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.
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, stockbrokers, 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).
With What the Future Now:
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. Case studies from the distant past, and the imminent future will help you and your businesses discover what you are really doing so you can keep on doing it for a whole lot of tomorrows.
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 sight and show you how your businesses can survive and thrive in a chaotic, uncertain 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 Japanese Space Elevators, 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.
Breaking Bias – How To Exit The Echo-Chamber
How the FAANGS (Facebook, Amazon, Alibaba, Netflix, and Google) have changed our brains and solidified our cognitive biases through advertising and algorithms. This presentation looks at how to avoid confirmation bias traps in societies and businesses organisations, and unpacks the importance of curation and surprise in our content-mad world
What the Future Now?
This presentation looks at the strangest technologies and societal shifts humanity is about to encounter. Immortality, flying cars, killer drones, free money, and more. 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.
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.
Businesses that have booked me as a keynote speaker include:
ABSA, African Sales (ASCO), Alexander Forbes, Blackline Retail Interiors, Blockchain Entrepreneurs Club South Africa (BCESA), BizCommunity, Bryte Insurance, Capricorn Group, Creative Shop, Duke Corporate Education, Flux Trends, FSPInvest, FNB, Glacier by Sanlam, Heavy Chef, Investec, Luno Money, Mr Price, Momentum, Nedbank, Norcros, OK Foods, The Peermont Group, Standard Bank, The South African Sugar Association, South African Sugar Technologists Association (SATSA), The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), The South African Reserve Bank, SA Tourism, T-Systems, Save Hyper, Stanlib, Visa, the University of Cape Town, and the University of Johannesburg.
Conferences where I have appeared as a keynote speaker:
Johannesburg Entrepreneurship Fest, Capricorn Fest, LeaderEx South Africa, TedX Pretoria, and the South African Travel Indaba.