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Olivier Rikken

Founder, Blockchain and smart contracts Expert and PhD Student - 11.000+ LinkedIn Followers at Emerging Horizons

Amsterdam, Netherlands

426 Followers

Olivier graduated as MSc in systems engineering, policy analysis and management at Delft University of Technology on the topic of discrete simulation models as support for continuous process improvement and got his executive MBA at Nyenrode/Kellogg/Stellenbosch graduation on effect of strategy changes on companies. Throughout his career he worked in various industries, always in roles responsible for both business strategy/process improvement on the one hand and IT development on the other, leading operational and IT teams.
 
Approx 5 years ago he entered the blockchain world. For the past years he has been working full time as blockchain and smart contract expert with in-depth knowledge of Ethereum. Besides being CEO/founder of Emerging Horizons AXVECO, a leading blockchain and emerging tech knowledge firms in the Netherlands, he is a PhD candidate in blockchain and DAO governance, is strongly involved in the Dutch Blockchain Coalition, member of the ISO world standardisation groups for smart contracts and blockchain governance, advisor for the Ethereum start-up SwarmCity, advises various blockchain start-ups on the background and guest lecturer at various universities.

As of 2019, he is in the global top 100 list of blockchain leaders.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Amsterdam
Speaking Topics: Blockchain & Smart Contracts, Blockchain Governance, Emerging Technologies, Emerging Technologies Governance

Olivier RikkenPoints
Academic25
Author104
Influencer20
Speaker28
Entrepreneur60
Total237

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Company Type: Individual
Media Experience: 15 years
Last Media Interview: 06/18/2019

Areas of Expertise

Blockchain 91.32
Emerging Technology 63.91
Innovation 43.27
Digital Disruption 30.11
InsurTech 33.33
AI 30.54
Business Strategy 37.17
Management 34.22
Open Innovation 42.61
Startups 35.02
Leadership 30.53
Fintech 32.83
Cryptocurrency 30.78
Big Data 30.23

Industry Experience

Automotive
Financial Services & Banking
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Insurance
Professional Services

Publications

1 Academic Fellow / Scholar
PhD candidate - Technical University Delft
TU Delft
November 12, 2018
Research on blockchain and decentralized autonomous organizations governance

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Tags: Blockchain, Management

1 Advisory Board Membership
Advisory Board Swarm City
SwarmCity
December 17, 2017
Swarm City is one of the oldest start ups on the Ethereum blockchain

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Tags: Blockchain, Open Innovation, Startups

4 Article/Blogs
Trust and Escrow Industries Be Aware - the DAOs are coming!
linkedin
June 04, 2019
For some reason, some of the most powerful innovations have slipped under the radar. Unfortunately, blockchain is still very much associated with (speculation on) cryptocurrencies.

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Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency

The hyperstate of data - the same data being both personal and non personal?
linkedin
December 17, 2018
Although we tend to believe that data is just data, in itself it can have various states over time. This is what I would like to call the data life cycle. In this article, I will show you how data can evolve over various states in its life cycle and by making use of these states in a smart way, we can work, if the circumstances are right, with personal data in open, immutable and permanent data environments without lacking compliance to GDPR.

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Tags: Big Data, Blockchain

Crisis governance in a decentralized world
linkedin
October 16, 2018
New governance structures – crisis management in a decentralized world without trusted third parties. Can an anonymous emergency button be created?

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Tags: Blockchain

A new, blockchain enabled, business model in the insurance branch
Olivier Rikken
April 11, 2016
How blockchain can through smart contracting be the true disrupter in the insurance market, making peer to peer insurances possible.

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Disruption, InsurTech

2 Books
Legal Aspects of Blockchain
UN Ops
September 02, 2018

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Tags: Blockchain, Emerging Technology, Innovation

Smart Contracts as Application of Blockchain Technology
Dutch Blockchain Coalition
November 17, 2017

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Tags: Blockchain, Emerging Technology, Innovation

1 Founder
Founder Emerging Horizons
Olivier Rikken
August 01, 2019
Emerging Horizons is a knowledge company specialized in R&D in emerging technologies and their impact on business and industry models and services.

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Tags: Blockchain, Emerging Technology, Business Strategy

1 Influencer Award
Blockchain Leader top 100 - 2019
Lattice80
July 31, 2019

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Tags: Blockchain, Emerging Technology

3 Keynotes
Blockchain Governance
Dutch Blockchain Coalition
June 27, 2019
Key note at the first Dutch Annual Blockchain Conference

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Tags: Blockchain, Business Strategy, Management

Blockchain, future of finance
ISA
June 20, 2019
Keynote on blockchain for finance managers and directors

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Tags: Blockchain, Business Strategy, Fintech

Blockchain, future of finance
ISA
June 06, 2019
Keynote on blockchain for finance managers and directors

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Tags: Blockchain, Business Strategy, Fintech

2 Media Interviews
Koffie drinken met: Olivier Rikken
Lexxyn
June 19, 2019
Interview by one the leading Dutch Legal Industry IT providers on the effect of blockchain and other emerging technologies on the legal industry and how it might transform it!

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Emerging Technology

Blockchain is the solution in specific situation
Voordeommekeer
January 14, 2019
Long interview (1 hour) by famous Dutch reporter paul van Liempt on the effect of blockchain on industries in the long run.

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Tags: Blockchain, Emerging Technology, Innovation

1 Speaker Award
Best Public Speech 2017
Platform Outsourcing Netherlands
January 18, 2018

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Tags: Blockchain, Emerging Technology

1 Speaking Engagement
Smart contracts, their possibilities and misconceptions
Insureblocks
June 19, 2019
Speaking at the European Blockchain for Insurance conference in London

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Tags: Blockchain, Innovation, InsurTech

1 Visiting Lecturer
Guest Lecturer Nyenrode Business University
Nyenrode Business University
August 01, 2017
Guest lecturer on blockchain and smart contracts

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Tags: Blockchain, Emerging Technology, Leadership

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