BURRUS |
Daniel Burrus

  • Name:
    Burrus, Daniel
  • Location:
    WI
  • Topics:
    Future, Social Media, Strategies, Technology
  • Fee Ranges:
    $20,000-$30,000

Keynote Speaker, Business Strategist and Technology Futurist

Daniel Burrus is considered one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and business strategists, and is the founder and CEO of Burrus Research, a research and consulting firm that monitors global advancements in technology driven trends to help clients understand how technological, social and business forces are converging to create enormous untapped opportunities. He is a strategic advisor to leaders from Fortune 500 companies helping them to see invisible opportunities and solve seemingly impossible problems. He is the author of six books, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal best seller Flash Foresight as well as the highly acclaimed Technotrends.

In 1983, Burrus became the first and only technology futurist to accurately identify the twenty technologies that would become the driving forces of business and economic change for decades to come. As a technology futurist, he has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of predicting the future of technological change and its direct impact on the business world. As a business strategist, he has helped hundreds of clients identify new opportunities and develop successful competitive business strategies based on the creative application of leading-edge technologies. He is also a contributing blogger on the topics of innovation, change and the future for CNBC, Huffington Post, Wired Magazine and Examiner.com to name a few.

A powerful and innovative keynote speaker, Daniel has delivered more than 2,500 keynote speeches to corporations, associations, and professional organizations worldwide. In his presentations, he blends timely and provocative knowledge with just the right amount of humor and motivation. He is a master at tailoring his presentations to his audiences as he addresses relevant trends and offers powerful, practical guidance for turning rapid change into a competitive advantage.

His interest in research became apparent in his third year of college, when Burrus became one of the first undergraduates in the nation to direct a federal research grant. He has founded and managed five businesses, two of which were national leaders in their first year. As a highly successful entrepreneur, he knows how to translate research findings into practical competitive advantages.

SPEECH TITLES AND DESCRIPTIONS

Flash Foresight: Seven Radical Principles That Will Transform Your Business
Based on his current New York Times & Wall Street Journal best selling book Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible, Daniel Burrus takes the concept of looking into the future and transforms it into a new paradigm for running highly successful businesses that use new tools of innovation for accelerating growth both now and in the future. Using seven proven innovation triggers for making invisible opportunities visible, attendees will experience what Burrus calls Flash Foresights—bursts of accurate insights about the future that reveal new and radically different ways of solving problems, crafting must-have products, creating high-demand services or building new lines of business. In his thought-provoking and highly motivating presentation, Burrus teaches how to Anticipate using the new science of certainty, Accelerate growth by increasing speed and agility, Innovate by looking where no one else is looking to see what no one else is seeing, Engage employees and customers using new tools, and Transform how we sell, market, communicate, collaborate, innovate, train and educate. Using provocative examples, he illustrates how organizations large and small have been able to accomplish seemingly impossible things by using his seven triggers to make invisible solutions visible.

Leading With Strategic Foresight and Certainty
In times of unprecedented change and uncertainty, we need to ask ourselves what are we certain about? Strategies based on uncertainty and hope equal high levels of risk. Strategies based on certainty dramatically reduce risk and produce superior results. Hindsight always brings lament. You can never go back and change your past decisions and actions. Strategic foresight takes your vision to a new actionable level by adding the events that will happen in the future. Over the past two decades, Daniel Burrus the author of the international best seller Technotrends®, has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of accurately predicting how technological, social, and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. Based on his revolutionary method of identifying Hard Trends from Soft Trends, and Permanent Changes from Cyclical Changes, attendees learn how to both anticipate and capitalize on new opportunities, as well as predict problems, long before they happen. In addition, they will learn how to use the new tools and rules of leadership to accelerate growth.

Accelerating Growth
Accelerating growth requires a new way of thinking about overcoming obstacles and acting on new opportunities. All too often, change comes from the outside in, forcing us to react by slipping into a crisis management mode, and putting out fires. This presentation is about opportunity management, identifying the driving forces of predictable change, driving growth strategies from the inside out, and taking control of our future. Daniel Burrus is a highly successful entrepreneur who has founded and managed five businesses, two of which were national leaders in the first year. Over the past two decades, he has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of accurately predicting how technological, social, and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. He has helped hundreds of clients, including many from Fortune 500 companies, to identify new opportunities and develop successful competitive strategies based on the creative application of leading-edge technologies. In this eye-opening presentation, the author of the international best seller Technotrends® takes you to the next level by sharing valuable insights into the opportunities yet to come, preparing you to capitalize on the next wave of technological change.

Technology – Enabled Innovation
Technology is continually changing the rules of competition, rendering many traditional business strategies and processes obsolete. Emerging technologies provide opportunities for creating new, high margin products and services. In addition, they allow us to de-commoditize current products and services. Identifying and understanding the challenges and opportunities that new technologies create have become a key business imperative. Over the past two decades, Daniel Burrus has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of accurately predicting how technological, social, and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. He has helped hundreds of clients, including many from Fortune 500 companies, to identify new opportunities and develop successful competitive strategies based on the creative application of leading-edge technologies. In this eye-opening presentation, Burrus identifies specific technologies that will directly impact you and your industry. He will share powerful strategies to keep you on the edge of innovation, helping you to creatively apply technology to drive growth as you develop new products, services and customer experiences that will propel you far ahead of the competition.

TECHNOTRENDS®: The Big Ideas That Are Changing Everything
We are standing at the base of a mountain of technology-driven change. Technology allows us to do things that were previously impossible, but you can’t use a tool if you don’t know that it exists! Understanding the new challenges and opportunities that will result from accelerating change, and applying the best tools to accomplish your goals are essential. Over the past two decades, Daniel Burrus has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of accurately predicting how technological, social, and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. He has helped hundreds of clients, including many from Fortune 500 companies, to identify new opportunities and develop successful competitive strategies based on the creative application of leading-edge technologies. In this eye-opening presentation, the author of the international best seller Technotrends® takes you to the next level by sharing valuable insights into the opportunities yet to come, preparing you to capitalize on the next wave of technological change.

TECHNOTRENDS® Using Technology To Accelerate Growth
Technology allows us to find new ways to grow by doing things that were previously impossible. Hardware and software have reached a pivotal point, enabling business, government, and education to dramatically increase productivity, and develop new products and services by maximizing the human potential within their organizations. At this point in time, we are standing at the base of a mountain of technology-driven change. Understanding the new challenges and opportunities that will result from unprecedented change is essential if we want to accelerate growth. Daniel Burrus is a highly successful entrepreneur who has founded and managed five businesses, two of which were national leaders in the first year. Over the past two decades, he has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of accurately predicting how technological, social, and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. He has helped hundreds of clients, including many from Fortune 500 companies, to identify new opportunities and develop successful competitive strategies based on the creative application of leading-edge technologies. In this eye-opening presentation, the author of the international best seller Technotrends® takes you to the next level by sharing valuable insights into the opportunities yet to come, preparing you to capitalize on the next wave of technological change.

THE MARKETING ADVANTAGE: Integrating New and Old Media To Achieve Superior Results
Today’s marketplace is undergoing a period of profound and accelerating transformation. The advent of new media is permanently changing consumer attitudes and behavior. The changes are in the early stages, but they are irreversible and are already disrupting entire industries. The good news is that these shifts are predictable and can be capitalized upon through the insights and tools offered by Daniel Burrus, world-famous for his exceptional track record of accurately predicting the impact of technology on consumer behavior and the business world. For over two decades he has been using this expertise to develop strategies that turn change into advantage. In this dynamic presentation, he will help marketers shift from dialog to action as they learn to integrate old and new media to achieve superior results, use the five pillars of digital marketing as a foundation for new campaigns, find new and better audiences, engage consumers with the new tools of digital marketing, and Implement new strategies that can drive growth. Armed with certainty about how technology-driven consumer behavior is changing and what lies ahead, individuals and organizations can gain an enormous competitive advantage during this unique and pivotal time.

FUTUREVIEW® A Look Ahead
Innovations in science and technology continue to provide us with “new tools” that will greatly increase our productivity and efficiency in all areas. Knowing what these tools are, and how to creatively apply them, is vital to maintaining your competitive edge. Over the past two decades, Daniel Burrus has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of accurately predicting how technological, social, and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. He has helped hundreds of clients, including many from Fortune 500 companies, to identify new opportunities and develop successful competitive strategies based on the creative application of leading-edge technologies. In this forward-thinking presentation, the author of the international best seller Technotrends® will offer valuable insights into present and future opportunities that are made possible by rapid advances in technology. You will hear solid evidence supporting the view that change is opportunity as you learn how to strategically position your organization to thrive in a shifting technological and economic climate.

FUTUREVIEW® Shaping The Future of Healthcare
We are standing at the base of a mountain of technology-driven change. Wireless telemedicine, point of care transactions, e-enabled disease management, home diagnostics, the virtual hospital, e-enabled customer choice, e-enabled assisted living, e-communities of practice, just-in-time training, and procurement service providers are just a few of the many areas that can be used to shape the future of healthcare. Understanding the new opportunities that will result is essential in determining a clear course of action. Over the past two decades, Daniel Burrus has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of predicting the future of technological change and its direct impact on the business world. His accurate predictions and strategies provide competitive advantage for those who looked to the future and took positive action. In this eye-opening presentation, the author of six books, including Medical Advances and the international best seller Technotrends®, takes us to the next level by sharing valuable insights into the opportunities yet to come, preparing you to capitalize on the next wave of technological change.

FUTUREVIEW® Telecommunications and The New Communication Age
Businesses around the world are in the process of shifting from the Information Age to the Communication Age. Emerging communication and mobile technologies provide opportunities for creating new, high margin products and services as well as increasing productivity and efficiency within your organization. In addition, innovative companies are using communication technologies and mobility to change the rules of competition, rendering many traditional business strategies and processes obsolete. Knowing how to use new tools to create competitive advantage is rapidly becoming a key business imperative. In this eye-opening presentation, Daniel Burrus the author of the international best seller Technotrends® will share the latest technology-driven trends and powerful strategies for creatively applying technology to drive growth as you develop new products, services and customer experiences that can propel you far ahead of the competition. You will learn how to anticipate the future of technological change and turn a rapidly changing business environment into a competitive advantage.

FUTUREVIEW® AGRICULTURE: Food, Feed, And Fuel
In this eye-opening keynote, one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and business strategists will discuss the driving technology and consumer-driven trends shaping the future of agriculture, and show you how to accelerate growth and profit by taking advantage of the changes industries such as biotech and energy are currently experiencing. Daniel Burrus is a strategic advisor to many Fortune 500 companies and a highly successful entrepreneur who has founded and managed five businesses, two of which were national leaders in the first year. In this eye-opening presentation, the author of six books, including Advances in Agriculture and the international best seller Technotrends®, will share powerful new trends and growth strategies designed to help you more effectively manage new opportunities, and position your organization to accelerate growth both now and in the future.

FUTUREVIEW® The Power To Change The Future You
Why does one company decide to increase marketing, training or R&D budgets, while at the same time, another is slashing spending in those same areas? Most often, the only difference is their futureview – that unique way in which people perceive the future. A futureview that’s based on future facts offers tremendous advantage for individuals and organizations that recognize opportunities and take positive action. But how can you know if your futureview is accurate? In this highly motivating and inspiring presentation, Daniel Burrus author of the international best seller Technotrends® will share the methodologies and techniques that earned him a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of predicting the future of technological change and its direct impact on the business world. Through his extensive research and insight, he will bring your futureview in line with future reality; show you how to manage the futureview of your customers, employees, and all business partners; illustrate how to distinguish hard trends from soft trends; and introduce you to thought-provoking new ideas about how to use the driving forces of change to shape a positive future.

FUTUREVIEW® EDUCATION: Using Technology To Accelerate Learning
In this dynamic and inspiring presentation, Dan Burrus one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and strategists and author of the international best seller Technotrends® will provide educational leaders with new strategies and enabling technologies they can use to accelerate learning, increase staff performance, and shape a positive future for their schools. Understanding what these strategies and tools can do, and the opportunities they create, provides the foundation to positively transform education. Educational leaders will learn how to manage the perception that change is negative by learning to look to the visible future® and strategically position their schools to thrive in the years to come. Through personal insights, practical examples, and research-based principles, they will learn to act on the changes that are affecting their future, and gain a renewed excitement and passion for their profession, while redefining their roles as 21st century educators.

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