Futurist in London: The Future of Investing, STOXX Annual Conference

Futurist in London: The Future of Investing, STOXX Annual Conference

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There has, arguably, never been a better time, or a risker time to invest in today’s markets, but as every industry undergoes titanic transformation investors who are ill advised, or who lack the right vision, could quickly find themselves on the wrong end of tomorrow’s...

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Futurist in Reading: Adapt or Die, Cherwell European Conference

Futurist in Reading: Adapt or Die, Cherwell European Conference

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The pace of change, and disruption, is accelerating. In this presentation I show just how fast, and how crazy, the world’s business environment is getting, it’s impact on every sector, and what you can do to future proof yourself.   Firstly, I’d like to thank...

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Futurist in Milton Keynes: The Future of Communities, Castleton European Summit

Futurist in Milton Keynes: The Future of Communities, Castleton European Summit

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future will have a huge impact on the future of communities, both good and bad, but with proper foresight and planning tomorrow’s communities could be brighter and better for everyone.   Firstly, I’d like to thank Jay and Chantel for inviting me to present...

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Futurist in London: The Future of Artificial Intelligence, British Museum

Futurist in London: The Future of Artificial Intelligence, British Museum

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There is a risk that humanity is under estimating the impact that AI will have on the world, particularly in the criminal underworld, but if I could give you a single take away it would be this – AI’s capabilities are evolving at a furious...

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Featured Futurist: Exclusive interview with Richard Branson, Metro newspaper

Featured Futurist: Exclusive interview with Richard Branson, Metro newspaper

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Richard Branson is one of the most iconic entrepreneurs of all time but sometimes you’ve got to give the critics fuel in order to create the future.   I have to admit I do sometimes have to sit back and pinch myself, after all, it...

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vFuturist in Vienna: The Future of FMCG and Innovation, Henkel Innovation Summit

vFuturist in Vienna: The Future of FMCG and Innovation, Henkel Innovation Summit

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the next decade the world of FMCG will be irrevocably altered by the new technologies and autonomous retailers who design, manufacture and deliver goods autonomously, at speed, and on demand.   This Monday I was supposed to be delivering a keynote in Vienna, Austria,...

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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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