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TEDxHighlight: Frans Hiddema

Frans Hiddema’s main focus is to reduce the fear of the hospitals patients. ‘Scared patients run a higher risk of something going wrong. The less afraid, the more satisfied people are. This is an evidence-based result. The Oogziekenhuis has 9.2 score on a scale from 1-10 for customer confidence.

TEDxHighlight: Willem Verbeke

In the kingdom of blind men the one-eyed is king, Erasmus once said. Listening to Willem Verbeke makes us realize that we are in the kingdom of blind men but thanks to him we can catch a unique glimpse of the landscape. Willem Verbeke is the European authority on sales. Recently he has worked in a field that would seem to relate more to the realm of science fiction than to everyday life as we know it.

TEDxHighlight: Meiny Prins

What is her driving force? Her personal motivation is to make a small contribution to a better world. Entrepreneurship to her means giving full play to those who pursue their passion instead of their career. Sustainability is her raison d’être.

TEDxHighlight: Arjan El Fassed

Social media give a voice to common people. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Ipadio: the number of people in Asia, Africa and the Middle East that use social media to oppose violence and injustice grows. For many, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have become important tools to connect.

TEDxHighlight: Bart Weetjens

Bart Weetjens has a completely different approach to the landmine detection problem. The complex technology surprised him when he analyzed the problem of mine detection in Africa in 1995. He set out to develop cheaper and more efficient technologies that rely on locally available resources.