The impact of emerging technologies on leadership and organisations | Insights from Google Cloud, Microsoft, Oracle Netherlands & VMware

June 15, 2023

Digitalisation has a profound impact on organisations and changes the way CEOs and executives lead their companies. However, the pace of technological change is dizzying and this pace will continue to accelerate. Keeping up with these technological developments is necessary to remain competitive, but extremely challenging. Therefore we offer the unique opportunity to have an in-depth conversation with four country leaders of the largest technology providers in the Netherlands. In a panel discussion, they will shine a light on the emerging technologies and how they can impact your organisation and boardroom decisions.

Are you interested? Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the executives from Google Cloud, Oracle Netherlands, Microsoft and VMware, and to have an in-depth conversation with 15 other executives. You are most welcome to join!

  • Small scaled peer session
  • Open dialogue by means of the Chatham House Rule

Joris Schoonis, Google Cloud

Wilfred Scholman, Oracle Netherlands

Erik de Geus, VMware

Rob Elsinga, Microsoft

Sign up
Joris Schoonis

Managing Director Benelux

Joris has over twenty years of experience in the tech sector. Prior to joining Google Cloud, he was Vice President EMEA at MessageBird. He also held several leadership positions at Oracle and Salesforce. His experience spans multiple market segments, including large organisations and emerging markets.

Google Cloud

Wilfred Scholman

Country Leader

Wilfred Scholman started in June 2018 as director of Oracle Netherlands. He knows the company inside out and has worked in various roles for Oracle for nearly 20 years. He started when Oracle acquired Tinoway, a provider of mobile field services, in 1999. After several years of commuting between the US and the Netherlands, Scholman decided to settle in the Netherlands. He also heads the Technology Sales business unit within Oracle Netherlands

Oracle Netherlands

Erik de Geus

Senior Regional Director Benelux

Erik de Geus is Senior Regional Director Benelux at VMware. In this position, he is responsible for the management, business operations and strategic planning of VMware in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Erik has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and joined VMware in 2010. Erik studied Technical Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Delft. In his spare time, he likes being active and he is an avid skier, snowboarder, runner, tennis player and cyclist


Rob Elsinga

National Technology Officer

In his role as National Technology Officer (NTO) for Microsoft in the Netherlands, Rob focuses on the possibilities and impact of innovative technologies on society, customers, and partners. Emerging technologies such as AI, Blockchain, digital identities, digital sovereignty, climate, and Quantum Computing offer great opportunities, but they also require vision, responsibility, and regulations. As a member of the Dutch leadership team, Rob is responsible for innovation, sustainability, and AI & ethics.

In his role, he collaborates with customers, government, research institutions, universities, standardization bodies, and umbrella organizations.



During this Vision Dinner, we will discuss the impact of emerging technologies on leadership and organisations.


Location: Nyenrode Business University, Breukelen

17:30 | Start program (including presentation, discussion and a 3-course dinner)
20:30 | End of formal program, opportunity for informal networking


For Board Members and Executives

Main language



  • Participants have to meet the previously described target audience.
  • If applicable, our partners will be presented with every application.
  • During all our sessions, the Chatham House Rule applies. This means that the participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. This means that no report, no photos and no recordings are made of the meeting. The presentation will also not be distributed to the participants afterwards.
Related sessions

Contact information


Do you wish to be informed about our upcoming sessions? Subscribe to our monthly agenda!