Keynote Speeches

Steven’s keynotes are about the future of customer relationships and the future of marketing. Speeches can be adapted to the specific needs of your event and target group. Steven is available for both real life (offline) and virtual (online) events.

These are the most popular topics of Steven his keynote presentations:

  • The influence of new technologies (AI, 5G, Iot…) on customer experience
  • The human role in a world of automation: how to delight customers with the human touch
  • Customer Experience in a world of AI platforms
  • Digital Ethics; Ethics and AI
  • The Future of Customer Experience: getting ready for the Day after Tomorrow
  • Using the latest technologies to solve world problems

(Keep reading under the video for some concrete storylines)

The offer you can’t refuse

Having a great product and offering good service is a minimum requirement in today’s market space. It’s your ticket to ride, not your ticket to win. And the same can be said about digital convenience. Convenience is a commodity these days: if you have it, ‘fine’; if you don’t, it becomes a negative differentiator. Buying a quality product in a convenient way creates a strong transactional relationship but if you want to give your customers ‘an offer they can’t refuse’, you need to do more. In this keynote, Steven inspires you to become a ‘partner in life’ of your customers. A partner in life understands what people need and provides it at the right time in a completely personalized way. In addition to this strategy, more and more customers expect you to use your strengths to change the world for the better. The moment you can be a partner in…

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The diamond in the rough

There is a big paradox in the world of customer experience right now: every company has wonderful intentions to make their customers happy but in reality the quality of execution is often average to low. In many cases, the best intentions don’t progress beyond the PowerPoint presentation. Over the past twelve years, Steven has spoken extensively with thousands of CX professionals and his conclusion is that most companies are a ‘diamond in the rough’ in terms of customer experience: they want it so badly but they don’t succeed. In this brand-new keynote Steven explains how to transform that diamond in the rough into a shiny diamond. This is a story about infusing your organization with real Customer Culture. This narrative will help you understand why teams don’t act upon your request to become more customer centric; it will make you see how small changes make a huge difference and it…

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When digital becomes human

There is an urgent need for an extreme transformation of the customer relationship. Customers live in a world of self-service, big data, customer automation and the integration of the online & offline world. Failing to implement the digital relationship puts your company’s future on the line. A successful digital transformation is key but it will not be enough. Due to the digital evolution, your customer relationship needs to change on a human level as well. The key challenges in this regard are both numerous and interesting: finding a balance in the relationship between man and machine, outlining the role of the human touch and using the power to connect people with people to maximum advantage. Steven guides you through his famous story ’When digital becomes human’. It’s a narrative about the combination of the digital and the human transformation in your customer strategy. This story takes you on a journey…

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Customers the day after tomorrow

Technologies like Artificial Intelligence, the Metaverse and Internet of Things have the power to change the customer relationship forever. We all believe tech is cool and shiny but our focus on the tech part can blind us to other aspects. In this keynote Steven demonstrates that not tech but customer benefits should be the guiding star in your decision making. Using technologies to create faster than real time service, hyper personalized offerings and the highest convenience levels possible generate value for your organization. In this presentation you will find inspiration on how to get ready for that customer relationship of the day after tomorrow. You will hear concrete examples and anecdotes on how new technologies really make a difference for your customers.

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Customer Experience in Web3 and the Metaverse

Web3 and the Metaverse are the tech hypes right now. In this keynote Steven describes the value these technologies can bring to customers. At the end of the day, it’s not about technology, it’s about customers. For many people the possibilities of blockchain, crypto and virtual worlds are still very abstract and unclear. Steven is an expert in explaining its possibilities in a very easy-to-understand way. This new keynote is the perfect choice if you’re looking to educate your team about the opportunities Web3 brings for your customer experience.

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Where I spoke

Steven gave keynotes in over 40 countries around the world.

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