“Before you die?! ”takes you from death to birth and back, and will change your perception of life and death completely. Launching an experience at the crossroads of the arts, design, biology, technology and coolness, this will be the frst show of fashiontech queen Jasna Rok and Koen Kas, a  JRKK Vaganza.

It has been an honour to speak at the Lustrum edition of the Dutch Society for Pharmaceutical Medicine (NVFG), and to explain how dealing with constant change is something to look forward to. How disruption is nothing to fear (and even non-esisting) if corporates embrace three recommendations. So one can feel as comfortable as lawnmower man in this picture.

Koen en laura en jasna VanGils 1juni2017

A first ‘live‘ glimpse into my collaboration with fashiontech queen Jasna Rok. Stay tuned as the best is yet to come, when we will show by different means how healthcare and society will be reshaped by novel and unexpected user interfaces & experiences. Fusing the arts and technology, we believe we can inspire how powerful it is to collaborate across industry verticals, no longer in a strict separation between left brains and right brains, nor digital versus analog. But integrated, without borders. As said, stay tuned.



People rather share health-related info than their financial status or the money they make.

Sharing is caring. It’s time this really starts to happen in healthcare. Because actually, healthcare is still at the age where banking was 15 years ago.

Meanwhile, digital banking evolved to simply … banking. Fintech became the new mot-du-jour. Now, in a superb entrepreneurial move, Spanish bank @BBVA launches an open API marketplace for developers and startups.

Please replace @BBVA now with your hospital, your care provider, a pharma or lifesciences company. That is one of the real promises of digital health. In a few years, just … health. Open data for third parties to mine, integrate and build services and experiences with.

This move is really similar to @Tesla’s decision a few years ago to make its Electric car IP open source. Altruism? Sure not. But with the battery Gigafactory in the making a logic next move.









That is how we teach healthcare companies to think and mature. Watch closely, via soon to be launched @Healthskouts.

BBVA launches an open API marketplace for developers and startups

Afbeelding1My recent talk on Delightful Aging at the European Summit presented by Aging2.0 (@Aging20) & Happy Aging @LifeTechValley, May 24 2017, in Hasselt, Belgium: 
In an eagle eye view it positions happy aging on a timeline starting before birth till after you die. It shows why dying is a fantastic feature to make you strive for experiences, being part of a community, and to leave a mark when done.
It presents a unique view on the opportunities of aging, with links to entertainment, design, the arts, Tomorrowland, in short, to experiences we want to encounter before we die. And it motivates to use exercise as the best drug on the planet.
While containing lots of novel biology and emerging digital tools, it is a showcase of new trajectories of #innovation, the creation of delight as a factor to glue different domains together into novel business models. And it is a prelude to soon to be launched … Healthskouts..