Mike Walsh

MIKE WALSH

Top Business Futurist and Authority on Innovation & Technology

TRAVELS FROM:
New York
SPEAKER FEE:
$30,001 – $40,000

Speaker fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.

"Mike was an 'absolute home run.' Polished, intelligent and very interesting to listen to. We were very impressed with the pre-event call - we really felt that Mike listened to us and reflected it back in his presentation."

 

NRECA

"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."

 

Foot Locker​

"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 humor 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

ABOUT MIKE WALSH

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.

Mike has been a pioneer in the digital space since the 1990s, running both successful start-up ventures as well as holding senior leadership positions in established media organizations. With a background in corporate law and management consulting, he began his career at XT3, a spin out from McKinsey and one of the first digital consulting firms created to help major companies embrace the embryonic Web. During the first dotcom boom, Mike launched the technology publishing group internet.com in Australia, which went on to become the leading local technology news and events platform in the country.

He also founded and ran Jupiter Research in the Asia Pacific, one of the first research agencies to track the early adoption of e-commerce and digital business models by online consumers. During this period, he was recognized as one of Australia’s “Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30.”

After his experiences in the Web space, Mike spent five years in senior strategy roles at News Corporation where he helped shape the digital strategy for both their Australian newspaper and Asian TV divisions. Directly engaged by the CEO of Star TV to provide the company with a digital roadmap for their operations, he began his in-depth research into the fast growth markets of Asia.

While in Hong Kong and inspired by the dramatic changes taking place in China and India, Mike founded his latest venture, Tomorrow – an innovation research lab focused on emerging technology and disruptive consumer behavior. Always in demand for his fresh insights and practical future-focused strategies, Mike has advised the CEOs and senior management teams at multinational companies including: the BBC, Fujifilm, Richemont, MSN, Star TV, Televisa, Philips, and HSBC.

In addition to his corporate profile, Mike is a published photographer and supporter of the Arts. His photographic images from his travels around the world helped his book, FUTURETAINMENT, win an Art Director’s Club award in NYC. He has also served on the Director’s Circle at the Australian Museum of Contemporary Art.

As a global nomad and consumer trend scout, Mike does live research, in the trenches, with big corporations and entrepreneurs all over the world bringing a truly global perspective to every event.

MIKE WALSH PROGRAMS & TOPICS

New Rules For A New World

COVID-19 is not only changing our way of life, it will hasten the arrival of a radical new future of work. While for many of us working from home has been a new and unexpected challenge – that is just the start of a much bigger transformation set to reshape the nature of business itself. In order to survive, every organization will have to virtualize. Whether it be serving customers through digital channels or leveraging AI, algorithms and automation to ensure business continuity – we are likely to experience in the next twelve months, a decade’s worth of change. Not every business will make it, but those that do will never be the same again. And for leaders, now more than ever, 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 the current crisis – it is about being ready for the new world that awaits us on the other side.

Virtual Experience Options
NOTE: these virtual sessions can be recorded and include a limited license to distribute internally.

  • Digital Keynote – pre-recorded keynote (30 min) + 15 min live Q & A
  • Virtual Livecast – live or pre-recorded customized keynote (30-45 min) + 15 min live Q & A
  • Studio Broadcast – live keynote from professional production studio (30-45 min) + 15 min live Q & A

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 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. 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.

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MIKE WALSH BOOKS

MIKE WALSH

Top Business Futurist and Authority on Innovation & Technology

Mike Walsh
TRAVELS FROM:
New York
SPEAKER FEE:
$30,001 – $40,000

Speaker fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.

“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 humor 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​ 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.”

Foot Locker

“Mike was an ‘absolute home run.’ Polished, intelligent and very interesting to listen to. We were very impressed with the pre-event call – we really felt that Mike listened to us and reflected it back in his presentation.”

NRECA

ABOUT MIKE WALSH

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MIKE WALSH PROGRAMS & TOPICS

New Rules For A New World

COVID-19 is not only changing our way of life, it will hasten the arrival of a radical new future of work. In order to survive, every organization will have to virtualize. Not every business will make it, but those that do will never be the same again. Mike Walsh’s inspiring new 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 the current crisis – it is about being ready for the new world that awaits us on the other side.

Virtual Experience Options

  • Digital Keynote – pre-recorded keynote (30 min) + 15 min live Q&A
  • Virtual Livecast – live/pre-recorded customized keynote (30-45 min) + 15 min live Q& A
  • Studio Broadcast – live keynote from professional production studio (30-45 min) + 15 min live Q&A

These virtual sessions can be recorded and include a limited license to distribute internally.

The Algorithmic Leader

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. 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

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. Mike Walsh outlines the mega-trends 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. 

MIKE WALSH BOOKS

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