‘Utopia for Beginners’ Summit ’19 Paris

When it comes to starting realizing our dreams, we are all beginners. At this year’s Executive Summit, we started to create a positive future under the guidance of 14 thought leaders. Ranging from University professors to professional esporters to economical analysts we discovered new perspectives on how the world is changing and how to create ‘profit for purpose’ businesses.

Here’s a glimpse of the two thrilling days in Paris where 150 CxO’s came together on the ‘Utopia for Beginners’ Summit to discuss the recent, and coming, developments in Tech.

Thijs Pepping


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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