Mark van Rijmenam

Internet, Marketing, Technology

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Mark van Rijmenam Profile

  • Dr Mark van Rijmenam, CSP, is 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.

  • He made history in 2020 with the world's first TEDx Talk in virtual reality.

  • Equipped with a marketing background and extensive network, he is ranked as one of the world’s top Big Data influencers.

  • He is the Founder of the number one Big Data platform where organizations can find the latest trends, best practices, organizational advice, Big Data talent, events and trainings.
  • 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.

    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 organizations and consumers can benefit from the immersive internet. His latest book is Future Visions, written in five days in collaboration with ChatGPT.

    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. 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.

    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.

    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 data driven customer-centricity. He emphasizes the need for ethical applications of technology and helps organizations build trust while leveraging data for growth and innovation.

    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.

    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.

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    Trends such as the Internet of Things, the Industrial Internet, Quantified-Self, 3D printing, Big Data, Real-time analytics are changing our world and how we should do business. Thanks to his broad knowledge of major trends that affect our society and organizations, Mark Van Rijmenam can inspire your audience about what’s happening and how you should be ready for the changes ahead. He provides you with a glimpse of the future and steps your organization can take to be prepared. Using countless inspiring examples of organizations from around the world, Van Rijmenam provides handles on how to get started with Big Data.

    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

    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 me, 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!

    What is Real, What is Fake, and How do you Define Real?

    In this mind-bending keynote, we will explore what is real and what is fake in a world driven by synthetic data and media. In an algorithmic post-truth world, the lines between reality and fiction are becoming increasingly blurred, and it's essential to understand how to navigate this new landscape.

    As Morpheus said in The Matrix, "What is real? How do you define real?" But even his definition is no longer true in today's world. That's why I'm excited to bring my digital twin to this talk and take the audience on a journey into the unknown, exploring the latest trends and emerging technologies that are
    reshaping our world and our perception of reality.

    Together, we'll explore the implications of this new world, from the challenges and opportunities of synthetic data and media to the ethical considerations of using these technologies. So, get ready to challenge your assumptions and redefine your understanding of what is real and what is fake.

    What People are Saying about Seeing Mark Speak

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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

    “I invited Mark to join one of our International Congresses as the main speaker for BigData2015 World Insights. As a person he is great to treat, responsible and compromised human. As a leader he shared his knowledge with all attendees and the organizers. After the event the attendees’ satisfaction survey showed Mark had one of the best keynotes and the majority of them wanted him back for our next conference. This shows the professional and important knowledge he can share. His pitch involved people and he invited them to connect with the topic.”
    – Fernando Masmela Diaz – Big Data World Insights

    “Capgemini asked Mark to support us for a customer workshop on Big Data roadmap. Mark was instrumental in setting up the workshop format and structure. During the workshop he shared his views on Big Data and a possible way forward. Mark combines big data content with a personal drive to create an inspiring Big Data story.”
    -Jorgen Heizenberg, Chief Technology Officer NL – Insights & Data

    “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 organizer or industry who is looking for insights into Big Data and the many ways Big Data can bring big rewards to you.”
    – Jerodé Moodley, Conference Manager Retail World Africa 2015

    “I know Mark is a true expert in the field of Big Data, ‘the oil of the 21st century’. Mark was one of the keynote speakers at the National Publishing Day 2014, organized by the dutch b2b platform Mediafacts. His 45 minute speech on how publishers should strategically approach ‘Big Data’ was well received; it got high scores in our post event online summary. Mark knows the way in the complicated ‘Big Data’ landscape and is able to serve companies from different sectors well when the aim is setting up a Big Data strategy and providing the means to implement it.”
    – Wim Damhof, Chief Editor, Mediafacts

    “Mark is very knowledgeable on the subject of Big Data and has the capability of explaining complex matter in laymen’s terms. I have worked with him in different settings, most recently organizing a business event where Mark was the main speaker. The roadmap he spoke about, from his book Think Bigger has proven to help organizations in developing their own strategy. Mark is a great presenter who is able to show the audience where we are at today and also gives the public an insight into a possible and very likely future. He is ranked as one of the top Big Data influencers for a good reason. If you have a strategic Big Data challenge or an event around Big Data I can highly recommend Mark.”
    – Paul Muller, Manager Alliances & Business Development, IS Group

    “Mark recently did a presentation on Big Data for the regional circle of the Nyenrode Alumni Assocation. In the presentation he talked about the strategical aspects of Big Data and gave us various interesting examples. Mark is very knowledgeable and an interesting speaker to listen to.”
    – Jocelyn Vlaar, Nyenrode Business University Alumni Association

    “Mark is an inspirational and creative business consultant. He has deep knowledge in the area of Big Data and helped our organization to draw its data strategy. Highly recommended and reliable business consultant.”
    – Martin Gramatikov, Head of Measurement and Evaluation, HiiL

    “Mark has a valuable independent view of the total spectrum of the Big Data scene and has a versatile and extensive network. He has detailed knowledge and proved highly efficient during our short period of working together.”
    -Diederik Meijerink, Analist, Schiphol Group

    “Within an academic context as well as in a business context, Mark is able to explain the essence and possibilities of big data in a clear and concise manner. He has many examples, he is up-to-date and he is able to frame the commercial applications for organization.” – Ed Peelen, ICSB, The Netherlands

    “Using concrete examples Mark is able to explain big data and its potential and its impact for organization and societies.”
    – N.H. Van Buren, Managing Director, Kennisalliantie, The Netherlands

    “With an understandable presentation, Mark is able to captivate the attendees on the subject of big data, which he is able to explain clearly and thoroughly. He uses interesting concrete example that make his story very understandable.”
    – D. Wiebes, Chairman, Knowledge Network VOR/RWS

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    Books by Mark van Rijmenam:

    Step into the Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social Economy

    In Step into the Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social Economy, future tech strategist, entrepreneur, and thought leader Dr. Mark van Rijmenam delivers a startlingly insightful discussion about how the world as we know it will fundamentally change as the physical and the digital worlds merge into the metaverse, impacting the everyday experiences of people, companies, and societies. The author maps out the extraordinary opportunities and challenges facing business leaders, consumers, regulators, policymakers, and other metaverse stakeholders trying to navigate the future of the Internet.

    In the metaverse, you can be who you want to be, where you want to be, and companies and consumers are only restricted by their own creativity how they can benefit from the immersive internet. With engaging commentary on issues ranging from avatars, identity and digital fashion to non-fungible tokens (NFTs), blockchain and the economics of the metaverse, this book also offers:

    Discussions on the importance of an open and interoperable metaverse build on the web 3.0 paradigm if we want to reign in the control of Big Tech over our identity, data and lives.
    Explorations of the enormous―and largely untapped―potential for metaverse entertainment, including gaming, music, media, and sports and how brands can engage with their customers in novel ways and how digital twins will change how we work and innovate.
    Considerations related to the dangers of an always-on, immersive internet, including data breaches, avatar imposters, mental health issues, corporate and state surveillance, and the need for metaverse law.
    A fascinating read you won’t be able to put down, Step into the Metaverse belongs in the hands of executives, managers, and other business leaders who play a role in digital transformation or execution. It’s also an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the future of technology, the internet, and social interaction.

    Future Visions: A human-machine collaboration on the potential of technologyr

    In “Future Visions,” we take a unique approach to exploring the potential of technology that shapes our future. Written in a collaboration between AI and strategic futurist Dr. Mark van Rijmenam, also known as The Digital Speaker, this book offers a fascinating glimpse into the possibilities of technology and its potential to transform our world.

    From the metaverse, strong AI, quantum computing, and synthetic biology to the disruption of globalization and the creation of personalized and custom-fit products using 3D printing, “Future Visions” is a thought-provoking exploration of our future. Join us on a journey into the possibilities of technology, and discover how it could change our lives, societies, and world. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of technology and its impact on our lives.

    Think Bigger – Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business

    Big data – the enormous amount of data that is created as virtually every movement, transaction, and choice we make becomes digitized – is revolutionizing business. Offering real-world insight and explanations, this book provides a roadmap for organizations looking to develop a profitable big data strategy …and reveals why it’s not something they can leave to the I.T. department. Sharing best practices from companies that have implemented a big data strategy including Walmart, InterContinental Hotel Group, Walt Disney, and Shell, Think Bigger covers the most important big data trends affecting organizations, as well as key technologies like Hadoop and MapReduce, and several crucial types of analyses. In addition, the book offers guidance on how to ensure security, and respect the privacy rights of consumers. It also examines in detail how big data is impacting specific industries – and where opportunities can be found. Big data is changing the way businesses – and even governments – are operated and managed. Think Bigger is an essential resource for anyone who wants to ensure that their company isn’t left in the dust.

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