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GLOBAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER  ·  INTERNATIONAL SPEAKING ARRANGEMENTS  ·  MIEL VAN OPSTAL

  The View

   Vision & Context

First of all, believe that the future of marketing isn’t intrinsically marketing. As a result, it should be a semi-automated, human-centric discovery journey of contextual, highly-personalized, immersive, additive and meaningful information.

Ergo, it’s a tailored service delivered by intelligent, smart technology because it’s a perpetual experience – an intimate connection – regardless the device, medium, time or location it is encountered.

As a passionate storyteller and invigorating keynote speaker on how future technologies and artificial intelligent interfaces are already changing our lives and cultures, Miel has the ability to amplify sharp visions of the future and magnify the numerous business opportunities ahead.

Evaluating and clarifying the driving and emerging contextual forces behind the trends & technologies enables his audiences to distil a fascinating presumption of what’s next.

  The Short Bio

   ABOUT MIEL

As a marketing innovation facilitator Miel has inspired, coached and transformed numerous companies and governmental institutions. Working as a freelance digital strategy consultant for many well-known advertising agencies – and their clients – he created and implemented countless successful and future-ready strategies. He helped many businesses enhance customer experiences and content discovery journeys to create better emotional connections and establish solid digital reputations.

Merging the technological background from his years as a Consumer Technology Evangelist for Microsoft EMEA with the cumulated insights and experience of assignments as a brand strategist and consultant, Miel builds bridges between technology, marketing, production and execution.

Miel is also an enthusiastic and entertaining lecturer at colleges, international business schools and universities where he teaches about strategies for android contextual digital marketing, behavioral audience targeting and psychographic consumer profiling. The fundamental key findings of these courses and lectures are consolidated in the keynotes, presentations, workshops and seminars.

  The Promise

   BOOST YOUR NEXT EVENT

You can book Miel as a speaker, moderator or keynote presenter for your corporate and business events, industry summits, conferences and conventions or professional networking symposiums.

You will not be disappointed and the event participants will be will energized and inspired by a unique, ardent and intense no-nonsense storytelling style.

Miel is continuously learning and fine-tuning his vision and ideas, enhancing his typical compelling narrative with elements to empower and motivate attendees to understand the emerging challenges and leverage actionable business insights.

Delivering his content with the goals of the event organizers in mind, he also tries to meet the expectations of the audience attending the event as well.

Within the limitations of his personal knowledge, he’s always ready to tackle the immediate challenges and obstacles the event participants are facing in their day-to-day business activities.

  The Score

   SPEAKER PERFORMANCE RATING

Audience Rating for The Retail Academy
 
Classroom Course (Seminar) Attendee Evaluation & Appreciation Results Chart
  Story Slides

   MOST RECENT KEYNOTE SLIDES

»» DISCOVER PREVIOUS STORY SLIDES

The most productive networking sessions happen when an energetic and motivated storyteller leaves the attendees hungry and inspired.

  FILE DOWNLOADS REPOSITORY 

  CAREER HISTORY
PDF | RÉSUMÉ AND CURRICULUM VITAE
 
  FORMAL PICTURES
PDF | COLOR STUDIO PORTRAIT OR B/W
.JPG | COLOR MID·RANGE SHOT OR B/W
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· FAVOURABLE ENDORSEMENTS

 
Erwin Jansens,
Chairman/CEO Benelux
Young & Rubicam Group

 
Miel is multiple profiles in one person. He’s creative but also a strategist. He has long term vision but also knows how to deal with short term objectives. He manages to bring the best out of raw concepts, high-level strategies and technology.

 
Robin Joncheere,
Digital Commerce & Transformation
Colruyt Group / DCoE

 
Miel manages to inspire marketers and businesses with examples and real cases of how to embed digital technology in our roadmaps and day-to-day activities. I would describe him as a pragmatic and customer-centric futurologist.

 
Marnik d’Hoore,
Founder & CEO
Bloovi

 
Miel was a great moderator on our yearly e-Commerce event eTrade Summit. He has very good insights in the online and e-commerce branche. Miel knows how to lead and keep an audience alive. Hire Miel and you’ll like his style and results.

· Suggested Formats of Arrangements

·  Miel’s fees are based on different tiers of engagement

  • An elevating, insightful vision digest without visual content support (least costly)
  • An existing topic, with some simple industry- or niche-specific content adaptation
  • An existing topic, but with unique and tailored media, images and examples
  • A new industry-specific topic, made-to-order from the bottom up (most costly)

·  Miel’s fees are also based on different tiers of delivery requirements

  • A brief (30- to 40-minute) contemporary discourse
  • A one-hour inspirational keynote (with optional Q&A)
  • A one-hour live virtual performance via video conference
  • A one-hour pre-recorded virtual performance
  • A lengthy, compelling performance (2 to 3 hours, with optional break, Q&A)
  • A panel discussion with other significant fellow-thinkers
  • An interview-style session or conversation with a professional moderator or host

· Signature Story Themes

· Future Tech, Transhumanisn & Singularity
· Making Digital Transformation Tangible
· Android Contextual Marketing Strategy
· Algorithmic Audience Engagement
· Future of the Retail Experience
· Future of the Financial Service Industry
· Consumer Lifecycle & Emotion-Focused CRM
· The Era of Liquid Content Consumption
· Social Amplification & Brand Advocacy
· Geo-Local & Contextual Mobile Commerce
· The Connected Customer Journey

Miel Van Opstal for Symantec/Norton

Miel Van Opstal Conference Panel Conversation Catalyst

· EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS CATALOGUE

· PERFORMANCE REFERENCE LIST

An exhaustive record of (nearly) all public and private arrangements & assignments delivered between 2005 and 2017.

 

»  SEE MIEL’S EXTENSIVE TRACK HISTORY

· MOTLEY DIGITAL MEDIA INDEX  

A curated exhibit of documented significant personal moments, powerful memories and compelling professional encounters.

 

»  SEE THE VIDEO & PICTURE COLLECTION

· APPEARANCES IN PERIODICALS

An inventory of links to articles in online newspapers and other press outlets that wrote about Miel or the things he did.

 

»  SEE THE AGGREGATED COVERAGE LIST

· Published and co-authored Books

55 Ways To Have Fun With Google

55 Ways To Have Fun With Google
 
[2006] ·    Buy On Amazon

Connect·Finding The Right Audience

Connect: Finding The Right Audience in a Mobile World
 
[2011] ·    Buy On Amazon

Marketers Gone Wild

Marketers Gone Wild - Networking and Schmoozing While Caribbean Cruising
 
[2013] ·    Buy On Amazon

The Ratpack · All The Right Reasons

The Ratpack - All The Right Reasons
 
[2016] ·    Request Free Copy

· Humble Achievements Of A Once Influential Blogger (2004-2009)

Pretty Awesome Stats
 
Coolz0r – Marketing Thoughts
Published Articles: 1,768
41,735,498 total hit count
 
Stats April 2006 – April 2007
7,270,868 pages loaded
2,196,785 unique visits

Former Content Contributor
 
InsideGoogle
InsideMicrosoft
AdverBlog
MSDN Channel9
 
MicroMiel
Coolz0r Marketing Thoughts

awards and nominations

· One Last Thing Before You Go…

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