Digital Awareness Futurist for the Leisure industry

Dr Mark van Rijmenam, CSP

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A visionary strategic futurist, Dr. Mark van Rijmenam, CSP, informs organizations about the transformative nature, potential, and dangers of AI, the metaverse, and other emerging technologies. As a celebrated keynote speaker in the leisure industry, Global Speaking Fellow, and author of five books, he captivates audiences across the globe.

Keynote topics:

  • Empowering the Leisure industry Leaders to Become Digital Aware
  • Navigating the Digital World: Essential Skills for Leisure industry Leaders
  • The Future of Digital Awareness for the Leisure industry Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities


"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

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Explore digital awareness in the leisure industry with Mark van Rijmenam, a futurist well-versed in the evolution of technology in leisure and hospitality.

Decoding Digital Trends in Leisure

As a Digital Awareness Futurist, Mark van Rijmenam analyzes the prevailing digital trends that are shaping the leisure industry. With a rich background in hospitality and leisure, Mark possesses an astute understanding of how emerging technologies such as augmented reality, AI, and blockchain can be harnessed to enhance consumer experiences. The leisure industry, which encompasses activities that provide relaxation and entertainment, is continuously evolving as consumers seek unique and tailored experiences. Through his insights, Mark sheds light on how businesses can anticipate these changing demands by incorporating cutting-edge technologies, thus staying ahead of the curve. Additionally, he presents case studies that illustrate the practical implementation of these technologies in real-world scenarios.

Ensuring Consumer Privacy & Security

in an era where data is the new oil, safeguarding consumer information is paramount. The leisure industry collects a plethora of data through booking systems, customer feedback, and online interactions. Mark emphasizes the role of emerging technologies in ensuring data privacy and security. By adopting blockchain and encryption technologies, businesses can guarantee the integrity and confidentiality of consumer data, which in turn builds trust and loyalty. Moreover, Mark highlights the importance of compliance with data protection regulations and the ethical considerations involved.

The integration of augmented and virtual reality in the leisure industry is transforming the way consumers interact with services. Mark van Rijmenam, as a Digital Awareness Futurist, elucidates the ways in which AR and VR can be utilized to create immersive experiences that transcend the limitations of traditional entertainment. Be it virtual tours, augmented gaming, or VR-based learning, these technologies can significantly elevate consumer satisfaction. Mark offers strategies on how businesses can seamlessly integrate these technologies and train their workforce accordingly.

Crafting Immersive Experiences

The internet of Things (IoT) holds enormous potential for the leisure industry, especially in tailoring services to individual preferences. Mark expounds on how IoT devices such as smartwatches, sensors, and smartphones can be utilized to collect data that can be analyzed to provide personalized services. For instance, hotels can use smart thermostats to adjust room temperatures based on a guest’s preference. Additionally, theme parks can use IoT devices to offer personalized routes and offers. Mark delves into the technical and ethical aspects of IoT implementation and how businesses can leverage it optimally.

I am dedicated to empowering the next generation of leaders to navigate the rapidly changing landscape of technology and innovation. I pride myself on being a relatable and informative speaker with a proven track record of success.

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Ready to explore how my keynote can elevate your event? I'm here to deliver an unforgettable experience. Based in Sydney, Australia, I'm eager to discuss your vision and tailor my expertise to your needs. To get started, you can book a meeting through my calendar, complete the form below or reach me directly via WhatsApp or call for urgent requests at +61451001320

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