Sogeti Executive DINNER

In Pursuit of Digital Happiness

kalendar Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
kalendar The Ivy, London

Over the last decade digital technology has pervaded every aspect of our lives. Whether it is shopping, forming an opinion, organising our financial affairs or even helping us find our life partner. But with all these apparent benefits, have you ever stopped to ask: “does technology make people happier?”

Businesses are focused on the customer experience with the intent to amplify their clients’ digital comfort. Through algorithms, they mine every bit of data for valuable insights and are changing our economy. But we must realise that beyond the technological marvels and behind these algorithmic businesses, there is always a human being, simply in pursuit of his or her desires.

The possibilities of digital are overwhelming and not yet fully understood. People face challenges and must make difficult trade-offs. In this arena, full of paradoxes, the happiness of the individual must be the guiding principle. The question we will explore during this dinner, is why digital happiness is the driving force of change in the 21st century and what this means for your organisation.

This exculsive private dinner is invitation only. If you would like to attend email


Michiel Boreel

Michiel Boreel 

Sogeti Global CTO

Michiel Boreel has over 28 years in the IT Industry. At Sogeti Michiel also established VINT (Vision, Inspiration, Navigation Trends), a think tank with the goal of inspiring customers to apply new technology in business processes. Constant theme in all of the VINT research is the question what role IT will play in the future society and how technology can be applied to create meaningful business innovation. Since the start of the institute it has published over 15 books and reports.  Based on his research, Michiel is often asked for his engaging and visionary speeches or in the role of Master of Ceremony at national and international events. Additionally he works with many clients to create in-house innovation workshops where, through a strategic dialogue, emerging technologies are translated into specific business innovation opportunities. Michiel Boreel is, as Chief Technology Officer, part of the Executive Management Committee of Sogeti and is Corporate Vice President of Capgemini.

Menno van Doorn

Menno Van Doorn

Director of VINT, Sogeti

Menno Van Doorn is Director of the Research Institute for the Analysis of New Technology (VINT). He is co-author of several books and studies on the impact of New Technology: Social media (Me the Media), Crowdsoucing (Open for Business), The techno-economic crisis (Don't be Evil), Big Data (No More Secrets), Internet of Things (Things) “Machine Intelligence”, “Design to Disrupt”. His current project is “Digital Happiness”. Menno is trained in advertising science and economic psychology. He received the Computable Award "IT Researcher of the Year" for research done in the field of open innovation and business transformation.

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