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.
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF
As the rate of disruption accelerates many companies around the world are struggling with how to master it, and now help’s on hand.
Firstly, a big thank you to Ian, Sopra Steria’s UKI Managing Director for working with me and asking me to contribute to the company’s Change the Abstract, a thought paper that shines a light on how in today’s increasingly fast paced and disruptive world technology’s contribution is becoming more important than ever in helping companies adapt and prosper.
New technologies are driving significant transformation in all industries. From aerospace and defence, to banking, automotive and retail, change is accelerating everywhere and it is not industry specific. Borders between individual industries are starting to dissolve. Whether it is about staying competitive by expanding into new industries or companies simply using their capabilities in new ways, industries are having to adapt quickly to new and disruptive influences.
The key is how you make this disruption work for you and your business. How can you be sure that you stay ahead of the curve? Whilst disruption is often seen as a threat, with the right mindset it should be an opportunity to be seized. You just need to understand how that change can have a positive effect on your business and how you might use it to drive the future. Some forward thinking companies have already started to transform and drive the future of their industries, but in many cases the desired results are not being realised.
Others know they have to change, but aren’t sure how, or in which direction, and that’s what we explore in this paper.