Mark van Rijmenam is founder of the online big data knowledge platform BigData-Startups.com, which aims to become the central point of big data on the web. BigData-Startups.com is a platform with trends, best practices, information, open source tools and big data startups for organisations developing a big data strategy. The objective of the platform is to help organisations develop a big data strategy and to find the right big data technology vendor for that strategy.
Mark is a big data strategist who advises organisations on how to develop their big data strategies.
He is an entrepreneur with a drive for innovative concepts that make a difference and inspire others. He has a strong background in online & mobile marketing, strategy, social media, big data and he is aware of the latest trends in the world that impact organisations.
Next to blogging on BigData-Startups, he also blogs on SmartDataCollective.com, which is a platform with the world’s best thinkers on big data. He is author of the book “Think Bigger – Developing a successful big data strategy for your business”, which will be published globally in April 2014. As such, he is a well sought after speaker on this topic. He has given lectures to the International MBA Class and Executive Class at Business University Nyenrode as well as other events. He is co-founder of ‘Data Donderdag’ a bi-monthly (networking) event in The Netherlands on big data to help organizations better understand big data.