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Mike Walsh, speaker

Mike Walsh

    • CEO of Innovation Research Lab, Tomorrow
    • Best-Selling Authority of The Algorithmic Leader
    • Advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change
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In Person-Fee 🛈

$30,000 - $50,000

Virtual Fee:

$20,000 - $30,000

Travels From

New York

The Future Favors The Bold - Mike Walsh

The Future Favors The Bold - Mike Walsh

Future Of Business - The 3 Big Shifts - Mike Walsh

Future Of Business - The 3 Big Shifts - Mike Walsh

The Metaverse Is The Next Universe - Mike Walsh

The Metaverse Is The Next Universe - Mike Walsh

What Leaders Need To Know About Automation - Mike Walsh

What Leaders Need To Know About Automation - Mike Walsh

The Rise of Generation AI - Mike Walsh

The Rise of Generation AI - Mike Walsh

What Is The Future Of Jobs - Mike Walsh

What Is The Future Of Jobs - Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh Speaker Biography


The 21st-Century Business Designer

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.

A true global nomad, Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide, researching trends, collecting innovation case studies and presenting on the future of business.

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.

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. Mike's latest book is The Dictionary Of Dangerous Ideas. Each week he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators, and troublemakers on his weekly podcast, Between Worlds.

FUTURIST

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 digital 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.

SPEAKER

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.

 

 

New Rules For A New World 

The pandemic not only changed our way of life, it accelerated the arrival of a radical new future of work. While for many of us hybrid work is a new and unexpected challenge - it is just the start of a much bigger transformation set to reshape the nature of organizations themselves.

Whether it be engaging customers through digital channels or leveraging AI, algorithms, and automation to reinvent how we deliver value - we are likely to experience in the next decade, a century’s worth of change. Not every organization will make it, but those that do will never be the same again. And for leaders, now more than ever, it is a time to upgrade their capabilities, embrace new technologies, and reimagine what they do.

Mike Walsh's inspiring new keynote presentation will offer audiences an insight into the organizations and leaders that are successfully navigating this period of change, and how to create a playbook for their own transformation. Becoming future-proof is more than just about getting through a crisis - it is about being ready for the new world that awaits us on the other side.

In this keynote, attendees will learn:
- Why there is no such thing as digital disruption, just digital delivery
- Why there is no remote work, just work
- Why AI is not here to destroy our jobs, but it will change them

The Future Favors The Bold

Now is the time for transformational leadership. Customers are changing, generational priorities are shifting, and industries are being reshaped by the collision of AI and data-driven business models. In this new world, only organizations willing to adapt, experiment, and embrace learning at scale will succeed.

There is nothing inevitable about progress. The status quo is the path of least resistance. A better, brighter future is the direct result of radical reinvention, not incremental improvement. Too often we fail to commit energy and resources to the real drivers of difference: projects that depart from the norm, products or services that never existed before, and technologies combined in new and unexpected ways.

Transformation is a path, not a plan. It could be the courageous decision to back a provocative idea from an unexpected source or the recognition that a broken rule might be a smarter way of doing things. It could be as big as merging with a disruptive competitor or as simple as hiring someone whose thinking challenges what you know to be true. The future is not an upgrade on the familiar, it is a world built by the bold.

Based on Mike Walsh’s extensive research into the habits and mindsets of the world’s most dynamic organizations and leaders, this keynote will not only inspire your teams to embrace a new approach to change but will also empower them with a robust set of next actions personalized for their specific challenges, pain points, and growth opportunities.

In this keynote, attendees will learn:
- The bold believe that 'more is different' not 'less is more'
- The bold believe that failure is free, and success is expensive
- The bold have a bias for action, even when the future is uncertain

What Leaders Need To Know About the Metaverse

The Metaverse is more than a gold rush; it will be an alchemical transformation in the way the world works. Over the next few years, we will see a rapid convergence between the digital and real-world driven by increasingly sophisticated devices, decentralized blockchain technologies, and AI platforms capable of generating persistent, immersive, and collaborative experiences indistinguishable from reality.

Mike Walsh's new keynote presentation will demystify core Metaverse technologies and concepts like NFTs, DAOs, DeFi, XR, DeSO, GameFi, and Web3. In addition, with a playbook-style approach, he will provide insights into what it will take to pioneer Metaverse applications, experiment with new ways of working and attract and develop the right kind of talent to help you achieve your goals.

The time for action is now. Every organization and industry will be impacted by the next iteration of the Web and its radical interfaces, infrastructure, and investment models. The question for leaders is no longer what is the Metaverse, but rather - what is our plan for it?

In this keynote, attendees will learn:
- Successful case studies of how both existing brands and disruptive new entrants are leveraging Web3 technologies to reinvent customer experiences, create engaged communities, and unlock new value creation opportunities.
- What the Metaverse means for enterprises and how we work - whether it be personal avatars in hybrid workspaces, digital twins on the factory floor, or smart contracts in the supply chain.
- A Metaverse toolkit for leaders to understand and navigate emerging ethical and strategic issues like privacy, fraud, user safety, sustainability, governance, and control.

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 Mike Walsh 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 megatrends 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.

Virtual Experience Options 

Digital Keynote - pre-recorded keynote (30 min) + 15 min live Q & A
Virtual Livecast - live or pre-recorded customized keynote (30-45 min) + 15 min live Q & A
Studio Broadcast - live keynote from professional production studio (30-45 min) + 15 min live Q & A
NOTE: these virtual sessions can be recorded and include a limited license to distribute internally.

Virtual Delivery Options

To replicate the energy and engagement of a live stage event, Mike and his team have assembled some unique technologies and partnerships to deliver a high-impact online experience for your audience at a variety of price ranges.

Digital Keynote

For clients who want the highest possible quality for their virtual summit, Mike provides a pre-recorded keynote session 30 minutes in length, shot on multiple studio-quality cameras, and professionally edited with dramatic video cutaways and a music score. After screening this video to your online audience, Mike can participate in a live Q&A session. The client will have the right to host the keynote on a password-protected site for 30 days after the event. You can view the first minute of this keynote below.

30-minute pre-recorded keynote
Addresses the current crisis and opportunities
You receive a password-protected video link for one-time use, 30-day archive rights
Mike participates in a 15-minute Q & A session following the screening

 

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