In his virtual presentation, Mike Walsh discussed how the pandemic did more than change the world, it brought the world of 2030 forward a decade to today.
Just like in 1918, the COVID19 crisis has accelerated technologies and social forces that will ultimately reshape our behaviors, beliefs and the way our society operates.
We are at the dawn of ‘The Great Acceleration’. There is no return to normal from this. This is a new world, and one with very different rules. For everyone in the food & beverage industry, thriving in this new era takes a pragmatic approach to reinvention.
Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing business for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in this era of disruptive technological change.Rather than focusing on the distant future, Mike takes an anthropological approach – scanning the near horizon for emerging technologies and disruptive shifts in human behavior, and then translating these into pragmatic plans for business transformation. Constantly traveling the world for the best ideas, Mike spends more than 300 days a year on the road interviewing innovators, entrepreneurs and corporate revolutionaries to provide his clients and audiences with a fresh and compelling vision of tomorrow’s opportunities.
Mike has delivered close to a thousand keynote speeches around the world to companies in almost every industry. His customized presentations leave audiences prepared and inspired to transform the way they do business. In 2014, Mike was invited to be a main stage keynote speaker at the Million Dollar Round Table with an audience of more than 8,000 people, one of the most prestigious events on the global speaking circuit.
A prolific writer and commentator, Mike’s views have appeared in a wide range of international publications including BusinessWeek, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. Mike’s clients include many of the global Fortune 500, and as a sought-after keynote speaker he regularly shares the stage with world leaders and business icons alike.
Mike previously founded Jupiter Research in Australia, and has also held senior strategy roles at News Corporation in the Asia Pacific Region. He is currently a board member and strategic investor in the North Alliance, Scandinavia’s leading digital marketing group. Mike’s best-selling book FUTURETAINMENT, published by Phaidon was the winner of the design award by the Art Director’s Club in New York. He has just published his second book, The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas, which lists the most challenging concepts facing business leaders at the dawn of the 21st century.
Mike’s keynotes are:
- The Algorithmic Leader
- Designing your business for the 21st century
- Digital Transformation
- Human-centric Innovation