Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the twenty-first century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change. A true global nomad, Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide, researching trends, collecting case studies, and presenting on the future of business. Mike’s other books include Futuretainment and The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas. Each week he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators, and troublemakers on his podcast, Between Worlds.
Author Of The Award-winning Book Futuretainment, Research On Emerging Technologies And Human Behavior Provides Fortune 500 Companies With A Roadmap For Digital Transformation.
Reinventing Leadership for the Age of Machine Intelligence
We live in an age of wonder – cars that drive themselves, platforms that anticipate our needs, and robots capable of everything from advanced manufacturing to complex surgery. Automation, algorithms and AI are transforming not only business, but every facet of daily life. While many fear that robots will take their jobs, the rise of machine intelligence begs a more important question: what is the true potential of human intelligence in the 21st century?
In this inspiring keynote, Mike Walsh, futurist and author of ‘The Dictionary Of Dangerous Ideas’ will present a vivid portrait of a brave new world orchestrated by machines that think, and how tomorrow’s leaders can upgrade their capabilities to survive and thrive in an age of accelerating technology.
Audiences will walk away with an insight into the companies, technologies and global forces shaping the age of machine intelligence, as well as a set of tailored next actions on how to redesign their organizations, reimagine their roles and reinvent the way they make decisions.
Designing Your Business for the 21st Century
‘Most companies are simply not designed to survive. They become successful on the basis of one big idea or breakthrough product,’ says CEO MikeWalsh of Tomorrow, a global consultancy that helps design 21st century businesses. ‘The companies that will thrive in the near future are the ones not only embracing change but breaking the rules.’
Companies built to survive the future are no accident. They are a result of deliberate business design decisions smart leaders are making today. In his ongoing research on the world’s most innovative companies, Mike has organized these decisions into seven strategic priorities – that he will explore with audiences as a roadmap for their own reinvention.
In this keynote, Walsh will outline the mega-trends shaping the future of business and consumer behaviour, and the lessons learned from successful Fortune 500 companies on leveraging disruptive innovation, adopting a data-driven mindset and leading change through digital transformation.
“I was impressed on two levels. First, the content was thought provoking and delivered with a good sense of entertainment and audience awareness. Second, your graphics were well designed and executed. Well done. I was not planning on staying and came away with a lot of notes.”
Jeff Boarini, Director, Creative Services, Operations of McDonald’s Corp
“Without a doubt, Mr. Walsh made an incredible splash in our community. Our guests’ minds were blown – just absolutely blown – by his presentation. It is still the talk of the town – and those that missed the event were definitely sorry that they did.”
Heidi Hovda, CTA | Director, Special Events & Social Media of Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau
“Very insightful and full of powerful content. Great way of engaging people in the topics and I really found the “next actions” as a very useful tool to turn the ideas into concrete follow up to drive change.”
David Velazquez, VP Operations China of Mercedes Benz Financial Services
“It’s nice to hit the pause button and reflect on us as individuals, the industry, and the world. I don’t get to do this enough leading the busy life I do, so your address gave me some reflective time and an interesting perception on our journey as a society. I loved the mind grenade concept, and loved the to-do’s associated with each of them.”
Catherine Vissiere, Senior Marketing Manager of Microsoft
“Great job trying to get our industry to think about people first before developing technology. We are engineers at heart that just want to start building things, but many times we miss the mark.”
Aaron Arvizu, Global Client Sales Director of Intel Corporation