Thimon de Jong is an expert in the strategic business impact of future human behaviour and societal change.
He is an internationally renowned keynote speaker, leadership trainer and workshop facilitator.
He is known for his entertaining presentations and workshops that are both academic and practical.
Thimon is determined not only to inform his audience of theories and facts, but also to provide them with practical advice on how to utilise the information and help their business grow.
Over the past ten years he has presented at a variety of large multinationals like Vodafone, Morgan Stanley, Samsung, Luxottica, EY, Tetra Pak, Microsoft, Deloitte, Citywire, RTL and GDF Suez.
After studying cultural studies and international business, he wrote his master’s thesis on subcultures and started his working career in journalism.
In his role as editor-in-chief of a youth magazine, he discovered his passion for interdisciplinary people research and started working as a youth and media researcher for Science of the Time and FreedomLab Future Studies.
In 2007, Thimon de Jong took the role of Insights and Strategy director for TrendsActive, an international trend interpretation agency. In this role he travelled the world consulting and presenting to numerous of multinational companies.
In 2010 he starred as jury member in Holland’s Best Idea – a primetime TV-show.
In 2011 he co-produced an executive program for decision makers at Utrecht University on the topic of using sociocultural trends for strategic decision making. De Jong is also one of the main lecturers in this program.
In 2014 he started Whetston / strategic foresight, a think tank on socio-economic and cultural changes that are relevant for strategic decision making.
Thimon’s speaking topics include:
- Societal Trends for Business: e.g. uncertain times, smart customization, unconnected, visual culture and the blurring of reality
- Tech: Deep insight into human behaviour in relation to (future) technology and (social) media
- Generations: Prepare your business for the Millennial Generation and Generation Z
- Generation Trends
- Trust Transition – Decision Making
- Digital Transformation
- Gender Trends
- Mentality Trends (societal trends)