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 CIO’s role has always been integral to the business, but now it, and technology, are increasingly integral to the survival of the business.
Firstly, thank you to Delaine and the team at Management events for asking me to keynote at their first CIOLive event, which ordinarily would have been held on site in Malaysia, but because of the current COVID-19 pandemic was moved online.
CIO’s and technology have always played integral role within companies but as the global rate of change accelerates, and as the world adopts new increasingly powerful and capable technologies, it’s unsurprising that CIO’s are finding it more difficult than ever to future proof themselves and their organisations.
See the keynote in full
From cloud to digital, from 5G and Artificial Intelligence to Virtual Reality, and from Robo-hackers to Robo-programmers, and beyond there is no part of the IT stack that isn’t undergoing some form of transformative change – and that presents CIO’s with both opportunities and challenges.
During the keynote I discussed how AI is helping companies transform legacy code, and disassociate it from the underlying hardware, how AI’s are evolving, how product development is being disrupted, and how we are already living in an era where AI’s can scan millions of lines of computer code to exploit of patch vulnerabilities in minutes that would have traditionally taken months or even years.
The future is fast, technology is a rocket ship, but with enough foresight CIO’s now have the ability to tame it for their advantage. I hope you enjoy the show!