Mark van Rijmenam: How to Thrive in an Exponential World

Mark van Rijmenam delivered his keynote speech ‘The Collaboration Era – How to Thrive in an Exponential World’ at the Fujitsu Distinguished Engineers Conference.

Jim Millen wrote highlights from Mark’s keynote in an article for Fujitsu:     

Organisations move at the pace of technological change, which is now extremely fast. This means that it’s not enough to have a strategy that’s simply focussed on the current situation: you have to look to the future, or risk being left behind. And the future will be a very different place.

Mark van Rijmenam, in his keynote, explained how collaboration among employees, customers, business units and even things (as in, the Internet of Things) will form much more of the future landscape than it does in the present day.

The core of this will be big data, blockchain and AI. Mark described these as “the holy grail for organisations of tomorrow.”

Read the rest of the article here and watch the video below to learn more about Mark van Rijmenam’s views on collaboration:

Mark van RijmenamMark 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

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