How to predict life in the year 2100. New edition of The Future of Almost Everything book coming soon. Keys to very long term trends based on my Futurist keynotes for 400 large corporations over 25 years

Leadership, Strategy, Business Ethics - Keynotes

My job is to live in the future and to see tomorrow as history.

I'm working on a new edition of The Future of Almost Everything book - which will contain a chapter on life in 2100, looking at key trends for the next 20 years, in the light of what happened from 2090 to 2100...

Forecasting 80 years ahead might seem an impossible thing to do.

So what happens if you live for a while in 2100 and return to tell the story, to make comparisons?  In what ways are you most "culture shocked" and why?

It is easy to assume that life will continue to change at frenetic pace, and that many things will be almost unrecognisable by 2100, but will that really turn out to be true?

Winston Churchill once said that if you want to understand the future, look at history.

80 years ago, in 1948 was in many ways a very different world - with rapid reconstruction in Europe after the Second World War. Yet more things have endured than we might think....

Read more: How to predict life in the year 2100. New edition of The Future of Almost Everything book coming soon. Keys to very long term trends based on my Futurist keynotes for 400 large corporations over 25 years

 

Future of Digital Marketing - make magic for customers: video and notes of entire Futurist keynote at Google premier event: mobile marketing, social marketing, YouTube / viral marketing, mobile banking and retail for 350 Google Digital Marketing Partners

Future Marketing Keynotes, Mobile,Digital Consumer

Watch entire keynote on future of digital marketing - at Google premier marketing event - Google Accelerate. How to create magic for your customers using social media marketing and mobile marketing. Future of pay-per-click advertising, and mobile marketing campaigns and digital marketing. Discover the greatest secrets of all successful mobile marketing, social marketing trends, how to make money using Big Data and why Little Data matters most in targeting customers. How to use live data analytics to sharpen digital marketing and social media campaigns. Why social marketing can freak out your customers. The end of traditional marketing – transition to a personal advisor along the journey of life. Over 67,000 companies globally sell themselves as digital marketing experts but only 350 across the whole of Europe, Middle East and Africa are fully accredited as Google Digital Partners - and most of these global experts were in my audience. 

Read more: Future of Digital Marketing - make magic for customers: video and notes of entire Futurist keynote at Google premier event: mobile marketing, social marketing, YouTube / viral marketing, mobile banking and retail for 350 Google Digital Marketing Partners

   

AGILE Retail - how to stay ahead your digital customers! Future Retail - global trends and impact on customer decisions, retail marketing, retail supply chains

Future of Retail Keynotes: Food, Drink, Malls, Web

How to create magic for customers with Agile Leadership, Agile processes and Agile Innovation. Patrick Dixon, keynote speaker, at the Agile Business Conference. Seizing opportunities and managing risks. How to guard against institutional blindness. Key global trends impacting the economy, demographics, tribal marketing, global supply chains and increasing scale in retailing as well as future of manufacturing. Future of marketing, management and motivation. Big Data and Little Data - impact on retailing. Location-triggered marketing. Impact of sustainability and ethical issues on retail and consumer decisions.

Read more: AGILE Retail - how to stay ahead your digital customers! Future Retail - global trends and impact on customer decisions, retail marketing, retail supply chains

   

Future of Artificial Intelligence. How AI will change jobs, manufacturing and health. Impact of AI on marketing, investment, banking, insurance, politics, government, warfare, consumer choices and how people think. Artificial Intelligence Keynote Speaker

Technology Speaker, AI, Big Data, Robotics, Cyber

Artificial Intelligence is about a world dominated by smart machines, more intelligent than humans, becoming more powerful every day. But how will that AI power be used? Is AI a force for good or for evil?  Will robots ever achieve full human consciousness, or "real" intelligence, or will they just remain smart machines?

Will Artificial Intelligence create massive unemployment, combined with Robotics? Will society become controlled by AI systems?

Here is the truth in a lengthy feature about Artificial Intelligence in the auto industry, health care AI, warfare AI, impact of AI on banking, investments, insurance, retail, surveillance and security, workplace and so on. This is based on keynotes on the future of Artificial Intelligence and related issues, across the world.

Read more: Future of Artificial Intelligence. How AI will change jobs, manufacturing and health. Impact of AI on marketing, investment, banking, insurance, politics, government, warfare, consumer choices and how people think. Artificial Intelligence Keynote Speaker

   

Future Manufacturing 4.0: personal guided tour of Toyota factory assembly line by Futurist Patrick Dixon - innovation, robotics, AI, Big Data, just-in-time, ultra lean efficiency - manufacturing / Industry 4.0 keynote speaker

Manufacturing, Logistics, Supply Chain Keynotes

Manufacturing innovation trends - how manufacturing is changing. Lessons from Toyota assembly lines for fork lift trucks. How to optimise factory production with just-in-time and hundreds of small enhancements with huge total impact, using predictive analytics and Big Data. How to harness human genius in the workforce to make things faster and more reliably. Key manufacturing trends presented by Futurist keynote speaker Patrick Dixon - tour of Toyota factory site in Mjölby, Sweden.

Read more: Future Manufacturing 4.0: personal guided tour of Toyota factory assembly line by Futurist Patrick Dixon - innovation, robotics, AI, Big Data, just-in-time, ultra lean efficiency - manufacturing / Industry 4.0 keynote speaker

   

Take hold of your destiny - multimedia tour through outer space and into every human cell. Reasons for faith by a Futurist, scientist and physician. Session for 3500 young people in Auckland, SHOUT event, part of ACTS global church movement - July 2019

Spirituality, World Religion, Christianity, Church

Video of message by Dr Patrick Dixon for 3500 people at SHOUT 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand, organised by ACTS.  Key global trends - what they mean for churches, for those who have faith, for business, governments and our wider world.

Take a multimedia tour across outer space, through galaxies and then right into the atoms of every cell in your own body to discover the mystery of life and of human existence. Why an assumption that God exists is a highly logical conclusion - personal faith journey of a Futurist who is also a scientist and a physician. What it all means for you and your ultimate destiny.

Read more: Take hold of your destiny - multimedia tour through outer space and into every human cell. Reasons for faith by a Futurist, scientist and physician. Session for 3500 young people in Auckland, SHOUT event, part of ACTS global church movement - July 2019

   

Should we be afraid of robots and dangers of AI / Artificial Intelligence? Common sense view at an ethics conference organised by CARE, an influential organisation seeking to encourage debate on issues raised by science

Spirituality, World Religion, Christianity, Church

Keynote on robotics, artificial intelligence and ethical issues raised by digital advances - by Patrick Dixon, Futurist, at conference organised by CARE, an influential Christian group in the UK which seeks to encourage debate on ethical questions raised by scientific innovation. The London conference was over-subscribed, standing room only.

"My audience that day was an interesting one: composed of church leaders, theologians, philosophers and ethicists, together with digital innovators, experts in Artificial Intelligence etc. It was clear from discussions that many of the audience had obvious, profound reservations about automation, AI and robotics, and that I would need to navigate the discussion carefully. I was the final speaker, bringing to a close a whole day which had been somewhat dominated up until that point, in my view, by techno-sceptics. So how would my "pro-tech" message be received - seeking to take a common sense and balanced approach to these important issues."

Read more: Should we be afraid of robots and dangers of AI / Artificial Intelligence? Common sense view at an ethics conference organised by CARE, an influential organisation seeking to encourage debate on issues raised by science

   

Future of FinTech - Keynote Speaker on FinTech Innovation - Impact on Banking, Insurance and Personal Finance

Banks, Banking, Mobile Payments, FinTech, BitCoins

I have worked with many of the largest banks and insurers in the world over the last 20 years, and all of them are focussed right now on the threat and opportunity of FinTech innovation.

Very simply: FinTech will cause as radical changes to banking and payments as the web has caused to the whole of society. Combine the gigantic power of the web and mobile tech with the profits of the entire financial sector worldwide, and you get one of the greatest opportunities to create digital wealth that the world has ever seen.

That's one reason why FinTech is one of the fastest growing areas of IT innovation with over $18bn invested a year.  In the first 3 months of 2017, Global FinTech startups raised $2.78n of investment from global venture capital firms, in 226 separate deals. In London alone there are probably over 10,000 FinTech startups - it is hard to keep track of the frenetic pace of change in this sector.

Why is FinTech so important?

FinTech combines all the power of the web, the potential of mobile transactions, the capabilities of cloud-computing, of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data analytics, and all the potential of mega-sized IT platforms, to completely transform how money is stored and transferred, globally.

Read more: Future of FinTech - Keynote Speaker on FinTech Innovation - Impact on Banking, Insurance and Personal Finance

   

Why future wars will be radically different: Hybrid Conflicts, Civil Chaos, Cyberattacks, Border Disputes. Impact on defence spending, Superpowers Military Strategy - keynote speaker

Government, Politics, Activists, Democracy, War

A few years ago, I gave a lecture to the Pentagon (USPACOM), on how to reduce risks of future wars and reduce international tensions. It was one of the toughest assignments I can remember.

Our world spends over $1.8 trillion every year on weapons and other defence costs, or 2.5% of global GDP, down from 4% in the last days of the Cold War, equivalent to $250 per person on earth. Combined sales of the largest 100 arms companies is around $320 billion a year - yet most of it is completely irrelevant to the conflicts of the future.

40% of all global military spending is by one nation alone: America, which burns up more in this way than the next 15 highest-spending nations combined. This is a truly spectacular imbalance of military fire-power, and will be unsustainable in the longer term as we will see.  America only needs to spend 3% of GDP on arms to achieve such dominance – compared to Russia which today spends 4% of a much smaller economy, China 2%, India 2%, UK 2%, France 2%, Israel 6%, Saudi Arabia 9% and Oman 12%.... But how do we ensure world peace?....

Read more: Why future wars will be radically different: Hybrid Conflicts, Civil Chaos, Cyberattacks, Border Disputes. Impact on defence spending, Superpowers Military Strategy - keynote speaker

   

Next Financial miss-selling crisis? Future of Fund Management. Why most fund managers I talk to do not recommend their own retail actively managed funds. Impact on Future of Banking and Pension Funds. Fund Management Keynote Speaker

Banks, Banking, Mobile Payments, FinTech, BitCoins

Video from 2010 but JUST as urgent and relevant today.

Fund management really matters - as vital to society as hospitals and schools because it protects the wealth of us all as pensioners. For many years, I have given keynotes on global investment trends to Fund Managers from across the world.  I have had over $1 trillion of funds under management of a single audience. But here is a shocking fact. A significant proportion of fund managers (usually the great majority) at events I have spoken at over the last few years lack confidence in their own actively managed investment funds.  For example, most tell me (straw polling during presentations) that they do not recommend their own products to friends and family, and do not commit their own wealth into their own funds unless they need to as part of the job. If fund managers do not believe they are adding value, it becomes a serious ethical issue if those retail funds continue to be actively marketed.  Life is too short to sell things you don’t believe in. So what is the future of actively managed funds?...

Read more: Next Financial miss-selling crisis? Future of Fund Management. Why most fund managers I talk to do not recommend their own retail actively managed funds. Impact on Future of Banking and Pension Funds. Fund Management Keynote Speaker

   

How a single hack could destroy your company. With 3bn accounts hacked in just one company, cyberattacks are greatest risk to large business, nations and wider world - The Truth about Cybersecurity and what to do about it - keynote speaker

Technology Speaker, AI, Big Data, Robotics, Cyber

What happens when you combine Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Big Data and Cloud Computing, to the world of banking, telcos, mobile devices and personal computers? 

The answer is the you get the biggest target for criminals that the world has ever seen - all waiting online to be attached and exploited in a billion different ways using little more than a couple of computers, owned by very smart geeks. Never in human history has it been possible for one person, sitting in a bedroom at home in a distant land, to create such havoc and chaos, to seize such power.  So what do we do about it?

Cyber-crime will be one of the greatest threats to our world over the next 50 years, and far beyond, into centuries to come.  There is no way back from such a future, except by dismantling all the global e-systems that link us increasingly together. (Extract from book The Future of Almost Everything by Futurist keynote speaker Patrick Dixon.)

Read more: How a single hack could destroy your company. With 3bn accounts hacked in just one company, cyberattacks are greatest risk to large business, nations and wider world - The Truth about Cybersecurity and what to do about it - keynote speaker

   

Why most marketing directors hate marketing - how to create magic for customers, shift from mass campaigns to personal conversations - marketing keynote interview

Future Marketing Keynotes, Mobile,Digital Consumer

Interview on marketing trends, with Patrick Dixon, Futurist - following keynote on the future of marketing at the Swiss Marketing Forum.

It is shocking how many marketing directors tell me in my marketing trends keynotes that they really hate marketing.  They really find most marketing campaigns irritating - when they are on the receiving end.

Almost all hands go up around the audience at large marketing events in every nation when I ask a simple question:

"Put up your hands if you hate marketing - you hate being marketed at.  You hate SMS campaigns directed at your phone.  You get irritated by YouTube adverts that last more than 5 seconds, and so on."

Mystery shopping is a great reality check, a wake up call for many marketing directors and customer experience teams. Pretend to be one of your own customers. Watch, listen, experience.

Read more: Why most marketing directors hate marketing - how to create magic for customers, shift from mass campaigns to personal conversations - marketing keynote interview

   

Travel Crazy: Future of Travel, Tourism, Corporate Travel, Aviation, Hospitality and Hotels - travel industry keynote speaker for American Express

Future of Travel Keynotes, Transport, Tourism

Here is a video of the keynote I gave on the future of travel for American Express in Moscow.  I gave a keynote on the same topic a couple of years earlier and the audience loved it so much that they asked me to return.

To make the point that video conferencing is a terrible experience compared to breathing the same air, being in the same room, they asked me to start my keynote by video link, from another room, and then walk right onto the platform, when talking about video calls and their impact on business travel.

So I recommend that you start the video around 2 minutes in - and enjoy your journey into the future....

Read more: Travel Crazy: Future of Travel, Tourism, Corporate Travel, Aviation, Hospitality and Hotels - travel industry keynote speaker for American Express

   

How we will travel and why. Future of Transport Infrastructure - need for long term government policy on travel, transport, infrastructure, rail, roads, ports and airports - Transport Keynote Speaker Comment

Future of Travel Keynotes, Transport, Tourism

Comment on the future of transport infrastructure and government policy.  

Key trends in the travel, tourism, logistics and supply chain sectors.

How government transport policies are being overtaken by events.  

OECD Transport Forum comment after keynote on future transport issues.  

Read more: How we will travel and why. Future of Transport Infrastructure - need for long term government policy on travel, transport, infrastructure, rail, roads, ports and airports - Transport Keynote Speaker Comment

   

Want to live forever? How to repair human organs, build new organs and regenerate your brain, liver, kidney, spinal cord and retina. Why stem cells will change our lives - future of health care

Future Health Care Speaker, Future Pharma Keynotes

JUST AS I PREDICTED - 14 years ago in the video above.  We are now curing blindness in humans, using their own stem cells.

Stem cells are primitive cells which have the capacity to grow into many different types of organs. We now know that whenever an organ in your body is injured, these special cells are released by the bone marrow into the blood, which automatically search out areas of damage. 

The cells migrate to where they are most needed, and help in repairs.  In most cases we think the way they do this is by producing special chemicals such as cytokines, and other proteins or fats, which stimulate local regeneration.

The good news is that doctors have decades of experience of using stem cells in health care, treating people with advanced leukaemia which is cancer of the bone marrow. And we can find stem cells in many different parts of the body.

Read more: Want to live forever? How to repair human organs, build new organs and regenerate your brain, liver, kidney, spinal cord and retina. Why stem cells will change our lives - future of health care

   

Future Health Care - book extract: MedTech, Biotech, NanoTech, Infotech- impact on health trends, longevity forecasts, hospitals, future home care and the future of the pharma industry in developed nations, emerging markets - health care keynote speaker

Future Health Care Speaker, Future Pharma Keynotes

Future of Health - extract from The Future of Almost Everything book, by Futurist keynote speaker and physician, Dr Patrick Dixon, advisor to over 400 of the world's largest corporations, including many multinational pharma and health care companies.

We have seen how the future of every nation is linked to demographics, migrations and cities. But these things are also linked to the future health: not only how many people are born, but how fit they are and how long they live. And in health care, most of humankind will see an astonishing revolution over the next 30-50 years. The fact is that 65% of all health care spending in developed nations is on those over the age of 65, most of whom have several chronic health conditions, almost all related to the ageing process. Therefore it could be said that every pharma company and every hospital exists primarily to serve the health care needs of older people, in those parts of the world.

The greatest health challenges in the next two decades are almost all related to ageing, as many emerging nations also become older...

Read more: Future Health Care - book extract: MedTech, Biotech, NanoTech, Infotech- impact on health trends, longevity forecasts, hospitals, future home care and the future of the pharma industry in developed nations, emerging markets - health care keynote speaker

   

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