Top Innovation and Futurist Speaker, Bestselling Author, Creator of the "Disruptive Future” blog, and IoT Expert

Mike Walsh
Speaking Fee: $30,000 to $50,000

Travels From: YYC

Primary Topic Category: Futurists


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Mike Walsh At A Glance:

Mike designs companies for the 21st century. With an engaging blend of case studies, global perspectives and cutting-edge research, Mike’s original insights help business leaders understand and unleash their future potential. Mike Walsh presents 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.

Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. A global nomad, futurist and author of the bestselling book, The Algorithmic Leader, he advises some of the world’s biggest organizations on digital transformation and disruptive innovation 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 Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. Each week he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators and troublemakers on his podcast, ‘Between Worlds’.

His latest book, The Algorithmic Leader: How to be smart when machines are smarter than you, offers a hopeful and practical guide for reinventing leadership and organizations. Mike’s other books include Futuretainment (winner of the design award by the Art Director’s Club in New York), published by Phaidon, and The Dictionary Of Dangerous Ideas.

Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide: researching trends, collecting case studies and presenting on the future of business and leadership.

  • 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 Algorithmic Leader, "The Dictionary Of Dangerous Ideas" and "Futuretainment" 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.
  • 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 behavior, 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.
  • Interactive Workshop

    The online summit is a collaborative virtual event designed for small groups, leadership teams and company boards. Mike will present the group with stimulating insights, case studies and frameworks relevant to their strategic issues and then lead a moderated discussion between participants. The event can be recorded by the client for internal reference and wider distribution to those not able to be present at the summit.
  • Virtual Livecast

    Mike's virtual livecast experience will offer your audience a seamless blend of content, insight and interactivity. Using a green screen in his studio, a high definition image of Mike is inserted on animated background slides to create an impactful presentation for viewers that is more engaging than a typical webinar where the speaker is just a small square in the corner of the screen. No technology on the client side is required other than sharing a password-protected link to your audience.
  • Digital Learning Series

    For clients looking to immerse their teams or partners in a longer form, interactive learning environment, Mike will co-create with you a tailored program involving multiple topic modules, group exercises and workshops. You can either incorporate Mike's topic modules into your existing learning management system, or otherwise work with our team using our own collaboration platform. For example, an ideal use of the Digital Learning Series is a monthly briefing and workshop on how some of the world's leading organizations are transforming through the current crisis, and what learnings and technologies can be applied in your own teams
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 humor – ​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

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​

Mike's session definitely resonated with our partners and helped challenge their assumptions about the future and to “think bigger”.

— EY Inclusiveness Leadership Program

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Critical Horizons: Mike Walsh on The True Potential Of Human Intelligence

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