The Power of Networks
RightBrains Summer Event
Networking has long been recognised as a powerful tool for professionals. Knowing more people gives you greater access, facilitates the sharing of information, and makes it easier to influence others for the simple reason that influencing people you know is easier than influencing strangers.
The creators of LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter have built their empires on the presumption that their social networking tools help people build their networks and remain better connected than ever. Are leaders today more powerful with greater connectivity and the power of social networks?
Hosted by our partner KPN, the RightBrains summer event was held on 20 June 2019 in Rotterdam.
Inspiring Keynote Speakers
Carolien Nijhuis is managing director Internet of Things for KPN and spoke about creating new business opportunities for Smart Industries. She explored the possibilities of combining IoT and Data Services and shared some impactful use cases. She also took us through the challenges of bringing innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit in a corporate organisation.Read her Story
Dr. Karen Stephenson is a Social Network Analysis pioneer and award-winning corporate anthropologist lauded for her ground-breaking work in social network theory, and network management. She shared with us how leading organisations, governments, and public bodies have leveraged her insights into social networks on matters ranging from workplace collaboration and transformation to ‘hidden intelligence’ about terrorist networks.Read her Story
Melissa Raczak is Technology Partner at Deloitte with more than twenty years’ experience in the telecommunications, media and technology industries. She spoke about her journey to the top of the pyramid, her career challenges and some lessons learnt to inspire us on how you and your organisation can create tangible successes on the diversity and inclusion agenda.
Sanne Kanis is tech expert, author and consultant on digital growth strategies. She built her career in three major tech companies: Google, Spotify and Booking.com. Based on her experiences she shared 5 lessons learnt to grow your career in tech and told us more about her debut novel ‘De Bubbel’.Read her Story