Named one of the industry’s most influential consultants by InformationWeek magazine, Tom’s articles and market insights appear frequently in national and international print and broadcast media. Geoff James of CBS Interactive Media called Tom “one of the truly deep thinkers in the arena of technology and culture.” Forbes.com named Tom one of its Business Visionaries with “an incisive view of world trade…”
His work has been praised by luminaries such as Tom Peters who called his writing “a brilliant vision of where we must take our enterprises to survive and thrive.” And according to the late Peter Drucker, Tom’s writing “makes you question not only the way you run your business but the way you run yourself.”
- Navigating Your Business Through COVID-19 and Beyond: Finding The Opportunity in the Uncertainty
The coronavirus has turned the way we do business inside-out. Companies are struggling to navigate a perfect storm of economic, workforce, and market disruption the like of which we have never seen on such a large and prolonged scale. However, that doesn’t mean that it can’t be done, only that we need to be creative and courageous enough to change the way we approach much of what we’ve come to accept as the way we ought to run our business.Tom Koulopoulos ran and grew an Inc. 500 company that not only survived the uncertainty and disruption of 9/11, but went on to become a global leader in innovation practice. His inc.com column is read by over 1,000,000 and provides advice to businesses and entrepreneurs on how to handle the challenges of building businesses.
In this keynote Tom deconstructs today’s challenge by looking at how companies need to alter the way they communicate, engage with employees, and put in place long term strategies for a post Covid-19 era. He will share specific tools, which he uses with company boards, such as scenario-based planning that need to become a critical part of every organization’s approach to planning. Tom will also cover the critical importance of the generational issue that HR will need to deal with, including the importance of creating a responsible remote work model. This is a watershed moment in history, during which some companies will reinvent themselves and the way they engage with employees, customers, and partners. Simply put, there is opportunity in the uncertainty. The take away will be a positive and realistic look at how businesses can both survive today’s crisis and build an organization that can withstand and navigate the forces of uncertainty that await long after Covid-19 has passed.
- Reimagining Healthcare
Healthcare is on the precipice of enormous transformation brought on by an aging global demographic and the exponential advance of technology. However, healthcare is also at another precipice—one that threatens to send it, and its promise, plummeting into an economic black hole. Tom takes a hard, honest, and practical look at how we can bend the arc of healthcare towards a system that improves outcomes, drives out friction, and provides a patient-centered model that becomes a role model for every nation.
- The Uncertainty Principle
How to survive, lead, and thrive in an era of relentless change.
- Digital Disruption
The single most significant shift in business is underway – Digital Business Ecosystems. Simply put, Digital Business Ecosystems are at the heart of successful high growth companies such as Uber, Airbnb, Tesla, Google, Amazon, Netflix, Alibaba, Samsung, Nest, and GE. In this leading edge keynote, Tom looks at how Digital Disruption, Transformation and Business Ecosystems will be critical to the success of every business in every industry over the decades to come.
Come prepared for an enlightening and life-changing discussion about the importance of innovation and get ready to take a hard look at how issues of culture, generations, and leadership impact the way we innovate. Tom’s approach is insightful and cutting-edge, but be forewarned, at times unorthodox. It’s the reason Forbes.com called him a Business Visionary with an incisive view of world trade and why, in the words of his long time mentor Peter Drucker, “Tom makes you rethink not only your business but yourself.”
- The Cloud
The Cloud is the hottest topic since the advent of the Internet. And nobody can speak to it with more insight, energy, and humor than Tom. It’s why HP, Microsoft, Gartner, Intel, Cisco and many others have asked Tom to keynote their organizations’ cloud events. Drawing on his book, Cloud Surfing, Tom paints a powerful picture of how The Cloud will change the way we live, work and play.
- Generation Z
While every new generation has faced its share of disruption in technology, economics, politics and society, no other generation in the history of mankind has had the ability to make sure that every human being (and every “thing” ) on the planet is connected to each other, fully educated, and economically engaged. What might this mean for the way in which we build our businesses, markets, and institutions for education in the future?
- Artificial Intelligence
Fascinating, engaging, and incredibly timely, this keynote explores one of the most dramatic shifts in history: the transition from an industrial society to one that is based on a deep understanding of an entirely new form of knowledge capital, behavior—our behaviors as well as those of the intelligent machines that we are building. Tom will entertain and educate your audience on the future of AI and how it will profoundly transform every aspect of our lives.