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EdTech, LearnTech, MadTech … Whatever Tech

Will technology help us bridge the skill gaps or will it be the catalyst that widens the gap?

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This keynote takes you into the world of new innovations that support learning, personal and organizational growth. You will be forced to reflect on the impact of human-centric innovations and ethics. We learn how technology in a human-machine symbiosis should help us to be more human as the world becomes more virtual.   

The future is now and delaying innovation makes no sense. This keynote helps to understand an opportunity-based approach to innovation as opposed to a problem-based approach.  It is the ideal starting point for organisations that want to bet on new technology from a holistic approach. 

Involvement of all stakeholders is the only way that innovation can land in an agile organisation.  This involvement implies that knowledgeable employees support the implementation. In addition, the transformation must support and anticipate the skill gap of employees.   

Technology is never the answer, people are. This keynote can be part of an executive workshop on transformation around human capital and technology.


Katja Schipperheijn is an internationally recognised author, learning strategist, guest lecturer and keynote speaker on innovations that supports learning and knowledge sharing from the symbiosis of man and machine to achieve sustainable growth with a focus on engagement and well-being.

As an author, Katja gained international fame with her inspiring book Learning Ecosystems in which she does not shy away from hypes such as the Metaverse nor does she support old dogmas about learning and learning strategies. Often provocative, she offers insights and tools that support a future-oriented strategy to grow from continuous improvement, together with employees, the organisation and society.

Besides her experience with multinationals, learning institutions and start-ups, Katja is also a philanthropist as founder of sCooledu and author of Digitale Burgertjes. More than 15,000 children have already participated in workshops about the future and the increasingly virtual world.

Katja Schipperheijn

Internationally recognized learning strategist, author and keynote speaker. Growth and well-being in a human-machine symbiosis.

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