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
Machines and ai can now innovate new products and content at a reasonable level, and they can do it billions of times faster than humans.
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Firstly, thank you to Julie and the Philippine Government for asking me to present at their Next Generation R&D summit where hundreds of members of DOST, the Philippine Department of Science and Technology, came together to discuss the future of emerging technologies, innovation, and R&D and their impact on the future Philippine economy and their society.
With a 30 year view we discussed not only these core topic areas but also the policies and visions the government needs to develop and implement to nurture innovation at every level of the Philippine economy.
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Five years ago the Philippines were 111th in the world innovation rankings and now they’re 54th with their sights set on the top 30, and with over 109 million citizens the government also announced that they’d beaten their target to get 500 people per 100,000 into science and technology vocations.
During my keynote, which you can see above, I discussed the key industry disruptions that are re-shaping all manner of industries and the future of innovation itself, and their collective impact on future R&D activities and policies, then we dived into breakout sessions to discuss the future of emerging technologies, energy, and materials in greater detail, the outputs of which will be used to inform and feed the governments PAGTANAW 2050 national Science and Technology (S&T) strategy.