Dr Mark van Rijmenam, CSP is a strategic futurist and international keynote speaker. He captivates audiences with insights on AI, blockchain, the metaverse, and emerging technologies, empowering organisations to innovate and thrive in the digital age. He is an optimistic dystopian and offers candid, independent, and balanced insights on how technology will change society. With a deep understanding of (generative) AI, blockchain, the metaverse, and other emerging technologies, Dr Van Rijmenam is the trusted advisor to leading companies and governments seeking to innovate and thrive in the digital age. His unique ability to simplify intricate concepts and captivate audiences has inspired and enlightened over 100,000 managers, directors, and C-level executives across more than 25 countries on all continents. In 2023, he was awarded the Certified Speaking Professional and Global Speaking Fellow accreditations.