Ramon Vullings speaker

Ramon Vullings

An idea DJ, who remixes ideas cross-industry.

Remix your business. Sharpen your business strategy with Ramon Vullings, a cross-industry expert and passionate, interactive speaker Ramon delivers engaging keynotes, in which he challenges industry borders and conventional thinking to show there is so much more to learn from outside, not only on product and service-level, yet also on process, business model and even on strategy and culture-level.

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About Ramon Vullings

Background / History

Ramon is fluent in English, Dutch (mother tongue), pretty good in German and he can do ‘funny French’. After having lived in Amsterdam, Paris, Munich and Chiang Mai (Thailand), Ramon now lives in Antwerp, from where he serves his clients globally.


Ramon (re)mixes ideas, concepts, business models, data, visuals and movies on the fly, based on the goal of the event or where the discussion/day/event is heading, into his main story (cross-industry innovation). 

He helps event organisers to engage the audience and to address serious items with the right sense of ‘informed’ humor.

Ramon Vullings, Keynote Speaker

Industry lines are blurring, every company is an IT company and people need an open attitude to be able to incorporate new insights. Ramon helps organisations and people to see the opportunities and he provides them with concrete tools to go cross-industry and use these insights for a clear advantage.

Ramon has good and deep industry knowledge of many many sectors. This allows him to play with the ‘industry components & pain-points’, giving serious insights with a smile. Besides keynotes, Ramon is also very good with large group interaction, so ‘moderator/master of ceremony' of events (we call it ‘Master of Interaction’) is something Ramon really excels at… mixing content & flow.

Current / Past Roles & Positions

  • Chairman of the EACI (European Association for Creativity & Innovation)
  • Boosting Board Member at the organisations: Plan-B and COCD (Centre for Development of Creative Thinking)
  • Director of the consulting company: 21 Lobsterstreet
  • Writer of 3 management books (‘Creativity Today’, ‘Creativity in Business’ and ‘Not Invented Here’)
  • Expert on cross-industry innovation to improve business strategy
  • Faculty at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences & the Antwerp Management School on cross-industry innovation to improve business strategy


Ramon speaks English, German and Dutch.

Speaking Style

Ramon's style is ‘engaging informed humor’, this allows for a relaxed atmosphere. Ramon uses various interactive methods with (large) groups, managing energy and flow.

With his background as Operations Manager and consultant for Coopers & Lybrand and later PwC Consulting, Ramon speaks corporate language and navigates very well between contexts. 

Speaking Topics

  • Cross-industry innovation: key lessons on learning from other sectors & domains
  • Business Model Innovation: find new & alternative ways to monetize your value
  • Business Creativity: how creativity works for you & your business
  • Reducing Risk Aversion & Failure Management: stop blaming, start making intelligent mistakes
  • Creative Leadership & Culture: how should leaders can facilitate creativity in innovation
  • Making ideas happen: driving ideas into reality


"Ramon is an electrifying and passionate speaker, his talk on the topic of cross industry innovation & creativity was one of the most well received talks at the NASA summit." - Omar Hatamleh, Chief Innovation Officer - NASA

"We hired Ramon for giving a key note speech at our ANVR “need for speed” conference in Abu Dhabi. Being the first speaker at a four day’s conference he immediately set the tone for an inspiring conference. Ramon was inspiring, giving lots of new insights to our audience, combined facts and figures with lots of humour and really connected to the audience. Ramon was the perfect start of a perfect conference." - Frank Oostdam, Director

"Worked with Ramon & Cyriel on multiple challenges and they always seem to be able to apply enormous amounts of creativity to their workshops/sessions. Whether it’s about behaviour, strategy, team-spirit or out-of-the-box-thinking, it’s always worthwile exchanging thoughts with Cyriel & Ramon! Value for money is very important, especially with the current economic conditions and I’ve never been disappointed in this strong partnership so far." - Peter Lathouwers, Team Leader Business Intelligence – Nike

"Ramon is one of the most enthusiastic and energetic people I know. He is  very inspiring and creative. He is able to let individuals, small or large groups discover parts of their brains they didn’t know existed. For new business, creative strategy settings or stimulating R&D groups, Ramon is the one to call." - Martin De Ruiter, Manager Supply Chain Operations – FloraHolland

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