Another cool graphic keynote summary of a recent talk I did. Give it a ‘read’ and see how one of my fast-paced keynotes unfolds on stage!
Archives for June 2017
“It’s just 10 years old and has forever changed the world. Now imagine what it might do in its’ teenage years”! – #Futurist Jim Carrol
Imagine your life 10 years ago without an iPhone. Now, as it turns 10, imagine what it will be like 10 years from now. Think about what you can do with it today: you can send a message to people around the world in seconds via Twitter; you can arrange for a ride via Uber by tapping; you can play any piece of music you might ever imagine or get an entirely random selection of songs in an instant; watch any TV show or movie you might ever want; access the most massive assembly of human knowledge ever made available ; you can use it to track your healthcare statistics or fitness activities; control the lights, garage or other devices throughout your home from thousands of miles away; take photos of yourself and do odd things to them via Snapchat; make a living writing a very unique piece of software for this very device; track, in real time, airplanes, radar, weather, your friends or more …. and the list goes on.
Now imagine what comes next as it becomes a teenager. Happy birthday,
“Many of today’s 3 year old kids will see the arrival of the 22nd century. Can we imagine what they will encounter?” – #Futurist Jim Carroll
‘’ (Some people are challenged when it comes to time, including this particular futurist. My thanks to Jack Brandon for pointing things out!) The typical baby born today in the Western world will live to the age of 100. Today’s 3 year old will be 86 years old when the 22nd century arrives. Can we even begin to imagine just how different the world will be in that time?
My job as a futurist is to help you imagine just that!’’
“If innovation involves imagination, flirt with the future! Find a friend to help you focus on finding fascinating opportunities!” – #Futurist Jim Carroll
“Get your ideas in motion! Establish a laboratory for thinking, build a structure for sharing, create a bit of room for testing, and then implement a factory for doing!” #Futurist Jim Carroll
This fall, I’m headling a major retail event in Las Vegas – Xcelerate 2017! Details are here.
There’s a lot of change underway – and certainly, the Amazon/Whole Foods situation is a wake up call for everyone. I’ve been speaking about the decline and transformation of traditional retail for over 20 years. In the 1990’s, I even wrote a book about e-commerce that was translated into German and Russian, as well as being picked up and distributed by Visa USA to it merchants.
Retailers must scramble to keep up with fast paced change. Maybe that’s why Godiva Chocolates has had me to Europe twice this year for insight on what’s going on.
Here’s the description for my September keynote.
The Disruption and Reinvention of Retail: Aligning to the World of Speed
It’s hard to discount the speed of change occurring in the world of retail and consumer products. Consider this: E-commerce could be 25% of the retail – grocery and convenience — experience by 2021. Shopper marketing,” which combines location intelligence, mobile technology and in-store display technology for a new form of in-store promotion, continues to move forward. Mobile payment involving Apple Pay and disappearance of the cash-register, providing opportunity and challenge with loyalty, infrastructure and disruption. Then there is Amazon Alexa, AI and shopping bots! Simply talk and products are added to your shopping cart, and delivered within an hour! Let’s not stop — there’s also the rapid installation of “click and collect” infrastructure (i.e. an online purchase, with same day pickup at a retail location). And last but not least, the arrival of active, intelligent packaging and intelligent (“Internet of Things”) products, collapsing product life-cycles, rapid product obsolescence and the implications on inventory and supply chain!
We are going to see more change in the world of retail in the next 5 year than we have seen in the last 100. Savvy brands, retailers, shopping mall and retail infrastructure companies are working to understand these trends, and what they need to do from an innovation perspective to turn them from challenge to opportunity. Futurist Jim Carroll will help us to understand the tsunami of change sweeping retail.
When the GAP went looking for a trends and innovation expert to speak to a small, intimate group of senior executives, they chose Jim Carroll. He has been the keynote speaker for some of the largest retail conferences in the world, with audiences of up to 7,000 people in Las Vegas, including Consumer Goods Technology Business & Technology Leadership Conference • Subway • Multi-Unit Franchise Conference Las Vegas • Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit • Consumer Electronics Association CEO Summit • Retail Value Chain Federation • Yum! Brands (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut) Global Leadership Conference • Burger King Global Franchise Meeting • VIBE (Very Important Beverage Executives) Summit • Manufacturing Jewelers Suppliers of America • National Home Furnishings Association • Do It Best Corporation • US Department of Defence Commissary Agency • Readers Digest Food & Entertainment Group Branding/Retail Summit • Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association • National Association of Truck Stop Operators • Convenience U annual conference • Point of Purchase Advertising International Association • Chain Drug Store Association of Canada • Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors • Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers