Rudy de Waele

Conscious business and life design strategist, futurist, humanist, keynote speaker, content curator and author

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.

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Rudy de Waele

Conscious business and life design strategist, futurist, humanist, keynote speaker, content curator and author


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Rudy de Waele

Conscious business and life design strategist, futurist, humanist, keynote speaker, content curator and author

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:

  • SOUL: A vision for humanity, built from macro trends to inspire and unlock creativity. Opportunities to see beyond silos, based on in-depth research, personal knowledge and experience.
  • MIND: Practical approaches and methods that resonate. How you can bring change within your company or ecosystem, from a preventive to a proactive approach.
  • BODY: Fresh examples of success cases and start-up case studies to motivate action.
  • HEART: Life mastery and redefinition of wealth & abundance. Sparking love for the self, each other and the innovation for life.
  • 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.


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Shift 2020 - How Technology Will Impact Our Future: A collaborative book including foresights on how technology will impact our future by some of the world's leading experts

Dec 10 - 2020


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