MIKE WALSH

MIKE WALSH

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From the impact of AI on leadership to the mega-trends driving digital transformation, Mike Walsh's keynotes are a blend of provocative questions and global case studies.

The Algorithmic Leader

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.

Mike Walsh's New Book

Futurist Mike Walsh reveals the 10 principles every leader needs to know to survive and thrive in the algorithmic age -  click here for praise about The Algorithmic Leader.

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.

From the impact of AI on leadership to the mega-trends driving digital transformation, Mike Walsh's keynotes are a blend of provocative questions and global case studies.

***Based on his discovery calls with you, and using the seven transformation drivers below as a guideline, Mike will personalize a presentation specifically for your audience.

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The Industry 4.0 Revolution
How algorithms will help us reimagine the future of the office
Forget Millenials worry about 8 year olds
Why Innovation Is A Human Software Problem
To Be a Great Technologist, Think Like an Anthropologist
You will not have a job in five years time..and that's a good thing
The Industry 4.0 Revolution
How algorithms will help us reimagine the future of the office
Forget Millenials worry about 8 year olds
Why Innovation Is A Human Software Problem
To Be a Great Technologist, Think Like an Anthropologist
You will not have a job in five years time..and that's a good thing

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About Mike

Mike is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change. Mike’s bestselling books include ‘Futuretainment’ and ‘The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas’. Each week he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators and troublemakers on his weekly podcast, ‘Between Worlds’. A true nomad, Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide, researching trends, collecting innovation case studies and presenting on the future of business.

Thought Leader

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. 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.

Global Nomad

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.

Corporate Experience

Mike has been a pioneer in the digital space since the 1990s, running both successful start-up ventures as well as holding senior leadership positions in established media organizations. 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. During the first dotcom boom, 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 Web space, 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. Directly engaged by the CEO of Star TV to provide the company with a digital roadmap for their operations, he began his in-depth research into the fast growth markets of Asia.

While in Hong Kong and inspired by the dramatic changes taking place in China and India, Mike founded his latest venture, Tomorrow – an innovation research lab focused on emerging technology and disruptive consumer behavior. Always in demand for his fresh insights and practical future-focused strategies, Mike has advised the CEOs and senior management teams at multinational companies including: the BBC, Fujifilm, Richemont, MSN, Star TV, Televisa, Philips, and HSBC.

In addition to his corporate profile, Mike is a published photographer and supporter of the Arts. His photographic images from his travels around the world helped his book, FUTURETAINMENT, win an Art Director’s Club award in NYC. He has also served on the Director’s Circle at the Australian Museum of Contemporary Art.

As a global nomad and consumer trend scout, Mike does live research, in the trenches, with big corporations and entrepreneurs all over the world bringing a truly global perspective to every event.

testimonials

Mike connected his content perfectly back to our vision.

 

Mike​'s​ presentation was great. He connected his content perfectly back to our vision for the week. His energy and enthusiasm for the content inspired the audience. We conducted a poll using our internal meeting app after the morning session and Mike's presentation was selected as the most impactful by a landslide.​

Sean Chadwick, Foot Locker​

Full of original insights and humour!

 

Amazing!​ ​I have found that some futurists and speakers simply regurgitate other people’s work without much original thought. Mike’s session was the contrary – ​full of original insights and humour – ​it gave me a number of genuinely new insights. He was also on-point during the subsequent panel discussion and complemented the other speakers.

David Wilson, Grant Thornton International

Captivating and enlightening.

"Thank you for speaking at our Ameriprise Financial National Conference. Your perspective on the rapid evolution of the way we interact and live was captivating and enlightening. Our financial advisors and their guests enjoyed your unique presentation, as did I. My sincere gratitude to you for sharing your thoughtful perspective with us." 

James M. Cracchiolo, Chairman and CEO, Ameriprise Financial

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Mike Walsh Introduction

Mike Walsh is the author of the bestselling book FUTURETAINMENT and CEO of the global innovation research agency, Tomorrow.

Constantly travelling the world in search of the next big thing, Mike helps companies understand the strategic impact of shifts in consumer behavior. He has advised the CEOs and management teams of some of the world’s biggest brands – including Televisa, the BBC, Star TV, the ABC, Fujifilm, MSN, HSBC and Roche Pharmaceuticals – on innovation and being future focused.

Please welcome him today as he takes you on a whirlwind ride into the world of tomorrow.

Mike Walsh Technical Requirements

Mike’s presentation uses a heavy amount of images and video, all embedded into his Keynote deck that he runs from his current generation Macbook Pro. Due to the custom nature of his presentation, it is not possible to run the slides from another machine or provide them prior to the presentation.

Mike's requirements are as follows:

  • A 16.9 digital data projector, ideally with a HDMI connection.
  • 3.5mm sound lead to play audio from his laptop
  • A fold back screen (a monitor so Mike can see which slides are on-screen from anywhere on stage).
  • Mike doesn’t require a lectern, and we recommend you keep the stage as clear as possible for him to move around.
  • If you are looking for a walk on/walk off song, Mike prefers ‘The​ ​Smiths​ ​-​ ​How​ ​Soon​ ​Is Now?’
  • A wireless lapel or headset microphone
  • A bottle of water on stage, and prior to the performance, a cup of hot black tea with honey and lemon
  • Mike will bring Blackmagic Video Assist (field recording device) to take a copy of the live video feed of the presentation. He can connect to your vision desk via HDMI or HD-SDI, assuming it is possible to loop out a signal from your cameras.

SOUND CHECK: ​Mike ​requires a ​30-minute sound check - he prefers to do it a few hours before his talk.

Articles

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    To Survive in the Smart Machine Age, Change Your Thinking
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    Welcome to the 'Algorithm Era'
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    The Role Machine Learning Will Play in the Future of Banking

what's new

Out NOW – The Algorithmic Leader

By Dori Weisenberger | March 12, 2019

Futurist and global nomad Mike Walsh has synthesized years of research and interviews with some of the world’s top business leaders, AI pioneers and data scientists into a set of 10 principles about what it takes to succeed in the algorithmic age. Across disparate cultures, industries, and timescales, Walsh brings to life the history and future of ideas like probabilistic thinking, machine learning, digital ethics, disruptive innovation, and de-centralized organizations as a foundation for a radically new approach to making decisions, solving problems, and leading people.
Mike’s exciting new book is the basis of a brand new keynote presentation that explores the impact of AI and automation on leadership and what companies need to be doing in 2019 to prepare for the world of 2030.

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Automation and Artificial Intelligence – Getting Past the Fear

By Karen Harris | March 8, 2019

I tuned into late night TV recently and caught an episode of John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight and found myself laughing – but also listening when the topic turned to automation. He was right on target – albeit hysterically irreverent. In the episode Oliver shares how recent articles and news stories have started to create panic with gloomy headlines such as “Technology is Taking Your Jobs” making their way to the world stage. He then wisely reminds his audience that technology has been shifting the way we work, live, learn, and more for a very, very long time.

With speaker and author Mike Walsh as a client, the topic made my ears perk right up and I found myself nodding right along. Mike’s new book, The Algorithmic Leader: How to Be Smart When Machines are Smarter than You hits the nail on the head in dispelling myths and sharing how savvy consumers and business leaders are leveraging technology instead of fearing it.

The truth is that when we think back even ten years ago, technology and machine intelligence have dramatically changed the way we live, work, communicate and absorb information. It’s certainly changed and improved processes and discoveries in fields such as medicine, engineering, and travel.

As an organization that represents some of the top speakers in the business and connects them with clients from all over the globe, I know the impact algorithms and technology have made on our company and the way we operate.  

What John Oliver gets right – and what Mike Walsh teaches – is that our world is changing, swiftly, exponentially, and across all lines and all industries. Artificial Intelligence and automation are complex topics that invoke both fear and excitement.  Fear for those who refuse to recognize and understand them, and excitement for the opportunities they are.

Thankfully, there are good people like Mike to help break down this extraordinarily complex topic and skillfully (in terms we can all relate to) share what it all means for leaders, employers, team members, and all of us.

Adam Alter, author of the New York Times bestseller Irresistible and Drunk Tank Pink summed up the book perfectly when he wrote, “Mike Walsh’s The Algorithmic Leader is an intelligent and timely look at leadership in the digital age. If the twentieth century was governed by leaders of people, the twenty-first will be governed by leaders who understand the relationship between people and the technologies that define the modern workplace. Walsh exposes not just opportunities, but also potential pitfalls, ultimately leaving today’s leaders smarter and better prepared for the coming rise of algorithms and big data.”

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