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Richard van Hooijdonk

Renowned trendwatcher and futurist and the man with several chip implants in his body.

Dutch, English




Future Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Security, Digital Transformation, Logistics, Supply Chain, Future of Work, Biotech



HR, company culture & leadership; The Post-Corona Future; Technology, transformation & innovation


As a futurist, keynote speaker, and trendwatcher, Richard van Hooijdonk is an authority on new technology. He has several chip implants because he wants to physically experience the future. 

His inspiration sessions have been attended by over 550,000 people. He has given more than 2,000 lectures across 35 countries. With his international research team, he researches many trends in the field of robotics, drones, self-driving systems, 3D & 4D printing, sensors, blockchain, quantum computing, neurotech, biotech, platforms and augmented & virtual reality. Combined with artificial intelligence, these technologies offer groundbreaking opportunities, but also lead to challenges and threats for people, organisations and governments. 

Richard is driven by a desire to inject innovation and imagination into the mindsets of the people and organisations who are going to shape the world of tomorrow. With the right forward-looking mindset, he believes that we can better effect change for the improvement of our health, happiness, and prosperity.

Presentations and Topics

Future & Trends

Welcome to the future; a new reality!

Lees verder

Managing uncertainty is becoming an increasingly important skill, but how do you do this?

HR, company culture & leadership

The organisation of the future

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How to prepare an organisation for a future of exponential change.

HR, company culture & leadership

AI for managers

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Unlocking the power of artificial intelligence in organizations

Technology, transformation & innovation

AI revolution

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Revolutionizing with AI: navigating the AI transformation

HR, company culture & leadership

The future of leadership

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Navigating uncertainty in the era of rapid change

Technology, transformation & innovation

Trends 2030, are you ready?

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Afraid of the future? What lies ahead?

Testimonials & References

You gave us all honest, inspired and entertaining insights. Your performance was highly appreciated by the conference participants and EU members.


Enthusiastic speaker, a good and versatile story. Everyone was ‘wowed’ by the lecture.

Maarten Buikhuisen, CEO GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

Your contribution was particularly dynamic and inspiring! The participants experienced recognition, awareness and certainly, a wake-up call. In short, an excellent contribution through a highly professional performance.


A dazzling journey through new technology. The enthusiasm and energy during his presentation, combined with the visuals, provided a successful kick- off to our event.

Patrick Steemers, PARTNER DELOITTE

An impressive and noteworthy presentation for our employees and customers. The rate at which change is happening - which you eloquently brought across in your energetic speech - requires a disruptive approach. To be continued!

Rob Pols, CEO ATOS

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