Chief Curiosity Officer. Intrigued by the impact of tech on business, people & society. Author/Facilitator/Speaker.
Clients have called Gerrie accessible, enthusiastic and able to bring complex things in a simple way. He can live with that. He loves challenging the status quo, but is also experienced (read: old) enough to understand the value of common sense.
Gerrie has got 25 years of experience in industries that got disrupted by the internet, which makes him a hands-on expert in dealing with the impact of 'digital'. Through his talks and workshops he's inspired and helped a variety of clients, ranging from FMCG corporates to AI start-ups, from government agencies to the World Chambers Congress.
While he's in top of digital trends, the words he uses (too) often are 'user', 'why' and 'alignment'. A few years ago, he was so intrigued by blockchain, that he wrote a book about it ('Blockchain is WTF').
Before he fell in love with digital, he wrote about music, made television, founded 2 companies during his 15 years in London and was a civil servant. #generalist
Technology, Transformation & Innovation, Business, Strategy and Management, Sales, Marketing & Customer Experience
Speaker, Trainer, Moderator
Sustainable business, Ethics, Fair value, Organisation design, Collaboration, Humanity, User-centricity, Zag to the Zig, Impact, Framing, Tangible, Blockchain
Presentations and Topics
Business and strategy
The Future of Business is Alignment
Beyond 2021, focusing on Digital Transformation or Design Thinking will no longer cut it. Being successful in this increasingly complex and networked world means you’ll have to align the needs and incentives of all your stakeholders.
Sales, marketing & customer experience
The Customer of The Now-Future
In this talk, Gerrie shows you how to understand consumer-centric trends to use them in your own context. Don’t pre-dict, but start pre-pare for the now-future.
Testimonials & References
Been awhile since I had an AHA moment like I did on stage when you were speaking
Julia Glidden, CVP Microsoft
I just witnessed the PERFECT explanation of the blockchain is and it starts with an orange
Doron Wesly, Chief Marketing Officer.
That was awesome. Exactly what we needed: clear and full of energy
Senior Executive SAP
Simply a fantastic book !
(impartial) tech journalist who prefers to stay anonymous