International Keynote Speaker, Conscious Futurist, Personal Transformation Coach, Life Design Strategist, Content Curator and Author.
“Futurism is not about predicting what’s going to happen but making conscious choices to create the future we desire.” – Rudy de Waele
Rudy de Waele is a conscious business and life design strategist, futurist, humanist, keynote speaker, content curator and author. He assists global brands, entrepreneurs and start-ups, companies and organizations with cutting edge open innovation strategy using new methodologies to re-invent and transform business.
Rudy specialises in technology trend forecasts and analysis, transformational methods and insights, ideas exchange on how to thrive in the new economy, and how to design a conscious business and meaningful life.
He combines four dimensions to drive your transformation:
Rudy is the co-founder of Human Works, a company that creates learning programs and experiences, to facilitate innovation in the fields of conscious learning, technology, circular economy and sustainability.
He is the co-founder of Conscious Learning Tribe (CLT), a community of leaders and game-changers striving to accelerate the transition to more conscious, sustainable, inclusive, meaningful, and holistic futures. The CLT mission is to create a better planet by offering cutting edge experiences and insights for emerging or current leaders, unifying all in a global tribe. In the weekly online video UnConference events and curated newsletter Rudy and his partners, Canay Atalay and Yuri van Geest, share their experiences on how to choose a healthy life & work, use technology for good, respect people and our planet, and leave our old thought systems behind to transform ourselves.
Rudy is also the co-founder of Children First World, a ground-breaking movement pushing for the inclusion of children and a children-first approach to design and innovation, to help awaken the inner child within all of us.
Rudy was previously known internationally as a thought leader in the Mobile 2.0 movement. He was a proponent of open innovation and the development of the app economy ecosystem and still lectures regularly at top technology conferences. Read his Mobile Trends 2020 collaborative work, published in 2010.
His book “Shift 2020 – How Technology Will Impact Our Future” was released early in 2014 and delivers visionary and impactful insights into how future influences such as IoT, Genetics, Robotics and AI will have on our collective daily lives. The book includes predictions from some of the world’s leading technology experts, and now that 2020 is upon us, it presents rare prescience in a notoriously unpredictable landscape.
A graduate from Singularity University, Rudy has developed over 200 leading industry events across more than 50 cities across the globe. He is an associate of The Futures Agency, a member of the IoT Council – a global think tank for the Internet of Things – as well as a Strategic Advisor and Ambassador to Smart Cities World.
Rudy’s unparalleled experience, knowledge and insight, propels you to stay ahead of the curve.
He has helped diverse global brands such as ABN AMRO, Adobe, Bayer, Boston Consulting Group, BMW, Cap Gemini, Coca-Cola, FedEx, Fujitsu, Google, IBM, Intel, Intesa Sanpaolo, Investcorp, KPMG, Louis Vuitton, Mastercard, Microsoft, NEC, Orange, PayPal, Pfizer, Royal Bank of Canada, Russian Railways, Samsung, Telefonica, Vodafone and World Bank.
Mr de Waele, a native of Belgium, is fluent in English, French, Dutch, and Spanish. He lives in Ibiza and plays the saxophone whenever he can with like-minded souls.
More of Rudy De Waele’s Speaking Topics
In his most recent presentations, Rudy talks about “The Age of Consciousness”.
Rudy gives insights and strategises upon some of his and humanworks.design memes, including the automation of everything, exponential technologies and digital transformation, new economic models and learning systems, the cognitive economy, conscious business model design and innovation, conscious leadership and the future of work, from smart to conscious cities, human innovation and personal transformation, wellbeing and longevity, and children-first world design (see topic list below).
Technological innovation all around us is accelerating the pace of human consciousness and awareness. We need to be prepared for a future where humans and machines work alongside one another, making each other smarter, without being dominated by technology – or addicted to it.
Conscious leaders of tomorrow are those who reflect, take responsibility and innovate the way we design our futures for ourselves and our children, respecting our planet, building a more equal, inclusive, sustainable, transparent and prosperous society.
In his visual and dynamic presentation style, with a deep and philosophical human touch, Rudy gives insights and strategizes upon the present and future of some of the most important topics for any leader and organisation today (see topic list below).
We are all responsible for surfacing our ‘human attributes, desires, dreams and values’ to our consciousness, then applying them to our business models and technology decisions to create meaningful futures.
Rudy De Waele on the Web
Articles / Interviews
Rudy’s slides have over a million views on Slideshare, here’s an overview of his presentations from the last decade.