Robert B. Tucker


About Robert B. Tucker - Top Global Futurist, Change & Innovation Speaker and Author:

Robert B. Tucker is a renowned global futurist and innovation keynote speaker with a client list that includes over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies. President and founder of Innovation Resource Consulting Group, Tucker is an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of strategic innovation.

His highly interactive presentations lead audiences on a guided tour inside the world’s most creative companies. Through stories and examples, Tucker encourages his audiences how to tap into the mindset, skillset and toolset of the innovator. He inspires leaders to embrace change, discover opportunity and avoid obsolescence. Known for his in-depth customization, Robert provides your audience with practical strategies, cutting-edge insights, and inspiration to take action once back at the office.

During the course of his 28 year career, Robert has worked with groups ranging from the economic development ministries of Singapore, Dubai, and Morocco, to multinational companies like IBM, American Express, and Nestle, as well as numerous trade and technology groups in a wide variety of industries. A former adjunct professor at UCLA, Robert’s pioneering research in identifying the critical attributes of innovators became the acclaimed book, Winning the Innovation Game.

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What Robert B. Tucker Talks About:

Managing the Future: Capitalizing on the Driving Forces of Change
Given the pace and speed of change, you’re either managing the future… or the future is managing you. The powerful strategies revealed in this session will show you how to anticipate emerging trends – and use them as building-blocks to greater growth and success. Global trends forecaster Robert Tucker explores important consumer, political, technological, economic, demographic, workstyle and social trends – that will impact all of us in the coming years. Robert’s framework for navigating the driving forces of change will
empower you to look, think and act ahead of the curve – and avoid being blindsided by change. His optimistic spirit will inspire you to seize tomorrow’s opportunities starting today.

Leading Ahead of the Curve: Are You Managing the Future – or is the Future Managing You?
Organizations and their leaders are being challenged like never before to adapt faster to technological and disruptive changes in their markets. Every aspect of your business is about to change and the question is: will you be ready to lead?

This program is perfect for industry and professional associations, economic development organizations, and companies facing the forces of discontinuous change. It’s  based on Robert’s bestselling book, Managing the Future: 10 Driving Forces of Change, which has been translated into 17 languages.

All too often, Tucker observes, we are too busy managing today’s business, and we don’t think far enough up the road to capitalize on trends and turn them to our advantage. This kickoff session (or longer program) serves as a powerful road map for leaders who want to thrive amidst the uncertainty and unpredictability of exponential change and sudden disruption.

The powerful strategies revealed here show you how to spot emerging trends in time to shape an effective and bold response. While economists confine themselves to economic trends, Robert explores such topics as how to scan and monitor consumer, political, technological, economic, regulatory, demographic, lifestyle and social trends. And how to use them as stepping stones to growth, profit and competitive advantage. The session is based on Robert’s proprietary research into your industry, and is especially powerful for leaders facing new competitive threats, disruptive technologies, new market entrants, and related challenges. The theme here is optimism. Tucker will leave you and your colleagues inspired and refreshed, with actionable “take-home” strategies and ideas to seize tomorrow’s opportunities today.

Driving Growth Through Innovation: How Leading Firms Are Transforming Their Futures
You’ve got a process for everything else, why not for Innovation?

When was the last time you focused on upgrading your ability to conceive and introduce new product, service, process and strategy ideas? Could it be that you are using yesterday’s methods to manage today’s complex marketplace challenges?

This dynamic, example-filled keynote presentation will give you an overview of the important findings reported in Tucker’s ground-breaking book, Driving Growth Through Innovation. Tucker will take you and your colleagues behind the scenes inside the Innovation Vanguard companies. You’ll discover the latest methods for building innovation into a powerful source of growth, profits, and competitive advantage. You’ll learn unconventional approaches for turning innovation into a systematic, imbedded process, and be motivated to take action in your company.

Innovation is Everybody’s Business: How to Make Yourself Indispensable in Today’s Hyper-Competitive World
Organizations today are increasingly in need of high potential managers and individual contributors with the abilities and mindset to get new projects done. While professionals with functional and technical skills are valued, those with Innovation Skills are emerging as the most sought-after talent in today’s hyper-competitive age.

In this practical, inspiring and highly interactive personal development session, global innovation guru and bestselling author Robert Tucker explores powerful tools and strategies to help you and your colleagues hone your ability to seize emerging opportunities, develop new revenue sources, add value, and create unconventional solutions.

Formats: This session can be delivered as a one-hour keynote, 90- minute general session, or interactive half- or full-day seminar.

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