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Mike Walsh

A Leading Authority on the Digital Future; Bestselling Author of FUTURETAINMENT; CEO of innovation research lab Tomorrow

Travels From:
New York
Fee Range:
$25,000 - $40,000

Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing business for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in this era of disruptive technological change.

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Bio

Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing business for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in this era of disruptive technological change. 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. He is currently a board member and strategic investor in the North Alliance, Scandinavia’s leading digital marketing group. 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.

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 business transformation. A prolific winter and commentator, Mike’s views have appeared in a wide range of international publications including BusinessWeek, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.

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.

Speech Topics

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 Dictionary Of Dangerous Ideas’ 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.


The companies that thrive in the near future will be the ones that not only embrace change but are the first to break the rules. If you could start with a clean sheet of paper, how would you design your company? Should your youngest staff member be making coffee or running your R&D team? Is Big Data something for your IT department to worry about, or a weapon to be wielded by your management team? Do you ban social networks or use them to collaborate more effectively?


Most companies are simply not designed to survive. They become successful on the basis of one big idea or breakthrough product. That early success then becomes a rigid code, and as customer habits and markets change, many fail to see that everything that made them successful is exactly what will destroy them later.


Based on interviews with you and your choices on the 7 strategic priorities, Mike will cover a range of thought provoking issues including:



  • How your future customers will think, talk and transact.

  • Lessons on disruptive innovation from fast growing,emerging markets.

  • How to leverage enterprise social networks to solve real business problems.

  • What it takes to recruit, retain and motivate tomorrow’s employees.

  • How to apply speed, agility and the new lean IT mindset to your technology teams.

  • Hacking your corporate culture to transform employee engagement.

  • Why the multicultural web of tomorrow will be different from the one we use today.

  • Identifying the critical data pivots in your business, the real-time numbers no leader can afford to ignore.


Mike’s talk, “Designing Your Business for the 21st Century”, will be tailored around your choices of the 7 strategic priorities outlined below.

The Seven Strategic Priorities for 21st Century Business Design

Smart leaders realize that the future of their company depends on business design decisions that must be made today. In his ongoing research on the world’s most innovative companies, Mike has categorized those decisions into seven strategic priorities.


When you engage Mike as your keynote speaker, he will work with you to select the strategic priorities most relevant to your future roadmap. Then, during his research phase, he will conduct in-depth interviews with your team, clients or top performers in your industry inorder to identify specific case studies that will resonate with your audience.


The seven strategic priorities are as follows:

1. People – engaging the next generation of customers and co-workers.

2. Marketing – figuring out the new marketing model.

3. Culture – understanding ‘Network Capital’ andtoday’s employee engagement crisis.

4. Technology – re-imagining the role of IT in the enterprise.

5. Innovation – exploring new frameworks for disruptive thinking.

6. Global – building your business to world scale.

7. Leadership – becoming a data-driven leader.


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EDITOR’S CHOICE

  • "Walsh makes sense of the future in a way that is fun, practical and necessary…"

  • "Mike Walsh has always impressed me as one of the brightest young Internet entrepreneurs."

  • "He's a powerful & eloquent public speaker…and a finely tuned insight into emerging trends in the digital world."

  • "Mike is highly inquisitive and original, not only in his thinking but also in his presentation, taking complex issues and turning them into simple and digestible themes."

  • "Mike is very valuable at helping challenge whatever your conventional wisdom is and in setting out a clear set of views on how things might shape in months and years to come. I recommend him highly."

  • "[Mike's] expert presentation on technological innovation was an ideal contribution to the opening session...and [his] insights were helpful in our deliberations on future strategies for the ABC."