James Canton

James Canton, PhD

Futurist, Social Scientist, Author, Business Advisor
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  • Velocity--The Top Trends Happening Now

    Are you operating with Velocity? Get out in front of change. Learn what’s coming next. Complex changes and trends are redefining business, markets and society. Real-time change is the New Future. Managing uncertainty is now. New business models, new strategies, new customer demands, new innovations, new demographics, new employees, new rules, new technologies are ALL creating velocity and change. Find out what’s happening NOW and how to anticipate what’s coming next. Find out what are the top trends that are affecting your customers, employees, partners and competitors that you must know about know to better compete in the New Future. This keynote is a comprehensive overview of the top trends you need to know now.

  • The Future of Cloud Computing and Big Data

    Smarter, faster, leaner business is coming led by IT. A transformation in IT is coming fast. The next generation of business services will be shaped by Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics. Find out how to use these two massive innovations to establish a competitive advantage in your organization and what’s next for business and IT. Learn about integrating your mobile, social media, customer service management and business process transformation to this key trend. Learn how to turn your info into powerful innovative knowledge about customers, employees and competitors from using smarter IT strategies based on this trend. Find out how to mine your digital exhaust and monetize info to make it intelligence and power to compete and create results faster.

  • The Mobile Future

    An explosion of app’s, devices, platforms and media are transforming business, markets and society. Mobility is transforming business. But what are the long term and short term implications for your business? The mobile web is transforming the enterprise; how we touch customers; how we interact with partners and with employees. Find out what’s next for mobile and how this trend is shaping your future. From entertainment, health care, finance to media–the web is bringing the mobile era to everyone everywhere. Find out what’s next and what the top trends for mobility will be this year.

  • Future-Readiness: How To Think About Strategy

    Business strategy is a framework to see the convergence of trends that create opportunity. Strategy takes into consideration the holistic forces of change, competition, resources, time and assets. Discover how to think and plan more strategically about your organization’s future. Learn how to develop scenarios and frameworks to do productive and effective strategic thinking. Find out how to become future-ready by thinking more effectively about strategy.

  • Help Wanted: The Future of the Workforce

    This keynote identifies the top trends that will shape the future of the workforce. Access to smart and skilled talent will define the winners and the losers in the 21st century economy. This presentation reviews the emerging workforce trends and challenges that will impact organizations worldwide. These forecasts will bring to light the future risks and shifting demographics, skills, tech, needs and values of the future workforce.

  • The Extreme Future Of Healthcare

    A series of radical trends and disruptions are reshaping health care. This profound transformation will change business models, standards of care, the management of disease and redefine the health care model. What will happen next will affect the future of business, science, the workforce and society. The transition from health care as disease care to prevention will transform human beings. Few organizations are prepared for the trends that are coming and what will be required to effectively navigate this future.

  • Technofutures: The Top Innovation Trends That Will Shape The 21st Century

    The global innovation economy is the central driver of business change in this century. This keynote is a sweeping overview of the top innovations and technologies that will transform the future—many that are emerging now. Based on his CNN special and book, Dr. Canton identifies the top innovations–from the Internet 3.0 to next generation genomics, virtual reality media, anywhere wireless, longevity medicine, quantum computing and nanotech to robotics that will drive future change in business and society. This keynote is an entertaining overview about the future of innovation what is coming fast—and how you can prepare for the extreme change.
  • Why Book Dr. James Canton?

  • Dr. Canton is a man with the power to see the future... sort of. He is a Futurist and one of the most successful technology forecasters.
  • His services have been sought after by the Global Fortune 1000, GE, IBM, Intel, Boeing, and many more.
  • His powerful lectures teach audiences how to harness their powers of perception to make insightful and profitable decisions for the future.

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    Dr. James Canton is a renowned global futurist, social scientist, author, and visionary business advisor. As a former Apple Computer executive and high tech entrepreneur, he has been insightfully forecasting the key trends and technologies that have shaped our world. The Economist recognizes him as one of the leading global futurists. He has advised three White House Administrations and over 100 companies.

    Dr. Canton is CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, a leading think tank he founded in 1990 that advises business and government . A frequent guest of the media, he was named “the Digital Guru” by CNN and “Dr. Future” by Yahoo for his insights. Dr. Canton is the author of The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the 21st Century, Dutton 2006, and Technofutures: How Leading-Edge Innovations Will Transform Business in the 21st Century.

    Dr. Canton advises the Global Fortune 1000 on trends in innovation, financial services, health care, population, life sciences, energy, security, workforce, climate change and globalization. From a broad range of industries, clients include: IBM, Tata, Intel, Philips, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Boeing, FedEx, and Proctor & Gamble.

    Recognized as “one of the top presenters in the 21st century” by Successful Meetings Magazine, Dr. Canton is a highly sought-after keynote presenter. He has spoken to thousands of organizations on five continents. He is noted for his fascinating, informative, dynamic and entertaining keynotes.

    A frequent guest of the media, Dr. Canton has been a commentator on CNN, CNBC, Fox, PBS, ABC. Media coverage has included CNBC, Fox, PBS, ABC, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Bloomberg Report, The New York Times, US News and World Report, CEO, CIO and CFO Magazines. His FutureGuru blog and Twitter followers reach a worldwide audience.

    Dr. Canton has held a academic appointments at Singularity University at NASA, the Kellogg School of Management, MIT’s Media Lab, Europe, the Potomac Institute, and served on the International Advisory Council, Economic Development Board for the State Singapore, been an advisor to the National Science and Technology Council, US Departments of State, Defense and Health and Human Services.

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