I coordinate my role as a consultant with the client. The most common form is that I am hired as an expert for trend analyses, foresight studies and strategic sessions (on innovation, technology and policy).
In addition, I have also supervised workshops, participated in expert meetings, led scenario development sessions and done one-on-one sparring sessions. In addition to my existing knowledge and skills, I prepare by doing desk research in advance and, if desired, conducting (telephone) interviews to clarify the context in which your organization operates. My consultancy work can take place on site or digitally, via online conferences.
My starting point for trend analyses is a statement by William Gibson: “The future is already here, it’s just not very evenly distributed.” This means that I explore developments based on smaller trends that are already visible. The time horizon of these trends and developments is usually between 5 and 25 years.
No consultant is an expert in everything. For that reason, I am transparent about where my expertise lies and where it does not. Beforehand, I always send an overview of my areas of expertise (such as healthcare innovation, biohacking, biotechnology and the influence of technology on society), areas in which I have a fair amount of knowledge (such as artificial intelligence and genetic modification) and areas in which I have limited knowledge (including quantum computing and generation Z).
In addition to consultancy, I write articles about digitization, healthcare innovation, biomedical technology and the influence of technological progress as a science journalist. In this capacity, I have written articles for Public Thinking (about the impact of technological developments on the government), MKB Team Magazine (about the future of sustainable employability) and Paneuromix (about cognitive improvement).
In addition, I have advised on the use and design of podcasts about science for NRC Handelsblad (leading Dutch newspaper) and NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research).
My standard hourly rate is 497 euros (excl. VAT, travel expenses, etc). The exact rate depends on the type of commitment, duration and any additional wishes. Please contact me to discuss the possibilities.
Former clients include: Rathenau Institute, Ministry of Security & Justice, Achmea, Personal Data Authority, Tax Authorities, Rijkswaterstaat, National Archives, Groninger Forum, NOS, Shareforce, BNNVARA and the Dutch Ministry of Defence.
From 2010 to 2017, I also worked as a researcher and consultant for (local) governments at a consultancy firm in The Netherlands.