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Mike Walsh

Leading Authority on the Digital Future

Mike Walsh, CEO of Tomorrow and best-selling author of ‘Futuretainment,’ is a leading authority on the digital future. A dynamic keynote speaker and experienced trends analyst, Mike has delivered close to a thousand keynote speeches around the world to companies in almost every industry.

A true global nomad, Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide, researching trends, collecting innovation case studies and presenting on the future of business. He is an expert in the human factors behind strategic problems, why they exist and what it takes to fix them. A prolific writer and commentator, Mike’s views have appeared in a wide range of international publications including BusinessWeek, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.

Mike’s clients include many of the global Fortune 500, and as a sought-after keynote speaker, he regularly shares the stage with world leaders and business icons alike.

Mike has devoted his career to all things digital. He ran the market-leading consumer insights house, Jupiter Research in the Asia Pacific, and held senior strategy roles at News Corporation in both the Australian and Asian markets. He also served as board member and strategic adviser for Scandinavia’s biggest digital marketing group, The North Alliance (NoA). He helped NoA build their digital roadmap and global expansion plans and was heavily involved in the strategy of the group’s formation.

Mike’s best-selling book Futuretainment, published by Phaidon was the winner of the design award by the Art Director’s Club in New York. Mike’s latest book is The Dictionary Of Dangerous Ideas. Each week he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators and troublemakers on his weekly podcast, Between Worlds.

Much of his expertise is in explaining new patterns of consumer behaviour and disruptive technologies in emerging markets such as Japan, Korea, and China – that help prepare business leaders for what’s next. Mike has facilitated insight workshops and coached senior executives at some of the world’s leading companies

With a combination of high-impact visuals, unique consumer case studies and high-definition video – Mike’s presentations are a powerful catalyst for leadership transformation, strategic planning and brand inspiration.

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Leadership for the age of Machine Intelligence

While many fear that robots will take their jobs, the rise of machine intelligence begs a more important question: what is the true potential of human intelligence in the 21st century?
In this inspiring keynote, Mike presents a vivid portrait of a brave new world orchestrated by machines that think, and how tomorrow's leaders can upgrade their capabilities to survive and thrive in an age of accelerating technology.
Audiences will walk away with an insight into the companies, technologies and global forces shaping the age of machine intelligence, as well as a set of tailored next actions on how to redesign their organizations, reimagine their roles and reinvent the way they make decisions.

Designing your Business for the 21st Century

Companies built to survive the future are no accident. They are a result of deliberate business design decisions smart leaders are making today. In his ongoing research on the world’s most innovative companies, Mike has organized these decisions into seven strategic priorities - that he will explore with audiences as a roadmap for their own reinvention.
In this keynote, Walsh will outline the megatrends shaping the future of business and consumer behaviour, and the lessons learned from successful Fortune 500 companies on leveraging disruptive innovation, adopting a data-driven mindset and leading change through digital transformation.

The AI Generation

The greatest challenge for any company is not just keeping its current customers happy, but anticipating the needs of its future consumer base. Exposed to a childhood of data-driven experiences, the AI generation will interact, transact and communicate in ways you least expect. But that is only half your challenge.

Generational change in your workplace is also inevitable. Your future co-workers and employees will both test the limits of your management models as well as challenge your traditional beliefs about your company culture. Will you be ready for them?

The Algorithmic Age

Marketing will be one of the most interesting, but also one of the toughest jobs in the 21st century. The future will be shaped by the colliding forces of adtech (algorithms and digital technologies that bring efficiency to advertising), and martech (brand-based platforms that support customer data collection and engagement).

The opportunity for marketers is to move beyond traditional forms of media to leverage emotional, contextual and highly personal moments in a consumer’s daily life - where their messages will be relevant, reinforcing and directly actionable.

Digital Transformation

Every company in the future, whether it knows it or not, will be a software company. Not only will the entire operating environment become software-defined and virtual, software will shape the way the enterprise defines its very identity.
The pressure for change will only accelerate, as customers and their demands drive the need for continuous disruption and re-invention. For tomorrow’s CIO the challenge is clear: can they balance emerging technologies and the digital transformation agenda with everyday challenges of operational stability and security?

Recode your Culture

The world’s most innovative companies don’t let culture happen by accident, they code their culture for success. Great culture empowers your people to perform at their best. To keep pace with rapid customer-led change, 21st century companies need to re-design themselves for agility, innovation and high performance.
Forget the organisational chart. Your future depends on creating a fluid network of motivated and capable people, empowered to re-invent the way they do business.

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Amazingly fresh presentation with tons of thought leadership and practical actions to take the next step in evolving our teams.

Red Bull

Very insightful and full of powerful content. I really found your “next actions” a very useful tool for turning ideas into a concrete follow up to drive change.

Mercedes Benz Financial Services

It’s nice to hit the pause button and reflect on us as individuals, the industry, and the world. I don’t get to do this enough leading the busy life I do, so your address gave me some reflective time and an interesting perspective of our journey as a society.


Great job trying to get our industry to think about people first before developing technology. We are engineers at heart that just want to start building things, but many times we miss the mark.



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The Algorithmic Leader

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £30k to £50k

  • Europe:

    £30k to £50k

  • US:

    £30k to £50k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £50K +

Travels From

  • United Kingdom



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