Ton Dobbe is the founder and chief inspiration officer of Value Inspiration.
He helps business software companies rethink their strategies by means of how they communicate, accelerate innovation, and increase their market value and potential.
“It’s my strong believe people in the services industries are not served well by technology. Too much focus is put on automating people out of a process i.e. cutting cost, rather than scenarios where the unique strengths of people are augmented with technology to deliver value unimaginable before.
It’s my strong belief we can think big, ….and therefore we should. And doing so will help to create a better world for all of us.”
“To inspire new forms of value creation by sharing compelling ideas and stories about the potential we can unlock when technology augments the unique strengths of people to deliver remarkable impact.”
Ton has, during the course of his extensive career, occupied various national and international positions in both the fields of product management and product marketing, building up a wealth of experience in the field of innovation and what companies need to excel in the service industry.
He has spoken to and worked with a multitude of organizations spanning the globe, including the Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. He can be described as a creative, energetic, and optimistic person with an entrepreneurial drive. He sees the bigger picture and is able to predict accurate outcomes, often being able to see the solution in a crisis situation.
“I had the pleasure of working for over 15 years with Ton in my position as CFO at Cranfield University as well as Chairman of the UK User Group Council for UNIT4 Business World. I very much value his customer-first approach, his drive to understand how real value is created, and passion for innovation and how business software can make a positive impact on businesses like ours, and the people that work for us.”
“Ton is a visionary a person who can show you the future. I had the please working with Ton for more than 15 years, taking over multiple roles and responsibilities. He shines when he is in front of people taking them on a journey of “what can be”. He is always ahead of time, seeing trends, following them, and adapt them to your business. His depth of knowledge of solutions, digital trends and his personality make him an excellent and believable speaker. I really enjoyed the time working with him and can recommend him any time.”
“Ton knows the storyteller's secret - that's for sure. Since the first time I saw him on stage, I was captivated by his ability to turn product features and implementation details into relevant, exciting stories that matter to people. And backstage, I was amazed by the depth of his knowledge and sheer endless enthusiasm he puts into his work. I consider myself very fortunate having worked alongside with Ton, having been inspired by him and having seen him pushing the boundaries over and over again. Ton lives technology evangelism and in a world of digital noise it's definitely needed.”
“Ton’s a visionary leader, optimist, and innovative thinker”