Strategic Futurist and Expert on AI, Blockchain and Big Data
Dr Mark van Rijmenam, CSP is a trailblazing strategic futurist and highly sought-after international keynote speaker and Global Speaking Fellow. His unique ability to simplify intricate concepts and captivate audiences has inspired and enlightened over 100,000 leaders across >25 countries on all continents. He offers multiple experiences to assist your company in understanding the fast-changing world. With a deep understanding of (generative) AI, blockchain, the metaverse, and other emerging technologies, Dr Van Rijmenam is the trusted advisor to leading companies and governments seeking to innovate and thrive in the digital age.
He is the founder of Datafloq, a global media platform around emerging technologies, and the author of the book on the open metaverse: Step
into the Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social Economy, detailing what the metaverse is and how organisations and consumers can benefit from the immersive internet. His latest book is Future Visions, written in five days in collaboration with ChatGPT.
Academic and Professional Background
Dr Van Rijmenam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, a Master of Science in Marketing Management, and a PhD in Management from the University of Technology Sydney. His research focuses on how organisations should navigate big data analytics, blockchain, and AI. As a
member of the Professional Speaker Australia association and the Global Speakers Federation, he is a respected voice in the technology community.
Dynamic Presentations and Corporate Education
As a distinguished 5-time author and corporate educator, Dr Van Rijmenam is celebrated for his candid, independent, and balanced insights. His engaging and thought-provoking presentations, webinars, workshops, and podcasts empower audiences to embrace the future and stay ahead of the curve in today’s rapidly changing digital world.
Electrifying Keynote Speeches on the Future of Work
In his keynote speeches, Dr Van Rijmenam explores the future of work, the role of the metaverse, generative AI, such as ChatGPT, and the importance of datadriven customer-centricity. He emphasises the need for ethical applications of technology and helps organisations build trust while leveraging data for growth and innovation.
Tailor-made Boardroom Sessions for C-Level Executives
Dr Van Rijmenam’s boardroom sessions are tailored for C-level executives, providing a comprehensive understanding of digital transformation, emerging trends, and how organisations can gain a competitive edge. Through interactive sessions, he guides decision-makers in navigating the world of emerging technologies and preparing their organisations for the mainstream adoption of AI, the metaverse, and future digital technologies.
Insightful Newsletter and Digital Futures Advocacy
As the publisher of the ‘f(x) = e^x’ newsletter, read by thousands of executives, Dr Van Rijmenam keeps his audience informed about the future of
work and the organisation of tomorrow. He is also the founder of the Futurwise Institute, focusing on elevating global digital awareness to ensure a responsible and thriving digital future for all
Transform your event with Dr Mark van Rijmenam, CSP, an extraordinary futurist and captivating speaker who brings the future to life with his expertise on AI, blockchain, and the metaverse, inspiring audiences to embrace innovation and seize new opportunities in the digital age.
How to Prepare for a Data-Driven Future
We live in exponential times and simply having a digital strategy focused on continuous innovation is no longer enough to thrive in a constantly changing world. To transform an organization and contribute to building a secure and rewarding networked society, collaboration among employees, customers, business units and even things is increasingly becoming key. In this keynote, Van Rijmenam will discuss how big data, blockchain and AI will change collaboration and in doing so enable a networked society.
How to Innovate in Today’s World
We live in a world of accelerated change and disruptive innovations are challenging the status quo for organizations. 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. In order to remain competitive, organizations need to obtain a different perspective on their business and develop a culture of innovation.
The Future of Work
The organization of tomorrow will look fundamentally different than today's organization. Those enterprises that are 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 when it comes to creating and delivering a product or service. The future of work will be defined by three concepts: data, decentralization 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.
Unleashing the Generative AI Genie: A Brave New Metaverse or a Nightmare Scenario?
If 2021 was the year for the metaverse, 2022 was the year for generative AI. In the past months, Generative AI took the world by storm, and in 2023, these disruptive forces will converge to kickstart the immersive internet and unleash creativity like never before. In this keynote, Dr Van Rijmenam will explore the exciting and rapidly evolving field of generative AI and its disruptive impact on the metaverse. Generative AI is a form of AI that can create original content, such as text, images, and entire virtual worlds. The use of generative AI in the metaverse has the potential to transform the immersive internet before it has even arrived. However, it is certainly not without risks. Join The Digital Speaker to understand the future of the internet.
The Collaboration Era – How to Thrive in an Exponential World
We live in exponential times, and simply having a digital strategy focused on continuous innovation is no longer enough to thrive in a constantly changing world. In order to transform an organisation and contribute to building a secure and rewarding networked society, collaboration among employees, customers and machines is increasingly becoming key. In this talk, Dr Van Rijmenam explains how data, decentralization and automation change what we do and how the metaverse will redefine how we work.
Leadership in a Synthetic World: How to Thrive in the Age of AI
As a leader, staying ahead of the curve and understanding future tech is critical. We're living in the most transformative era in history, where machines and humans converge like never before. And as AI continues to reshape every industry and workforce, the need for visionary leaders who can harness its power and unlock new opportunities has never been greater. Join Dr Mark van Rijmenam, as we dive into the fascinating world of synthetic media, data, and biology and explore the seven key principles of leading in a synthetic world. From embracing your synthetic self to adopting an exponential mindset and long-term thinking, I'll equip you with the tools and insights you need to thrive in this age of AI. In this exciting and thought-provoking keynote, we'll explore how to prepare for the synthetic future and apply cutting-edge technologies to drive innovation, growth, and transformation. So, get ready to ignite your imagination, unlock your potential, and become a true leader in the era of synthetic reality!
All Dr. Mark Van Rijmenam Books
Step into the Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social EconomyPurchase Book
Future Visions: A human-machine collaboration on the potential of technologyPurchase Book
The Organisation of Tomorrow: How AI, blockchain and analytics turn your business into a data organisationPurchase Book
Think Bigger: Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your BusinessPurchase Book
Blockchain: Transforming Your Business and Our WorldPurchase Book
" Mark participated in our Bridge-ing Big Data Workshop and did an excellent job. His Big Data and Technology expertise and insight greatly added to the tenor of the conversations and helped many traditional engineers think "outside the box." I wouldn't hesitate to include him in similar discussions in the future!"
- | Daniel Linzell - Professor & Department Chair
" Thanks to Mark, Africa’s retailers now have invaluable in-depth insight into the need for Big Data and the multiple ways retailers can make use of the trend. Our delegates loved him and so did his fellow speakers. As the Conference Manager for Retail World Africa 2015, I would recommend Mark to any other event organiser or industry who is looking for insights into Big Data and the many ways Big Data can brings big rewards to you."
- | Jerodé Meloody - Conference Manager
"Mark van Rijmenam delivered an excellent keynote presentation at Big Data Week London 2016. I knew it was going to be a great talk, since his reputation preceded him, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that his expertise goes beyond the big data field. Mark has a way of framing topics through an extensive web of inter-disciplinary insight and know-how that pushes the conversation forward for all of us. If you are in search of a speaker that can bring both inspiration and actionable advice to your event, Mark is your guy."
- | Lavinia Bucur - Programme Director Big Data Week