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Futurist and strategist on big data and blockchain

Dr. Mark van Rijmenam

travels from Australia

Big data expert, top 10 big data influencer, and speaker on the impact of the future on businesses and organisations

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"He masters the art of turning something complex into something very accessible. Right from the start, he got everyone involved in his story. Mark’s expertise was clearly visible through the playful ease with which he took questions from the audience."

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Why you should book Dr. Mark van Rijmenam for your next event

  • He is a future tech strategist who thinks about how technology changes organisations, society and the metaverse.
  • Dr. Mark has spoken in 25 countries across the globe and collectively inspired over 100.000 managers.
  • Mark is also a strategic advisor for several blockchain startups, and he is passionate about sharing his knowledge and helping others through his informative and interesting presentations.
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Dr Van Rijmenam knows how technologies impact organisations and society. He advises organisations on building a data organisation, which offers a lot of opportunities, but also comes with significant responsibilities in terms of security, ethics and privacy.

Why you should book Dr. Mark van Rijmenam for your next event

  • He is a future tech strategist who thinks about how technology changes organisations, society and the metaverse.
  • Dr. Mark has spoken in 25 countries across the globe and collectively inspired over 100.000 managers.
  • Mark is also a strategic advisor for several blockchain startups, and he is passionate about sharing his knowledge and helping others through his informative and interesting presentations.

Dr Mark van Rijmenam is available as an avatar, hologram, a combination of both or for in-person keynotes. His (virtual) keynotes focus on the future of work, the digital employee and how to build the organisation of tomorrow using emerging technologies such as big data, blockchain, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and the metaverse.

As The Digital Speaker, he believes that every organisation is a data organisation. In his talks, he discusses the importance of data security, data governance and data privacy to help organisations understand how to build a customer-centric business using emerging technologies.

The Digital Speaker’s (virtual) keynotes are targeted at organisations who understand they have to digitally transform their business but who do not yet know where to start and want to learn how to remain competitive in a digital world. His presentations are ideally suited as an inspirational opening keynote to give everyone a shared understanding of emerging technologies and how they will change the future of work and impact tomorrow’s organisation. This will help set the scene for more in-depth keynotes and break-out sessions later during an event.

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Dr Van Rijmenam also delivered the world’s first TEDx Talk in virtual reality in 2020. As of 2020, any of The Digital Speaker’s keynotes are available as a virtual keynote, which can be recorded or live-streamed. There are multiple possibilities, standard webinars, virtual keynotes with professional recording, a keynote in virtual reality (which your audience can view in VR or behind their computer), or even using a hologram, thereby giving your audience a magical and futuristic experience. An avatar or hologram event can take place (at multiple locations at the same time) anywhere in the world. In addition, there is the option for hybrid events where your in-person audience can see the hologram, while your online audience can view the avatar. A truly unique experience that will showcase your innovative approach.

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How the Metaverse Will Change the Future of Business

We live in exponential times and the future of work revolves around data, decentralisation, automation and people. Due to the convergence of technologies such as big data, blockchain and AI, organisations will become data organisations and industries data networks. Recently, a
major trend is taking the world by storm: the Metaverse.

The metaverse is only possible due to the convergence of these technologies and this future version of the internet will have a major impact on how we work and how we organise activity, especially because Gen Z and Gen Alpha have a different perspective on work. In this talk, Dr Van Rijmenam will share his insights on what the metaverse is and how it will radically change the future of work.

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How to Prepare for a Data-Driven Future

We live in exponential times. Simply having a digital strategy focused on continuous innovation is no longer enough to thrive in a constantly changing world. Black Swans such as Covid-19 disrupt your business. Collaboration among employees, customers, business units, and even things is increasingly becoming key to transform an organisation and contribute to building a secure and rewarding networked society. In this keynote, Van Rijmenam will discuss how big data, blockchain, and AI will change collaboration and, in doing so, enable a networked society.

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How to Innovate in today’s world

We live in a world of accelerated change, and disruptive innovations are challenging the status quo for organisations. The common denominator of all these innovations?

They produce data, lots of it, which can be used to create magical experiences that were unthinkable before. To remain competitive, organisations need to put obtain a different perspective of their business and develop a culture of innovation.

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The Future of Work

The organisation of tomorrow will look fundamentally different from today’s organisation. Those enterprises aware of the upcoming changes can best prepare and achieve competitive advantage in a data-driven society. Consequently, the future of work will require management and employees to take a different approach to creating and delivering a product or service.

The future of work will be defined by three concepts: data, decentralisation and automation that will radically change leadership, culture, privacy and security. In this keynote, Dr Van Rijmenam will share valuable insights around the future of work and how to build a competitive business.

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How Will Leadership Change in Today’s World

Knowledge is a form of power, and knowledge is derived from data. Having access to data has become a prerequisite in today’s world to remain competitive. Data and analytics enable you to sense and seize opportunities in your company’s environment and take action accordingly. To do so, we need to democratise data, as when more people have access to information and knowledge, empowerment is a
possibility, resulting in more intelligent and better decision-making.

In this session, Dr Van Rijmenam will explain the importance of data on your organisation and your decision-making capabilities and how to develop a data-centric culture.

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Dr Mark van Rijmenam - Speaker on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Big Data

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World-class inspirational!! His presentation and insight in the discussion after were world-class inspirational. I highly recommend taking a close look at Mark’s work!

Peter Barkman

EVP International expansion & CMO at Solita

He masters the art of turning something complex into something very accessible. Right from the start, he got everyone involved in his story. Mark’s expertise was clearly visible through the playful ease with which he took questions from the audience.

Jelmer de Vos

Head of PSA University @ PSA Antwerp

Fantastic and engaging! “Dr. Mark is a fantastic and engaging speaker... I highly recommend Dr. Mark if you want someone to demonstrate the art of the possible with new technologies in an easy to understand and entertaining way.

Lindsay Devereux

Asia-Pacific Communications and Engagement Leader at EY

Dr. Mark van Rijmenam is simply a rock start! His ability to deliver a well-prepared message in a funny, interesting way and engage everyone in the room is unparalleled in his industry.

Sam Movsisyan

Founder Leadership School
22. 05. 2019

Interview with Mark van Rijmenam

What recent innovation surprised you the most?

I came across recently with an AI-driven toilet! For around $8000, you get a toilet with sensors and LED lights that change dynamically. You also get Alexa integration, so if you are bored, you can always talk to her! AI is really used everywhere now – whether if the toilet is the best use, I don’t know yet. However, I do see that AI offers enormous opportunities for all industries: it is high time for organizations to start working with AI.

As an international speaker, you come to different companies and different countries. What could one learn from each other?

Digital transformation is difficult but also very necessary. I always say that AI is just like Lego: you have to start small and make sure that different AIs fit well together. With enough creativity and money, you can build beautiful things. Many existing organizations can learn a lot from startups, who have a much more data-driven approach. In China, where I speak regularly, many organizations are ahead of European organizations.

Innovation requires the ability to constantly change: a huge challenge for many companies. What advice would you give them?

In the age of exponential changes, standing still is going backwards. To help organizations with their digital transformation, I have developed the D2 + A2 model: this helps organizations to collect data, distribute data via the cloud or blockchain, analyze data for insights and automate the organization. In my latest book, The Organization of Tomorrow, I explain how this model works in detail.

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5 out of 5 stars

"He masters the art of turning something complex into something very accessible. Right from the start, he got everyone involved in his story. Mark’s expertise was clearly visible through the playful ease with which he took questions from the audience."

Jelmer de Vos - Head of PSA University @ PSA Antwerp See all references

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