We’re about to experience major changes. We’ll soon drive around smart cities in autonomous cars that just came out of a 3D printer. We’ll reach the age of 300 and perhaps even become immortal. If we have to leave the earth in 500 years, will Mars be an alternative? Many jobs will no longer exist in the world of tomorrow. How will we ensure that people live fulfilling lives? What type of education and which skills will we need to create tomorrow’s world together. New possibilities and business models are emerging. Organisations need to be prepared for the future. This lecture can be combined with the keynote ‘Company of the future‘.
Robots and machines will take over repetitive and predictive work. What is the impact of this? What happens to all the people who lose their jobs and how do we handle the new wealth generated by these developments?
Smart devices will ‘talk’ to each other and algorithms will make much better decisions, much faster than humans can. The Internet of Things will impact our homes, towns, transportation, health, factories, aerospace and many other industries. Everything will become intelligent but this also causes risks.
The way we manufacture products is going to change completely. Smart 3D printers print almost anything. A complete car, a wind pipe, heart valve, bike or freestanding house or a 4D printed chair that can change shape. Ready while you wait. This technology will have major implications for the supply chain of the future.
Smart transport offers a solution to traffic congestion, pollution, health problems and inefficient investments. Smart cars travel seamlessly from A to B. Intelligent transport systems drive through the city like trains. In 2030 we will wonder how we ever lived and worked without this smart technology.
New technology generates loads of information. Sensors, RFID chips and GPS systems provide petabytes of data. Self-learning algorithms will take the best decisions at the highest speed. Will our human brains still be relevant?
Will the ability to reprogram our DNA lead to the eradication of serious diseases? Will we be able to create tomatoes that contain all the vitamins we need? Will smart technology be able to control our grey matter and put an end to epilepsy and Alzheimer's? Can we upload new skills to our brains and start a new career? Is neurotech science fiction or reality?
Virtual reality allows us an immersive experience of digital scenarios. For instance, we can go on a virtual holiday or view a virtual house, practice surgery, train for combat missions or a stroll through the Middle Ages. Augmented reality puts a layer of digital information over a real life situation. For example, you can do home renovations or repairs, assisted by real-time digital coaching. This is all possible with VR and AR headsets and soon even with special lens implants.
We also offer customised keynotes. Existing lectures can be adjusted to your requirements, or we can develop a new keynote that is specifically tailored to what you need.
“Credible, high-speed and to the point”
Richard van Hooijdonk provides a dazzling presentation on numerous technological developments and their impact on society and the economy. Credible, high-speed and to the point. Inspires to think and act.
“A dazzling journey through new technology”
A dazzling journey through new technology. The enthusiasm and energy during his presentation, combined with the visuals, provided a successful kick- off to our event.
“An impressive and noteworthy presentation”
An impressive and noteworthy presentation for our employees and customers. The rate at which change is happening - which you eloquently brought across in your energetic speech - requires a disruptive approach. To be continued!
“Thanks for the fantastic session”
Rob van Veen
The connections have been made. We now know how to participate, innovate and conquer new markets in a unique way. Thanks for the fantastic session.
“Contribution to the congress was particularly dynamic and inspiring!”
Richard van Hooijdonk’s contribution to the congress was particularly dynamic and inspiring! The participants experienced recognition, awareness and certainly, a wake-up call. There were no signs of a post-lunch dip! In short, an excellent contribution through a highly professional performance.
“Enthusiastic speaker, a good and versatile story”
Director Global Solutions
Enthusiastic speaker, a good and versatile story. Everyone was ‘wowed’ by the lecture.