Yuri van Geest

Yuri van Geest

Public Speaker

Yuri van Geest is a specialist in the field of Singularity. Singularity is a term that describes the exponential development in technology. In which technology is developing faster and faster.

He has been actively involved in the worldwide Singularity movement since 2008. In 2010 he was the first Dutch person to be an alumnus of Singularity University in Silicon Valley, which originated from NASA and Google with Ray Kurzweil, Peter Diamandis and Larry Page as the driving forces. He is now a multiple alumnus. Since 2011, he is the official Dutch ambassador of Singularity University, which he founded in the Netherlands. He is also an advisor to the World Economic Forum.

His book Exponential Organizations was published in 2014, which he wrote together with Salim Ismail. The book has now been sold more than 300,000 times and has been translated into 20 different languages. The bestseller shows how a new breed of companies, able to embrace new technologies and make them work to their advantage, are leaving the competition far behind.

The book was rated as one of the top 5 business books in 2015 by both Fortune and Bloomberg. Yuri van Geest was recognized by Thinkers50 in 2017 as one of the 50 Most Promising Management Book Writers in the World, also known as the ‘Oscars for Authors of management books’.

Yuri van Geest travels the world to share the ideas of his book with the world, in the form of workshops, training courses, keynote speeches and panels.

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