Erik is a Professor of Business and Financial Law at Tilburg University and Tilburg Law and Economics Center in the Netherlands. He is also Head of Governance/Vice-President at Philips Lighting.
Erik is best-described as a “global futurist” and “cross-cultural strategic consultant”. He is constantly fascinated by technological revolutions and how the on-going digital revolution is changing the way we live, work and learn. He has a particular interest in how new technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and robotics are affecting business, government, and education.
Erik’s thought-provoking and innovative views have attracted international attention. He regularly serves as an expert advisor to international organizations, such as the European Commission, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations, the World Bank, and national and local governments around the world.
He is also a board/advisory member of several companies/organizations, including of a healthcare provider in the Netherlands, several law firms and start-ups.
He has appeared in numerous conferences as a featured or keynote speaker. Erik is a writer and has a blog at medium.com/@erikpmvermeulen. He shares insights and ideas about how the digital world is changing the way we live, work and play.
He is also a co-owner of a Michelin star restaurant.