Rudy de Waele

Public Speaker, Writer, and Strategist in Cambridge, United Kingdom

Rudy de Waele

Public Speaker, Writer, and Strategist in Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Rudy de Waele is a digital transformation strategist, keynote speaker, and author. He assists companies and entrepreneurs to improve their business using technology. His unparalleled experience, knowledge and insight, propels leaders to stay ahead of the technology game whatever their sector; by providing his clients with targeted advice and strategies to transform their business.Over the past 20 years, Rudy worked with several startups and has coached CXOs on how to unpack grassroots innovations and predict staying ahead of the early adopter to mass-market conversion. He has helped diverse global brands such as BMW, Coca-Cola, IBM, Intel, Louis Vuitton, PayPal, Samsung and World Bank.His latest book shift 2020 - How Technology Will Impact Our Future delivers impactful insights into how future influences such as wearables, IOT, robotics and AI will have on our collective daily lives and includes foresights by some of the world's leading technology experts from Google, Kickstarter, Microsoft, Spotify, and Telefonica.Rudy is a graduate from Singularity University, he has developed over 200 leading industry events across more than 50 cities globally, such as, shift 2020 events, Mobile Mondays, AppCircus, Wearable Wednesdays, IoT Shifts and IoT Stars. He is an associate of The Futures Agency and a member of the IoT council, a think tank for the Internet of Things.Known internationally as a thought leader in Mobile 2.0 where he was a proponent of open innovation and the development of the app economy ecosystem, he lectures regularly at top technology conferences.Mr de Waele, a native of Belgium, now permanently resides in Cambridge, United Kingdom. He is fluent in English, French, Dutch, and Spanish.
  • Work
    • The Futures Agency
    • Mobile Monday
    • AppCircus
    • dotopen
    • Nyota Media
    • shift 2020
    • CyberTheatre
    • Gotomedia
    • MindWorks
    • RandomOne
  • Education
    • Singularity University Executive Program