Can a Futurist REALLY predict the future? Here's loads of predictions I made over last 20+ years in 16 Futurist books and as a Futurist keynote speaker

Future Trends, Economy, Markets, Keynote Speaker

My new global trends book is out now:
The Future of Almost Everything. But it takes at least 20 years to evaluate how good a trends analyst was / is – so what about forecasts made by me in previous books, about what to expect over the following decade or two or three?  How did those forecasts measure up? I had to answer that question for myself by re-reading what I wrote in the past about the future, before writing my latest book.  Read FREE SAMPLE of The Truth about Almost Everything.

So you can judge for yourself, here are loads of predictions I made in the past - and the book in which they were made plus date.  Every one of these is already a reality or looks like it soon could be, as of August 2015....And yes I got some things wrong - not many fortunately.

Read more: Can a Futurist REALLY predict the future? Here's loads of predictions I made over last 20+ years in 16 Futurist books and as a Futurist keynote speaker

   

Leadership Ethics and dealing with corruption - EU Commission lecture on which participants confess to huge ethical pressures - using e-polling

Leadership, Strategy, Business Ethics - Keynotes

What is ethical leadership? How do we encourage integrity and fight corruption? 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 heart as well as to mind. Importance of the European Commission and trans-national regulation. Trust crisis in banking and financial services as well ...

Read more: Leadership Ethics and dealing with corruption - EU Commission lecture on which participants confess to huge ethical pressures - using e-polling

   

5 Ways to Future-Proof Your Business - 5 minute guide to future business success - for every leader and business owner

Leadership, Strategy, Business Ethics - Keynotes

Here is a 5 second guide to the 5 minute guide. 1) Bring in outsiders to challenge your world view.  2) Listen to your customers - but don't believe them. 3) Read widely and be curious about all you meet. 4)  Review your strategies each year. 5) Agile leadership teams.

Read more: 5 Ways to Future-Proof Your Business - 5 minute guide to future business success - for every leader and business owner

   

Future of Retail Industry - customers, fusion of online and offline shopping, mobiles, smartphones, computers, TVs, e-commerce, mobile payments, retail banking, shopping malls, Big Data - retail keynote for Samsung

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

Video of Futurist keynote for 1000 VIP Samsung clients on future of retail including the use of Big Data.  For full article and the slides, press Read More link below. Online sales will exceed $1.5 trillion in 2014, of which $100bn will be in Latin America, $6.2bn in Mexico (up 40% in a year).  Most of Latin America’s
online sales are on websites owned by traditional retailers. And sales per online user each year are also growing fast – averaging $578 across Latin America:  $854 in Mexico, $717 in Brazil and $380 in Argentina. Notes on Futurist keynote lecture for Samsung client event in Mexico – audience of IT / computers, mobile phones and electrical appliance retailers from Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Venezuala, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Salvador, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Panama.  Need a world-class retail industry keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

Read more: Future of Retail Industry - customers, fusion of online and offline shopping, mobiles, smartphones, computers, TVs, e-commerce, mobile payments, retail banking, shopping malls, Big Data - retail keynote for Samsung

   

Future of Pharma Reimbursement and Health Care Trends, Treatment Access and Funding Approval - why health care rationing will dominate pharma funding - impact on patients and pharma profits

Future Health Care Speaker, Future Pharma Keynotes

Notes on pharma trends keynote. In the past, the major challenge for a pharma company was to develop a new therapy, prove impact in clinical trials, show safety, and get licience approval to enable the product to be sold commercially.  Typically the process could take up to 15 years, and cost up to $1.2 billion, which all had to be recouped in 10 years of sales before the patent ran out.  But today there is a massive additional hurdle which is persuading cash-strapped governments and insurers to fund a new therapy for patients.  It is no longer enough to prove the therapy works, saves lives, has less side effects and so on.  The pharma company has to make the case that the therapy offers good value for money compared to other treatments for the same condition. Need a world-class pharma keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

Read more: Future of Pharma Reimbursement and Health Care Trends, Treatment Access and Funding Approval - why health care rationing will dominate pharma funding - impact on patients and pharma profits

   

5 lessons I have learned when advising corporations on future strategies: sharper strategy, total customer focus, exploit megatrends, and drive agile innovation

Leadership, Strategy, Business Ethics - Keynotes

I have been helping large corporations develop new strategy for almost 20 years.  

Here are 5 things I have learned:  strategies get overtaken by events so be agile; use megatrends to stretch future-thinking; focus on customers and innovation; dig deep into current business challenges; involve many different teams to create ownership and commitment.  

Order my new book today: The Future of Almost Everything.  

Read more: 5 lessons I have learned when advising corporations on future strategies: sharper strategy, total customer focus, exploit megatrends, and drive agile innovation

   

Truth about Future MedTech, health care and Big Data - key trends - interview with Futurist keynote speaker and physician Dr Patrick Dixon

BioTech, MedTech, Gene Therapy and Stem Cells

What did you learn as an inventor/innovator making a ground-breaking medical device in the early 1980s? It was an amazing time – as the world’s first desktop computers hit the markets in 1978.  I started a company called Medicom Ltd, which developed a suite of programmes to interview patients, help make a diagnosis, record health statistics, do accounts for General Practice doctors, connect to hospital lab equipment and so on. I learned that the most important thing about all medtech is to keep things simple and reliable: doctors, nurses and other health care workers are busy and need devices that work....

Read more: Truth about Future MedTech, health care and Big Data - key trends - interview with Futurist keynote speaker and physician Dr Patrick Dixon

   

5 reasons why every business needs to know about "The Future of Almost Everything" - my latest Futurist book. Discover your Future

Future Trends, Economy, Markets, Keynote Speaker

The Future of Almost Everything, my latest book, is packed full of key survival and success factors for every business, whether you work for one of the world’s largest corporations, or a small family-owned enterprise.  This forecast of the future will transform how you think about tomorrow, and guide vital decisions you need to take today, in 5 key areas.  
Buy The Future of Almost Everything today.

Read more: 5 reasons why every business needs to know about "The Future of Almost Everything" - my latest Futurist book. Discover your Future

   

How to make Magic for your Customers - Innovation in Travel, Aviation and Rail - Future of the Travel Industry - Interview VIDEO

Future of Travel Keynotes, Transport, Tourism

How to create magic for your customers.  Brief interview at the Aviation and Transport Innovation Summit (ATIS) on the future of the travel industry following keynote for Panasonic - manufacturer of Tough Books.  Customers expect real-time updates from travel companies, airlines, hotels and so on - keeping them constantly informed about what is happening.  That means instant flight updates, info about where your luggage is, what Gate you need for your flight, how many minutes for your flight connection, what the weather is like at the place you are flying to.  SMS is far more effective than email for these kinds of personal communications.  It's all about the customer experience, peace of mind, removing anxiety, solving problems fast.

Need a world-class keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

Read more: How to make Magic for your Customers - Innovation in Travel, Aviation and Rail - Future of the Travel Industry - Interview VIDEO

   

Future of Transport - why government policy in OECD nations is far too short-term - media interview following keynote at the OECD Transport Forum

Future of Travel Keynotes, Transport, Tourism

How should governments plan transport policies in such a rapidly changing world?  Brief interview with Futurist Patrick Dixon at transport summit for OECD nations.  

We need European-wide planning - for example there are 17 different electric plug sizes for electric cars.  We need clear vision with global leadership to generate policies for a better future.  Comment at the OECD Transport Forum by Futurist keynote speaker Patrick Dixon. Need a world-class transport keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

Read more: Future of Transport - why government policy in OECD nations is far too short-term - media interview following keynote at the OECD Transport Forum

   

How to Wow your Audience: Secrets of World Class Communication! World class keynotes every time for event audiences of 50 to 5,000 executives

Leadership, Strategy, Business Ethics - Keynotes

How to give really brilliant keynotes and presentations.  How to wow your audience.  The best keynote speakers create pure audience magic in the first few seconds: a relationship with energises, informs and inspires.

Interview with world-class keynote speaker and Futurist Patrick Dixon. The first key is to really know your audience....

Need a world-class keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

Read more: How to Wow your Audience: Secrets of World Class Communication! World class keynotes every time for event audiences of 50 to 5,000 executives

   

How to make money from Big Data - and why LITTLE DATA is what really matters. Big Data spots a pattern - Little Data spots a person

Technology Speaker, AI, Big Data, Robotics, Cyber

Big Data is used by every large corporation, banks, governments and so on to make links between past events, and to predict future events. Billions of dollars are being spent (mostly wasted) by companies trying to spot patterns in trillions of data items. Big Data is used heavily to try to predict customer behaviour and to target marketing campaigns.  

However the REAL value lies in around around 0/5% of all the data.  Big Data is about spotting patterns but Little Data is all about spotting a person - turning data into real commercial value. Comment by Patrick Dixon, Futurist and Keynote Conference Speaker. Need a world-class Big Data keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

Read more: How to make money from Big Data - and why LITTLE DATA is what really matters. Big Data spots a pattern - Little Data spots a person

   

The Future of (Almost) Everything: Impact on Saudi Arabia economy and business. Global Competitiveness Forum - Saudi Arabia keynote for international investors - VIDEO

Future Trends, Economy, Markets, Keynote Speaker

Keynote in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - starts at 1 minute 20 seconds: use scroll bar.  Global Competitiveness Forum 2015 - covering wide range of global trends and their impact on the future of Saudi Arabia, Gulf States and wider Middle East.  All included as part of Patrick Dixon's latest book: Order 
The Future of Almost Everything from Amazon.

Topics covered:  Future of the Middle East, future of competitiveness and innovation in Saudi Arabia, outlook for the global economy and why leadership agility will be so important in managing uncertainty.  Future of demographics, health, biotech, ageing and the growing global population, rise of emerging markets, changes in pattern of globalisation, future of manufacturing and robotics, future of banking and retail, e-commerce.  Big Data, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing - new cybersecurity risks.  Future of the energy industry: oil, shale gas, coal, solar power, wind power, smart grids and next-generation nuclear power. Need a world-class global competitiveness keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

Read more: The Future of (Almost) Everything: Impact on Saudi Arabia economy and business. Global Competitiveness Forum - Saudi Arabia keynote for international investors - VIDEO

   

How a single 40 second event can change 40 years of the future - managing uncertainty and risk. Strategy - keynote speaker - VIDEO

Leadership, Strategy, Business Ethics - Keynotes

How corporate strategies are being overtaken by events. Conference keynote speaker on Risk management complex in banking and payments - need partnerships and collaboration.

Keynote at client event for G2 Web Services. Boards of most banks are only partially aware of total risks they are exposed to. Just look at cyberattacks. Benchmarking risk really risky. Benchmarking is toxic to risk management – when risk managers benchmark their own bank...

You can also watch the entire keynote..... Need a world-class keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

Read more: How a single 40 second event can change 40 years of the future - managing uncertainty and risk. Strategy - keynote speaker - VIDEO

   

Future of Retail Food industry Keynote - how to create Magic for your retail customers: grocery stores, hypermarkets, convenience stores, future patterns of food buying and consumer food preferences

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

Keynote on future of food industry, food retailers / trends in beverages  / supermarkets / superstores / retail food and beverages / drinks industry / future of convenience stores and specialist retail outlets – Keynote at SUPERMARKT DES JAHRES 2015, organized by Burda Life and LPV Media GmbH . Huge Ultra-HD wide screen was used at the retail event which is why the format of these slides is unusual.


How to create magic for your customers in the food industry. The future is about emotion: understand how your customer feels and you will unlock many secrets of future success. Seven key words will drive the future of food retail and the groceries industry: PRICE – SPEED – CHOICE – QUALITY – EXPERIENCE – INSPIRATION – TRUST. It is almost impossible to deliver on all seven and still make a profit.  Retailers need to decide how they are going to make their own customer magic.  For example, they could go for price, or for quality, or for a combination such as speed, price, experience (corner store), or quality, inspiration, choice (upmarket superstore).  Need a world-class retail keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

Read more: Future of Retail Food industry Keynote - how to create Magic for your retail customers: grocery stores, hypermarkets, convenience stores, future patterns of food buying and consumer food preferences

   

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