Patrick Dixon - Futurist - Growth Strategy - Biography - Conference Keynote Speaker and Management Consultant

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INFLUENTIAL AUTHOR OF 16 BOOKS: Dr Patrick Dixon has been ranked as one of the 20 most influential business thinkers alive today *.  More than 500,000 pages on tens of thousands of websites refer to his work. Chairman of Global Change Ltd, a growth strategy and forecasting company, he is author of 16 books (over 620,000 printed, 35 languages), and a physician. Books include Futurewise, SustainAgility, The Genetic Revolution, Building a Better Business and now The Future of Almost Everything“A brilliant guide to our future, which should be read by every decision-maker. Patrick Dixon has a great track record over many years in forecasting opportunities, risks and challenges that will affect us all.”  Sir Brian Souter - Chairman, Stagecoach Group Plc. "Insightful views about the global trends that could shape our future. A thought-provoking tome which should help businesses think differently about the markets of the future." Linda Yueh, Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School, Visiting Professor of Economics at Peking University. Read FREE SAMPLE of The Truth about Almost Everything.

OUTSTANDING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr Dixon has spoken to audiences in over 50 nations and is one of the world's most sought after keynote speakers at corporate events. His customised multimedia presentations are experienced by up to 4,500 people a time, in up to four countries a week. Challenging, visionary, hard-hitting, strategic, provocative, dynamic, passionate and practical as well as entertaining - keynotes motivate people to seize growth opportunities and to change.

MULTINATIONAL CLIENTS IN MANY INDUSTRIES: His clients are from every industry with particular strengths in technology, marketing, consumer insight, banking and health - and include Google, Microsoft, IBM, KLM / Air France, BP, ExxonMobil, World Bank, Siemens, Ford, Sara Lee, Prudential, Aviva, Barclays, UBS, Credit Suisse, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hewlett Packard, Gillette, GSK, Roche, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, BASF, Credit Suisse, Forbes, Fortune, Royal Bank of Scotland, Zurich Financial Services, Tetrapak, Unisys, BT, BBC, Fedex and DHL. He has also taught on executive / MBA programmes at seven Business Schools. (See client list by Industry).

STRATEGY, GROWTH CONSULTING and BOARD ROLES: He advises multinational boards and senior teams on strategic impact of global trends, innovation and risk - in assignments ranging from one-day strategic reviews, to in-depth consulting over more than a year.  Examples of issues: macro-economic trends, future of marketing, mobile payments and banking, multi-channel customers, social media, consumer shifts, lifestyle changes, customer loyalty, relationship management, call-centres, brand management, demographic shifts, health care, pharmaceutical research, antiageing, genetics and biotechnology, nanotechnology, emerging markets, geopolitical threats, risk management, agile leadership, change management, motivation, green tech, sustainable innovation and corporate responsibility. He has also worked as Group Strategy Director for Acromas Ltd, which owns the AA and Saga (group turnover >$3bn from financial services, roadside rescue, holidays, publishing and health care). Patrick Dixon is also co-founder and director of Global Innovators Ltd and has been a non-executive director of Acromas Health Care (Allied Health Care Ltd, Nestor Health Care Ltd and Saga Health Care Ltd) - which delivers as a group over 40 million home care visits a year across the UK, 24 hour live-in care, out-of-hours medical cover, hospital-at-home, end-of-life, dental, forensic medicine, nursing and prison health. He was also Chairman of the Biotech company Virttu Biologics Ltd, which is conducting clinical trials on new cancer treatments using oncolytic viruses. 

EXTENSIVE MEDIA PROFILE: Cumulative TV, radio, press, web audience - more than 475,000 million. He has appeared on many TV stations, including CNN, CNBC, Fox News, Sky News and ITV commenting on global events, science and health issues, with features in the Financial Times, Telegraph and Time magazine (see media log). His website has been used by 15.5 milliondifferent people with 6 million video views and over 43,000 Followers on Twitter.

You will find a huge range of Patrick Dixon's free videos, keynote slides, articles and books on this website and YouTube - more resources perhaps than you will find online from any other conference speaker or consultant you have ever worked with - see intellectual property discussion below.

Discuss a keynote for your own event today: phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

* Thinkers 50 global survey - 2005.   Watch videos / slides, and read feedback.

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Answers to common personal questions:

Q: Where does medicine fit in?

Dr Dixon trained as a physician at Kings College Cambridge and University of London (Charing Cross Hospital). In 1978, while a medical student he founded the IT startup Medicom, selling health software in the UK and the Middle East. After qualifying, he continued IT consulting while also caring for those dying of cancer at St Joseph's Hospice and then at University College Hospital (Home Care). In 1987 he was asked to advise on care of those dying with AIDS and was disturbed to discover the urgent global challenge, especially in the poorest nations.  As a response, he launched the international AIDS agency ACET, following publication of his first book "The Truth about AIDS". ACET is now an alliance of independent HIV prevention and care programmes in nations such as UK, Ireland, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kazakhstan, Thailand, India, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine and Russia. Although deeply committed to supporting ACET, Dr Dixon has not treated patients for a decade.

Q: How did the consulting / lecturing begin?

Having seen how a rapidly-written book can change how people think, alter life-decisions they take, and facilitate an international people movement, Dr Dixon decided to write many more, which generated wide media coverage. The Genetic Revolution, for example, published in 1993 correctly anticipated a broad range of biotech innovations and was widely featured. By 1996, large corporations began requesting advice on global trends and strategy, with invitations to speak at many corporate events. Futurewise was published in 1997, as a 20 year guide to the future, which became the cornerstone of corporate lecturing through 4 editions.

Q: And the website? How did it start? Where do all the visitors come from?

Over 15 million different people have used the Global Change website since 1995, created originally as a personal storehouse for press articles and other writing. More than s have been viewed. The site developed by adding videos and other resources to popular pages and topics, all available on an unrestricted non-pay basis. Around half of all visitors are in management, and most of the rest are in full-time education. Dr Dixon writes the content, produces his own videos and manages the site, often while on the move in taxis, trains and planes.

Q: Why give so much "intellectual capital" away?

Because it helps millions of people. Many business speakers are very protective of their "intellectual capital", anxious about articles, presentations, books or corporate videos being online - some even refuse to allow their powerpoint slides to be loaded onto a technician's PC. That's last-century thinking. The future is about a world where information is free, ideas widely broadcast, use and adaptation encouraged (acknowledging source). The real added-value is knowing exactly how to apply ideas to your own business, yourself, family, community and wider world.

Q: Talking of family - what about life outside of "work"? Is there one?

In all these commitments, he is passionate about long-term relationships, family and work-life balance.  For many years he has worked mainly from home / virtually, and frequently takes time off  to offset travel and intensive work patterns. 54 years old, happily married to Sheila for more than 33 years, with four grown up children. They live in West London, where they are involved in the life of a local church.  Recreations include gardening, watercolour painting, playing the piano, home cinema movies, walking, watching waves on a windy beach or embers of a winter fire - with frequent breaks from all technology including mobile phones and e-mail - he has received as many as 1,430 messages in a single day, mainly as a result of this website, Twitter, and other online channels.

Need a world-class keynote speaker? Phone Patrick Dixon now or email.



SustainAgility:  how green technology and sustainable innovation will help protect our future - Kogan Page published 2010 - co-author Johan Gorecki
Building a Better Business - Profile Books published 2005
Futurewise - Harper Collins 1998, 2001, Profile Books 2003, reprinted 2004, 4th edition 2007
The Genetic Revolution - Kingsway 1993,1995
The Truth about Westminster - Kingsway 1995
The Truth about Drugs - Hodder 1996
The Truth about AIDS - Kingsway / ACET Int All 1987,1989,1994, new edition 2004
AIDS Action - ACET / OM 2011
AIDS and Young People - Kingsway 1989
AIDS and You - Kingsway / ACET Int All 1990, new edition 2004
The Rising Price of Love - Kingsway 1994
Signs of Revival - Kingsway 1994,1995
Out of the Ghetto - Word 1995
Island of Bolay - Harper Collins
Cyberchurch - Kingsway 1996

Book Chapters:

Impact of new technology on corporate - Chapter in Handbuch Firmenkundengeschaft -ed Juncker and Priewasser - Fritz Knapp Verlag 2002

Regions and Countries Visited

Patrick Dixon has given keynotes at conferences in North America, Central America, Latin America, Western Europe (European Union), Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Baltic States, Scandinavia, Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia and Asia Pacific.

Countries visited include Australia, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Burundi, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Estonia, Hungary, India, Italy, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Zimbabwe.

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Patrick Dixon
November 19, 2008 - 22:12
Re: Hope and Inspiration For Future Successful Outcomes.

Thanks for your kind words which I appreciate a lot.

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