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 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.
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.
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 Mark 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 Mark 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 emphasises the need for ethical applications of technology and helps organisations build trust while leveraging data for growth and innovation.
Dr Mark 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.
Dr. Mark van Rijmenam, CSP, made history in 2020 with the world’s first TEDx Talk in virtual reality. The Digital Speaker offers versatile keynote options, including pre-recorded or professionally live-streamed virtual keynotes, standard webinars, or even holographic presentations.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The organisation of tomorrow will look fundamentally different than today’s organisation. As we have seen due to Covid-19, the digital employee will become more important. 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, 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.
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. Black Swans such as Covid-19 disrupt your business. In order to transform an organisation 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.
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. In order to remain competitive, organisations need to put obtain a different perspective of their business and develop a culture of innovation.
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 the environment of your company and to take action accordingly. The global pandemic is a typical Black Swan that is changing the game forever. However, with sufficient data we could have been warned and taken action accordingly, on time. To do so, we need to democratize data, because when more people have access to information and knowledge, empowerment is a possibility, resulting in smarter and better decision-making. In this session, Dr Van Rijmenam will explain the importance of data on your organisation and your decision-making capabilities. He will discuss how leadership should change in this data-driven world, how data can be a catalyst for change and how data enables the rise of the digital employee.
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"Extremely thought provoking! Brilliant keynote from @VanRijmenam talking about Blockchain, Big Data and AI"
Tim Chapman, Fujitsu
"I worked together with Mark on our SOLITA Frontline Summit 2020 where Mark was our Key-note. His presentation and insight in the discussion after was world-class inspirational! Also leading up to the event despite the difficult -Covid-induced- circumstances everything was smooth sailing and cooperation was really easy and enjoyable. I hope and believe our paths will cross again and I highly recommend to take a close look at Mark's work!"
Peter Barkman, EVP International expansion & CMO, Solita
"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, Capgemini CTO NL, Insights & Data
"Dr. Mark van Rijmenam is simply a rock star! 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 at Leadership School
“This was an awe-inspiring session with Mark van Rijmenam and Nestlé leaders. We are very grateful for him sparking curiosity and sharing a glimpse of what the metaverse entails, and the fact that some elements are not tomorrow but today.”
Center of Learning and Inspiration - Rive Reine – Nestlé
"Dr Mark is a fantastic and engaging speaker. He spoke at EY's APAC MSL Forum, bringing to life the world of metaverse for our Asia-Pacific senior leadership team.”
Asia-Pacific Communications and Engagement, Leader at EY
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