Mike Walsh

Author of Futuretainment and CEO of innovation research agency TomorrowMike Walsh helps to prepare business leaders for what’s next.

Everything is changing. All the traditional industries we grew up with – media, communication, finance, professional services and retail – are all in the process of being turned upside down and re-invented. The force behind this revolution is not technology but rather consumer behaviour. After all, as interesting as it is when things change, the real magic happens when people do.

A leading authority on new media and the digital future. Mike’s unique approach is to scan the near horizon for what’s happening right now, then translate these movements into usable trends. Constantly traveling the world for the best ideas, consumer innovations and disruptive technologies – Mike distills the most relevant insights into tailored keynotes that allow any audience (including technophobes) to not only understand, but also start to influence the future direction of their industry.

Mike has devoted his career to being digital. He ran the market leading consumer insights house Jupiter Research in the Asia Pacific, and held senior strategy roles at News Corporation in both the Australian and Asian markets. Over the last few years, Mike has advised some of the world’s leading brands and corporations. He has facilitated insight workshops and coached senior executives at companies such as Star TV, the ABC, Fujifilm, DMG Radio, Foxtel and NineMSN.

With a dynamic and high energy presentation style, author and futurist Mike Walsh currently stimulates audiences around the globe with his analysis of the latest consumer trends. His presentations blend video, high impact visuals and mind blowing cases of innovation from his experiences in the cutting edge markets of Japan, Korea and China. Whether a conference, strategy offsite or an intimate boardroom discussion – Mike’s presentations will turn the overwhelming tidal wave of new media opportunities into practical strategy. Acting as a powerful catalyst for new innovation, strategic planning and brand inspiration.

“People are tired of stories of flying cars and weird science. What interests me is not the far future, but tomorrow. Somewhere in the world the future is already happening. You just need to know where to look.” Mike Walsh

Programs

Mike Walsh has three core programs, which are constantly updated with the latest case studies and field reports from his extensive global research program. The programs focus on three areas of your immediate future – what’s next for your customers, your company and the world. Each program can be delivered as either a one hour keynote, or an extended half day workshop with interactive exercises.

FUTURETAINMENT
Winning the War for Tomorrow’s Consumer

Welcome to the Revolution. The balance of power has shifted and consumers have taken control. To win the hearts and minds of tomorrow’s customers requires new mindsets, new tools and a new set of maps to navigate the behavioural patterns of a global generation born mobile. 

Based on Mike Walsh’s best selling book, FUTURETAINMENT is a fast paced tour of the latest technologies, global trends, and case studies that will forever change the way you think about your relationship with your customers.

In this session Mike shares:

  • The worldview of your next generation of customers and how they will impact your business
  • Lessons on disruptive innovation from brands in fast growing, emerging markets
  • How to leverage digital anthropology to drive your innovation agenda
  • Case studies and practical applications of big data, mobile and content driven marketing
  • What it takes to compete and win on customer experience in the 21st century
  • Why you need to move beyond social media to building an integrated brand engagement platform

FLEX – Business Re-Imagined

What does it take to lead a 21st century company? New technology is not only an opportunity to improve productivity, it invites us to ask a much bigger question – can we re-imagine the way we do business?

Forces of change surround us. Whether it be generational turnover, the Cloud, mobile work, or the rise of the social enterprise – the companies that thrive in the near future will be the ones that not only embrace change but are the first to break the rules.

With original consumer market research, practical evaluations of next generational enterprise tools and case studies from some of the world’s most innovative firms – you will have everything you need to start thinking like a FLEX firm.

In this session Mike shares:

  • The new digital platforms and enterprise tools that can change the relationship you have with your customers and competitors
  • The worldview of your next generation of staff and the new management styles necessary to lead them through disruptive times
  • The new models of innovation suitable for the current, fast paced, uncertain global environment
  • How consumerization, enterprise mobility and the Cloud will change the way your teams colloborate and act on information
  • Relevant case studies of the ‘winners circle’ of companies who have survived disruptive change
  • A roadmap for your company’s future and identify the capabilities you will need to take it there

BIG DATA – The Big Data Revolution

There is a new war coming – over the future’s most valuable asset. Big Data, once just the domain of technology professionals, will soon be the number one issue for all business leaders.

Consumers are producing more of it, marketers are starting to leverage it, and governments are seeking to control it – and most importantly, business leaders will be asked to make decisions based on it.

The real Big Data revolution is not just about the amount of data that has to be processed, but a mindset change about how data gets used in the enterprise.

With original research, practical evaluations of disruptive strategies and case studies from some of the world’s most innovative firms, Mike Walsh’s keynote presentation will give you the roadmap you need to set your Big Data strategy in place for 2013.

In this keynote session Mike shares:

For IT Leaders:

  • The new mindset required to integrate third party Cloud platforms and experiment with exotic Big Data technology platforms
  • Meeting the challenge of engaging business decision makers to commit to Big Data investments

For Marketing Leaders:

  • How to rethink your marketing based on real time data and emergent patterns in consumer behaviour
  • The convergent trends of mobilization, consumerization and Big Data and what they will mean to how you approach and personalize your customer experiences

For Senior Decision Makers:

  • Incorporating data into strategic decision making
  • Innovative approaches to data visualization as a tool for communicating trends and patterns
  • Relevant case studies of the ‘winners circle’ of companies who, today, are making the big bets on tomorrow’s Big Data platforms

WORLD NEXT – Your Roadmap To The Global Future

Social unrest, economic turmoil, rapid technological change – we live in a world seemingly dominated by crisis. And yet if you look more closely, you may also see a different set of patterns giving rise to new markets, new consumers and new ways to do business.

The future is already here, you just need to know where to look. From disruptive mobile technology from China to India’s low cost business models, next generation mobile banking in Africa and social consumerism in South America – innovation is shifting to a new geography.

How we interact, transact and entertain ourselves in the future will be shaped by a billion new consumers from emerging markets. WORLD NEXT is your roadmap to understanding and accessing the growth potential of tomorrow’s world.

In this session Mike shares:

  • How the Web of tomorrow will be different from the one we use today
  • New markets, consumers and technology trends that will be essential for the global growth of your business
  • Case studies of international companies who have successfully leveraged cultural forces for local market success
  • The disruptive innovation models of your emerging market competitors
  • The new management styles necessary for leadership in fluid, hyper-competitive and uncertain global markets
  • The winners and losers in the new digital world order and your company’s readiness to survive or thrive

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