People are fascinated by the future because it affects their lives, their jobs, and their wealth and welfare. And the future is a topic that fits every conference, and involves everyone in your organization. That’s why Richard Worzel, Chartered Financial Analyst, best-selling author, and one of today’s leading futurists, trend analysts, and innovation specialists, is in such demand as a speaker, consultant, and writer.
And although he’s a top trend analyst, he has developed new tools to go beyond mere trend watching, including Pre-trending™, which identifies new trends as they emerge, andTrendVelocity™ analysis, which clarifies how and when things are likely to happen.
He conducts structured innovation sessions that dovetail into your strategic planning and product design, including proprietary innovation techniques, and brings a keen understanding of why innovation can be so difficult, and how organizations can unknowingly undermine their own innovation efforts. Part of this is a process Richard calls Inventing the Future. The results help an organization remake their approach to innovation, the marketplace, and tomorrow.
Richard makes compelling keynote speeches to set the table at the start of a conference, or can end it with a bang. He leads intriguing workshops that range from a couple of hours, to days or even months of strategic planning. And he can help you plan and prepare for our uncertain future.
The needs of health-related insurance – life, disability, retirement, long-term care, critical illness, and so on – remain the same: providing security in a risky world. But the world around such insurance is changing, and this includes the tools used by insurers to serve their clients.
Futurist Richard Worzel is a business visionary and a Chartered Financial Analyst. As such, he is familiar with all aspects of insurance, as well as pacing and anticipating the needs of clients and insurers in a world where technology changes the tools for supporting those needs.
In this presentation, Richard explores the ways in which the world around insurance is changing – and how insurers can use those changes to improve their competitive position while enhancing the services they provide to their clients. Among the topics discussed are:
“Insurance is the traditional tool for individuals and corporations to manage risks,” says Richard, “but now insurers are facing novel risks of their own for which there are few precedents. How they research the future, and then prepare for it, will determine their future success.”
Is it game over for traditional broadcasters? Or is there some way for broadcasters to move forward in an era of media proliferation?
Futurist Richard Worzel is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a former Bay Street communications analyst, and a business visionary. In this presentation, he surveys the future of media, including topics like:
There is no one-size-fits-all model for every broadcaster, but knowing what’s coming, and how to prepare for it can be the difference between survival and success, or a dwindling decline. Richard provides a roadmap of the future, and offers some specific tools from the futurist’s toolkit to help broadcasters plan and prepare for the challenges ahead.
California is at the center of a wide range of cross-currents that will affect its independent schools. Futurist Richard Worzel is a Chartered Financial Analyst and business visionary with a history of research and work with educators at all levels. In this presentation, Richard will discuss the issues likely to affect the business of running independent schools in California, including:
• Shifting demographics – Hispanics are the largest demographic group, but immigration from Latin America is slowing. Meanwhile, immigration from Asia is rising, and Asian families place special emphasis on quality education. And the birth rate of people born in America continues to slow. At the same time, the U.S. administration is giving America a reputation for xenophobia, potentially repelling many of the most attractive immigrants. So how will this mix all come together, how will it affect California, and in particular, California’s independent schools?
Richard will provide a roadmap of the future for the business officers who attend, as well as giving them tools they can take back to their schools to improve the robustness of their future planning.
With disruption coming from many directions – technology, geopolitics, shifting markets, climate change, generational transitions, and more – it seems like an impossible task to keep up, let alone to get ahead. Yet, turbulent times are times when market share is up for grabs – so learn how to make use of disruption instead of being disrupted by it.
Futurist Richard Worzel is a business visionary, as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst with almost 30 years of experience in helping people put the future to work for them. In this presentation, he provides a roadmap of tomorrow’s world – then talks about what your organization can do to put yourself in position to profit from the uncertainties ahead. After all, someone always profits from change. Let it be you.
AI is having as profound an effect on our lives, our personal relationships, society, the economy, and the world, as the Internet and smartphones have. It will affect all major industries, including manufacturing, consulting, agri-business, food & foodservice, consumer marketing & retailing, law, accounting, health management & treatment, medical & genetic research, weather forecasting, insurance, finance, investing, education, and much more.
Futurist Richard Worzel identifies the changes coming for your industry, then points to what you need to do to prepare.
You Say You Want an Evolution:Dealing with Disruption Business-as-Usual
The future will neither slow down for you, nor leave your organization untouched. The only way to cope with the disruptions ahead is to grab the ears of the tiger and enjoy the ride!
Futurist Richard Worzel describes what tomorrow will be like, what forces are going to shift the foundations of your world, then guides you to the strategic approach you need to manage the disruptions for your benefit. “You can manage the future,” says Richard, “or be steamrolled by it. It’s your choice. It’s your future.”
Innovation, Foresight, and Leadership in a Disruptive Future: Preparing Your Organization – and Your Clients – for Tomorrow’s World
Technology is producing dramatic changes in business, society, and interpersonal relationships that both threaten a business’ future success, and offer it opportunities that have never existed before. But to avoid the pitfalls and exploit the opportunities, organizations need to innovate, and innovation is a virtue that requires leadership and foresight. More than that, innovation must become an organization’s culture, not a “sometime, when-we-have-time” thing.
Yet organizations have a natural aversion to the risks and potential for failure inherent in innovation. Futurist Richard Worzel identifies why these pitfalls occur, and presents a blueprint for creating an innovation organization – one devoted to fearless innovation – along with tools to make your innovation more focused, and more successful.
Prussian military theorist Carl Von Clausewitz (1780-1831) once said that the only purpose of strategy is to make your tactics work. This contradicts the modern perception that strategy is handed from on high to the front-line troops, who are stuck with trying to implement it.
But Von Clausewitz’s observation makes sense: you start with what you do best (your tactics), and build your strategy around that. Yet, there’s more to a successful strategy today than just playing to your strengths, because there are so many changes happening in so many different areas, that what worked yesterday won’t work as well tomorrow, and may not work at all the day after that. This is where innovation becomes critical.
Focused innovation has many parts. Futurist and innovation specialist Richard Worzel is a Chartered Financial Analyst as well as a business visionary. In this overview of the innovation process, Richard disassembles the process of innovation to enable your trustees to go back to their institutions with better insight and an action plan. Among the topics he will cover are:
Richard will start this process by identifying some of the critical changes facing colleges, and their students, including the employment squeeze created by two major drivers of change; the potential, and potential threats from Artificial Intelligence; the exponential emergence of robots and automation; and the revolution in pedagogy being fostered in the private sector.
Conferees will leave this session with a greater understanding of what the future holds, and a toolkit to help them prepare for the tasks ahead.
“Thank you so much for your participation in our Physician Roundtable Meeting. Your commentary challenged the audience to consider both their individual and societal perspectives regarding change. I’m not sure that everyone fully enjoyed the intellectual challenges your discussion introduced, but their discomfort represents solid evidence as to the effectiveness of your presentation. PEOPLE WERE THINKING! The future will present grave challenges and fabulous opportunities. Those in attendance left the meeting with a sense of optimism that the latter will eclipse the former. I was impressed with the depth of the dialogue with the audience. The nature of their questions and comments was diverse. Your commentary clearly demonstrated a depth of knowledge and insight which enabled you to synthesize apparently disparate topics. Richard, it was a distinct pleasure to include you in our meeting. I look forward to the opportunity for us to work together in the future.”
“As a keynote speaker for our ‘Preparing for Tomorrow’ conference, Richard was a natural fit. His dynamic delivery and fact-based presentation made for an afternoon that was enlightening as well as engaging. Several of our delegates remarked on the valuable information they had gained through Richard’s insight. Richard’s keenness to tailor his presentation to our delegates’ needs was evident from the beginning of his involvement in our conference, and it was very much appreciated. Thank you, Richard, for your obvious dedication to your field and your excellent ability to communicate your insight and research on this important topic.”