Rudy de Waele
Business strategist & futurist
AI & robotics
The future of work
Energy, utilities and environment
Technology and humanity
Technology and ethics
The Internet of Thing
The future of healthcare
The future of media and telcoms
Rudy de Waele is a futurist, innovation strategist, keynote speaker, content curator and author. He assists global brands and startups with cutting edge open innovation strategy using new methodologies to re-invent and transform business.
His unparalleled experience, knowledge and insight, propels leaders to stay ahead of the curve.
Rudy specialises in giving technology trend forecasts, analysis and ideas exchange on how to thrive in the new economy and how to create meaningful business.
He has helped diverse global brands such as BCG, BMW, Cap Gemini, Coca-Cola, Google, IBM, Intel, Intesa Sanpaolo, Investcorp, Louis Vuitton, Mastercard, Microsoft, Orange, PayPal, Royal Bank of Canada, Russian Railways, Samsung, Telefonica, Vodafone and World Bank.
Rudy is a graduate from Singularity University, and has developed over 200 leading industry events across more than 50 cities globally. He is a member of the IoT council – a think tank for the Internet of Things, and Strategic Advisor and Ambassador to Smart Cities World.
As well as providing an overview of the key tech trends re-shaping the business environment, Rudy can delve deeply into specific industry areas such as healthcare and telecommunications.
From Mexico to Khazakstan, his insights have impressed and guided diverse audiences around the world.
“Rudy gave a fantastic keynote speech at the beginning of our symposium on the future of work in the context of the growing power of artificial intelligence and robotics. The talk was very inspiring and gave an excellent perspective on the current transition in the manufacturing and service industries and on the likely future role of machines. The feedback we got from the audience on his talk was very enthusiastic.” --- Philippe Dugerdil, Head of research, Geneva School of Business Administration, Switzerland. March 2017.
“Rudy delivered a superb keynote stimulus presentation on ‘The 10 most disruptive IoT innovations everyone should know about’ at BearingPoint’s European customer event for 250 delegates. His knowledge, insights and creative delivery style and content was, as ever, very impressive.” --- Simon Torrance, Senior Advisor, BearingPoint.
“Everybody can talk about the future but not everybody can make sense out of it. Rudy is brilliant at that: he presents the different aspects of disruptive technologies and explains how those will affect business, society and our personal lives. He made a fantastic kick-off to the Leaders’ Congress 2016 in Slovenia. Just mesmerising.” --- Sonja Smuc, Executive Director of Managers’ Association of Slovenia.