Dr. Mark van Rijmenam is Founder of Datafloq.com. He is a big data strategist who advises organisations on how to develop their big data strategies and business cases. He is an entrepreneur with a drive for innovative concepts that make a difference and inspire others. He has a strong background in blockchain, cryptocurrency, online & mobile marketing, strategy, social media, big data, and is aware of the latest trends in the world that impact organisations.
Dr. Van Rijmenam has a background in business. He has PhD in management at the University of Technology Sydney, where he researched how organisations change due to big data analytics, blockchain and AI. He has a Master of Science in Marketing Management and a Bachelors of Administration in Hospitality Management. He has worked in the Caribbean, was part of the opening team of a five star ski resort in Dubai, and worked at one of the largest banks in The Netherlands.
In 2011, he circumnavigated Australia on a bike for charity. 14.122 km in exactly 100 days. This experience taught him everything about perseverance, focus, discipline, a positive mind-set, and how to plan for the unexpected. After this adventure, Van Rijmenam became an entrepreneur with a drive to have an impact on the world.
Mark is the 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 latest book is The Organisation of Tomorrow. He is a frequent blogger on Datafloq.com as well as other platforms around the web.
He is a highly sought-after international speaker and has given lectures at the Business University Nyenrode and keynotes in Australia, France, South Africa, Colombia, the United States, and The Netherlands among others. He is the co-founder of ‘Data Donderdag’ a bi-monthly (networking) event in The Netherlands on big data to help organizations better understand big data. He is acknowledged as a top global big data influencer.
" Mark participated in our Bridge-ing Big Data Workshop and did an excellent job. His Big Data and Technology expertise and insight greatly added to the tenor of the conversations and helped many traditional engineers think "outside the box." I wouldn't hesitate to include him in similar discussions in the future!"
" Thanks to Mark, Africa’s retailers now have invaluable in-depth insight into the need for Big Data and the multiple ways retailers can make use of the trend. Our delegates loved him and so did his fellow speakers. As the Conference Manager for Retail World Africa 2015, I would recommend Mark to any other event organiser or industry who is looking for insights into Big Data and the many ways Big Data can brings big rewards to you."
"Mark van Rijmenam delivered an excellent keynote presentation at Big Data Week London 2016. I knew it was going to be a great talk, since his reputation preceded him, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that his expertise goes beyond the big data field. Mark has a way of framing topics through an extensive web of inter-disciplinary insight and know-how that pushes the conversation forward for all of us. If you are in search of a speaker that can bring both inspiration and actionable advice to your event, Mark is your guy."