Are you looking for an energetic, personable and experienced speaker, who will undoubtedly move your audience and shine light on your event? Look no further!
Jos Dirkx is an informative, articulate speaker on Artificial Intelligence, Education and Leadership who inspires any audience - her experience traveling to over 100 countries in addition to her career as World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer, SU Faculty and award-winning author, make her a compelling speaker at world’s biggest events.
As a best-selling author, acclaimed tech entrepreneur and World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer, Jos speaks with authenticity about critical global trends. She is the Founder of Beenova AI, which harnesses AI to revolutionize education. Her third book, Why Great Ideas Die, was released in 2023 and hailed by Peter H. Diamandis, for ‘bridging the gap between the outside world and your inner genius” - a skill pivotal in the age of AI.
Jos and her team have reached over 85,000 people globally through innovative education and technology solutions, from Sydney, to Saudi, to Silicon Valley. Clients like Google, Sony, HSBC, Rothschild&Co, Evolvence Knowledge Investments, Dubai Future Foundation, and the Chamber of Commerce of Colombia rely on Jos’s talks for their teams and clients. Jos has joined forces with Turner Next, where she strengthens the team with her deep experience across AI and Education, advising educational Boards and institutions on AI strategy and execution.
With a dynamic career spanning six continents and expertise at the intersection of education, technology, and leadership, Jos brings a unique blend of insights to the stage and to light. With a background in various technological domains and a human-first approach to innovation, Jos's contributions to the field of AI and education have been pivotal in shaping its future. She is an advisory board member at e-Gaming startup Division, an advisory board member at charity HERicanes, and an Abundance 360 Member. Jos consults to various universities and educational institutions globally. She has designed an AI methodology that takes into consideration curricula development and pedagogy as a cornerstone of personalized learning, and together with her team, she has most recently been awarded a grant from the Dutch government to pilot AI education solutions in The Netherlands.
Jos’s experience gained working with the United Nations in South Sudan and Eritrea, starting an award-winning NGO in South Africa, and collaborating with global leaders like Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee, education pioneer Esther Wojcicki and serial entrepreneur Peter H. Diamandis gives her a breadth of knowledge and wealth of global experience which she aptly applies as part of her current endeavors. Her work has been featured in publications globally: from Mail & Guardian, to CNBC, to
Entrepreneur Magazine and many more; in addition to peer-reviewed publications in academic journals which she and her team have authored.
Jos challenges the status quo with insightful keynotes and advises educational institutions and their boards on strategy by incorporating relevant real-world examples for immediate application. Her expertise across AI ethics, application and practical implementation makes her a must-have speaker for those overwhelmed and excited by the possibilities of AI.
Her adventurous upbringing across fifteen countries and warm and energetic nature, in addition to tech-savviness and visionary leadership, make Jos a compelling voice in the global education and tech community. Her fourth book, Making Sense of AI is set for release in 2024.