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How to Stay Human in the Age of AI

Where will be the value of humans in the workplace of the future?

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As AI increasingly replaces humans due to cost efficiency, and the lack of meaning at work impacts well-being and productivity, striking a balance between technology and humanity becomes crucial for organizational prosperity.

The shift away from Cartesian-Newtonian paradigms necessitates a reevaluation of how we integrate technology while preserving our humanity. With AI capable of reprogramming genes and rising rates of burnout and depression, it's imperative to reintroduce human elements into enterprises and organizations.

How do we retain our humanity while embracing living systems AI? How can we align leadership, business, and innovation with sustainable practices that benefit our lives, planet, and future generations? Visionary, compassionate leadership is essential, recognizing both the evolution of technology and our intrinsic human capabilities.

Designing systems prioritizing sustainability and embracing principles of symbiosis, diversity, and regeneration is paramount. The entire organizational ecosystem, including shareholders, leaders, and employees, plays a crucial role in shaping a prosperous future of work.

Rudy offers a unique perspective, blending expertise and real-world examples to guide audiences in transforming their thinking and actions. Tailored presentations and executive workshops can be booked including tools such as Socratic Dialogue and Energy Balance Workshops to co-create the future of organizations.

Book Rudy now for an engaging session that ignites your team's potential, fostering creativity and trust as you navigate the complexities of the future with insight and innovation.

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Rudy’s mission is to create talks, workshops, learning programs and experiences, to facilitate innovation and transformation in the fields of leadership and company culture, ethical technology, and regenerative economics. 

His work puts the focus on responsible, compassionate, and courageous leadership to address today’s complex societal and business challenges, based on personal development, purposeful action, and the community / collective, in service to life, and for all generations to come.

He uses art, technology, music, meditation, ancient cultural wisdom, and personal transformation techniques to raise consciousness and guide people to become the best version of themselves leaving centuries-old patriarchal and ego-centred thinking behind.

Rudy graduated from Singularity University in 2011, the Socratic Design Academy in 2016, and the Bio-Leadership Project in 2023.

Through these diverse learning programs and keeping an endless curiosity in human development, he has gathered rare and unique sentience to understand the future from the past and mould a unique essential vision to lead today. His unparalleled experience, knowledge, and insight propels you to stay ahead of the curve.

His book “Shift 2020 – How Technology Will Impact Our Future”, released early in 2014, includes visionary and impactful predictions from some of the world’s leading technology experts and presents still today a rare prescience in a notoriously unpredictable landscape.

He has helped diverse global brands such as ABN AMRO, Adobe, Baloise, Bayer, Boston Consulting Group, BMW, Cap Gemini, Coca-Cola, FedEx, Fujitsu, Google, IBM, Intel, Intesa Sanpaolo, Investcorp, KPMG, Louis Vuitton, Mastercard, Microsoft, NEC, Orange, PayPal, Pfizer, Royal Bank of Canada, Samsung, Telefonica, Vodafone and World Bank.

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