Robert Overweg is an artist and expert in the field of Virtual Worlds. He guides some of the most leading international companies in making the digital transformation, using design and technology as a catalyst for this change. Robert gives lectures, creates art, offers guidance to companies with regards to concept development, strategy and the execution of this.
His clients include Vodafone and RTL. Robert has also built the concept and innovation department at digital agency Triple.
As an expert in Virtual Worlds, Robert’s VR expertise is in sports as well as in care. With Beyond Sports he creates VR solutions for professional sports teams. He is pioneering together with the Dutch National team, Ajax and others. With Beyond Care the focus is on making people’s lives better through Virtual Reality by improving treatments, reducing pain, or desensitising traumatic experiences through VR.
Robert started exploring Virtual Worlds when he was photographing the VR of computer games for his art project in 2007. He sees VRs as a direct extension of the physical world, and he had exhibitions from South Korea to Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Robert speaks about: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, the future of digitisation, and related threats and opportunities. Changing products and companies through design and technology. He presented at SXSW (Texas), MIT (Boston), Yonsei University (Seoul), Kaist, (Seoul), TEDx(Utrecht), Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven), Next conference (Hamburg) and ICEC (Trondheim).
‘I recently had Robert giving a guest lecture in one of my MBA innovation classes at the University of Amsterdam. Robert is a natural and a self born speaker. He is entertaining, interesting, inspiring and delivers the core messages in a calm methodical way. The students loved it…’
– Doron Hacmon, Chief product officer at Liberty Global
“Informed, provocative, and someone who lives outside the box, Robert Overweg understands the impact of technology like few others….”
– William Uricchio, Professor of Comparative Media Studies at MIT, Professor of Comparative Media History at Utrecht University
Some of Roberts articles on The Next Web:
How to develop an adaptable mindset and counter disruption.
How advertising is shifting from sales to giving guidance.
Beyond Reality: Robert Overweg op Next2015