Maurice de Hond , Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Steve Jobs School
Maurice studied Human Geography at the University of Amsterdam. During his study he learned how to program a computer.
In 1976 he started with a special model for measuring political preferences with the VARA broadcasting company and today he is the foremost opinion poller in the Netherlands giving forecasts at elections.
In 1982 he got the Dutch award of marketing researcher of the year.
He started Micro Computer club Nederland, a big project to introduce the home computer with educational software in the Netherlands. He became director of Graydon, and was also CEO of Vendex Headstart inc of Great Neck, NY, a producer of PC's for the consumer market.
He wrote a book in 1995 "Dankzij de snelheid van het licht" (Thanks to the speed of light) about the future of internet.
In 1998 he founded Newconomy, an investing company in internet-companies and became CEO. Newconomy participated in more than 20 Dutch internet companies and went successfully public in the beginning of 2000.
In 2012 he started the foundation of O4NT (Onderwijs 4 een Nieuwe Tijd), and developed a new concept of school - The Steve Jobs School. They currently have more than 30 schools in the Netherlands with this concept with remarkable results. Around the conference two Steve Jobs Schools in South Africa will be opened.
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