I am so grateful to have had Mark as one of our keynote speakers at Global Big Data 2016 Application and Research Forum Qingdao China. 16-18 Nov 2016 (http://www.bigdata-qingdao.com). His big data and Blockchain expertise is very helpful for helping us thinking outside the box. As a person, he is great to treat and if you are looking for a speaker, Mark is one on top of the list.
Tina Fu - Forticy Group Inc.
"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."
Lavinia Bucur - Programme Director Big Data Week
" I invited Mark to join one of our International Congress as the main speaker for BigData2015 World Insights. As a person he is great to treat, responsable and compromised human. As a leader he shared his knowledge with all attendees and the organizers. After the event the attendees satisfaction survey showed Mark had one of the best keynotess and the majority of them wanted him back for our next conference. This shows the professional and important knowledge he can share. His pitch involved people and he invited them to connect with the topic."
Fernando Masmela Diaz - Big Data World Insights, Colombia
" Capgemini asked Mark to support us for a customer workshop on Big Data roadmap. Mark was instrumental in setting up the workshop format and structure. During the workshop he shared his views on Big Data and a possible way forward. Mark combines big data content with a personal drive to create an inspiring Big Data story."
Jorgen Heizenberg - Capgemini CTO NL - Insights & Data
" 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!"
Daniel Linzell - Professor & Department Chair, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
" 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 bring big rewards to you."
Jerodé Moodley - Conference Manager, Retail World Africa 2015
" Mark is very knowledgeable on the subject of Big Data and has the capability of explaining complex matter in laymen’s terms. I have worked with him in different settings, most recently organizing a business event where Mark was the main speaker. The roadmap he spoke about, from his book ‘Think Bigger’, has proven to help organizations in developing their own strategy.
Mark is a great presenter who is able to show the audience where we are at today and also gives the public an insight into a possible and very likely future. He is ranked as one of the top Big Data influencers for a good reason. If you have a strategic Big Data challenge or an event around Big Data I can highly recommend Mark."
Paul Muller - Manager Alliances & Business Development - Internet Service Group
" Mark is an inspirational and creative business consultant. He has deep knowledge in the area of Big data and helped our organisation to draw its data strategy. Highly recommended and reliable business consultant."
Martin Gramatikov - Senior Justice Sector Adviser and Head of Measurement & Evaluation, HiiL Innovating Justice
" Van Rijmenam gave a presentation about how Walmart makes Big Data part of its DNA and a Big Data Strategy workshop at the Data Quality Conference in Melbourne, Australia. The presentation and attendance was greatly appreciated and feedback included among others: ‘Thoroughly insightful and very enjoyable’ & ‘Great, very knowledgeable’ & ‘Mark provided excellent Big Data insights and its possibilities in the future during the workshop."
Data Quality Asia Pacific Congress 2014 – Melbourne, Australia
" Within an academic context as well as in a business context, Mark is able to explain the essence and possibilities of big data in a clear and concise manner. He has many examples, he is up-to-date and he is able to frame the commercial applications for organization.”
Ed Peelen - ICSB, The Netherlands
" Mark recently did a presentation on Big Data for the regional circle of the Nyenrode Alumni Association. In the presentation, he talked about the strategical aspects of Big Data and gave us various interesting examples. Mark is very knowledgeable and an interesting speaker to listen to."
Jocelyn Vlaar - Nyenrode Business University Alumni Association
“ With an understandable presentation, Mark is able to captivate the attendees on the subject big data, which he is able to explain clearly and thoroughly. He uses interesting concrete examples that make his story very understandable.”
D. Wiebes - Chairman, Knowledge Network VOR/RWS
" Mark has a valuable independent view of the total spectrum of the Big data scene and has a versatile and extensive network. He has detailed knowledge and proved highly efficient during our short period of working together."
Diederik Meijerink - Data Scientist, Schiphol Group
" I know Mark is a true expert in the field of Big Data, 'the oil of the 21st century'. Mark was one of the keynote speakers at the National Publishing Day 2014, organized by the dutch b2b platform Mediafacts. His 45 minute speech on how publishers should strategically approach 'Big Data' was well received; it got high scores in our post-event online summary.
Mark knows the way in the complicated 'Big Data' landscape and is able to serve companies from different sectors well when the aim is setting up a Big Data strategy and providing the means to implement it."
Wim Damhof - Chief Editor, Mediafacts
" Using concrete examples Mark is able to explain big data and it potential and its impact for organizations and societies."
N.H. Van Buren - Managing Director, Kennisalliantie, The Netherlands