The Next Digital Transformation: The Rise of Metaverse Natives

In ‘Step into the Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social Economy’, author Dr. Mark van Rijmenam writes about how the world as we know it will fundamentally change as the physical and the digital worlds merge into the metaverse, impacting the everyday experiences of people, companies, and societies. The author maps out the extraordinary opportunities and challenges facing business leaders, consumers, regulators, policymakers, and other metaverse stakeholders trying to navigate the future of the internet.

This fireside chat, with Dr. Mark van Rijmenam and Martin Ringlein, is focused on the open metaverse and how we can create a metaverse that will kickstart the Imagination Age and is most beneficial to society. Prior to the session, please make yourself familiar with concepts such as Decentralization, 2D (Spatial/Decentraland) and 3D (Oculus) virtual environments, to make the most of it.


In this inspiring and interactive event, you will learn:

  • How is a "Metaverse Native" and how they will influence the future of... everything
  • Why virtual environments are the next disruptive digital transformation
  • Why the future of the consumer experience will be an immersive contextual experience
  • How identity of self will transcend the virtual and real world environments
  • How decentralization and ownership over your environment will transform consumer engagement
General Partner, Adventure Fund

Martin Ringlein, “Marty”, is a serial entrepreneur and active investor; he is General Partner at the Adventure Fund and Venture Partner at NextGen Venture Partners where he invests in early and late-stage startups, such as Chime, Plaid, Uber, PayTM, Hyperloop One, and SpaceX. Most recently Marty was the Chief Product Officer for a #FinTech startup that was acquired by Brex where he was brought on to help lead product innovation. Prior, Marty was Global Head of R&D at Eventbrite, where Martin joined pre-IPO through the acquisition of his previous start-up. Marty also had the honor of being a Presidential Innovation Fellow at The White House working directly within the Executive Office of the President for the Obama administration. Marty’s first company was acquired by Twitter pre-IPO where he went on to become their first Design Manager, helping build and lead the Research & Design team. Marty currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and 16-month old baby boy, Jack!

Future Tech Strategist, International Keynote Speaker, Author

Dr. Mark van Rijmenam is The Digital Speaker. He is a future tech strategist who thinks about how technology changes organisations, society and the metaverse. Dr Mark van Rijmenam is an international keynote speaker, 4x author and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Datafloq and the author of the book 'Step into the Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social Economy' detailing what the metaverse is and how organizations and consumers can benefit from the immersive internet. He is the publisher of the ‘f(x) = e^x‘ newsletter, read by thousands of executives, on the future of work and the organization of tomorrow. The Digital Speaker has spoken in 20 countries across the globe and collectively inspired over 100,000 managers, directors and C-level executives.

Event Details
  • Date
    June 23, 2022 5:00 pm IST
  • Duration
    75 minutes
  • Category

    5pm IST