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Programme The Boardroom 2021-2022

Discover the programme of The Boardroom 2021-2022

Talent development – 4 November 2021

Jille Tabak has been Global HR Vice President for Marketing, Communications and Sustainability at Unilever for many years. Now he is pursuing a new career path. He will take you on his journey and outtake on personal development and leadership.

Integrated Sustainability Initiatives – 11 November 2021

Hugo von Meijenfeldt is a lawyer, manager and diplomat working for a more sustainable world. He worked for the Ministries of the Environment and Foreign Affairs. Now he works for the Dutch network of UN Global Compact.

Hugo will focus on the possibilities for young professionals to set up new disruptive responses to complex challenges in an integrated way (society, environment, economy, security).

Amsterdam Light Festival - 13 January 2022

Frédérique ter Brugge is Managing Director of Amsterdam Light Festival Foundation and member of the International Light Festival Association. 

Frédérique will shine a light on the international light festival scene and question the various dynamics from an artistic, social, sustainability and economic perspective. We will conclude The Boardroom-session with a boat cruise and visit the 10th edition of Amsterdam Light Festival.   

Michael Musandu and Ugnius Rimsa - 3 February 2022

VU alumni Michael Musandu and Ugnius Rimsa founded Lalaland in 2019. The #startup generates and hyper personalizes full human body models from head to toe by using #AI. As a result, models are available in different ethnicities, sizes and ages, allowing customers to always recognize themselves in the clothing of their choice.

Michael and Ugnius will share their insights into founding a startup and what it takes to achieve your goals.

Robot Law- 7 April 2022

Merel Dorgelo is a lawyer at SwitchLegal Laywers and a board member at the Dutch Association for Artificial Intelligence and Robot Law (NVAIR). Rob van den Hoven-van Genderen is professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robot Law at the University of Lapland, director of the VU Center of Law and Internet (CLI) and chairman of NVAIR.

Merel and Rob will take you along in the research into answering questions such as: Does a robot earn money? Does a robot deserve punishment? Can a robot start a procedure at the Amsterdam court? Does a robot have legal personality?

Public speaking – 12 May 2022

Jacobine Geel is acclaimed TV presenter and chair of the Human Rights Board. Lydia Krabbendam is Professor Developmental Neuropsychology. They will work with you on authenticity in public speaking.

Project presentations & graduation ceremony – 9 June 2022

The Boardroom also includes:

  • 4 working sessions for your Business Case
  • A workshop by Boer & Croon
  • The VU Orchestra annual concert in The Royal Concertgebouw (January 2022)

By accepting your invitation to The Boardroom you commit yourself to attend every masterclass, working session and other planned activities. Dates and schedules may change last minute due to unforeseen circumstances.

All masterclasses will be on location. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a masterclass might be online depending on the circumstances.