Digital Disruption Futurist for the Publishing 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 publishing industry, Global Speaking Fellow, and author of five books, he captivates audiences across the globe.

Keynote topics:

  • Navigating Digital Disruption: the Publishing industry Strategies for the Metaverse and Beyond
  • AI, the Metaverse, and the Future of the Publishing industry
  • Staying Ahead in the Digital Age: Building the Organization of Tomorrow


"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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Engage with a Digital Disruption Futurist to decode the future of the publishing industry driven by disruptive tech.

Unleashing Disruption in Publishing

The future of publishing is here, and it's disruptive. As a Digital Disruption Futurist, the aim is to illustrate how emergent technologies are reshaping the industry. The once linear world of publishing is transforming into a multi-faceted arena, replete with opportunities for those willing to embrace change. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are revolutionizing storytelling, creating immersive experiences that blur the boundaries between the reader and the story. Blockchain technology brings a new dimension to copyright management and monetization, offering a level of transparency and control previously unimaginable. Artificial intelligence (AI) is empowering publishers to decipher reader behaviors and preferences, enabling the creation of personalized content. These disruptive technologies are creating a paradigm shift, propelling the industry into a future teeming with possibilities.

Creating Immersive Experiences

Disruptive technologies are not just transforming the publishing process but are also redefining reader experiences. As a Digital Disruption Futurist, one aims to show how publishers can create immersive and interactive experiences leveraging these technologies. Imagine a fantasy novel where readers can step into the world of the book through a VR experience, or an educational text where complex concepts are brought to life through AR models. This is not a distant future, but a reality that is already unfolding. These technologies are expanding the horizons of storytelling, taking it beyond the written word. in an era where grabbing and retaining audience attention is challenging, these immersive experiences provide a competitive edge, creating unique value propositions.

in the new digital economy, understanding how to effectively monetize content is a critical challenge. A Digital Disruption Futurist brings insights into innovative models that publishers can employ. Microtransactions, enabled by blockchain technology, open up possibilities for pay-per-view or pay-per-read models. Furthermore, tokenization of digital assets can create a whole new marketplace for content, empowering creators and consumers alike. AI and data analytics can be used to understand what content consumers are willing to pay for and the pricing models they prefer. This information can guide pricing and sales strategies, ensuring optimal revenue generation. These new monetization models necessitate a shift from traditional strategies but promise greater flexibility and potential for revenue streams.

Monetizing in the Digital Economy

With the wave of disruption, the publishing industry stands at the cusp of a transformative era. A Digital Disruption Futurist guides leaders in preparing for this disrupted future. It is crucial to not just understand these technologies but to create strategic plans that incorporate them. Building capabilities in AR, VR, AI, and blockchain should be a priority. As technologies evolve, workforce reskilling may be necessary. Change management becomes essential in this context. A futuristic vision, coupled with a willingness to adapt and innovate, is the key to thriving in this new era. By anticipating and preparing for disruption, publishers can steer their future, leveraging disruption not as a challenge but as an opportunity for growth.

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.

Preparing for a Disrupted Future

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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