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
2017 - 2018
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]
TED Talk "The Choice is Yours"
I am one of the few people that can say they prepared and delivered their first TED talk on the same day. I was asked to do a TED talk the evening before the event, while sick in bed with the flu. I said "yes", got some sleep, got up at 5am and went to work and prepared a talk on the morning of the TED event that went viral on Youtube.
[Image: Giving my first TED talk]
Speaker on a Mission
As a keynote speaker I am on a mission to connect you 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]
Fastest Growing Speaker & #1 on Top10 Speaker list
2018 & 2019
Announced as the fastest growing speaker in the Netherlands for 2018 and #1 position of the top10 speaker list for the Netherlands.
10xSpeaker Community & Movement
10xSpeaker is a community of ambitious leaders looking at making a difference through speaking. In 10xSpeaker full-day training I teach you how to speak effectively and leverage storytelling to inspire others and communicate your ideas and vision like a visionary leader.