Program 2022

What are Max’s current themes this year? Here you will find an overview of the most popular shows. Individual packages or special themes, industries, regions, technologies, are available on request.

Keynote / Show / Workshop #1

The greatest future of all times!

(… is created by ourselves)

Future does not just come – it is made. And it is made by us. The more we have a clear idea of where we want to go, the more we can get going today to achieve exactly our desired future.

“This keynote shows people, companies, industries and regions how our everyday life will change in the coming years due to digitalization and other influences and how everyone can shape their own greatest future of all times.

Starting today, digitization will transform our entire everyday life within the next 5-15 years. City centres will look different. Villages will have the chance to grow again, as more and more people will want to move to rural areas. New digital metropolises can emerge in places that nobody thought possible. Of course, all this does not work automatically, but only if you do something about it.

First of all, it is important to know that the future thinks differently! With our industrial way of thinking, we can only make limited progress, above all we leave many opportunities and possibilities out of the equation from the outset. This is all the more important because over 80% of our everyday life will change. That is again over 80% chances to improve it. You can’t do that with your head in the sand.

But let us concern ourselves with the new quality of life that digitalisation can bring to our everyday lives. Not with Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence as such, but with meaningful solutions on this basis, which are actually relevant to our everyday lives. The future does not just come – it is made. And it is made by us! The more we have clear ideas about where we want to go, the more we can get started today to get there. And perhaps that is why we are facing the greatest future of all time in our region!

Max Thinius shows in vivid and very entertaining examples and scenarios how we will experience everyday life … and even more important: how we can shape it. As of now.

“In “The Greatest Future of All Times” we take a look at the entire development of society, economy, politics, nutrition, work, housing, life and show how we can optimize these areas with each other.

Keynote ca. 60 Minutes

Who wants to experience the greatest future of all times live:

Or via VoiceBox +49 30 6130 90 42

(Also bookable as a one-day workshop with many exercises to shape your own future successfully – as a company, region, person or whole industry)

Keynote / Show / Workshop #2

The next big thing – your industry!

Many people always think: how boring my industry is. If only I was in the app, technology, digital, internet or anything else. There it is. That’s not true. Every industry is the “next big thing” – it’s just a question of how you think differently.

A brief look at the beer industry. Instead of building a large brewery group, Copenhagen’s “Brewery” Mikkeller focuses on carrying various regional beers in the assortment of its breweries. Some of these come from small micro-breweries in the immediate vicinity and vary from brewery to brewery. The customers have a much higher identification with the beers from the neighbourhood, which leads to a revaluation of the neighbourhood, better cooperation … and to an idea that is increasingly spreading all over the world. Mikkeller now exists in 40 nations worldwide. And perhaps the largest brewery in the world will soon be one that consists of many micro-breweries.

Or the company PIEL, a C-parts supplier from Soest. It doesn’t get any more boring than that, because C-parts are something like screws or consumables in the safety area (gloves etc.). An industry in which actually only the price war is sold. Not so with PIEL. Here they have developed several systems with digital connection. In one case you can only enter or “start” your workplace if all materials are on site, including complete safety equipment. In another example, there are virtual reality videos with which safety training is carried out for specific areas. The company even uses Augmented Reality and actively warns of approaching dangers at the workplace and optimizes the optimal use of safety equipment through artificial intelligence. In this way, PIEL has drastically reduced absenteeism due to accidents and thus considerably increased the margin of the companies it supports – and likewise the satisfaction of the employees. Today PIEL is no longer a supplier of C-parts, but thanks to digital “thinking differently” an integrative part of companies up to the human resources with a multiple benefit in different departments.

“Everything that can be digitized will be digitized.”

What are only two examples here are found in all industries. In all!! There are plant breeders who now advise cities in the design of livable spaces and reduce crime rates, there are food companies who, together with telecommunications companies, prevent diseases up to Alzheimer’s (the food industry can become a major social driver anyway – in many areas), film manufacturers are becoming part of the health care system, car manufacturers and education are developing completely new learning formats, mobile and real estate are growing together, agriculture and urban structures are making new connections, and and and.

“In every industry, the next big thing slumbers! In every one! You just have to think differently than before – you have to think digitally!”

In this lecture Max shows which undreamt-of possibilities there are and how you only have to think differently to recognize them. And gladly also how to get into the implementation. And of course also in your industry. This is also being digitalised.

Keynote ca. 60 Minutes

If you want to experience the next big thing in your industry live:

Or via VoiceBox +49 30 6130 90 42

(Also bookable as a one-day seminar with many exercises to make your own industry successful)

Keynote / Show / Workshop #3

This is how it lives one day in the future.

To be very specific: what does a day in the future look like? Seven or 15 years from now. From getting up, through the day, into bed. What does a person (or a company) experience? Which technology will he (it) use? Which competences will he (it) need? How will social, economic and political conditions change?

One cannot dive into the future more concretely than in this lecture: especially not in such a comparable way! Because everything is structured around a concrete daily routine, you can compare all new insights directly with your own everyday life today and draw conclusions. You can see exactly in which areas other models are developing, different ways of thinking, different habits and lifestyles are taking hold. After all, over 80% of our everyday life will change as a result of digitalisation. Many things are nested within each other. Different industries are entering our everyday life in new contexts, new business models in their way of thinking and doing reach us. This presentation creates a clear picture of the future and target groups, how they live, think, feel and what will move them.

And to make it even easier to translate, you can experience this lecture with different focuses. All of them are based on a fundamental scenario of social development through digitisation.

Industry focus can be:

General everyday life, agriculture, automotive, education, finance, society, trade in general (online, offline), real estate, consumer goods industry, food, ministries, fashion, NewWork, politics, regions, urban development, telecommunications, entrepreneurship, economy in general, and more are possible.

Experience an entertaining day in the future. Get up and take a walk with your industry, your wishes and ideas into the future – and transfer what you have seen to your actions today so that you can help shape the future.

Keynote ca. 60 Minutes

Who wants to experience a day in the future live:

Or via VoiceBox +49 30 6130 90 42

(Also bookable as a one-day seminar with many exercises to shape your own future successfully)

Keynote / Show / Workshop #4

The future lives differently!

Do you still live in the present or already in the future? How will we live in the future, how are we mobile, how will urban and rural structures develop, whole regions and the habits of the people living there? Yes, how will we live? How will our life, our education and our everyday life be structured?

Co-Working has become a kind of fashion. One imagines rooms that one rents temporarily. And of course there’s a table football and good coffee. But it’s actually much more than that. Behind good co-working is a deeply developed structure. And not only with a wide range of office services. There are co-working spaces for specific industries. For example, food start-ups settle in a space… to legal advice and the mediation of investors, support in company building is now also part of this. In this way, completely new constructs are created, which in their entirety are suddenly larger than existing market sizes. And we are not only talking about the so-called “West”. Asia, Africa, India, huge structures are being created here on this basis – and extremely quickly and perfectly adapted to the respective needs of consumers. By the way, there are also places where so-called crypto-currencies are no longer a foreign word, because in many regions of the world they are more stable or secure than regional conventional currencies. Even the United Nations is paying micro-farmers with them and thus bringing them back into, no, not ours, but a new global economic system with increasingly new structures and paths.

But we were co-working. What about co-living? A market that’s much bigger in itself. And we’re not just thinking of temporarily rented apartments like we already have today. In the future, families will no longer share the newly built terraced housing estates, but living space in urban or suburban regions. They will enjoy the fact that their children will find other children there, that there will also be rest areas, that everyone can be with or without children, that educational opportunities will partly be offered in co-living spaces, that medical care will be available locally. New infrastructures are being created, which are possible because digital technology allows a doctor to take photos of the skin with a smartphone and check which skin disease could be present here using artificial intelligence. Of course, the elderly will also benefit from co-living – incidentally, they will no longer be pushed into retirement and thus into social insignificance, as is the case today, but will remain, according to their possibilities, a valuable part of society. These new digital structures and possibilities will also create a new social ethic in broad areas.

In this way, gigantic new “systems” are created. It’s not just a matter of changing a few habits. Copenhagen, with its largely new urban infrastructure, is way ahead of the rest of Europe. Over 60% of daily traffic is carried by bicycle. Bicycle paths are partly heated with industrial waste heat so that they can be used in bad weather (this includes avoiding splashing water when it rains). Underground trains run every 2 minutes and that autonomously and thus almost completely without delay … all this means that any further processes in our everyday life can change faster! But even Copenhagen is only the beginning.

“80% of our everyday life changes – that’s 80% chance of making it better.”

One of the biggest problems is indeed urban housing, which is the slowest to develop. Cities have been optimized for industrial processes in over 100 years. Efficient structures for industrial processes. People should be brought close to their workplaces, start families. For this purpose, living space has been developed and laid out in an urban grid. All this is now being questioned, because digital processes no longer need these structures. Transport systems can still be converted, but real estate? Here too, Copenhagen is making progress. Its goal is to relocate its center. A bit down to the right, towards Nordhafen. New housing concepts are being developed here, some of them already in co-living structures, but also with artificial intelligence that suggests the optimal neighborhood when people move in and connects people with each other. In this way, new social structures are created in urban areas that lead to more togetherness, a significantly lower crime rate and more social interaction and balance. And to an infinite number of new business and social models that build on this.

The future lives differently! However, we cannot shape it in the future, but only today. That means: only what we do today will have an effect on the future and will influence it positively (I hope so). So we must not wait for the future, but we must understand that our future is being shaped right now. By each of us, by each organization, each company, each political institution and many more. We therefore need clear scenarios where we want to go.

Get your share of clear scenarios for the future of your organization and start shaping them. The possibilities for growth are endless.

Keynote ca. 60 Minutes

Who wants to experience his perspectives for the future live:

Or via VoiceBox +49 30 6130 90 42

(Also bookable as a one-day seminar with many exercises to shape your own future successfully)

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