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Join the Speakersbase stage at Kennisfestival Zuid-Nederland

25/07/2018

It’s been in the works for quite some time. And now, we can tell you all about it. We’re super excited to announce our collaboration for ‘Het Grootste Kennisfestival Van Nederland’!

Het Grootste Kennisfestival Van Nederland

If you don’t know about ‘Het Grootste Kennisfestival Van Nederland’: imagine a festival with food trucks and bands where the real rockstars are the public speakers. This concept was created at a rockfestival in 2014 which resulted in the first edition of Kennisfestival in 2016. Since then, the editions of Kennisfestival have been very successful in the Netherlands.

Tom De Ruyck at Kennisfestival

However, this is not our first collaboration with these eventing heavyweights. Kennisfestival came to us about a year ago with an interesting idea. They wanted to create a platform that could showcase the public speakers from Kennisfestival. And besides that, they also wanted to share stories from the Kennisfestival. This was a perfect match for us, since we already created the technology to create such a platform. This resulted in ‘Het Grootste Kennisplatform Van Nederland’.

Since our collaboration has been successful, we were looking if we could work together even more. Kennisplatform was organizing their latest edition in Breda and asked if we could fill our own stage. We didn’t hesitate a moment! We started looking for speakers and created a line-up that will engage the audience of Kennisfestival.

The Line-up:

Gerrie Smits

Gerrie Smits has become an expert at everything digital with over 20 years of expertise. In his latest venture, he has taken on Blockchain which is the technology behind the (in)famous Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.  On top of that, Gerrie recently released a book called “Blockchain is WTF (Wanderous & Totally Fundamental)”. He argues that Blockchain is more than just Bitcoin (or other cryptocurrencies) and could actually benefit different industries.

Speakersbase Stage: 13:00 – 13:45

Suyin Aerts

Suyin Aerts is a true entrepreneur. She runs her own company and speaks at various events. Besides that, she is also involved in different non-profit organizations. The backbone of her succes? “Networking”, she says. In her keynote, Suyin will explain why it is important for professionals to start networking. She will also give tips and tricks to become an inspiring, authentic, and a future-proof leader.

Speakersbase Stage: 14:05 – 14:45

Dado Van Peteghem

Dado Van Peteghem is a serial entrepreneur and co-author of ‘Digital Transformation’. Besides that, Dado co-founded multiple start ups and helped organizations from all over the world become future-proof. Dado also co-authored the book ‘Corporate Venturing’, which highlights the importance of collaborations between start ups and corporates.

Speakersbase Stage: 15:05 – 15:45

Florence Pérès

In this digital age, there are a lot of challenges. Technostress is one of those challenges. Luckily, Florence Pérès knows exactly how you can cope with this. Florence has created a way of preventing a (digital) burn-out, based on different scientific insights. You can read all about it in her book ‘Digital Detox’, where she explains the detox trajectory in detail.

Speakersbase Stage: 16:05 – 16:45

Tom De Ruyck

As Managing Partner at InSites Consulting, Tom De Ruyck travels around the world to spread the word about ‘The Age of Relevance’. Everybody is talking about how technology is changing the customer experience. But Tom argues that technology doesn’t define the customer’s experience. Instead, customer experience is defined by the way companies address their customers’ needs.

Speakersbase Stage: 17:05 – 17:45

If you want to see our speakers in action, make sure you order your tickets for Kennisfestival. Use the code “Speakersbase@Kenniszuid2018” for a €20 discount!