About Speaker Mike Walsh:
Mike Walsh is a top innovation and futurist speaker, CEO of Tomorrow, bestselling author of Futuretainment, and publisher of the “Disruptive Future” blog read by thousands of professionals. He was recognized as one of Australia’s “Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30.” Rather than focusing on the distant future, Mike focuses on the next five years.
Mike Walsh’s Keynote Speaker Bio:
Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing business for the 21st century and consumer innovation research lab. He advises leaders on how to thrive in this era of disruptive technological change. Mike’s clients include many of the global Fortune 500, and as a sought-after keynote speaker, he regularly shares the stage with world leaders and business icons alike. Mike previously founded Jupiter Research in Australia and has also held senior strategy roles at News Corporation in the Asia Pacific Region. Mike’s best-selling book FUTURETAINMENT, published by Phaidon was the winner of the design award by the Art Director’s Club in New York.
Why Mike Walsh?
- Mike Walsh has been a pioneer in the digital space, running both successful start-up ventures as well as holding senior leadership positions.
- He launched internet.com in Australia, which went on to become the leading local technology news and events platform in the country.
- He also founded and ran Jupiter Research in the Asia Pacific, one of the first agencies to research consumer behavior.
- He spent 5 years in senior strategy roles at News Corporation and Star TV providing a digital roadmap for their operations.
- He has been adviser to the BBC, Fujiﬁlm, Richemont, MSN, Star TV, Televisa, Philips, and HSBC.
- He has a background in corporate law and management consulting.
- He is a published photographer, with his first book, Futuretainment, winning the Art Director’s Club award in NYC.
His latest book The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas is a collection of the most challenging concepts facing business leaders at the dawn of the 21st century. His views have appeared in a wide range of international publications including BusinessWeek, and Forbes.
Rather than focusing on the distant future, Mike focuses on the next five years – scanning the near horizon for disruptive technologies and consumer innovations on the verge of hitting critical mass – then translating these into usable business strategies.
Publisher of the Disruptive Future blog read by thousands of professionals in the media and entertainment space, Mike Walsh’s unique insights and operating experience in emerging markets, breakthrough innovation, and business transformation, makes him an expert on the growing influence of consumers in BRIC countries.
Always in demand for his fresh insights and practical future-focused strategies, Mike Walsh has advised the CEOs and senior management teams at multinational companies, including the BBC, Fujiﬁlm, Richemont, MSN, Star TV, Televisa, Philips, and HSBC.
As a global nomad, speaker and consumer trend scout, Mike Walsh brings a truly global perspective to every event.