Trendwatcher, futurist and international keynote speaker Richard van Hooijdonk takes you to an inspiring future that will dramatically change the way we live, work and do business. 


His inspiration sessions have been attended by over 550,000 people. Richard is a regular guest at radio and television programs.  


With his international research team of 15 specialists, 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.  


Findings are published weekly in the form of 750 compelling articles, 30 e-books and white papers. 


60 minutes

Trends and Discussion

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Richard van Hooijdonk

Trendwatcher, futurist and international keynote speaker

Virginie Claes is a Commercial Engineer from Hasselt and mother to Louis (8y) & Claire (4y). After her title as Miss Belgium (2006) and her television career on the French channel RTL-TVi - Virginie specialises in giving multilingual business presentations, moderating debates and hosting events and product launches. 


Virginie is a lecturer at the Hasselt University for the bachelor/master in Transportation sciences. She teaches social perspectives on mobility and gives workshops on road safety for schools and companies. 


But it's not all business: she also shows her good heart as an ambassador of various charities. 


60 minutes

Welcome & Moderation

Virginie Claes
Virginie Claes

TV Presenter, moderator and former Miss Belgium

Maxwell Keyte heads up Security for IBM in the Benelux. He leads a team of 230 experts who shape and deliver security projects. Maxwell has worked in the security domain as a line manager, project leader and expert advisor for 18 years, developing high performing teams and thought leadership in the security field. Team work, results, inclusivity, and strategic alignment characterize his work. Maxwell is an agile learner with a growth mindset, and is highly resilient. He lives in The Hague. He is an avid diver and cyclist who strives to prevent bad people from doing bad things.


53 minutes

Keynote and Discussion

Maxwell Keyte
Maxwell Keyte

Security Leader BeNeLux, IBM


Trends and Realities: Cybersecurity in an Unpredictable World