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Dr. Mark van Rijmenam      

Founder & CEO of Datafloq, Internationally Renowned Big Data Strategist

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.

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.

Van Rijmenam 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 organizations.

Currently, he is a PhD Candidate at the University of Technology, Sydney. He has received two scholarships to do so. His research question is how organizations can use Big Data, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence to remain competitive.

He is the author of the book “Think Bigger – Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business”, which was published globally as of April 2014. The book will be available in Chinese in 2016. He is a frequent blogger on Datafloq.com as well as on other platforms around the web.

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.

Speech Topics

Big Data in Business

How to be ready for a data-driven future

A Changing Society & Disruptive Innovation

Accelerated change is the only constant, which trends will affect your organization the most and how to deal with these trends.

Inspiration and Motivation

How to prepare your business for the unknown.


7 Important Big Data Trends for 2016

Which Big Data trends are going to have the biggest impact? Here are 7 Big Data trends that will affect organizations and governments in 2016.

The Future of Big Data: How Data Lakes Open New Possibilities for Your Organization

Are Data Lakes the future of Big Data? If done correctly, having your data in a single repository opens a lot of opportunities and benefits.

7 Reasons why the Algorithmic Business will Change Society

The algorithmic business is a company build around smart algorithms, that will take over many processes and change society as we know it.

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