I am available for bookings as a keynote speaker, panel session member or MC for corporate and media events.
My talks focus on the macro and micro trends set to change consumers, businesses and economies – and the way they interact with each other – in the future.
My keynote presentations include:
With Flux Trends
What does it mean to be a man (or a woman, or a womyn or a womxn) in the midst of the rise of the machines? This presentation looks at the effect of big data, bio rights, robot rights, cyborgs, AI, The Singularity and “Transhumanism” on us humans, and on the businesses that employ and sell to us.
How the technology behind the crypto-craze is re-defining the Internet, the global economy and the next wave of digital disruption.
This keynote address explains why bankers, stock brokers and accountants are an endangered species and what needs to change in the financial industry, if bankers do not want to go the same way as the dinosaurs (and newspaper publishers).
For booking inquiries for these presentation, please contact Flux Trends here.
With What the Future Now
Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust: The Power of Belief
This presentation unpacks the glue that holds society together – belief in shared, common myths and how these myths are constantly changing along with the future of humanity.
But Wait… There’s More! The Future of Marketing Decoded
This presentation unpacks the lessons all marketers and business leaders need to know about how to close the sale and make the deal using the secrets of the newsletter men who can (in some cases literally) sell ice to eskimos. We look at examples and case studies from the distant past, and from the imminent future to help you and your businesses discover what you are really doing, so you can keep on doing it for a whole lot of tomorrows.
Confirmation Bias: Breaking the Echo Chamber
How the Trinet (that is Facebook, Amazon and Google) has changed our brains and solidified our cognitive biases through advertising and algorithms. This presentation looks at how to avoid the confirmation bias trap in human societies and businesses organisations, and unpacks the importance of curation and surprise in our content-mad world.
Space Elevators and Other Magic: How to Create the Future like a Science Fiction Writer
Discover the secrets of maximum effect for minimum effort. How you can “game” the system and why it is perfectly OK to take (some) shortcuts using lessons from Eddie the Eagle, the Four Hour Work Week, and the world of science fiction. This presentation will encourage you to think and innovate like fantasy writers and physicists.
Chaos Theory: How to Live in Interesting Times
How to embrace change and become comfortable with constant chaos. This presentation will help you spot the simple patterns hidden in plain site and show you how your businesses can survive and thrive in a chaotic, uncertain world.
The Long Game: How to Build a Survivor Business
The average lifespan of a Fortune 500 company today has dropped to just 10 years. What is going on? And how can you build a survivor business amidst all that carnage? This presentation discusses the parable of the hare and the tortoise from a future-forward perspective and will teach you how to balance the strengths of speed and perseverance to win in the short term without jeopardising the long-game.
What the Future Now?
This presentation looks at the strangest technologies and societal shifts humanity is about to encounter. Let me be your tour guide to the near and distant future – a world where education is optional, innovation is essential and chaos is guaranteed… You’re in for one amazing ride.
For speaking inquiries, please make contact here.
Businesses that have booked me as a keynote speaker include:
ABSA, African Sales (ASCO), Alexander Forbes, Blackline Retail Interiors, Bryte Insurance, Creative Shop, Flux Trends, FSPInvest, Investec, Mr Price, Nedbank, Norcros, OK Foods, The Peermont Group, Standard Bank, The South African Sugar Association, The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the South African Travel Indaba, T-Systems, Save Hyper, Visa, the University of Cape Town, and the University of Johannesburg.