Richard van Hooijdonk
Trendwatcher, futurist and international top speaker Richard Van Hooijdonk takes you to an inspiring future that will drastically change life, work and business.
As a futurist, keynote speaker and trend watcher, Richard van Hooijdonk is an authority on the emergence of new technologies. He has several chip implants, because he wants to physically experience the future himself. His inspiration sessions have been attended by more than 550,000 people and he is also a regular guest on television and radio programmes.
With his international research team, he investigates trends in robotics, drones, self-driving systems, 3D & 4D printing, sensors, blockchain, quantum computing, neurotech, biotech, platforms and augmented & virtual reality. Together with artificial intelligence, these technologies provide ground-breaking opportunities, but also challenges and threats for people, businesses and governments.
Since 2014, Richard has been a speaker at many prestigious institutions and organizations such as Google, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung, Gartner, Interpol, the European Commission, PWC, Deloitte, Booking.com, Heineken, Unilever, Huawei, NIKE and many more.
In addition, he is the CEO of Future Intelligence Agency, Trendforce, which recently introduced its COVID-19 ‘Road to Recovery’ program.
His passion is to inject a fresh new mindset that helps people and organizations understand, embrace and discover the world of tomorrow. With a powerful mindset, we determine health and success, but also happiness and a thriving economy.
Through his online blog, he shares his findings on the trends and developments of our time every week. To date, he has published 1,500 articles and 60 white papers, books, and e-books. One of these, ‘Tomorrow’s World’, became a bestseller.