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Ruud Smeulders
Sunday, 18 October, 2015
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An experienced and highly respected trend watcher, futurist and innovation manager. Widely travelled, Ruud Smeulders has delivered keynote addresses at universities and government events around the world, including addressing global financial ministers in Hong Kong in 2006 and Dutch academic researchers on innovation trends and future scenarios. His publications include the book : ’3652 x morgen – A reflection on 10 years of forecasting’ and the ‘Groot Innovatie Modellenboek’ with models en methods for professional innovation management.
Skills and expertise
In 1980 he received an engineering degree in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology. In 1984 he received his Ph.D. degree from the same university. Smeulders has 17 years experience as an innovation manager and trendwatcher. And about 20 years as a futurist.
Areas of interest
Financial markets, technological change, health systems, urban future, education and knowledge systems
Wants to talk about...
future developments in financial markets, urban development and technological change
Wants to learn about...
all new developments
Latest work
several blogs; article 'Get ready for the future now!' (SecondSight, 2015 and Beyond, 2014), books: '3652 x morgen' and 'Groot Innovatie Modellenboek'
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