Author Of The Award-winning Book Futuretainment, Research On Emerging Technologies And Human Behavior Provides Fortune 500 Companies With A Roadmap For Digital Transformation.
CEO Mike Walsh is a leading authority on technology, transformation and leadership with a uniquely global perspective.
Mike heads Tomorrow, a global consultancy. He has 20 years of experience on disruptive innovation and digital transformation.
A futurist and author, Mike consults with the world’s biggest organizations about change in an era of machine intelligence.
Mike’s work and research was recently profiled by the Rotman School of Management. His talent is being able to bridge the two worlds of disruptive technology and business leadership, translating deep tech into pragmatic recommendations for leaders to seize new opportunities, transform their organizations, and change their own thinking.
Mike is a prolific researcher who interviews innovators, scientists, entrepreneurs, many who he features in his popular podcast, Between Worlds.
With a background in corporate law and management consulting, he began his career at XT3, a spin-out from McKinsey and one of the first digital consulting firms created to help major companies embrace the embryonic Web.
Mike launched the technology publishing group internet.com in Australia, which went on to become the leading local technology news and events platform in the country.
He also founded and ran Jupiter Research in the Asia Pacific, one of the first research agencies to track the early adoption of e-commerce and digital business models by online consumers. During this period, he was recognized as one of Australia’s “Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30.”
After his experiences in the Webspace, Mike spent five years in senior strategy roles at News Corporation where he helped shape the digital strategy for both their Australian newspaper and Asian TV divisions.
The Future-Proof Organization
COVID-19 is not only changing our way of life, it will hasten the arrival of a radical new future of work. While for many of us working from home has been a new and unexpected challenge – that is just the start of a much bigger transformation set to reshape the nature of business itself. In order to survive, every organization will have to virtualize. Whether it be serving customers through digital channels or leveraging AI, algorithms and automation to ensure business continuity – we are likely to experience in the next twelve months, a decade’s worth of change.
Not every business will make it, but those that do will never be the same again. And for leaders, now more than ever, is a time to upgrade their capabilities, embrace new technologies, and reimagine what they do.
Mike Walsh’s inspiring new keynote presentation will offer audiences an insight into the organizations and leaders that are successfully navigating this period of change, and how to create a playbook for their own transformation. Becoming future-proof is more than just about getting through the current crisis – it is about being ready for the new world that awaits us on the other side.
Virtual Experience Options – more detail below
- Executive Briefing (An interactive conversation for 5-25 people)
- Virtual Livecast (A high impact, live presentation filmed in studio with online Q&A)
- Studio Broadcast (A high impact, pre-recorded presentation with live online Q&A the day of)
- Digital Learning Series (A monthly interactive learning environment focused on case studies and technologies relevant to your industry and organization)
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