Christian Kromme is a Visionary Thinker, International Futurist Keynote Speaker and Author
Christian Kromme was an innovative tech-entrepreneur for 15 years until he discovered the DNA behind disruptive innovation and how to use this to predict the next big wave of technological disruption.
Now Christian is one of the most in-demand futurist keynote speakers, speaking in front of tens of thousands of entrepreneurs, business leaders and policymakers about the radical impact of disruptive technologies on humans and organisations.
During the search for his daughter’s health, Christian discovered a unique wave pattern in the development of living cells and biological organisms. Living cell’s and biology solve problems in the same order as humans and technology do.
The wave patterns he discovered also form a blueprint for the disruptive technology trends that we see around us today; the patterns are even able to predict future technology trends.
Christian’s is an world renowned expert in disruptive technologies and the author of the Amazon best-selling book ‘Humanification – Go Digital, Stay Human’. In this book, Christian focuses on the fascinating parallels between biology and technology. The waves of technological innovations that follow each other in rapid rate are in fact no coincidence … The book Humanification helps managers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and investors anticipate and navigate in an extremely rapidly changing world.
As a tech-entrepreneur Christian has participated in several successful ‘disruptive’ start-ups, often spin-outs in completely different industries but always focused on the interface between humans and increasing technology. In 2002, Christian founded his own agency that helped organisations like: Shell, Randstad, Essent, Endemol, Corio, Eyeworks, ABP, Oracle, Philips, Toyota, Auping, Adidas, Rabobank to dramatically increase their rate of innovation.
Throughout the years the agency and Christian received several nominations and awards for its innovative vision and human-oriented approach. In 2014 Christian sold the agency to a multinational and started to focus on his passion, giving inspirational keynotes on disruptive technologies and the impact on human beings. Beside speaking Christian holds a position as a board member at the Workforce Institute EMEA, The Human Genome Foundation and some tech startups.
The world is changing at an exponential rate! A big tidal wave of digital disruption is coming at us fast. Many organizations experience this wave as a threat and fear them, but there are also organizations that just see this wave as an opportunity. Disruptive organizations like Uber and Airbnb think like surfers and know exactly where and when they need to jump on the wave to harness the power of the wave to make exponential speed.
Christian challenges organizations to think and act like a surfer and thus helps to transform disruptive threats into disruptive opportunities. In 2011, Christian did a unique finding. During the search for his daughter’s health Christian discovered a unique wave pattern in the development of cells and biological organisms. These seven wave patterns also form a blueprint for the disruptive technology trends that we see around us today; the patterns are even able to predict future technology trends. This gives organizations and companies more certainty in the future and thus a solid foundation in the formation of long-term visions and strategies.
- How quickly is our world really changing?
- What is exponential technology?
- What parallels are there between biology and technology?
- What are the technology trends that are coming our way?
- How to make your organization more creative and agile?
- How to anticipate on the next technological trend?
- How to think big, but start small.
- How do I become the next Uber or AirBnB in my industry or sector?
These and many other issues are answered by Christian during his sessions.
Christian speaks at various events and for leading organizations and companies such as: Europol, Shell, BP, TEDx, TEDxINSEAD, Philips, MIELE, Manpower Group, KPN, Akzo Nobel, Engie, AS Watson, Exact, Buma Stemra, Beehive, T-Mobile, Kronos, Randstad, Financial Times, Inter-Gamma, Nutricia and many others.
Christian Kromme is also an experienced tech entrepreneur and speaker on the subject of disruptive innovation. During his presentations, Christian takes you on a journey through our exponentially changing world where increasing disruptive technologies and business models provide a massive shift of power towards the consumer.
His knowledge of exponential growth concepts coupled with his awareness of what is happening in various markets is remarkable, and the result is that Christian’s presentation was a thought provoking wake-up call and an inspiring call to action. I welcome further opportunities to work with Christian.
— John Dunne, Halma p.l.c., Medical Sector Vice President
Fantastic, Very Inspiring, encourages reflection, impressive, Best Session of the Day! (score 8.4)
— A. Allmers, FinanceFactor
Christian made a truly inspiring speech on innovation which generated a broader perspective for the law enforcement community regarding novelty and exponential growth of changes introduced in our society.