“Individually, any trend is disruptive. Combine them together, and suddenly, they’re massively transformative!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
There’s a lot going on! Individually, any trend is disruptive. Combine them together, and it’s transformative. 3D printing, exponentiating bandwidth, hyper-connectivity, the Internet of things, artificial intelligence, robotics, neural networks, deep analytics, autonomous vehicles, blockchain, self-learning systems. All of these trends and more are merging together, leading to a massively new, connected, intelligent machine that will transform, change, challenge and disrupt every industry. This morning I’m at a small meeting with 8 executives for a global industrial company, putting into perspective the vast trends which are sweeping the industries they sell into – energy, transportation, semiconductors, healthcare and more. Their customers are changing fast, and its absolutely important that they change at the same speed to keep their engine of growth running at full tilt.
While I often speaks to audiences of 500 to 7,000, including large scale Las Vegas events, I also spend a *lot* of time with CEO’s and other senior management teams in small, leadership oriented events like this, providing a key message on the necessity for innovation in the high velocity economy.
In fact, it’s long been one of the fastest growing areas of my business.
These are highly customized events : I’ve gone in and done a talk for Whirlpool/Maytag on the future of home appliances in the era of IoT (Internet of Things); Disney on the future of consumer behaviour; the BBC on the future of broadcasting; and New York Life on the future of insurance in the era of business model disruption.
Great companies establish a culture of high velocity leadership, so they are prepared for the rapid economic, market and industry change that surrounds them. In that vein, I’m often retained by the CEO or other senior management representatives in order to provide a presentation that will help to shape the strategic direction of the organization.