The Netherlands discovers Bayern

The Netherlands discovers Bayern

More and more Dutch companies are discovering the south of Germany. Entrepreneurs, knowledge institutes and representatives from the city of Amsterdam and the region of Utrecht (including Amersfoort) visited Bayern to work on long lasting relations. The four day trip included a lot of networking, company visits, in-depth talks and resulted in some tangible results.

AUBAY: Handelsmissie Amsterdam & Regio Utrecht naar Beieren from Tothem.co on Vimeo.

SXSW was awesome

SXSW was awesome

Our media-teams are back from SXSW in Texas covering mobility and the new urban lifestyle for the German automobile industry. Besides supplying the House of Smart with the master of ceremonies for six days, they also made some really cool content: video, interviews, articles and you name it.

They investigated new electronic cars and skateboards, but also dove into sensors, AI and beyond. Despite all the robotic offerings, the best talks were actually about psychology. Stay tuned for the results.

We thank the crews of Daimler and Smart for their hospitality, the awesome program, the bands, workshops and some really cool speakers.

See you next year folks! Yihaaaaaaa!

SXSW

SXSW

On our way to SXSW, the biggest festival in the world combining liberal arts and tech, for some great storytelling about the German automotive industry. We are participating in quite some events and will be producing a lot of media, including a few podcasts and movies.

Our work starts in the air: we are flying Airbus A380 on special Lufthansa SXSW flight. On the upper deck Lufthansa Flying Lab hosts an inflight conference with speakers from VCs and industry including SAP, Dedrone, M-LOVE, Telekom, Daimler and more. We are doing interviews and Q&A’s.

In Austin our first stop is the House of Smart, where we will meet up with Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG and a specialised crowd of automotive and tech journalists.

In the footsteps of the Dutch Royal Family

In the footsteps of the Dutch Royal Family

Every year the Dutch Royal Family visits a part of the most important trading-partner the Netherlands has got: Germany. This year they picked the region of Leipzig where they visited a mix of established companies and startups. At a diner the King explained how Leipzig was special for him: when he was a commercial airline pilot, the first destination he touched after ‘die Wende’ was Leipzig.

Miss Me, but let me go

Miss Me, but let me go

One day you lose your spouse, your soulmate. You’re devastated, but have to cope with the loss and pain. You have to escape from the routine and refocus on the future. But how? And when? “Miss me, but let me go” is about that moment.

It’s a beautiful song by Folk-rock band Scrum. It will be released in numerous countries on January 13th. In some regions it can already be found on Spotify.

We co-produced “Miss me, but let me go” and wrote the script and co-directed the shooting. And we helped of course with the technical tools and distribution of the production.

Please enjoy this teaser. Full music-video on January 13th.

Hiring: Python developer

Hiring: Python developer

We are looking for an experienced Python developer to bolster our Dutch development teams in Zwolle. You will be working in-house, in small teams. Projects you will be working on are either customer-related or Tothem Tools like Sussie and Little Fox.

Tothem is big in story-telling for which we create our own tools. We have offices in The Netherlands (Zwolle) and Germany (Berlin). We offer the regular jazz + a fun, down to earth bunch of multidisciplinarie colleagues working on bleeding edge content-related projects. You have a lot of freedom to mix your professional and private life the way you want to or need it.

What are we looking for in you? You have (some) hands on experience in bigger Python projects and know how to get a job done. We don’t get excited about buzz-words, but really need optimism and a can-do mentality. Deadlines are hard, but life should be fun.

We can go on for ages here, but we can also have a cup of coffee or a beer. Or whatever. Interested? Drop us a line here or contact @royalty on Twitter.

One more thing: we don’t work with recruitment agencies or headhunters (when we need one, we call Roel!), we are not interested in near-shoring or off-shoring and we are not looking for a temporary hire.

Bitkom 2016 was awesome!

Bitkom 2016 was awesome!

 

Three stages, a couple of thousand visitors, great speakers, lot’s of camera’s and a few of our personal hero’s. This is Jeff Jarvis at Bitkom 2016. We had a great time, see you next year!

Medica 2016

Medica 2016

 

Medica is the biggest convention in the world for e-health and the medical industry. This is where it happens: four days in Düsseldorf. Tothem followed the Netherlands in the medical world. We met a lot of enthusiastic entrepreneurs and were dazzled by a robothand that will help our elderly in the very near future and a small tool aimed at the detection of atrial fibrillation: MyDiagnostick.

Tothem made the movie for Holland Health and inspired companies to visit Medica 2016. All powered by Sussie.

It was Internet stupid!

It was Internet stupid!

Trump owned Online and won the election. It really is that simple. Clinton dominated the old-fashioned media where regular incrowd ‘specialists’ were allowed to point out that the Trump-team wasn’t running much of a campaign. Those ‘experts’ come from a different world and simply don’t understand the current landscape. They have no clue on how to engage an audience that is disconnected from old-fashioned media like newspapers and linear TV. In the end the Trump-team has shown that they better understood how Obama won his elections: it wasn’t grassroots, it wasn’t the black vote, it was Internet.