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WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF

The global rate of change is faster today than at any other point in human history, and that rate is accelerating. These are some of the consequences …

 

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Firstly, thank you to Rui and Palmona at Accenture for asking me to be the keynote at Accentures’ Annual Digital Summit which this year because of the ongoing global pandemic was held virtually – something that was, ironically, very in keeping with the theme of the event.

 

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Known as ADC7 because this was the summit’s seventh year we heard from the Founder and CEO of Spotify, the CIO of Airbus, and numerous other luminaries from across government and the private sector about their experiences with building and scaling digital programs and businesses, and their thoughts on the future.

 

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In the months before the keynote Accentures interactive team and I pre-recorded chroma interviews between myself and Angeles, Accenture’s Managing Director, created holographic invitations for the guests, and teleported between the main stage and different space stations – all virtually of course.

 

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Then, during the keynote itself I discussed the future of numerous industries, from agriculture and energy, to retail and transportation, and their impacts, and walked the audience through new technology innovations which will help their organisations accelerate their rates of innovation by thousands fold, and transform global culture.

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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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