International keynote speaker, coach, author and advisor on the impact of all things digital on society and business.
Rik Vera has had 25 years of a successful career at C-level in sales, marketing and general management positions in large international manufacturing companies. He has always been interested in combining good old management knowledge with the latest technological and digital tools to outrun the competition, focusing on customers rather than products or competition. He has always been a gamechanger. A leader. Not a follower of rules.
Since 2010, Rik inspires businesses to act upon their Day After Tomorrow as a frequently asked keynote speaker and successful workshop facilitator.
When markets speed up, organisations, governments and their managers have to think about their Day After Tomorrow and take the first steps to get there tomorrow.
Technology, Transformation & Innovation, Business, Strategy and Management, Sales, Marketing & Customer Experience
Speaker, Executive workshops, Moderator
Customer centricity, Customer Experience, Ecosystems
Testimonials & References
Having Rik Vera as a keynote speaker during our flagship customer event, was a guarantee for high scores on the after-event evaluation forms. Rik knows exactly how to bring across the message that curiosity is the key to innovation and as such “did not kill the cat, rather a lack of curiosity did”. Rik’s speech was perfectly in line with the expectations of the audience to get inspired about next level digitization and how to prepare for the day after tomorrow. Apart from a key-note speech Rik also moderated a panel, discussing hands-on techniques and providing the audience with practical tips and tricks to apply to their daily jobs. Working with Rik is never boring and a guarantee for delivering a great customer experience.
Ivy Vanderheyden, Marketing Director BeNeLux SAS
I have seen Rik deeply inspiring audiences from as small as a living room to as large as an auditorium. Rik constantly gets me out of my comfort zone by exploring yet another horizon. In his keynotes, Rik voices like no other this vulnerable yet exciting balance between the emotional connection and the real contact with humans. He is a true leader that thinks practical at the same time.
Casper Overbeek, CX Manager CitizenM
Rik really helped set the tone for our conference and provoked the participants to begin shifting their mindset to what it truly means to lead in these turbulent times. I really appreciate how easy Rik and his team were to work with.
Carrie Johnson, Senior Program Manager PCMA