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Daniel Burrus          

Technology Futurist and Business Strategist

Daniel Burrus is considered one of the world’s leading futurists on global trends and innovation. The New York Times has referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker.

He is a strategic advisor to executives from Fortune 500 companies, helping them to develop game-changing strategies based on his proven methodologies for capitalizing on technology innovations and their future impact. His client list includes companies such as Microsoft, GE, American Express, Google, Toshiba, Procter & Gamble, Honda and IBM.

He is also a featured writer on the topics of innovation, change and the future for CNBC, The Huffington Post and Wired magazine to name a few.

He has been the featured subject of several PBS television specials and has appeared on programs such as CNN, FOX Business and Bloomberg, and is quoted in a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Fortune and Forbes.

He has founded six businesses, four of which were national leaders in the United States in the first year. He is the CEO of Burrus Research, a research and consulting firm that monitors global advancements in technology driven trends to help clients profit from technological, social and business forces that are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities.

His accurate predictions date back to the early 1980s where he became the first and only futurist to accurately identify the twenty technologies that would become the driving force of business and economic change for decades to come. Since then, he has continued to establish a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of predicting the future of technology driven change and its direct impact on the business world.

Speech Topics


Flash Foresight: Seven Radical Principles That Will Transform Your Business

Based on his current New York Times & Wall Street Journal best selling book Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible, Daniel Burrus takes the concept of looking into the future and transforms it into a new paradigm for running highly successful businesses that use new tools of innovation for accelerating growth both now and in the future. Using seven proven innovation triggers for making invisible opportunities visible, attendees will experience what Burrus calls Flash Foresights—bursts of accurate insights about the future that reveal new and radically different ways of solving problems, crafting must-have products, creating high-demand services or building new lines of business. In his thought-provoking and highly motivating presentation, Burrus teaches how to Anticipate using the new science of certainty, Accelerate growth by increasing speed and agility, Innovate by looking where no one else is looking to see what no one else is seeing, Engage employees and customers using new tools, and Transform how we sell, market, communicate, collaborate, innovate, train and educate. Using provocative examples, he illustrates how organizations large and small have been able to accomplish seemingly impossible things by using his seven triggers to make invisible solutions visible.

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 Daniel Burrus is a highly successful entrepreneur who has founded and managed six businesses, three of which were national leaders in the first year. For over a quarter century, he has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of accurately predicting how technological, social, and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. In this eye-opening and motivating presentation, the author of six books, including The New York Times & Wall Street Journal best selling book Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible and the international best seller Technotrends, takes you to the next level by sharing valuable insights into the opportunities yet to come, preparing you to capitalize on the next wave of technological change.

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.

Key Takeaways: 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… • Accelerate growth by gaining new levels of agility and speed • The power of data-infused internal processes • Identifying cutting-edge utilities to transform functionality • Transform the underlying business processes of how you sell, market, communicate, collaborate, innovate, train and educate. • If you don’t do it, someone else will.

Technology-Enabled Innovation: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage

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. In this eye-opening presentation, New York Times best selling 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.

Daniel Burrus is a highly successful entrepreneur who has founded and managed six businesses, three of which were national leaders in the first year. Over the past quarter century, he has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of accurately predicting how technological, social, and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities.

Transforming How We Market and Sell: See the Invisible to do the Impossible

What if you could have the foresight to see invisible opportunities before anyone else, including your competition? What if you were certain enough about the future to re-invent and re-position your retail business now, before it’s too late? What if you could skip your biggest problems and move forward quickly? Sound impossible? It isn’t! Daniel Burrus has been helping Fortune 500 executives from companies such as Lever Brothers, Lexus, Miller Coors, Cadbury Schweppes, Kellogg’s, General Mills, GE, American Express, Google, Toshiba, Procter & Gamble, and Honda to see invisible opportunities and solve seemingly impossible problems. In this highly insightful and motivating presentation, Daniel Burrus will help you to see both the forces that are driving the transformation of marketing and retail and how to use those forces to drive innovation and growth.

Daniel Burrus is a highly successful entrepreneur who has founded and managed six successful businesses, he is the author of six books including his current New York Times & Wall Street Journal best selling book Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible and the international best sellerTechnotrends,and is considered one of the world’s leading technology trend forecasters. The New York Times has referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker.

The Seven Pillars of Digital Marketing

Today’s marketplace is undergoing a period of profound and accelerating transformation, with the advent of new media permanently changing consumer attitudes and behavior. The changes are in the early stages, but they are irreversible and are already disrupting entire industries. The good news is that these shifts are predictable and can be capitalized upon through the insights and tools offered by New York Times best selling author Daniel Burrus, world-famous for his exceptional track record of accurately predicting the impact of technology-driven trends on consumer behavior and the business world.

For over a quarter century Daniel Burrus has been using his expertise to develop strategies that turn change into advantage. In this dynamic and motivating presentation, he will help marketers learn to use the Seven Pillars of digital marketing as a foundation for new campaigns, use advanced social media techniques to create dialog and desired actions, integrate old and new media to achieve superior results, find new and better audiences, engage consumers with the new mobile tools of digital marketing, and implement new strategies that can accelerate growth. His Seven Pillar strategies have been producing major results and awards. For example, by using his Seven Pillar strategies, a number of his consulting clients have been one of the top three winners of the international ad awards in Cannes, France. Armed with certainty about how technology-driven consumer behavior is changing and what lies ahead, individuals and organizations can gain an enormous competitive advantage during this unique and pivotal time.

Transforming Healthcare with Technology-Enabled Innovation

We are standing at the base of a mountain of technology-driven change. 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.

Over the past quarter century, Daniel Burrus has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of accurately predicting how technological, social, and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. In this eye-opening and motivating presentation, the author of six books, including the New York Times & Wall Street Journal best selling book Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible and the international best seller Technotrends, takes us to the next level of understanding and action by sharing valuable insights into the opportunities to transform both business processes and the delivery of healthcare by using new tools.

Transforming Education: Using Technology To Accelerate Learning

In this dynamic and inspiring presentation, one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and strategists will provide educational leaders with new strategies and enabling technologies they can use to accelerate learning, increase staff performance, and shape a positive future for their schools. Understanding what these strategies and tools can do, and the opportunities they create, provides the foundation to positively transform education. Educational leaders will learn how to manage the perception that change is negative by learning to use certainty and new tools to strategically position their schools to thrive in the years to come. Through personal insights, practical examples, and research-based principles, attendees will learn to act on the changes that are affecting the future of education and gain a renewed excitement and passion for the contribution they can make, all while redefining their roles as 21st century educators.

Daniel Burrus is a highly successful entrepreneur who has founded and managed six successful businesses, is the author of six books including the New York Times & Wall Street Journal best selling book Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible and the international best sellerTechnotrends, and is considered one of the world’s leading technology trend forecasters. The New York Times has referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker.

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.

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