Steven van Belleghem
Steven is one of Europe’s thought leaders in the field of social media, conversations and digital marketing. Throughout his career, Steven has studied the impact of digital and social media on consumers and organizations. He uses this knowledge to inspire and facilitate companies to adapt their existing approach to today’s reality. Over the years, Steven has hosted hundreds of workshops for top and middle management to help them with their conversation strategy. Steven loves to share his vision through inspiring papers and presentations. He also likes to share on his Slideshare page, which is one of the most successful pages in the world. Read more
Seth Shapiro is keynote coach at economics wednesday. In 2007 Seth Shapiro founded ARC: The A & R Channel. ARC is a video-on-demand channel currently seen in 17 million households in the U.S.. Seth is also a partner at Media Valuation Partners and the Opportunity Management Company and principal consultant at New Amsterdam Media LLC. Read more.
Scott Smith is the founder of Changeist and the principal voice behind the writing and research. He brings over 20 years’ experience studying the development of technology and tracking social and cultural change. Scott is keynote coach at tuesday and will introduce us to several subjects related to the Smart Society (the topic of tuesday): the post-reset landscape, computational culture, fabricated future and technology and learning—how distributed networks are changing how education is shaped. Read more
Marc Koetse, Printed electronics
Marc Koetse of Holst Centre is a specialist in the field of flexible and printable electronics. Holst Centre is an independent open-innovation R&D centre that develops generic technologies for Wireless Autonomous Sensor Technologies and Flexible Electronics. A key feature of Holst Centre is its partnership model with industry and academia based around shared roadmaps and programs. It is this kind of cross-fertilization that enables Holst Centre to tune its scientific strategy to industrial needs.
Janjaap Ruijssenaars, Architect
Architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars of Universe Architecture Landscape wants to print a particular home with a giantic 3D printer. The agency already received publicity, and is widely known, by their innovative floating bed (based on magnetism)
Maarten den Braber, Quantified Self
A weight scale that twitters, a blood pressure monitor that is in contact with the doctor, an iPhone that records walking trails. More and more can be measured and can be record. But what good is it? And are there any dangers? These topics Maarten den Braber of Quantified Self will explained during his presentation.
Martijn de Waal
Since the beginning of the 90s Martijn de Waal follows the developments in the field of new media closely. First as a freelance journalist/correspondent in Silicon Valley for the Volkskrant, Nieuwe Revu, Intermediate and VPRO Radio, later as an independent researcher. Read more
Since the completion of her studies (Communication Science, University of Amsterdam, 1993), Justien Marseille has investigated the consequences of trends and changes on society. Based on continuous research to signals of change, she analyses future perspectives. Read more
Mascha Driessen Wednesday is economics day! Besides the keynote speech of Seth Shapiro, another expert will inspire the MFW participants in the field of economics: Mascha Driessen. She is a specialist in Change & Innovation Management, specifically in the areas of Strategy, Business Models and Monetization. She has a lot of experience in the broadcast industry, where she has worked for RTL Nederland, Endemol and YouTube. Read more
Inspiration on Thursday: Vincent Reinders of 22Tracks He has a radio show “Wat Anders” with rapper Jiggy Dje on FunX, a sweatpants line Thebestpantsinlifearefree.com and a successful music website 22tracks.com. Vincent Reinders (also known as: Venz) is the definition of a busy guy, always with his phone in his hand, ready to tweet news or post on Facebook. In the Netherlands you cannot ignore this multitasker and expert in the Dutch hip hop scene. With 22tracks he connects the rest of music loving Netherlands. And if it was up to him he will make the rest of the world, sooner than later, acquainted with his ideas about music on the Internet. Read more