Rudy De Waele

Futurist & Technologist

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 by facilitating Socratic Design workshops on how to create meaningful business.

Rudy uses new methodologies to re-invent and transform business using presentations, workshops, think tanks and brainstorms. He has helped diverse global brands such as BMW, IBM, Coca-Cola, Google, Intel, Louis Vuitton, Mastercard, Orange, PayPal, Samsung, Telefonica, Vodafone and World Bank.

His latest book shift 2020 – How Technology Will Impact Our Future 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 is a graduate from Singularity University, he has developed over 200 leading industry events across more than 50 cities globally, such as Mobile Sunday, Mobile Mondays, AppCircus, Wearable Wednesdays, IoT Shifts and IoT Stars.

He is an associate of The Futures Agency, a member of the IoT council – a think tank for the Internet of Things, and Strategic Advisor and Ambassador to Smart Cities World.

Mr de Waele, a native of Belgium, now permanently resides in Cambridge, United Kingdom. He is fluent in English, French, Dutch, and Spanish with comprehensive understanding of German.

To book Rudy De Waele as the technology speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Rudy is known to cover the following topics:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Digital Transformation
  • Education, Training and HR
  • Energy, Utilities and Environment
  • Pharma, Health and Medical
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Singularity and Transhumanism
  • Technology and Humanity
  • Telecom and Media (TMT)
  • The Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Work, Jobs and Employment

“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 mesmerizing.” Sonja, Executive Director of Managers’ Association of Slovenia

“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, Senior Advisor, BearingPoint

“Rudy offered an excellent talk to the enthusiastic international audience of the largest conference on optical communication in Europe (ECOC 2014). He discussed how technology will impact our business and society in the near future through a condensed overview of foresights. The organization team thanks him again for this outstanding and engaging presentation!“ Jean-Luc, President of ECOC