SPREAKER | AUTHOR | PROFESSOR

DEBORAH NAS

BE INSPIRED.
INNOVATE.
MAKE IMPACT.

Get a fresh perspective on technology, innovation, and our future

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About me

"I'm on a mission to help people see how we can apply new technologies to create a better future."

I am a technology enthusiast, professor, keynote speaker and active participant in the tech innovation space. Being an entrepreneur, consultant and non-executive board member, I know what it takes to make innovation happen.

 

From my earliest days, I have been fascinated by new technologies and how they change our lives. I love sharing my knowledge on why some people embrace technology and others resist it, and what we can do to apply technology in a meaningful way.

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25 YEARS OF hands-on EXPERIENCE in
innovatiON projectS WITH startups,
CORPORATES, AND governments

Tech Innovator's Guide

"Design Things That Make Sense" is a must-have for everyone working in tech innovation. It will help teams and individuals to develop successful new products, improve existing products, and improve innovation success rates.

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"The perfect give-away at your event. Inspire your audience to become a better innovator!”

 
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Deborah is a thought leader in technology-based innovation.

She's one of the most popular speakers on technology and innovation in The Netherlands.

Through bespoke presentations, she delivers a message that resonates with the audience and inspires people.

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Testimomials

"The inspiring way of presenting and her interaction with the audience was great. Clearly you experience a successful business founder and a professor integrated in one person, that makes obviously an excellent speaker!"

Wendy Van Ierschot, CEO

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Keynote presentations

A valuable mix of technology, business, and psychology

  • How will technology impact our future?

  • What can we learn from disruptive startups?

  • Why is innovating difficult for established organisations? 

  • Why do some people love new technologies while others fear them?

Deborah answers these questions by sharing examples from innovative startups supported by the latest scientific insights on innovation success factors. She shares her experiences as an innovation expert and consumer, making her presentations accessible for diverse audiences.

 
 
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OUR LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Understand why we often fear technology but can't live without it

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NEW WAYS
TO
INNOVATE

Get inspired by the latest innovation methods and discover how startups and corporates innovate differently

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THE FUTURE
OF
WORK

Discover how technology will radically change the work of financial, HR, facility, and ICT professionals

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TECHNOLOGY 
& INNOVATION
IN MOBILITY
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Discover which innovations to expect in mobility:

from passenger transport to logistics, and from 'last mile' solutions to hyperloops

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TECHNOLOGY
& INNOVATION
IN HEALTHCARE

Discover how technology will change the relationship between healthcare provider, insurer and patient

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TECHNOLOGY
& INNOVATION
IN CONTRUCTION

Discover how startups are leveraging technology to transform the construction, infrastructure and real estate industries

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TECHNOLOGY
& INNOVATION
IN EDUCATION

Discover how technology will change the curriculum and how we learn.

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SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ENERGY TRANSITION
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Discover how technology can help speed up the energy transition and create  a sustainable business 

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DISRUPTIEVE TECHNOLOGIES:
QUANTUM & AI

What are the future technologies and how will they will change our world?

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About me

Prof. Deborah Nas MSc

I love technology, am fascinated by how markets and systems operate, and am curious about what makes people tick.

Over the past 25 years, I worked with over 100 companies to future-proof their business. Besides, I work with investors and startups on improving product-market fit.

Being a professor at the Delft University of Technology, I'm up to date on the latest scientific insights on technology adoption and resistance. I also work with diverse teams of scientists on speeding up the energy transition and responsible innovation with quantum technologies.

My rich experience and scientific knowledge base have given me valuable insight into the factors behind the failure or success of new tech products.

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" I bridge science and practice, making technology easy to understand for any audience."

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Professor Delft University of Technology

Part-time Professor of “Strategic Design for Technology-based Innovation” at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Teaching tools and methods for technology-based innovation and leading university-wide vision teams. 

Visiting Professor TU Milaan

Part-time visiting professor at the faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Teaching the innovation methodology from the book “Design Things That Make Sense”.

Keynote Speaker

Giving keynote presentations on technology and innovation at corporate and public events.

Author of "Design Things That Make Sense"

“Design Things That Make Sense” is an essential knowledge base for engineers, innovation managers, product managers, product owners, developers, designers, startup founders, and any other innovators aiming to create successful tech products. 

C-level Sparringpartner

Advisor and sparring Partner for management boards, investors, and startups.

Supervisory board member Hardt Hyperloop

Member of the supervisory board at Hardt Hyperloop, Europe’s leading hyperloop development company.

Board member Cre8 Foundation

Board member at Cre8, a social venture in urban manufacturing. We teach troubled young adults to work with 3D printers and laser cutters and coach them towards starting school or work.

Co-founder Innovation Lab Quantum & Society

Building Quantum Delta Netherlands’ Innovation Lab for responsible innovation with quantum technologies and exploring quantum technologies’ ethical, legal, and societal aspects.

 

Presentations & Interviews