Join my 5 week Future Secrets online course - discover how to predict the future of your own business, organisation, family and wider world. Learn the secrets of a professional Futurist with 25 year track record, advising over 400 global companies

Leadership, Strategy, Business Ethics - Keynotes

I've put together a 20 part, 5 week online course for business leaders and managers.

Lessons I have learned over the last 30 years, researching global trends.

I've worked with over 400 of the world's largest corporations, often sharing platforms with their CEOs at their most important global events.

You can have the greatest strategy ever known, but if the world changes in directions you do not expect, you will simply end up going even faster in the wrong direction.

Here are 20 secrets of all world-class Futurist - just about everything you need to become an expert forecaster, all packed into one 5 week programme.

How to read the signs of the times, and apply them to specific industries in a reliable way.

How to make sense of media overload, and make sensible forecasts for the next 5-10 years.

How to be a professional Futurist or trends analyst.

How to avoid common errors when making predictions.

Why most debates on the future are about timing, not the trends themselves.

You may be in marketing, management, banking, insurance, manufacturing, retail or health care - discover common principles for making sense of your future.

And the greatest test for you of all is this: do the course, start making some predictions to yourself about what you think is ahead, and benchmark yourself against what actually develops.

You will rapidly begin to see areas where you are starting to score high and areas you need to work on.

Take a look at my Future Secrets Course.

Read more: Join my 5 week Future Secrets online course - discover how to predict the future of your own business, organisation, family and wider world. Learn the secrets of a professional Futurist with 25 year track record, advising over 400 global companies

 

Future of Private Banking is Philanthropy. 10 Reasons for boom in Philanthropic advisory services for wealthy clients. Impact on wealth advisors, Family Offices and Fund Management

Banks, Banking, Mobile Payments, FinTech, BitCoins

Future of Private Banking is Philanthropy. Reasons for boom in Philanthropic advisory services for wealthy clients. Impact on wealth advisors, Family Offices andFund Management

50% of global wealth is owned by 1% and within 30 years that is likely to rise to 65% or more.  The number of dollar billionaires is growing rapidly every year.  The richest 80 people on earth own as much wealth as the poorest 3.4 billion people. Over 1,600 billionaires and their families own between them $6.4 trillion – which is more than the combined income of the poorest 120 countries in the world. And in the layer below that are a further 250,000 Ultra-High Net Worth individuals (UNHWs). So what is going to happen to all this wealth?  The answer is that a huge proportion will be given away.  Why?

I have been advising many of the largest Private Banks in the world and large Investment Funds for over 20 years.  I have also worked with many of the world’s wealthiest entrepreneurs and Family Offices. For 20 years now I have been saying that Philanthropic advisory services will be at the heart of Private Banking and wealth management, for the next few decades. The reasons are simple....

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1.3 million watched my green tech Webinar for Enel Power - future of energy. Keynote: How innovation will help save the world, transform energy markets, despite lack of global treaties

Future Green Tech, Sustainability, Environment

My keynote starts 42 minutes into the video

In December 2018, I gave a keynote via Webinar for Enel Power. They say it was watched live by over 800,000, and by January 2019, it had over 1.3m views on just one platform alone. The audience was 25 global influencers from every part of the world, all with popular blogs / followings on green tech and alternative energy. A massive global social media campaign took place in the run up to the Webinar.  Here are the key messages....

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How to transform college education at almost zero cost. Truth about Future Impact of IT on College Education - digital learning, student experience - keynote speaker

Future of Education, School, Universities, Keynote

Despite 20 years of digital hype in education, the shocking truth is that classroom experience for most College students has changed relatively little, compared to - say - the explosive growth of smartphone use, social media, e-commerce and video streaming for entertainment. So what of the future? 60% of 18-34 years olds across America no longer think that 4 year courses are worth the money. US Higher Education institutions have seen 6 straight years of falling enrolment. The key is understanding how to create real "magic" for students, rather than just delivering yet another digital learning platform, or IT solution or administrative tool. The really great news is that the greatest educational IT "magic" can be delivered at almost zero cost, at astonishing speed, compared to most College IT projects. You can have the smartest Campus in the world, with multiple interactive learning tools, virtual classrooms, collaborative platforms, AI-enhanced automated coaching, and so on, yet miss the greatest lessons of all...

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10 Truths about Brexit - including the border between UK and Ireland - in event of a No Deal Brexit

Manufacturing, Logistics, Supply Chain Keynotes

Many of my previous predictions have turned out to be correct as of September 2018: for example no immediate economic meltdown, fall in currency leads to rise in exports and so on.  

Here is a common sense view of what is likely to happen in the event that the EU and UK fail to achieve an agreement before the UK leaves the EU.  

1. The pound will fall further against the Euro

This will make all exports of goods and services even more affordable for other nations to buy, and will make imports even more expensive.  If the pound falls a further 10% post Brexit, then the total fall since the vote to leave will be 25%.

2. EU import taxes will be almost irrelevant to UK exports

Let us take an average tax of 5% on any UK goods imported into the EU from the UK, and the other way round.  How much impact would that actually have when you take the new exchange rate into account?

British goods will be net 20% cheaper for French or German people to buy than before.  That's huge by any measure.

French and German goods will be net 30% more expensive for British people to buy.  Even more significant.

Net impact: far greater on companies exporting to the UK.  In any case, the rest of the world takes more UK goods than the EU, and the EU is rapidly falling as an export destination.

Read more: 10 Truths about Brexit - including the border between UK and Ireland - in event of a No Deal Brexit

   

The Truth about President Trump's longer term impact on America, global politics, news reporting, future of democracy itself. Why he fits predictions

Government, Politics, Activists, Democracy, War

President Trump is very typical of a new generation of "single-issues politicians", rising up around the world as I predicted years ago

He thrives on the elusive powers of 24 hours a day media-streaming of his thoughts and feelings, taps into populist emotions, connects with the passions of ordinary people, expresses very well their fears for their own future, as well as their dreams for their own children.

A part of this has been the powerful slogan: "Make America Great Again", which feeds into deep unease about the declining role, influence and economic powers of America as a proportion of the whole world.  This in turn is being driven by the very long term, irresistible and relentless rise in emerging nations, where 85% of humanity already live.

Leaving aside whatever you may feel about President Trump's official, longer term policies, the truth is that his day to day communications and actions are massively different from what is normally expected in developed nations of their own Presidents or Prime Ministers, and are much more typical in some ways of patterns that we tend to see amongst semi-dictators in emerging markets....

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New edition of The Future of Almost Everything book - Life in 2100? How can we begin to visualise very long term trends?

Leadership, Strategy, Business Ethics - Keynotes

My job is to live in the future and to see tomorrow as history.

I'm working on a new edition of The Future of Almost Everything book - which will contain a chapter on life in 2100, looking at key trends for the next 20 years, in the light of what happened from 2090 to 2100...

Forecasting 80 years ahead might seem an impossible thing to do.

So what happens if you live for a while in 2100 and return to tell the story, to make comparisons?  In what ways are you most "culture shocked" and why?

It is easy to assume that life will continue to change at frenetic pace, and that many things will be almost unrecognisable by 2100, but will that really turn out to be true?

Winston Churchill once said that if you want to understand the future, look at history.

80 years ago, in 1948 was in many ways a very different world - with rapid reconstruction in Europe after the Second World War. Yet more things have endured than we might think....

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Future of Digital Marketing - make magic for customers: video and notes of entire Futurist keynote at Google premier event: mobile marketing, social marketing, YouTube / viral marketing, mobile banking and retail for 350 Google Digital Marketing Partners

Future Marketing Keynotes, Mobile,Digital Consumer

Watch entire keynote on future of digital marketing - at Google premier marketing event - Google Accelerate. How to create magic for your customers using social media marketing and mobile marketing. Future of pay-per-click advertising, and mobile marketing campaigns and digital marketing. Discover the greatest secrets of all successful mobile marketing, social marketing trends, how to make money using Big Data and why Little Data matters most in targeting customers. How to use live data analytics to sharpen digital marketing and social media campaigns. Why social marketing can freak out your customers. The end of traditional marketing – transition to a personal advisor along the journey of life. Over 67,000 companies globally sell themselves as digital marketing experts but only 350 across the whole of Europe, Middle East and Africa are fully accredited as Google Digital Partners - and most of these global experts were in my audience. 

Read more: Future of Digital Marketing - make magic for customers: video and notes of entire Futurist keynote at Google premier event: mobile marketing, social marketing, YouTube / viral marketing, mobile banking and retail for 350 Google Digital Marketing Partners

   

AGILE Retail - stay ahead your customers! Future Retail - global trends and impact on customer decisions, retail marketing, retail supply chains

Future of Retail, Food, Drink, Beverages: Keynote

How to create magic for customers with Agile Leadership, Agile processes and Agile Innovation. Patrick Dixon, keynote speaker, at the Agile Business Conference. Seizing opportunities and managing risks. How to guard against institutional blindness. Key global trends impacting the economy, demographics, tribal marketing, global supply chains and increasing scale in retailing as well as future of manufacturing. Future of marketing, management and motivation. Big Data and Little Data - impact on retailing. Location-triggered marketing. Impact of sustainability and ethical issues on retail and consumer decisions.

Read more: AGILE Retail - stay ahead your customers! Future Retail - global trends and impact on customer decisions, retail marketing, retail supply chains

   

Future of Artificial Intelligence. How AI will change jobs, manufacturing and health. Impact of AI on marketing, investment, banking, insurance, politics, government, warfare, consumer choices and how people think. Artificial Intelligence Keynote Speaker

Artificial Intelligence,Big Data,Cybersecurity etc

Artificial Intelligence is about a world dominated by smart machines, more intelligent than humans, becoming more powerful every day. But how will that AI power be used? Is AI a force for good or for evil?  Will robots ever achieve full human consciousness, or "real" intelligence, or will they just remain smart machines?

Will Artificial Intelligence create massive unemployment, combined with Robotics? Will society become controlled by AI systems?

Here is the truth in a lengthy feature about Artificial Intelligence in the auto industry, health care AI, warfare AI, impact of AI on banking, investments, insurance, retail, surveillance and security, workplace and so on. This is based on keynotes on the future of Artificial Intelligence and related issues, across the world.

Read more: Future of Artificial Intelligence. How AI will change jobs, manufacturing and health. Impact of AI on marketing, investment, banking, insurance, politics, government, warfare, consumer choices and how people think. Artificial Intelligence Keynote Speaker

   

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