Yuri Van Geest



Yuri Van Geest speaker, keynote speech, singularity university

Yuri Van Geest defends that technology is changing the way of doing business and that it is time to adapt. In turn, explain why there are new organizations ten times more scalable and profitable than yours (and what you can do about it).

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Yuri van Geest is the founder of Singularity University Netherlands. Likewise, Yuri van Geest is a passionate professional, author, international keynote speaker and entrepreneur on exponential emerging technologies.

Also, he was co-founder/lead organizer of successful corporate hackathons and non-profit events & communities like Quantified Self Europe and Amsterdam, Mobile Monday Amsterdam, Lean Startup NL and TEDxAmsterdam.


Yuri Van Geest  is bestselling co-author of «Exponential Organizations» a guide to navigating the shifting business environment due to the introduction and proliferation of exponential technologies.


Today’s organizations are built for a linear world: hierarchical, centralized, closed, top down and focusing on ownership due to scarcity of people, resources, assets and platforms. They evolved one hundred years ago for an era of economies of scale and relative stability and predictability.


Our environment is changing exponentially, mainly driven by exponential technologies and globalization. As a result, the world is becoming increasingly open and transparent and we are slowly moving from a world of scarcity to a world of abundance.


Exponential Organizations lays the framework for organizations to adapt and thrive in a world of abundance by diving into new organizational structures that leverage exponential technologies and a shifting global business mindset.

Recognized as one of the top 50 most promising management book authors in the world by Thinkers50, also known as the ‘Oscars for management book authors’.

Coming from the interaction of technology, strategy, innovation, organization and digitization and focusing on technological, organizational and personal transformation/innovation, Yuri has helped hundreds of thousands of people globally to embrace exponential thinking and doing since 2008.

Yuri speaks at large conferences for Presidents, CEOs or C-Suites (CIOs, CMOs, and CHROs) and Boards about how to execute successful corporate transformation in a time of fast-paced change. He also offers workshops (mentor/host), and training on the implementation of methodologies, practices and tools to help your organization to become an Exponential Organization.

Exponential Organizations

As a result of accelerating change, a new breed of businesses is scaling ten times faster than established organizational structures. Yuri calls these “exponential organizations.” The talk describes the characteristics and attributes of these organizations, and finishes with how to implement these ideas into established companies.

A Tsunami of Change - The Future of Health.

Tech Trends.

Digital transformation in banking and finance.

Innovating to the limit: how to integrate a startup into your core business.

Tomorrow's students.

Exponential Organizations.

Over the past five years, has the corporate world witnessed the emergence of a new generation of companies? Exponential Organizations (ExO)? They have revolutionized the way they accelerate their growth through the use of technology. An ExO can transform the linear and incremental way in which traditional companies grow, using assets such as their community, people on demand, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and other new technologies, until reaching a performance ten times higher than that of similar companies .Three visionaries from the business world? Salim Ismail, Yuri van Geest and Mike Malone? They have investigated this phenomenon and have documented ten characteristics of Exponential Organizations. In this book, Exponential Organizations, accompany the reader on their journey to learn how any company, from a startup to a large multinational, can become an ExO, improving its performance and evolving to the next level.

Exponential Organizations.

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