International speaker on disruption and global top 10 big data influencer Mark van Rijmenam , delivered the opening keynote for the 2016 London Big Data Week Conference in October.
Mark tackled three major trends that businesses need to be aware of to truly become data-driven and stay on top of the competition:
- empowering the employees
- the importance of blockchains
- use of algorithms
Take a look at the video below to get the details on these trends.
Mark van Rijmenam is Founder of Datafloq.com, founding partner of think tank The Digital Leadership Initiative in Sydney and also the author of the bestselling book “Think Bigger – Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business”.
Mark is an entrepreneur with a drive for (disruptive) innovation who aims to be a catalyst for global innovation and to enable organizations and societies to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. Mark 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 organisations.
Currently, he is a PhD Candidate at the University of Technology, Sydney. He has received two scholarships to do so. He has also been named a global top 10 Big Data influencer.
As a highly sought-after international keynote speaker on big data and disruptive innovation, Mark 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.
Mark’s speaking topics include:
- Big Data and how to become Data-Driven
- What is the Blockchain and why is it important
- Customer centricity using Big Data
- Disruptive Innovation
- Cultural Change in a World Full of Data
- Design Thinking within an Information-Centric culture
- The Internet of Things and a Connected World
- Mega Trends Impacting Our Future
- Motivational Speaking: Achieving your Dreams