DR MARK VAN RIJMENAM

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Topic: Technology

Expertise: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Big Data and how these technologies change your organisation

Dr Mark van Rijmenam is Founder of Datafloq. He is a highly sought-after international public speaker, a Big Data and Blockchain strategist and author of the best-selling book Think Bigger – Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business.

He is co-author of the book Blockchain: Transforming Your Business and Our World, which details how blockchain can be used for social good.

His third book, The Organisation of Tomorrow, will be published in Q1 2019. He is named a global top 10 Big Data influencer and one of the most influential Blockchain people. 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 and he is a faculty member of the Blockchain Research Institute in Canada. He is a strategic advisor to several blockchain startups and publisher of the ‘f(x) = ex‘ newsletter read by thousands of executives.

Mark is a Big Data strategist who advises organisations on how to develop their A.I. strategies and business cases. He is an entrepreneur with a drive for innovative concepts that make a difference and inspire others. With a strong background in online & mobile marketing, strategy, social media and Big Data he has his finger on the pulse of the latest trends which impact organisations.

“Many believe that Big Data is over-hyped, but seeing the fantastic use cases popping up around the globe I would say Big Data is under-hyped! In the coming years, Big Data will revolutionize every industry unlike we have seen before!”

Abstract Emerging technologies change organisations as we know them. Organisations that want to remain competitive in a changing environment, need to anticipate shifting behaviours of stakeholders and technologies. Technologies such as big data analytics, blockchain and artificial intelligence; as well as trends such as the Internet of Things are challenging common industry practices. These technologies challenge organisational design and strategic management and they make data more important than ever before.

Big data analytics empowers consumers and employees. This can result in an open strategy and a better understanding of the changing environment. Blockchain enables peer-topeer collaboration and trustless interactions governed by cryptography and smart contracts. Meanwhile, artificial intelligence allows for new and different levels of intensity and involvement among human and artificial actors. With that, new modes of organising are emerging: where technology facilitates collaboration between stakeholders; and where humanto-human interactions are increasingly replaced with human-to-machine and even machine-tomachine interactions. These disruptions to accepted norms require a change in approach to how we organise activities within and across organisations.

This book offers organisations a blueprint for how to adapt to these rapidly changing times by introducing a new model, the D2 + A2 model. This model, based on years of research, offers organisations a new approach to turn their existing organisation into a data business. It will help organisations to be ready for the data-driven and exponentially-changing society that is upon us.

Organisations in the not-too-distant future will unavoidably be involved in numerous interactions among humans and machines. This will lead to complex strategies and unexpected technical, ethical and social implications. Offering dozens of examples of industry leaders such as Walmart, Telstra, Alibaba, and Microsoft, this book explains how big data analytics, blockchain and artificial intelligence force us to rethink existing business models and to develop organisations that will be ready for these human-machine interactions. It offers governments, professional services, manufacturing, finance, retail and other industries a clear approach for how to develop products and services that are ready for the 21st century. This book is a must-read for every organisation that wants to remain competitive in our fastchanging world.

Stephan Janssens – Organizational Transformation & Blockchain Strategist

In The Organisation of Tomorrow, Mark van Rijmenam maps the landscape of today’s most disruptive technologies and presents a clear-eyed and actionable roadmap for putting data at the very heart of every strategic decision your company makes. If you’re looking for a compelling, practical guide to your own organisation’s future, there’s no better step to take than reading this book today.

 

The internet was envisaged as a decentralised global network, but in the past 25 years, it has come to be controlled by a few, very powerful, centralised companies. Blockchain is a technological paradigm shift that allows secure, reliable, and direct information transfer between individuals, organisations, and things, so that we can manage, verify, and control the use of our own data.

Blockchain also offers a new opportunity for humanity to fix some major problems. It can authenticate data, manage its analysis, and automate its use. With better data comes better decision-making. In this way, Blockchain can contribute to solving climate change, reduce voting fraud, fix our identity systems, improve fair trade, and give the poor an opportunity to improve their lives by monetising their (digital) capital. A world built upon peer-to-peer transactions and smart contracts can empower individuals and communities.

This book offers a fresh perspective with which to consider this transformative technology. It describes how Blockchain can optimise the processes that run our society. It provides practical solutions to global problems and offers a roadmap to incorporate Blockchain in your business. It offers a blueprint for a better world. Filled with easy-to-understand

examples, this book shows how Blockchain can take over where the internet has fallen short.

 

ThinkBigger

He is also the author of the book “Think Bigger – Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business”, which was published globally in April 2014.

Van Rijmenam is a leading authority on Big Data and how organizations should build a data-centric organization. Van Rijmenam’s keynote speeches are inspirational and provide the audience a deep understan

ding about the accelerated change that we are currently experiencing.

Thanks to his broad knowledge of major trends that affect our society and organizations, he can inspire your audience about what’s happening and how you should be ready for the changes ahead. He can provide you with a glimpse of the future and how your organization should be ready for it. Using countless inspiring examples of organizations from around the world, Van Rijmenam provides handles how to get started with Big Data.

Trends such as the Internet of Things, the Industrial Internet, Quantified-Self, 3D printing, Big Data, Real-time analytics are changing our world and how we should do business. If you

wish to be ready for a data-driven future, Van Rijmenam is the right person to have at your event, conference or meeting.

Every C-level executive should have heard about Big Data by now. But how can you really turn your organization into a data-driven business? Where should you start and what does Big Data mean for your organization in particular? After all, Big Data means something different for every organization and every industry.

How can you build a product/service that is truly customer-centric and is based on data if you don’t know where to start? In two-hour boardroom sessions, Van Rijmenam will guide executives into the world of Big Data and explain how they should change their organization to be ready for the digital revolution that is upon us.

His new book  Blockchain: Transforming Your Business and Our World, will be published in English and Chinese on August 17, 2018.

Topics

  • Big Data in Business; How to be ready for a data-driven future;
  • A Changing Society; Accelerated change is the only constant, which trends will affect your organization the most;
  • Inspiration and Motivation; how to prepare your business for the unknown.

Testimonials

“I invited Mark to join one of our International Congress as the main speaker for BigData2015 World Insights.. 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 – Fernando Masmela Diaz

” 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 – Jorgen Heizenberg, Chief Technology Officer NL – Insights & Data

” 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 brings big rewards to you.”

Retail World Africa 2015 – Jerodé Moodley, Conference Manager

“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.”

Mediafacts – Wim Damhof, Chief Editor

TALK TOPICS

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.