Thijs Pepping is passionate about new technology and the human life. In VINT he combines these interests (+ many more); the synergy between humans, society, and technology. This includes AI/MI, E/M-Health, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Smart Cities, Embedded Software, Quadcopters, and Medical Robots. He will provides practical insight into the likely impact and innovative applications of new technologies for organizations worldwide. This valuable intelligence helps public and private sector enterprises to anticipate and plan for the complex dynamics of the future. The use of new technological developments is aimed at generating value that anticipates future developments.
Thijs Pepping, Senior Trend Analist @ research institute SogetiLabs
Thijs Pepping has two favorite questions: How do people give meaning to their lives and how can we build humane organizations and societies? During his studies at the University of Humanistic Studies he worked with autistic children and homeless people, but one week after his graduation his life took a turn when he started working in IT for technology companies. An exciting new world, with new people, habits, and rituals.
Due to the high impact of technology on our daily lives and the rapid developments of new technologies, his two questions turned out to be more relevant than ever. He now spends his time and energy researching and analyzing the impact of new and upcoming technologies on the individual, organizations, and society at the research institute SogetiLabs. Synopsis ‘The Synthetic Generation” Growing up with a smartphone and always being onlife. This has to affect the generation of post-millennials that is growing up. But does it make it more lonely, more analytical, more connected, or more social?
What can we say about a whole generation of individuals and what do new behaviors such as ASMR and eSports mean? Trend analyst Thijs Pepping shows how the digital and analog world is merging more and more in synthesis, but also that technology is increasingly questioned. He explains the impact of the most advanced digital technologies through striking examples.