We are increasingly reaching the point where we can disrupt global industries within the space of weeks and days, and that has a significant impact on investors and investment strategies.


Firstly, thank you to Parker and the team at Bloomberg for inviting me to be the keynote at their first ever RiskTech event that took place at Bloomberg’s new billion dollar London HQ, the world’s greenest office building, where we discussed the future of investing, Bloomberg’s revolutionary new single data model, robo-lawyers, derivatives and structured products, and using machine learning to manage price and risk. And much more.


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Before the event I was told the new building was also one of the most secure in London, and because Bloomberg host so many of the world’s dignitaries it’s also completely bomb proof, but in spite of all the security, and in a sign of the times to come, I still managed to sneak in in one of China’s newest policy makers under their noses and he, or should I say it, made an appearance during the keynote.


Futurist keynote, Reading: Adapt or Die, Cherwell European Conference


During the session I talked about the accelerating pace of global change and disruption, previewed some of the companies of the future, and demonstrated how soon we’ll be able to disrupt entire global industries in a matter of days, not years or decades, and the impact that will have on investors and investment strategies.

And as for the world’s most sustainable and green building? Well, it’s an awesome place…

About author

Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin, described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil,” is the founder and CEO of the World Futures Forum and the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working between the dates of 2020 to 2070, and is an award winning futurist, and author of “Codex of the Future” series. Regularly featured in the global media, including AP, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Discovery, RT, Viacom, and WIRED, Matthew’s ability to identify, track, and explain the impacts of hundreds of revolutionary emerging technologies on global culture, industry and society, is unparalleled. Recognised for the past six years as one of the world’s foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an international speaker who helps governments, investors, multi-nationals and regulators around the world envision, build and lead an inclusive, sustainable future. A rare talent Matthew’s recent work includes mentoring Lunar XPrize teams, re-envisioning global education and training with the G20, and helping the world’s largest organisations envision and ideate the future of their products and services, industries, and countries. Matthew's clients include three Prime Ministers and several governments, including the G7, Accenture, Aon, Bain & Co, BCG, Credit Suisse, Dell EMC, Dentons, Deloitte, E&Y, GEMS, Huawei, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Lego, McKinsey, PWC, Qualcomm, SAP, Samsung, Sopra Steria, T-Mobile, and many more.

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