Richard Van Hooijdonk
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. He has given more than 2,000 lectures across 35 countries.
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.
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, Booking.com, Heineken, Unilever, Huawei, NIKE, and many more. Furthermore, he is the CEO of future-focused intelligence agency Trendforce.one, which recently introduced its COVID-19 ‘Road to Recovery’ programme.
Richard Van Hooijdonk 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.
Richard Van Hooijdonk delivers keynote lectures, workshops, masterclasses, professional webinars, virtual reality or hologram lectures, and video productions. During a keynote, Richard Van Hooijdonk can give a live demo of the functions of the various chip implants in his body. His speaking topics include –
- The organization of the future
- Welcome to the New reality
- The future of Crime & security
- The future of Marketing & media
- The future of Work
His industry related talks have included –
- The future of Agriculture
- The future of Construction
- The future of Healthcare
- The future of Education
- The future of Finance
- The future of Logistics & Supply chain
- The future of Retail
- The future of Cities
- The future with the Government
You gave us all honest, inspired and entertaining insights. Your performance was highly appreciated by the conference participants and EU members.
— Manfred Graf DIRECTOR- GENERAL EUROPEAN COMISSION
Enthusiastic speaker, a good and versatile story. Everyone was ‘wowed’ by the lecture.
— Maarten Buikhuisen CEO GLOBAL SOLUTIONS HEINEKEN
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
— Patrick Steemers PARTNER DELOITTE