Richard van Hooijdonk Keynote Speaker

  • Serves as the CEO of Trendforce
  • A leading futurist, keynote speaker, and trendwatcher
  • Former marketing director and strategic advisor for banks

Richard van Hooijdonk's Biography

Richard van Hooijdonk is a leading futurist, keynote speaker, and trendwatcher known for his deep expertise in emerging technologies. With a passion for experiencing the future firsthand, Richard has even integrated several chip implants into his body, allowing him to engage physically with cutting-edge advancements. His innovative and captivating inspiration sessions have attracted a staggering audience of over 550,000 people, solidifying his reputation as an influential thought leader.

Richard’s extensive research, conducted with his international team, explores many trends shaping the world, including robotics, drones, self-driving systems, 3D and 4D printing, sensors, blockchain, quantum computing, neurotech, biotech, platforms, and augmented and virtual reality. By combining these transformative technologies with artificial intelligence, Richard unveils groundbreaking opportunities and the challenges and threats they pose to individuals, organizations, and governments.

Richard serves as the CEO of Trend force, a forward-focused intelligence agency at the forefront of anticipating and analyzing future trends. Recently, Trend Force introduced its innovative COVID-19 ‘Road to Recovery program, demonstrating Richard’s commitment to guiding organizations through periods of disruption and uncertainty. He actively lives the future by integrating RFID chip technology into his daily life, allowing him to open doors and start his car with a wave of his hand. Drawing upon his experience as a former marketing director and strategic advisor for banks, publishing companies, and technology firms, he provides strategic guidance to organizations seeking to navigate the ever-evolving innovation landscape.

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