Faculty Bio

“My biggest fears are climate change, social cohesion, empathy gap, migration, and cyber-war. And my biggest hopes are that new generations, new technologies (mostly Quantum, CRISPR, Light and AI) will solve our global challenges and create a future of abundance, decentralization and interplanetary consciousness.”
By focusing on organizational and technological innovation, digitization and society, Yuri has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the globe to embrace exponential thinking – and has been doing since 2008.
In 2017, Thinkers 50 recognized Yuri as one of the top-50 best emerging management book authors in the world.
As co-author of the highly acclaimed best-selling business book Exponential Organizations, he influenced Prime Ministers, Boards and C-suites in 6 continents.
His first book is the most successful business book authored by a Dutch person in the last 40 years, and has been translated into 17 languages.
Yuri is the initiator and founder of Singularity University The Netherlands – the first spin-off in the world outside Silicon Valley. This new initiative was opened by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands.
His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, The New York Times, TechCrunch, Forbes, Bloomberg and Fortune.