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
The world is changing faster than many of us can imagine, and in unimaginable ways – let’s explore.
Firstly, thank you to Andy and Freddy for asking me to team up with them to create what we hope will be an exhilarating series of future focused podcasts where over the coming weeks and months we will literally be exploring the A to Z of the future and its implications for humanity and global culture. From the future of Artificial Intelligence to the future of Zebra Burgers, that’s no joke by the way, we will leave no technology or topic unturned, and we hope you enjoy listening to them all!
As regular readers of my blog will know today the rate of disruption is faster than ever before and it’s accelerating and widespread. And that’s before we discuss how tech giants like Facebook, as we saw with the unveiling of their Libra cryptocurrency last year, are now capable of disrupting global industries in just a day.
The future is complex, fast, and furious. And now it’s in your ears.