Truth about Robots - will robots destroy millions of jobs? What future for human beings at work? Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Keynote Speaker

Technology Speaker, AI, Big Data, Robotics, Cyber

Yesterday I shared a platform with a ROBOT to give a keynote (for EY / Ernst & Young) - as I do regularly....but I'm at no risk whatsoever of losing my job to the automaton.

I have worked with over 400 of the world's largest companies over the last few years, as a Futurist advisor / keynote speaker - and huge numbers of them are worried about robotics / AI / Artificial Intelligence. What does it mean for our business? Are we investing enough in Big Data analytics? How will competitors attack our markets using robotics and next-generation automation. How will Artificial Intelligence control our future?

At the same time, in the media everyday we see sensational headlines such as "Hundreds of millions of jobs will be lost to robots", suggesting that humankind will never be able to find enough work for tomorrow's people, because so many jobs will be done by machines....

Read more: Truth about Robots - will robots destroy millions of jobs? What future for human beings at work? Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Keynote Speaker

   

Why Business Ethics is now Number 1 survival issue - linked to REPUTATION risk. $20,000 PRIZE if you can break my KEY to ALL business ethics. Corporate ethics keynote speaker in HUGE IMAX cinema - VIDEO

Leadership, Strategy, Business Ethics - Keynotes

Keynote summary on Corporate Ethics - by Patrick Dixon, for Majid Al Futtaim, Dubai, in huge IMAX cinema, largest screen in Middle East and N Africa. Celebrating launch of their new Code of Conduct - ethical guide for 40,000 employees globally, including Carrefour retailer which they own.

Why coporate ethics really matters. How to write a great ethical code of conduct.

Avoiding corporate scandals and media disasters. Future of ethics in retailing, health care, e-commerce, banking, sustainability, manufacturing and supply chains.

Read more: Why Business Ethics is now Number 1 survival issue - linked to REPUTATION risk. $20,000 PRIZE if you can break my KEY to ALL business ethics. Corporate ethics keynote speaker in HUGE IMAX cinema - VIDEO

   

How hotels and transport industry will be impacted by AirBnB - travel industry keynote speaker

Future of Travel Keynotes, Transport, Tourism

Over 20 years ago I correctly predicted the gigantic impact of online marketing and sales on the travel industry - whether airlines, hotels, package holidays, business travel and so on.

And so it has turned out.  So how will the next stage in the online revolution impact hotels and the entire hospitality sector?

I recently gave a keynote on these issues to 800 CEOs of many of the world's largest and best known hotels, at a Starwoods hotel group global summit.

A key message was that small things will continue to create magic for customers, in the largest hotels, often at very low cost....

Read more: How hotels and transport industry will be impacted by AirBnB - travel industry keynote speaker

   

Future of Telcos, e-Wallets, payments and FinTech innovation. How Telcos will become Banks and why old Telco business models are broken - Telco Keynote

Future of Telcos Keynotes, Smartphones,Omnichannel

Video of Telco keynote at Google premier global event - Digital Payments and Telcos

I often give keynotes at Telco conferences on why Telco old business models are broken: mobile banking and digital payments.  Why so many Telcos are entering the world of banks with e-Wallets and future of TelcoBanks. I have worked with many of the world's largest telcos and banks - so what of their future?

In theory, Telcos should be at the very heart of the digital revolution:  after all, they provide all the bandwidth we use to access the web - whether on smartphones or by traditional broadband at home or at work.  They also provide the handsets themselves.  And they have the ability to track people to within one or two metres, all the time, using signals from the mobile devices they have in their pockets. In addition, their networks handle all our online payments, our diary, our email and all our web searches.  Yes in many cases most of that data is encrypted, but you would be shocked to see the full extent of data that Telcos are usually able to pick up - the same is true of owners of websites you visit.

Yet the truth is that very few Telcos are really taking advantage of their potential - in particular, the data they have about your location.

Read more: Future of Telcos, e-Wallets, payments and FinTech innovation. How Telcos will become Banks and why old Telco business models are broken - Telco Keynote

   

Need a world-class keynote speaker to turbo-charge your next event? Call or mail us now - NEWS: Patrick Dixon's 16th book "The Future of Almost Everything" is out now - reprinted twice

Media, Video, TV, Radio, Print, Keynote Speaker

Turbo-charge your next event with a world-class keynote speaker - who will captivate your audience in seconds with an electrifying, engaging, entertaining, interactive, relevant, insightful and challenging presentation that they will remember for a very long time.

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Begin a personal conversation about a keynote for your corporate event: [email protected].  

There is more on this website about Patrick Dixon, one of the world's best known keynote speakers, than you will find about any other keynote speaker you have ever worked with (we think).  Hundreds of keynote videos, keynote slides, keynote summaries.

And if Patrick Dixon is not available, or you need a different kind of keynote speaker, we can put you in touch with Leigh Bureau who can help you out.

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As you will see from hundreds of videos on the site, every keynote is customised, to create a sharply relevant, provocative, engaging, highly interactive, visually rich and entertaining audience experience - which fits precisely into your programme.  Patrick Dixon also chairs events, leads panels, runs Innovation Workshops, leads board-level strategy reviews and so on.  We think you will find more about him online than about any other keynote speaker you have ever worked with - on this huge website alone.

Planning world-class corporate events can be really challenging. The more successful your last event was, the higher expectations will be next next time around. Patrick Dixon has spoken at over 1000 different events, forums and conferences in over 50 nations, and has worked with more than 400 of the world's largest multinationals, so he knows what works really well in different settings and cultures, and it's great to talk these things through at the planning stage.  

And one thing that always gets attention is a highly memorable and enjoyable keynote by an author with a new book... And yes, he always signs every copy personally for conference organisers who are giving them to delegates. 

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How to spot Fake Forecasts, Bad Analysts and False Futurists - secret of more accurate forecasting and of all great Futurist speakers. Shocking truth about easily avoidable Futurist errors

Future Trends, Economy, Markets, Keynote Speaker

It is often said that no one can predict the future, but the truth is that forecasting is far easier than you may think, because many things change more slowly than media hype suggests.  I know this from advising hundreds of the world's largest corporations on the impact of key industry megatrends, for more than 20 years, and from writing many books about the future since 1987.  I’m not talking about share prices, commodity prices or currency rates.  Anything to do with markets is as difficult to predict two months ahead as the British weather. Every now and again in history there is a genuine step-change, for example the collapse of communism, or a global war, or the creation of the web, but such things are rare.  That’s why most board room debates about the future are not usually about direction of a trend, which tends to be fairly obvious, but about timing or speed of that trend. Judge me on my own record - content on this website goes back to 1996.


Here's what I wrote a while back for Wired Magazine (adapted)...


It is often said that no one can predict the future, but the truth is that forecasting is far easier than you may think, because many things change far more slowly than media hype suggests.  I know this from advising corporations on the impact of key megatrends, over the last 20 years, and from writing many books about the future since 1987.

Read more: How to spot Fake Forecasts, Bad Analysts and False Futurists - secret of more accurate forecasting and of all great Futurist speakers. Shocking truth about easily avoidable Futurist errors

   

The truth about future health: why many health costs will fall dramatically, yet care budgets will soar. Impact on society, budgets, pharma, biotech, medtech, hospitals and home care - keynote speaker on health trends

Future Health Care Speaker, Future Pharma Keynotes

Expect more health care innovation from 2045 - 2050 than in all human history

As a physician and a Futurist, I work with many of of the world's largest Pharma and MedTech companies, helping them develop next-generation treatments to improve human health and wellbeing.

Health care knowledge is doubling every 24 months, so we will know 32,000 times in 2048 than today more about how the human body works, why disease happens, how to detect early disease, how to treat illness effectively, and how to promote health. The growth of medical knowledge shows no signs of slowing down, indeed it is accelerating.

Take for example the Human Genome Project. Back in 2001 it cost around $800m to decode or sequence most of the genetic code of just one human being. By 2006, the cost per genome sequence had already fallen to around $300,000.

Today, the same can be achieved for around $1000, using Illumina’s highest-end products, including reagents and an appropriate contribution to the capital cost of its machines. For example, the NovaSeq 6000 machine costs around $1m to buy. So how will this technology and 100,000 other innovations change future health care??

Read more: The truth about future health: why many health costs will fall dramatically, yet care budgets will soar. Impact on society, budgets, pharma, biotech, medtech, hospitals and home care - keynote speaker on health trends

   

Future Trends - impact on Portugal and rest of world. Managing risk and uncertainty, robotics and AI, and future ethics. Summary of keynote.

Future Trends, Economy, Markets, Keynote Speaker

Interview for AESE Business School in Lisbon - about to give a keynote on global trends - 19th October 2017.  Here are major issues that are impacting very large numbers of companies across the world.  I usually group them as six factors that spell the word FUTURE, each of which forms one face of a cube.  The energy which spins the cube is EMOTION – reactions to events or trends are usually more important than events themselves.

“The world can change faster than you can hold a board meeting”, you said in a presentation. Among the hundreds of possibilities of change and innovation, what are the key trends do you foresee as having the most impact in business and personal life in this new World 4.0?"

Read more: Future Trends - impact on Portugal and rest of world. Managing risk and uncertainty, robotics and AI, and future ethics. Summary of keynote.

   

The truth about Northern Ireland’s borders after Brexit – passports and customs - and how demographic shifts will hugely alter political balance. Comment after keynote.

Future Trends, Economy, Markets, Keynote Speaker

29th September 2017

A lot of nonsense is talked about Brexit.  Here is the truth.

Sorting out all Brexit issues affecting the borders of Northern Ireland could take many years to fully resolve.  At the same time, the EU has made it clear that until a practical solution is agreed, even if such a solution is fine-tuned in future, discussions on a trade deal post-Brexit, will be on permanent hold.

There is a small chance that the entire Brexit process will be halted by a further vote in the UK, which could form part of an election manifesto commitment at the next election.  However this is becoming less likely at the moment, because opinion polls across the UK as a whole are more in favour of Brexit than when the original vote to leave took place.  (At the same time, paradoxically, opinion polls in other EU nations are becoming more positive about being part of the EU.)

For the purposes of this article, let us assume therefore that Brexit happens.

The EU has made absolutely 100% clear that they will not under any circumstances tolerate a breach anywhere in the EU wall controlling goods, services and movements of people across the border into the EU.  That is, unless

Read more: The truth about Northern Ireland’s borders after Brexit – passports and customs - and how demographic shifts will hugely alter political balance. Comment after keynote.

   

Truth about Mobile Payments, BitCoins, BlockChain and Cryptocurrencies - future of digital payments and future of banking FinTech. Why Telcos AND Retail Banks face major challenges - FinTech Keynote Speaker

Banks, Banking, Mobile Payments, FinTech, BitCoins

Video for Google on Digital Payments

I often give keynotes at banking conferences on mobile banking FinTech, digital payments - and BitCoins are often discussed.

For over two decades, many people have been trying to develop a digital alternative to physical bank notes – to pay for things online in a fast, easy, secure and totally anonymous, private way. Are BitCoins the answer?

Read more: Truth about Mobile Payments, BitCoins, BlockChain and Cryptocurrencies - future of digital payments and future of banking FinTech. Why Telcos AND Retail Banks face major challenges - FinTech Keynote Speaker

   

The truth about North Korea, President Trump, the real risk of war, and why options for the Pentagon and rest of world are so limited. What is likely to happen next.

Future Trends, Economy, Markets, Keynote Speaker

Despite all the hot words from President Trump and some of the absurd commentary in the media, here is the truth about North Korea’s rapid military direction and about the complete impotence of the rest of the world.  And all taking place at a time when there are more geopolitical risks globally than for 30 years.

The fact is, that as we see every day in the failed state of Zimbabwe, or Afghanistan or more recently in the chaos of Venezuela, or in Syria or Iraq, the most powerful military forces in the world can be humbled and humiliated by the resilience and complexity of the tiniest of nations, however chaotic or weak they may appear to be.

Read more: The truth about North Korea, President Trump, the real risk of war, and why options for the Pentagon and rest of world are so limited. What is likely to happen next.

   

The Truth about Brexit - part 2 - what is likely to happen next and why, real impact likely to be very different than most expect. Why a second vote on Brexit is still a real possibility.

Future Trends, Economy, Markets, Keynote Speaker

Update 4th September 2017

Before and shortly after the Brexit vote I correctly predicted that the UK economy would NOT go into immediate meltdown as so many had falsely forecast.  A lot of people are still talking a lot of nonsense.

Here is the truth about the current situation and what is likely to happen next:

Read more: The Truth about Brexit - part 2 - what is likely to happen next and why, real impact likely to be very different than most expect. Why a second vote on Brexit is still a real possibility.

   

Leadership Ethics in European Commission? BIG pressures revealed by participants - integrity and corruption? Watch disturbing results of secret e-polling during keynote - VIDEO

Leadership, Strategy, Business Ethics - Keynotes

What is ethical leadership? Leadership ethics and integrity in public life.

How do we encourage leadership integrity and fight corruption in leaders? At this session and afterwards, many participants confessed that they had been under significant pressure by bosses to do major things that they thought were unethical.

Keynote conference speaker Patrick Dixon -- lecture at European Commission.

Why leadership has to be based on trust, not just position, appealing to...

Read more: Leadership Ethics in European Commission? BIG pressures revealed by participants - integrity and corruption? Watch disturbing results of secret e-polling during keynote - VIDEO

   

Radical Future for Travel, Transport, Cars, Aviation, rail, shipping, handling Freight, Logistics and Supply Chains - keynote video and notes

Future of Travel Keynotes, Transport, Tourism

Future of the travel industry: major trends for HUPAC client event on intermodal transport. Integration of supply chains and logistics across road, rail, sea and aviation.  Lessons from leisure travel, hotels and hospitality industry. Impact of digital on global travel industry. Sustainable transport and improving energy efficiency in transport. Future of rail transport for freight. Future of freight tracking and real time reporting. Big data, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing - impact on transportation. Keynote conference speaker Patrick Dixon, author of The Future of Almost Everything - conference event for hundreds of HUPAC's premier clients.

Read more: Radical Future for Travel, Transport, Cars, Aviation, rail, shipping, handling Freight, Logistics and Supply Chains - keynote video and notes

   

How to Make Magic for Future Retail Customers in an omnichannel world where location is the most important fact you need to know about your customer

Future Marketing Keynotes, Mobile,Digital Consumer

Future of consumers:  how to make magic for tomorrow's customers.  Why so many technology innovations have failed e.g. Google Glass and the fact that all manufacturers of 3D TVs have stopped making them.  

How your brain is genetically programmed to detect digital life - as we see with embedded chips inside human and animal brains. Animals solving complex problems collaboratively at speed of light across large distances, using embedded brain chips. Yet most people don't want chips inside their brains. Why? Because to they feel uncomfortable about it.

Lesson: You can have the greatest innovation in the world but if it fails to connect with passion and emotion, it will be a huge flop, a commercial disaster.

Over and again we find that the very smallest things make the largest difference.  Consumers are driven by emotion, not just by facts about their products.  THat's why Little Data is often far more relevant than Big Data.

Read more: How to Make Magic for Future Retail Customers in an omnichannel world where location is the most important fact you need to know about your customer

   

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