Rudy van Belkom (MA) is a researcher, innovator, speaker and author in the field of Technology & Democracy. He is the Executive Director of The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT). Based on his social involvement, he started an initiative for the exploration of a new political electoral system; The New Vote.

Recommendation by Marcus Fairs, Founder and editor-in-chief, Dezeen: As an ambassador for the Dutch Design Week I approached Rudy to join the politics talk as part of the ‘Good Design for a Bad World’ series. Rudy is a visionary thinker and has a unique view of the future of democracy and the role that design can play in it. He has a lot of knowledge, switches quickly and knows how to make complex matters understandable to the public. That makes him a great speaker and panel member.

Check out a selection of Rudy’s achievements and media appearances below:

List of achievements

In the media