Dr. James Canton is a renowned global futurist, social scientist, author, and business advisor.
Dr. James Canton is a renowned global futurist, social scientist, author, and visionary business advisor. As a former Apple Computer executive and high tech entrepreneur, he has been insightfully forecasting the key trends and technologies that have shaped our world. The Economist recognizes him as one of the leading global futurists. He has advised three White House Administrations and over 250 companies.
Dr. Canton is CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, a leading think tank he founded in 1990 that advises business and government . A frequent guest of the media, he was named “the Digital Guru” by CNN and “Dr. Future” by Yahoo for his insights. Dr. Canton is the author of The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the 21st Century, Dutton 2006, and Technofutures: How Leading-Edge Innovations Will Transform Business in the 21st Century.
Dr. Canton advises the Global Fortune 1000 on trends in innovation, financial services, health care, population, life sciences, energy, security, workforce, climate change and globalization. From a broad range of industries, clients include: IBM, Tata, Intel, Philips, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Boeing, FedEx, and Proctor & Gamble.
Recognized as “one of the top presenters in the 21st century” by Successful Meetings Magazine, Dr. Canton is a highly sought-after keynote presenter. He has spoken to thousands of organizations on five continents. He is noted for his fascinating, informative, dynamic and entertaining keynotes.
A frequent guest of the media, Dr. Canton has been a commentator on CNN, CNBC, Fox, PBS, ABC. Media coverage has included CNBC, Fox, PBS, ABC, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Bloomberg Report, The New York Times, US News and World Report, CEO, CIO and CFO Magazines. His FutureGuru blog and Twitter followers reach a worldwide audience.
Dr. Canton has held a academic appointments at Singularity University at NASA, the Kellogg School of Management, MIT¿¿s Media Lab, Europe, the Potomac Institute, and served on the International Advisory Council, Economic Development Board for the State Singapore, been an advisor to the National Science and Technology Council, US Departments of State, Defense and Health and Human Services.
Dr. Canton’s Current Keynotes
DR. CANTON’S CURRENT KEYNOTES:
• Velocity – The Future of Business
The speed of change in innovation, markets, tech, business and society is redefining the competitive landscape. Velocity is also creating new risk and new opportunity to do business in an entirely new way where experimentation, customer-enablement and innovation forward ideas are driving success. Find out the strategies of the Velocity Business and how you can thrive in this new world.
• The Extreme Future – The Top Trends that will Shape the Next Ten Years
Based on Dr. Canton’s best selling book, discover the top trends from tech, population, medicine, climate, workforce, competition, energy to geopolitics that will shape the future—and how you can prepare today to meet the challenges of the future.
• What’s Next for Tech: Cloud Computing and Big Data
Smarter, faster, leaner business is coming led by IT. A transformation in IT is coming fast. The next generation of business services will be shaped by Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics. Find out how to use these two massive innovations to establish a competitive advantage in your organization and what’s next for business and IT. Learn about integrating your mobile, social media, customer service management and business process transformation to this key trend. Learn how to turn your info into powerful innovative knowledge about customers, employees and competitors from using smarter IT strategies based on this trend.
• The Mobile Future
An explosion of app’s, devices, platforms and media are transforming business, markets and society. Mobility is transforming business. But what are the implications for your business? The mobile web is transforming the enterprise; how we touch and transact with customers; how we interact with partners and with employees. How will mobile and social play out? Find out what’s next and what the top trends for mobility will be this year.