Daniel Burrus is considered one of the World’s Leading Futurists on Global Trends and Disruptive Innovation. The New York Times has referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker. He is the author of seven books, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Flash Foresight, and his latest book, Amazon No. 1 bestseller, The Anticipatory Organization. He has delivered over 3,000 keynotes worldwide and is a strategic advisor to executives from Fortune 500 companies, helping them to develop game-changing strategies based on his proven methodologies for capitalizing on technology innovations and their future impact. His client list includes Lockheed Martin, Verizon, Microsoft, VISA, Deloitte, Google, Procter & Gamble, KPMG, Honda, FedEx and the U.S. Department of Defense. Burrus is also a featured writer with millions of monthly readers on the topics of disruptive innovation, exponential change and the future for a variety of publications, including CNBC, Huffington Post and Wired Magazine. He has been the featured subject of several PBS television specials and has appeared on programs such as CNN, Fox Business and Bloomberg. Burrus has been quoted in a variety of publications, including Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Fortune and Forbes. Burrus is an innovative entrepreneur who has founded six businesses, four of which were U.S. national leaders in the first year. He is the CEO of Burrus Research, a research and consulting firm that monitors global advancements in technology-driven trends to help clients profit from technological, social and business forces that are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. He is the creator of the Hard Trend Methodology and the Anticipatory Organization® Business Model now being used by leading organizations worldwide. His accurate predictions date back to the early 1980s where he became the first and only futurist to accurately identify the 20 exponential technologies that would become the driving force of business and economic growth for decades to come. Since then, he has continued to establish a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of predicting the future of technology-driven change and its direct impact on the business world. He is the author of seven books, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Flash Foresight, and his latest book, The Anticipatory Organization, is an Amazon No. 1 bestseller.
- From Game Rooms to Boardrooms, Virtual and Augmented Reality at Work
Now that Facebook has changed their name to Meta to stake their claim on the personal and business use of Virtual Reality (VR) environments — the Metaverse – will this finally establish VR and/or Augmented Reality (AR) as commonplace technologies? Despite many advancements in the past decade, VR and AR applications seemingly have not taken hold in the same way as our devices and other technologies like new 2D video game platforms or your tablet, or streaming services and social media, have. Why? To understand why and see its potential, let’s start with understanding the difference between VR and AR. A Hard Trend future fact is that these technologies themselves will only increase in power and performance, creating new growth opportunities for all.We need to understand:
- Ripe for Disruption: What the Future Holds for Business in 2021 and Beyond
Every business and every industry is like a deer looking into the headlights of a new rapid level of technology-driven disruption. Unlike the recent past, the speed and depth of this rapidly approaching disruption is moving far faster and will be far more profound. Reacting as quickly as you can, no matter how agile you are, will no longer be good enough. Thanks to Burrus’ award-winning Hard Trend methodology and his proven track record of accurate technology forecasts spanning the past 30+ years, disruptive changes can be identified long before they disrupt, giving you the opportunity to become a positive disruptor, creating the transformational changes that need to happen as you actively shape the future rather than react to it.
- Disruptive Innovation: The Megatrends That Are Changing Everything
The pandemic dramatically accelerated the exponential pace of technology-driven change by as much as 10 years in a matter of a few months, advancing a number of Megatrends that are already in the process of changing every industry and business model we know. These Megatrends will continue to accelerate in our post-pandemic world, creating more opportunity, as well as potential disruptions, than any other time in history. Thanks to Daniel Burrus’ award-winning Hard Trend methodology and his proven track record of accurate technology forecasts spanning the past 30+ years, disruptions can be identified long before they disrupt, giving you the opportunity to become a positive disruptor driving transformational change and actively shaping the future rather than reacting to it.
- Positive Disruption: The Digital Transformations That Need to Happen to Increase Relevancy and Accelerate Growth
The pandemic dramatically accelerated the exponential pace of technology-driven change by as much as 10 years in a matter of a few months, creating more opportunity, as well as potential disruptions, than any other time in history. Going forward, you will either be the disruptor or the disrupted! Unfortunately, most of us see disruption as negative because when an industry, organization, or career is disrupted, you’re forced to react, crisis-manage, put out fires, and make dramatic changes in an effort to keep up and offset the damage caused by the disrupting technology, company, or event. Thanks to Burrus’ award-winning Hard Trend methodology and his proven track record of accurate technology forecasts spanning the past 30+ years, disruptions can be identified long before they disrupt, giving you the opportunity to become a positive disruptor actively shaping the future rather than reacting to it.
- Technology-Driven Trends Transforming Healthcare
The pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation of healthcare by as much as 10 years in a matter of a few months. Wireless telemedicine, point-of-care transactions, AI-enabled disease management, home diagnostics, the virtual hospital, e-enabled customer choice, e-enabled assisted living, e-communities of practice, just-in-time training, and procurement service providers are just a few of the many technology-enabled areas that are being used to accelerate a positive transformation in healthcare. AI, advanced robotics, and other emerging technology will never replace doctors and nurses, but they will provide them with more data-driven insights and actions that elevate effectiveness and enable all levels of healthcare staff to achieve their desired outcomes faster. Understanding the future facts that are shaping the post-pandemic future of healthcare, as well as the amazing new opportunities they represent, will empower attendees to determine a clear course of action.
- Anticipatory Leadership: Predict Change and Create Extraordinary Results
The pandemic forced everyone to turn to digital solutions as never before, accelerating technology-driven trends by as much as 10 years in a matter of a few months and creating more opportunity, as well as potential disruptions, than any other time in history. As digital transformation continues to accelerate post-pandemic, reacting and responding to change, no matter how agile you are, is no longer good enough. Anticipatory Leaders use Hard Trends based on future facts to identify and act on disruptions before they disrupt, problems before they occur, and customer needs before the competition. As a result, disruptive change becomes a major competitive advantage.
- The Anticipatory Organization: Elevate Planning, Accelerate Innovation, Transform Results
Every business, regardless of its size, has a plan, just as most individuals have a plan of some kind. But having a plan does not guarantee success! Let’s face it, throughout history every business that either failed or experienced a dramatic decline had a plan! Some plans were based on a number of scenarios that may or may not happen. Some were based on current trends continuing, and some were focused on executing a static plan over a number of years. Burrus, the creator of the award-winning Anticipatory Organization Planning Methodology, has transformed the way highly successful small, medium, and large organizations, including the Department of Defense, plan and innovate.
- Transform Retail with Strategic Foresight and Certainty
What do Apple, Warby Parker, Amazon, and a host of other e-commerce brands that are opening retail brick-and-mortar stores even during the pandemic know that most retailers don’t know? The good old days of retail are ahead of us! There has never been more opportunity to redefine the customer experience and accelerate profitable growth in retail than there is today! The pandemic forced everyone to use digital solutions, dramatically accelerating the exponential pace of technology-driven change. On the surface these rapid digital advances and the store closings e-commerce is causing look like they are killing retail, but in fact, they are creating a major opportunity to reinvent retail, making it more relevant, personal, and, above all, highly profitable. There are new tools and strategies that can be used to transform the customer experience, grow brand loyalty in amazing new ways, increase consumer engagement, and accelerate the results of omnichannel marketing. By learning to separate the Hard Trends that will happen from the Soft Trends that might happen, you can accurately anticipate technology-driven disruptions before they disrupt, problems before they happen so that you can pre-solve them, customers’ needs before they express them, and game-changing opportunities before the competition. Mastering these capabilities will position you and your organization to turn disruption and change into an advantage.
- Accelerting Growth: Leading with Strategic Foresight and Certainty
There has never been more opportunity to accelerate profitable growth than there is today! The pandemic forced everyone to use digital solutions, dramatically accelerating the exponential pace of technology-driven change. Agility and adaptability are no longer enough! Accurately anticipating technological changes as well as customers’ changing needs provides the biggest advantage. In times of unprecedented change and uncertainty, we need to ask ourselves what we are certain about. Strategies based on uncertainty equal high levels of risk. Strategies based on certainty dramatically reduce risk and produce superior results. Strategic foresight is gained by identifying the Hard Trend future facts that will happen and the game-changing opportunities they represent to craft exponential growth strategies.
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