Day After Tomorrow Tour, San Francisco

In insecure times, people often wonder what the future will bring. What if the future has already started today? The new world is coming and it’s coming really fast!
A few months ago, we organized a unique event for the car insurance companies. Key note speaker was Steven Van Belleghem – author of ‘When digital becomes human’. Steven is a thought leader on the transformation of customer relationships and the future of marketing. He is an expert in inspiring companies to become true customer-centric organizations in this high speed digital world.
As you know, UBench always tries to be aware of the latest trends regarding customer centricity and the newest digital revolutions. That’s why I joined the Day After Tomorrow tour – organized by Nexxworks under the motto:

“Innovation is not a theory. It is something you do.
You need to be exposed to it to be infected.” – Nexxworks

The world is changing. Are you ready?
The days were too short.  So many things to discover and so little time. We met some real game changers: visionary companies which are developing at the speed of light. Real examples for us tiny Belgians.
Planet Labs: See change. Change the world.
Carbon 3D: Make choices. Focus is a super power.
Autodesk: The world is changing. Are you ready?
Oak Labs: Online and offline are no longer discernible spaces.
Runway: Startup incubator guided by Jeremy Owyang. Jeremy shared his interesting vision on ‘collaborative economy’: the socio-economic system based on sharing and collective consuming.
Bitcoin: the Blockchain model.
Please visit the LinkedIn profile of Katrien Devos, one of my travel companions for a more detailed story of our Day After Tomorrow trip.
Danny Lein summarized his key take aways in a small digital booklet ‘The Day After Tomorrow – Silicon Valley Tour 2016
Be inspired!
Warm regards,
Peter Verbraeken