• Mark van Rijmenam is Founder of Datafloq. Datafloq is the one-stop source for emerging tech, offering C-level Executives information, insights, knowledge and opportunities to drive innovation with data. He has a Bachelor in hospitality management, a Master of Science in Marketing Management and he is currently pursuing a PhD in Management on how Big Data, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence are changing organisations.

    He is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker on big data, blockchain, AI, IoT and disruptive innovation. He has given lectures at the Business University Nyenrode, University of Technology Sydney and has spoken in Australia, Canada, France, China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Malaysia, Croatia, South Africa, Colombia, United States, Dubai and The Netherlands among others. Van Rijmenam’s keynotes and workshops are inspirational and provide the audience with a deep understanding of the accelerated change that we are currently experiencing.

    He is named a global top 10 Big Data influencer and one of the most influential Blockchain people. He is the author of the book Think Bigger – Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business, which was published globally in April 2014 and published in Chinese in 2017. He is also co-author of the book: Blockchain: Transforming Your Business and Our World, which was published in English in August 2018 and Chinese in late 2018. This book discusses how blockchain can be used for social good and help solve some of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals. He is also a faculty member of the Blockchain Research Institute in Toronto, Canada and a strategic advisor to Cryptelo, Senno and Big Data Block.

  • 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 organisations 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 organisations.

  • Boardroom Sessions

    Every C-level executive should know that Blockchain, AI and Big Data affect their business. How do these technologies change your organization and turn your organization into a data-driven business? Where should you start and what do these technologies mean for your organization in particular? Van Rijmenam developed the A2 + D2 Model that will help your organization remain competitive in today's fast-changing world.

    How can you build a product/service that is truly customer-centric and is based on data if you don’t know where to start? In two-hour boardroom sessions, Van Rijmenam will guide executives into the world of Big Data and explain how they should change their organization to be ready for the digital revolution that is upon us. Don’t wait any longer and contact us today.

    Keynote Speeches

    Van Rijmenam is a leading authority on Blockchain, AI, Big Data, the Internet of Things and how organizations should build a data-centric organization. Van Rijmenam’s keynote speeches are inspirational and provide the audience with a deep understanding of the accelerated change that we are currently experiencing. Van Rijmenam always offers your audience clear takeaways on how to start with the insights provided.

    Thanks to his broad knowledge of major trends that affect our society and organizations, he can inspire your audience about what’s happening and how you should be ready for the changes ahead. He can provide you with a glimpse of the future and how your organization should be ready for it. Using countless inspiring examples of organizations from around the world, Van Rijmenam provides clear takeaways on how to get started with these Emerging Information Technologies.

    Trends such as the Internet of Things, the Industrial Internet, Quantified-Self, 3D printing, Big Data, Real-time analytics are changing our world and how we should do business. If you wish to be ready for a data-driven future, Van Rijmenam is the right person to have at your event, conference or meeting.


    You can book Van Rijmenam for the following topics:

    • The collaboration era: How to thrive in an exponential world;
    • Big Data in Business; How to be ready for a data-driven future;
    • Preparing for a decentralised world - how blockchain will change industries
    • A Changing Society and Disruptive Innovation;
    • The convergence of big data and blockchain - how blockchain will disrupt the business of big data analytics;
    • Accelerated change is the only constant, which trends will affect your organization the most;
    • Blockchain and social good - how blockchain can help solve some of the world's wicked problems;
    • Artificial Intelligence: Good or Bad?
    • And many more.
  • Adventure

    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 mindset 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.

    This special initiative was all about realizing our dream. In precisely 100 days he cycled around Australia. The total distance was 14.122 kilometres. With the necessary resting days, the daily distance was approximately 165 kilometres. The main goal, aside from the mental and physical challenge of the tour itself, was accumulating as much money as possible for KiKa, a Dutch foundation committed to pioneering and innovative research in the area of children’s cancer. 100% of the funds (€ 25.000) collected were donated to this incredible foundation.

    Van Rijmenam has more adventures planned in the near future.