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What people ask me to speak about ...
Building Meaningful Connections at Scale
Inspiring people and organisations into building meaningful connections at scale through technology.
The 7 Mindsets of Successful Customer Relationships
Taking the audience on a journey into the 7 mindsets needed to building successful customer relationships.
Thinking Differently about the Future of Digital
An inspiring story which takes the audience on a journey from MadMen to Steve Jobs to Elon Musk and beyond. Why do we need to think different about the future of digital and how to build a future we can be proud of.
An Exponential Mindset for an Exponential Age
Let me dazzle your audience on the exponential mindset you and your organisation needs to thrive in this exponential age powered by technology.
Enabling the Entrepreneur within your Organisation
What is required to enable an entrepreneurial culture within your growing organisation? This keynote inspires your organisation to become more entrepreneurial, stimulates innovation capacity and retain top talent.
Getting the most out of People & Teams
In this keynote I bring you some hacks on how to get the most out of people and teams to get both what you want and what they want. This is a keynote about soft skills and improving inter-personal relationship skills to thrive in face to face human communication.
Organisational Change & Innovation
In this keynote I inspire organisational leaders and change agents on what it takes to steer an organisation into a digital era and how the most successful organizations of our era deal with this constant state of change.
Sep 11: Opening Keynote Online Tuesday
IBM Headquarters, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Sep 20: Closing Keynote International DDM Congress
MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria.
Sep 28: Closing Keynote at JSMC
JSMC, Jena, Germany.
Oct 4: TEDx University of Amsterdam
CREA, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Oct 5: Plenaire Keynote SugarCity in Amsterdam
SugarCity, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Oct 11: Plenaire Keynote to the RAI Convention
RAI, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Nov 6: Keynote DrukWerkDeal
Deventer, the Netherlands.
Nov 8: Opening Keynote DEVCON
Theater de Meervaart, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Nov 14: Plenaire Keynote at Liferay
Nov 22: Closing Keynote Dutch Search Awards
B.Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Dec 6: Opening Keynote Emerce Engage
Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
What others are saying
This is why I do it! To impact people like you in awesome ways.
Annika Sinnecker, Event Producer & Manager
Liferay - Nov 2018
"Chris gave a very inspiring talk at the Liferay Digital Solutions Forum in Frankfurt this week. It was targeted to IT and business decision makers and for me as the owner of this event it was a pleasure to see how engaged our customers and prospects were listening and enjoying his sympathetic way of presentation."
Eirik Berge, Event Producer & Manager
DigitalDagen - Oct 2018
"Chris was keynote speaker at DigitalDagen 2018 in Bergen, Norway, a conference themed around digital marketing. Chris did a brilliant job closing out the conference. We're very happy with Chris and so was the participants at the conference."
Nicole de Wildt, Event Manager
RiverDaisy - Oct 2018
"I had the pleasure of working with Chris at the International Doordrop Media Congress in Vienna this September. Chris was responsible for an energising and inspiring key note presentation to close the congress.
He really is a professional who makes life as an event planner like myself so easy because he is experienced, precise, and is very driven in all that he does. Besides the professional part, Chris has a very gentle and kind personality. Which makes it great to work with him.
So I highly recommend him if you are looking for a passionate speaker with a great inspirational story!"
Gerard Moussault, Head of Marketing Intelligence
RAI Amsterdam - Oct 2018
"Chris gave us a very inspiring talk about entrepreneurship within corporates. Why does it matter? How to turn problems into ideas? Show don’t tell! Just to mention a few of the topics. Great feedback afterwards."
Harmen Visscher, CMO & Event Producer
Catawiki - Oct 2018
"Invited Chris for a session on one of our ‘Catawiki All Hands’-events. Experienced him as an energetic, super inspiring and a visionary speaker!"
Ernesto Verdugo, Event Producer
Speak Internationally - Sep 2018
"I had the pleasure of working with Chris Baldwin and my experience was first class. Event organizers as myself appreciate working with speakers that understand the industry, our needs and requirements and most importantly over-deliver on their promise.
As a speaker, Chris is interesting, engaging, approachable and his content is absolutely cutting-edge. As a human being, Chris is kind, polite, funny and REAL, a quality is difficult to find these days among speakers. As a professional, Chris is flexible, determined, cooperative and incredibly committed to help you shine in your event.
If you are and event organizer, event planner or you are looking for a PERFECT speaker to bring to your event. Chris Baldwin is your guy!"
Nienke van Bezooijen, Speakers Mentor
Presentation-Master - Sep 2018
"In September 2018 I met Chris Baldwin. In a group of international speakers, he stood out from day one by his cooperative style and deep understanding of what public speaking is requiring.
As a speakers mentor I recognise the speakers who are serving the world or just aiming to serve themselves. Chris is definitely the first category! He is very well prepared to be at service for conference organizers to deliver a great value on the topic you need.
Chris is very flexible without becoming shallow in delivery or fitting with his topic. The best example of that is when Chris was asked to deliver a TEDx talk within 24 hours of the event. Normally I would advise skipping this opportunity. But Chris was skilled ánd prepared enough to nail it. That is only for the exceptions!
I look forward to seeing a lot more of Chris on the global stages because that is where he belongs!"
Steve George, Event Producer
Savage Marketing - Jul 2018
"Chris was an exceptional track leader who kept our speakers and audience engaged through out the conference. His thought leadership on SEM, Data in Marketing and Advertising and has won him a permanent place with Savage Marketing and our community. I believe his knowledge and insights will nourish any team and brand he works with."
Charlotte Thur, Event Producer
IAB Mixx Awards - 2017
To Microsoft for referring me: "I just want a send a big thank you to you for helping us find the IAB Mixx Sweden keynote Chris Baldwin. He was absolutely right for the context and the audience at our yearly event and gala last Thursday night. It was a new face for everyone and we have got very good feedback on his presentation."
Bas Seelen, Event Producer & Manager
Adform - 2017
"Chris was a last minute addition to our event. And what a great addition he was. A really inspiring view on what is happening in the world of the digital consumer. Lots of great feedback afterwards from our clients. I would definitely recommend Chris as a speaker."
Joop De Vries, Event Producer & Manager
Hanzehogeschool, University of Applied Sciences - 2017
"Chris Baldwin is a natural speaker, who is very well able to take the floor and carry away his audience while sharing with them his vision of the future. Chris has both a huge experience and a lot of practical knowledge, by which his presentation is guaranteed to be full of inspiration and possibly some enlightenment. Chris knows how to interpret modern times with the right sense of urgency."
Justus Wever, Event Producer & Manager
IAB - 2016
"IAB Netherlands – Search Taskforce organized a Search Marketing Thursday event in 2016 with the theme “search in the past, present & future”. Chris Baldwin gave an inspiring presentation about the core of online advertising and the importance of meaningful connections and was the best rated speaker of the day according to our survey."
Bertram Welink, Event Producer & Manager
Microsoft - 2016
"With a 97% attendee satisfaction rate, Chris outperformed all other speakers."
My journey ... so far.
Born & Raised on a Tropical Island
1974 - 1991
I was born in Port Vila, Vanuatu. A small tropical Island in the middle of nowhere. I started life as an adventure and never stopped exploring its incredible wonders. [Image: My back yard in Vanuatu]
The Adventurous Entrepreneur
1997 - present
My Entrepreneurial journey started in 1997, when I built my first websites, learned to program, design, market, build businesses and make money. I reached a lot of success through failure simply by finding a way forward. [Image: Finding a way forward]
A Novel Scientific Discovery
Presentation of a novel scientific discovery to an audience of 1000+ including Nobel laureates at cold spring harbour laboratories on Long Island, New York. [Image: Cold Spring Harbour Laboratories]
My Doctoral Defence
Successfully defended my PhD thesis in Medicine on HIV/AIDS in front of a 200+ audience. I describe the first finding of a drug dependent HIV-1 virus and a candidate vaccine to fight HIV/AIDS.
[Image: My PhD defence presentation]
Success in Business & Family
Very successful few years of business allowed me to slow down and focus on building a family in the French country side (3 children). [Image: Our house at Villa Billy.]
The launch of AHTI
Pitched and won 17 million from the city of Amsterdam to launch a new Institute for health & technology. Successfully launch ahti - Amsterdam Health & Technology Institute in November 2014.
[Image: The AHTI founding team (I'm on the far right)]
IAB Keynote in Stockholm
Opening keynote on the future of digital at the IAB Mixx Awards in Stockholm. Audience size 600 in grand hall evening gala setting.
[Image: IAB Mixx Podium, Stockholm]
Evangelist on the Future of Digital
I now speak for big global brands like Microsoft, Google, the IAB (International Advertising Bureau) and IPG (Interpublic Group). I speak as a technology evangelist, brand ambassador and futurist.
[Image: Some brands I speak for]
Speaker on a Mission
2018 and beyond...
As a keynote speaker I am on a mission to connect the world in more meaningful ways. For this I speak on many different podiums globally to inspire, motivate and drive people to create the change they seek and build the organisations they can be proud of.
[Image: Keynote in Bergen, Norway]
get in touch
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