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KPN innovatie tour MWC2015

Are you in Barcelona next week? I would love to invite you to the MWC Inspiration Tour, hosted by CM and myself. In one hour, we will visit the 30 most important highlights of Mobile World Congress. You will see the latest technologies in 5G, handsets, mobile payments, virtual reality, IoT, connected cars and a lot more by companies like Samsung, Huawei, Acer, Qualcomm and Telefonica! I would love to show you around, so join the tour and have a drink with us afterwards at the stand of CM (only when you take the afternoon tour)! See you there!


The tour starts @ CM Stand Hall 8.1D50
No registration required


14.45h gather – Tour start at 15.00h – Tour ends at 16.00h -> Drinks afterwards
10.15h gather – Tour start at 10.30h – Tour ends at 11.30h
14.45h gather – Tour start at 15.00h – Tour ends at 16.00h -> Drinks afterwards


Last year I did a tour of MWC2015 for the board of directors of KPN. Mobile World Congress is overwelming but amazingly interesting and I made 23 video’s of it. Get some inspiration before you come!

MWC Ericsson Tour

KPN VIP tour with the Board of Directors and 22 other videos (Dutch)

About CM

CM Telecom – The Heart of Mobile is one mobile platform for messaging, payments, apps and voice in the heart of the mobile ecosystem.

We are an experienced global mobile services company using platform innovation since 1999 to help companies engage with their consumers. We enable mobile messaging and payment functionality across a range of critical business processes, including customer interaction, marketing campaigns and mobile CRM. Mobile is the most effective ways to engage with customers.
We guarantee you’ll reach your audience, whatever the channel.

We provide mobile solutions, easily accessible through web browsers and mobile applications that clients use to increase engagement.

Interview with Jeroen van Glabbeek, CEO CM (Dutch)

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Who wins/loses?

In the newsletter I accidentally picked Scott Galloway’s presentation of last year, here’s the one of 2016! Amazon, the company he roasted in last years video was eventually the big winner. They earned 51 cents of every dollar that’s spent online!

Scott Galloway earlier last year, in January 2015:

An incredible intense story told by marketing professor Scott Galloway (NYE Stern School of Business) about the Four Horsemen: Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Who is gonna win and who is gonna die? Well, no one is going to die but Amazon is in trouble at the moment and he predicts that Apple is going to be the first trillion dollar brand.

But what about Google and Facebook?

Instagram (owned by Facebook) has 25 times more interactions than Twitter and 15 times more than Facebook! And Facebook is beating Google when it comes to video sharing. Social is dominated by Facebook. Now I’m panicking! Do I have to switch? What are you going to do? Huffing and puffing I’m lying on the floor after this presentation. Prepare for 90 slides in 15 minutes (and a 10 seconds break to catch his breath) by marketing professor Scott Galloway.

Charles Genschke

In the US I had an extensive interview with Charles Geschke. Together with Dr. John Warnock he founded Adobe in February 1982. It became one of the world’s largest software companies. Up till now, Adobe has a major impact on how we create and consume content on all our devices. The annual revenue is more than 4 billion dollars, 7 months ago they introduced Adobe Creative Cloud, their own cloud service.

Extensive interview with Charles Genschke

I talk with Charles Geschke for 45 minutes about the start of the internet, his time at Xerox Labs and the founding of Adobe in 1982, together with John Warnock.

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2015 review

It was a good year! And for you English follower here is a playlist of my best English spoken videos in 2015.
My favourite events like Mobile World Barcelona, Websummit Dublin, CIOday Amsterdam. Interviews of people like Vint Cerf, father of the internet, Charles Genscke founder of Adobe and master reorganiser and the latest gadgets en Tesla movies. First let me introduce my top 10 selection of the 2015 english videos here.

My review of the best english 2015 videos


Complete list of the highlights of English videos 2015


Big Apple Circus

When you are in New York and you want to have a great time with your kids you have to visit the circus, the Big Apple Circus! We watched the show and afterwards I talked to the artistic director Guillaume Dufresnoy. Born and raised in Bordeaux. How do you run a circus in New York in 2015? I edited 3 videos, each in a slightly different way. You can watch them here.

With editing software

Editing software on my phone

Cut and published on my phone


Jojanneke van den Bosch Westernorphans.org

At the Websummit I met Jojanneke van den Bosch. She was 14 years old when her mom passed away, five months after she already lost her dad. SShe and her sister were unable to find a foster family because her sister was 18 years old. Fighting for their home because they were not on the lease, they had to sell nearly all of their belongings. It was as if they were walking a tightrope and hoping to make it to the other side without falling off.

It motivated her to help other kids in these situations, kids all over the world which often remain invisible. Every day, 5760 kids all over the world lose their parents. She launched Westernorphans.org and recently gave a TED Talk in Delft.


On the Westernorphans.org platform you can read chapters of her book ‘So, you’re an orphan now.’ This book is an collection of 24 short stories of her live as an orphan with practical tips. She wants to inspire kids, encourage them to help each other out and and offer them support. Orphans often find it hard to ask for help, for example on social media. Teenagers are really busy with their own image to the outside world and for them it’s really important to be seen as one of the cool kids and not as an orphan. It’s really hard at that age to reveal their vulnerability, especially in the jungle that we call high school.

TEDxDelft TED Talk

Watch Jojanneke’s very passionate TED Talk in Delft here, where she explains her motivation and goals:

Vint Cerf

I met a lot of really interesting people at the People Centered Internet Conference at Stanford University. I made a total of 16 interviews including an interview with Vint Cerf (the father of the internet). But also with CEO of the Estonian E-health Foundation Madis Tiik and the initiator of the San Diego medical records hub Ted Chan.

You can watch all the 16 interviews in this playlist:

Vint Cerf explains why the ‘people centered internet’ is essential for healthcare innovation

Vint Cerf, better known as the father of the internet, is co-organiser of the ‘people centered internet’ and explains why integrating the health care date through the internet is essential for innovation. He talks about the Estonian example I also talked about with Madis Tiik.

Madis Tiik, CEO of the Estonian E-health foundation explains the Estonian central health records system

Last month I visited Estonia, a country ran as a startup. It has a centralised healthcare records systems, founded in law, where all health care providers work together. For a total of $10 million it was implemented between 2004 and 2010 and it has been working now for 6 years. What are the experiences and lessons learned? What about professional rivalry? The mistrust of citizens? IT problems? CEO Madis Tiik discusses it all.

Ted Chan, Department chair of the Emergency Medicine department at UCSD about their medical records hub

San Diego has 3 million people and 100.000+ health care workers. They share a medical records hub with millions of interactions per month for only 3 million dollars a year. Ted Chan is a medical doctor who worked on it for 5 years since 2010 and it went live in 2013. What are the lessons learned? How to overcome trust en business competition? Where will it go from here?

Pier 9 Autodesk makers lab

I’ve spent 5 years of my life being an AutoCad dealer and another 5 years as a dealer for third party software called AutoManager WorkFlow, the document management solution, at BlueCielo. It turned out te become a 20 million euros company.

Autodesk Gallery

Now I returned to The Valley and had a tour at the Autodesk gallery where they show of cool products they design. A lot of 3d printing and other manufacturing skills. A very nice showcase:

Makers movement

They also want to be a part of the Makers movement. Anna Waldman-Brown tells more about this network. She advises policy-makers on supporting local hardware ecosystems through the Maker Movement— including government representatives from the United States, India, Taiwan, Iceland, Ghana, Colombia, and Germany. She has co-organized Maker festivals in Barcelona, Boston, and Ahmedabad:

Autodesk Makers Lab

So Autodesk created a very cool makers lab with expensive gadgets and machines at Pier 9, the hottest place in San Francisco. Again a lot of 3D printing gadgets but also an ultimate CNC machine that has to connect the Autodesk software and networks. Hans gave me a tour, he works for the CTO office of Autodesk:

Solarus Venlo

Just landed from San Francisco and I was already on the move to Venlo where the head office of Solarus is based. It’s a solar factory that moved to The Netherlands after 10 years of R&D in Sweden. They chose Venlo because of our amazing manufacturing skills. Normally solar cells have an efficiency rate of 20% but by creating both heath ánd electricity these solar panels have an efficiency of 75% which makes them very unique.

Take a look at the tour through the factory and hear more about the background of this project from their Swedish chairman Göran Lundgren. He explains how the project started at Vattenfall, the Swedish enery giant owned by the state that als bought Nuon. And how they now want to conquer the world.

In South Africa they need one of these panels (500 euros) for their heat and electricity. In The Netherlands we will need 4 of these panels for 60% of our annual electric juice.

The Tour

Solarus gave me a tour at their factory in Venlo.


Alok Batra is een super slimme Indiase engineer die zowel zelf bedrijven heeft gestart als bij grote corporates als Google en Cisco aan het werk is geweest. Hij heeft zich nu met zijn bedrijf Atomiton volledig op the internet of things gestort. Hij heeft een IOT platform ontwikkeld waarmee je hele grote aantallen IOT devices kunt beheren en met elkaar kunt laten communiceren, een Facebook for things maar dan veilig.

De grote kick-off is in Chicago waar onder meer slimme lichten, parkeerplek sensoren en sensoren die voetgangersstromingen meten met elkaar geconnect worden.