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Key Points
  • Dr Mark van Rijmenam is the founder of Datafloq and founding partner of The Digital Leadership Initiative.
  • He is the author the best-selling book Think Bigger - Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business with his third book, The Organisation of Tomorrow, published in Q1 2019.
  • He is the author of Our World  and The Organisation of Tomorrow and co-author of Blockchain: Transforming Your Business.
  • He is recognised as a global top 10 Big Data Influencer and publisher of the f(x) = ex newsletter read by thousands of executives.
Topics
  • The digital speaker
    • The hologram concept
      This unique keynote brings The Digital Speaker live at your event as a hologram.
    • The avatar concept
      An event in virtual reality will help you stand out in the stream of digital events.
    • Avatar as hologram
      If you want to opt for something truly magical, go hybrid and invite Mark’s avatar as a hologram on your stage.
    • Traditional webinar or virtual keynote
      Apart from these digital experiences, The Digital Speaker can also be booked for a more traditional webinar or
      virtual keynote, but it is of course also possible to have the real Mark on stage, where he can even have a live conversation with his digital twin as a hologram.

  • The future of work
    The organisation of tomorrow will look fundamentally different from today’s organisation. As we have seen, due to Covid-19, the digital employee will become more critical. Those enterprises aware of the upcoming changes can best prepare and achieve competitive advantage in a data-driven society. Consequently, the future of work will require management and employees to take a different approach to creating and delivering a product or service. The future of work will be defined by three concepts: data, decentralisation and automation that will radically change leadership, culture, privacy and security. In this keynote, Dr Van Rijmenam will share valuable insights around the future of work and how to build a competitive business.
  • How to prepare for a data-driven future
    We live in exponential times. Simply having a digital strategy focused on continuous innovation is no longer enough to thrive in a constantly changing world. Black Swans such as Covid-19 disrupt your business. Collaboration among employees, customers, business units, and even things is increasingly becoming key to transform an organisation and contribute to building a secure and
    rewarding networked society. In this keynote, Van Rijmenam will discuss how big data, blockchain, and AI will change collaboration and, in doing so, enable a networked society.
  • How to innovate in today’s world
    We live in a world of accelerated change, and disruptive innovations are challenging the status quo for organisations. 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. To remain competitive, organisations need to put obtain a different perspective of their business and develop a culture of innovation.
  • How will leadership change in today’s world
    Knowledge is a form of power, and knowledge is derived from data. Having access to data has become a prerequisite in today’s world to remain competitive. Data and analytics enable you to sense and seize opportunities in your company’s environment and take action accordingly. To do so, we need to democratise data, as when more people have access to information and knowledge, empowerment is a possibility, resulting in more intelligent and better decision-making. In this session, Dr Van Rijmenam will explain the importance of data on your organisation and your decision-making capabilities and how to develop a data-centric culture.
  • How the role of IT is changing
    We live in a world of accelerated change, and Covid-19 is challenging the status quo. In addition, innovations are being developed faster and faster. 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. To do so, organisations should develop a different perspective; IT has become a critical capability to lead the way, and CDO’s should actively push the envelope. In this session, Dr Van Rijmenam discusses how the CDO and CIO should challenge the status quo and projects instigated by other departments to ensure the most optimal, flexible, secure and private technical solution is developed. IT moves from being in the back of the car to the driver’s seat.
Testimonials

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.
Programme Director
Big Data Week

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.
Conference Manager
Retail World
Africa 2015

I invited Mark to join one of our International Congress as the main speaker for BigData2015 World Insights. As a person he is great to treat, responsible and compromised human. As a leader he shared his knowledge with all attendees and the organizers. After the event the attendees satisfaction survey showed Mark had one of the best keynotes and the majority of them wanted him back for our next conference. This shows the professional and important knowledge he can share. His pitch involved people and he invited them to connect with the topic.
Big Data World Insights
Colombia

Capgemini asked Mark to support us for a customer workshop on Big Data roadmap. Mark was instrumental in setting up the workshop format and structure. During the workshop he shared his views on Big Data and a possible way forward. Mark combines big data content with a personal drive to create an inspiring Big Data story.
Capgemini CTO NL 
Insights & Data

Mark participated in our Bridge-ing Big Data Workshop and did an excellent job. His Big Data and Technology expertise and insight greatly added to the tenor of the conversations and helped many traditional engineers think "outside the box." I wouldn't hesitate to include him in similar discussions in the future
Professor & Department Chair
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Mark is an inspirational and creative business consultant. He has deep knowledge in the area of Big data and helped our organisation to draw its data strategy. Highly recommended and reliable business consultant.
Senior Justice Sector Adviser and Head of Measurement & Evaluation
HiiL Innovating Justice

Mark is very knowledgeable on the subject of Big Data and has the capability of explaining complex matter in laymen’s terms. I have worked with him in different settings, most recently organizing a business event where Mark was the main speaker. The roadmap he spoke about, from his book ‘Think Bigger’, has proven to help organizations in developing their own strategy. 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. He is ranked as one of the top Big Data influencers for a good reason. If you have a strategic Big Data challenge or an event around Big Data I can highly recommend Mark.
Manager Alliances & Business Development​
Internet Service Group

Mark recently did a presentation on Big Data for the regional circle of the Nyenrode Alumni Association. In the presentation, he talked about the strategical aspects of Big Data and gave us various interesting examples. Mark is very knowledgeable and an interesting speaker to listen to.
Nyenrode Business University Alumni Association

Van Rijmenam gave a presentation about how Walmart makes Big Data part of its DNA and a Big Data Strategy workshop at the Data Quality Conference in Melbourne, Australia. The presentation and attendance was greatly appreciated and feedback included among others: ‘Thoroughly insightful and very enjoyable’ & ‘Great, very knowledgeable’ & ‘Mark provided excellent Big Data insights and its possibilities in the future during the workshop.
Data Quality Asia Pacific Congress 2014 
Melbourne, Australia

Within an academic context as well as in a business context, Mark is able to explain the essence and possibilities of big data in a clear and concise manner. He has many examples, he is up-to-date and he is able to frame the commercial applications for organization.
ICSB
The Netherlands

Using concrete examples Mark is able to explain big data and it potential and its impact for organizations and societies.
Managing Director
Kennisalliantie, The Netherlands

With an understandable presentation, Mark is able to captivate the attendees on the subject big data, which he is able to explain clearly and thoroughly. He uses interesting concrete examples that make his story very understandable.
Chairman
Knowledge Network VOR/RWS

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.
Data Scientist
Schiphol Group

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.
Chief Editor
Mediafacts