Dr Mark van Rijmenam | Author | Int'l Speaker on AI, Blockchain & Analytics | Founder Datafloq

Dr Mark van Rijmenam is Founder of Datafloq. Datafloq is the one-stop source for emerging tech, offering C-level Executives information, insights, knowledge and opportunities to drive innovation with data. He has a bachelor’s in hospitality management, a Master of Science in Marketing Management and he holds a PhD in Management from the University of Technology Sydney. His research was on how organizations should deal with big data analytics, Blockchain and AI. He is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker on big data, blockchain, AI, IoT and disruptive innovation. He has given lectures at the Business University Nyenrode, University of Technology Sydney and has spoken in Australia, Canada, France, China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Malaysia, Croatia, South Africa, Colombia, United States, Dubai and The Netherlands among others. Dr Van Rijmenam’s keynotes and workshops are inspirational and provide the audience a deep understanding about the accelerated change that we are currently experiencing. He is named a global top 10 Big Data influencer and one of the most influential Blockchain people. He is the author of the book Think Bigger – Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business, which was published globally in April 2014 and published in Chinese in 2017. He is also co-author of the book: Blockchain: Transforming Your Business and Our World, which was published in English in August 2018. His third book, The Organisation of Tomorrow, will be published in August 2019. Finally, he is a faculty member of the Blockchain Research Institute in Toronto, Canada and a strategic advisor to several blockchain startups. He is publisher of the ‘f(x) = ex‘ newsletter read by thousands of executives. He is an entrepreneur with a drive for (disruptive) innovation and to make a difference and inspire others. His objective is to be a catalyst for global innovation and to enable organisations and societies to tackle some of the world's biggest challenges. Dr Van Rijmenam believes in sustainable, social and economic responsibility when doing business or creating companies. He can advise your organisation on how to incorporate trends such as big data analytics, blockchain and AI in your organisation and how you can develop a data-driven strategy. Dr Van Rijmenam created a unique model to do so, the D2 + A2 model. Be inspired by Dr Van Rijmenam and learn how you can prepare your organisation for the exponential times upon us. Popular Keynote topics: • Big Data is Dead, Long Live Big Data Last year, Gartner took Big Data out of the Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies but that does not mean that Big Data is dead. On the contrary, Big Data has become more important than ever. New technologies enable organisations to do more with data than ever before and it is completely changing how we work and live. In this keynote, International Big Data Influencer Mark van Rijmenam will share with you three big data trends, including inspiring examples, that will dramatically change your business in the years to come and he will explain why Big Data is more important than ever. • The Future of The Internet of Things is Distributed The Internet of Things is radically changing our society and with the emergence of Blockchain, it has become a whole lot interesting. With the Blockchain, connected devices suddenly can be used in completely new ways, thanks to the usage of smart contracts that can be deployed on a blockchain and that can automate many tasks. Devices can start negotiating with each other, they can start making micro- or even pico-payments for services used and thanks to smart contracts, agreements are enforced automatically. Blockchain is revolutionizing the Internet of Things and in his keynote, Van Rijmenam will share insights how Blockchain will do so. He will provide best practices, examples and give you clear takeaways on how you can improve the Internet of Things using the Blockchain. • Building the Future; One Block at a Time We live in a world of accelerated change and the 4th Industrial Revolution is upon us. Disruptive Innovations such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, 3D Printing or VR/AR are being developed at an exponential pace. The common denominator of all these innovations? They produce data, lots of it, which can be used to create magical experiences that were unthinkable before. Now it is time to use this data to create products and services that will change the way you work and live, while ensuring your privacy, keeping personal information secure and allowing you to own your data. Let’s build this future together, one block at a time. • The Collaboration Era – How to Thrive in an Exponential World We live in exponential times and simply having a digital strategy 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, business units and even things is increasingly becoming key. Especially with the availability of new technologies such as big data, blockchain and artificial intelligence, organisations now need, more than ever before, to focus on bringing together the different stakeholders in order to co-create the future. Big data empowers customers and employees, blockchain enables peer-to-peer collaboration, while artificial intelligence creates new human-machine interactions. In this keynote, Van Rijmenam will discuss how big data, blockchain and AI will change collaboration and in doing so enable a networked society. • An Insurance for Disruption; Preparing for Tomorrow’s World We live in an ever-changing world and the strategic challenge that organisations face is to continuously adapt their strategy to this constantly, rapidly and unpredictably changing environment. Technology can help organisations do so and enable leaders to be the change within their business (unit) to remain competitive. This keynote will discuss three of these technologies that can enable leaders to deal with the changing customer landscape and how they can innovate and lead the pack. These technologies are: Big Data Analytics, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. Together, these three technologies change how we do business and they are the holy grail of the organisation of tomorrow. Those leaders that understand these technologies can become a catalyst for creating and driving change within their business unit. [other topics can be discussed. Any presentation will be filled with relevant examples for the audience ad industry present.] ** for full information on Mark's client options and service range click to his website from this profile **

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17 Reviews
N.H. Van Buren - Managing Director, Kennisalliantie, The Netherlands
Mark is able to explain big data ...

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

August 2019

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Wim Damhof - Chief Editor, Mediafacts
I know Mark is a true expert in the field of Big Data...

I know Mark is 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.

August 2019

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Diederik Meijerink - Data Scientist, Schiphol Group
Proved highly efficient during our short period of working together.

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.

August 2019

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