The Truth about COVID-19. Impact on health care, vaccines, pharma. Health care Keynote Speaker

Life Beyond Coronavirus. Virtual Event Futurist Keynote Speaker.High audience engagement on COVID-19

Q+A on Coronavirus: global impact - with Futurist physician advisor to corporations and government. Coronavirus / COVID-19 keynote speaker

Why many don't trust government info about health scares, and why most people distrust marketing messages - truth about social media. Marketing keynote speaker

Future of Cars: auto industry trends. Robot drivers, e-vehicles, flying cars - keynote speaker

Future of Marketing - key messages, seconds before start of my marketing keynote - VIDEO

Future of Personalised Mailings. Totally customised high speed print, programmatic marketing keynote- VIDEO

Next-generation print marketing - programmatic printing, integrated marketing - keynote speaker VIDEO

Totally personal books: future of book printing, customisation, short print runs. Publishing keynote VIDEO

Future of Programmatic Marketing. Integrate print and e-marketing. Futurist keynote speaker VIDEO

Feed Your Gut Microbes! Huge impact of nutrition on health and Microbiome. Futurist health keynote VIDEO

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Cybercrime - one of world's greatest threats. 12 simple actions for every business and individual. Cyber-attacks will cost >$5 trillion a year by 2025. How to stop hacking, ransomware attacks, data loss, IP theft

When you combine all the power and all the weaknesses of the Internet of Things, Big Data, Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence, together with 6 billion smartphones, computers and other smart devices, the result is a gigantic range of lucrative targets, and a potential future global emergency.  

As I warned years ago, every large company in the world is now experiencing frequent, severe cyber-attacks, on their own systems or in the Cloud, whether they know or not.

As we will see, over 4 billion people have already been personally affected by theft of their private details – and this is just the beginning of the security nightmare, which will drive huge investment in new security measures by all large corporations and by governments.

Read more: Cybercrime - one of world's greatest threats. 12 simple actions for every business and individual. Cyber-attacks will cost >$5 trillion a year by 2025. How to stop hacking, ransomware attacks, data loss, IP theft

 

Future of Pharma beyond COVID - how COVID accelerated pharma innovation, drug discovery, clinical trials, safety testing, regulatory approvals, licensing - impact of COVID on future drug development and future health care. Pharma keynote speaker

COVID has forced acceleration in pharma drug discovery, innovation, clinical trials and regulatory approval / licencing as well as major changes in delivery of health care. What does this all mean for the future of pharma and health care?  Take for example the rapid growth of "virtual drug trials" - see below.

As a Physician as well as a Futurist I have worked with most of the largest pharma companies, helping them to understand the future.  I have warned for over two decades of global risks from new pandemics like COVID.

So what will be the Future of Pharma beyond COVID-19?

Here are notes on a recent Virtual keynote on the future of pharma.

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Future of workplace after COVID - home working, virtual teams, office occupancy - radical change, or back to normal? Truth about longer term workplace trends after COVID. How to get your business back on track - keys to success in a post-COVID world

What will happen to patterns of work after COVID?  Most of my global clients are trying to guess what their teams will want to do after the pandemic is over.  What will happen to office occupancy?  Will virtual work patterns continue, or will we revert to previous behaviours?  What happens to future business travel? Will today's corporate HQs and other iconic offices become redundant?

I've been predicting global trends for 30 years - and here's a few forecasts for the next 10 years of work...

Read more: Future of workplace after COVID - home working, virtual teams, office occupancy - radical change, or back to normal? Truth about longer term workplace trends after COVID. How to get your business back on track - keys to success in a post-COVID world

   

New therapies for COVID-19. Why treatments more important than COVID vaccines in longer term. Truth about global fight against new viruses

People often say to me that the answer to new viral pandemics is to develop vaccines.  This is clearly nonsense since it takes months to develop a vaccine, months more to test, years to vaccinate the world at vast cost, and the vaccine itself may not produce long term immunity, or may be overtaken by new mutations.

That is why for two decades now I have been warning of the need to develop next-generation antivirals.

We still don't have a single antiviral today that is as powerful and effective as penicillin was against bacteria when first discovered over 80 years ago.

But one benefit of vaccines is buying us time to learn about new viruses so we can reduce death rates with better therapy.

Research falls mainly into three areas: antivirals, immune modulators and drugs to prevent blood clotting.  Here are some examples - this area of medical research is growing at astonishing speed..

Read more: New therapies for COVID-19. Why treatments more important than COVID vaccines in longer term. Truth about global fight against new viruses

   

Future of the Construction Industry, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, infrastructure, offsite-manufacturing, modular buildings, carbon neutral homes and offices, green tech innovation - and Life beyond COVID-19

It’s not enough to create smart buildings that are ultra-efficient to heat or cool.  We also need to focus on how long those buildings will actually last.  My own home was built in 1842 and I expect will still be lived in by the year 2300.  But I don’t know many commercial tower blocks or factories being built today that have a life-expectancy of more than 50 years - and many buildings being demolished today are less than 40 years old.

This really matters, because 30% of the entire energy consumed in the average life cycle of an office tower is the energy consumed in building it, and 10% more can be consumed in demolition.  

We need to see far more life-enhancing, iconic structures that people will love and enjoy using for generations to come. That means regulators, government planners, architects and project owners all working together with longer term vision. As part of this, we will also see rapid growth in repurposing older buildings, refitting their interiors, extending their useful lives.

Secondly, we talk a lot about recycling as being good for the environment. And we will see massive growth in recycling of building waste.  But we can go a lot further. 

The truth is that most recycling in our communities is down-cycling.  For example, plastic drinking bottles converted into lower-grade insulation products.  But closed-cycling is where those same plastic drinking bottles are collected, melted down and recast into new plastic bottles.  

Can we do similar things in construction?  Yes indeed....

Read more: Future of the Construction Industry, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, infrastructure, offsite-manufacturing, modular buildings, carbon neutral homes and offices, green tech innovation - and Life beyond COVID-19

   

"Life is too short to sell things you don't believe in!" - "Only sell to others what you would sell to family or friends!" - Focus on INFORMATION and REVELATION. How to find unique customer insights. Marketing trends Virtual keynote speaker

Why so many marketing campaigns fail. How simple things create marketing magic. Why most people are tired of marketing. Focus on INFORMATION and REVELATION. 

First step is to challenge your own blindness about your own customers. If you have been working in the same company for more than three years you are probably suffering already from an element of customer blindness.  This interview was after a Virtual keynote for pharma executives on the future of health care, but the same marketing principles apply to every industry.

"I wish we could exterminate the word marketing from our vocabulary." 

"Let's forget marketing and decide that the only messaging we will ever give is information and revelation."

"Life is too short to sell things you don't believe in".

"The only messages you should give are ones you would tell your friends or members of your own family."

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Why AIDS is still a major global threat - another mutant virus that jumped from animals to humans like COVID-19. 33 years ago, that mutant hijacked my medical practice as a cancer doctor looking after people dying at home. Led to global ACET Foundation

In 1987 my medical practice as a cancer doctor, looking after people dying at home in London, was hijacked and overwhelmed by a new mutant virus which had jumped from animals into humans, killing every person infected.  That virus has since killed over 40 million people, and we still have no vaccine after 35 years of research, nor any cure.

And now, with COVID-19, the kind of new pandemic I have often warned of, it feels like history is repeating.

I responded to the global crisis back then, after seeing people with HIV die really badly, often rejected by health care workers as well as by family and friends. I launched a national and international agency called ACET (AIDS Care Education and Training).  

This Foundation began in our family home, and within two years had become a national and international movement - which today has prevention and care programmes all over the world, in many of the hardest hit, most marginalised and remote communities - nations like Uganda, Nigeria, DR Congo, Zimbabwe, India, Thailand, Belarus, Ukraine, Czeck Republic, Slovakia - as well as UK and Republic of Ireland.

These programmes have delivered health promotion / education globally with total attendance in High School classes alone exceeding 7 million, tens of thousands receiving care - in their homes, in clinics and so on.  Other programme are reaching pregnant women, saving the lives of their babies, educating commercial sex workers, and helping drug users to life healthier lives, and so on.

Join my family in making a donation to ACET today.

Read more: Why AIDS is still a major global threat - another mutant virus that jumped from animals to humans like COVID-19. 33 years ago, that mutant hijacked my medical practice as a cancer doctor looking after people dying at home. Led to global ACET Foundation

   

Who will really work in Offices after COVID? Why physical meetings will still matter, face-to-face deal-making and change management, impact on office size and occupancy, future of virtual teams and global events

Over the past few months / years I have delivered a large number of virtual keynotes for global corporations, with up to 800,000 on a single live event  - and everyone is now asking about the same thing.  

What is the future of offices?  Will people go back to commuting to work, or remain virtual working most of the time?  How much office space will we need post-COVID?  And what will happen to corporate events?

I have been forecasting global trends for over 25 years now, working with hundreds of the world's largest corporations, and history shows that most major events turn out to have smaller long term significance than people usually think at the time.

Most debates about the future in board meetings are NOT about what is going to happen, which is usually obvious to those in a particular industry, but are issues of timing - by when. So what does all this mean for human resources, leadership development, change management, virtual working, distance learning, agile decision-making?

Read more: Who will really work in Offices after COVID? Why physical meetings will still matter, face-to-face deal-making and change management, impact on office size and occupancy, future of virtual teams and global events

   

More to Life than COVID-19. Why most megatrends are NOT radically impacted by Coronavirus / COVID-19. Future impact of COVID-19 on industry strategy and wider world

Here is the truth about the longer term impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. I have been forecasting global trends for over 25 years, with a strong track record of proven results, advising over 400 of the world's largest multinationals, in every industry, across every region, often sharing platforms with their CEOs at their most important events.  And I also warned many times of new global pandemics like COVID-19.

It's easy to get carried away by sensationalist headlines, and to imagine that life on earth will never be the same again, that COVID-19 will permanently reshape our whole world, causing revolutions in every industry and nation. But the reality is likely to be rather different...

Read more: More to Life than COVID-19. Why most megatrends are NOT radically impacted by Coronavirus / COVID-19. Future impact of COVID-19 on industry strategy and wider world

   

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