Daniel Burrus

Daniel Burrus - Technology Innovation The Future  speaker


About Daniel Burrus - Technology and Innovation Futurist:

Daniel Burrus is considered one of the World's Leading Futurists on Global Trends and 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 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 companies such as Microsoft, GE, American Express, Google, Toshiba, Procter & Gamble, Honda, and IBM.

He is the author of six books, including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller Flash Foresight: How To See The Invisible and Do The Impossible, as well as the international best-seller Technotrends.

He is also a featured writer on the topics of innovation, change and the future for CNBC, Huffington Post, and Wired Magazine to name a few.

He has been the featured subject of several PBS television specials and has appeared on programs such as CNN, Fox Business, and Bloomberg, and is quoted in a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Fortune, and Forbes.

He has founded six businesses, four of which were national leaders in the United States 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.

His accurate predictions date back to the early 1980s where he became the first and only futurist to accurately identify the twenty technologies that would become the driving force of business and economic change 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.

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What Daniel Burrus Talks About:

The Anticipatory Organization 
Based on decades of research and experience applying his Hard Trend methodology to leading companies worldwide, Daniel Burrus has identified the missing competency: Anticipation. With his Anticipatory Organization Model, Burrus enables business leaders to separate Hard Trends from Soft Trends. When you learn to analyze and perceive trends this way, it is possible to tap into what Burrus calls Everyday Innovation, solving challenges faster, and recognizing previously invisible opportunities. Mastering these capabilities will position your organization to be the disruptor instead of being the disrupted — thus creating competitive advantage, and reducing risk.


This eye-opening and motivating presentation will teach attendees the key components of the new core competency—anticipation—and show them how to apply it to their work and life, which will accelerate both their organization’s growth and their personal success. Other notable deliverables include:

  • Identify the Hard Trends that will happen, predict disruptions before they disrupt, and capitalize on emerging opportunities
  • Separate Hard Trends—trends that will happen—from Soft Trends—trends that might happen
  • Learn the benefits of Everyday Innovation, solving challenges faster, and recognizing previously invisible opportunities
  • Accelerate your organization’s growth and your employee’s personal success

Flash Foresight: Seven Radical Principles That Will Transform Your Business

Based on his current New York Times & Wall Street Journal best selling book Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible, Daniel Burrus takes the concept of looking into the future and transforms it into a new paradigm for running highly successful businesses that use new tools of innovation for accelerating growth both now and in the future. Using seven proven innovation triggers for making invisible opportunities visible, attendees will experience what Burrus calls Flash Foresights' bursts of accurate insights about the future that reveal new and radically different ways of solving problems, crafting must-have products, creating high-demand services or building new lines of business.

Accelerating Growth
Accelerating growth requires a new way of thinking about overcoming obstacles and acting on new opportunities. All too often, change comes from the outside in, forcing us to react by slipping into a crisis management mode, and putting out fires. This presentation is about opportunity management, identifying the driving forces of predictable change,driving growth strategies from the inside out, and taking control of our future.

Leading With Strategic Foresight and Certainty
In times of unprecedented change and uncertainty, we need to ask ourselves what are we certain about? Strategies based on uncertainty and hope equal high levels of risk. Strategies based on certainty dramatically reduce risk and produce superior results. Hindsight always brings lament. You can never go back and change your past decisions and actions. Strategic foresight takes your vision to a new actionable level by adding the events that will happen in the future.

Business Process Transformation: The Big Ideas That Are Changing Everything
Based on his current New York Times & Wall Street Journal best selling book Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible, Daniel Burrus takes the concept of looking into the future and transforms it into a new paradigm for running highly successful businesses that use new tools of innovation for driving business process transformation designed to dramatically increase agility, speed and cost savings for accelerating growth both now and in the future. Virtualization and advanced cloud services are rapidly transforming the IT landscape, allowing IT to focus more on innovation versus maintenance. Virtualization is a style of computing where scalable and elastic IT enabled capabilities are delivered as a service to customers using Internet technology. We already have virtual desktops, servers, networking, storage, and security, to name a few processes that are V-enabling the enterprise. There are public clouds, community clouds, virtual private clouds, private cloud services, and hybrid clouds that allow organizations to create infrastructure as a service to name a few

Technology-Enabled Innovation: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage
Technology is continually changing the rules of competition, rendering many traditional business strategies and processes obsolete. Emerging technologies provide opportunities for creating new, high margin products and services, as well as enable companies to gain new levels of speed, agility and cost savings. In addition, they allow us to de- commoditize current products and services. Identifying and understanding the challenges and opportunities that new technologies create has become a key business imperative. In this eye-opening presentation, New York Times best selling author Daniel Burrus identifies specific technologies that will directly impact you and your industry. He will share how dematerialization, virtualization, advanced mobility, product intelligence, advanced networking, interactivity, globalization and convergence can be used to drive innovation and advantage as you develop new products, services and customer experiences.

Transforming How We Market and Sell: See the Invisible To Do The Impossible
What if you could have the foresight to see invisible opportunities before anyone else, including your competition? What if you were certain enough about the future to re-invent and re-position your retail business now, before it's too late? What if you could skip your biggest problems and move forward quickly? Sound impossible? It isn't! Daniel Burrus has been helping Fortune 500 executives from companies such as Lever Brothers, Lexus, Miller Coors, Cadbury Schweppes, Kellogg's, General Mills, GE, American Express, Google, Toshiba, Procter & Gamble, and Honda to see invisible opportunities and solve seemingly impossible problems. In this highly insightful and motivating presentation, Daniel Burrus will help you to see both the forces that are driving the transformation of marketing and retail and how to use those forces to drive innovation and growth.

The Seven Pillars of Digital Marketing
Today's marketplace is undergoing a period of profound and accelerating transformation, with the advent of new media permanently changing consumer attitudes and behavior. The changes are in the early stages, but they are irreversible and are already disrupting entire industries. The good news is that these shifts are predictable and can be capitalized upon through the insights and tools offered by New York Times best selling author Daniel Burrus, world-famous for his exceptional track record of accurately predicting the impact of technology-driven trends on consumer behavior and the business world.

Transforming Healthcare with Technology-Enabled Innovation
We are standing at the base of a mountain of technology-driven change. Wireless telemedicine, point-of-care transactions, e-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 areas that can be used to accelerate a positive transformation in healthcare. Understanding the new opportunities that will result is essential in determining a clear course of action.

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