Futurist Jim Carroll
Trends & Innovation Expert
Author & Keynote Speaker
“I help CEOs, senior executives, and association
leaders achieve their strategic objectives by
aligning them to a disruptive, accelerating future.
It’s powerful leadership insight based on detailed,
specific industry trends – delivered within a fast-paced
keynote with a compelling motivational style!”
– Jim Carroll
“We invited Jim in to give us an assessment of how our industry will change over the next 10 years. We have never seen a more compelling, concise – and motivating – assessment!”
“Wow! That’s all I can say. Thank you for coming in on short notice, and thank you for providing one of the most concise overviews of the future of the broadcasting industries that I have ever seen!”
“On behalf of the entire Innovative Technology Partnerships Office, thank you for your engaging and thought-provoking presentation at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. From the feedback we have received, the event was a great success. Thank you for sharing your insight and expertise with us!”
“We were extremely pleased with Jim’s presentation… the content was bang-on and would hopefully prompt people to think about the rapidity of change going on in our world! Jim’s storytelling approach really helps to get his points across! He did a great job!”
“An amazing ability to put into perspective the trends and reality of the transformation of the transportation industry. We’ve heard a lot of speakers on the hype involving the industry, but have never seen one put into perspective the future in such a fun,motivating but most important, strategic fashion. Extremely well done!!”
“An outstanding presentation for an industry and association that falls on its traditions so often. We learned that our tradition should not be something that holds us back, but rather the launching pad for innovation for the future. Thanks Jim for your thought provoking presentation!”
“Absolutely stunning. We know that retail and consumer behaviour is changing fast, but you really put into perspective with detailed insight – it’s obvious you did your homework. Not to mention that you inspired, motivate and energized those in the audience — all while ensuring they had a good laugh early in the morning. The best speaker we have ever had!”
“A stunning keynote with extremely powerful insight. Humour, energy, deep research and relevant content for our audience. We loved him!”
“Revenue reinvention. The acceleration of science. The transformation of industry. Every industry becomes a tech industry. Moore’s law dominates. I could barely keep up with the blistering pace of the change that is coming at us. You identified in a concise manner what we need to be focused on – and what we need to do about it!!”
“We said we needed someone special to speak at our 100th anniversary dinner in Tokyo, and you delivered! The effort you put into preparing for your talk showed once you took the stage – and you commanded the room. We’ve worked with a lot of speakers over the years, but you certainly have something special.”
“Jim , I’ve never seen a more powerful speaker on trends and disruption. Your use of stories, detailed research, captivating stage presentation style with humour and motivational guidance – you had it all! People need to see you!”
“Great presentation, great perspective, EXCELLENT on all accounts.” “Outstanding. Very thought provoking which I believe was the intent” “It takes a lot to impress an astronaut. And I’m impressed! Thought provoking!” “I resonated with this speaker; it’s very hard, NASA needs more of this kind of attitude to more readily accept changes to explore/exploit opportunities”
“Jim, not many people can come into a room full of lawyers and hold their attention, but you did. And your unique views on the ‘future of risk’ was a sobering reality check for these folks. You gave them both a realistic view of what they face in the future as well as practical insight as to what they should do about it.”
“I have been working with Jim for the past four years, and, without question, he is one of the most dynamic speakers and professional partners I’ve ever come across. Our audiences (internal and external) love him, and he works wonderfully with our customers ….I’m willing to bet your first experience will lead to many, many more, as it has with SAP. I wish you the best with him …. book him before someone else does!”
“We thought Jim was amazing – just the positive message we wanted to leave folks with!”
“Stunning – captivating – challenging! You really got our global franchisees thinking about the fast future — I’m not sure if they will ever view the future in the same way!”
“Wow! We thought we needed good insight into how we might be impacted by rapid changes in the business environment and consumer behaviour. We got more than we bargained for – not only concise details on key trends, but workable action plans as well. Jim really did his research for our event!”
“You were superb! As we make changes your message could not have come at a better time. This group likes tradition but unfortunately that often gets in the way of moving forward. Thank you again for reminding us that our greater responsibility is to the future!”
“Wow! So much insight in such a fast moving dynamic presentation. Everything you covered gave our top global leadership a lot of think about in terms of the trends which are changing our world!”
“Jim, you definitely took us into the future. Your masterful method to combine the humour of your observations about the Jetsons, combined with real fast-moving trends was absolutely spot on. Our audience of key customers loved you!”
“Wow! That was wild! 3 times wow! Your take on disruption, change and opportunity was spot on, and just what we needed for our largest event of the year!”
“We wanted to open our energy conference with some really challenging insight. You took our group beyond that and delivered in a really compelling way – with a lot of humour and unconstrained energy to boot.”
“You get it. You got it. Thanks for getting us thinking about the scope and challenge and what comes next!”
“The feedback was incredible – what a home run! Everyone was raving about the energy, insight, motivation and compelling message. If the future is fast, we’ll be hurrying it up!”
“Simply stunned. We wanted a keynote that would challenge us on branding, accelerated product innovation, fast consumer trends and more – and you delivered! Thank you so much!!!!”
ABOUT JIM CARROLL
Jim is the world’s leading global futurist, keynote speaker, business trends, and transformation expert, recognized worldwide for his compelling motivational style, delivered on stage or via his world-class virtual broadcast studio.
In his 30-year career as a speaker, Jim has shared his insight with over 2 million people worldwide, providing guidance to many of the world’s largest organizations, with over 1,500 keynotes and leadership presentations and sessions. Jim is represented by the same agencies that book global icons such as Barack and Michelle Obama, George W. Bush, Ervin “Magic” Johnson, Ryan Reynolds & Tom Brady.
Jim’s clients include NASA, Disney, the World Bank, Mercedes Benz, the PGA, Blackrock, the Wall Street Journal, Pfizer, Microsoft, Cisco, and over 1,500 more. He shares his highly customized, industry-specific insight with CEOs, senior executives, government leaders, and leadership teams on the real trends that matter, and the innovation pathways to align with new disruptive realities.
Why Book Jim Carroll?
Your event is critical. You don’t need an amateur. Learn about Jim’s 28 years of experience on the global stage.
Client & Industry Experience
World-class innovators turn to Jim for insight on what comes next. Learn why NASA, Disney, Pfizer and the PGA selected Jim for their event.
Disruptive Trends Insight
You thought you had time to prepare for a faster future – and then the explosive acceleration of all trends happened. Now what? I’ll show you the way!
Imagine if you could accelerate your way into the future, by clearly aligning future trends, your strategic thinking, and your internal engine of creativity. Countless global organizations have engaged Jim Carroll for his unique insight and proven track record in providing a customized leadership program that will let you:
- SEE DISRUPTIVE TRENDS: you’ll better understand the trends that will impact you in the near and longer-term
- FOCUS ON OPPORTUNITY: you will achieve clarity on the trends that really matter
- ALIGN TO DISRUPTION: you will shift your thinking to the actions that really matter
- UNLOCK CREATIVITY: you will discover that it’s buried in your teams – and how you can let it out
- ACHIEVE AGILITY: you will learn more about the role of fast-teams
- ENHANCE YOUR SPEED: you will discover how to better align to our faster future
- ACCELERATE INNOVATION: you will find ways to rethink your strategic pipeline
- COLLABORATE MORE: you will maximize the benefit of your internal idea factory
- DELIVER ON GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES: you shift from reactive defense to disruptive offense
You will join the company of global leaders at Disney, Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, BASF, Nikon, and hundreds more who have found that Jim’s crystal clear trends and innovation insight take them into a world in which the future belongs to those who are fast!
KEYNOTES & LEADERSHIP EVENTS – CUSTOMIZED INSIGHT ON THE ISSUES THAT MATTER!
- a career that has spanned 30 years, he has spoken to over 2 million people on 5 continents
- his sophisticated trends tracking and research system regularly scans dozens of rapidly emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, digital twin technology, advanced genomics, material science, and more than 100+ other topics
- he uses this trends tracking insight by assessing the impact of these trends across healthcare, consumer goods, manufacturing, insurance, agriculture, and dozens of other industries and sub-industries
- he shares this insight through sophisticated trends research reports that cover near-term (1 to 6 months), medium (6-24 months), and long-term trends (> 2 years) and weaves the insight into his stage presentations, combined with the up-to-the-minute deep research undertaken for every customized keynote
- he is a master of delivery, with a well-honed stage presence and style
- he has an established reputation as THE thought leader with very detailed, extensive, industry-specific insight
- this includes keynotes on agriculture, finance, insurance, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, energy, sports, transportation & infrastructure, consumer products & more
- no two presentations have ever been the same
- each is carefully crafted based on particular client issues, trends, and requirements
- Jim conducts extensive, in-depth research using sophisticated online research tools that lead him into research papers, industry reports, news media, and more
- most keynotes and leadership meetings involve 25 to 50+ hours of customized research prep
- his insight is enhanced by unique insight shared with him from his global Fortune 1000 client base
- most of his events have been for senior executive leadership teams
- many of the topics covered have been related to fast-emerging disruptive trends that require immediate team coordination
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Futurist Jim Carroll is regularly booked by CEOs and senior executives of major organizations to provide an opening or closing keynote, on a highly customized topic. Learn more!
10 GREAT STRATEGIES FOR 2023
- Embrace the chaos: volatility is the new normal – run with it!
- Think transformation, not innovation: you can’t just chip away at the edges anymore – think and BE big!
- Lock in the lessons learned: we learned a lot during the pandemic – capitalize on it!
- Double down on flexibility: be agile, fast, responsive – the world doesn’t tolerate slow anymore!
- Master the timing: it’s not the trend that matters – it’s when and what you do with it that matters
- Accept inevitability: your business model is changing, forever – stop fighting it!
- Manage your FOMO: get away from hype – it never works for you
- Embed realism: instead, be realistic about your strategy – and get moving!
- Battle cynicism and doubt: don’t think it won’t work – make it work!
- Accept acceleration: because the future is fast, and you need to pick up the pace!
- Go further! Since every great list goes to 11 – Think BIG, start small, scale fast!
DO THIS WITH THIS KEYNOTE STRUCTURE FOR 2023
Futurist Jim Carroll has learned that the big issues that CEOs want their organizations to be thinking about as we finally get away from firefighting in the era of Covid and back to aligning to the future can be found in this type of keynote structure.
- It’s time to revisit the future!
- We need to think transformation, not innovation
- We must lock in the lessons we learned during Covid (fast teams, new collaboration, innovating at speed, etc)
- We choose not to participate in any recession/economic downturn by doubling down on growth
- We need to re-identify the real trends that provide opportunity going forward
- We need to strategize around these, and get moving FAST!
“How long have you been a farmer?” asked one audience member of Jim after his keynote for a global agricultural organization.
That’s a testament to the massive in-depth industry expertise that Jim Carroll carries onto the stage for his highly specific, information-rich, heavily researched industry keynotes. He has *extensive* expertise in all of these industries and can delight you with his background and share a list of the global clients within the industries who have arranged for his industry insight.
- banking and finance
- automotive, trucking, and transportation
- science and
- global economic development
Need to know more? Visit Jim’s industry page -> industries.jimcarroll.com
INVALUABLE, UNIQUE, CUSTOMIZED CEO CxO LEADERSHIP KEYNOTES BY JIM
- “The Future of the Space Industry” for NASA – twice – in Houston and the Goddard Space Center
- “The Future of Pharma and Healthcare” for Pfizer in Paris – 6 months before Covid
- “The Future of Golf” for the PGA of America in Boston and Orlando
- “The Future of Manufacturing in 3rd World Countries” for the World Bank in Morocco
- “The Future and the Next Economy” for Blackrock in San Francisco
- “Innovation in the World of Upside Down Trends” for the Walt Disney Corporation in Hollywood,
- “Self-Driving Cars, Electric Vehicles, and the Sharing Economy” for Mercedes in Detroit
- “The Acceleration of Legal Risk in the Era of Disruption” for Baker McKenzie, Dallas and Chicago
- “Celebrating Innovation at the 100th Anniversary Gala Dinner” for Nikon, Tokyo
- “Aligning to the Future of Counselling & Recreation” for the US Air Force & Navy Child Youth Programs, Dallas
- “The Acceleration of Personalized Medicine in the Era of Exponential Genomics” for Genentech Pharma
- “The Future Impact of Internet of Things” for Whirlpool / Maytag, Chicago
- “The Future of Insurance” for New York Life, New York
- “Prognostic Diagnostics, Self-Driving and the Future of Trucks for Volvo / Mac Trucks”, Dallas
- “The Future of Careers and Knowledge” for WorldSkills, Sao Paolo, Brazil
- “The Disruptive, Transformative Trends of Our Time” for the Wall Street Journal, New York
- “Transitioning Industrial Markets” for General Dynamics / Northrop Grumman: Charlotte
- “Brand Innovation at Speed ” for the Consumer Electronics Association CEO Summit, Ojai, California
- “Innovation Strategies for Financial Advisors & Financial Organizations” for the National Australia Bank, Sydney, Australia
- “Competing in the Global Economy”, Fidelity Bank (Cayman)
Jim Carroll has done a LOT of international work; he’s presented in Dubai, Sao Paolo, Budapest, Dubai, Sydney, Munich, Athens, Stuttgart, Prague, London, Paris, Brussels, Ghent, Stockholm, Zurich, Tokyo, Muscat, Mexico …. and in all of these situations, he has ensured that he is respectful of the audience in terms of pace, culture and local content, and translation requirements. Global experience matters.
Jim Carroll is represented and brought into events worldwide by some of the world’s leading global speakers bureaus – those who represent other global icons, politicians, and business leaders such as Barack and Michelle Obama, George Bush and Magic Johnson, Anderson Cooper and Richard Branson, through representatives such as the Harry Walker Agency, Washington Speakers Bureau, and APB Speakers. Whether you are dealing with Jim directly or through one of his many global agents, you can rest assured that you are dealing with someone who has risen to the top of the global speaking industry.
The same agents who book some of the biggest names in the global speaking industry also regularly bring Jim Carroll into their clients, knowing that he delivers the unique insight that their world-class clients require.
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Daily Inspiration: “Your ability to dismiss a disruptive trend will always be exceeded by the ability of the disruptive trend to dismiss you!”March 21, 2023, BY JimCarroll
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Daily Inspiration: “Too many trends are overhyped and under-delivered. Mastering the future involves figuring out which ones!”March 20, 2023, BY JimCarroll
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Daily Inspiration: “The most important thing you need to know is the thing you don’t yet know about!”March 17, 2023, BY JimCarroll
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