Chief Curiosity Officer. Intrigued by the impact of tech on business, people & society. Author/Facilitator/Speaker.
Speaker, Host, Moderator, Trainer, Workshops
Sustainable business, Ethics, Fair value, Organisation design, Collaboration, Humanity, User-centricity, Zag to the Zig, Impact, Framing, Tangible, Blockchain
Business and strategy; Sales, marketing & customer experience; Technology, transformation & innovation
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
Presentations and Topics
Technology, transformation & innovation
Metaverse: immerse or curse?
If a giant like Facebook/Meta decides to pivot and embrace a tech trend, it's worth paying attention. But what is 'the Metaverse' and what does it mean for your business?
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
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