Author of Futuretainment and CEO of innovation research agency Tomorrow, Mike Walsh helps to prepare business leaders for what's next. Everything is changing. All the traditional industries we grew up with – media, communication, finance, professional services and retail – are all in the process of being turned upside down and re-invented. The force behind this revolution is not technology but rather consumer behaviour.
After all, as interesting as it is when things change, the real magic happens when people do.
A leading authority on new media and the digital future. Mike’s unique approach is to scan the near horizon for what’s happening right now, then translate these movements into usable trends. Constantly travelling the world for the best ideas, consumer innovations and disruptive technologies – Mike distils the most relevant insights into tailored keynotes that allow any audience (including technophobes) to not only understand, but also start to influence the future direction of their industry.
Mike has devoted his career to being 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.
Over the last few years, Mike has advised some of the world's leading brands and corporations. He has facilitated insight workshops and coached senior executives at companies such as Star TV, the ABC, Fujifilm, DMG Radio, Foxtel and NineMSN.
With a dynamic and high energy presentation style, author and futurist Mike Walsh currently stimulates audiences around the globe with his analysis of the latest consumer trends. His presentations blend video, high impact visuals and mind blowing cases of innovation from his experiences in the cutting edge markets of Japan, Korea and China.
Whether a conference, strategy offsite or an intimate boardroom discussion - Mike's presentations will turn the overwhelming tidal wave of new media opportunites into practical strategy. Acting as a powerful catalyst for new innovation, strategic planning and brand inspiration.
"People are tired of stories of flying cars and weird science. What interests me is not the far future, but tomorrow. Somewhere in the world the future is already happening. You just need to know where to look." Mike Walsh