Futurist Speakers: Why so many global CEOs rely on Futurist speakers at their most important events. How Futurist Speakers help drive change, build vision, strategy, encourage innovation.

Looking for a Futurist speaker? Why so many global CEOs rely on Futurist speakers to give keynotes at their most important events. As a professional Futurist speaker and author, I have given keynotes at over 1000 major corporate events for huge corporations over the last two decades. I often go on stage right after the CEO’s own speech, at the start of these conference. Few great CEOs are also great visionary communicators, able to transform large audiences in an entertaining and mind-changing way. Even if they are most CEOs recognize the importance of external validation when presenting strategies to their own teams. They know how powerful it is when a Futurist speaker from outside the company confirms how right their strategy is, amplifying their own key messages. That‘s also why companies like Google, Microsoft, Siemens or Phillips invite independent Futurist speakers like me to give keynotes at their most important global client events. 

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Future of Telcos, e-Wallets, payments and FinTech innovation. How Telcos will become Banks and why old Telco business models are broken - Telco Keynote

Video of Telco keynote at Google premier global event - Digital Payments and Telcos

I often give keynotes at Telco conferences on why Telco old business models are broken: mobile banking and digital payments.  Why so many Telcos are entering the world of banks with e-Wallets and future of TelcoBanks. I have worked with many of the world's largest telcos and banks - so what of their future?

In theory, Telcos should be at the very heart of the digital revolution:  after all, they provide all the bandwidth we use to access the web - whether on smartphones or by traditional broadband at home or at work.  They also provide the handsets themselves.  And they have the ability to track people to within one or two metres, all the time, using signals from the mobile devices they have in their pockets. In addition, their networks handle all our online payments, our diary, our email and all our web searches.  Yes in many cases most of that data is encrypted, but you would be shocked to see the full extent of data that Telcos are usually able to pick up - the same is true of owners of websites you visit.

Yet the truth is that very few Telcos are really taking advantage of their potential - in particular, the data they have about your location.

Read more: Future of Telcos, e-Wallets, payments and FinTech innovation. How Telcos will become Banks and why old Telco business models are broken - Telco Keynote

   

Truth about Blockchain and BitCoins – impact of Blockchain on your industry, business and wider world. BitCoin and other cryptocurrencies - keynote comment

I have advised hundreds of the world’s largest corporations on digital trends, and one of the biggest that CEOs and boards are now talking about is Blockchain. What is Blockchain and what does it mean for us?  Could Blockchain wipe out our business, or will Blockchain help us grow? Here is a comment after my recent keynote for the global team of Generali Insurance, on Blockchain.

Blockchain means that anyone in the world with online access can prove a particular document exists, when it was sent, who it was sent to and so on.  We can also prove that an event has taken place, in a way which is fully transparent to everyone who needs to know this around the world. The implications of this are going to be huge.  And it will be many years before we work it all out.  

Read more: Truth about Blockchain and BitCoins – impact of Blockchain on your industry, business and wider world. BitCoin and other cryptocurrencies - keynote comment

   

How to spot Fake Forecasts, Bad Analysts and False Futurists - secret of more accurate forecasting and of all great Futurist speakers. Shocking truth about easily avoidable Futurist errors

It is often said that no one can predict the future, but the truth is that forecasting is far easier than you may think, because many things change more slowly than media hype suggests.  I know this from advising hundreds of the world's largest corporations on the impact of key industry megatrends, for more than 20 years, and from writing many books about the future since 1987.  I’m not talking about share prices, commodity prices or currency rates.  Anything to do with markets is as difficult to predict two months ahead as the British weather. Every now and again in history there is a genuine step-change, for example the collapse of communism, or a global war, or the creation of the web, but such things are rare.  That’s why most board room debates about the future are not usually about direction of a trend, which tends to be fairly obvious, but about timing or speed of that trend. Judge me on my own record - content on this website goes back to 1996.


Here's what I wrote a while back for Wired Magazine (adapted)...


It is often said that no one can predict the future, but the truth is that forecasting is far easier than you may think, because many things change far more slowly than media hype suggests.  I know this from advising corporations on the impact of key megatrends, over the last 20 years, and from writing many books about the future since 1987.

Read more: How to spot Fake Forecasts, Bad Analysts and False Futurists - secret of more accurate forecasting and of all great Futurist speakers. Shocking truth about easily avoidable Futurist errors

   

Need a world-class keynote speaker to turbo-charge your next event? Call or mail us now - NEWS: Patrick Dixon's 16th book "The Future of Almost Everything" is out now - reprinted twice

Turbo-charge your next event with a world-class keynote speaker - who will captivate your audience in seconds with an electrifying, engaging, entertaining, interactive, relevant, insightful and challenging presentation that they will remember for a very long time.

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Begin a personal conversation about a keynote for your corporate event: [email protected].  

There is more on this website about Patrick Dixon, one of the world's best known keynote speakers, than you will find about any other keynote speaker you have ever worked with (we think).  Hundreds of keynote videos, keynote slides, keynote summaries.

And if Patrick Dixon is not available, or you need a different kind of keynote speaker, we can put you in touch with Leigh Bureau who can help you out.

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As you will see from hundreds of videos on the site, every keynote is customised, to create a sharply relevant, provocative, engaging, highly interactive, visually rich and entertaining audience experience - which fits precisely into your programme.  Patrick Dixon also chairs events, leads panels, runs Innovation Workshops, leads board-level strategy reviews and so on.  We think you will find more about him online than about any other keynote speaker you have ever worked with - on this huge website alone.

Planning world-class corporate events can be really challenging. The more successful your last event was, the higher expectations will be next next time around. Patrick Dixon has spoken at over 1000 different events, forums and conferences in over 50 nations, and has worked with more than 400 of the world's largest multinationals, so he knows what works really well in different settings and cultures, and it's great to talk these things through at the planning stage.  

And one thing that always gets attention is a highly memorable and enjoyable keynote by an author with a new book... And yes, he always signs every copy personally for conference organisers who are giving them to delegates. 

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The truth about North Korea, President Trump, the real risk of war, and why options for the Pentagon and rest of world are so limited. What is likely to happen next.

Despite all the hot words from President Trump and some of the absurd commentary in the media, here is the truth about North Korea’s rapid military direction and about the complete impotence of the rest of the world.  And all taking place at a time when there are more geopolitical risks globally than for 30 years.

The fact is, that as we see every day in the failed state of Zimbabwe, or Afghanistan or more recently in the chaos of Venezuela, or in Syria or Iraq, the most powerful military forces in the world can be humbled and humiliated by the resilience and complexity of the tiniest of nations, however chaotic or weak they may appear to be.

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Truth about Mobile Payments, BitCoins, BlockChain and Cryptocurrencies - future of digital payments and future of banking FinTech. Why Telcos AND Retail Banks face major challenges - FinTech Keynote Speaker

Video for Google on Digital Payments

I often give keynotes at banking conferences on mobile banking FinTech, digital payments - and BitCoins are often discussed.

For over two decades, many people have been trying to develop a digital alternative to physical bank notes – to pay for things online in a fast, easy, secure and totally anonymous, private way. Are BitCoins the answer?

Read more: Truth about Mobile Payments, BitCoins, BlockChain and Cryptocurrencies - future of digital payments and future of banking FinTech. Why Telcos AND Retail Banks face major challenges - FinTech Keynote Speaker

   

Future Trends - impact on Portugal and rest of world. Managing risk and uncertainty, robotics and AI, and future ethics. Summary of keynote.

Interview for AESE Business School in Lisbon - about to give a keynote on global trends - 19th October 2017.  Here are major issues that are impacting very large numbers of companies across the world.  I usually group them as six factors that spell the word FUTURE, each of which forms one face of a cube.  The energy which spins the cube is EMOTION – reactions to events or trends are usually more important than events themselves.

“The world can change faster than you can hold a board meeting”, you said in a presentation. Among the hundreds of possibilities of change and innovation, what are the key trends do you foresee as having the most impact in business and personal life in this new World 4.0?"

Read more: Future Trends - impact on Portugal and rest of world. Managing risk and uncertainty, robotics and AI, and future ethics. Summary of keynote.

   

Future of Industry 4.0, Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, managing risks, saving costs, seizing new markets - Futurist keynote video for IBEC manufacturing conference

Keynote on Future of Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 - for IBEC. Topics covered include the 4th Industrial Revolution, managing uncertainty Future of Manufacturing 4.0; Digital Enterprises 4.0. Future of robotics. Future of 3D printing. Impact of online and mobile e-commerce on retail supply chains and customer expectations. Impact of global scale on manufacturing. Future of niche manufacturing, self-diagnosing and self-healing factory assembly lines. Why supply chains are becoming more regionalised.  Why radical changes are coming to manufacturing in China. Impact of digital tracking on manufacturing, and supply chain management.  Why Little Data is even more important than Big Data.  Truth about cyber-risks. Future of green tech innovation and green tech impact on every aspect of manufacturing.  Simple ways to cut more than 50% of road haulage energy use.

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