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Jim Carroll is one of the world’s leading futurist, trends and innovation experts. Over the last 30 years, Carroll has shared his insight with more than 2 million people in attendance at his events. He is recognized within the global speaking industry for his highly customized, heavily researched, industry specific keynotes, leadership presentations and small, intimate senior leadership meetings.
Jim’s global client list is extensive and covers virtually every industry sector, including the World Bank, Volvo, NASA, the PGA of America, the Walt Disney Organization, the World Government Summit in Dubai, the Swiss Innovation Forum, the Wall Street Journal, National Australia Bank, WorldSkills, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, DuPont, The GAP, the US Air Force Research Laboratory, Godiva, SAP, Pfizer, Mercedes Benz, and hundreds more.
With a front row seat to the high velocity change that is occurring as disruption comes to take hold of every industry and every organization, he helps to transform growth-oriented organizations into highvelocity innovation heroes! Countless global organizations have engaged Jim for his unique insight and proven track record in providing a customized leadership program that will let you see disruptive trends, focus on opportunity, align to disruption, unlock creativity, achieve agility and enhance your speed, collaborate more and deliver on growth opportunities!
Jim provides high energy keynotes for audiences of 50 to 5,000, as well as intimate, customized strategic planning sessions for CEO/CxO, board, and senior management meetings. He has researched key innovation success factors for dozens of organizations and industries including life sciences, health care, insurance, automotive, manufacturing, agriculture, technology, education, government, consumer products, retail, banking and countless others.
Jim is known for his ability to take on unique, highly customized topics for senior leadership teams that align to a particular strategic goal or topic area, including the future of the space industry for NASA – twice; the future of pharma and healthcare for Pfizer in Paris – 6 months before Covid, accelerating innovation in the golf industry for the PGA of America, the future of manufacturing in 3rd world countries for the World Bank, and innovation and creativity in a world of upside down trends for the Walt Disney Corporation. He has developed a well-honed reputation within the global speaking industry for being the go-to-guy for virtually any type of specialized, unique trends or innovation topic. Jim’s insight has been covered in countless global publications, including the UK Telegraph, Dubai’s Capital Magazine, South Africa’s The Star, the BBC, Reuters and AP News, among others.
BusinessWeek named Jim Carroll as one of four leading sources for insight on innovation and creativity, and he was also a featured expert on the prime-time CNBC series, The Business of Innovation.
In addition, he is an author, with numerous books including: Now What: Reinvention and the Role of Optimism in Finding Your New Future; Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast; Surviving the Information Age; The Future Belongs to Those Who Are Fast; Ready, Set, Done; and What I Learned From Frogs in Texas: Saving Your Skin with Forward Thinking Innovation.
For more information on Jim Carroll, please contact Executive Speakers Bureau at 901.754.9404.
AI Megatrends: Beyond ChatGPT - How AI is Redefining Your Industry, Profession, Company and Career - And What You Need To Do About It!
There are several ways to understand the impact of AI on your company, industry, association, or profession. As the saying goes – it’s pretty certain you won’t find your job being replaced by AI, but it might be replaced by someone using AI!
That’s why strategic clarity on the impact of AI is necessary, and Jim Carroll can provide you with a highly customized keynote presentation that will examine several issues.
Top of mind is the impact of ‘Generative AI technologies’ – the fast-moving trends involving ChatGPT and other generative technologies involving voice, video, and more; the impact of productivity, workflow, and other software-based opportunities built on top of these trends; and other new tools, products and search engine technologies. All of these trends will come to change the nature of the way we search, learn, interact, and think. It’s a new era of human-knowledge augmentation that is coming about through the emergence of personalized knowledge butlers; an acceleration in just-in-time knowledge through on-demand knowledge robots; the arrival of the always-available knowledge servant.
Another way to achieve strategic clarity is to go further and consider the “AI Megatrends” – the far-reaching, transformative, and disruptive AI concepts involving such things as predictive diagnostics, autonomous technologies, and machine vision, the hyper-connectivity of intelligent devices, the integration of AI into robotics and virtualized digital twin technologies, workforce, and process augmentation technologies, real-time risk monitoring, product reinvention, and transformation through embedded AI, and so much more!
The AI Megatrends
The end result of both these major developments is sweeping change in every industry such as: changing the way we diagnose and treat medical conditions; how we assess and underwrite insurance risk using sophisticated AI risk management tools; how we manage our march to precision farming using AI-driven autonomous technologies; how we are using AI throughout retail and manufacturing for deep supply chain analysis and inventory management.
What you need RIGHT NOW is highly relevant AI Megatrends guidance from a realistic, strategic business perspective.
Jim will help you understand:
- the AI Megatrends that are already underway, and those that are yet to come
- the disruptive and transformative context of these trends in your industry, profession, or association, based on up-to-the-minute detailed research specific to your requirements
- why the ‘era of acceleration’ with AI will now challenge all your assumptions about your future
the strategic opportunities that exist with AI within your industry and organization, on a near, medium, and long-term basis
- the significant challenges and risks that exist for the same time frame
- what leading innovators and competitors are doing to align with these fast-moving trends
- what actionable steps you can pursue so you can prepare a concise strategic plan for your organization and team
Futurist Jim Carroll will help you cut through the noise and the hype to understand what is really happening, and the critical nature of the important trends that you must pay attention to!
The Rise of the Robots, AI, Machine Intelligence & Other Disruptive Technologies Key Trends You Need to Understand for 2023
The future? It’s fast. It will get your mind spinning!
In 2023, the trends that you will be thinking about will involve 'the rise of the robots,' the acceleration of artificial intelligence ("AI") as seen with generative text and image technologies like ChatGPT and Stable Diffusion, the maturity of industrial autonomous technologies, machine Intelligence and vision systems, digital twin and augmented reality technologies, the impact of 'sensor world,' drones & more. There are a lot of fast-moving technologies that provide significant new business opportunities - but making sense of what's real and cutting through the hype to make sense of the trends is one of the most important things you can do!
There are significant implications to these trends, from very real business model disruption to unique legal and copyright issues, education, knowledge, and workforce skills challenges, as well as the emergence of disruptive new industry competitors and accelerated new product development and innovation opportunities. The scope of what these technologies represent is now increased because the pace of their evolution is now moving faster than fast - and you are finding both challenges and opportunities within your industry and organization in ways that you are only beginning to appreciate.
Futurist Jim Carroll will help you cut through the noise and the hype to understand what is really happening, and why these are the critical trends that you must pay attention to in 2023!
Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity: Leadership Strategies and Insight for the Post-Pandemic World
History has taught us that only 10% of organizations become breakthrough performers during a period of economic challenge. Futurist Jim Carroll has carefully studied the strategies they pursue, the concepts that drive them, and the actions they take to become a success in this complex new world.
It's timely and critical insight! Recovery oriented CEO's and senior executives understand that in addition to managing existing challenges, right now is the time to focus on strategies that align to our complex new reality in order to achieve growth and pursue opportunity. They know that they need to act quickly to establish an innovative mindset with their team in oder to get there quickly.
In this interactive online virtual keynote, Jim provides his unique insight on staying ahead in volatile times. A culture that has everyone thinking about what can be done going forward rather than looking back. A solutions-oriented mindset in which people are thinking less about the problems that have occurred, and more about the innovative strategies that could be pursued. A leadership style and mindset that takes on volatility as a form of innovation oxygen, complexity as a foundation for action, uncertainty as the platform for disruption and ambiguity as the clarity for stifling aggressive indecision.
The Disruption, Transformation and Reinvention of Manufacturing
Collapsing product lifecycles. Mass customization. Digitization, robotics, and the cloud. Design based on crowd thinking. Build to demand, as opposed to building to inventory, business models. The role of the Internet of Things in product innovation as well as manufacturing process innovation. Spatial innovation with advanced manufacturing robotics. New materials and substances that allow for a change in product development. Rapid prototyping, sketch to scale, and agility-based business models…. are you ready for the new world of manufacturing?
While popular media and opportunistic politicians portray a picture of a sector in crisis, smart manufacturing executives are furiously busy with innovation, reinventing their capabilities, processes, and business models using advanced ideas, materials, methodologies, and technologies. The reality of manufacturing today is that there is a big opportunity that comes from aligning with fast-paced trends. What a time for innovation opportunity, and for insight from a great keynote that really puts all of these trends into perspective.
Futurist Jim Carroll takes you on a voyage about the current and future opportunities in the world of manufacturing. Some of the largest manufacturing and industrial organizations in the world have engaged Jim to help them think about opportunities for innovation. Jim recently keynoted the IMX – Interactive Manufacturing Exchange Congress in Las Vegas with an audience of over 2,000 senior manufacturing executives, and the BigM Manufacturing Summit in Detroit, as well as the American Manufacturing Summit in the same city. Jim’s other manufacturing and industrial clients include • Magna International • United Technologies • Camstar Systems • Genesis Systems Robotics Siemens • PPG • Chrysler • Caterpillar • and many, many more.
Jim will provide you with a clear overview of up-to-date trends sweeping the sector based on customized up-to-the-moment research, concise case studies of successful manufacturing reinvention strategies, and a clear pathway into the innovation and reinvention methodologies being used by today’s advanced manufacturing innovation powerhouses.
Our World in 2030: The Post-Pandemic Trends That Redefine Your Future
Years from now, we will look back and realize that many industries, technologies, concepts, and disruptive ideas accelerated throughout the crisis of 2020 - because they played a major role in the rebuilding of our dramatically different future. We will also know that by carefully analyzing the trends of yesterday in the context of fast-moving events that we were best able to understand these new trends of tomorrow.
Futurist Jim Carroll examines your world and industry in the microscope of a new lens, providing critical insight to the trends that matter - and that redefine our future. The acceleration of trends like 3D printing and biomaterial science, robots & cobots, genetic medicine and virtualized community care, resiliency-oriented supply chains and last mile logistics technology, delivery drones and personal space heat tracking - all of which are playing a role in our eventual post-pandemic, recovery oriented world. In this new future, business models continue to evolve but at a faster pace; new revenue opportunities are emerging at hyper-speed as entirely new products are invented and new industries are born to deal with the crisis; entire industries are forever changed as the new era of "personal space" and "economic distancing" came to define all forms of human interaction going forward.
It's in this context that the big ideas are being explored, the bold are defining their future, and the fast are aligning to acceleration. Covid-19 and the economic downturn of 2020 have redefined our future - but it's by understanding this new future and aligning to the opportunities that it presents that breakthrough performers discover their opportunities!
9 Things You Need To Do Right Now: Rediscovering Growth, Opportunity and the Future When Volatility is the New Normal!
Innovating at high velocity is vital to turning challenge into opportunity. Jim Carroll believes that organizations that focus on staying ahead of fast paced economic trends in an era of volatility are best positioned for long term success.
How? Innovative organizations succeed by mastering the pace of the new high-velocity economy. In an era of economic challenge, they focus on discovering opportunity while moving through uncertainty!
In this keynote, Jim Carroll builds on insight captured during periods of economic uncertainty to provide a concrete foundation in which to move forward despite relentless economic volatility.
Is there a future out there? Definitely yes, but a constant drumbeat of negative news can cause people to lose sight of what will happen as we return to a period of economic growth. That’s where Jim Carroll comes in — this noted international futurist, trends & innovation expert spends his time with globally innovative leaders. He’s gained keen insight into some of the key trends which will impact industries, organizations and careers in the next few years to come, in a wide variety of industries from health care, to technology and manufacturing, to the skilled trades. Jim is a passionate believer that we live in transformative times — and in five or ten years, will look back at this time with awe at the new industries, products, careers, and opportunities that were developed.
Jim Carroll delivered an extensive number of global leadership keynotes to major organizations after 9/11, and again after the economic meltdown of 2008-09. He has a proven, battle-tested track record in providing compelling insight and time-tested strategies on aligning to the future despite uncertainty. In this leadership oriented talk, Jim covers the trends that will provide for major growth markets through the next five to ten years; where we will see the emergence of new careers, industries, business models and opportunities; and how a relentless focus on opportunity and growth is directly linked to future success. He will help you to make sense of what happened, where we are now, and what do we do next!
Jim Carroll will challenge you to focus on the opportunities of tomorrow, rather than the challenges of today.
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Accelerating Creativity: How to Rethink, Redo, Realign and Rethink your Future!
We will see more change in every industry in the next 10 years than we have seen in the last 100 as transformation and disruption sweeps the world.
Every company is faced with the rapid emergence of new competitors, significant new business models, more challenging consumers, the acceleration of science a race to the pricing bottom, and a transition to the speed of innovation that will define their future. How do you get ahead? By turning on your innovation engine, firing your creativity thrusters, and strapping in for a rocket ride into your faster future.
In this keynote, futurist and innovation expert Jim Carroll shares the insight that he has gained by spending the last 25 years with a relentless focus on what turns organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes. None other than NASA has invited Jim in – twice – to share his insight on innovation strategies.
Innovative organization accelerates their creativity by turning their innovation engines upside down, focusing on customer-oriented innovation and other unique models. They excel at sourcing ideas from the outside, turning that unique insight into fuel for their internal innovation factories. They challenge themselves on speed by getting into an iterative process of constantly rethinking, adjusting and redoing in order to discover the next best thing. They challenge themselves on business cycles, time to market and more.
In accelerated organizations, a partnership is a key focus, collaboration is critical, agility is oxygen and imagination is relentless.
Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast: Aligning Yourself for the Era of Acceleration
We live in a time of massive challenge, and yet one of massive opportunity. We’re faced with deep and complex issues involving the environment, health care, water, and food. At the same time, every industry is faced with upheaval and disruption. In this context, every industry is being redefined at blinding speed by technology, globalization, the rapid emergence of new competitors, new forms of collaborative global R&D, and countless other challenges! The speed with which these changes occur are now being increasingly driven by the arrival of a younger, more entrepreneurial generation; a group that seems determined to change the world to reflect their ideas and concept of opportunity. They’ve grown up networked, wired, and are collaborative in ways that no previous generation seems to be.
And therein lies the challenge.
Most organizations are bound up in tradition, process, certain defined ways of doing things — rules — that have helped them succeed in the past. Over time, they have developed a corporate culture which might have worked at the slower-paced world of the past — but now has them on the sick-bed, suffering from organizational sclerosis that clogs up their ability to try to do anything new. Those very things which worked for them in the past might be the anchors that could now hold them back as the future rushes at them with ever increasing speed. They are being challenged in a fundamental way by those who think big, and by some really big, transformative trends.
How to cope with accelerating change? In this keynote, Jim outlines his simple but transformative structure: Think big, start small and scale fast! The new model for going forward in the era of accelerating change involves aligning yourself to the big opportunities of today through bold, transformative thinking; the small scale steps that you can take today to align yourself to this future, and focusing on a culture of speed and agility that can help you to get there at the right time!
In this riveting keynote, Jim Carroll covers the major trends and opportunities that come from “thinking big, starting small, and scaling fast,” by addressing some of the fundamental changes that are underway. It’s based on his forthcoming book of the same name.
The Lessons of Powerful Optimism: Rethinking the Future Right Now
We have seen more change in the last 5 years than we have seen in the last 100 – and yet there is so much more to come. But with economic, political, career and business model volatility all around us, it’s all too easy to fall prey to a swirl of negative thinking — with the result that you lose sight of the fascinating opportunities from what comes next.
The best antidote? An uplifting, hopeful and motivational view into the future with futurist Jim Carroll. In this engaging, humorous and yet powerfully refreshing keynote, he takes you on a tour of the trends which are reshaping our world in a great way. A renaissance in thinking and imagination, enabled by 3D printing, advanced robotics, and self-driving cars, space tourism, and concepts involving asteroid mining, vertical farming, and other fascinating trends. An era that provides opportunities for the transformation of entire industries such as healthcare, retail, agriculture, sports, and transportation through big bold thinking. The acceleration of ideas with scientific advancements that are allowing us to solve some of the biggest challenges of our time having to do with education, the environment, energy, and water. A generation of millennials who know that it is a great time to think big ideas and do great things with their boundless enthusiasm and global awareness!
It’s time to turn your mind to the future once again, restore a sense of hope and optimism, and link yourself to the fast-paced trends which energize your outlook on opportunity!
In this keynote, Jim takes you on a voyage to the future, and promises to leave you with a boundless sense of optimism and passion for what comes next!
From Planck Constants to Yottabits: Leadership Agility When 'Faster' Defines the Speed of Fast!
In the world of technology and media, the impossible increasingly becomes possible; the unattainable is within reach, and the imaginary becomes reality before you can plan for it. The world of exponentiating science means that the inevitable march of technological advance leads to the world of the Planck constant and the yottabit - the smallest unit of measure defined and the fastest form of network speed - becoming a reality before you know it. What happens in an industry is which exponentiation accelerates even more? Big ideas, transformative change, and fascinating new technologies that further shape our world.
Futurist Jim Carroll excels at providing keynotes and leadership talks, both for companies in the technology and media industry, as well as CIO/CxO session and keynotes for their customers and their clients. Over the last 30 years, he has been the keynote speaker at dozens of user group meetings, CIO/CxO events, hi-tech company road shows and more. His experience at aligning your message to his trends and innovation insight has been well-honed - he headlined a national 'roadshow' for none other than the Digital Equipment Corporation in 1994! Since then, has keynoted events for HP, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, and countless others.
In addition, he has led CEO level, internal sales, marketing, and IT strategy events for major tech organizations worldwide, providing insight into the disruptive trends, accelerating change, edge-based concepts and science fiction realities that will continue to change their marketplace in the future. His respect is of such a degree that the Consumer Electronics Association invited him to open their annual CEO summit, speaking to leaders from throughout the fast-moving technology industry.
Tech and media companies need to ensure that they have leadership, R&D, sales and marketing infrastructure that continues to align to reality even faster being the new fast and that their customers have the insight to take advantage of the technology-based disruption occurring in their industry. A world in which hyper-innovation becomes the norm rather than the exception -- and standing still means instant obsolescence. One where rapid scientific advance defines the agenda - and a trend that might destroy your market already happened yesterday, before you even knew it had happened! A market in which physicists have figure out how to violate the basic rules of physics - such as stopping light in its tracks - and it makes your own product obsolete. Where its no longer crazy to talk about the concept of riding accelerating Human-Computer-Interface technology to put a part of your mind in an external yottabit ball.
Big Trends in Agriculture: Transforming the World's Oldest Profession
Whether it’s driverless tractors, weed-zapping robots or data-transmitting crops, the future of farming is happening faster than you might think!
Many people continue to view farming from the sepia-toned photos of the 1940s and 1950s. They don’t realize the technological and scientific advances or massive opportunities for international growth. Growers that focus on innovation as a core value will find success; their innovation will focus on the triple-feature need for growth, efficiency, and ingestion of new science. It will be by adopting new methodologies, products, partnerships and ideas that they will learn to thrive.
Jim is recognized worldwide as a “thought leader” and authority on global trends, rapid business model change, business transformation in a period of economic uncertainty, and the necessity for fast-paced innovation.
Jim has extensive experience in all aspects of the agricultural sector. A good example? He was the opening keynote speaker at a conference of the top 100 cattle ranchers, feedlots and stockers in the US — and thrilled the audience with his insight into global trends impacting the agriculture sector. Based on that event, he was then invited in to inspire 500 cattle ranchers — a very discerning audience — with the feedback that “you certainly challenged us as to the pace of change the future is bringing to our industry, at the same time that you inspired us to embrace its opportunities. You were outstanding! Ranchers are pretty conservative – particularly here in Texas – but you were the best speaker we’ve ever had at our event!”
Insurance in the Era of Disruption: The Challenge of Change with Fintech, Accelerated Risk and Hyper-Connectivity
Let’s face it: the trends impacting life and property/casualty and groups benefits insurance companies are real.
The industry is bringing rapidly disrupted by tech companies. Existing brokerage and distribution networks will be obliterated as more people buy insurance direct. Predictive analytics will shift the industry away from actuarial based historical assessment to real-time coverage. Policy niches, micro-insurance, and just-in-time insurance will drive an increasing number of revenue models. The Internet of Things (IoT) and massive connectivity will provide for massive market and business model disruption. Fast paced trends involving self-driving cars, the sharing economy, blockchains, personal drones, swarmbots, smart dust, artificial intelligence and augmented reality will either mitigate, accelerate or challenge the very notion of risk assessment and underwriting! What happens when Amazon, Google or some kid in a garage decide to really change the insurance business model?
What seemed to be science fiction just a few short years ago has become a reality today, as time compresses and the future accelerates. Whichever way you look, all sectors of the insurance industry are set for an era of disruption, challenge, and change!
Is the industry ready for transformative change? Not really! A recent survey indicated that while 94% of Chief Strategy Officers at insurance companies agree that tech will “rapidly change their industry in 5 years,” fewer than 1 in 5 CSOs believe their companies are prepared. Does the insurance industry have the innovation culture necessary to deal with the potential for what comes next? Maybe not.
Jim Carroll has been helping insurance organizations in the world understand the tsunami of change that is FinTech, the impact of mobile technology, social networks, rapid business emergence, accelerated risk, the emergence of new global competitors and heightened customer expectations. In his keynotes he puts into perspective the real trends impacting the future of insurance, offering critical insight into the key innovation and leadership strategies in a time of disruptive change.
The Jetsons Have Arrived 50 Years Early: What Are You Going to Do About It?
We have a new vocabulary! Self-driving cars, 3d printing, crowdfunding, the sharing economy, blockchains, personal drones, swarmbots, smart dust, vertical farms, Internet of Things, cognitive computing, smart factories, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, quantum computing, intelligent farms, smart clothing! What seemed to be science fiction just a few short years ago has become a reality today, as time compresses and the future accelerates.
George Jetson lived in the future, but the future is here now. Take a voyage with Futurist Jim Carroll into the world of tomorrow, today, as he outlines the key trends, technologies, ideas and initiatives that are transforming our world around us at hypersonic speed. A world in which the medical tricorder of the 23rd century is available today, the idea of Rosie the Robot is no longer a figment of our imagination but an emerging reality, and the flying car of the future will quickly morph into reality from today’s fast moving drone industry.
In just a few short years, it will the year 2025, and the world of tomorrow will be your reality of today.
Are you ready for what comes next?
The Internet of Things – Disruption and Opportunity in an Era of Pervasive Connectivity
Every industry is set to be transformed as an era of hyper-connectivity becomes the new norm. The result? Massive business model disruption; the rapid emergence of new competitors; industries in which customers empowered with mobile devices control a wide variety of devices that are a part of their daily lives; unique opportunities for deep analytical insight into trends and opportunities emerging in industries; a reinvention of manufacturing, logistics, retail, healthcare and other industries because of consumers that are empowered, connected, and enabled with a new form of lifestyle management that we’ve never witnessed before.
The Internet of Things is happening everywhere. Think about the video in the context of literally any other industry, and you realize the scope of the potential disruption that is occurring.
The Internet of Things is real, and it is unfolding at a blistering pace. We’re in the era of connected thermostats that link to an intelligent energy grid; autonomous vehicle technology that is self-aware, and networked into sophisticated, intelligent highway flow control systems. A connected trucking fleet that is self-diagnostic, predictive, and built for zero downtime. Intelligent home appliances that link to packaged food products that automatically upload carb, sodium and other dietary information as part of an overall health and wellness program.
Jim Carroll has been talking on stage about the Internet of things since the late 1990s when he began using the phrase “hyperconnectivity” to describe a world in which “every device that is a part of our daily lives is about to become plugged in.” Since then, he has delivered his insight on the topic to a wide variety of organizations: several global technology leaders with a keynote talk on the future of home automation; several of the world’s largest HVAC companies about what happens when a global, intelligent home and industrial energy infrastructure emerges through widespread connectivity; consumer, food and packaged goods conferences about the impact of intelligent packaging. He has been booked by many leading global health care organizations for keynotes that have focused on what happens when consumers start aligning their wellness strategies through their own personal healthcare infrastructure.
The Internet of Things is a substantive, transformative trend that will provide more change in every industry in the next ten years than they’ve seen in the last thirty.
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