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Speaker, Lectures & Webinars

spreker technologie

Jarno Duursma is a speaker, author and tech expert. He is one of the top speakers in his field.

See below which presentations he can give. He always makes customized talks! Feel free to contact him.

Want to know more about Jarno? Here are all his media appearances. Or take a look at his Wikipedia page.


Tech Trends 2030

What technology trends are relevant? Which trends are going to make an impact within your industry? What do you really need to know? What is relevant and important for the future? That’s what you’ll hear in this lecture.

How do we stay human in the age of digitization and artificial intelligence?

During the corona pandemic, we felt it overwhelmingly: technology helps us move forward. Without our digital resources and smart software, cloud services and fast devices, we can hardly do our job. However, we also need human contact. We need each other’s insights, inspiration, feedback and most of all: connection.

Synthetic Media

The future of content creation. Synthetic media are various media, such as photos, videos, texts or sound clips, that have been created or modified by artificially intelligent (AI) software. Think of deepfakes.

Artificial Intelligence

Developments around artificial intelligence are moving at lightning speed. It is the most important technological trend of the next decade.

Impact of Deepfake technology

Deepfake technology makes it possible for people in videos to do things they did not do in real life and say things they did not say. Faces, videos, voices and audio recordings can be manipulated.

Non-Fungible Token

NFT technology is a way of linking ownership to digital objects. A ‘new value system for the Internet’ is created.

Future of Work

The future of work engages us all. The future of our own personal work and the labor market of the future.

Jarno Duursma in 1 minute

Jarno Duursma in 1 minute

This 1-minute video gives you an impression of what Jarno can mean for your (online) event, congress, relation day or training day.

He tells you about the latest technological trends and translates these into the impact on business, people and society. Both physical meetings and online!

Highlighted lectures

Technology Trends 2030

1# Technology Trends 2030

What technology trends are relevant? What trends are going to make an impact in your industry? What do you really need to know? What is current and important for the future? That's what you'll hear in this lecture.

Do you want to surprise your business relations with a fascinating story that excites? Do you want to inspire your employees online, give them an 'online energy boost'? Then this lecture is perfect!

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Synthetic Media

2# Synthetic Media

The future of content creation. Synthetic media are various media, such as photos, videos, texts or sound clips, created or modified by artificially intelligent (AI) software. Like deepfakes.

Artificially intelligent systems will become our creative assistant. They are going to inspire us and help us create new things. AI Software as a digital idea machine. Machines help us explore the edges of our imagination.

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Speaker, Lectures & Webinars
Speaker, Lectures & Webinars
How to stay human in the era of artificial intelligence
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"Sometimes you're lucky and by chance a speaker appears on your path who can playfully inject the necessary dynamics into your ICT quarterly meeting. Jarno not only highlighted the latest IT trends in a humorous way, but also sparked the necessary discussions about the bright and dark sights of ever-increasing automation. He even managed to make the link to our business operations and thus contributed to a successful afternoon."
Ben Vester
Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers
Ben Vester
"Jarno took us into the rapidly changing digital world with an emphasis on artificial intelligence. During his talk he made a clear link to our business which makes it not only very interesting but also very relevant. Certainly an added value for us as inspiration but also as a reminder that it is important to know what is happening around us so that we as a company can better respond to it."
Tim de Vos
Unilever food solutions
Tim de Vos
"I heard Jarno speak about Bitcoin and Blockchain at a Rabobank event. It is one of the best expositions I have ever heard on the basics of Bitcoin and Blockchain. Jarno was able to make the complex subject matter accessible to an audience not familiar with the principles."
Krijn Soeteman
Tech journalist and author of Crypto Currency for Dummies
Krijn Soeteman
Ernst Young
Wolters Kluwer
Hewlett Packard
Gemeente Amsterdam

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Interview with Marijne (10) pupil of De Vuurtoren primary school

How long have you been a speaker?
I have been a speaker for 10 years. Or should I say: I have been a professional speaker for 10 years now. Before that, I also did it for work, but I didn’t get paid for it. When you work as a professional speaker, you are hired to give information, to inspire and to make people think. That could be at a conference, a company event or a customer relations day.


Can everyone become a good speaker?

This is a good question. In fact, anyone can become a good speaker. Take a subject that interests you and make a presentation about it. But to become a really good speaker, you need talent. So you can practise a lot by standing in front of a group of people with your presentations and learning from them. In this way, everyone can become a good speaker.

But to become a speaker who can really inspire, motivate and make people think; you almost have to make it your job. It takes a lot of practice. And again: talent.

Maybe you have noticed that you tell something at a birthday party and a lot of people listen. Then you probably have talent as a professional speaker. And what is also very important is a great curiosity. You have to have that, because then you can often talk about new things.

What should you never do as a speaker? What are the pitfalls?

An important pitfall as a speaker is to think that everyone in the room has as much knowledge as you do. That you can’t step out of your own knowledge bubble as a speaker and you can’t put yourself in the audience’s shoes. The second pitfall is that people think speakers only have to convey information. Whereas: a presentation is often also about conveying a feeling, stimulating thoughts. As a speaker, you receive the most valuable thing you can get from people: their attention. As a speaker, you can use that to take them to a certain point. Or to sketch out scenarios that are inspiring, or that people find a little bit scary.

How do you become a famous speaker?

I don’t know if there is a fixed way to become a famous speaker. First of all, it is important that you choose a subject that you like to read and talk about. A subject that you, as a speaker, can tell about hundreds, maybe even thousands, of times. Because if it is not a subject that interests you, the work as a speaker cannot be sustained. You have to be enthusiastic yourself. Secondly, it is important that you have a good website and your own social media channels. That way, people can follow you and you build up your own audience. And when newspapers or TV programmes call you, you automatically become something of a well-known speaker. But it should not be the main motive to become a speaker. Because then you’d better start a Youtube Vlog.

How do you prepare yourself?

As a professional speaker you always have a preliminary discussion with your clients. They tell you who the audience is, why the event is being organised and what they would like to hear from you as a speaker. You then get to work on this. Then I choose two or three headings, messages, feelings that I would like to convey and then I read about them or watch videos to create an extra good story. But I don’t have any fixed rituals as a speaker or anything like that.

What topics do you speak about?

I speak about everything that has to do with digitisation and the future. Think about the Internet, smartphones, smart devices, what people do online, social media and very smart computers and what our future looks like.


What should organisers look for when booking a speaker?

When you want to book someone as a speaker, you start of course on Google. You can check whether this speaker has already spoken somewhere before and whether he or she therefore has experience. To assess whether someone is a good speaker, you can then watch videos of this speaker, for example.

And as an organiser you can then think: will my audience like this speaker? It is often also a matter of feeling. You can also look at the speaker’s social media channels. What does he or she write about? Are there many or few people who follow this speaker? And I think it helps to give the speaker a call. Speak on the phone. Then you can usually feel whether there is a click and whether you have found a speaker who would like to work with you. That too is a feeling.


What tips do you have for speakers with little experience?

First of all, ask yourself what appeals to you in your work. Why am I doing this? Because you really need to be motivated inside to do the work as a speaker. The four tips I have for a speaker with little experience? Make sure you get on a stage as much as possible to practise. In coronation time, that can also be online. But later it will certainly be on the real stage. Look at lectures by other speakers on Youtube. What do you think they do well and what would you never do? And see if you can find a website somewhere with lots of visitors and if you can write articles for this website. This will put you in the picture for others. You can also take a course as a speaker, but I have never done that.


How do you see the future of your field? Will speaking permanently be all online?

No, I don’t think so. People want to continue to meet each other. If Corona has made anything clear, it is this. Some of the speaking profession will stay online, but most of it will go back to how it was. The important thing is: People will always be interested in stories. People want to hear a good story, an inspiring speaker. A speaker who takes them away with thoughts or ideas they hadn’t thought of yet. That is the best part of being a speaker.