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Is Web3 a fad or is it fundamental?

Discover the building blocks of Web3 and the impact on your business

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Forget NFTs and crypto. Web3 is more than JPEGs on a blockchain. But why are people so excited about this 'new internet’?

Since he wrote a book about blockchain in 2017 and got known for doing on-stage blockchain role-plays with an orange, Gerrie has been intrigued about the potential of this technology. Sure, it gave us crypto and NFTs. 🥱 But the real fundamental impact of Web3 lies a lot deeper. 

In this talk Gerrie will unravel the building blocks of Web3 and give an idea of how it can impact the way we do business together, how it can trigger data/AI ecosystems and how it can contribute to fair value creation. But as with any hype, how realistic is it? 

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Clients have described Gerrie as accessible, enthusiastic, and adept at simplifying complex concepts. He embraces this characterization. He enjoys challenging the status quo while also appreciating the value of common sense, a trait that comes with experience (or as some might say, age).

With 25 years of experience in industries disrupted by the internet, Gerrie has become a hands-on expert in navigating the digital landscape. His expertise has benefitted various clients, spanning from FMCG corporates to AI startups and from government agencies to the World Chambers Congress.

While he remains up-to-date with digital trends, he tends to frequently use words like 'user,' 'why,' and 'alignment.' His fascination with blockchain led him to write a book about it ('Blockchain is WTF').

Prior to his immersion in digital, Gerrie's diverse background included writing about music, producing television, founding two companies during his 15 years in London, and serving as a civil servant.

Gerrie Smits

Chief Curiosity Officer. Intrigued by the impact of tech on business, people & society. Author/Facilitator/Speaker.

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