Keynote Speaker Category: Artificial Intelligence, Business, Cryptocurrency, Cyber attack/warfare, Cybersecurity & Dark Net, Digital Transformation, Disruption, Future Trends, Futurist,


Dr Mark van Rijmenam is a Future Tech Strategist, Author and expert on Disruptive Innovation and how we can benefit from emerging technologies such as Big Data, Blockchain, AI, VR/AR and the Metaverse. He holds a Master of Science in Marketing Management a PhD in Management from the University of Technology Sydney. His research was on how organisations should deal with big data analytics, Blockchain and AI.

For more information on Mark see his Bio Below.


  • The cultural, technological and ethical implications of artificial intelligence, technology and the metaverse.
  • The Future of Work
  • The Collaboration Era: How to Thrive in an Exponential World
  • Big Data and how to become Data-Driven
  • What is the Blockchain and why is it important
  • Customer centricity using Big Data


The Organisation of Tomorrow: How AI, blockchain and analytics turn your business into a data organisation

Blockchain: Transforming Your Business and Our World

Visions in Conflict: International Perspectives on Values and Enmity


Mark van Rijmenam is the Founder of Datafloq a one-stop source for emerging tech, offering C-level Executives information, insights, knowledge and opportunities to drive innovation with data and use technology in ways that benefit employees, customers and citizens.

He is the Co-Founder of AKVO  which enables users to immerse themselves and create lasting memories with friends & family by experiencing the virtual worlds together.

Recently he launched the Between Two Bots podcast with Dan Turchin, covering the cultural, technological and ethical implications of artificial intelligence, technology and the metaverse.

​​His keynotes focus on the future of work, the digital employee and how to build the organisation of tomorrow using emerging technologies such as big data, blockchain, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence. He believes that every organisation is a data organisation, which brings massive opportunities but also comes with significant responsibilities. In his talks, he discusses the importance of data security, data governance and data privacy to help organisations build a customer-centric business using emerging technologies.

His keynotes target organisations who understand they have to digitally transform their business or organisation but do not yet know where to start and want to learn how to remain competitive in a digital world. Dr Van Rijmenam is an expert in explaining new and difficult concepts in an easy-to-understand way and assisting organisations with how these technologies can be applied to ensure sustained competitive advantage. He thrives in an environment where he can apply (digital) technology to re-imagine business models and governments while taking into consideration the human-side of technology to ensure the ethical application of such digital tech.

Ricardo did an amazing job. At the time of his keynote, people were tired after a long day, but he managed to get their attention one more time. We got especially good feedback on his session around midday. I don’t know how comfortable Ricardo is with presenting in German – that (maybe) would have been the only thing I can think of that could have elevated his presentation (but that would have just been the cherry on top of the ice cream).

Julius MeltzerXING

Thanks a lot for the creativity and resilience to manage this Inspiration Tour in such a great manner. Great leaders (and some great example of how we do not want to come across), inspirational stories, challenge our believes (loved obviously Ricardo Semler) and many insights for the future. Thanks a lot!

Head of large pharmaceutical company – Costa Rica

After the workshop I spoke to some of the business relations that we had invited. They were positive without exception. Present were, among others, a partner of a large law firm, a company that offers HR services with the aid of self-developed software and a partner of an international recruitment and selection agency. They all asked questions about specific challenges in their companies and were amazed at Semler's knowledge of their specific business model and challenges. To be repeated!

Han MesterHan Mesters, Sector Banker Business Services ABN AMRO Bank

I am leaving early tomorrow morning for 10 days in Botswana without internet so I am writing to you quickly now. Firstly, thank you for coming to SA and thank you for the time you spent with me and the effort you put into your presentation. You are a rare person and have an enormous amount to offer the world. We did get a lot of feedback and all presentations were rated. You rated highly and there were quite a few comments. When I get back I will collate these and send them to you.
Thanks you, Robert

Robert PhillipsThundermark


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