Morell Westermann – The “5 Premium Speakers Questions”

23. January 2023 – Mandy Weinand

Morell Westermann is an expert on the topics of aviation, electromobility and digitalization. As a futurologist, engineer and pilot, he analyzes the megatrends of the next ten years and examines various technological developments. What will shape our society in the future? Morell Westermann shows ways to a CO₂-neutral society. Not least because of his electric world record flight from the Alps to the North Sea, he has earned a reputation for not only talking about the issues, but also making the innovations tangible to audiences.

And that’s exactly what his lectures and keynotes are: vivid and highly exciting, fascinating and enriching.

Morell Westermann in interview:

1. What are the core subjects of your keynote speeches?

Morell Westermann:

My topics are future, trends, technology. How to develop our world and society for the better with a positive view of technological achievements. How the accelerating developments in technology, information technology and robotics can be developed into new business models.

See the opportunities. Don’t overlook the risks. Always with a positive, encouraging approach.

2. Which audiance or which branch do you reach with your speech?

Morell Westermann:

It is always surprising to me how different the companies and organizations are that invite me as a keynote speaker. My auditorium is correspondingly diverse, although it is rather innovative, constructive, inquisitive companies that invite me as a futurologist and pilot.

As a moderator, I have accompanied events from the IT, mobility and energy industry, whereby here too the outlook into the future, the chances, the possibilities, the focus of the event and accordingly the participants was always there.

3. Are you a PREMIUM SPEAKER? Where do you get your insights from?

Morell Westermann:

Haven’t we all had to experience “bad” presentations? I started at Premium-Speaker to be able to deliver more of the “good” lectures. So far, I have received a lot of positive feedback; For my presence on stage, the eloquence, my lively, inspiring way, the common thread, how I take the audience with me on the journey through the topics of my lectures.

As a graduate engineer, it is my aim to get to the bottom of things. Before I started talking about the future of aviation, I flew the world’s first certified electric aircraft myself. The experiences from the cockpit enable me to make a well-founded assessment of the technology, which I then talk about in the presentations. To filter out the relevant trends from the multitude of trends that are currently shaping our technology and society, I regularly exchange ideas with industry experts who are working on these “future technologies”. To this end, I am in close contact with other “future researchers”.

4. What will be in the future? Does «time» play an important role in your work?

Morell Westermann:

Stagnation means regression. That is truer every day. If you look at the growth of knowledge, the development of robotics, the rate of adoption of technologies, you will see that we live in an accelerating system.

I like to say, “it’s not bad if you know beforehand”. So, I would see less “consistency” as a key to success and more the ability to adapt to new situations. Seeing opportunities in new developments. While closely watching the risks.

5. Tell us your life motto? What do you want to give your listeners to take with them?

Morell Westermann:

“The best way to predict the future is to influence it.” – That’s my main motto.

If something doesn’t work out really well, this saying helps me: “Rejection only leads to something better.” With a little distance to the defeat you can usually see the positive side. of it.

At the end, everything is good. And if it’s not good yet, it’s not the end yet.

Morell Westermann

Futurologist, Expert on Mobility & Aviation