“The speed of your future is now determined by those who are faster than you!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
What a night as I did a *late* dinner talk in San Francisco last night at the DeYoung Museum – with one of the most fascinating AV screens I’ve ever had!
Late, because I didn’t get on stage till 85pm — 1145pm Toronto time, my home town. Exhilarating because of the stage setup. Wonderful because of the way my message fed into the overall theme of the event.
If you can pull off a great keynote late at night with a crowd of folks who’d been having a lot of fun for the previous two hours in their pre-dinner reception – you must have a message that resonates.
And resonate it did! In the room were CEO’s and senior executives of companies in the financial, construction and infrastructure sector from around the world – there was probably several hundreds of billions of equity represented in the room.
My message on the acceleration of trends – #3dprinting #selfdrivingcars #virtualreality#internetofthings #iot – and a message around #disruption and #transformation – was designed to put into perspective that in the era of acceleration, speed – not history – becomes the defining success factor for going forward.
The key issue – that very issue of speed is accelerating because of tech companies in that very region, and south to Silicon Valley – are now controlling the speed of change as every industry comes a technology industry. It’s only going to become faster folks, good or bad.
What are you going to do today to deal with the world of the fast?