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 ever, so we go and take a look in the wormhole …
Firstly, thank you to James Stewart, KPMG’s Vice Chairman for asking me to take part in KPMG’s first event of the year which, again, because of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic was held online and streamed live to thousands of attendees around the world.
During the event, aptly titled The Road to Recovery, we heard from Tony Danker, the newly appointed CEO of the Confederation of British Industry which represents over quarter of a million British businesses, and heard how Brexit and the pandemic are impacting overall business confidence and strategy.
We also heard from KPMG’s Rebecca Okuda about the impact of Brexit on UK and European businesses and business operations, and then the floor was turned over to KPMG’s Chris Hearld who took us on a journey of his own and discussed the future of cities.
During my session James and I discussed a wide variety of future topics including the future of work and the workforce, all the way through to how exponential thinking and emerging technologies can help businesses of all sizes disrupt the status quo and prosper on the global stage like never before. And, as always, if you like what you hear and would like to know more then I’m just a mouse click and a DM away.