Mark Van Rijmenam
The Digital Speaker
Dr Mark van Rijmenam, CSP is a trailblazing strategic futurist and highly sought-after international keynote speaker and Global Speaking Fellow. His unique ability to simplify intricate concepts and captivate audiences has inspired and enlightened over 100,000 leaders across 25 countries on all continents. He offers multiple experiences to assist your company in understanding the fast-changing world.
With a deep understanding of (generative) AI, blockchain, the metaverse, and other emerging technologies, Dr Van Rijmenam is the trusted advisor to leading companies and governments seeking to innovate and thrive in the digital age.
Dr Van Rijmenam holds 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. As a member of the Professional Speaker Australia association and the Global Speakers Federation, he is a respected voice in the technology community.
As a distinguished 5-time author and corporate educator, Dr Van Rijmenam is celebrated for his candid, independent, and balanced insights. His engaging and thought-provoking presentations, webinars, workshops, and podcasts empower audiences to embrace the future and stay ahead of the curve in today’s rapidly changing digital world.
In his keynote speeches, Dr Van Rijmenam explores the future of work, the role of the metaverse, generative AI, such as ChatGPT, and the importance of data driven customer-centricity. He emphasises the need for ethical applications of technology and helps organisations build trust while leveraging data for growth and innovation.
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 internet 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 metaverse. 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 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 and machines is increasingly becoming key. In this talk, Dr Van Rijmenam explains how data, decentralisation 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 its power and unlock new opportunities has never been greater.
Join 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 ofn 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.
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.
"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."
— Lavinia Bucur - Programme Director Big Data Week
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.
— Tina Fu - Forticy Group Inc.
" 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."
— Jerodé Moodley - Conference Manager