Disruptive innovation Futurist for the Sport 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 sports industry, Global Speaking Fellow, and author of five books, he captivates audiences across the globe.

Keynote topics:

  • Harnessing Disruptive innovation for Competitive Advantage
  • Future Visions: Driving Transformation and Growth in the Sports industry
  • The Power of Disruption in the Sports industry: AI, Blockchain, and the Metaverse


"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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Grasp disruptive innovations in sports with a Futurist with a unique athletic background, offering valuable insights for the industry's future.

Impact of AI in Sports

As a Disruptive innovation Futurist, I've studied the influence of AI in the sports industry, from predicting player performance to customizing fan experiences. AI is not just a buzzword, it's an essential tool that is transforming the sports landscape. For instance, AI can analyse massive amounts of data from players’ performances to predict future outcomes and even help in injury prevention. This data-driven approach enhances decision making in team selection and game strategies, giving an unparalleled competitive edge.

AR/VR Revolutionizing Sports Training

The application of AR and VR in the sports industry is truly game-changing. Using AR/VR for training, players can practice without physical limitations and can simulate game situations more accurately. As a Futurist, I delve into how these technologies can be harnessed for improved performance and immersive fan engagement. This immersive technology is not only improving players' skills but also redefining the fan experience by offering virtual front row seats, driving increased engagement.

IoT devices have permeated the sports industry, providing real-time data for performance improvement. As a Disruptive innovation Futurist, I explore how the data from wearables and smart equipment can be leveraged for performance enhancement, injury prevention, and personalized training plans. With an athletic background, including a cycling tour of Australia, I bring practical experience to the discussion, providing unique insights into the application of IoT in sports.

Role of IoT in Performance Enhancement

Blockchain's potential extends beyond finance, into the realm of sports. As a Futurist, I discuss how blockchain can create a transparent and secure environment for contract management, ticketing, and merchandise sales in the sports industry, eliminating fraudulent activities and enhancing the trust of fans and stakeholders alike.

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.

Blockchain Securing Sports Management

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

I'll respond within 24 hours, and we can begin planning an extraordinary event together.

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