Futurist in London: The Future of Trust, Battle of the Quants

Futurist in London: The Future of Trust, Battle of the Quants

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Algorithmic traders, like many of us, have a nascent reliance on being able to trust the information they ingest, but a new breed of AI is about to push fake news, and, by association our trust in each other and society, to the limits.  ...

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Futurist in Paris: The Future of Sustainable Cities, Station F ChangeNOW Summit

Futurist in Paris: The Future of Sustainable Cities, Station F ChangeNOW Summit

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The effect that climate change and pollution is having on our society and wellbeing is well documented but it’s clear from this summit that for every problem we face there are hundreds of innovative solutions.   Firstly, a big thanks to the wonderful team, lead...

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Futurist in Helsinki: The Future of Transportation, Nordic Digital Business Summit

Futurist in Helsinki: The Future of Transportation, Nordic Digital Business Summit

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Over the next twenty years the transportation industry will see more change than it has in the previous 200 and the impacts of these changes will be felt within every industry, and every corner of society.   Firstly, thanks to Noel and his team for...

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Futurist in Oxford: The Future of Disruption, University of Oxford

Futurist in Oxford: The Future of Disruption, University of Oxford

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The pace of disruption is accelerating, and many argue that today is the slowest we will ever move again. In this presentation I discuss the why the pace of disruption accelerating, and the reason why it’s going to switch gears and get even faster, and...

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Futurist in Swindon: The Future of Defence, UK Ministry of Defence

Futurist in Swindon: The Future of Defence, UK Ministry of Defence

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Defence forms a large part of every sovereign nations capability and identity, so it’s little surprise that it’s one of the world’s most innovative industries and one of the most prolific developers of new technology.   Firstly, I’d like to say a big thank you...

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Futurist in Johannesburg: The Future of Innovation, ITWeb Enterprise Mobility Summit

Futurist in Johannesburg: The Future of Innovation, ITWeb Enterprise Mobility Summit

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many experts say that creative machines are still decades away, and that machines that can innovate and iterate are even further away, but during this presentation I show that they’re already emerging, writing music and creating mass market products.   It was with great excitement...

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Futurist in Amsterdam: The Future of Money, iGaming Super Show

Futurist in Amsterdam: The Future of Money, iGaming Super Show

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more industries look to engage their new digital, omni-channel customers in new ways they often look to the gaming world for inspiration, and there’s plenty of inspiration to be had.   Firstly, I’d like to thank Michael Caselli, the Editor in Chief of iGaming...

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Featured Futurist: Future of Insurance, Risk Management Solutions magazine

Featured Futurist: Future of Insurance, Risk Management Solutions magazine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum computing will present the insurance industry with an unparalleled opportunity to transform their businesses, in this interview with RMS I discuss how organisations can tackle the challenges that lie ahead.   Quantum computing is on many companies minds at the moment and the ability...

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Futurist in London: The Future of Customer Experience, Marketforce CX20:20 Summit

Futurist in London: The Future of Customer Experience, Marketforce CX20:20 Summit

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of personalisation is intertwined with the future of privacy, and as we head towards an Algorithmic Society I ask if it’s time to take back control of our data.   Today it can be argued that customer experience is more important than ever,...

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Futurist in London: Behind the scenes at Marketforce’s OpsTechFS 2017 event

Futurist in London: Behind the scenes at Marketforce’s OpsTechFS 2017 event

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The financial services industry is going through one of the greatest transformations since its inception as it tackles not one disruption but three, namely AI, Blockchain and “Digital”   Yesterday, and much to the chagrin of the audience of financial services professionals and executives who...

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Futurist in Dubai: The Future of Minds &Machines, Dubai IAICC International Innovation Conference

Futurist in Dubai: The Future of Minds &Machines, Dubai IAICC International Innovation Conference

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dubai is a city that was gifted nothing, and had to build and earn everything, and it was a great honour to speak there, in a place that is rapidly becoming the very embodiment of the future.   Dubai Dubai so good they named it...

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Featured Futurist: Discovery Channel, Elon Musk and the Future of Transportation

Featured Futurist: Discovery Channel, Elon Musk and the Future of Transportation

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Elon Musk is an amazing entrepreneur and thanks to the Discovery Channel I got to talk about his latest adventure. Elon Musk is a crazy dude, in my opinion, in a good way. While most CEO’s are content running on the treadmill that is the...

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Futurist in Frankfurt: The Future of Automated Trading, Battle of the Quants

Futurist in Frankfurt: The Future of Automated Trading, Battle of the Quants

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Algorithmic trading has existed for decades but in the past five years it’s undergone a revolution thanks to new advances in AI and data science.   As you fly into Frankfurt Airport you’re reminded of the German’s love of efficiency, technology, and bold, but functional...

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Featured Futurist: Handelsblatt Global, Battle for a trading edge

Featured Futurist: Handelsblatt Global, Battle for a trading edge

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As financial services organisations around the world increasingly embrace AI we ask the question – are the algorithmic models they’re creating infallible?   Handelsblatt Global is the “Financial Times of Germany,” and it was my privilege to be interviewed by them before speaking at the...

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Futurist in London: The Future of Capital Markets, Accenture Capital Markets Summit

Futurist in London: The Future of Capital Markets, Accenture Capital Markets Summit

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Investments and the capital markets, arguably, sit at the heart of our capitalist society, but they, and the industries they rely on to find Alpha, are starting to change at a faster rate than at any point in their illustrious history and it’s sending shockwaves...

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Futurist in London: The Future of Asset Management, Euromoney Asset Management 2.0 Summit

Futurist in London: The Future of Asset Management, Euromoney Asset Management 2.0 Summit

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world of asset management is changing faster than ever before so it’s imperative that in these times, when there are more demographic, regulatory and technological than ever before senior leaders stay informed and ahead of the curve.   Firstly, thank you to Alyona for...

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Futurist in Paris: The Future of Law, Dentons

Futurist in Paris: The Future of Law, Dentons

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Change can be scary, especially if you’re unprepared, however, with the right insights and experts around you, and if you know where to look, it can also present you with boundless new opportunities.   With over 8,000 lawyers, in over 140 locations in 52 countries...

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Futurist in London: The Future of Blockchain, Marketforce Blockchain Summit

Futurist in London: The Future of Blockchain, Marketforce Blockchain Summit

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Blockchain is turning into a force of nature that’s changing the world and as the hype around the technology reaches fever pitch everyone wants in.   It’s always a great privilege to be invited to take part in Marketforce’s wonderful events and the Blockchain Summit...

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Futurist in London: Building Disruptive Organisations, Clearvision BBQ in the Clouds

Futurist in London: Building Disruptive Organisations, Clearvision BBQ in the Clouds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world is going “Digital” and the majority of companies in today’s world are either already becoming software companies, or thinking about it, and DevOps is an increasingly important tool in today’s corporate arsenal. Firstly, a big thank you to George the event organiser for...

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