Mark van Rijmenam speaking on stage

Mark van Rijmenam Keynote Speaker

  • Strategic Futurist and Founder of Datafloq
  • Named a global top 10 Big Data influencer
  • Author of five books including "Step into the Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social Economy"

Mark van Rijmenam's Biography

Mark van Rijmenam, CSP, is a strategic futurist, author, entrepreneur, and highly sought-after international keynote speaker.  Mark covers a range of topics surrounding Big Data and emerging technologies, such as (generative) AI, blockchain, and the Metaverse.

Mark founded global media platform Datafloq, a hub for news, trends and insights surrounding emerging technologies.  He also founded the Futurwise Institute, which elevates global digital awareness with the aim of ensuring a responsible and thriving digital future for all.

He is a distinguished five-time author, celebrated for his candid, balanced and independent insights.  Mark wrote the popular ‘Step into the Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social Economy’ in which he explains how organisations and consumers can benefit from the Metaverse.  His most recent book, ‘Future Visions’ was written in just five days in collaboration with ChatGPT.  Mark is also the publisher of the insightful ‘f(x) = e^x’ newsletter, keeping his audience of executives informed about the future of work and organisations.

Mark has spoken for over 100,000 leaders across 25 countries.   He has a unique ability to simplify intricate concepts that captivate, enlighten and inspire audiences all over the world.  Mark is a trusted advisor to leading companies and governments wishing to embrace, innovate and thrive in the digital age.  He delivers multiple different experiences to help businesses understand the fast changing world, including both in-person and keynotes and boardroom sessions.  He also offers live “in-person” hologram keynotes where he appears on stage as a hologram, having delivered the world’s first TedX Talk in virtual reality.

He is Global Speaking Fellow, a member of the Professional Speaker Australia association and the Global Speakers Federation, and a respected voice in the technology community.

Mark’s keynotes explore the future of work, and the role of emerging technologies such as the Metaverse, generative AI such as ChatGPT, as well as the importance of data-driven customer-centricity. He encourages audiences to use ethical application of technology and build trust while leveraging data for growth and innovation.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, a Master of Science in Marketing Management and a PhD in Management from the University of Technology Sydney.  His research focuses on how organisations should navigate big data analytics, blockchain and AI.

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Mark van Rijmenam's Speaking Topics

  • Unleashing the Generative AI Genie: A Brave New Metaverse or a Nightmare Scenario?

If 2021 was the year for the metaverse, 2022 was the year for generative AI. In the past months, Generative AI took the world by storm, and in 2023, these disruptive forces will converge to kickstart the immersive inte rnet and unleash creativity like never before. In this keynote, Dr Van Rijmenam will explore the exciting and rapidly evolving field of generative AI and its disruptive impact on the metaver se. Generative AI is a form of AI that can create original content, such as text, images, and entire virtual worlds. The use of generative AI in the metaverse has the potential to transform the immersive internet before it has even arrived. However, it is certainly not without risks. Join The Digital Speaker to understand the future of the internet.

  • The Collaboration Era – How to Thrive in an Exponential World

We live in exponential times, and simply having a digital strat egy focused on continuous innovation is no longer enough to thrive in a constantly changing world. In order to transform an organisation and contribute to building a secure and rewarding networked society, collaboration among employees, customers and machines is increasingly becoming key. In this talk, Dr Van Rijmenam explains how data, decentralization and automation change what we do and how the metaverse will redefine how we work.

  • Leadership in a Synthetic World: How to Thrive in the Age of AI

We're living in the most transformative era in history, where machines and humans converge like never before. And as AI continues to reshape every industry and workforce, the need for visionary leaders who can harness itspower and unlock new opportunities has never been greater. Join me, Dr Mark van Rijmenam, as we dive into the fascinating world of synthetic media, data, and biology and explore the seven key principles of leading in a synthetic world. From embracing your synthetic self to adopting an exponential mindset and long-term thinking, I'll equip you with the tools and insights you need to thrive in this age of AI. In this exciting and thought-provoking keynote, we'll explore how to prepare for the synthetic future and apply cutting-edge technologies to drive innovation, growth, and transformation. So, get ready to ignite your imagination, unlock your potential, and become a true leader in the era of synthetic reality!

  • What is Real, What is Fake, and How do you Define Real?

In this mind-bending keynote, we will explore what is real and what is fake in a world driven by synthetic data and media. In an algorithmic post-truth world, the lines between reality and fiction are becoming increasingly blurred, and it's essential to understand how to navigate this new landscape. ven his definition is no longer true in today's world. As Morpheus said in The Matrix, "What is real? How do you define real?" But even his definition is no longer true in today's world. That's why I'm excited to bring my digital twin to this talk and take the audience on a journey into the unknown, exploring the latest trends and emerging technologies that are reshaping our world and our perception of reality. Together, we'll explore the implications of this new world, from the challenges and opportunities of synthetic data and media to the ethical considerations of using these technologies. So, get ready to challenge your assumptions and redefine your understanding of what is real and what is fake.

  • Tailor-made Boardroom Sessions for C-Level Executives

These interactive sessions provide a comprehensive understanding of digital transformation, emerging trends and gaining a competitive edge, tailored to C-Level executives. Mark guides decision-makers through the world of emerging tech and prepares them for the mainstream adoption of AI, the Metaverse and future digital technologies.

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Videos of Mark van Rijmenam

#MGF23 - The Big Shift
#MGF23 - The Big Shift
Ensuring a Thriving Digital Future in a Post-Truth World | Mark van Rijmenam | TEDxAthens
Ensuring a Thriving Digital Future in a Post-Truth World | Mark van Rijmenam | TEDxAthens
Mark van Rijmenam: Speaker Reel 2023
Mark van Rijmenam: Speaker Reel 2023
2017 Annual Fujitsu Event
2017 Annual Fujitsu Event
Big Data is Dead, Long Live Big Data - Mark van Rijmenam
Big Data is Dead, Long Live Big Data - Mark van Rijmenam
Global Big Data Applications and Research Forum - Qingdao, China - Mark van Rijmenam
Global Big Data Applications and Research Forum - Qingdao, China - Mark van Rijmenam

Books by Mark van Rijmenam

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Future Visions: A Human-Machine Collaboration on the Potential of Technology
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Step into the Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social Economy
The Organisation of Tomorrow: How AI, blockchain and analytics turn your business into a data organisation
The Organisation of Tomorrow: How AI, blockchain and analytics turn your business into a data organisation
Blockchain
Blockchain: Transforming Your Business and Our World
Think Bigger: Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business
Think Bigger: Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business

Comments & Testimonials

"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
"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 - Nestle

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