Dr Mark van Rijmenam is a leading strategic futurist, focussing on how technology development can affect and change companies, society and the metaverse.
Known as The Digital Speaker, Mark offers in-person keynotes, virtual keynotes, and even a hologram keynote, appearing on stage as a hologram, and has spoken to over 100,000 delegates across 25 countries.
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Dr Mark van Rijmenam has always had an impressive CV. With a Bachelors degree in Hospitality Management, a Masters of Science in Marketing Management, and a PhD in Management, Mark has worked across a range of industries in numerous positions. These include marketing, retail management, e-commerce and digital media consulting, data and blockchain research, digital writing, metaverse advising for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, and Strategic Futurist. He is also the founder or co-founder of a number of companies, including Datafloq (2012), Data Donderdag (2013), Mavin (2018), and 2Tokens (2019).
He is now the publisher of the hugely popular ‘f(x) = e^x’ newsletter about the future of work, which is read by thousands of company leaders and executives. He offers coaching sessions to CEOs to help them navigate the rapidly changing technology world and is the founder of the Digital Futures Institute, which focusses on ensuring a thriving digital future for business and society.
Mark is also a very successful author of several books, including:
Think Bigger: Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business (2014)
Blockchain: Transforming Your Business and Our World (2018)
The Organisation of Tomorrow: How AI, Blockchain and Analytics Turn Your Business into a Data Organisation (2019)
Platform Revolution: Blockchain Technology as the Operating System of the Digital Age (2021)
Step Into the Multiverse: How the Immersive Internet will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social Economy (2022)
Future Visions: A Human-Machine Collaboration on the Potential of Technology (2022)
As The Digital Speaker, Mark has been recognised and awarded with over 40 industry awards for his contribution to the future of work. These include:
– Thinkers360: Top 50 B2B Thought Leaders & Influencers You Should Work With in 2023
– Thinkers360: Top 10 Global Thought Leaders in Crypto
– Thinkers360: Global #1 Thought Leader on Blockchain 2019
– Adello: Top 50 Business & Marketing Visionaries
– Onalytica: Top 32 Metaverse Thought Leaders
– Onalytica: Top 20 AI Experts
– ApiumHub: Top Data Science Experts to Know About
– TechTarget: Global Top 3 Best Data Science Blogs
– Data Science Salon: Top 25 Data Science Leaders
– Analytics Insight: Top AI and Analytics Book
– GlobalData: Top 10 Global Big Data Influencers
– Verdict: Top 10 Global Internet of Things (IoT) Influencer
– Open Business Council: Top 200 Blockchain Influencers and Authors
Mark’s keynote speeches focus on the future of work, how technology has impacted society, business and the metaverse, AI changes, emerging technologies including blockchain and the Internet of Things, data security, privacy, and governance.
Mark van Rijmenam provides bespoke boardroom sessions tailored for C-Level executives, where he gives a comprehensive overview of digital transformation, emerging trends, and how to gain a competitive edge.
In 2020, Mark delivered the first TEDx talk in virtual reality, where he spoke about the rise of digitalism from the virtual world and shared his insights into how “digitalism will become the first truly global political doctrine”.
Since 2021, Mark has been running ‘The Digital Speaker’ podcast, providing information on emerging digital technologies and trends and how they may affect your business and society. He is also the co-host of the ‘Between Two Bots’ podcast, where Mark and Dan Turchin discuss the cultural, ethical, and technological implications of artificial intelligence. To conduct research for his 2022 book Step Into the Multiverse, Mark interviewed 100 metaverse stakeholders and then turned these interviews into his ‘Step Into the Metaverse’ Podcast.
His work spirit is matched only by his philanthropy spirit. In 2011, he cycled over 14,000 km in 100 days around Australia to raise €25,000 for a children’s cancer foundation.
Leadership 4.0: Thriving in the Synthetic Age
We currently live in an era full of transformation, a world where machines and humans converge like never before. As emerging technologies such as AI and the metaverse continue to reshape businesses, the need for visionary leaders has never been greater. In this half-day workshop, Mark reveals how visionary leaders can harness the power of emerging technologies to prepare their businesses for tomorrow.
Metaverse Mastery: Decoding Reality in an Immersive World
With the boundary between the physical and the digital continues to blur, it’s vital that businesses and employees ready themselves to operate across both realms. In this half-day seminar, Mark unveils the metaverse’s potential for businesses, work, and daily life.
Building a Bionic Business: Constructing AI-Driven Organisations
Generative AI has taken the world by storm, but it’s believed that within the next decade, only those organisations embracing AI will survive. In this keynote, Mark helps demystify generative AI, illustrating its benefits and challenges.
The Digital Renaissance: Reimaging Work and Collaboration
The future of work revolves around three megatrends: data, decentralisation, and automation. These trends will have significant implications for the employee experience of the future. In this keynote, Mark explores the course of work and collaboration in a world with AI and the metaverse are becoming the norm.
Unleashing the Generative AI Genie: A Dive into AI’s Promises and Perils
Generative AI is a form of AI that creates original content, including images and text, as well as entire virtual worlds. Over the next few years, technologies such as machine learning will disrupt entire industries. In this keynote, Mark delves into the realm of generative AI, and explores the potential positives and negatives it brings.
Data-Driven Destiny: Harnessing the Power of Information
In a world full of information, true leaders know how to decipher, use, and act upon the tsunami of data. This requires leaders to have digital awareness and digital literacy. In this seminar, Mark unravels how data can be transformative for your business, ensuring it can innovate, optimise, transform, and lead.
– Leadership in a Synthetic World: How to Thrive in the Age of AI
– What is Real, What is Fake, and How do you Define Real?
– How the Metaverse Will Change Business Forever
– The Collaboration Era: How to Thrive in an Exponential World
– Artificial Intelligence: Good or Bad?
– AI is like Lego; Preparing your Business to Become a Bionic Organisation
– Enabling Enterprise Digital Twins with 5G
– Big Data in Business: How to be Ready for a Data-Driven Future
– The Future of Work
– How to Innovate in Today’s World?
– How Will Leadership Change in Today’s World?
– How the Role of IT is Changing
– Preparing for a Decentralised World
– DeFi, Blockchain, and the Revolution of the Financial Industry
With clients from industries including government, finance, travel, retail, education, technology, agriculture, construction, publishing, and healthcare, Mark is highly experienced in delivering high-level keynote talks.
Clients: 3M, ADG, Burgan Bank, California Credit Union League, CFA Montreal, Dell, Dow, etiqa, EY, Fujitsu, FWD Insurance, GlobalPETS, Grass Valley, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, MISK, MTC, Nestle, Point72, PSA, Santander, Solita, SoLiX, Think Tech, yonyou, White & Case, Wipro, World Youth Forum.
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.
Lindsay Devereux, Asia-Pacific Communications and Engagement Leader at EY
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.
Gonzalo Vega, Center of Learning and Inspiration, Rive Reine, Nestlé.
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
Mark is very knowledgeable on the subject of Big Data and has the capability of explaining complex matter in laymen’s terms. 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.
Paul Muller, Head of PSA University, Global PSA