Dr Mark van Rijmenam is a leading strategic futurist, focussing on how technology development can affect and change companies, society and the metaverse.
Known as The Digital Speaker, Mark offers in-person keynotes, virtual keynotes, and even a hologram keynote, appearing on stage as a hologram, and has spoken to over 100,000 delegates across 25 countries.
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Dr Mark van Rijmenam has always had an impressive CV. With a Bachelors degree in Hospitality Management, a Masters of Science in Marketing Management, and a PhD in Management, Mark has worked across a range of industries in numerous positions. These include marketing, retail management, e-commerce and digital media consulting, data and blockchain research, digital writing, metaverse advising for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, and Strategic Futurist. He is also the founder or co-founder of a number of companies, including Datafloq (2012), Data Donderdag (2013), Mavin (2018), and 2Tokens (2019).
He is now the publisher of the hugely popular ‘f(x) = e^x’ newsletter about the future of work, which is read by thousands of company leaders and executives. He offers coaching sessions to CEOs to help them navigate the rapidly changing technology world and is the founder of the Digital Futures Institute, which focusses on ensuring a thriving digital future for business and society.
Mark is also a very successful author of several books, including:
Think Bigger: Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business (2014)
Blockchain: Transforming Your Business and Our World (2018)
The Organisation of Tomorrow: How AI, Blockchain and Analytics Turn Your Business into a Data Organisation (2019)
Platform Revolution: Blockchain Technology as the Operating System of the Digital Age (2021)
Step Into the Multiverse: How the Immersive Internet will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social Economy (2022)
Future Visions: A Human-Machine Collaboration on the Potential of Technology (2022)
As The Digital Speaker, Mark has been recognised and awarded with over 40 industry awards for his contribution to the future of work. These include:
– Thinkers360: Top 50 B2B Thought Leaders & Influencers You Should Work With in 2023
– Thinkers360: Top 10 Global Thought Leaders in Crypto
– Thinkers360: Global #1 Thought Leader on Blockchain 2019
– Adello: Top 50 Business & Marketing Visionaries
– Onalytica: Top 32 Metaverse Thought Leaders
– Onalytica: Top 20 AI Experts
– ApiumHub: Top Data Science Experts to Know About
– TechTarget: Global Top 3 Best Data Science Blogs
– Data Science Salon: Top 25 Data Science Leaders
– Analytics Insight: Top AI and Analytics Book
– GlobalData: Top 10 Global Big Data Influencers
– Verdict: Top 10 Global Internet of Things (IoT) Influencer
– Open Business Council: Top 200 Blockchain Influencers and Authors
Mark’s keynote speeches focus on the future of work, how technology has impacted society, business and the metaverse, AI changes, emerging technologies including blockchain and the Internet of Things, data security, privacy, and governance.
Mark van Rijmenam provides bespoke boardroom sessions tailored for C-Level executives, where he gives a comprehensive overview of digital transformation, emerging trends, and how to gain a competitive edge.
In 2020, Mark delivered the first TEDx talk in virtual reality, where he spoke about the rise of digitalism from the virtual world and shared his insights into how “digitalism will become the first truly global political doctrine”.
Since 2021, Mark has been running ‘The Digital Speaker’ podcast, providing information on emerging digital technologies and trends and how they may affect your business and society. He is also the co-host of the ‘Between Two Bots’ podcast, where Mark and Dan Turchin discuss the cultural, ethical, and technological implications of artificial intelligence. To conduct research for his 2022 book Step Into the Multiverse, Mark interviewed 100 metaverse stakeholders and then turned these interviews into his ‘Step Into the Metaverse’ Podcast.
His work spirit is matched only by his philanthropy spirit. In 2011, he cycled over 14,000 km in 100 days around Australia to raise €25,000 for a children’s cancer foundation.
Unleashing the Generative AI Genie: A Brave New Metaverse or a Nightmare Scenario?
Since 2022, Generative AI has taken the world by storm, and it’s expected to “unleash creativity like never before”. Mark explores the rapidly evolving field of generative AI and the potential disruptive impact on the metaverse.
How the Metaverse Will Change Business Forever
The metaverse is often seen as the latest iteration of the internet – one that supports interactive and immersive digital experiences.
How the Future of Work and the Metaverse Will Transform the Employee Experience
The future of work revolves around data, decentralisation, and automation. Mark shares his insights into how the future of work will radically change over the next decade and how companies can use up-and-coming trends to influence the future of work.
The Collaboration Era – How to Thrive in an Exponential World
Collaboration between employees and leaders, customers and machines is vital to positively transforming an organisation and its future.
– Leadership in a Synthetic World: How to Thrive in the Age of AI
– What is Real, What is Fake, and How do you Define Real?
– Artificial Intelligence: Good or Bad?
– AI is like Lego; Preparing your Business to Become a Bionic Organisation
– Enabling Enterprise Digital Twins with 5G
– Big Data in Business: How to be Ready for a Data-Driven Future
– The Future of Work
– How to Innovate in Today’s World?
– How Will Leadership Change in Today’s World?
– How the Role of IT is Changing
– Preparing for a Decentralised World
– DeFi, Blockchain, and the Revolution of the Financial Industry
With clients from industries including government, finance, travel, retail, education, technology, agriculture, construction, publishing, and healthcare, Mark is highly experienced in delivering high-level keynote talks.
Clients: 3M, ADG, Burgan Bank, California Credit Union League, CFA Montreal, Dell, Dow, etiqa, EY, Fujitsu, FWD Insurance, GlobalPETS, Grass Valley, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, MISK, MTC, Nestle, Point72, PSA, Santander, Solita, SoLiX, Think Tech, yonyou, White & Case, Wipro, World Youth Forum.
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.
Lindsay Devereux, Asia-Pacific Communications and Engagement Leader at EY
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.
World-class inspirational. His presentation and insight in the discussion after were world-class inspirational. I highly recommend taking a close look at Mark’s work!
Peter Barkman, EVP International expansion & CMO at Solita
Mark is very knowledgeable on the subject of Big Data and has the capability of explaining complex matter in laymen’s terms. 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.
Paul Muller, Head of PSA University, Global PSA