Richard van Hooijdonk

Trendwatcher & Futurist

Richard van Hooijdonk is an international keynote speaker, trend watcher and futurist who offers inspiring lectures on how technology impacts the way we live, work and do business. Richard has several RFID-chips in his body and a brain chip implant is scheduled for the end of 2020.

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  • A New Reality
  • The Future After COVID
  • The Future of Cybercrime & Terrorism
  • Company of the Future
  • Trends! Onwards to 2030
  • The Future of Healthcare
  • The Future of the Smart City and Smart Governance
  • The Future of Retail
  • The Future of Finance
  • The Future of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • The Future of Work


He presents in English and Dutch.

How he presents

Richard’s tailored presentations are always well received and will be a thought-provoking element of any event. He is an enigmatic, inspiring and versatile speaker who is highly sought after by audiences around the world.


  • 25 Trends for 2019

In Detail

Richard is a regular guest at radio and television programs. With his international research team, he investigates tech trends like robotics, drone technology, autonomous transport systems, Internet of Things, virtual reality, biotech, nanotech, neurotech, blockchain, 3D and 4D printing and of course augmented and virtual reality and their impact on various industries. He started his career as marketing director at banks, publishing companies and technology companies where he held strategic advisory positions, was part of management teams and sat on various boards of directors. Since 2007, he has been an inspirational speaker on various topics for companies and organizations such as NATO, European Commission, Sony, PWC, Oracle, ING, Rabobank and Google.


Richard takes his audiences to an inspiring future that will dramatically change the way we live, work and do business.



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