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Book an inspiring keynote presentation by Deborah Nas:
et concrete tips and tools to make your sector and organization future-proof!

How will technology impact our future?
What can we learn from disruptive startups?
Why does the innovation game often seem tougher for established firms?
Why do some people love new technologies while others fear them?

Seeking the secrets to successful technological innovation?

Deborah answers these questions in a refreshing and inspiring way in her presentations. She builds on 25 years of hands-on experience in innovation projects within startups, large companies and governments and, as a professor, she has an insight into future technological developments.

Acting at the crossroads ofIn science, technology, business and psychology, Deborah aptly makes the link between the individual, organizations and society. Together with the personal anecdotes in which Deborah shares her experiences as an innovation advisor, consumer and mother of two technology-loving teenagers, this helps the audience to see technological trends and developments in a larger perspective. 

Deborah's tailor-made presentations offer an interesting look into the future using inspiring examples of current and expected technological innovations and possible applications. In addition, she provides practical tips on what organizations and individuals can do to become more innovative and embrace new technologies.

Keynote presentations
pres 1 - Mens i Tech V Wereld
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How do we relate to new technological innovations?

Why do many people have a love-hate relationship with technology?

Where does our critical attitude towards technology come from? 


Technology has significantly changed our society in recent decades. Since the advent of digital technologies, developments are accelerating and the influence of technology on our lives and the world around us is increasing. If you are not digitally skilled, participating in the (digital) society and practicing professions in the (near) future will be a major challenge.

A small group of people immediately embrace new technological developments, while the majority of people are initially less enthusiastic. They adopt a wait-and-see attitude, or even experience resistance to the changes that technological innovations can bring about.

In her presentation 'People in a technologically changing world', Deborah takes the audience into the psychology behind whether or not to embrace new technological innovations, using recognizable anecdotes and surprising thought experiments.

“Our critical attitude towards technological innovations often stems from experiences in our past and the context in which we grew up. I let people experience that changing their frame of reference leads to a new perspective.”

-Deborah Nas

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Why do many startups are the established companies far behind when it comes to innovation?

Why is one innovation successful and another not?

while the products sometimes look alike? 

In her presentation 'Entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation', Deborah offers an inspiring insight into the reasons why startups can innovate so much faster than established companies. 


She answers questions such as:
• How can you develop leadership in a rapidly changing technological landscape?
• How can you turn resistance to technological innovations into acceptance?
• How can you direct innovation and increase your innovation success?

Using practical examples that are tailored to the theme of the event, the audience will gain insight into the innovation opportunities within the sector and the 'recipes for successful innovation'.

“Successful innovation requires strong leadership, a willingness to take risks and embrace possible failures.”

-Deborah Nas

pres 2 - O, L & Innovatie
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How will new technologies such as AI change our work?

How can you shift resistance and fear around these changes?

How can you please mecope with the rapid technological developments?

The arrival of new technologies such as AI, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Robotics, Internet of Things, platforms and No Code solutions will drastically change our work. This future perspective often evokes resistance and fear of losing work or not being able to keep up with the rapid technological developments.

In this presentation, Deborah explains in a refreshing and surprising way why people experience resistance to new technological innovations and how we can reduce and reverse this resistance.

Using many inspiring examples, she shows what is currently happening in the field of business professionals and what we can expect in the coming years. The audience will leave the hall with a good dose of inspiration and concrete tools to embrace new technologies!

“Big data, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and robotics will radically change our work and how we organize work in the coming decade.”

-Deborah Nas

pres 3 - Toekomst v Werk
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What developments can you expect in the energy transition in the coming years?

How can you innovate sustainably in your industry?


Sustainable business operations are no longer a choice but a pure necessity. By 2050, all companies must operate CO2 neutrally, by 2030 total CO2 emissions must be reduced by 55%, and from 2024 the CSRD sustainability reporting will be introduced in phases.

More and more companies are embracing sustainability and setting very ambitious goals: Apple's entire value chain will be climate neutral by 2030. Microsoft goes one step further and sets itself the goal of removing all CO2 that the company has emitted from the atmosphere by 2050.

Every company must take responsibility and accelerate its sustainability efforts.

Technology can help with this. But how?

In this presentation, Deborah explains in an insightful manner what the building blocks in the energy transition are, how technology makes sustainable innovation possible and what developments we can expect in the coming years.

"Only companies that fully integrate sustainability and innovation into their business operations have the right to exist in the long term."

-Deborah Nas

pres 4 - Duurz & Energietransitite

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What can AI and Quantum do for business and humanity?

Where are we now and what developments can we expect?

Sometimes technologies come along that really change the world. 
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Quantum technology are such disruptive technologies. AI is already widely used and the influence of AI on our work and lives is enormous. However, applications of AI also raise many questions.

While we still have to discover how we relate to AI, we should also start thinking about the next disruptive technology: Quantum. Quantum computers will become increasingly powerful and will be able to solve complex problems that are currently beyond the reach of classical computers. This offers new opportunities but also raises new social and ethical questions.

In the lecture 'Disruptive technologies: AI & Quantum' offers Deborah an illuminating look at a future with disruptive technologies. She makes technology understandable to everyone in the room.

“Technologies such as AI and Quantum are transforming our society, driving innovation and creating new possibilities that we cannot yet imagine.”

-Deborah Nas

pres 5 - Disr Tech: Quantum & AI
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What are the mobility trends of the near and distant future?

How can new technologies and transport concepts improve our transport system and make it more sustainable?

Mobility plays a crucial role in our society and our economy.

Unfortunately it also causes a quarter of our CO2 emissions, air pollution and (noise) nuisance. The way we transport ourselves and our goods must therefore quickly become more sustainable. New technologies and innovations make this possible.

In this presentation, Deborah offers a fascinating insight into the mobility trends of the near and distant future, such as hyperloops and cargo loops. She shows how emerging concepts such as 'Mobility as a Service' connects different transport systems.


Your audience will gain insight into how new technologies and smart algorithms can solve very complex mobility issues and contribute to the renewal of our transport systems in a sustainable way. 


"We must make our mobility more sustainable at a rapid pace. This requires a holistic approach in which policy, technological innovations, business model innovations and behavioral change go together."

-Deborah Nas

pres 6 - Tech & Inn in Mobiliteit
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What are the opportunities and threats of new technologies in healthcare?

Why is so little use made of available technological innovations?

New technologies have already revolutionized many sectors. The health sector will also face major changes in the coming decades. Technology will affect the work of the healthcare professional and the r in many waysrelationship between insurer, healthcare provider and patient. New technologies offer opportunities, but also raise questions.

Professor and innovation expert Deborah Nas highlights the opportunities and threats of new technologies in healthcare and explains in an illuminating manner why the healthcare sector only uses a fraction of what is technologically possible.

With her presentation on disruptive technologies in healthcare, Deborah Nas offers an interesting insight into developments and trends in healthcare, both in the near and far future. 

“The adoption rate of new technologies in healthcare is worryingly low. We desperately need technological innovations to create and maintain a sustainable, affordable and high-quality healthcare system.”

-Deborah Nas

pres 7 - Disr Tech in Gezondheidszorg
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What are the (digital) innovation opportunities in the construction and real estate sector, now and in the future?

What opportunities are there for your sector?

Digital technologies have already revolutionized many organizations. The construction and real estate sector will also face major innovation in the coming decades. Data and artificial intelligence make new ways of maintenance and new business models possible and offer enormous opportunities for organizations that respond to this in a timely manner.

The presentation 'Technology and innovation in construction' offers a refreshing perspective on the (digital) innovation possibilities in the construction and real estate sector, now and in the future. 

Using inspiring examples of startups from home and abroad, Deborah shows what innovations we can expect in the construction and real estate sector and translates these into opportunities and possibilities for your domain and target group. Your audience will leave the room with a good dose of inspiration and concrete tools for innovation.

"The construction and real estate sector has remained traditional for a long time, but change is coming. Digital innovations will transform the sector at a rapid pace. Startups play an important role in this."

-Deborah Nas

pres 8 - Tech & Inn id Bouw
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How can we tailor our education to the future?

What possibilities do new technologies offer education?

Can technology help with current challenges in education?

Education faces enormous challenges: the teacher shortage, inequality of opportunity and declining reading and writing skills are top priorities at every school. New technological innovations can make a valuable contribution to tackling these challenges, but only few schools embrace these technological possibilities.

With her lecture 'Technology and innovation in education', Deborah Nas offers an insight into the possibilities that technology offers, both in the near and distant future and the questions this raises for teachers, parents and policy makers. Your visitors leave the room with a dose of inspiration and concrete tools for the future. 

In this refreshing presentation, Deborah brings together her experiences as a mother of two school-age children, her knowledge as an innovation professor and her passion for education. She explains in a surprising and appealing way why new technological innovations only slowly find their way into the classroom by combining her theoretical knowledge of human behavior and personal anecdotes. 

Deborah can tailor her presentation for primary, secondary or higher education.

"Children who now go to primary school will start their first job between 2035 - 2045. The world will really look different then! We must adapt our education now to the future."

-Deborah Nas

pres 9 - Tech & INN ih Onderwijs
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