Dr Mark van Rijmenam
Dr Mark van Rijmenam is a storyteller on disruptive innovations. He is the founder of Datafloq and he is named a global top 10 Big Data influencer. Datafloq is the One-Stop Source for Emerging Technologies. He is a big data and blockchain strategist, expert on disruptive innovation, Blockchain, IoT and Artificial Intelligence.
Dr Mark van Rijmenam is Founder of Datafloq.com. Datafloq is the One-Stop Source for Big Data, creating the Big Data ecosystem by connecting all stakeholders within the global Big Data market. Datafloq connects data and people. Mark is also the author of the book “Think Bigger – Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business”, which was published in 2014. Mark's third book, The Organisation of Tomorrow, will be published in 2019.
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 organizations and societies to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. He is named a global top 10 Big Data influencer.
Mark believes in sustainable, social and economic responsibility when doing business or creating companies. Let’s use the latest trends such as Big Data, Robotics, Virtual reality, Artificial Intelligence, Nanotechnology or 3D printing to change and improve the world and create a better place for all. He is aware of the latest trends in the world that impact organisations.
Mark gained his PhD in Management from the University of Technology, Sydney, where he researched how organisations should deal with big data analytics, Blockchain and AI. A faculty member of the Blockchain Research Institute in Canada, Mark is a strategic advisor to several blockchain startups and publisher of the 'f(x)=ex' newsletter read by thousands of executives.
He is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker on big data and disruptive innovation. He has given lectures at the Business University Nyenrode and has spoken in Australia, France, China, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, South Africa, Colombia, United States, Dubai and The Netherlands among others. He is founding partner of think tank The Digital Leadership Initiative in Sydney.