For close to 25 years, Jim has been
motivating and inspiring audiences worldwide.
Some of his most recent events are covered below. This is but a sample of his work! Topics covered include keynotes on the future of self driving cars & trucks, agriculture & farming, banking and financial servics, food & retail, architecture and construction, and smart homes and the Internet of Things.
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Keynote: World Pharma Innovation Congress: The future of pharma.
Jim was invited to be the opening keynote speaker for this prestigious international event held in London,
Keynote: The GAP, San Francisco – The Future of Retail
Jim was invited to speak to a group of senior executives at their global headquarters in San Francisco, with a
Keynote: Wall Street Journal, New York – The Disruptive, Transformative Trends of Our Time
One of the world's most respected business news sources had me in to lead a discussion about the sweeping,
NASA Goddard Space Center
Jim was invited to share his thoughts on the future, and opportunities for innovation, e with their top scientists
US Department of Defense – Commissary Agency: The Future of Retail
This organization manages the Commissary (grocery, retail) stores at US military bases worldwide. Their goal is
General Dynamics / Northrop Grumman: Transitioning Markets
This opening keynote challenged the leadership team to look at the opportunities emerging in the era of energy,
World Pharma Congress, London, England – The Future of Medicine: Targeted, Precise, Individaulized!
I was invited in to open this global congress of pharma executives, with a talk about the reality of 21st century
Fairmont Hotels, Whistler, BC – Leadership and the “Masters in Business Imagination”
This iconic global brand held a global leadership meeting, bringing together its top hotel managers, senior
Computer Science Corporation, St. Andrews, Scotland – Aligning Your Business Model to High Velocity Change
I shared this event with Jimmy Wales, the Founder of Wikipedia. And to this day, Wikipedia editors still won't list me.
NASA, Houston – Transformational Leadership During a Time of Significant Transition
What do you do when you are the worlds leading space organization, and things are in a bit of a funk? Funding cutbacks,
PGA of America, Boston – Annual General Meeting Keynote
What do you do when you are the world's largest working sports organization - representing the hard working teaching
Consumer Electronics Association CEO Summit: Brand Innovation At the Speed of Twitter.
Jim put into perspective the impact of social networks upon branding, consumer relationships and marketing for
Keynote: Canadian Finance & Leasing Association, Montreal, Canada : Leasing in the Era of Shared Mobility
Self-driving cars, blockchain, Bitcoin, the sharing economy, disruptive change in leasing business models .... if the
Keynote: Columbus McKinnon, Las Vegas, Nevada : The Impact of Blockchain and IoT in Manufacturing
What happens when products become intelligent, hyperconnected, aware, responsive and proactive? That was one of two
Keynote: Rocky Mountain Electrical League, San Antonio, Texas : The Future IS Connected Energy
What's the future of energy generation, the grid, power lines? Fast! This was their 100th annual get together - quite
Keynote: Anthem Health, Long Beach, CA – Disruption and The Future of Health and Wellness
How should a health insurer respond to the massive transformations occurring in the world of healthcare? By getting
Keynote: New York Health Plans Association, Albany, NY – The Future of Health and Wellness Benefit Plans
A room full of healthcare care insurers, looking for insight into what comes next in the healthcare sector from a
Keynote: Mississippi Economic Development Council, Biloxi, MI – Where’s the Growth? Economic Development in Our Faster Future!
Over the years, I've done a lot of talks for groups of economic developers on the overall theme, "Where's the growth?"
Keynote: Deloitte, Toronto, Canada – Leadership in the Era of Disruption, Transformation & Acceleration
This global consulting firm brought together 200 executives of one fo their top banking clients, for an intense
Keynote: Greater Lansing HealthCare, Lansing, Michigan: The Hospital of 2025
If you are going to invest $750 million in building a state of the art hospital for your community, how do you know
Keynote: Eversheds Sutherland, New York – The Future of the Legal Profession
When the future is happening fast - so are new legal risks. So much so, that became one of my 19 Trends for 2019 - key
Keynote: National Fire Protection Association, Las Vegas, NV : Managing Accelerating Risk
The organization, representing the part of the fire industry most involved with safety and other standards, needed a
Daily Inspiration: “Electricity is the new asphalt, connectivity is the new horsepower, and silicon is the new oil.”
It's the end of the era of oil. Microgrids now determine the future of energy utilities. The future of just about
Daily Inspiration: “It might be a matter of years, not decades, before bio-printed replacement organs are a reality. Are you ready for the era of the acceleration of science?”
Bionic eyes. Corneal implants grown for a particular patients DNA. The acceleration of human-to-computer interface
Keynote: Kennametal, Chicago IMTS Show – Manufacturing Moves to the Cloud
What happens when the machine shop and tooling move to the cloud? That was the unique topic I took on when Kennametal
Keynote: Camstar Systems, Orlando – Agility in Manufacturing
A software company, now owned by Siemens, that specializes in software for managing quality, execution, logistics and
Keynote: UBM Canon, Chicago – IMTS Manufacturing Show
One of the world's largest conference organizations, they engaged me three times to speak at various events, including
Genesis Systems, Davenport, Iowa: The Transformation and Reinvention of Manufacturing
One of the world's leading manufacturers of robotic equipment for use on the factory floor, they hold an annual
American Chemistry Council, Nashville, Tennessee – Innovation In the Era of Acceleration of Markets and Products
As of this moment in time, there are about 19 million known chemical substances, but the number is doubling every 13
Society of Manufacturing Engineers IMX Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada – The Future of Manufacturing
Two events at one. I spoke at dinner for over 300 senior manufacturing executives - and was seated beside the ex-CEO of
PPG, Pittsburgh : Aligning to the Reality of the World of Edge-Driven R&D
What's the future of research & development? That's what the global paints, coatings and materials firm PPG brought
The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association: The Future of Recreation
Jim delivered a dinner keynote for dozens of CEOs of some of the world’s largest sporting goods companies,
Caterpillar: Moving Upscale – Partnership Strategies and Avoiding Commoditzation
Jim addressed their global dealers meeting to provide insight into the unique and innovative ways that they could
Parker Hannifin: Innovation and High Performance Sales teams
With $10 billion in sales to the industrial, aerospace and other markets, Parker Hannifin are a global leader in
Daily Inspiration: “Most people would rather complain about your great idea rather than coming up with their own ideas!”August 20, 2019, BY JimCarroll
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Daily Inspiration: “People will tell you that you’ve got no chance for success. Prove them wrong!”August 19, 2019, BY JimCarroll
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