Elly Blanksma-van den Heuvel




Plenary Kick offWelcome and opening & Plenary Kick-Off 'The Power Defect'

“I took my first steps in the digital world in 1983. At that time, I was one of the hundreds of software developers working on the first generation of digital telephone switches. Since then, the evolution of storage and sharing digital information has been unbelievable. In 1990 my passion for technical development shifted to organizational development. Ever since, I have wondered why organizations and education didn’t embrace the digitalization of information to boost their learning and innovation power to its fullest extent. Something is holding them back. For me it’s a paradox … we are living and working in a world of information overload , but at the same time organizations and education are not able to use the enormous potential of information to embrace disruptive innovation and solve the challenges our world is facing. This keynote introduces the ‘Power Defect’ as an explanation for this paradox. Your mind will become disrupted.”

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Tuesday 22 October
Het Speelhuis, Helmond

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