The World is Round
In Search Of The Post-Corona Future
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In his latest book "The World Is Round", Jo describes how we could live differently, a decade from now.
He starts from the many challenges of today and searches for an optimistic world view in which we work and live in Urban Villages, where we buy more online, where education is not necessarily given in schools, where care is organised differently, where we move less and in which production and even agriculture partly return to where we consume.
As a result of the Corona crisis, many of his ideas have suddenly become a new reality. Where his book gave us ample time to reflect upon this distant future, the Coronacrisis forces us abruptly to think about tomorrow's world.
Will the Corona Pendulum swing back entirely to the old habits as soon as possible, or is there really going to be a New Normal?
In this presentation, Jo goes in search of what that world might look like both in the near future as in a decade from now. It provides it a framework to deal with the many challenges and uncertainties that we are facing today and tomorrow.
Jo worked out two different formats: a traditional (online) keynote plus Q&a or a more interactive version that discusses the key topics in a more talkshow-style format.
Jo is a digital pioneer with over 25 years of experience. He is a transformation strategist, passionate about innovation and change and how digital is impacting society and business.
As a well-known keynote speaker, he has been on hundreds of stages, in about every European country and beyond. He is also one of the first to translate his keynotes to Corona-proof digital events.
He has (co-)written several books on different transformational topics. His latest book The World Is Round (De Wereld Is Rond) deals with the transformation of society and how to plan for that, beyond Corona.
He is also an advisor to many companies in different industries: finance, media, retail, industrial, food, ... He does this from his strategy boutique Scopernia, with offices in Ghent and Dubai.
Digital pioneer with a passion for transformation and strategy. Author, advisor and speaker.