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Find your ‘Ikigai’ through art

Acting on your values and realizing your purpose through art

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Contemporary art offers a reflection of what’s going on in society: trends, tensions, hopes, dreams and fears. As an individual and as a business, art can help you to find out what makes you tick - what your beyond profit ambition is - in this ever changing world. Moreover, the art on your walls, the sculptures in your house or office can be a fantastic daily reminder of your values and your purpose. It even may invite you to act more and really live by them.

In this talk, Tom will inspire you around contemporary art, learn you how to use it as a tool to discover what gives you and your business meaning and how art can bring your values and purpose to life. This combined with practical tips on where to see art, how to start your collection and a bunch of interesting and fun (personal) stories. Little warning: expect to walk away from this talk as an art lover, as the art-virus is highly contagious!

Next to being a customer experience / consumer centricity advisor to global brands, a global speaker and a seasoned entrepreneur, Tom is also a contemporary art lover and collector. During his travels around the globe for business and keynote speeches, he used to spend most of his time-off in museums and at art festivals. From Sculptures by the Sea in Sydney, over standing in line for 3 hours on a Saturday morning in Washington DC to be able to see Yayoi Kusama’s Instafamous mirror rooms to discovering Ai Weiwei’s latest works in Helsinki. All the way back to Belgium during the weekends to visit local galleries to discover young artists.

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With 100 talks every year, Tom De Ruyck’s keynotes have inspired professionals across the globe to future-proof their business and ways of working. He has spoken in more than 50 countries and on 6 continents at major marketing, technology, customer experience and consumer insights events. 

Next to being Chief Growth Officer and Partner at global consultancy Human8, Tom is a teaching Professor at IESEG School of Management in Paris. He is co-author of 'The Consumer Consulting Board' and published over 80 papers and articles in academic journals and business magazines. 

Tom was awarded for his work many times, amongst others by the American Marketing Association, the CMO Council Asia and ESOMAR.

Tom De Ruyck

Tom’s talks will challenge your thinking and spark your view on the future of business & customer experience in this dynamic and high-tech world.

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