Global Futurist, Speaker, Author
Jack Uldrich is a well-recognized global futurist, speaker, and author of eleven books, including award-winning best sellers. He is a frequent speaker on technology, change management and leadership and has addressed hundreds of corporations, associations and not-for-profit organizations on five continents.
He regularly makes television appearances on the Science Channel, the Discovery Channel and is a frequent guest on major media outlets, including CNN, CNBC and National Public Radio. Jack is also an ongoing contributor on emerging technologies and future trends for a number of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Wired Magazine and BusinessWeek.
Jack is a former naval intelligence officer and Defense Department official. He served as the director of the Minnesota Office of Strategic and Long-Range Planning under Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura. His most recent book is Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow and his forthcoming book is Business as Unusual: How to Future-Proof Yourself Against Tomorrow’s Transformational Trends, Today.
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Custom Presentations for Your Industry and Audience
Jack is known for his willingness to work with clients in order to deliver highly tailored presentations that are guaranteed to inspire and motivate. His sessions are designed to not only help your organization profit today, but continue to prosper long into the future. Jack tailors presentations to a variety of fields, including health care, energy, education, agriculture, finance, manufacturing, retail and investing. Ask how he can create a customized presentation for your organization.
The Big AHA: How to Future-Proof Your Business Against Tomorrow’s Trends Today
In the near future, the greatest change will be the accelerating rate of change itself. In this enlightening, entertaining and educational session, Jack shares insights from his book, Business as Unusual: How to Future-Proof Yourself Against Tomorrow’s Transformational Trends, Today. He outlines the ten trends that will transform the world of tomorrow. Jack also identifies concrete actions businesses can take today to future-proof themselves against “the tides of tomorrow.”
This presentation is tailored for Agriculture, Education, Energy, Financial, Healthcare, Insurance, Technology, Retail and other Industries.
Foresight 20/20 Ten Trends Transforming Tomorrow
The next decade is less than a handful of years away. What might the world of 2020 like look like? How will you and your business have changed? More importantly, how will you and your organization need to change? The answer, in two short words, is: a lot!
Consider this: Seven years ago Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Smartphones and cloud computing were all still in their infancy, and Uber, “The Internet of Things,” and the “sharing economy” didn’t yet exist. Now, fast forward a few years into the future and try to comprehend how accelerating advances in cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, mobile web video communications, virtual and augmented reality, social media, robotics, gaming dynamics, renewable energies, “Big Data”, cyber-security advances and, quite possibly, quantum computing will continue to drive seismic change and deliver paradigm-shattering transformation to nearly every facet of society. It’s not easy.
In this engaging and entertaining keynote presentation based on his book (Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow), globally renowned futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich takes the guess-work out of understanding the near future by providing an in-depth exploration of how 10 technological trends will transform the world of 2020.
The Future Requires Unlearning
Today, we live in a world where “constant change is the only constant.” New advances in technology bring forth exciting discoveries every day. But often lost in this new reality is the fact that organizations must unlearn old, obsolete knowledge and old ways of doing business, before they can seize tomorrow’s opportunities.
In this fascinating, informative and interactive presentation, Jack – hailed by BusinessWeek as “America’s Chief Unlearning Officer”- explains why unlearning is a critical skill for your organization.
Vuja De: A Futurist Takes a Backwards Stroll into the World of Tomorrow
The perfect keynote for any company, organization or association celebrating a major anniversary!
Winston Churchill once said, “The farther back one can look, the farther ahead one can see.” He was right. And what better time for any organization to look into the future than when celebrating 25, 50 or 100 years of success?
Global futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich has the unique ability to use yesterday’s history lessons as a prism for helping his clients and his audiences understand how the world of tomorrow will be transformed. He has created dozens of customized keynote presentations for centennial celebrations as well as diamond, golden and silver anniversaries.
Jack always leaves his audiences proud of their rich tradition and past accomplishments but poised to confidently create their new future. Find out how he can do the same for your organization or company.
How to Think Like a Futurist
The average lifespan of a Fortune 1000 company is 15 years-and dropping. Why is this happening? Primarily, it’s because companies are so focused on the present, they fail to appreciate how the world of tomorrow is changing. Smart companies hire futurists to survive. Wise companies learn how to think like a futurist and instill a “future mindset” throughout their organization.
In this interactive, engaging and educational seminar, best-selling author and renowned global futurist Jack Uldrich will instruct you and your team on how to “think like a futurist” and “future-proof” your organization in the process.
Specifically, you will:
- Understand the trends transforming the world of tomorrow and learn how to become aware of what is coming next before your competitors;
- Develop an appreciation for both why humility is critical in navigating the uncharted waters of tomorrow and why unlearning will be as important as learning in the future;
- Learn how to take action in the face of uncertainty, ambiguity, and rapidly changing conditions;
Most importantly, you will adopt the mindset and acquire the tools to begin creating the future yourself.
Economists are bright, intelligent, well-intentioned individuals but there is one big thing they don’t know: They don’t know what they don’t know.
Take a moment to consider how often professional economists miss the next big shock to the global economy because of an unknown, unforeseen, unexpected or highly unlikely event.
In 1998, the economy was on the brink of a global meltdown because of a little-understood algorithm. In 2001, an unforeseen terrorist attack rocked the world economy. In 2005, unexpected technological advances in horizontal drilling and fracking technology sparked an energy renaissance that turned America into the largest net producer of energy in the world-an event no economist saw coming. And, most recently, the housing crisis and the ensuing global recession escaped the collective attention of every known economist.
Jack Uldrich is different from your ordinary Economist. Billed as the “Un-Economist” Jack Uldrich doesn’t claim to be able to predict the future. But, by focusing on what organizations “don’t know,” he does help them remain vigilant, humble and adaptable so that they are better prepared to meet whatever challenge is coming next.
If you are looking for a speaker to complement your traditional economist, best-selling author, global futurist Jack Uldrich is the perfect addition to your next event or conference.
“Judging from the number of people that lingered to ask a question and the general ‘post-meeting buzz’, it’s clear that your presentation had people thinking. In all honesty, this is one of the best programs that we’ve had in a long time and we’ve had plenty of excellent ones. Thank you for an entertaining and thought provoking program.”
– , Wells Fargo
“Dear Jack: Just a quick personal note to thank you again for speaking to our senior management team. Your words were exactly what we needed to set the team’s frame of mind for a day focused on strategy.”
– CEO, USAA
“Your opening address for conference was the best keynote presentation we have had in years. You were inspiring, thought provoking, motivational, and practical all at once—with a huge dose of practicality intricately added to the mix. But don’t take my words for it—73 percent of the people who attended your presentation gave you a five on a five-point scale and the other 27 percent gave you 4 .”
– , Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
“The generosity and openness you brought to your presentation on unlearning really set a tone of optimism and creativity that lasted the whole conference and contributed to nearly every session that followed.”
– Executive Director, Theatre Communications Group
“Thanks again for coming to SMUD and working with us! At last night’s Board meeting, board members shared that they felt it was, “the best workshop ever.” You are a masterful facilitator! The quality of the dialog and list of assumptions now up for deeper consideration and discussion represent a very positive step forward for SMUD – thank you! If you are thinking of another book – it struck me that you could write a “how to” guide for effective and persuasive communication. Your use of numbers, history, stories, analogies, etc… is masterful. I wish I could have all of our communication staff learn from you! “
– Chief Business Officer, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
“I have been doing professional development for 25 years and Jack is absolutely one of the top speakers I have observed. He spoke to about 200 of our project managers, superintendents and company leaders at the end of a long day of training and everyone was focused on his message. He received very high ratings on our conference evaluation forms. Jack uses humor, facts and creativity to get his message across. This was two years ago and many of our people still
reference his talk. “
– , Kraus Anderson
“Jack’s session should be presented to all Federal Executive Institute students. Change and being able to look into the future (and unlearn) is all around senior executives.”
– , FEI
“Jack Uldrich was an extremely knowledgeable and engaging facilitator. I was impressed with his ability to bring both his work as a futurist and as a change management expert to bear on our regional issues.”
– City Manager, Roanoke
“You were the hit of the show, numerous attendees came up to me and other staff members commenting on how much they enjoyed your talk. In fact, there was one gentleman who came up to me just after the opening ceremonies and said that hearing your presentation was worth coming to the show alone and he didn’t need to hear anybody else.”
– , The Money Show
“I would like to sincerely thank you for stepping up to the plate and hitting the ball out of the park with your presentation on unlearning at our NAPM educational conference … your tangible examples gave our members optimism and ideas!”
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