Everyone talks about the future being digital – but it’s going to be much, much more than that …


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Firstly, thank you to Anton and the Management Events team yet for again asking me to present on the future of digital and digital transformation which is a top of mind topic for almost every executive in every industry – from the likes of JP Morgan Chase who are spending $13 Billion a year on what their Global Head of Strategy calls a “Once in a generation opportunity,” to the sole proprietors and entrepreneurs who see it as a way to conduct business anywhere in the world seamlessly and without borders.


Futurist Keynote, UAE: Blockchain, Crypto, NFT and the Metaverse, CPC


Digital is the business opportunity – and threat – that noone can ignore so it was with some aplomb that I chose to tell the distinguished audience that the future, in fact, was not digital – it’s much, much more.


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As we see the adoption and development of faster computers and cloud and edge computing platforms, 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Twins, Internet of Things, the Metaverse, as well as Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality, let alone so called MXR – sensory immersive reality technologies – the future isn’t going to be “just” digital. It’s going to be a coming together – a unification – of the digital, physical, and virtual worlds. And the opportunities that this gives rise to – as you can see from the keynote – to change everything from the way products are designed and sold and beyond, mean that becoming a digital organisation is only the beginning of a fantastic journey.


Futurist Keynote, USA: Go Beyond Industry Spotlight, Aveva


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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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