Megatrends, Customer of the Future, Changing Business Models and Latest Tech Advancements
A seasoned International speaker, Willem van der Post, breaks down the complexities of Disruptive Technology and shares how it will re-shape the way we do business in the future.
Willem further exposes audiences to the latest advancements in, inter alia, nanotech, robotics, automation, crypto currencies, blockchain, digital biology, space, 3D printing and energy. He then connects the dots between changing business models and customers of the future.
As the CEO of an exponential technology venture capital firm, his organisation uncovers disruption opportunities in partnership with global corporate clients. Prior to this, Willem was the managing partner for Deloitte Africa – Center for the Edge; a disruption innovation business with a focus on exponential technology.
Willem is an alumnus of the University of Stellenbosch, University of South Africa and University of Cape Town business school. Willem also attended Singularity University in California, a Silicon Valley think tank that offers educational programmes and a business incubator focusing on strategic progress and “exponential technologies”. He is also one of the first EXO-Works accredited facilitators in the world.
His background has been in commercial banking, insurance, venture capital and private equity. Add to that Willem’s exposure to technology – in collaboration with Singularity University both in the US and in South Africa where he has been helping organisations to transform, both digitally and structurally, into exponential organisations.
He serves as strategic advisor to the boards of various international fintech platform businesses, is Chairman of the Future Faces education crowd funding NPO, and is also the founder of a digital school for learners aged 14 to 20. The school focusses on utilizing exponential technology as tools in addressing the biggest social challenges faced by society.
When Willem is not on his mountain bike, he can be found kite surfing or enjoying the spoils of the Stellenbosch wine region with Charka, his German shepherd, never far from his side.