Dr Mark Van Rijmenam

Dr Mark Van Rijmenam

AI & Digital Strategist
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About Dr

“Dr Mark van Rijmenam is a strategic futurist known as The Digital Speaker. He stands at the forefront of the digital age and lives and breathes cutting-edge technologies to inspire Fortune 500 ...”

Dr Mark van Rijmenam is a strategic futurist known as The Digital Speaker. He stands at the forefront of the digital age and lives and breathes cutting-edge technologies to inspire Fortune 500 companies and governments worldwide. As an optimistic dystopian, he has a deep understanding of AI, blockchain, the metaverse, and other emerging technologies, and he blends academic rigour with technological innovation. He is a LinkedIn Top Voice.

His pioneering efforts include the world’s first TEDx Talk in VR in 2020. In 2023, he further pushed boundaries when he delivered a TEDx talk with his digital twin, delving into the complex interplay of AI and our perception of reality. In 2024, he launched a digital twin of himself offering interactive, on demand conversations via text, audio or video in 29 languages, thereby bridging the gap between the digital and physical worlds – another world’s first.

As a distinguished 5-time author and corporate educator, Dr. Van Rijmenam is celebrated for his candid, independent, and balanced insights. He is also the founder of Futurwise, which focuses on elevating global digital awareness for a responsible and thriving digital future.

What people say about Dr

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.

– Asia-Pacific Communications and Engagement Leader at EY

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.

– Center of Learning and Inspiration - Rive Reine – Nestlé

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!

– EVP International Expansion & CMO at Solita