My ambition is to inspire other people to dream. I love connecting with the experts, the musicians, and artists of all kinds, to bring out the very best in them, to love to work & live with them to show personal intent and integrity, so that others want to join our projects too. My dreams are about creation, novelty, beauty, mastery, etc, I am pretty excited about design and transformation through multidisciplinary teams. I am less excited about technology for technology sake, but more about application and societal impact. Foresight scenario thinking and practices intrigue me, as well as non-linear-thinking.
I am at my best in my role as independent thinker, creator, sensemaker and architect/designer/curator of memorable experiences. Those experiences can be events (1-3 days) or long-term coaching engagements using immersive learning techniques to help companies in transformation projects. I like the mix of solitude desk-research, combined with meeting great people, and creating serendipities and intensities. I like the smell of “stage” and creating uniqueness. I have an urge to challenge the status-quo.
Bragging rights: Co-founder of Innotribe: SWIFT‘s innovation initiative. Main architect and content creator of Innotribe at Sibos. Project lead of the Digital Asset Grid. TEDx speaker, REXpedition member, and member of the WEF Tiger team Personal Data. Co-initiator of Corporate Rebels United, a movement to unite corporate rebels worldwide to ensure that true change happens virally. Charter Member of Change Agents Worldwide. On the board of The H(app)athon Project, advisor and investor in NextBank and Volta Ventures and on the advisory board of several organizations and startups. Curator-in-Residence at RELEVENTS. Microsoft Chairman Award 2005. Throughout my career, i won several other innovation and going-beyond awards. I’m happy to speak at your venue or conference, as long as travel, lodging, and cost coverage are taken care of.
I am Belgian, Flemish primitive, married to Mieke, and proud father of an 9-year-old daughter.
This blog is a challenging mix of topics related to technology, corporate values, and leading by being. This is my personal blog: the opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, views and beliefs. Content published here is not read or approved by SWIFT before it is posted and does not represent the official views and opinions of SWIFT.