Spotlight Stage SPL65
We Are Engines - with Jef Staes
The world switches from a flat 2D world to a chaotic 3D world. In this world of information luxury, change and disruption we must reinvent learning and working. We must embrace the power of our own human potential and become "Engines of Innovation". An "Engine of Innovation" has the power to set its own course in this turbulent world, has a fantastic learning power that harvests the ever-increasing mass of information and is able to use all kind of resources to bring his learnings into practice. After this session your mindset about personal development will be disrupted. You will understand the real meaning of passionate love for learning when you become addicted to your talents.
Red Monkey, Belgium
Jef Staes (Belgium, 1956) is an authority and thought leader on learning processes, innovation and culture change. With decennia of professional experience, he currently assists CEO’s and managers to find a comprehensive answer to the changing dynamics of today’s market. Jef does not shy away from confrontation! With a vast range of new insights and metaphors, he illustrates why managers and policymakers often reach the wrong decisions and even obstruct change processes.
Jef answers a crucial question: “Why don’t organisations learn and innovate fast enough?”. Based on his career as a software designer (GTE ATEA in Belgium & USA), training Manager and Corporate Learning Officer (Siemens, Belgium), he not only awakens people, but also presents them with a unique concept to guide them through the necessary changes.
He is a passionate and inspirational keynote speaker and author. His story is a guaranteed eye-opener and his thoughts on the future of business and education inspire many. With striking metaphors, he tackles the most fundamental issues organisations struggle with.