About Jim Carroll - Futurist, Trends and Innovation Speaker and Author:
Jim Carroll helps transform growth-oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes. He is acknowledged as one of the world's leading global futurists, trends and innovation experts with a massive global blue chip client list. SpeakerWiki, the global encyclopedia of speakers, ranks him among the top 15 speakers in the world. Clients such as the PGA, Consumer Electronics Association: CEO Summit, Northrop Grumman, Walt Disney, US Department of Defense, Nestle, Motorola, KPMG and many more have engaged Jim Carroll for a keynote or leadership meeting which focused on future trends, innovation and growth.
The world's largest organizations turn to Jim Carroll when seeking insight into the future. Shouldn't you?
Jim has researched key innovation success factors for dozens of industries, associations, professions, companies and individuals. Hundreds of thousands have shared his insight with highly energized presentations in Zurich, Palm Springs, Sydney, Cayman Islands, Los Angeles, Miami, Costa Rica, London, Nassau, New York, Vancouver, Stockholm, Budapest; everything from high level CEO leadership meetings to 5,000 person conference keynotes.
Jim is globally recognized for his unique wisdom and insight into trends. BusinessWeek called Jim
a leading source for innovation insight.
Jim is the author of Memo From the Future: What You Would Have Done If You Knew Then What You Know Now released in 2010, Ready, Set, Done: How to Innovate When Faster is the New Fast, and What I Learned From Frogs in Texas: Saving Your Skin with Forward Thinking Innovation. His most recent book is The Future Belongs to Those Who Are Fast released in the spring of 2012.
What Jim Carrol Talks About:
The Internet of Things: Disruption and Opportunity in an Era of Pervasive Connectivity
Every industry is set to be transformed as an era of hyper connectivity becomes the new norm. The result? Massive business model disruption; the rapid emergence of new competitors; industries in which customers empowered with mobile devices control a wide variety of devices that are a part of their daily lives; unique opportunities for deep analytical insight into trends and opportunities emerging in industries; a reinvention of manufacturing, logistics, retail, healthcare and other industries because of consumers that are empowered, connected, and enabled with a new form of lifestyle management that we’ve never witnessed before.
The Internet of Things is happening everywhere.
The Internet of Things is real, and it is unfolding at a blistering pace. We’re in the era of connected thermostats that link to an intelligent energy grid; autonomous vehicle technology that is self-aware, and networked into sophisticated, intelligent highway flow control systems. A connected trucking fleet that is self-diagnostic, predictive, and built for zero down-time . Intelligent home appliances that link to packaged food products that automatically upload carb, sodium and other dietary information as part of an overall health and wellness program.
What Do World Class Innovators Do That Others Don't Do?
World class innovators possess a relentless focus on growth; continually transition their revenue source; and solve customers' problems before the customer knows it's a problem. They focus on upside down innovation by sourcing innovation ideas through their customers. They concentrate on ingesting fast ideas; check their speed and focus on corporate agility; and focus on long term wins through constant incremental improvements. They know that skills partnerships are a key success factor.
And most important: world class innovators aren't afraid to back away from big ideas: they know that right now it's a great time to made bold decisions, and take decisive advantage to forge aggressive new paths against their competitors.
While everyone else wallows in aggressive indecision and organizational sclerosis, world class innovators know that it is a great time to do great things!
Location is the New Intelligence: Customer Interaction in the Era of Pervasive Mobile
We're at the leading edge of the merger of three perfect trends: the rapid and massive emergence of a massive mobile infrastructure with increasingly intelligent devices. Pervasive location awareness as a results of GPS and location intelligence/mapping trends. And a consumer mindset that is increasingly open to new forms of interaction. The result is massive business model disruption, absolutely transformative market change, and complete obliteration of old assumptions as the nature of the customer relationship. Smart, innovative super-heroes know that this is an unprecedented time to jump on the emergence of location as the new intelligence, in order to provide for new ways of product uplift in the retail space, changing the very nature of customer loyalty through new forms of interaction, and enhancing existing one-to-0ne conversations through a more direct, distinct and fascinating new form of location based relationships. Futurist, trends and innovation expert Jim Carroll is setting the retail, marketing and advertising world on fire with his fast paced insight into one of the most important trends to shape the customer-business relationship in the last few decades. Move over social networking location is the new intelligence!
Where's the Growth? Transformative Opportunities for Transformative Times
Where will we be in 2015? 2020 or 2025? What challenges and opportunities will we face? In a world of massive globalization, what will our markets, customers, industries and organizational structures look like?
These are truly transformative times, with an alignment of political leaders, business executives, consumers, researchers and industry groups all realizing that now is the time that we need to solve complex problems with bold thinking and
big ideas. Some of the biggest organizations in the world including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Toshiba, the Swiss Innovation Forum, the BBC, Motorola and Nestle have sought just such insight from Jim Carroll. As someone who has assisted hundreds of organizations in thinking about and preparing for the future, Jim Carroll has become globally recognized as one of the world's leading international futurists.
In a highly customized presentation, he outlines the major trends that will impact you, and what you need to start doing now in order to respond. He will open your mind up to the opportunities of this transformative time, a new era when big ideas and bold action are proving to be the foundation for significant transformation in how we approach global challenges, problems and opportunities. In doing so, he will ensure you are well positioned for the future!
Leading the Future: Key Leadership Strategies for the High Velocity Economy
We live in an era of unprecedented, relentless, rapid change. That's why leading edge organizations look to futurist, innovation and trends expert Jim Carroll for a keynote, executive briefing or workshop that clearly focuses on how to develop and engender the leadership skills of the 21st Century. As someone who has assisted hundreds of organizations in thinking about and preparing for the future, Jim has become recognized for his keen insight into the necessary leadership skills of today. He outlines the major attributes that the future-oriented leaders of today have adapted:
We're in a new fast paced world already, 175 million people worldwide participate on social networks through mobile technology. Organizations are faced with tremendous new challenges and opportunities in building and sustaining a brand image in this era of hyperconnected consumers. And given the rate of change that is occurring as consumers increasingly begin to influence brand perception, the new reality is that it costs substantially more to maintain relevance of brand image today.
The biggest challenge for brands? We find ourselves in a period of time in which a brand is no longer what you say it is, it's what the consumer says it is! Join International futurist, trends and innovation expert Jim Carroll as he outlines the key challenges that an organization faces with the new world of social networks; the strategies that must be pursued to keep a brand fresh; and the interactive strategies and innovative methods that organizations are adopting to adapt to this new consumer reality.
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