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Firstly, thank you to Holly and the amazing crew at Ingram Micro for asking me to be the keynote speaker for this year’s Ingram Micro ONE partner conference that was attended by over 50,000 people from all around the world where I showed how people will be able to harness today’s and tomorrow’s increasingly powerful exponential technologies to unleash their own human potential in previously unimaginable new ways to achieve even greater things and, as we teach at the XPotential University change the world. And if you’re getting de ja vu and think you’ve heard about this keynote before then you’d be right – I’ve already written about it, and what you can watch below is the long form version of that keynote that has even more futuristic content! It’s basically my “special edition” version.


Futurist keynote, London: The Future of Trust, Battle of the Quants


Held annually the Ingram Micro ONE event is an opportunity for Ingram’s staff, customers, and partners to come together to “Imagine Next,” and see first-hand for themselves how technology is changing the world and helping them re-imagine their businesses and prospects. And even though this year the global pandemic, Covid-19, pushed the event online, it didn’t disappoint.


Watch the virtual keynote in full


While the event is normally held in Colorado in the US the pandemic meant that all four days of it had to be re-envisioned and moved online – complete with fantastic virtual stages, breakout sessions and roundtables, and behind the scenes previews. All of which was a titanic feat.

During my keynote, which was held straight after Ingram’s CEO Alain Monié, I showed all the amazing ways emerging technologies, from Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Creative Machines to Digital Humans, will help us transform business, and unleash our own exponential human potential.

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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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