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Jos Dirkx      

Best-Selling Author, Global D&I Expert, CEO of an Artificial and Emotional Intelligence Startup

Jos Dirkx is a world-traveled keynote speaker and Singularity University Faculty member, a two-time founder, best-selling author, global D&I and education expert and CEO of an Artificial and Emotional Intelligence startup Beenova AI, recognized by the World Economic Forum as a 2022 Tech Pioneer.

Dirkx speaks with passion and authenticity about important, global trends: bringing to the forefront the essence of consistently, high-performing teams in a rapidly changing world. She dares to go where others don't and has lived an extraordinary life across fifteen countries - from Bangladesh, to Senegal, to Norway, to Canada - and having visited 100+. Dirkx speaks six languages, has written two books and is working on her third: "Why Great Ideas Die", a how-to guide for 21st century innovation.

Alongside her team, she received a letter of recognition from Former First Lady Michelle Obama for her work across girls' health. Dirkx was selected as a 50 Global Heroes Ending Violence Against Children (alongside others like Hilary Clinton and Maria Eitel), a 2019 Woman To Watch, a Women Deliver Young Leader, a Nike Girl Effect Challenge winner, a Microsoft YouthSpark winner, an Ashoka Changemaker, and has spoken at global events from the TEDx Stage, to Glowork in Saudi Arabia, to World Economic Forum: Women in Leadership in Dubai. Her work and research have been awarded and featured in publications worldwide. Dirkx and her team have built solutions and products reaching over 85k users globally and have recently received a grant from the Dutch Government to design solutions for exponential education.

Speech Topics


Why Great Ideas Die – Driving ROI across Multi-Cultural, Diverse Global Teams

The talk covers:

  • The secret to a consistently great team
  • How to make the most of diversity
  • What great leaders are doing today that most of us aren't
  • Leveraging potential of top talent
  • Understanding culture for unwavering ROI

Honestly Speaking – Staying Human in a Tech Heavy World

The talk covers:

  • How to communicate mindfully
  • What it takes to deeply connect in the 21st century
  • Where human and technology systems interact - and why this matters

The Future of Exponential Education – Teaching for the 21st Century

The talk covers: - Which skills matter most and why

  • How exponential tech changes the future of learning

  • Ways in which education is currently being disrupted

  • Advanced technology for schools and corporates to take learning further

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