Mike Walsh is a futurist and global strategist who helps business leaders and Fortune 500 companies thrive in this era of disruptive technological change. In his keynote, Mike addresses how to design a company for the 21st century while sharing examples of innovators who have already taken some interesting steps toward what the future of business might look like.
A global nomad, he travels more than 300 days a year interviewing innovators, entrepreneurs and corporate revolutionaries.
He is the author of the best-selling books "The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas," "The Algorithmic Leader - How to be smart when machines are smarter than you," and "FUTURETAINMENT" and winner of the design award by the Art Director’s Club in New York.
The CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing business for the 21st century, Mike brings a strong research background to personalizing his keynotes for clients.
Rather than focusing on the distant future, Mike takes an anthropological approach - scanning the near horizon for disruptive technologies and consumer innovations on the verge of hitting critical mass, and then translating these into usable business strategies.
Mike previously ran Jupiter Research in Australia, and held senior strategy roles at News Corporation in both the Australian and Asian markets. In his role at Tomorrow, Mike advised the CEOs and senior management teams of a wide range of companies including BBC Worldwide, Fujifilm, Richemont, Bentley Motors, Star TV, Televisa, Globe Telecom, Philips and HSBC.
- Designing Your Business for the 21st Century (tailored around 7 strategic priorities below)
- - Marketing – figuring out the new marketing model
- - Culture – understanding ‘Network Capital’ and today’s employee engagement crisis
- - Technology – re-imagining the role of IT in the enterprise
- -Innovation – exploring new frameworks for disruptive thinking
- - Global – building your business to world scale
- - Leadership – becoming a data-driven leader
- - People – engaging the next generation of customers and co-workers
- Reinventing Leadership for the Age of Machine Intelligence
Technology, Future, Business, Change, Coaching, Global Business, Financial, Sales, Marketing
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"Dynamic, highly relevant and stimulating, with fresh and unique insights." - Grey Group Asia Pacific
"Absolutely riveting. Very polished presenter with engaging, sometimes-humorous, style who presented as a technology futurist. Great information delivered well. The visual presentation he used was first rate; way beyond the standard PowerPoint." - Government Group, Texas
"An eye opener!" - Disney ABC Television Group
"Highly inquisitive and original. I recommend him highly." - nineMSN
"Relevant, thought provoking content, and a dynamic delivery" - ad:tech
"I would highly recommend Mike Walsh to any company who wants to get a clearer understanding of not what might be, but what is very likely to be" - Fujifilm Australia
“A real visionary.” - Fairfax
"Inspiring!" - ABC
Fascinating! You should also write books on presenting technology topics to non-technology people. It’s a skill very few technologists have.
- Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Your presentation was unbelievable. Scary but enlightening and challenging! - Creative Services, Fox
Enjoyed your presentation! - Marketing and Business Development Strategy, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Great session, really insightful - Fox
WOW! - UKTV
How bloody fantastic was your recent presentation here – loved it! Really accessible and with an excellent engaging delivery. The best such trot round the digital multi-media and multi-platform blah blah blah landscape I have ever heard – and I’ve heard lots of blah over the years – and not in a good way - unlike your blah! Smashing. - ABC TV Arts, Entertainment & Comedy