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The Digital Speaker - About Dr Mark van Rijmenam

"Dr Mark van Rijmenam is a future tech strategist, international keynote speaker, author and expert on disruptive innovation and how we can benefit from emerging technologies such as big data, blockchain, AI and VR/AR."

Dr Mark van Rijmenam is a future tech strategist, international keynote speaker, author and expert on disruptive innovation and how we can benefit from emerging technologies such as big data, blockchain, AI and VR/AR.

Dr Mark van Rijmenam is the founder of Datafloq and co-founder of AKVO. Datafloq is the one-stop source for emerging tech, offering C-level Executives information, insights, knowledge and opportunities to drive innovation with data and use technology in ways that benefit employees, customers and citizens. AKVO enables users to immerse themselves and create lasting memories with friends & family by experiencing the virtual worlds together. He recently launched the Between Two Bots podcast with Dan Turchin, covering the cultural, technological and ethical implications of artificial intelligence, technology and the metaverse.

He has a bachelor’s in hospitality management, a Master of Science in Marketing Management, and a PhD in Management from the University of Technology Sydney. His research was on how organisations should deal with big data analytics, Blockchain and AI.

He is a globally recognised speaker on big data, blockchain and AI, a future tech strategist and author of 3 best-selling management books. His last book, The Organisation of Tomorrow, discusses how AI, blockchain and analytics turn every business into a data organisation. He has been named a global thought leader on big data, blockchain and artificial intelligence many years in a row. He is the publisher of the ' f(x) = e^x' newsletter read by thousands of executives.

The Digital Speaker has spoken in 20 countries across the globe and collectively inspired over 100.000 managers, directors, C-level executives and high-level government officials. He is a recognised speaker by the Professional Speaker Association Holland, and he is a member of the Global Speakers Federation. He is the founder of The Tech Journal, where The Digital Speaker discusses the digital world from inside the digital world.

​​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 and artificial intelligence. The Digital Speaker believes that every organisation is a data organisation, which brings massive opportunities but also comes with significant responsibilities. In his talks, he discusses the importance of data security, data governance and data privacy to help organisations build a customer-centric business using emerging technologies.

The Digital Speaker’s (virtual) keynotes target organisations who understand they have to digitally transform their business or organisation but do not yet know where to start and want to learn how to remain competitive in a digital world. Dr Van Rijmenam is an expert in explaining new and difficult concepts in an easy-to-understand way and assisting organisations with how these technologies can be applied to ensure sustained competitive advantage. He thrives in an environment where he can apply (digital) technology to re-imagine business models and governments while taking into consideration the human-side of technology to ensure the ethical application of such digital tech.

The Books

Think Bigger

2021

Platform Revolution

Blockchain Technology as the Operating System of the Digital Age


Dr Mark van Rijmenam

Every organization can finally become a truly digital entity if its leaders are prepared. This book is designed to prepare them for the waves of creative destruction ahead.

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2019

The Organisation of Tomorrow

How AI, blockchain and analytics turn your business into a data organisation


Dr Mark van Rijmenam

The Organisation of Tomorrow presents a new model of doing business and explains how big data analytics, blockchain and artificial intelligence force us to rethink existing business models and develop organisations that will be ready for human-machine interactions. It also asks us to consider the impacts of these emerging information technologies on people and society."

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2018

Blockchain

Transforming your business and our world


Dr Mark van Rijmenam, Dr Philippa Ryan

The internet was envisaged as a decentralised global network, but in the past 25 years, it has come to be controlled by a few, very powerful, centralised companies. Blockchain is a technological paradigm shift that allows secure, reliable, and direct information transfer between individuals, organisations, and things, so that we can manage, verify, and control the use of our own data.

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2014

Think Bigger

Developing a successful big data strategy for your business


Dr Mark van Rijmenam

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."

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Boardroom Sessions

Every C-level executive should know how Blockchain, AI and Big Data affect their business. How do these technologies change your organisation and turn your organisation into a data-driven business? Where should you start, and what do these technologies mean for your organisation in particular? Dr Van Rijmenam has developed the Digital Transformation Framework to help your organisation remain competitive in today's fast-changing world.

Big data, blockchain and artificial intelligence, however, are not the only megatrends affecting your organisation. Your macro-environment is experiencing accelerated change, and numerous trends such as Data Analytics, the Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Robotics, 3D printing, VR/AR, the metaverse and many more are waiting for attention. What is happening in the world around you, and how can you explore these trends to gain a competitive advantage?

How can you build a product/service that is truly customer-centric and is based on data if you don’t know where to start? In this interactive boardroom session, Dr Van Rijmenam will guide executives into the world of Emerging Information Technologies, explain how they can change their organisation to be ready for the digital revolution upon us, and achieve digital leadership.

Keynote Speeches

Van Rijmenam’s keynotes focus on the future of work and how to build the organisation of tomorrow using emerging technologies, including big data, blockchain, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence. He believes that every organisation is a data organisation, which brings massive opportunities but also comes with great responsibilities. In his talks, The Digital Speaker discusses the importance of data security, data governance and data privacy to help organisations, governments and societies build a customer-centric organisation.

The Digital Speaker’s keynotes target large organisations who understand they have to digitally transform their business but do not yet know where to start. His keynotes are perfectly 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 have an impact on the organisation of tomorrow. This will help set the scene for more in-depth keynotes and break-out sessions later during an event.

Topics

You can book Dr Van Rijmenam for any of the following topics.

Jelmer de Vos

Head of PSA University , Global PSA

“Mark masters the art of turning something complex into something very accessible. Right from the start he got everyone involved in his story.”

Adventure

In 2011 he circumnavigated Australia on a bike for charity. 14.122 km in exactly 100 days. This experience taught him everything about perseverance, focus, discipline, a positive mindset and how to plan for the unexpected. After this adventure, Van Rijmenam became an entrepreneur with a drive to have an impact on the world

This special initiative was all about realizing our dream. In precisely 100 days he cycled around Australia. The total distance was 14.122 kilometres. With the necessary resting days, the daily distance was approximately 165 kilometres. The main goal, aside from the mental and physical challenge of the tour itself, was accumulating as much money as possible for KiKa, a Dutch foundation committed to pioneering and innovative research in the area of children’s cancer. 100% of the funds (€ 25.000) collected were donated to this incredible foundation.

Van Rijmenam has more adventures planned in the near future.

Get in Contact

Remain relevant in this digital age; book The Digital Speaker today!

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