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Thimon de Jong

Future Human Behaviour & Business Strategy

Thimon de Jong is an expert in the strategic business impact of future human behaviour and societal change. He is an internationally renowned keynote speaker, leadership trainer and workshop facilitator.

He also lectures at the social psychology department of Utrecht University. He is known for his entertaining presentations and workshops that are both academic and practical. Thimon is determined not only to inform his audience of theories and facts, but also to provide them with practical advice on how to utilise the information and help their business grow.

Over the past ten years he has presented at a variety of large multinationals like Vodafone, Skanska, Morgan Stanley, IKEA, Kellogg's, Luxottica, EY, Tetra Pak, Swedbank, Microsoft, Deloitte, Novartis and Warner.

Speaking Style: Charismatic, passionate and interactive. As one of the most engaging speakers in the world, Thimon de Jong grabs any audience with a combination of research, visuals, stories and practical business tools. Described by clients as ‘memorable intellectual entertainment.’

Speaking Topics

Digitalisation: The Human Response
The fourth industrial revolution has started and rationally we understand what kind of technology is coming, but are we emotionally ready for it? How can business leaders get their people (and themselves) to embrace all this new technology? The era of using big (people) data has only just started. Are people ready for the technology where our emotions are being monitored in real time (Emotion AI) and used by governments and businesses?

Future Partnerships
A deep dive into how relationships will develop in the 2020’s. How will (future) technology assist in improving partnerships between human beings? And - Are you ready for a robot or AI colleague? Furthermore, globally we see that personal and business relationships are getting shorter. In what ways can a companies go against the tide and create strong, long-term partnerships?

The Trust Transition
In a low-trust / post-truth / VUCA world with an abundance of choice and unlimited information, trust is slowly, but steadily moving away from the 'formal and institutionalised' towards the 'personal and informal'. How does this influence (business) decision making? How can leaders enhance trust and build trustful business models of the future?

The Future of Ethics - on Chief Morality Officers, AI ethics & The Quantified Good
This keynote deep dives into the shifting perception of society on ethics. People struggle with the power we have given to laws, rules and numbers to define what is right & wrong. But where to go next? This topic is fueled by the rapid developments in the world of AI (Artificial Intelligence): as the lines between man & machine are blurring spectacularly: how can we program human ethics in there?

Generation Z (born from 1998 - now)
Are you ready for the REAL next generation? Move over Millennials, we have heard too much about you for too long. Welcome Gen Z! And yes, they are different. These modest entrepreneurial teens have entered the world of work years ago. Wise beyond their years, they approach the world with a raw & fresh perspective. Understanding the main characteristics of Gen Z will prove to be a wake-up call to any future-oriented professional that is interested in the next generation of customers ánd colleagues.


"His expert views put a totally new light on current reality, and most importantly, where to go next." - IKEA
"Wonderful, both on and offstage." - Swedbank
"Thimon was great! He scored a 4.95 / 5. The students loved his presentation style and way of thinking."
Economit Mer Kypä – Helsinki
"We were thrilled, Thimon was superb." - IMI Management conference – Dublin
"Loved the passion of Thimon’s presentation!" - World Yacht Racing Forum – Gothenburg
"Best presenter I’ve ever seen or heard." - Pepsico Russia

Thimon was voted International guest speaker of the year in Finland 2015. shocking."

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