Futurist Keynote Speakers - how Futurist Keynotes transform events, change thinking, enlarge vision, sharpen strategic thinking, identify opportunities and risks. Patrick Dixon is one of the world's best known Futurist Keynote Speaker

Speed of change often slower than people expect! I have successfully forecast major trends for global companies for over 25 years. Focus on factors driving long term changes, with agile strategies for inevitable disruptive events. Futurist Keynote Speaker

Agile leadership for Better Risk Management. Inflation spike in 2022-3 - what next? Expect more disruptive events, while megatrends will continue relentlessly to shape longer term future globally in relatively predictable ways. Futurist Keynote Speaker

Crazy customers! Changing customer expectations. Why many decisions are irrational. Amusing stories. Lessons for Leadership, Management and Marketing - Futurist Keynote Speaker VIDEO

TRUST is the most important thing you sell - TRUE for every business. How to BUILD TRUST, win market share, retain contracts, gain new customers. Future of logistics and supply chain management - Futurist Keynote Speaker

Future of Sales and Marketing beyond COVID - hybrid event in Vilnius: physical audience of 800 + 300 virtual. Digital marketing, location marketing. How to create MAGIC in new marketing campaigns. Future of Marketing Keynote Speaker

Chances of 2 people in 70 having same birthday? Managing Risk in Banking and Financial Services. Why the greatest risks are combinations of very unlikely events, which happen far more often than you expect. Keynote speaker on risk management

Compliance is Dead. How to build trust. Reputation of banks and financial services. Compliance Risks. Why 100% compliance with regulations, ESG requirements etc is often not enough to prevent reputational damage

Life's too short to do things you don't believe in! Why passionate belief in the true value of what you are selling or doing is the number one key to success. Secret of all leadership and marketing - keynote for 1100 people in Vilnius October 2021

Future Manufacturing 5.0. Lessons from personal life for all manufacturers - why most manufacturing lags 10-15 years behind client expectations in their day to day life. Manufacturing 4.0 --> Manufacturing 5.0. Future of Manufacturing Keynote

80% of sales are won or lost in 3 seconds, How to grow your business by giving attention to small things that really matter. Future of Marketing, Futuris Keynote Speaker - Pardavimu formule in Vilnius

Trust is the Most Important Thing You Sell. Managing your Reputational Risk - vital lessons for all leaders. How to build trust with key customers and markets. Futurist Keynote Speaker

Why MOST CEO SPEECHES don't create passion or purpose. Here's example of a PURPOSE linked speech - for a hypothetical company in an industry which is often criticised in the media. Leadership Keynote Speaker

I have listened to a huge number of CEO speeches over the years to their global teams at major events, and there is often a problem.

The same for Finance Directors. I was once about to start a leadership programme at one of the world's best known Business Schools and the session immediately before me, to introduce the week, was led by the Finance Director.  Just before he entered the room, we had 40 highly energised, highly motivated people, bursting with energy, ideas, initiative and passion.  

As that Finance Director began to speak, the energy drained right out of the room. Within a couple of minutes he had lost the audience, many of whom were doing things like emails, WhatsApping friends or researching their next holiday online.  It was awful and embarrassing.... 

So here's another approach in the video above. It's an unscripted 3 minute piece I did without any rehearsals, quite spontaneously, in the middle of a one hour keynote to 4,500 people on how to create highly engaging corporate events. Just to make a point. Tailored for an imaginary global Insurance company - that industry is often attacked in the media by customers for being slow in paying their claims, and fast in making profits. 

Read more: Why MOST CEO SPEECHES don't create passion or purpose. Here's example of a PURPOSE linked speech - for a hypothetical company in an industry which is often criticised in the media. Leadership Keynote Speaker

 

The Future of Life Insurance. Why life insurance will grow globally. New pattens for selling life insurance, automated underwriting, wearable devices, dynamic premiums. How life expectancy will change.How to build your brand.Life Insurance keynote speaker

Future of Life Insurance - how to build your brand. Keynote for 4,500 executives in Las Vegas

What is the Future of the Life Insurance Industry?

Interview 22 September 2022 following keynote on the future of the life insurance industry for Equisoft in Las Vegas

As one of the world's leading Futurists, I have worked with many of the world's largest insurance companies, companies like Aviva, Prudential, Munich Re and Swiss Re, advising them on a wide variety of global trends, giving keynotes on the future of Life Insurance and many other related issues at their most important global events.

Key issues include these: How will the Life Insurance market change across the world? What is the future of Life Insurance agents, with rapid grow in mobile applications and instant automated underwriting?  How can we improve the application process? How can we expand rapidly in new regions? What about future changes in life expectancy?  

One thing is certain:

Life Insurance will see huge growth globally over the next three decades for a number of reasons....

Read more: The Future of Life Insurance. Why life insurance will grow globally. New pattens for selling life insurance, automated underwriting, wearable devices, dynamic premiums. How life expectancy will change.How to build your brand.Life Insurance keynote speaker

   

Queen Elizabeth II: the power of example over a lifetime. Lessons for all great leaders. Why her impact on our future world will be so long lasting. Example is the only form of leadership that endures, because it is based on integrity and authenticity

The impact of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and of her leadership example, will be very long lasting, because she became one of the most trusted and respected figureheads on the world stage, as well as in her own nation. Her life was rooted in a deep sense of public duty, and a commitment to a life of public service, which was forced upon her by circumstance.

Hundreds of millions of words have already been written about her life, but the most powerful perhaps were spoken....

Read more: Queen Elizabeth II: the power of example over a lifetime. Lessons for all great leaders. Why her impact on our future world will be so long lasting. Example is the only form of leadership that endures, because it is based on integrity and authenticity

   

Future HR trends, workplace, working from home, office occupancy, motivation, recruitment and leadership. How to form the most effective teams and why most change management programmes fail - HR keynote speaker interview

Interview with InBusiness Magazine in Turkey:

What major HR trends do you see at the moment? This is a very confusing time for business leaders and HR directors, with chaos in energy markets related to Russia, disruptions in supply chains, huge inflation, ongoing impact of COVID and many other factors. What will all this mean for the future of people management, talent acquisition, leadership development, workplace motivation, home working, virtual teams and career development? In my book The Future of Almost Everything, I warned in 2019 about a possible new viral pandemic, about the risk of Russia taking military action in response to fears of NATO expansion, and wrote that oil prices could reach $145. I always say that the world can change faster than you can hold a board meeting, so HR leaders need more than one strategy.  We need to have backup plans for all important things in the business. This is fundamental to risk management and agility, especially in Human Resource Management....

Read more: Future HR trends, workplace, working from home, office occupancy, motivation, recruitment and leadership. How to form the most effective teams and why most change management programmes fail - HR keynote speaker interview

   

Energy as a national security strategy. Added incentives to go green. Futurist view of Future of the energy industry, oil, gas, coal, solar and wind in a post-COVID world impacted by regional conflict

What is the outlook for the energy industry for the next decade?  I have advised many of the largest green energy companies and traditional energy companies on the future. 


In “The Future of Almost Everything” published in 2019, I warned that unstable prices would create a lot of chaos in future for energy companies, and I was right.  Energy forecasts always have to be seen in the context of the global economy, geopolitics, technology, innovation, urbanisation, migration and social transformation.  I wrote in 2019 that we would be likely to see unstable oil prices with all kinds of supply and demand shocks, and prices ranging from above $180 to below $40. Just so. 


And I also wrote that these price convulsions would drive many green energy companies out of business, which is what is already happening...


Read more: Energy as a national security strategy. Added incentives to go green. Futurist view of Future of the energy industry, oil, gas, coal, solar and wind in a post-COVID world impacted by regional conflict

   

10 steps to make your business more sustainable. Migrating from Net Zero to Carbon Zero. Keys to responsible business, CSR, going green. Sustainability keynote speaker - author of SustainAgility book - how smart innovation will help save our planet

Sustainability, Green tech innovation and future of oil and gas - Keynote for Seminarium Chile

Over the years I have advised around 400 of the world's largest 2000 companies on a wide range of future trends including sustainable businesss, green tech innovation, reducing emissions and related issues.

As I predicted in my book SustainAgility, we are now seeing a global stampede by multinationals to make their products and services more sustainable.  

Here are 10 practical steps to deliver this...

Read more: 10 steps to make your business more sustainable. Migrating from Net Zero to Carbon Zero. Keys to responsible business, CSR, going green. Sustainability keynote speaker - author of SustainAgility book - how smart innovation will help save our planet

   

Russia invasion of Ukraine - War. Russia's past is key to it's military future. War and Russian economy, Russian foreign policy and political aspirations, future relationship between Russia, China, EU, NATO and America - geopolitical risks keynote speaker

11 July 2022 note on post below:  History shows that small conflicts often trigger wider ones which is what is happening.  Hundreds of companies cancelled Russian business contracts or exited operations altogether from Russia within days and weeks of the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, but wider factors remain far more important from the global point of view.

On the one hand, the Russian economy was in any case smaller than Spain before the invasion, and will continue to shrink rapidly during the rest of 2022 and into 2023.  Yet on the other hand, it has a huge old-fashioned military able to create First World War type regional destruction on a massive scale - without using nuclear devices.  Sadly it can cost a mere $100,000 to blow up a 1000 year old building, but $500m to rebuild and restore (and nothing can replace the original history).

So Russia is not an economic superpower able to sustain a massive war for a long period without financial catastrophe.  Nor does Russia have the economic, military or organisational power to subdue and control 40 million angry and bitter Ukrainians....

Read more: Russia invasion of Ukraine - War. Russia's past is key to it's military future. War and Russian economy, Russian foreign policy and political aspirations, future relationship between Russia, China, EU, NATO and America - geopolitical risks keynote speaker

   

Future of Work - keynote speaker on workplace changes after COVID, new career aspirations, changes in workplace motivation, home working, virtual teams, portfolio workers, future of offices and flexible workplaces

Future of Work and Impact on Business. How will people want to work after COVID?  Most of my global clients need to know the Future of Work and how their teams will operate in future.  What will happen to future career choices, commuting, team meetings, office occupancy?  

Will home working continue, or will too much virtual working destroy the future of the business?  What trends will we see in future business travel? Will large offices become redundant?

I've been predicting global trends for 30 years - and here's a few forecasts for future of work over the next decade...(and yes I also warned repeatedly in books, keynotes at conferences and in media broadcasts about global risks from new pandemics like COVID).

Read more: Future of Work - keynote speaker on workplace changes after COVID, new career aspirations, changes in workplace motivation, home working, virtual teams, portfolio workers, future of offices and flexible workplaces

   

The truth about Omicron and other COVID-19 variants. 10 key omicron issues. Why we must expect further viral pandemics (and many more variants of COVID-19). So what's the answer? Life Beyond COVID-19

What is the truth about Omicron?  What does Omicron mean for our world?

For over two decades before COVID-19 hit the world I warned of risks from new viral pandemics.

And since COVID-19 emerged, I warned repeatedly that we should continue to expect significant new variants to emerge, at a rate of maybe around one significant variant per 100 million new infections.  So Omicron is no surprise.

And many of my COVID forecasts have turned out to be correct - see elsewhere on this site. Firstly, we need to see Omicron as part of a wider picture....

(Article written 1st December 2021 - World AIDS Day. AIDS is caused by HIV, just another virus that jumped unexpectedly from animals to humans, but in the case of HIV, we still have no vaccine after 35 years of trying to develop one, nor any curative treatments.  My own medical practice was overwhelmed by HIV / AIDS in 1987 which is why I have been so sensitised to risks of more pandemics.)

Read more: The truth about Omicron and other COVID-19 variants. 10 key omicron issues. Why we must expect further viral pandemics (and many more variants of COVID-19). So what's the answer? Life Beyond COVID-19

   

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