Mark van Rijmenam

Mark van Rijmenam is Founder of  Mark speaks on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Big Data and how these technologies change your organisation. He is an entrepreneur with a drive for innovative concepts that make a difference and inspire others. He has a strong background in online & mobile marketing, strategy, social media, Big Data and he is aware of the latest trends in the world that impact organisations.

Van Rijmenam has a background in business. 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.

He is 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 end of 2015. He is a frequent blogger on as well as other platforms around the web.

He is a highly sought-after international speaker on this topic. He has given lectures at the Business University Nyenrode and has spoken in Australia, France, South Africa and The Netherlands among others. He is 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 acknowledge as a top global Big Data influencer.

Boardroom Sessions

Every C-level executive should have heard about Big Data by now. But how can you really turn your organization into a data-driven business? Where should you start and what does Big Data mean for your organization in particular? After all, Big Data means something different for every organization and every industry.

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 Big Data and how organizations should build a data-centric organization. Van Rijmenam’s keynote speeches are inspirational and provide the audience a deep understanding about the accelerated change that we are currently experiencing.

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 handles how to get started with Big Data.

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:

Big Data in Business; How to be ready for a data-driven future;

A Changing Society; Accelerated change is the only constant, which trends will affect your organization the most;

Inspiration and Motivation; how to prepare your business for the unknown.


“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.” – Big Data World Insighs, Colombia – Fernando Masmela Diaz

” 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.” – Capgemini – Jorgen Heizenberg, Chief Technology Officer NL – Insights & Data

” 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.” – Retail World Africa 2015 – Jerodé Moodley, Conference Manager

“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.” – Mediafacts – Wim Damhof, Chief Editor

” 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. ” – IS Group – Paul Muller, Manager Alliances & Business Development​

“Mark recently did a presentation on Big Data for the regional circle of the Nyenrode Alumni Assocation. 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.” – Nyenrode Business University Alumni Association – Jocelyn Vlaar:

I 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:

“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.” – Schiphol Group – Diederik Meijerink, Analist:

“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.” – ICSB, The Netherlands – Ed Peelen:

“Using concrete examples Mark is able to explain big data and it potential and its impact for organizations and societies.” ­ Kennisalliantie, The Netherlands – N.H. Van Buren, Managing Directo

“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.” – Knowledge Network VOR/RWS – D. Wiebes, Chairman