Rudy de Waele is a conscious business and life design strategist, futurist, humanist, keynote speaker, content curator and author. He assists global brands, entrepreneurs and startups, companies and organizations with cutting edge open innovation strategy using new methodologies to re-invent and transform business.
A graduate from Singularity University, Rudy has developed over 200 leading startup industry events across more than 50 cities globally. He is an associate of The Futures Agency, a member of the IoT Council – a global think tank for the Internet of Things, and Strategic Advisor and Ambassador to Smart Cities World.
Rudy specialises in giving technology trend forecasts, analysis and ideas exchange on how to thrive in the new economy and how to design a conscious business and meaningful life.
Using new methodologies to re-invent and transform business through presentations, workshops, think tanks and brainstorms, he has helped diverse global brands such as ABN AMRO, Adobe, Boston Consulting Group, BMW, Cap Gemini, Coca-Cola, Fedex, Fujitsu, Google, IBM, Intel, Intesa Sanpaolo, Investcorp, KPMG, Louis Vuitton, Mastercard, Microsoft, Orange, PayPal, Pfizer, Royal Bank of Canada, Russian Railways, Samsung, Telefonica, Vodafone and World Bank.
His latest book shift 2020 – How Technology Will Impact Our Future (2014) delivers impactful insights into how future influences such as IoT, Genetics, Robotics and AI will have on our collective daily lives and includes foresights by some of the world’s leading technology experts.
Rudy’s unparalleled experience, knowledge and insight, propels you to stay ahead of the curve.
Rudy’s speaking topics:
- Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
- Autonomous vehicles and Transportation
- Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies
- Climate Change
- Defense and Security
- Digital Transformation
- Education, Learning and HR
- Energy, Utilities and Environment
- Fintech and Financial Services
- Food Tech
- Future Cities
- Personal Transformation
- Pharma, Health and Medical
- Philosophy and Ethics
- Process Industry
- Singularity and Transhumanism
- Technology and Humanity
- The Internet of Things (IoT)
- Wellbeing and Longevity
- Work, Jobs and Employment