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Dr. Mark van Rijmenam

Dr Mark van Rijmenam is a strategic futurist, living and breathing cuttingedge technologies to inspire Fortune 500 companies. Known as The Digital Speaker, Van Rijmenam is a strategic futurist who has significantly influenced the digital landscape. His pioneering efforts include the first TED talk in VR in 2020. In 2023, he further pushed boundaries when he delivered a TED talk in Athens with his digital twin, delving into the complex interplay of AI and our perception of reality.


About Dr. Mark van Rijmenam

Dr Mark van Rijmenam launched a unique digital twin app, offering interactive, on-demand insights into emerging technologies via text, audio or video in any language, thereby bridging the gap between the digital and physical worlds. Dr. Van Rijmenam considers himself an optimistic dystopian, and his work exemplifies his commitment to simplifying complex tech concepts and guiding organisations into a thriving digital future.

He is the founder of Datafloq, a global media platform around emerging technologies, and the author of the book on the open metaverse: Step into the Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social Economy, detailing what the metaverse is and how organisations and consumers can benefit from the immersive internet. His latest book is Future Visions, written in five days in collaboration with ChatGPT.

In his keynote speeches, Dr Van Rijmenam explores the future of work, the role of the metaverse, generative AI, such as
ChatGPT, and the importance of data-driven customer-centricity. He emphasises the need for ethical applications of
technology and helps organisations build trust while leveraging data for growth and innovation.

To book Keynote Speaker Dr. Mark van Rijmenam, contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email

Speech Topics

Dr Mark’s speech topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Leadership 4.0: Thriving in the Synthetic Age
  • Metaverse Mastery: Decoding Reality in an Immersive World
  • The Digital Renaissance: Reimagining Work and Collaboration
  • Building a Bionic Business: Constructing AI-driven Organisations
  • Data-Driven Destiny: Harnessing the Power of Information
  • Unleashing the Generative AI Genie: A Dive into AI’s Promises and Perils
  • The Collaboration Era – How to Thrive in an Exponential World
  • Leadership in a Synthetic World: How to Thrive in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • What is Real, What is Fake, and How do you Define Real?
  • The Future of Work
  • How to Prepare for a Data-Driven Future
  • How to Innovate in today’s world
  • How Will Leadership Change in Today’s World
  • How the Role of IT is Changing
  • Brain Computer Interfaces
  • How the Metaverse Will Change Business Forever
  • How the Future of Work and the Metaverse Will Transform the Employee Experience

Here you can find links to books by Dr Mark van Rijmenam. For bulk book orders for your event please speak with a member of the team.

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"The most impressive aspect of Dr. van Rijmenam's presentations is the profound impact he leaves on his audience. He doesn't just inform; he inspires and transforms."

IISA Australia Chapter Ltd

"Dr Mark is a fantastic and engaging speaker. He spoke at EY's APAC MSL Forum, bringing to life the world of metaverse for our Asia-Pacific senior leadership team."


"This was an awe-inspiring session with Mark van Rijmenam and Nestlé leaders. We are very grateful for him sparking curiosity and sharing a glimpse of what the metaverse entails, and the fact that some elements are not tomorrow but today."


"World-class inspirational. His presentation and insight in the discussion after were world-class inspirational. I highly recommend taking a close look at Mark’s work!"


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