Rohit Talwar is a global futurist who helps audiences make sense of and respond to a constantly changing reality and a hyper connected world. He helps clients understand how to respond to the forces and ideas shaping the future, deliver transformational change and create imaginative new strategies and possibilities. Rohit is an award winning futurist speaker and specialist advisor on business transformation, disruptive strategies and radical innovation. He was nominated as one the top ten global future thinkers by the UK’s Independent newspaper.
Rohit is the co-author of Designing Your Future, lead editor and a contributing author for The Future of Business and Beyond Genuine Stupidity—Ensuring AI Serves Humanity, The Future Reinvented—Reimagining Life, Society, and Business, editor of Technology vs. Humanity, and co-editor and contributor for two forthcoming books: Unleashing Human Potential—The Future of AI in Business and 50:50—Scenarios for the Next 50 Years.
Rohit has delivered highly inspirational, thought provoking and humorous keynotes to leadership audiences in over 60 countries on six continents. His regular speaking topics include forces shaping the future, the industries of tomorrow, the future of nations and cities, new business models, disruptive technologies, change drivers, economic futures, innovation, developing economies, sustainability, emerging jobs, opportunities and risks, the future of professional services, navigating complexity and winning in a downturn.
Rohit helps participants learn how to identify the critical factors shaping the future and assess the impacts for their own lives and organisations. He uses powerful insights, case studies and provocative imagery to demonstrate practical strategies and innovative approaches through which organisations and individuals can respond to and create the future.
Rohit is the founder and CEO of Fast Future Research – providing consultancy, transformational futures experiences, foresight research and keynote speeches to leading corporations, governments, associations and NGOs around the world. His clients include 3M, American Express, Barclays, Boeing, EADS / Airbus, Emirates, Emaar, Etisalat, GE, Genting, GSK, IBM, Intel, Linklaters, McKinsey, Microsoft, Nokia, Novartis, Pfizer, PwC, Sara Lee, Siemens and Tata.
As part of his work, Rohit travels the world researching the ideas that will shape the future and meeting the people and organizations behind them. His interests include the evolving role of technology in business and society, the future of emerging economies and industries, the future of education and embedding foresight in organisations. Rohit is currently leading research projects on major drivers of change for the next decade, practical strategies for delivering sustainable organisational transformation, human enhancement and the Shadow Economy.
Rohit contributes regularly on futures and innovation topics to TV, news media, books and journals. He has been interviewed, profiled and quoted on over 1000 occasions by TV, print and media channels in more than 40 countries around the world from the USA to China, India, Korea and Nigeria. These include the BBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, Sky, Al Jazeera, The Guardian and The Times. He is the subject of documentaries in several countries including Korea, Finland, Brazil, India and Pakistan and is a major contributor to a forthcoming US feature on the concept of creating a new country.
Example projects include:
- Future Human / Future Work – Exploring how organisations can respond to the rapid pace of chemical, genetic and technological advancements that will enhance the human brain and body and see robots working alongside these super-humans and their unaugmented predecessors
- Total Transformation – Advising global professional services firms on how to reinvent their strategies, business models, ways of working, cultures and mindset in order to survive and thrive in an era of disruptive change
- Smart City 2030 – Developing visions for a truly sustainable city of the future that will become a hub for groundbreaking developments in emerging science and technology sectors
- Airport 2050 – Redesigning the airport service experience and design to take account of developments in the fields of human capability, robotics, artificial intelligence, smart materials, 3D / 4D printing, grown structures, biomimicry and superfast construction
- Future Airline – Reimagining everything an airline does and how it does it to create a truly inspirational customer-centric model for the future of air travel.