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 bestseller 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.
In Uncertain Times You Have More Control Than You Realize
The COVID-19 pandemic has suppressed our positive, innovative mentality, sending us into a primordial tailspin of trying to survive and quickly restore the status quo. The pandemic will end, but is it possible to make the new post-pandemic normal better than what we had before? If we get past the fear of “what’s next” and become anticipatory, using new tools and the power of certainty to create a better tomorrow for all, it can be.
While the level of uncertainty unfolding every day is staggering, and we can’t seem to react fast enough, it has never been more important to become anticipatory by identifying Hard Trends and disruptions before they disrupt and pre-solving predictable problems before they spread.
Unfortunately, uncertainty does not provide the confidence to make bold moves. Instead, trying to hunker down and protect the status quo becomes a daily task in which many leaders say “no” as much as possible, turning inward to manage the crisis in an effort to play it safe, hoping they can react fast enough to combat what might happen to them.
There has never been more uncertainty than there is today, and it has never been more imperative to get ahead of problems and see new opportunities by becoming an anticipatory leader.
The Anticipatory Organization: A Proven Model To Predict Change & Create Extraordinary Results
Based on decades of research and experience applying his Hard Trend methodology to leading companies worldwide, Daniel has identified the missing competency: Anticipation.With his Anticipatory Organization Model, Burrus enables business leaders to separate Hard Trends from Soft Trends. When you learn to analyze and perceive trends this way, it is possible to tap into what Burrus calls Everyday Innovation, solving challenges faster, and recognizing previously invisible opportunities.
Mastering these capabilities will position your organization to be the disruptor instead of being the disrupted — thus creating competitive advantage, and reducing risk.
This eye-opening and motivating presentation will teach attendees the key components of the new core competency—anticipation—and show them how to apply it to their work and life, which will accelerate both their organization’s growth and their personal success. Other notable deliverables include:
• Accelerate your organization’s growth and your employee’s personal success.
Accelerating Growth: Leading with Strategic Foresight & Certainty
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.
This eye-opening and motivating presentation will teach attendees how to be prepared to capitalize on the next wave of technological change and:
• Drive growth strategies from the inside out
Business Process Transformation: The Big Ideas That are Changing Everything
Daniel Burrus takes the concept of looking into the future and transforms it into a new paradigm for running an Anticipatory Organization using the new tools of innovation for driving business process transformation. The Cloud, Virtualization, Mobility, and Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M) are the great enablers allowing organizations to transform every business process in ways that were impossible just a few years ago to dramatically reduce costs and drive new revenue streams.
In his transformative presentation, Daniel Burrus teaches how to anticipate the revolution of dematerialization, advanced virtualization, cloud services, mobility, IoT and a host of other game-changing technologies using his proven Hard Trend Methodology. Additional actionable insights…
• If you don’t do it, someone else will.
Leading With Strategic Foresight and Certainty
Agility and adaptability are no longer enough! Accurately anticipating customers changing needs and technological change, provides the biggest advantage. In times of unprecedented change and uncertainty, we need to ask ourselves what are we certain about? Strategies based on uncertainty equal high levels of risk. Strategies based on certainty dramatically reduce risk and produce superior results.
Strategic foresight is based on the new Science of Certainty that will take your vision to a new actionable level by identifying the events that will happen in the future. Mastering these capabilities will position your organization to be the disruptor instead of being the disrupted.
Accelerating Innovation: Using Hard Trends and Exponential Technology
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, as well as enable companies to gain new levels of speed, agility and cost savings. In addition, they allow us to de-commoditize current products and services.
Identifying and understanding the challenges and opportunities that new technologies create has become a key business imperative, however, this can prove a daunting task in the modern marketplace.
In this eye-opening presentation, New York Times bestselling author Daniel Burrus identifies specific technologies that will directly impact you and your industry. He will share how dematerialization, virtualization, advanced mobility, product intelligence, advanced networking, interactivity, globalization, and convergence can be used to drive innovation and advantage as you develop new products, services and customer experiences. Additional deliverables include…
• How to transform decision-making to incorporate innovation
Using Hard Trends to Turn Disruption and Change Into Opportunity and Advantage
Technology-driven exponential change has created a unique tipping point, one filled with disruptive problems as well as amazing new opportunities. There are many new tools and strategies that can be used to transform the customer experience, grow brand loyalty in amazing new ways, increase consumer engagement, and accelerate the results.
By learning to separate the Hard Trends that will happen from the Soft Trends that might happen, you can accurately anticipate technology-driven disruptions before they disrupt, problems before they happen so that you can pre-solve them, customers’ needs before they express them, and game-changing opportunities before the competition. Mastering these capabilities will position your organization to turn digital disruption and change into an advantage.
• Develop the ability to identify the driving forces of predictable change
Transforming Retail with Strategic Foresight and Certainty
There are new tools and strategies that can transform the customer experience, grow brand loyalty in amazing new ways, increase consumer engagement, and accelerate the results of omnichannel marketing.
What do Apple, Warby Parker, Amazon, and a host of other e-commerce brands that are opening retail brick-and-mortar stores know that most retailers don’t know? The good old days of retail are ahead of us.
By learning to separate the Hard Trends that will happen from the Soft Trends that might happen, you can accurately anticipate technology-driven disruptions before they disrupt, problems before they happen so that you can pre-solve them, customers’ needs before they express them, and game-changing opportunities before the competition. Mastering these capabilities will position you and your organization to turn disruption and change into an advantage.
• How to accurately anticipate customer needs before they express them
Transforming Healthcare with Technology-Enabled Innovation
We are standing at the base of a mountain of technology-driven change within the sphere of Healthcare. 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 accelerate a positive transformation in healthcare.
Understanding the new opportunities that will result is essential in determining a clear course of action. Technology will never replace doctors and nurses, but it will provide them with more data-driven insights and actions. A combination of data and technology will enable doctors to achieve their desired results faster, and empower patients with the knowledge of their own bodily state. Navigating these Hard Trends will lead you to the future of modern healthcare in a digital age.
In this innovative and thought-provoking presentation, Daniel Burrus guides the audience through the seemingly infinite development of Healthcare innovation. Despite the vast resources and contributions to the fields of science and technology, there is still great opportunity in this industry…which also indicates that there is room for disruption. Burrus will provide the concepts needed to anticipate the coming change in pharmaceuticals, medical computing, and consumer health technology that will position you and your organization as a future leader in this space.
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