How pet ownership is changing food ethics and meat eating. Impact on food retail - keynote speaker

Why most customers don't trust advertising - truth about social media. Marketing keynote speaker

Future of Cars: auto industry trends. Robot drivers, e-vehicles, flying cars - keynote speaker

Future of Marketing - key messages, seconds before start of my marketing keynote - VIDEO

Future of Personalised Mailings. Totally customised high speed print, programmatic marketing keynote- VIDEO

Next-generation print marketing - programmatic printing, integrated marketing - keynote speaker VIDEO

Totally personal books: future of book printing, customisation, short print runs. Publishing keynote VIDEO

Future of Programmatic Marketing. Integrate print and e-marketing. Futurist keynote speaker VIDEO

Feed Your Gut Microbes! Huge impact of nutrition on health and Microbiome. Futurist health keynote VIDEO

Trust is the most important thing you sell - health marketing keynote speaker - Dr Patrick Dixon - VIDEO

How to get timing right in business - new products and services.Innovation. Futurist keynote speaker - VIDEO

Sustainable energy in cities: Green Tech - Combined Heat and Power (CHP) vital role. Keynote Speaker - VIDEO

Keynote speaker on global trends, author of 16 Futurist books - Patrick Dixon.

Why future wars will be radically different: Hybrid Conflicts, Civil Chaos, Cyberattacks, Border Disputes. Impact on defence spending, Superpowers Military Strategy - keynote speaker - FEATURE

Government, Politics, Activists, Democracy, War

A few years ago, I gave a lecture to the Pentagon (USPACOM), on how to reduce risks of future wars and reduce international tensions. It was one of the toughest assignments I can remember.

Our world spends over $1.8 trillion every year on weapons and other defence costs, or 2.5% of global GDP, down from 4% in the last days of the Cold War, equivalent to $250 per person on earth. Combined sales of the largest 100 arms companies is around $320 billion a year - yet most of it is completely irrelevant to the conflicts of the future.

40% of all global military spending is by one nation alone: America, which burns up more in this way than the next 15 highest-spending nations combined. This is a truly spectacular imbalance of military fire-power, and will be unsustainable in the longer term as we will see.  America only needs to spend 3% of GDP on arms to achieve such dominance – compared to Russia which today spends 4% of a much smaller economy, China 2%, India 2%, UK 2%, France 2%, Israel 6%, Saudi Arabia 9% and Oman 12%.... But how do we ensure world peace?....

Read more: Why future wars will be radically different: Hybrid Conflicts, Civil Chaos, Cyberattacks, Border Disputes. Impact on defence spending, Superpowers Military Strategy - keynote speaker - FEATURE

 

Next Financial miss-selling crisis? Future of Fund Management. Why most fund managers I talk to do not recommend their own retail actively managed funds. Impact on Future of Banking and Pension Funds. Fund Management Keynote Speaker - POST and VIDEO

Banks, Banking, Mobile Payments, FinTech, BitCoins

Video from 2010 but JUST as urgent and relevant today.

Fund management really matters - as vital to society as hospitals and schools because it protects the wealth of us all as pensioners. For many years, I have given keynotes on global investment trends to Fund Managers from across the world.  I have had over $1 trillion of funds under management of a single audience. But here is a shocking fact. A significant proportion of fund managers (usually the great majority) at events I have spoken at over the last few years lack confidence in their own actively managed investment funds.  For example, most tell me (straw polling during presentations) that they do not recommend their own products to friends and family, and do not commit their own wealth into their own funds unless they need to as part of the job. If fund managers do not believe they are adding value, it becomes a serious ethical issue if those retail funds continue to be actively marketed.  Life is too short to sell things you don’t believe in. So what is the future of actively managed funds?...

Read more: Next Financial miss-selling crisis? Future of Fund Management. Why most fund managers I talk to do not recommend their own retail actively managed funds. Impact on Future of Banking and Pension Funds. Fund Management Keynote Speaker - POST and VIDEO

 

How a single hack could destroy your company. With 3bn accounts hacked in just one company, cyberattacks are greatest risk to large business, nations and wider world - The Truth about Cybersecurity and what to do about it - Futurist keynote speaker - POST

Technology Speaker, AI, Big Data, Robotics, Cyber

What happens when you combine Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Big Data and Cloud Computing, to the world of banking, telcos, mobile devices and personal computers? 

The answer is the you get the biggest target for criminals that the world has ever seen - all waiting online to be attached and exploited in a billion different ways using little more than a couple of computers, owned by very smart geeks. Never in human history has it been possible for one person, sitting in a bedroom at home in a distant land, to create such havoc and chaos, to seize such power.  So what do we do about it?

Cyber-crime will be one of the greatest threats to our world over the next 50 years, and far beyond, into centuries to come.  There is no way back from such a future, except by dismantling all the global e-systems that link us increasingly together. (Extract from book The Future of Almost Everything by Futurist keynote speaker Patrick Dixon.)

Read more: How a single hack could destroy your company. With 3bn accounts hacked in just one company, cyberattacks are greatest risk to large business, nations and wider world - The Truth about Cybersecurity and what to do about it - Futurist keynote speaker - POST

   

Why most marketing directors hate marketing - how to create magic for customers, shift from mass campaigns to personal conversations - marketing keynote interview

Future Marketing Keynotes, Mobile,Digital Consumer

Interview on marketing trends, with Patrick Dixon, Futurist - following keynote on the future of marketing at the Swiss Marketing Forum.

It is shocking how many marketing directors tell me in my marketing trends keynotes that they really hate marketing.  They really find most marketing campaigns irritating - when they are on the receiving end.

Almost all hands go up around the audience at large marketing events in every nation when I ask a simple question:

"Put up your hands if you hate marketing - you hate being marketed at.  You hate SMS campaigns directed at your phone.  You get irritated by YouTube adverts that last more than 5 seconds, and so on."

Mystery shopping is a great reality check, a wake up call for many marketing directors and customer experience teams. Pretend to be one of your own customers. Watch, listen, experience.

Read more: Why most marketing directors hate marketing - how to create magic for customers, shift from mass campaigns to personal conversations - marketing keynote interview

 

Travel Crazy: Future of Travel, Tourism, Corporate Travel, Aviation, Hospitality and Hotels - Futurist travel industry keynote speaker for American Express

Future of Travel Keynotes, Transport, Tourism

Here is a video of the keynote I gave on the future of travel for American Express in Moscow.  I gave a keynote on the same topic a couple of years earlier and the audience loved it so much that they asked me to return.

To make the point that video conferencing is a terrible experience compared to breathing the same air, being in the same room, they asked me to start my keynote by video link, from another room, and then walk right onto the platform, when talking about video calls and their impact on business travel.

So I recommend that you start the video around 2 minutes in - and enjoy your journey into the future....

Read more: Travel Crazy: Future of Travel, Tourism, Corporate Travel, Aviation, Hospitality and Hotels - Futurist travel industry keynote speaker for American Express

   

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