Every industry is being disrupted from the core by new innovations and technologies, and that gives the UK limitless opportunities to lead.


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Firstly, thank you to Christiana at the UK Government’s Department of International Trade for asking me to be the keynote at their annual get together where we discussed and explored everything the future has to offer, and how the UK Government can use it to spur growth, investment, and jobs, in the UK.


Futurist Keynote, Malaysia: The Future of Food 2.0


Today there isn’t a single industry that isn’t undergoing dramatic change or disruption. Furthermore, those changes are happening faster and with more voracity than ever before, which in turn is affecting the global status quo and giving all manner of challenger countries, from China and Singapore, to the UAE and beyond, the opportunity to overtake the incumbent leaders and write the future in their image.


See the keynote in full


During the keynote I discussed not only the pace of change, its implications, and how it’s accelerating, but also dove into a variety of different industries and topics, from agriculture and energy, to wellness and transportation, to show the depth of those changes.


UK researchers on the path to release swarms of robots into our sewers


Changes which, from the UK Government’s perspective, are all opportunities to change the world, change the status quo, and bring new levels of prosperity to the UK, its citizens, and its partners.

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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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