SPEAKER | INNOVATOR | INSPIRATOR

PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

I look forward to discussing what way you would like to inspire your audience, so I can create a customised session for your event. Perhaps this might be an inspiring keynote presentation, a masterclass, or a highly interactive workshop. The following topics are most popular:

TRENDS IN TECH

New technologies often take time to become mainstream. Understand why people often resist new technologies, and what you can do to make your tech products and services more successful.

NEW WAYS TO
INNOVATE

Learn how you can use new innovation methodologies like Design Thinking, Agile, and Lean Start-up to transform your organisation into a lean innovation machine.

THE FUTURE OF
MOBILITY

What is Mobility as a Service (MaaS)? Which opportunities and threats does it bring? What do users actually want? Inspire your audience with an insight into the future of mobility.

DISRUPTIVE
TECHNOLOGIES
IN RETAIL

Learn about seven technologies that will transform retail: Internet of Things, Drones, Robots, 3D printing, Augmented reality, Virtual reality, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

DISRUPTIVE
TECHNOLOGIES
IN EDUCATION

Learn how new technologies will facilitate a new way of learning, offering personalisation and choice to students. And how AI, IoT, AR, VR and holograms will change the way we engage students throughout their journey.

DISRUPTIVE
TECHNOLOGIES
IN CONSTRUCTION

New technologies enable creating unique buildings at affordable costs. Digital platforms match supply and demand. What will happen when new players disrupt the market?

DISRUPTIVE
TECHNOLOGIES
IN HEALTHCARE

New technologies trigger new challenges like privacy concerns, changing roles of doctors, and new patient journeys. Learn about the challenges and the opportunities in healthcare through innovative examples.

DISRUPTIVE
TECHNOLOGIES
IN FINANCE

Digital innovations disrupt the financial industry and transform customer journeys. Learn about changing consumer behaviour and the opportunities this represents.

DISRUPTIVE
TECHNOLOGIES
IN AGRICULTURE

Smart technologies are crucial for creating a sustainable, productive agriculture business. Drones, robots, biotech and data-driven decision-making turn agriculture businesses into tech businesses.

ABOUT ME

Prof.ir. Deborah Nas

New technologies make innovations possible that surprise, rejoice and frighten us.

 

With the rapid technological developments, increasing digitization, 

and users who are less able to indicate what they want, successful innovation is a challenge.

 

Over the last 20 years, I have gained hands-on experience in hundreds of innovation projects for large and small companies. I build on this knowledge and experience when helping companies to innovate successfully. I also work with investors and startups to create the right product-market fit, with a special focus on matching technological opportunities with strong customer insights.

Author "Design Things That Make Sense"

Tech Innovator's Guide with practical design strategies for successful innovation. A source of inspiration and knowledge for everyone working in innovation. designthingsthatmakesense.com

TU Delft, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering

Professor of Strategic Design for Technology-Based Innovation. This enables me to bridge the divide between academia and industry, and  build on the latest academic insights in innovation methodologies to the benefit of both.

Keynote speaker and advisor

Keynote speaker on technology and innovation at (corporate) events and conferences.

Advisor and sparring partner for C-level management, investors and startups.

 

Hardt Hyperloop

Member of the supervisory board at Hardt Hyperloop, a revolutionary, affordable, zero-emission, high-speed transportation system.

 

Bright River

Member of the advisory board at Bright River, the visual content solutions provider for world-leading e-commerce brands and retailers.

Cre8, board member of a social venture in design and urban manufacturing, I have the opportunity to experiment with innovative business models that can change the world for the better.

 

MAKING INNOVATION WORK

New technologies open up unprecedented opportunities for innovation. But if you’re not moving, they will pose an enormous threat. New players that embrace these new technologies will come up with new business models and disrupt your market. Before you know it, you’ll be out of business.

 

I’m a C-level sparring partner, working with companies that want to be ahead of the game and make their organisation future-proof. I initiate and lead ambitious innovation projects, help design new value propositions and define innovation roadmaps. Contact me to discuss your innovation challenge.

I enjoy working with investors and startups to speed up value creation. For example, through assessing product-market fit or by building long term partnerships in exchange for equity. Contact me to explore how we can work together.

 
 

recent work

REVIEWS

"We were impressed by the content on innovation & adaption. 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!"

 

-  HR TECH Investor & CEO / HR Tech Meetup Netherlands