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It was a great honour to be asked to be the keynote for  Utilize’s Christmas conference in London, in the UK. There’s no denying that SME’s are the backbone of every economy, and Utilize are a great example of a UK IT support company whose success and national awards are in no small way thanks to the dedication of their teams, the culture of the company, and their laser like focus on the customer and the future.


Futurist Keynote: The Future of Supply Chains and Trade, CWI


As a company Utilize service every sector of the economy, help keep vital services running, and help protect companies from the damaging effects of cyber attacks  – many of which are indiscriminate and many of which, without the support of companies like Utilize, would put many small business owners out of business. And for those of you who follow my blog you’ll know that all of these areas, as we witness the rise of everything from Creative Machines and Robo-Hackers and much more, are only going to get more complex and fast paced in the future, all of which makes it even more important that business owners have a trusted  partner that they can rely on.



During the session I discussed the disruptive innovations affecting multiple sectors, and, since it was coming on Christmas time, had some fun too and showed off the science fiction technologies that are now science fact, so I hope you, like the audience, enjoy the show.

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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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