Tweet I’m extremely excited to announce the 1st Wearable Wednesday event in Europe in Barcelona, during the Mobile World Congress. Since the launch of shift 2020, I have been working with the Wearable World team in San Francisco and my friend Marc Pous in Barcelona to make this happen. The inaugural WWbcn event is scheduled on Wednesday, February […]
Tweet LAST UPDATE: February 21, 2014 A bit more than six weeks away before the mobile craze will hit Barcelona again during the Mobile World Congress - starting on February 24, 2014 - here’s my annual list of side events and *places to be*: the events and networking cocktails – next to the classic big industry players mega parties – […]
Tweet I am very pleased to announce my new book project called shift 2020 – How Technology Will Impact Our Future. It’s a collaborative self-published book including foresights on how technology will impact our future by some of the world’s leading experts. The story The idea of shift 2020 is based upon Mobile Trends 2020, a collaborative project […]Continue Reading →
Tweet Here’s a guest post published on The Next Web Africa on the “How Mobile Technology is Transforming Africa” presentation I gave at the Mobile Innovations @ OCE Discovery event in Toronto in May 2013. The article was shared +1.200 times in one week on The Next Web. Mobile technology is a key driver for future economic growth on the […]Continue Reading →
Tweet A summary of slides from Rudy De Waele’s presentation at Mobile Innovations @ OCE Discovery event in Toronto on 27/5/2013. Featured presentation reveals how mobile technology is transforming the now second largest mobile market in the world, and the trend towards local entrepreneurs creating and implementing innovative solutions to solve local problems. Understand how solar and wind […]Continue Reading →
Tweet Here’s the video presentation on “How Mobile Transforms Any Business“ I gave at Mobile Biz BootCamp in Toronto and at the Media Summit 2013 in Brussels . From Entertainment, News & Publishing, Finance, Health, Fashion, Education, Automotive and Retail, every sector in the industry needs to rethink its strategy how to interact with consumers, prosumers and its own employees. This presentation […]Continue Reading →
Tweet Here’s the slidedeck from my presentation at ForumOxford: Mobile Apps and Technologies Conference 2012. This slideshow presentation is an in-depth analysis of African mobile market penetration in each country. Included are some examples of innovative local entrepreneurs, creating new opportunities with mobile across the continent. As with all my presentations, you will never catch […]Continue Reading →
Tweet Here’s my presentation I did on January 24 2013 for These Days agency and Microsoft Belgium. The deck offers a glimpse of the real power of apps developed for smartphones, tablets and other connected devices, while sharing best practices for engaging consumers across multiple devices and platforms. Find out how to steer your app […]Continue Reading →
Tweet Last update: February 15, 2013 Less than two weeks to go before the mobile craze will hit Barcelona again during the Mobile World Congress, here’s my annual list of side events and *places to be*: the events and networking cocktails – next to the classic big industry players mega parties – where I’m involved with […]Continue Reading →
Tweet I am happy to announce a new company, I started with former BBC Journalist Shaheera Asante, called Nyota Media. It’s the world’s first communication and PR agency for innovative African entrepreneurs, start-ups, and international companies that use technology to improve the lives of Africans. Based in London with an office in Nairobi opening in the new […]Continue Reading →
Tweet After 10 years of a happy life in Barcelona, this summer I moved to the London area, to Tunbridge Wells to be precise, in the British countryside. As a result of this decision, I will move on to a non-executive role at dotopen and focus on new projects. I will of course continue to […]Continue Reading →
Tweet I’m just back from a week in Johannesburg, South Africa where I also spoke at the Mobile Web in Africa 2010 conference. I’m still digesting the many diverse impressions but it has been a very interesting week with lots of new insights on the mother continent and some very interesting people I met. I’ll […]Continue Reading →
Tweet At the turn of a decade it’s always worthwhile looking back to ones initial dreams. In my case it was all about being at the forefront of innovation in the mobile space. From viewing my first mobile video in Helsinki to the first mobile augmented reality demo in Amsterdam. I had the chance to […]Continue Reading →
Technology Innovation Strategist, Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Author/Curator shift 2020
Rudy propels leaders to stay ahead of what will transform their business through hosting innovation events, speaking live at conferences, and facilitating senior executive brainstorms.
Over the past 18 years, Rudy has coached CXOs on how to unpack grassroots innovations that pose a risk to core business and how to predict staying ahead of the early adopter to mass-market conversion. He has helped diverse global brands such as BMW, IBM, 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 and he has developed more than 200 leading industry events across more than 50 cities globally such as Mobile Mondays, AppCircus and Wearable Wednesdays.
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.
Rudy is a Belgium native currently based in Cambridge, UK. On Fridays he disconnects from technology to practice yoga and study the saxophone.
Contact Rudy here for any event or project inquiries.
- Launching Wearable Wednesday in Barcelona
- Mobile World Congress 2014 Networking Events & Parties
- Announcing shift 2020 – How Technology Will Impact Our Future
- The Next Web Guest Post on How Mobile Technology is Transforming Africa
- How Mobile Technology is Transforming Africa
- How Mobile Transforms Any Business (Slides & Video)
- Mobile Opportunities in Africa – Engaging the next Billion
- Time for an app?
- Mobile World Congress 2013 Networking Events & Parties
- African Innovation Communication Agency Nyota Media Launches