Alexander Klöpping (1987) is a loquacious nerd of the new generation. One of those people that cycles with Google Maps, reads books on his phone and always carries at least 5 gadgets.
Alexander knows how to identify the trends on the web and in technology. He is 24 / 7 online and is always the first to know the latest. Alexander runs a successful online gadget store, blogs about internet hype, he writes columns about Internet trends for several Dutch magazines and newspapers and is one of the regular guests at the popular daily Dutch television show: “De wereld draait door”.
In May 2013 he made three full DWDD shows about Silicon Valley. He recently set up a new platform called “De universiteit van Nederland“, where he invites the best Dutch University Professors to give a lecture via his platform.
Alexander also advises corporations and political parties on how to survive on the internet and he regularly talks on this same subject at conferences and corporations.
At age 16 he realized that there were not enough shops in the Netherlands selling cool stuff like remote controlled helicopters and underwater scooters. So he started The Gadget Company and made the national dutch press with his gadgets.
At 18 he got involved in online marketing campaigns for political parties. He moved to the United States to live there for a year – half a year at a Republican college and half a year at a Democratic college – to discover the consuming behavior of young people in the States. He wrote his thesis at the University of Amsterdam on the role of new media and the ”fan culture” in the Obama campaign.
When he was 21 he joined Jort Kelder’s news-site 925.nl. Alexander wrote mostly about technology and economics and worked as 925′s editor in chief for a couple of years. Alexander produced the internet news for “Bij ons in de BV”, the TV-equivalent of the site, broadcasted on national television.
Alexander is currently a student, Internet journalist and Internet entrepreneur and he advises on new tech, web, and communication trends. He works for De Wereld Draait door (TV), nrc.next (Dutch quality newspaper), nu.nl (Dutch news site), Vrij Nederland (Dutch opinion journal), TEDxAmsterdam, BKB, Emerce (Dutch internet magazine), and the KRO (Dutch broadcasting company)
He speaks enthusiastically about trends in technology, gadgets, entertainment consumption, marketing campaigns, political campaigns and entrepreneurship.