Yuri van Geest

Founder of SingularityU Netherlands; Dutch Ambassador at Singularity University; Co-author of Exponential Organizations

Yuri van Geest is a passionate professional, author, international keynote speaker and entrepreneur on exponential emerging technologies. He has a strong background in corporates (6 years), agencies (4 years), central government (2 years) and startups (2 years) and his own innovation company Trend8 (7 years).

Yuri is co-author of the (Amazon) bestselling book called Exponential Organizations with Salim Ismail, Mike Malone and Peter Diamandis. The book is about the fundamentally new ways startups and corporates are organized internally and externally to deal with disruption, exponential technologies and accelerated change. The is the first book by Singularity University Press globally. 

Yuri is the Dutch Ambassador of Singularity University, Managing Director of the Singularity University Summit Europe and a triple alumnus of the Singularity University, Exponential Medicine and Exponential Finance. 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 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.
Yuri speaks at large conferences for Presidents, CEOs or C-Suites (CIOs, CMOs, and CHROs) and Boards about how to execute successful corporate transformation in a time of fast-paced change. He also offers workshops (mentor/host), and training on the implementation of methodologies, practices and tools to help your organization to become an Exponential Organization. 

Yuri is also passionate about Liberal arts, Ethics, Values, and Socratic Design Workshops ( a new emerging field he's very exciting about).

Expertise

  • Exponential Organizations
  • Entrepreneurship