Rudy de Waele

Rudy de Waele

Futurist, innovation strategist, keynote speaker, content curator and author, The Futures Company 

Rudy 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 SundayMobile MondaysAppCircusWearable 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.

Clients include: Abbott, Affinity Petcare, armasuisse – federal agency of the Swiss Confederation, Base, Bearingpoint, BlackBerry, BMW, Cambridge University, Criteo, Boston Consulting Group, CBRE, Coca-Cola, Cheil Worldwide, City of Barcelona, Digicel, Ericsson, European Commission, Google, IBM, Informa, Intel, Investcorp, Louis Vuitton, MasterCard, Microsoft, Millicom (Tigo), MTN, Nokia, PayPal, Philippe Starck, Orange, Samsung, S-Group, Sanoma, Spring Messe Management, Telcel, Telefonica, TeliaSonera (Azercell), TIMWE, The Drum, Vodafone, Young & Rubicam, World Bank.