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Dr. Mark van Rijmenam

Founder, Datafloq; Faculty Member, Blockchain Research Institute; Global Top 10 Big Data Influencer; Big Data & Blockchain Strategist; Expert on Disruptive Innovation, Blockchain, IoT and Artificial Intelligence

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Dr. Mark van Rijmenam is Founder of Datafloq. He is a highly sought after international public speaker, a Big Data and Blockchain strategist and author of the best-selling book Think Bigger – Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business. He is co-author of the book Blockchain: Transforming Your Business and Our World, which details how blockchain can be used for social good. His third book, The Organisation of Tomorrow, will be published in Q1 2019. He is named a global top 10 Big Data influencer and one of the most influential Blockchain people. He holds a PhD in Management from the University of Technology, Sydney. His research was on how organizations should deal with big data analytics, Blockchain and AI and he is a faculty member of the Blockchain Research Institute in Canada. He is a strategic advisor to several blockchain startups and publisher of the ‘f(x) = ex‘ newsletter read by thousands of executives.

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Mark van Rijmenam is Founder of Datafloq.com. Datafloq is the One-Stop Source for Big Data, creating the Big Data ecosystem by connecting all stakeholders within the global Big Data market. Datafloq connects data and people.

He is an entrepreneur with a drive for (disruptive) innovation and to make a difference and inspire others. His objective is to be a catalyst for global innovation and to enable organizations and societies to tackle some of the world's biggest challenges. He is named a global top 10 Big Data influencer.

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 organizations.

Currently, he is a PhD Candidate at the University of Technology, Sydney. He has received two scholarships to do so. His research question is how organizations can use Big Data, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence to remain competitive.

He is the author of the book “Think Bigger – Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business”, which was published globally as of April 2014. The book will be available in Chinese in 2016. He is a frequent blogger on Datafloq.com as well as on other platforms around the web.

He is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker on big data and disruptive innovation. He 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. He is founding partner of think tank The Digital Leadership Initiative in Sydney.