Presentation Menno van Doorn – The Future is already here and it is Synthetic

Menno is the Director of the Sogeti Research Institute for the Analysis of New Technology (VINT / SogetiLabs). In the next video he will share the latest inspirational insights and findings of his research institute.

About Menno van Doorn

Menno is the Director of the Sogeti Research Institute for the Analysis of New Technology (VINT). He mixes personal life experiences with the findings of the 19 years of research done at the VINT Research Institute. Menno has co-authored many books on the impact of new technology on business and society: In Pursuit of Digital Happiness, AI First, The UnOrganization, The App Effect, and many more. Menno received the Computable Award “Researcher of the Year” for research done in the field of open innovation and business transformation in October 2007. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Telecom & Management School of Business in Paris and a member of the Coordinating Commission of the Social Media Research Centre Somere of the University of Twente (Netherlands). Menno is the host of a 1300+ business innovation community called “Social Strategy Talk” with events that are held in Amsterdam. He was born in Gouda (say cheese) and went to Erasmus University to specialize in the field of economic psychology. This formed the base of his human-centric view on new technology.

About the Utopia for Beginners event The Utopia for Beginners events were held in order to discuss pressing questions and problems in IT. With over 250 IT Executives we explored new ways to innovate in a purposeful way. The input came from 14 inspiring keynotes given by academics, thought leaders and business leaders and was used in several round table discussions to learn from peers in the same and different industries. We summarized these valuable insights in our report ‘Utopia for Executives’ which you can download here.

Thijs Pepping

About

Thijs Pepping is a humanistic trend analyst in the field of new technologies. He is part of the think tank within SogetiLabs and in his work he continuously wonders and analyses what the impact of New Technologies is on our lives, organizations and society. He specialized in Humanistic Counselling and Education at the University of Humanistics in Utrecht and worked for five years with autistic children. His background in psychology and philosophy drives him to find meaningful answers to business related questions and to provoke whenever necessary. He is co-author of multiple publications on the impact of new technologies, such as ‘The FrankensteinFactor’, ‘AI First – Learning from the machine’, and ‘The Pursuit of Digital Happiness’ series. See labs.sogeti.com/research for his previous and current work. VINT provides practical insight into the likely impact and innovative applications of new technologies for organizations worldwide. This valuable intelligence helps public and private sector enterprises to anticipate and plan for the complex dynamics of the future. The use of new technological developments is aimed at generating value that anticipates future developments.

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