Rudy de Waele



Rudy de Waele speaker, conferencia, futurist, human works, trends

“Futurism is not about predicting what’s going to happen but making conscious choices to create the future we desire.” – Rudy de Waele.

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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 startups, companies and organizations with cutting edge open innovation strategy using new methodologies to re-invent and transform business.

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.

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.

His book “Shift 2020 – How Technology Will Impact Our Future” delivers visionary and impactful insights into how future influences such as IoT, Genetics, Robotics and AI will have on our collective daily lives. Likewise, 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.

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.

In his visual and dynamic presentation style, with a deep and philosophical human touch, Rudy de Waele gives insights and strategizes upon the present and future of some of the most important topics for any leader and organisation today.

Rudy de Waele, a native of Belgium, is fluent in English, French, Dutch, and Spanish.