No matter where one lives in the world, we are all confronted with digitization. Technological breakthroughs from the fourth industrial revolution are affecting our daily lives. Big data asks for new business models, 5G creates unimaginable opportunities, blockchain technology seems to be taking over the world market and e-health might be the solution to challenges faced by an aging population. Indifference is no longer a possibility. We are on the verge of large and global changes in which multinationals challenge the governance that underpins geopolitics. What is the influence of the platform economy? How do we leverage the innovations from Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things without getting bogged down in geopolitics around 5G?