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Meet the PROs: Jo De Ridder

18/10/2018

Speakersbase is happy to announce that we have started with our PRO project! In it, we will be helping a small selection of hand-picked experts to get on stage more. Get to know the PROs! Today: Jo De Ridder!

Jo De Ridder is a consultant for Duval Union Consulting, and an expert when it comes to digital transformation, or rather, as Jo describes it, “business consulting in a digital world.” Now, why would he choose to do public speaking besides consulting? “Public speaking gives me the opportunity to interact with people on scale. That’s why I love to do Q&A’s as much as possible! Being able to answer questions on the spot, after explaining it to a new crowd is a great test to see how much they understood, and how well you explained.”

Business made digital

Now, business consulting in a digital world, how should we interpret that? “It means taking a closer look at the impact of digital on your market and competition, customer relationships, products and business models. And especially casting a critical eye over how you organize yourself to make it happen. I do this by giving you inspiration as well as examples from clients I work with day to day. The cases I lay out in my speeches always help the client to understand better, since it is more practical.”

Besides practical cases, what else sets Jo De Ridder apart? “What I find so fascinating about this topic is the angle I tackle it from: a holistic approach to business transformation. That helicopter view brings the full complexity to light but also brings a lot of answers to questions business executives are struggling with.”

We are happy to work with Jo, and we’ll be keeping you posted on his public speaking and other work!