Mark van Rijmenam: How Will Blockchain Affect Enterprises?

Mark van Rijmenam

Mark van Rijmenam , Blockchain expert, shared his insights on how will blockchain affect enterprises in his recent interview by Oracle.

“From an enterprise perspective, I think what’s important for organizations to remember is that blockchain technology is a means to an end. Not every problem requires blockchain. It’s predominantly useful when we collaborate with different entities. When there’s a transaction going on, and there’s a trust issue, that’s when blockchain comes into play. Organizations should look at the technology from that angle to see if it’s relevant to them.”

“For instance, there are about 1.5 billion people who don’t have an official government-issued identity and 2 billion people who are unbanked. These are problems that blockchain can help solve. If you don’t have an identity, you can’t get a bank account. If you don’t have a bank account, you can’t get a loan or prove the ownership of your house, and you remain in poverty. We can use the technology to help remove poverty, reduce the effects of climate change, get rid of fraud, improve fair trade, and improve democratic systems. Yes, blockchain will improve our business, but it will also improve our world if we use it correctly…”

Watch the video below to find out why Mark says “Any organization can and will be hacked. If you’re not being hacked, you’re simply not important enough.”

Mark van RijmenamMark van Rijmenam is Founder of, 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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