Jim’s global client list is extensive and covers virtually every industry sector, including the World Bank, Volvo, NASA, the PGA of America, the Walt Disney Organization, the World Government Summit in Dubai, the Swiss Innovation Forum, the Wall Street Journal, National Australia Bank, WorldSkills, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, DuPont, The GAP, the US Air Force Research Laboratory, Godiva, SAP, Pfizer, Mercedes Benz, and hundreds more.
This client list gives him a front row seat to the high velocity change that is occurring as disruption comes to take hold of every industry and every organization. With that insight, and the customized research that he undertakes for every engagement, he helps to transform growth-oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes!
In 2020, Jim has been busy providing his insight from a state of the art virtual broadcast studio, which features high end video production, multiple camera angles, multimedia special eﬀects, online interaction, audience polling, panel discussions and more. His investment in leading technology has allowed him to deliver his eﬀective online leadership insight in an interactive broadcast style that redefines the state of the possible, with an opportunity for attention grabbing online content, and engaging interactivity.
Jim is recognized worldwide as a “thought leader” and authority on: our post-pandemic economy; economic recovery strategies; the future of the workplace; new business and governance opportunities in the era of International upheaval; rapid business model change and industry transformation; business model disruption and the acceleration of market change; global economic trends; and the necessity for fast paced innovation. He is an authority recognized for his deep insight into the cutting edge trends of our time including autonomous vehicle technology, 3D printing, virtual reality, alternative energy generation and storage technologies, the transition to electric battery vehicle technology, genomic medicine, CRISPR and healthcare virtualization, advanced robotics and artificial intelligence, blockchain and virtual cash, machine learning and robotics, crowd-thinking and next generation R&D.
Jim’s insight has been covered in the UK Telegraph, Dubai’s Capital Magazine, South Africa’s The Star, and AP News, among hundreds more. BusinessWeek named Jim Carroll as one of four leading sources for insight on innovation and creativity. He was also a featured expert on the prime time CNBC series, The Business of Innovation.
Jim Carroll is an author, with numerous books including Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast; Surviving the Information Age; The Future Belongs To Those Who Are Fast; Ready, Set, Done; and What I Learned From Frogs in Texas: Saving Your Skin with Forward Thinking Innovation.
- Bridging the Acceleration Gap: Achieving Growth By Aligning to The Trends of Our Post-Pandemic Future
Are you structured for slow in a fast world? The global pandemic has changed the axis of our universe. What was disruptive before is now massively transformative. Do you have a strategy to keep up?
History tells us that every global crisis shifts the axis of the future of our universe, and every crisis offers an opportunity to improve. In the harsh reality of our post-pandemic world, leadership strategies that worked yesterday are exposed as being irrelevant tomorrow even while they are being actively considered today.
Pre-pandemic, CEOs and organizations were dealing with a world of business model disruption, the acceleration of technology, the faster evolution of key skills, and other critical issues. Now, in the harsh light of our new world, one thing is clear – the future is even more complex than it was before. And a simple fact has emerged – there is a massive and growing gap between the speed of change and the ability of organizations to keep up. Bridging this gap is critical to future success – and the significance of your inability to bridge the gap is even bigger than it was before.
Bridge the gap! What worked yesterday will not work tomorrow! You are on a guaranteed path to failure if you don’t align with our new reality – by mastering the disconnect between speed and structure. The acceleration gap is very real, and it’s growing larger all the time. Successful organizations will be those who can shrink the gap, minimize its impact, and turn it into an opportunity rather than a threat.
- Deciphering The Disruption: Deconstructing the Metaverse, Blockchain & Crypto, NFT’s, Web 3 and More – A Reality Check for Humans!
In as little as ten years, the very concept of money might have been forever changed by crypto-currency and blockchain technology - and then again, it might not. The same might be true of all the trends that now dominate our new vocabulary - from the metaverse to NFT's, Web3 to Bitcoin. What's real, and what's not? Are we about to unleash a wave of innovation that parallels and exceeds the impact of the arrival of the Internet economy? Or are we simply being held hostage to the accelerated hype machine of Silicon Valley and venture capitalists, eager to cash in on an accelerated world of faster FOMO - "fear of missing out?"
Making sense of today's reality is a challenge, and that's where Futurist Jim Carroll comes in. As they say, timing is everything, particularly when it comes to the issue of getting involved in any particular trend. In the era of acceleration, it becomes even more critical. You’d better make sure you are ready with any trend of importance and relevance because the future might happen before you know it. And yet understanding the future today is all the more challenging as the gap between the promise and reality of any new trend becomes even more challenging when faced with opinions that are all over the map. As Kevin Kelly, the founder of Wired noted, “the future happens slowly, and then, all at once.” Any particular trend can bubble along for a time, seemingly inconsequential and of little impact. And then, all of a sudden, it can ‘go supernova’, explode in importance and significance – and suddenly, be everywhere!
In this keynote, futurist and technology expert Jim Carroll peels away the layers of the new vocabulary and today's 'hot trends', outlining the challenges and opportunities that come with a fast-moving world - and provides a real overview of the potential impact and hype behind today's trends.
- Post-Pandemic Leadership Keynote Topics - RESILIENCE IS EVERYTHING!
"Imagine if you could accelerate your way into the future, by clearly aligning future trends, your strategic thinking, and your internal engine of creativity. Countless global organizations have engaged Jim Carroll for his unique insight and proven track record in providing a customized leadership program."
Maybe, just maybe, we're starting to emerge from the cocoon of our Zoom-based, virtual existence. As it happens, CEOs and leaders are now starting to think about what comes next, and what to do about it.
- Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity: Leadership Strategies and Insight for the Post Pandemic World
History has taught us that only 10% of organizations become breakthrough performers during a period of economic challenge. What will you do to be part of this elite group of aggressive survivors? Futurist Jim Carroll has carefully studied the strategies they pursue, the concepts that drive them, and the actions they take to become a success in this complex new world.
It’s timely and critical insight! Recovery-oriented CEOs and senior executives understand that in addition to managing existing challenges, right now is the time to focus on strategies that align with our complex new reality in order to achieve growth and pursue the opportunity. They know that they need to act quickly to establish an innovative mindset with their team in oder to get there quickly.
In this interactive keynote, Jim provides his unique insight on staying ahead in volatile times. A culture that has everyone thinking about what can be done going forward rather than looking back. A solutions-oriented mindset in which people are thinking less about the problems that have occurred, and more about the innovative strategies that could be pursued. A leadership style and mindset that takes on volatility as a form of innovation oxygen, complexity as a foundation for action, uncertainty as the platform for disruption, and ambiguity as to the clarity for stifling aggressive indecision.
- Understanding 2025: What Comes Next? Your Industry, Your Trends, Your Opportunity in our Post-Pandemic World!
We’ve been through the most tumultuous era in decades! The global pandemic shifted the edges of our collective universe, disrupted our future, and realigned our opportunities. What’s your plan for moving forward into recovery and opportunity? Futurist Jim Carroll provides a concise outline of what comes next – and what you should do about it!
The simple fact is that every industry continues to be redefined at blinding speed by new technology, collaborative global R&D, virtualized workforces, and accelerated science. Organizations learned something new about agility, speed, and flexibility during the pandemic, and this simple fact redefines the staggering speed of change to come next.
In this industry-specific, highly customized keynote, futurist Jim Carroll covers the key scientific, technological, knowledge, and skills trends that existed Pre-Covid, and then outlines the new challenges and opportunities that exist as we go forward into a vastly new, more complex future.
- 9 Things You Need to Do Right Now: Rediscovering Growth, Opportunity and the Future When Volatility is the New Normal!
Innovative organizations succeed by mastering the pace of the new high-velocity economy. In an era of economic challenge, they focus on discovering opportunity! Innovating at high velocity is vital to turning challenges into opportunities. Jim Carroll believes that organizations that focus on staying ahead of fast-paced economic trends in an era of volatility are best positioned for long-term success.
How? Innovative organizations succeed by mastering the pace of the new high-velocity economy. In an era of economic challenge, they focus on discovering opportunity while moving through uncertainty!
In this keynote, Jim Carroll builds on insight captured during periods of economic uncertainty to provide a concrete foundation in which to move forward despite relentless economic volatility. It’s proven, battle-tested insight and time-tested strategies on aligning to the future despite uncertainty. In this leadership-oriented talk, Jim covers the trends that will provide for major growth opportunities through the next five to ten years where we will see the emergence of new careers, industries, and business models and how a relentless focus on these opportunities and growth is directly linked to future success. He will help you to make sense of what happened, where we are now, and what do we do next! Jim Carroll will challenge you to focus on the opportunities of tomorrow, rather than the challenges of today.