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Dr. Mark  van Rijmenam

Dr. Mark van Rijmenam

Strategic Futurist & First TEDx Talk in VR

Dr. Mark van Rijmenam

Strategic Futurist & First TEDx Talk in VR


Dr. Mark van Rijmenam, also known as The Digital Speaker, is a strategic futurist who has significantly influenced the digital landscape. His pioneering efforts include the first TEDx Talk in VR in 2020. In 2023, he further pushed boundaries when he delivered a TEDx talk in Athens with his digital twin, delving into the complex interplay of AI and our perception of reality. Complementing these innovations, he launched a unique digital twin app, offering interactive, on-demand insights into emerging technologies via text, audio or video in any language, thereby bridging the gap between the digital and physical worlds. Dr. Van Rijmenam's work exemplifies his commitment to simplifying complex tech concepts, and guiding organizations into a thriving digital future.

Dr. Mark van Rijmenam stands at the forefront of the digital age. A strategic futurist and optimistic dystopian, he has a deep understanding of AI, blockchain, the metaverse, and other emerging technologies that made him a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies and governments worldwide. His journey, blending academic rigour with technological innovation, has been both profound and influential.

Dr. Van Rijmenam boasts an eclectic academic background, with degrees in Hospitality Management, Marketing Management, and a PhD in Management. His research focuses on big data analytics, blockchain, and AI. A respected member of the Professional Speaker Australia and the Global Speakers Federation, he bridges academia and industry.

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.

Dr Van Rijmenam's boardroom sessions are tailored for C-level executives, providing a comprehensive understanding of digital transformation, emerging trends, and how organisations can gain a competitive edge. Through interactive sessions, he guides decision-makers in navigating the world of emerging technologies and preparing their organisations for the mainstream adoption of AI, the metaverse, and future digital technologies.

As the publisher of the Synthetic Minds newsletter, read by thousands of executives, Dr. Van Rijmenam keeps his audience at the cutting edge of the future of work and organizational transformation. He is also the founder of Futurwise, which focuses on elevating global digital awareness for a responsible and thriving digital future.

Speaker Videos

My digital twin speaks 8 different languages!

The Digital Speaker Videos of Dr. Mark van Rijmenam Keynotes

Writing a Book in Five Days with ChatGPT: Future Visions

What is Generative AI

With AI we Can now Democratise Creativity

The Rise of Digitalism | Mark van Rijmenam | TEDxNijmegen

Nyenrode Refreshment Day - 26-11-2020 - The Future of Work - Hologram

Dr Mark van Rijmenam - Speaker, author and founder

Virtual keynote Solita

Global Speakers Bureau - Webinar Series 2020 - Tech Climate Under Covid-19

The Collaboration Era - Boma Germany Summit 2019

Big Data is Dead, Long Live Big Data

Global Big Data Applications and Research Forum - Qingdao, China - Mark van Rijmenam

Dr Mark van Rijmenam - Speaker on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Big Data

How to Innovate in Today's World: Achieving a Gestalt Shift

Speech Topics

Leadership 4.0: Thriving in the Synthetic Age

We are living in the most transformative era in history, where machines and humans converge like never before. As emerging technologies, such as (Generative) AI, the metaverse or quantum computing, continue to reshape every industry and workforce, the need for visionary leaders who can harness its exponential power and unlock new opportunities has never been greater.

In this impactful and inspirational keynote, Dr Mark van Rijmenam, a renowned expert in technological leadership, reveals how visionary leaders can harness the power of emerging technologies to shape their businesses and prepare for tomorrow.

Metaverse Mastery: Decoding Reality in an Immersive World

As the boundary between digital and physical continues to blur, businesses and individuals must ready themselves to operate seamlessly across both realms. In this cutting-edge keynote, Dr Mark van Rijmenam, a digital innovation trailblazer, unveils the metaverse's transformative potential for business, work, and daily interactions.

The metaverse can be seen as the next iteration of the internet: a version that supports immersive, interactive, and persistent online digital experiences. It is not a single place, let alone one specific virtual world, but it will affect every industry and every organization.

Building a Bionic Business: Constructing AI-Driven Organizations

Generative AI has taken the world by storm, but within the next decade, only organisations that embrace AI at all levels within their organisation will survive. Embracing AI, digital twins and robotics within your business will result in human-machine collaboration, creating a bionic business ready for tomorrow.

In this fast-paced and inspiring keynote, Dr Mark van Rijmenam demystifies the journey of transforming organizations through generative AI, digital twins and robotics, illustrating both its profound benefits and inherent challenges.

The Digital Renaissance: Reimagining Work and Collaboration

The future of work revolves around three megatrends with significant implications for the employee experience: data, decentralisation, and automation. As we experience a digital renaissance, how we work and what we do will forever change.

In this enlightening keynote, renowned futurist Dr Mark van Rijmenam charts the course of work and collaboration in a world where decentralized systems, autonomous agents and the metaverse are becoming the norm, disrupting the future of work and collaboration.

Unleashing the Generative AI Genie: A Dive into AI's Promises and Perils

Generative AI is a form of AI that can create original content, such as text, images, and entire virtual worlds. In the coming years, technologies such as large language models or machine learning will disrupt entire industries and societies.

In this captivating keynote, Dr Mark van Rijmenam delves into the ground-breaking realm of generative AI, exploring its potential and the cautionary tales it brings. He might even bring his digital twin to the stage to energise your audience.

Generative AI is transforming industries, but with great power comes great responsibility.

Data-Driven Destiny: Harnessing the Power of Information

In a world awash with information, true leaders know how to decipher, harness, and act upon the tsunami of data coming their way. This requires digital awareness and digital literacy across the organisation.

In a world dominated by big data, leaders need to think exponentially. In this compelling keynote, data strategist Dr Mark van Rijmenam unravels the transformative power of data, showcasing how businesses can utilise it to innovate, optimise, transform, and lead.