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The maxim of technology has long been ‘to make the world a better place’ – and yet, the future seems more unstable than ever. 

We are at a crossroads in humanity where some of the biggest social, political and philosophical decisions of a lifetime must be made; before we stroll into an era of history where we no longer control our own fate.

These decisions will be confronted at The Assembly – an invite-only gathering taking place during TNW Conference 2017, and composed of the greatest architects of technology, global captains of industry, and the international community’s leading policy-makers.

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What to expect?


17:30 - Opening  
17:40 - Talk: Nick Grossman | Data  & privacy
18:05 - Panel | Diversity & inclusivity
18:30 - Drinks
18:55 - Talk: Nate Walkingshaw | The Skill Gap 
19:15 - Panel | AI    
19:40 - Drinks    


  • Tracy Chou

    Tracy Chou

    Software Engineer at Large

  • Jonathan Rochelle

    Jonathan Rochelle

    Co-founder Google Drive

  • Nick Grossman

    Nick Grossman

    General Manager Union Square Ventures

  • Rebecca Enonchong

    Rebecca Enonchong

    Founder & CEO AppsTech


  • Pim Schmitz

    CEO Talpa Media BV

  • Rob van Leen

    Chief Innovation Officer Royal DSM

  • Annemarie Jorritsma

    Chair 1e kamerlid

  • Mattijs ten Brink

    CEO Transavia

  • Hendrik Jan Roel

    CFO Ahold

  • Leo Brand

    CIO Vopak

  • Constantijn van Oranje

    Director StartupDelta

  • Jan Zijderveld

    President Europe Unilever

  • Geert van de Wouw

    Managing Director Shell Technology Ventures

  • Louis Luijten


  • Robert Linck

    CFO Shell Technology Ventures

  • Maartje Bouvy

    CFO Rituals

  • David Pappie

    Director Ministry of Economic Affairs

  • Bernard Fortuyn

    Lid van de Raad van Bestuur Siemens Nederland

  • Jeannine Peek

    Managing Director Dell

  • Ingrid Thijssen

    Chief Operating Officer Alliander

  • Mechiel Wilbrink

    Managing Director Accenture

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A new age of tech events has begun

TNW Conference 2017 is set to be 50% bigger and 100% better. We look forward to seeing you there.