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Mike Walsh

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New Rules To Transform The Future of Your Business

We have to reinvent how we serve our customers, clients and communities.
We have to rethink how and where we work.
And most importantly, we have to reimagine our role as leaders.

Now, more than ever, is a time for transformation.

CEO of Tomorrow, author of The Algorithmic Leader, Harvard Business Review columnist. Leading authority on technology, transformation and leadership – with a uniquely global perspective.

Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. For the past twenty years, he has been a leading authority on disruptive innovation, digital transformation and new ways of thinking. A global nomad from a diverse ethnic background, futurist and author of three bestselling books, Mike advises some of the world’s biggest organizations on reinvention and change in this new era of machine intelligence.

A dynamic and engaging keynote speaker, Mike has given over a thousand talks over the last decade, from strategic briefings for the boards of companies like Verizon and Raytheon, to an employee summit for a healthcare corporation that filled a sports stadium with an audience of over 25,000 people. In addition to both in-person and virtual presentations, Mike also works with enterprise learning and development leaders to create compelling programs to up-skill teams for a world of AI-powered competition.

  • New Rules For A New World
  • The Future Favors The Bold
  • What Leaders Need To Know About the Metaverse
  • Designing Your Business For The 21st Century
  • The Rise Of Generation AI

“A wake up call for us to prepare for the needs of the next generation. I am glad the board of directors attended this session. Thank you.
Ai Yeen Leoh, Head of Customer Analytics of RHB Bank

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

Great – inspirational – challenged us to think outside the box – innovative.
Ravin Narain, SVP, HSBC

Fascinating insights into how emerging trends are going to influence business strategies.
Robin Tritta, Doc & Technical Consultant, Sun Life Financial

It was an epic speech, Mike was marvellous!
Deniz Kalafat Uysal, CMO, ING Insurance

Mike Walsh was engaging from the moment he took the stage to when he was signing books and meeting with our guests. He was relatable and brought humour into his talk that had us always on our toes! Guests raved about how applicable Mike’s talkings points were for implementation into their own businesses and he left many of them talking day beyond the event.
First Bank & Trust

Mike’s session definitely resonated with our partners and helped challenge their assumptions about the future and to “think bigger” — specifically around “how to make culture the operating system” and to consider whether they are “probabilistic” or “deterministic” in their decision-making. Again, we sincerely thank Mike for sharing his insights and we appreciate him helping us to build transformative leaders.
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Biography

Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. For the past twenty years, he has been a leading authority on disruptive innovation, digital transformation and new ways of thinking. A global nomad, futurist and author of three bestselling books, Mike advises some of the world’s biggest organizations on reinvention and change in this new era of machine intelligence.

A prolific writer and commentator, Mike’s views have appeared in a wide range of international publications including Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. A regulator contributor to the Harvard Business Review, his articles explore a wide range of cutting edge leadership topics including data-driven decision making, agile organizations, algorithmic management and AI ethics. Each week Mike interviews provocative thinkers, innovators and troublemakers on his podcast, Between Worlds.

Mike’s latest book, The Algorithmic Leader offers a hopeful and practical guide for reinventing leadership and organizations. The book has been a global hit and is now available in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, Polish and Russian. In 2019, The Algorithmic Leader was selected to be given to the world leaders and executive attendees of the Ambrosetti Global Forum at Villa d’Este in Cernobbio, Italy.

Futuretainment, Mike’s first book, was published by Phaidon and was the winner of the design award by the Art Director’s Club in New York. Released in 2009, it predicted how the smartphone would reshape the media and marketing industry, and the imminent rise of social media, digital influencers, streaming entertainment and the Metaverse.

In The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas, published in 2014, Mike anticipated breakthroughs in micro satellite networks, cryptocurrencies, remote work, digital protest movements, life extension technologies, self-driving cars, drones, digital biology and the commercialization of space.

A dynamic and engaging keynote speaker, Mike has given over a thousand talks over the last decade, from strategic briefings for the boards of companies like Verizon and Raytheon, to an employee summit for a healthcare corporation that filled a sports stadium with an audience of over 25,000 people. In addition to both in-person and virtual presentations, Mike also works with enterprise learning and development leaders to create compelling programs to up-skill teams for a world of AI-powered competition.

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Presentations

he 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

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

he 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.

Most companies are simply not designed to survive. They become successful on the basis of one big idea or breakthrough product – but then fail to evolve and change. One out of three public companies will cease to exist in their current form over the next five years. 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 strategic priorities – that he will explore with audiences as a roadmap for their own reinvention.

Walsh will outline the forces 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.

In this keynote, attendees will learn:

  • How to leverage technology, and data to become truly AI-powered
  • How to make culture your operating system and redesign the way your teams work
  • How to become a better data-driven decision maker, and reimagine your role as a leader

The next generation of consumers will not only be radically different to anything we have known, they will reshape the future in their own image. Forget Millennials. It is their kids we should be worrying about.

Generation AI, born between 2010 and 2025, are the first generation natural born to the Algorithmic Age, a world in which all of their experiences have been personalized and designed for them with data and artificial intelligence.

As young consumers today they are behind the meteoric rise of Roblox, Minecraft, Fortnite, TikTok and YouTube Kids. As young adults in the 2030s, their expectations and behavioral patterns will transform everything from healthcare to retail, education to financial services. This is their story.

In this keynote, attendees will learn:

  • What makes Generation AI so different, and their unique approach to play, entertainment and learning.
  • Life in the 2030s, and what a decade of accelerated innovation means for the future of interfaces, experiences and interactions.
  • The new skills and capabilities we will need, not only to parent this generation, but to engage them as our customers.

Areas of expertise

  • Customers
  • Marketing
  • Culture
  • Technology
  • Innovation
  • Global
  • Leadership
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