Yuri van Geest is a passionate professional, author, international keynote speaker and serial entrepreneur on exponential emerging technologies. He has a strong background in corporates, agencies, central government and startups and his own innovation company Trend8.
Yuri is the Dutch Ambassador of Singularity University, Managing Director of the Singularity University Summit Europe. He was co-founder/lead organizer of successful corporate hackatons and non-profit events & communities like Quantified Self Europe and Amsterdam, Mobile Monday Amsterdam, Lean Startup NL and TEDxAmsterdam. Yuri is co-author of the bestselling book “Exponential Organisations’.
Yuri was a key member of the Topteam Creative Industry within the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation in the central Dutch government which focused on driving innovation at the ecosystem level.