes you to an inspiring future that will dramatically change the way we live, work and do business.

As a futurist, keynote speaker, and trendwatcher, Richard van Hooijdonk is an authority on new technology. He has several chip implants, because he wants to physically experience the future. His inspiration sessions have been attended by over 550,000 people. Richard is a regular guest at radio and television programs.

With his international research team, he researches many trends in the field of robotics, drones, self-driving systems, 3D & 4D printing, sensors, blockchain, quantum computing, neurotech, biotech, platforms and augmented & virtual reality. Combined with artificial intelligence, these technologies offer groundbreaking opportunities, but also lead to challenges and threats for people, organisations and governments.

Public speaker

Since 2014, Richard has been a speaker at many prestigious institutions and organisations, such as Google, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung, Gartner, Interpol, the European Commission, PWC, Deloitte,, Heineken, Unilever, Huawei, NIKE, and many more. Furthermore, he is the CEO of future-focused intelligence agency, which recently introduced its COVID-19 ‘Road to Recovery’ programme.


He is driven by a desire to inject innovation and imagination into the mindsets of the people and organisations who are going to shape the world of tomorrow. With the right forward-looking mindset, he believes that we can better effect change for the improvement of our health, happiness, and prosperity.


Through his online blog, he shares his findings regarding the trends and developments of our times on a weekly basis. To date, he has published 1,500 articles and 60 whitepapers, books, and e-books. One of these, ‘The World of Tomorrow’, became a bestseller.

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Excerpts from Richard's talks

Company of the future #NEXT2019

Trends 2030 #NEXT2019

Excerpts from Richard's TV interviews

Compilation of several interviews

RTL Boulevard

RTL Late Night