- He is chairman the Delphi Group, which was named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine
- Named a business visionary by Forbes
Tom Koulopoulos is Chairman and founder of Delphi Group, a 30-year-old Boston-based think tank named one of the fastest growing private companies by Inc. Magazine, and the founding partner of Acrovantage Ventures, which invests in early-stage technology startups. He is also the author of 13 books, an Inc.com columnist, the past Executive Director of the Babson College Center for Business Innovation, the past director of the Dell Innovation Lab, and a professor at Boston University.
His insights have received wide praise from luminaries such as the late Peter Drucker, the father of modern management; Dee Hock, founder of Visa International, and Tom Peters, who called his writing, “a brilliant vision of where we must take our enterprises to survive and thrive.” His Inc. column is read by over one million people yearly.
Mr. Koulopoulos’ thirteen books include his most recent, Reimagining Healthcare, The Bottomless Cloud, Revealing the Invisible, The Gen Z Effect, and Cloud Surfing. His upcoming book, Gigatrends, looks at the seven tech trends that are shaping the future of how we live, work, and play.
According to Tom’s mentor, Peter Drucker, Tom’s writing “makes you question not only the way you run your business but the way you run yourself.”
The Cloud is the hottest topic since the advent of the Internet. And nobody can speak to it with more insight, energy, and humor than Tom. It’s why HP, Microsoft, Gartner, Intel, Cisco and many others have asked Tom to keynote their organizations’ cloud events. Drawing on his book, Cloud Surfing, Tom paints a powerful picture of how The Cloud will change the way we live, work and play.
Gigatrends looks at the greatest technological shifts of the 21st century, from the Metaverse to the emergence of Digital Workers, Frictionless Commerce to Blockchain, the Global Healthcare Crisis to Generation Alpha, it sheds a bright light on the many unanticipated ways that technology will shape the future; making what are often confusing trends understandable and actionable. And all of this directly from a viewpoint directly the front lines of technology.
At a time when uncertainty seems to be looming large over every aspect of our lives Gigatrends sets a course for the future that is realistic and hopeful.
Come prepared for an enlightening and life-changing discussion about the importance of innovation and get ready to take a hard look at how issues of culture, generations, and leadership impact the way we innovate. Tom’s approach is insightful and cutting-edge, but be forewarned, at times unorthodox. It’s the reason Forbes.com called him a Business Visionary with an incisive view of world trade and why, in the words of his long time mentor Peter Drucker, “Tom makes you rethink not only your business but yourself.”
Fascinating, engaging, and incredibly timely, this keynote explores one of the most dramatic shifts in history: the transition from an industrial society to one that is based on a deep understanding of an entirely new form of knowledge capital, behavior—our behaviors as well as those of the intelligent machines that we are building. Tom will entertain and educate your audience on the future of AI and how it will profoundly transform every aspect of our lives.
Few things create as much risk for today’s organizations as cyber threats. However, cyber risk isn’t just a tech problem. Yes, you need need hardened systems and talented people on the front lines, but the greatest cyber risks begin and end in the c-suite. In this hard-hitting, fast-paced keynote Tom looks at the critical role that leadership plays in creating a culture for a cyber-aware organization, and setting the course for how companies will deal with the inevitability of breaches and cyber attacks.
The single most significant shift in business is underway – Digital Business Ecosystems. Simply put, Digital Business Ecosystems are at the heart of successful high growth companies such as Uber, Airbnb, Tesla, Google, Amazon, Netflix, Alibaba, Samsung, Nest, and GE. In this leading edge keynote, Tom looks at how Digital Disruption, Transformation and Business Ecosystems will be critical to the success of every business in every industry over the decades to come.
While every new generation has faced its share of disruption in technology, economics, politics and society, no other generation in the history of mankind has had the ability to make sure that every human being (and every “thing” ) on the planet is connected to each other, fully educated, and economically engaged. What might this mean for the way in which we build our businesses, markets, and institutions for education in the future?
Healthcare is on the precipice of enormous transformation brought on by an aging global demographic and the exponential advance of technology. However, healthcare is also at another precipice—one that threatens to send it, and its promise, plummeting into an economic black hole.
Tom takes a hard, honest, and practical look at how we can bend the arc of healthcare towards a system that improves outcomes, drives out friction, and provides a patient-centered model that becomes a role model for every nation.
“Tom’s presentation was a “home run” Also his commitment to the event was great. He came early to hear our CEO speak and then collaborated with us on his presentation. We were exceptionally pleased.”