A sought-after keynote speaker, Richard van Hooijdonk is considered an authority on new technology. As a futurist, he is an avid trendwatcher, as shown in his diverse talks. His diversity is due to his and his international research team’s constant research regarding the latest trends in various fields. These include, amongst others, sensors, blockchain, quantum computing, neurotechnology, augmented and virtual reality, drones, self-driving systems, robotics, and many more.
The various technologies Richard van Hooijdonk and his team investigate, combined with artificial intelligence, offers groundbreaking opportunities. They also, however, offer new challenges and threats to individuals, organisations, and governments. Because of his wish to physically experience the future, the futurist has had numerous chip implants. He still desires more.
His speaking career, which started in 2014, has seen Richard van Hooijdonk address many prestigious institutions and organisations. Amongst these, he counts the likes of Heineken, Unilever, NIKE, PWC, Interpol, Microsoft, IBM, Google, the European Commission, and numerous others. He is also the CEO of Trendforce.one, a future-based intelligence agency that recently introduced its COVID-19 ‘Road to Recovery’ programme.
Richard van Hooijdonk shares his findings of trends and developments with a large audience via his weekly online blog. He is also a prolific author who, thus far, has published approximately 1,500 articles and whitepapers, books, and e-books. One of these, ‘The World of Tomorrow’, has become a bestseller.
His driving force is a desire to inject innovation and imagination into the mindsets of people and organisations across the globe, specifically those shaping the world of tomorrow. This mindset, he believes, is better able to effect change that may improve our health, happiness, and prosperity.
With his international research team, he investigates trends in the field of robotics, drones, self-driving systems, 3D & 4D printing, sensors, blockchain, quantum computing, neurotech, biotech, platforms, and augmented & virtual reality. Together with artificial intelligence, these technologies provide breakthrough opportunities, but also challenges and threats for people, businesses, and governments.
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