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This week I was at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona to check out all the latest tech trends on 5G, AI, VR, gadgets, selfdriving and showcases by all big companies like Google, Samsung (and their brand new S9), Huawei (Selfdriving Porsch driven by phone), Nokia (new old-school phones) and much more! It was HUGE!

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I interviewed Ben Banerjee, organizer of the Blockchain Leadership Summit in Switzerland on March 9th. They have a fantastic program with people from the UN, big banks and politicians who will talk about what to do with blockchain. What is the focus? How is the conference setup? Which speakers can we expect? What people join the conference. How is it organized? Use the code BiC (small i) for a discount if you are going!



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Electric cars sceptic Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear did an amazing positive review the Tesla Model X! A very fun video to watch this weekend.In a test of the Tesla Model X, Jeremy Clarkson is joined by lawyers in this legally perilous task. Watch full version

I also did a review of my Tesla Model X after 40.000km (video in Dutch):


My review is a very popular video on youtube, but not as popular as when something goes wrong! Here I had no range with my Model X and stranded 1 mile away from home. It then took a full day and 2 trucks to get it home! Nothing as interesting as fun as when something goes wrong! (video in Dutch)

How is it to start your own ICO? Feel the drama excitement and passion it takes. SEAL combines NFC chips and blockchain technology to verify wether clothing and products are authentic. They are on a mission to fight “fake” products by letting brands ad their products to the blockchain, scannable for all customers by just using your smartphone. How do you build the good team & connect to the advisors? How do you promote the ICO? I talked to CEO Bart Verschoor at the day they were supposed to start the pre-ICO after working on it for a year. But that did not happen…yet.

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To be really safe you need to have hundreds of different passwords for all the different websites that you log on to – and it’s also best to change them every once in a while. And let’s not even start about the struggle you need to go through when you forget them. It’s extremely inconvenient and hard to manage. That’s why Ori Eisen started Trusona to replace usernames and passwords with an app that makes it extremely easy to login. You just scan a QR code on the website with your Trusona app and you get access. I interviewed him. How does it work? What does it cost? How much money has been invested in the company and what companies are implementing it? And which millions of websites can use it for free?

See how Trusona works in 30 seconds!

Frank Abagnale is an American security consultant known for his history as a former confidence trickster, check forger, and impostor between the ages of 15 and 21. He became one of the most famous impostors ever, claiming to have assumed no fewer than eight identities, including an airline pilot, a physician, a U.S. Bureau of Prisons agent, and a lawyer. Abagnale’s life story inspired the Academy Award-nominated feature film Catch Me If You Can (2002) and he now supports Trusona. Can you find the real Frank Abagnale?

Watch his inspiring talk at Google:

Michael Maccoby is an American an psychoanalyst and anthropologist globally recognized as an expert on leadership for his research, writing and projects to improve organizations and work. He has authored or co-authored 15 books and consulted to companies, governments, the World Bank, unions, research and development centers and laboratories, universities and orphanages or taught in 36 countries. He also is my uncle-in-law. I interview him about his youth and what drove him to become an author – we will be doing more interviews together. He talks about how his father got him interested in other religions, his radio show when he was 15 years old and his time at Harvard Oxford.

Watch Michael Maccoby’s very interesting talk at Google about leadership below!

Vincent Everts is a serial software entrepreneur and a passionate trendwatcher which has inspired 500.000+ people during presentations and events. He regularly presents on radio, tv & in the media on digital innovation. He is known for his limitless energy, pointed questions and deep knowledge.

Since 2014 he is the founder and organizer of the largest Blockchain Innovation Conference in the Netherlands with 400+ attendees and 80+ speakers. He is a recognized expert in the crypto/blockchain world and is also organizer of the Crypto Investment Summit and largest Dutch crypto conference Day Of The Crypto with 1.000+ attendees, 100+ speakers and 30+ blockchain startups and ICOs.

Vincent is passionate about the changes which the blockchain will cause in identity, government, logistics, healthcare, (E-)commerce, fintech and mobility. Especially the change to electric selfdriving cars has his passionate interest.

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Bill and Melinda Gates are doing a great job spending their money on healthcare and education. They dedicated there annual report of the foundation this year to their biggest benefitter Warren Buffett.

The world is doing really well. Poverty is plummeting, child death are down by 50% and more then 122 million children have been saved.  Melinda and Bill are presenting the numbers in this  letter.

But take a look at the best presenter in numbers Hans Rosling who died 2 weeks ago. He was the beste authentific presenter of statistics ever. God I LOVED his presentations.. Here he tells the story of 200 countries, 200 years  in 4 minutes. BRILLIANT

If you want to see the letter of of Bill & Melinda in a smooth video  then click on this one.

Biggest fact! 122.000.000 million kids did not die because of all the investments!

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Almost 50% of the kids who die do this in the first month. 


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And a low child mortality with  a log GNP is possible! Look at China compared to USA

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If you have 20 minutes watch the first TedTalk which made him famous and opened the eyes of all the audiences all over the world. What really cool is that you do 100’rds of test yourself with the Gapminder tools.

We need better food

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And when women can decide when to have kids the survival rate is twice as high and the total amount of kids goes to 2!

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We have come a long way but still lots of work.

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The goal is 0%! Poverty, Child deaths all the large diseases.



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Michael Blackman General Manager  #ISE2007 @ISE_2007  Integrated Systems Europa started the show 13 years ago for the B2B professional Audio/Video equipment suppliers and integrators. It was 2000 people then. 13 years later the show is still in Amsterdam and Michael talks about the trends in 2017 and  also how the show started and why the Netherlands is still the place to be!