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References Dr Mark van Rijmenam, CSP, GSF

Dr Mark van Rijmenam has inspired >100.000 business and government leaders on the future of innovation in over 30 countries across all continents. Read his >75 references and recommendations here.

“Dr. Mark van Rijmenam's presentation at our event "AI in Regulatory & Financial Sectors" was truly outstanding. He expertly delved into the complexities of automation and artificial intelligence in the context of auditing, providing our audience with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the profession.

His insights were not only informative but also thought-provoking, sparking meaningful discussions among attendees about the implications of these technologies on their respective roles and industries.

Throughout his presentation, Dr. Mark demonstrated a deep understanding of the subject matter, drawing on his extensive knowledge of emerging technologies and their impact on the workforce. His ability to articulate complex concepts in a clear and accessible manner was highly commendable, ensuring that all attendees, regardless of their level of expertise, could grasp the significance of the topics discussed.

Moreover, Dr. Mark's professionalism and enthusiasm were evident in every aspect of his participation in our event. From his initial communication with our team to his engagement with attendees during Q&A sessions and networking breaks, he consistently exhibited a genuine passion for sharing his expertise and fostering meaningful dialogue around the future of work.”

 Ahmed Tawfik Nassim
Ahmed Tawfik Nassim

Managing Partner Mazars Qatar

“I had the privilege of inviting Dr. Mark van Rijmenam as a keynote speaker in Sydney's Festival of Business Analysis 2023 last Friday, and I cannot recommend him highly enough as a keynote speaker for any business or global event.

Dr. van Rijmenam possesses a unique talent for translating the implications of technology on both business and humanity into relatable, human terms. His ability to bridge the gap between complex tech concepts and their real-world impact is truly remarkable.

What sets Dr. van Rijmenam apart is his exceptional knowledge and his commitment to staying at the forefront of the ever-evolving bleeding edge tech landscape including generative AI. His insights are not just timely; they are up-to-the-minute recent, ensuring that his audience receives the most current and relevant information.

In addition to his expertise, Dr. van Rijmenam strikes a delicate balance between optimism and dystopia when discussing the future of technology. He addresses the opportunities and challenges with a thoughtful and balanced perspective, leaving the audience with a clear understanding of the path ahead.

But perhaps the most impressive aspect of Dr. van Rijmenam's presentations is the profound impact he leaves on his audience. He doesn't just inform; he inspires and transforms. After hearing him speak, I found myself not only better informed but also energized to embrace the opportunities presented by technology.

If you're seeking a keynote speaker who can inform, inspire, and transform your audience's perspective on technology and its impact, Dr. Mark van Rijmenam is the ideal choice. I wholeheartedly recommend him for any business or global event. ”

 Susan Yu
Susan Yu

Chair at IIBA Australia Chapter Ltd

Christopher
Christopher Travers

- Founder & CEO, VirtualHumans

Marije de Roos
Marije de Roos

- Founder & CEO, Positive Fibers

“Mark is a thought leader on AI and emerging trends and their impact on society. It’s a big topic but he makes it clear, relevant and engaging. He contributed significantly to our event.”

 Dr. Márcia Balisciano
Dr. Márcia Balisciano

Chief Sustainability Officer - RELX Group

“Fascinating and open minded. It was a frightening and amazing eye opener to the opportunities and challenges we have and face. ”

Mark Horne
Mark Horne

- Executive Director, Manager Research - Fulcrum Asset Management

“Excellent views on the forthcoming future!”

Dr. Martin Irle
Dr. Martin Irle

- Senior Portfolio Manager - Helaba Invest

“Excellent, informative, accessible and impactful. What was most valuable to me was the comprehensiveness of the presentation on the opportunities, benefits and risks of AI [and] the presentation of examples already available to users. ”

Andrew Kitchener
Andrew Kitchener

Senior Business Analyst WooliesX

“Excellent! I want more! What was most valuable to me were the benefits AI tools offer us and also what we have to look out for. AI-generated content can be in the form of the written word, audio and video. Standout message was the need to educate, verify and regulate the space so that society is not led astray by deepfakes, hyperpersonalised content and audio scams.”

“Saunthra
Saunthra Thambyrajah

Business analyst WooliesX

“Very knowledgeable and great at explaining things for the everyday person to understand. What was most valuable was seeing and hearing about the future and what is likely to happen with AI - both positive and negative. ”

 Roberto Canelas
Roberto Canelas

Director Beneco

“Mark is knowledgeable and passionate about tech and the future. The presentation gives a glimpse of the potential for the future of humanity. ”

Mark Boey
Mark Boey

- Founder - Untitled Studios

“Incredibly insightful and both motivating and terrifying. With some practical tips too. Very balanced. Lots of context. Layman’s language.”

Jo Palmer
Jo Palmer

- Director – Gate 7

Dr Mark van Rijmenam’s keynote is eye-opening at the least. It really is mind-blowing and partly scary if we think about what the future could look like.

Arvind Arcot
Arvind Arcot

Manager, Enterprise Analysis - UniSuper

Dr Mark was very knowledgeable and engaging. The presentation was very informative. I liked that both sides of the argument were discussed on the good and bad sides of AI. Examples were great.

Lisa Condon
Lisa Condon

Sr Business Analyst - Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Terrifying amounts of food for thought, but a great conversation starter for robust discussions around regulation and guardrails.

Bridgette
Bridgette

Account Manager - SoftEd

Great presentation, valuable information and learning about AI advantages as well as disadvantages with a lot of learning about AI.

Divya Veerasangu
Divya Veerasangu

Sr Business Analyst - Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Great presentation - the most valuable to me was understanding the future with AI and the impact on society, economy, and mental health.

Rattan Behl
Rattan Behl

Sr Technical Business Analyst - Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Very Informative with the Generative AI optimistic and dystopian perspectives.

Lorilen Canlas
Lorilen Canlas

Sr Business Analyst - Woolworths Group

Really informative - the most valuable to me was understanding the breadth of opportunities.

Caitlin Isaac
Caitlin Isaac

WHS Manager Mort & Co

Outstanding and exciting - it opened my mind to the art of what's possible.

Daniel Pieri
Daniel Pieri

HSEQ & BI Manager - Transhipment Services Australia

Scary and interesting at the same time.

Frank Moeller
Frank Moeller

Advanced Senior Biomedical Technician - Queensland Health

Really interesting and something everyone should look into for the future - the most valuable to me, learning all the different ways we can utilize AI in safety.

Lauren Luka

HSEQ Manager - Powertec Wireless Technology

Very interesting and unique - the most valuable to me were the ideas on how to begin to consider the implementation of AI.

Jeremy Pappagallo

Industry Management Specialist - QPS

Very well presented, detailed, and informative - the most valuable to me was understanding how to control AI.

Ankita Dubey
Ankita Dubey

Business Analyst - Woolworths Group

Very interesting - the most valuable to me were the possibilities of AI.

Atturina Davenport-Handley
Atturina Davenport Handley

Carter Lead - Optus

Excellent! - the most valuable to me was understanding how AI is being used today and what it might look like in the future.

Zara D'Ambra
Zara D'Ambra

Executive Manager Business Analyst Practice Lead - Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Excellent - the most valuable to me was the future focus.

Tracey Hands
Tracey Hands

Business Analyst Chapter Lead - WooliesX

Great presentation - the most valuable to me was all the new information.

Meiyappan Muthu
Meiyappan Muthu

Technical Business Analyst - Uniting Care

Awesome - the most valuable to me was understanding what is already possible and the dangers of what could happen if not used correctly.

Tracey Ryan
Tracey Ryan

Sr Technical Business Analyst - Challenger Limited

Amazing - the most valuable to me was understanding the negative impacts [of AI].

Priyanka Shah
Priyanka Shah

Chapter Lead Digital Business Analyst - Optus

Enlightening view on AI.

Saravanan Jayaraman
Saravanan Jayaraman

Sr Business Analyst - Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Fantastic, I have learned a lot. I now have a better understanding of the risks of misuse of AI and the need for society to consider how we use.

Troy Fraser
Troy Fraser

Sr Business Analyst - Westpac Group

Enthusiastic. Transferring a huge amount of information in such a short time. Well done.

Nina Faridshaygan
Nina Faridshaygan

Business Analytics Chapter Lead - WooliesX

Dr. Mark is definitely an expert in the area of AI - the most valuable to me were the insights on AI and its pros and cons.

Hariharan Krishnamurthy
Hariharan Krishnamurthy

Sr Business Analyst - SG Fleet

Overall loved the presentation and the topic, with valuable information and resources into the pros and cons of AI.

Justin Cruz
Justin Cruz

Sr Business Analyst - Commonwealth Bank of Australia

“Informative and genuine. Well researched. ”

Stephen Mitchell
Stephen Mitchell

- Director – Nexus Advisory

“Mark was very knowledgeable and enjoyable to listen to. ”

Georgina Halfhide
Georgina Halfhide

- Finance Manager Beneco

“Really enjoyed hosting Mark as a fascinating guest speaker at our internal LIFT Academy talk on the metaverse, as part of our Frontier Tech Trilogy. Mark shared great examples of how the metaverse will affect our people our work and our clients. He managed to explain an abstract concept in a thought-provoking way, inspiring us how to think differently when it comes to the next iteration of the internet. ”

 Alicia Hardy
Alicia Hardy

Director of Professional Support White and Case

“The session went great, he talked about open AI and people were very engaged and sharing their experiences in the chat, so was a lot of fun.”

“Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola

Europacific Partners

“Brilliant and intriguing ”

Bec Ney
Bec Ney

- Head of Marketing at Tecala/

“ A fascinating and engaging presentation”

Peter Prowse
Peter Prowse

- Director and Chief Operating Officer - Codesource

“Mark spoke on a panel at an event I hosted at Privacy Awareness Week this year. Mark brought great perspectives and was thought-provoking about possible future scenarios and how we should respond. He was able to debate the other panellists with good humour and respect and was a huge part of why the event was successful. Thank you Mark for attending and creating such a valuable discussion. ”

 Rachel Sandhu
Rachel Sandhu

Chief Compliance Officer, Commonwealth Bank

Sefy
Sefy Tofan

- Founder & CEO, Olympus

Sharad Agarwal
Sharad Agarwal

- Chief Metaverse Officer, Cyber Gear

Shaik
Shaik Hamdan

- Founder & CEO, NEXT Protocol

Ahmed Refaie
Ahmed Refaie

- CEO GPI Limited

“Mark was our keynote speaker at a recent Dealer Tire Enterprise Data Analytics Summit. His presentation was highly relevant and very inspirational. He incorporated many examples throughout his talk and tied them directly back to our business. Perfect pace, excellent delivery, great content. I would highly recommend Mark as a speaker, particularly for anything related to cutting-edge tech strategy. ”

 Chris Fuss
Chris Fuss

Partner, Chief Technology Officer - Dealer Tire

“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. Mark captures the audience's attention with his simple messages and engaging content. Time for questions felt short, testament of the interest of the audience; we could have stayed another 30 minutes… A must to re-watch and spread the word on how we prepare for the metaverse.”

 Gonzalo Vega
Gonzalo Vega

Center of Learning and Inspiration - Rive Reine - Nestlé

“Recently, Mark provided a state-of-the-art lecture to our most senior MBA participants. What I found remarkable is his deep expertise on the future of work and the metaverse and how he is able to explain these abstract concepts in an easy-to-understand yet thought-provoking way. The session was highly interactive and he showed us some glimpses of his forthcoming book 'Step into the Metaverse.' Preparing for the future has always been relevant, and I think Mark is the right person to stimulate organizations and individuals to do just that when it comes to technology and society.”

Henry Robben
Henry Robben

Professor of Marketing at Nyenrode Business University

“On behalf of INAA, I want to personally thank you for your presentation on the Metaverse. Your presentation was extremely informative and interesting, and it provided a glimpse of things to come with this aspect of social media. In fact, the examples you provided demonstrated how this media will be used in advertising to reach the next generation of consumers for us as accountants and business owners But more than just advertising, the merging of the physical and digital world, as you explained, will open up opportunities for new applications and products which we as accountants will be able to develop and market. Even now, just two weeks after hearing your presentation, I have seen and heard news and other clips about the Metaverse. It seems to be arriving just as quickly as you indicated. Thank you for such a foresightful and thought-provoking presentation. ”

 Ed Turner
Ed Turner

Chairman INAA Group

“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. Dr. Mark created an engaging session covering both theory and real-life examples that made it simple to understand a difficult and conceptual topic. I highly recommend Dr. Mark if you want someone to demonstrate the art of the possible with new technologies in an easy to understand and entertaining way. Thank you, Dr. Mark! ”

Lindsay Devereux
Lindsay Devereux

Asia-Pacific Communications and Engagement Leader at EY

“The speaker was excellent - well prepared, very well versed in digital speaking so his team was really well prepared for the virtual environment and set up needed. Despite the timezone, he responded to queries and changes requested in a very timely manner. The speaker was also very flexible in attending test sessions to ensure everything ran smoothly on the day. Would highly recommend.”

Prashini Manthiri
Prashini Manthiri

Senior HR Project Consultant

“I have had the pleasure of crossing paths with Mark for a Metaverse project. On average, the knowledge and expertise on this very new phenomenon is pretty limited and nebulous. However, Mark has the talent and ability to translate highly complex ideas about the metaverse in a very clear and compelling manner. I have no doubt that he will play a pivotal role in the transition to the metaverse. ”

 Samir Badaoui
Samir Badaoui

Metaverse Mentors

“Dr Mark delivered a keynote for us at our annual EVCOMference, speaking about the metaverse, what it means and the opportunities it can offer. It was an eye-opening talk and so many of our members approached us afterwards to say so. He delivered a fascinating and accessible insight into the future, which is exactly what our audience needed. Thank you!”

Claire Fennelow
Claire Fennelow

- Executive Director EVCOM

“Mark is very result-oriented with a strong strategic focus. At the recent Blockchain Conference in KL, he was dynamic, on target, and one with the audience.”

Karen Thomas
Karen Thomas

- Business Development Manager, Thomvell International

“I worked together with Mark on our SOLITA Frontline Summit 2020 where Mark was our Keynote. His presentation and insight in the discussion after was world-class inspirational! Also leading up to the event despite the difficult -Covid-induced- circumstances everything was smooth sailing and cooperation was really easy and enjoyable. I hope and believe our paths will cross again and I highly recommend to take a close look at Mark's work!”

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Peter Barkman

EVP International expansion & CMO

“Dr. Mark van Rijmenam is simply a rock star! His ability to deliver a well-prepared message in a funny, interesting way and engage everyone in the room is unparalleled in his industry. His research and thought-provoking educational material will resonate with our institution & students for many years. You know you had a successful session when days later people start a discussion with "As Dr. Mark van Rijmenam said.”

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Samvel Movsisyan

Founder, Leadership School

“We are looking back on an extremely successful GlobalPETS Forum last week. We received on your presentation from the attendees a lot of positive comments. Therefore, thanks again for your support and delivering the professional presentation.”

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Corine van Winden

PETS International, Board Member

"From the very first moment Mark was on board with the goal of our virtual Wintercamp ‘Data & Technology’: creating a data mindset throughout the entire organization.

In his keynote ‘The Port of Tomorrow’ he made the connection between the importance and the rapid development of data to our day-to-day business, and this in a passionate and inspiring way.

Mark masters the art of turning something complex into something very accessible. Right from the start he got everyone involved in his story. The interaction started and the reactions were very positive. Marks expertise was clearly visible through the playful ease with which he took questions from the audience. He linked them to concrete examples and came up with tips and suggestions to apply these within our own business. Mark, many thanks for taking our Wintercamp to the next level! The PSA University certainly recommends Mark."

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Jelmer de Vos

Head of PSA University, Global PSA

Tim Chapman

Head of Junior Talent, Fujitsu

“I am so grateful to have had Mark as one of our keynote speakers at Global Big Data 2016 Application and Research Forum Qingdao China. 16-18 Nov 2016 (http://www.bigdata-qingdao.com). His big data and Blockchain expertise is very helpful for helping us thinking outside the box. As a person, he is great to treat and if you are looking for a speaker, Mark is one on top of the list.”

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Tina Fuh

Owner, Forticy Group Inc.

“Mark van Rijmenam delivered an excellent keynote presentation at Big Data Week London 2016. I knew it was going to be a great talk, since his reputation preceded him, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that his expertise goes beyond the big data field. Mark has a way of framing topics through an extensive web of inter-disciplinary insight and know-how that pushes the conversation forward for all of us. If you are in search of a speaker that can bring both inspiration and actionable advice to your event, Mark is your guy.”

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Lavinia Bucur

Programme Director, Big Data Week

“WOW! Dr. Mark is AMAZING! He spoke at my Global Champions Summit and well, the audience was wowed, to say the least. I took pages of notes! It was the first time I understood AL, Blockchain, and Big Data properly. Dr. Mark made it so simple to understand a sometimes complicated topic. He was engaging with my audience and kept their attention right up until the very end. Actually I had him as a guest speaker on The Camilita Podcast and straight away implemented some of the systems he shared into my OWN business. I highly recommend Dr. Mark if you want someone to come into your company, business or organisation to understand the technology and/or have him as a guest on your podcast, event, or seminar. Thank you Dr. Mark!”

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Camilita P Nuttall

Founder, Global Champions Summit

“The retail sector in Africa is thriving and new technologies are being introduced into the continent’s retail industry faster than any of the regions other sectors. Big Data is one of the biggest things African retailers are looking at working with and improving as the need for customer satisfaction and interaction becomes top priority.”

Retail World Africa 2015, a part of Africa’s largest payments, banking and retail show, was honoured to have Mark speak at the conference as a Keynote speaker where he covered:

  • The next wave of mass customisation and how to drive it
  • How to leverage Big Data for a predictive e-commerce offering
  • Ways Big Data will transform e-commerce
  • How predictive analytics can boost sales
  • Data – storing it right, using it right
  • Customer intelligence and data and how to use it to improve engagement
  • How to secure data through Omni-channel payments and purchases

Thanks to Mark, Africa’s retailers now have invaluable in-depth insight into the need for Big Data and the multiple ways retailers can make use of the trend.

Our delegates loved him and so did his fellow speakers.

As the Conference Manager for Retail World Africa 2015, I would recommend Mark to any other event organiser or industry who is looking for insights into Big Data and the many ways Big Data can bring big rewards to you."

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Jerodé Moodley

Event Director, Retail World Africa 2015 - Terrapinn

“Mark recently participate in an event that I was running and was an absolute pleasure to work with. Mark delivered a keynote presentation and participate in a panel discussion addressing the benefits and challenges of implementing an effective data strategy. His professionalism and subject matter knowledge shown through and his participation was highly commended by the delegation.”

“ I would happily work with Mark again.”

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Ben Turner

General Manager Disruption, FST Media

“Mark participated in our Bridge-ing Big Data Workshop (http://engineering.unl.edu/bbdworkshop-agenda/) October 8 and 9 and did an excellent job. His Big Data and Technology expertise and insight greatly added to the tenor of the conversations and helped many traditional engineers think "outside the box." I wouldn't hesitate to include him in similar discussions in the future!”

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Daniel Linzell

Professor & Department Chair, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“Mark is very knowledgeable on the subject of Big Data and has the capability of explaining complex matter in laymen’s terms.

I have worked with him in different settings, most recently organizing a business event where Mark was the main speaker. The roadmap he spoke about, from his book ‘Think Bigger’, has proven to help organizations in developing their own strategy.

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. He is ranked as one of the top Big Data influencers for a good reason.

If you have a strategic Big Data challenge or an event around Big Data I can highly recommend Mark. ”

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Paul Muller

Manager Alliances & Business Development, Internet Service Group

“I invited Mark to join one of our International Congress as the main speaker for BigData2015 World Insights. As a person, he is great to treat, responsible and compromised human. As a leader he shared his knowledge with all attendees and the organizers. After the event the attendees satisfaction survey showed Mark had one of the best keynotes and the majority of them wanted him back for our next conference. This shows the professional and important knowledge he can share. His pitch involved people and he invited them to connect with the topic.”

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Fernando Masmela Diaz

Organiser, Big Data World Insights, Colombia

“Mark recently did a presentation on Big Data for the regional circle of the Nyenrode Alumni Assocation. In the presentation he talked about the strategical aspects of Big Data and gave us various interesting examples. Mark is very knowledgeable and an interesting speaker to listen to.”

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Jocelyn Vlaar

“Mark is an inspirational and creative business consultant. He has deep knowledge in the area of Big data and helped our organisation to draw its data strategy. Highly recommended and reliable business consultant.”

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Martin Gramatikov

Senior Justice Sector Adviser and Head of Measurement & Evaluation

“Van Rijmenam gave a presentation about how Walmart makes Big Data part of its DNA and a Big Data Strategy workshop at the Data Quality Conference in Melbourne, Australia. The presentation and attendance was greatly appreciated and feedback included among others: ‘Thoroughly insightful and very enjoyable’ & ‘Great, very knowledgeable’ & ‘Mark provided excellent Big Data insights and its possibilities in the future during the workshop. ”

Data Quality Asia Pacific Congress 2014

Australia

“With an understandable presentation, Mark is able to captivate the attendees on the subject of big data, which he is able to explain clearly and thoroughly. He uses interesting concrete examples that make his story very understandable.”

Daan Wiebes

Chairman, VOR / RWS

“Within an academic context as well as in a business context, Mark is able to explain the essence and possibilities of big data in a clear and concise manner. He has many examples, he is up-to-date and he is able to frame the commercial applications for organization.”

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Ed Peelen

Partner, ICSB

"I know Mark a true expert in the field of Big Data, 'the oil of the 21st century'. Mark was one of the keynote speakers at the National Publishing Day 2014, organized by the dutch b2b platform Mediafacts. His 45 minute speech on how publishers should strategically approach 'Big Data' was well received; it got high scores in our post event online summary.

Mark knows the way in the complicated 'Big Data' landscape and is able to serve companies from different sectors well when the aim is setting up a Big Data strategy and providing the means to implement it."

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Wim Damhof

Chief Editor, Mediafacts

“Capgemini asked Mark to support us for a customer workshop on Big Data roadmap. Mark was instrumental in setting up the workshop format and structure. During the workshop he shared his views on Big Data and a possible way forward. Mark combines big data content with a personal drive to create an inspiring Big Data story.”

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Jorgen Heizenberg

CTO NL, Capgemini

“Mark van Rijmenam provided good foundational knowledge [on blockchain] and how this new technology will change the world in the coming years. He is original and a good instructor.”

Burgan Bank

Kuwait

The Digital Speaker

"Mark has a valuable independent view of the total spectrum of the Big data scene and has a versatile and extensive network. He has detailed knowledge and proved highly efficient during our short period of working together."

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Diederik Meijerink

Data Scientist, Schiphol Group

"Using concrete examples Mark is able to explain big data and its potential and its impact for organizations and societies."

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Nico van Buren

Managing Director, Kennisalliantie

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