I am a future explorer

I help people, organisations en governments to think about the future.

Toekomstverkenning voor uw organisatie?

ENGToekomstverkenningen kunnen gebruikt worden om inzicht te krijgen, een conversatie te starten of commitment te creëren. Toekomstverkennen vraagt om creatief denken, een open geest, maar ook een kritische geest. Want hoewel we weten dat we de toekomst niet kunnen voorspellen, heeft iedereen toch een bepaald beeld van hoe de toekomst eruit gaat zien.

Ik geef lezingen aan allerlei doelgroepen over onderwerpen als het maken en gebruiken van toekomstverkenningen, van trendanalyses of scenario’s, over sc-fi of ontwikkelingen op het gebied van bepaalde technologische ontwikkelingen.

Behalve een heel traject kan ik ook een eenmalige workshop begeleiden. Een dergelijke workshops is meestal gerelateerd aan het leren werken met trends of scenario’s of het zoeken naar innovatieve producten of diensten. Het doel van de workshop is om mensen met een open mind naar de toekomst te laten kijken, als gedachtenoefening (what if) en om een gezamenlijk denk- en ontwerp proces te starten.

U kunt natuurlijk een toekomstverkenning of scenario’s laten maken, maar ik kan u ook leren hoe u ze zelf kunt maken. Of hoe u ermee kunt werken.

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27 Nov 2013

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Three Horizons of the future in the present

The Three Horizons framework is a model of longer-term change. The framework can be used for theoretical analysis as well as in workshops settings. One of the things that makes the framework so useful and[...]

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10 Jun 2013

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A socio-cultural framework for scenarios

The socio-cultural framework can be used for scenarios in the field of environment, sustainability issues and water management.

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2013

IJsselID: Future places of importante

What trends and developments will influence the identity and planning of the IJsselvalley in the future? What possible meanings will be given to places in the IJsselvalley in the future?

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2013

School for Foresight

The School for Foresight offers courses and training in foresight.

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2013

Dutch Future Society

Dutch Future Society: our goal is to build a community of foresight practitioners, academics, and of course 'foresight users'.

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2013

Masterclass Foresight in Practice, Ministery of Social Affairs

the Dutch Ministery of Social Affairs and Employment offers a Masterclass 'Foresight in Practice'. In 2012 I was asked to give a presentation on the work of Trendbureau Overijssel.

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2013

Futures of Vitality - Medical Delta

Vitality is a new concept and approach for healthy ageing, which takes into account the psychological wellbeing and physical wellbeing as well. I worked on trends and scenarios for the Vitality project of Medical Delta

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2012

Seminar: The Future of Education

seminar on future trends in education and their consequences for local policy makers

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2012

The future of Overijssel's Innercities

The innercities/ city centres in the province of Overijssel are facing many challenges: vacant officebuildings and retail space, a changing population and new ways of transportatie are just a few examples.

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2012

Lecture scenarioplanning Fontys Lifestyle Studies

guest-lecturer at the International Lifestyle Studies bij Hogeschool Fontys in the spring of 2012.

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2012

FuturistaBlog

In september 2012 zijn Freija van Duijne en ik samen gestart met het blog Futurista. We schrijven over de toekomst: van toekomstverkenningen, trends, tot visionairen. Veel blogs zijn ook op deze website gepost, maar niet[...]

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2012

Weather Forecasts Utrecht 2030

Voor de gemeente Utrecht werk ik in 2012 aan ‘weersverwachtingen’ voor Utrecht in 2030. In workshops werken we aan scenario’s en deze scenario’s gaan we inzetten om de nieuwe ruimtelijke strategie toekomstvast te maken.

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13 May 2012

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An energy-efficient human being?

Instead of altering our environment to meet our energy-need, think of this scenario: how can we technology alter human being to be more energy-efficient

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2012

Future Vision Océ Printers

what business will be profitabel for Océ in 15 years?

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28 Apr 2012

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4 Pitfalls for Foresight Practitioners

Pitfalls for foresight practitioners include: the paradox of policy-free scenarios ,misuse of the scenario-axes, the temptation to 'certainify' uncertainty, and escaping from historical determinism

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2012

'Dot on the Horizon' (IPO)

the future role of Dutch provinces in 2030

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21 Jan 2012

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'7 FF's' affecting the future of Dutch agricultuur

Sseven areas of tension/conflict of landuse can also be seen as potential sources of income for farmers: food, feed, fibre, flowers, fuel, forests and fun

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16 Jan 2012

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Technological trends in agriculture

Technological trends in agriculture: ICT, nanotechnology, genomics; just a few of possible breakthrough technologies affecting the future of agriculture

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07 Jan 2012

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Trends that impact agriculture in the Netherlands

A summary of some of the most important trends that impact the debate on agriculture in the Netherlands

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17 Dec 2011

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Perceptions of the ageing population

The on-going debate on ageing of the populations keeps mentioning ‘the elderly’ or ‘the seniors’. However, like when we talking about 'youth' or 'foreigners', it is not fair to label all seniors as one and the same. Many different classifications have been devised to make a clear distinction between elderly.

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2011

Future of Diversity

What facts and myths exist about demographic diversity in the public debate?
And in what ways can the province of Overijssel deal with diversity?

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2011

The future of Knowledge

foresight project on 'the future of knowledge: in this project, we used the NL2040 scenarios from the Dutch CPB and 'translated' them to the Overijssel region.

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07 Dec 2011

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Silver economy

The ageing populations is often perceived as as threat, but also provides (economic) opportunities. For example: jobs in healthcare, increased adaptation of technologies, the leisure and funeral industry

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27 Nov 2011

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Impact of the ageing population in the Netherlands

Some possible impacts of the ageing of the population in the Netherlands: working longer, increasing need for care, living at home as long as possible, demand for care and nursing homes, a clash between generations, a very social society or a source of nuisance

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20 Nov 2011

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Ageing in the Netherlands

Ageing in the Netherlands will reach it's peak in 2040. The ageing of the population will have consequences for our labour force and social security system. The Netherlands is a relatively young country and there are big differences between regions in the degree of ageing.

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12 Sep 2011

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Goal scenarios and contextual scenarios

Goal scenarios can be used, as the word implies, to determine a strategy to reach a certain goal. Contextual scenarios deal with the so-called contextual framework, which is beyond the control of the organization.

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10 Sep 2011

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Using scenarios

Scenarios can be used to prepare for uncertainty or risk, to decide on long-term investements, in strategic processes, to innovate and search for creative solutions.

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30 Aug 2011

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Trends

Trends can be rationally researched and substantiated or can be identified more 'intuitively'. There are different levels at which trends can be identified, depending on the scale and the timeline of a trend (which of course depends on the question/subject that is researched). A trend analysis should contain the following aspects: What is the trend? How is the trend emerging? Who or what reinforces the trend and who or what inhibits the trend? The impact of the trend (for an issue or organization)? How does the trend relate to other trends?

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16 Aug 2011

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Exploring the future

Foresight experts (or future explorers) do not know what the future looks like, but can help in finding out what the future MIGHT look like. And what it means for us.

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2011

The future of Ageing

For the foresight study on Ageing we examined what society might look like in 20-30 years, considering the growing aging population that await Overijssel (and the Netherlands in general)

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2010

The future of agriculture

In our foresight study (2010), we interpreted and translated results from national and international studies to the level of the Overijssel province.

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2009

Energy in Overijssel 2030

In this foresight exercise, we explored possible futures for energy production and energy distribution of Overijssel in 2030.

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2009

The future of Overijssel's Regional Economy

In 2009 I worked on the outlook for the Overijssel regional economy.

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2009

Entrepreneur: JongeHonden Oost-Nederland

From 2007-2009 I worked as a junior-consultant for JongeHonden. By origin a Utrecht-based company, from 2009-2011 together with Gijs Langeveld I have worked on a JongeHonden 'subdivision' in Arnhem.

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2008

Scenarios on demographic change for Trendbureau Overijssel

In 2008 I worked on scenarios for demographic change in Overijssel, a region in the Netherlands