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

Trust is the most important thing you sell - health marketing keynote speaker - Dr Patrick Dixon - VIDEO

How to get timing right in business - new products and services.Innovation. Futurist keynote speaker - VIDEO

Sustainable energy in cities: Green Tech - Combined Heat and Power (CHP) vital role. Keynote Speaker - VIDEO

How can I find a great Futurist keynote speaker? Selecting World's best keynote speakers - POST

Five steps to find a great keynote speaker

1. Decide your keynote topic 

Be clear what message / topic / theme you want.

2. Focus on your audience 

What really matters to this audience and why.

3. Watch keynote videos

Look for high energy, passion, strong audience engagement, engaging ideas, relevance, customisation, credibility, persuasiveness.

4. Seek recommendations

Colleagues or speaker agencies can add to your own shortlist.

5. Interview your shortlist

How well do they listen?  Do they really get what you want to achieve?  Are they really going to customise for you?  Do you like and trust them?

Read more: How can I find a great Futurist keynote speaker? Selecting World's best keynote speakers - POST

 

Building a Better Business - Futurist keynote speaker book reviews

Reviews of Building a Better Business - book on business leadership, strategy, innovation, management, marketing and motivation by Dr Patrick Dixon.

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Future Cancer Treatment: expect rapid improvement. Futurist keynote for Pfizer by Dr Patrick Dixon - VIDEO

Already over 70% of new cancers are cured in many EU nations. Expect major progress in gene profiling of tumours, matching chemo to tumour type, stimulation of the immune system to fight your own cancer cells more effectively. Specialist centres have higher cure rates - expect further investment in cancer clinics that have the very latest facilities, higher patient numbers, greater research funding. Expect many cancer therapies to FALL in price as patents expire - leading to more generics and biosimilar drugs at as little as 5% of previous prices. However, expect latest therapies to continue to be very expensive, especially if large molecules grown / manufactured in living cells. But even here, in an average of 10 years, each of those patents will also expire. In the meantime, small things will continue to make a huge difference: 

Read more: Future Cancer Treatment: expect rapid improvement. Futurist keynote for Pfizer by Dr Patrick Dixon - VIDEO

   

Future of Retail in Europe, India, China, America, Africa - mergers and mega scale. Futurist Retail Keynote - VIDEO / POST

70% of UK retail spend is captured by only 7-8 companies. 50% of all EU retail spend is captured by only 10 retailers. The future of retail is massive scale and consolidation - farming, clothing, fast moving consumer goods, digital and so on - warehousing, logistics, supply chains, giant stores etc. Truth is that most retail outlets in the world are in emerging markets where 85% of all retail customers live, and 99.5% of them are the size of a shipping container or smaller, much smaller if you include informal street traders. We can debate about the speed of the trend or how far consolidation will go but Europe is pointing the way ahead. Of course the upside is astonishing efficiency which means lower prices usually, but the downside is lack of choice. Take bookselling: outside of major chains, there are few book outlets today in Europe, and most of them are small. But big chains only have limited shelf space so only a fraction of the 200,000 new titles in the UK each year will ever make it to a supermarket shelf. The rest will mostly have to fight online for attention of readers. Books are one thing, but fashion is quite another. If you wander into Shopping Malls from Beijing to Rio de Janeiro you find the same thing: almost identical chains selling identical range of items. Same in airport Duty Free areas globally. So shopping is becoming very boring - an additional factor driving online sales and further contraction in traditional retail outlets.

Read more: Future of Retail in Europe, India, China, America, Africa - mergers and mega scale. Futurist Retail Keynote - VIDEO / POST

   

Future of Banking Futurist keynote - scale, legacy systems, cybersecurity risks and customer expectations - VIDEO / POST

Comment after Future Banking keynote for Wolters Kluwer in Portugal: Expect radical changes in banking, driven by emotion as well as tech. For example in Germany, % of economy traded online is only 25% of that in the UK because of differences in trust re online payments. Expect loads more bank mergers: only 2 mobile phone operating systems in world; 2 major airline builders; 6 major auto companies BUT 26,000 banks / credit unions, while costs spiral / bank with regulation, cybersecurity etc. Major challenge to mergers will continue to be legacy systems since 97/100 largest banks globally still using cobol-based 1980s type systems on IBM hardware, costing on AVERAGE $100m to maintain EACH, with massive headaches to integrate to or more such dinosaurs after every merger or acquisition. Comment after keynote on future of banking for Wolters Kluwer. Comment after Future Banking keynote for Wolters Kluwer in Portugal: Expect radical...

Read more: Future of Banking Futurist keynote - scale, legacy systems, cybersecurity risks and customer expectations - VIDEO / POST

   

Future of Heat and Power in Cities - how to wean our world from traditional gas boilers - one of greatest emitters globally of CO2. Futurist keynote at Euroheat and Power event - VIDEO of entire keynote

Here is the video of my keynote for Euroheat and Power Congress on next generation green tech innovation:  how to transform heating of homes, factories, offices, hospitals and schools using combined heat and power (CHC) units, district heating units.

Read more: Future of Heat and Power in Cities - how to wean our world from traditional gas boilers - one of greatest emitters globally of CO2. Futurist keynote at Euroheat and Power event - VIDEO of entire keynote

   

How to stay close to customers! Simple step costs nothing, creates magic and customer engagement. How to build trust and win contracts. Futurist keynote VIDEO / POST

Secret of customer engagement.  "Change how you communicate. Phone and email is a waste of time if you want to build trust and be part of the customer's "family". Text really matters - keep really close, share personally, be a friend, become a trusted confidant and advisor, and you are already most of the way to closing a major deal, over competitors who have only an email relationship."  

One in three people in the UK only use phone calls to speak to their parents.  They are most likely to send texts to partners and WhatsApp messages to friends.  Most people find social media more convenient than talking on the phone, yet most companies are lagging far behind in how they communicate to customers and their teams. 

Read more: How to stay close to customers! Simple step costs nothing, creates magic and customer engagement. How to build trust and win contracts. Futurist keynote VIDEO / POST

   

Future Industry 4.0 - robotics, automation, AI, logistics, supply chains - manufacturing keynote by Futurist speaker - VIDEO

Comment at BEMAS innovation / maintenance / asset management awards.

Celebrating improvements in reliability and efficiency, engineering, maintenance. Predictive maintenance schedules.

How to use artificial intelligence to predict factory failures. Industry examples in energy, book printing, telcos. Infosys predictive analytics - using microphones and analysing sound patterns to predict imminent catastrophe and risks on oil rigs.

Read more: Future Industry 4.0 - robotics, automation, AI, logistics, supply chains - manufacturing keynote by Futurist speaker - VIDEO

   

Future of plastics and oceans - what next in global response. The truth about recycling industry globally. Sustainability keynote speaker VIDEO / POST

Future of plastics and how emotion drives single issues, creating people movements and immediate changes in government regulation, corporate behaviour. Around 400 million tons of plastic is in already in the oceans, and on current trends, the weight of marine plastics will be greater than all the fish in the sea by 2050.

Micro-particles are now found in just about every marine creature, as well as in millions of people. Expect thousands of new regulations over the next decade globally, to force rapid action on this problem. Part of this will involve a big rethink about polyester clothing – a single clothes wash can release 700,000 microplastic fibres. Read Future of Almost Everything book extract...

Read more: Future of plastics and oceans - what next in global response. The truth about recycling industry globally. Sustainability keynote speaker VIDEO / POST

   

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