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More than 650 CIOs (Chief Information Officers) came together in Amsterdam for CIODAY 2018. I interviewed 18 of them at CIO TV with NIIT as my partner, an interesting indian company with 10.000 people who started by educating 50% of the ICT people in India and has been working in ICT services in the Netherlands for 10 years. Great talks about ICT trends at Rabobank, ABB, ANWB Leaseplan & Sophia!

–  Vincent Everts, Dutch trendwatcher in the field of digital innovation | More about Vincent Everts

Is Sophia human or a robot? She has amazing expressions and at Brightday she was a big hit where 250 people asked her questions (and they loved the answers). I got lots of background info from David Chen who was an angel investor and later became the CFO of Hanson Robotics. In 2019, they will release a little version of Sophia for consumers for under $500.

I also interviewed Sophia at CIODAY. How smart is she? She looks cool but there are issues. There are 17 Sophias now in the world.

Watch a critical but interesting analysis of the Sophia project:

–  Vincent Everts, Dutch trendwatcher in the field of digital innovation | More about Vincent Everts

This week a Bitcoin Bloodbath! A gigantic battle inside the Bitcoin Cash community with a hard fork between titans as Roger Ver/Bitmain versus Craig Wright (the guy who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto). Lots of uncertainty and investors are worried with as result that the whole crypto market plunged.

We talked about this yesterday at the 1st anniversary of Bitcoin Magazine. Justin Bons (founder Cybercapital) thinks it’s a very important day because the Bitcoin blockchain is saved & the crooks are defeated! He argues bitcoin is a scam and Bitcoin cash is the most important coin.

Investor Peter Moricz, known for his opinionated views, explains this bloody wednesday.

I also talked to Chris Dawe of Effect.AI who hosted the 1 year anniversary of Bitcoin Magazine. What is Effect.AI?

Dutch:

Bij de Bitcoin Magazine verjaardag praatte ik ook met Didi Taihuttu die wereldberoemd is omdat hij al zijn bezittingen, inclusief zijn huis en speelgoed van zijn kinderen, had verkocht om te investeren in cryptomunten. Hoe zat dat eigenlijk?

En Bram Ceelen ging van marinier naar oprichter van cryptohandelsplatform Anycoindirect. Hij vertelt hoe dat was:

Ook vroeg ik de Nederlandse Bitcoin Babe Madelon Vos naar de diepe crisis. Wat geeft zij als oorzaak?

Tot slot praat ik met de oprichter van Bitcoin Magazine Wessel Simons en vraag ik hem wie hij in het afgelopen jaar het meest interessant vond:

–  Vincent Everts, Dutch trendwatcher in the field of digital innovation | More about Vincent Everts

 This week a Bitcoin Bloodbath! A gigantic battle inside the Bitcoin Cash community with a hard fork between titans as Roger Ver/Bitmain versus Craig Wright (the guy who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto). Lots of uncertainty and investors are worried with as result that the whole crypto market plunged.

We talked about this yesterday at the 1st anniversary of Bitcoin Magazine. Justin Bons (founder Cybercapital) thinks it’s a very important day because the Bitcoin blockchain is saved & the crooks are defeated! He argues bitcoin is a scam and Bitcoin cash is the most important coin. Investor Peter Moricz, known for his opinionated views, explains this bloody wednesday.

Then the future of manufacturing & smart city! Is it possible to 3D print a metal bridge? Well, MX3D printed a 12 meter long stainless steel bridge, which will be crossing an Amsterdam canal in the red light district. This bridge is smart and aware and is equipped with lots of Internet-Of-Things sensors. How do you 3D print a bridge like that and why does it need to be smart? Are cameras with face recognition not better? Alec Shuldiner explains his vision to go from one smart bridge to a smart city with respect for privacy.

Every few years I talk to Harold Goddijn, the CEO of TomTom. He is controlling a rollercoaster! In part 1 we talk about the current business, namely sharply declining device sales, selling the hugely successful telematics division, growing automotive sales and the core mapping group. Next week we will discuss the future of the company and what role they play in autonomous driving revolution.

 Now Dutch: Bij de Bitcoin Magazine verjaardag praatte ik ook met Didi Taihuttu die wereldberoemd is omdat hij al zijn bezittingen, inclusief zijn huis en speelgoed van zijn kinderen, had verkocht om te investeren in cryptomunten. Hoe zat dat eigenlijk? En Bram Ceelen ging van marinier naar oprichter van cryptohandelsplatform Anycoindirect. Ook vroeg ik de Nederlandse Bitcoin Babe Madelon Vos naar de diepe crisis & de oprichter van Bitcoin Magazine Wessel Simons wie hij in het afgelopen jaar het meest interessant vond. Bekijk de interviews hier.

Maar ook in de traditionele geldindustrie zijn er interessante mensen: Het familie bedrijf CCV heeft met 120.000 retail klanten en 200.000 pin terminals een marktaandeel van 60%. Wat is het verhaal van dit bedrijf uit Arnhem? Ik vroeg het aan de baas Mevrouw PIN Enny van de Velden. Waarom begon haar vader, die accountant was, dit bedrijf? En was zij een logische kandidaat om het bedrijf te leiden? Wat zijn hun internationale plannen? Waarom gaan de pin terminals verdwijnen?

Ik liep ook Oud-Directeur ANWB Guido van Woerkom tegen het lijf bij het PIN event. Guido is nu voorzitter van Detailhandel Nederland. Ik vraag hem naar zijn mening over de voortgang in het elektrisch rijden. Hij vindt dat de ANWB daar veel steviger aan moet trekken en hij wacht zelf op zijn Tesla Model 3!

In China zie je nu 5 miljoen LSEVs, Low speed elektrische auto’s die je daar vanaf €1.000 kunt krijgen. In Nederland hebben we de Birò, de kleinste EV voor €5 per dag! Ik interview CEO Pieter Vermeer die 1000 stuks naar Nederland haalde. Hoe begon het? Wat zijn de specs van deze mini EV die je op de stoep kan parkeren? Voelt hij de irritatie van het publiek al?

Ik ben een fan van Alexander Rinnooy Kan en naar aanleiding van zijn nieuwe boek “Bordjes Duiken: Ervaringen van een Optimist” heb ik een uitgebreid gesprek met een man die een waanzinnige carrière heeft. Nu Deel 1: Van Wetenschapper tot Bestuurder Erasmus Universiteit. In Deel 2-5 hebben we het over zijn periode als hoogste baas bij VNO-NCW en het poldermodel, de aankomende crisis in zijn tijd als ING Bankier en lid van de Raad van Bestuur, vervolgens de SER Periode en tot slot de periode van nu als professor en politicus in de Eerste Kamer.

–  Vincent Everts, Dutch trendwatcher in the field of digital innovation | More about Vincent Everts

Every few years I talk to Harold Goddijn, the CEO of TomTom. He is controlling a rollercoaster! In part 1 we talk about the current business, namely sharply declining device sales, selling the hugely successful telematics division, growing automotive sales and the core mapping group. The personal navigation devices for consumers is now only €250M (from more then €1 billion) and still declines 20% a year. They are selling the telematics business which is marketleader and tracks 1 million trucks and has €200m in sales. If you have €1 billion lying around then this might be interesting. The mapping business is growing fast and he discusess the competition with HERE & Google. Even though Nissan/Renault are in bed with google there is strong growth. Watch part one below:

Next week we will discuss the future of the company and what role they play in autonomous driving revolution.

–  Vincent Everts, Dutch trendwatcher in the field of digital innovation | More about Vincent Everts

European Women Payments Network

It is no secret that women are still underrepresented in tech & finance. The European Women Payments Network (EWPN) is the first & only Pan-European network/community that is dedicated to bring together women from all EU/EEA member states, working in cards, fintech & payments. This week, the EWPN held their annual conference with 300 women talking about how they can increase the role of women in the industry. Watch an overview of the event below:

Interviews

I interviewed the attendees at the conference and asked them: Why are they part of the network? What is their role? Are there so few women on top because of men, because of the organizations or because of women their selves? A few of these videos are highlighted below:

Martha Mghendi-Fisher is the one of founders of EWPN and I ask her about her experiences. Why and how did she start this network? What does EWPN do? Who are the members? What are the goals and what can you get out of it?

Rikke Staer is the CCO of Coinify, a crypto exchange with 45% female employees. Why is she member of the European Women Payment Network? And what are here personal experiences? We also talk about the money laundring legislation and how they are going to deal with it.

Iris Sluiter is the head of market access department at the Dutch Central Bank (DNB). Why did she join the #EWPN network? How does she look at the position of women at the regulations, the banks, and the other financial institutions?

Conny Dorrestijn chaired the EWPN conference and has been in payments since forever! After 2 days moderating I ask her: What differences does she see compared with a male event? Speakers, organization, food, looks? And what is the future of payments? What trends did she spot? Will open banking change the game?

The rest of the interviews can be watched in the playlist below. Interviewed attendees are: Silvia Mensdorff-Pouilly (Founder EWPN), Mélisande Mual (The Paypers), Tony Craddock (Emerging Payments Association), Nilixa Devlukia (Open Banking), Catherine Wines (WoldRemit), Gijs Boudewijn (Dutch Payment Association) & Dave Birch (Consult Hyperion).

–  Vincent Everts, Dutch trendwatcher in the field of digital innovation | More about Vincent Everts

 

 

Insurance industry & Innovation

Innovative fintech solutions will play a big role in the insurance industry of the future. The Digital Insurance Agenda (DIA) taps into that and is dedicated to accelerate the crucial innovation of the insurance industry as the first global community that connects insurance executives to fintech leaders.

DIA Munich 2018

This week, DIA was in Munich and I was there to see how 1000 insurance companies met with 50+ tech startups & grow ups that will disrupt the insurance industry live in action; in just two days! Watch my overview of this great innovation event where I will also show you a very interesting Dutch invention named Somnox that helps to promote sleep, a favorite of Conny Dorrestijn.

–  Vincent Everts, Dutch trendwatcher in the field of digital innovation | More about Vincent Everts

Consumer Development Trends

Laurent Haug is a French trendwatcher, public speaker, investor, entrepreneur, consultant and advisor. I talk with Laurent about consumer development trends: Will the future of retail be online or offline? Laurent thinks that blending both worlds is the way to go, but why? How does he see the distinction between offline & online disappear?

Future of robots

What about the future of robots? Are robots going to be hugely important? Will they take our jobs or will they create new jobs? What is his opinion on social intelligence of machines? We have an interesting debate!

Make sure you also take a look at his presentations on YouTube!

–  Vincent Everts, Dutch trendwatcher in the field of digital innovation | More about Vincent Everts

About Victoria Lonker

Victoria Lonker is Verizon’s Vice President of Global Products and Solutions for the Enterprise. They provide services and products in global connectivity, managed services, the hardware & installation services. Victoria tells how she went from being a poor college student, that wanted to be a biomedical engineer, to becoming the VP at Verizon. How did she experience the evolution in the telecom industry?

Verizon & the industry

What are the differences between Europe, Asia & the US? How is it that the European marketplace is more amenable to innovation? Verizon has a new CEO from Europe. How can a non-tech guy be the new CEO of Verizon? Verizon is introducing 5G for only $70/month! What else are they doing? How is it for women in the top of the industry? I talk with her about various subjects in the industry!

–  Vincent Everts, Dutch trendwatcher in the field of digital innovation | More about Vincent Everts

In this week’s newsletter:

  The reveal of Lightyear, the first electric car that can charge itself with sunlight! I am at the reveal today, to be continued! Also, Hugo te Kaat of the VGZ health insurance group explains how they use blockchain to improve maternity care in the Netherlands.

 And now Dutch: De Albert Heijn introduceert de Tap To Go, een supersnel concept voor betalen in de supermarkt dat ze binnen 1 jaar hebben ontwikkeld. Ik test het uit en interview de directeur van de Albert Heijn To Go .

Ook was ik te gast bij BNR waar ik driekwartier in gesprek ga met Jörgen Raymann en Marijn Elting over Smart Mobility. Hoe slim is onze mobiliteit nu en hoe wordt dat in de toekomst?

Verder spreek ik met Marja Ruigrok (ex-fractievoorzitter VVD & onderneemster) en we blikken terug op haar carrière in de politiek & het bedrijfsleven en wat er nog aan komt. Welke lessen kunnen we leren van beiden werelden?

 

– Vincent Everts, Nederlandse trendwatcher op het gebied van digitale innovatie | Meer over Vincent