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Futurist Rudy de Waele will be the keynote speaker at the Community Gathering in Tallinn

Tuesday 11 July 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Veronika Jermanova



ETIS is pleased to have Futurist Rudy de Waele as the keynote speaker of the Common Session of the 2017 ETIS Community Gathering. Rudy is a futurist and innovation strategist, a content curator, a keynote speaker and also an author of books and articles related to IoT, robotics and Artificial Intelligence. He has helped numerous companies to transform their business models by capturing the innovation trends that at first might have posed a risk to their industries. To mention a few names of the global brands Rudy worked with: Telefonica, Ericsson, Vodafone, IBM, PayPal, Samsung and the World Bank. Rudy has also developed more than 100 events in more than 50 cities, for instance Mobile Mondays in Barcelona and Madrid, AppCircus and Wearable Wednesdays. Beside the corporate activities, Rudy is also known as a thought leader in Mobile 2.0 and he teaches regularly at the top technology universities.


Rudy is a graduate from the Singularity University, a member of a global think tank for the Internet of Things (IoT Council), Strategic Advisor and Ambassador to Smart Cities World and associate of The Futures Agency. His book ‘shift 2020 – How Technology Will Impact Our Future' shows insights into how new emerging technologies will impact our every-day life, it also includes technology foresights from the top technology experts working for Google, Microsoft and Telefonica. Rudy is also actively posting posts and blogs, you can read some of them through following links ‘Learning to live (on the future of learning)’ and ‘How to create meaningful work and business or simply follow Rudy on Twitter.


As Rudy is an expert in technology trends forecasting, in Tallinn he will present us his vision of ‘The Future of Telecommunications’. Rudy will mainly focus on challenges and opportunities in the Telco world: how will the new ecosystems look like and how will the sector and other sectors change with the arrival of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Digital Transformation and Blockchain? We believe that this will provide great input for further discussions in the specific Working Groups’ Sessions and during networking breaks.