Rudy De Waele
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Ruby De Waele is a futurist, change agent, transformation strategist, keynote speaker, author and curator.
Ruby De Waele assists companies and entrepreneurs to improve their business using Socratic Design. 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.
Rudy specialises in giving technology trend forecasts, analysis and ideas how to thrive in the new economy. He uses new methodologies to re-invent and transform business using presentations, workshops, think tanks and brainstorms.
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, Google, IBM, Intel, Louis Vuitton, PayPal, Samsung, Telefonica and World Bank.
His latest book Shift 2020 – How Technology Will Impact Our Future delivers impactful insights into how future influences such as 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 the 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.
Faith Robinson, Conference Manager, 3D Printshow
Davina Luyten, Marketing & Communication, Belnet
Phil Godfrey, Chairman of the TETRA and Critical Communications Association