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Mike Walsh


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Mike Walsh prepares business leaders for what's next. Rather than focusing on the distant future, Mike takes an anthropological approach - scanning the near horizon for disruptive technologies and consumer Innovations on the verge of hitting critical mass, and then translating these into usable business strategies. A global nomad constantly travelling the world for the best ideas – Mike distils the most relevant Insights into tailored keynotes that allow any audience to not only understand, but also start to influence the future direction of their industry.

Mike is an expert on emerging markets. Mike's new book THE DIVERGENCE, charts the rise of online consumers in the fast growth emerging markets. His central contention is that tomorrow's Web will be radically different to conventional Western models and will require entirely new engagement

Strategies. Mike previously 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. In his current role at Tomorrow, Mike has advised the CEOs and senior management teams of companies such as the BBC, Fujifilm, Cartier, IWC, MSN, Star TV, P&G, Televisa, Hutchinson, Philips, Grey Advertising, Schwarzkopf, Roche Pharmaceuticals, BT Financial and HSBC.

Mike is a dynamic and high energy presenter, blending a cinematic feast of original video, award winning visual design and mind blowing case studies of innovation from his personal experiences in the field. Whether a conference, strategy offsite or an intimate boardroom discussion - Mike's

Presentations act as a powerful catalyst for innovation, strategic planning and brand inspiration.

Topics Include:

Futuretainment - Yesterday The World Changed, Now It’s Your Turn

Available as a high impact 50 minute keynote or a half day workshop with interactive exercises and facilitated discussion. Supported by a global network of analysts and researchers - Mike takes the time to work with you and your team to tailor his presentations to directly address the issues directly relevant to your company and industry. Welcome to the Revolution. The balance of power has shifted and consumers have taken control. Based on Mike Walsh's bestselling book, FUTURETAINMENT is a fast paced tour of the latest technologies, global trends, and case studies that will forever change the way you think about your relationship with your customers. In this session Mike shares:

  • The most disruptive trends specifically researched for your industry and products and promotions that will engage the next generation of consumers
  • Consumer innovations from fast growth emerging markets and global best practices in mobile applications and platforms

Flex - Business Re- Imagined

What does it take to lead a 21st Centuray company? New Technology is not only an opportunity to improve productivity, it invites us to ask a much bigger question – can we re-imagine the way we do business? Forces of change surround us. Whether is be generational turnover, the Cloud,

mobile work, or the rise of social enterprise – the companies that thrive in the near future will be the ones that not only embrace change but are the first to break the rules. With original consumer market research , practical evaluations of next generational enterprise tools and case studies from some of the world’s most innovative firms – you will have everything you need to start thinking like a FLEX firm. In this session Mike shares:

The new digital platforms and enterprise tools and new models of innovation suitable for the current market. How consumerization, enterprise mobility and the Cloud will change the way your teams collaborate and act on information.
Relevant case studies of the ‘winners circle’ of companies who have survived disruptive change and a roadmap for your company’s future and identify the capabilites you will need to take it there.

World Next – Your Roadmap to the Global Future

Social unrest, economic turmoil, rapid technological change – we live in a world seemingly dominated by crisis. And yet if you look more closely, you may also see a different set of patterns giving rise to new markets, new consumers and new ways to do business. The future is already here, you just need to know where to look. How we interact, transact and entertain ourselves in the furture will be shaped by a billion new consumers from emerging markets. THE FUGUE is your roadmap to understanding and accessing the growth potential of tomorrow’s world. In this session Mike shares:

  • How the Web of tomorrow will be different, new markets , consumers and technology trends that will be essential for the global growth of your business.
  • Case studies of international companies, the winners and losers in the digital world and the disruptive innovation models of your emerging competitors.


Fascinating! You should also write books on presenting technology topics to non-technology people. It’s a skill very few technologists have."
Walt Disney Studios

Mike was a pleasure to work with. His presentation was perfectly pitched reflecting his research prior to the event to tailor his presentation to our audience and he also took the time to meet with some of them prior to the presentation. We would highly recommend Mike to anyone interested and would love to work with him again."
Roche Products Pty Limited

Would highly recommend Mike Walsh to any company who wants to get a clearer understanding of not what might be, but what is very likely to be
Fujifilm Australia

Mike is highly inquisitive and original, not only in his thinking but also in his presentation, taking complex issues and turning them into simple and digestible themes. Mike is very valuable at helping challenge whatever your conventional wisdom is, and in setting out a clear set of views on how things might shape in months and years to come. I recommend him highly."

"Fantastic talk at eTech. Probably the best of the conference. An eye opener."
Disney ABC Television Group

"Your presentation on convergent technologies gave us a great perspective on the emerging trends that will present FOXTEL will many opportunities - and also some clear threats. Thank you again for contributing to FOXTEL's success!"

"Your expert presentation on technological innovation was an ideal contribution to the opening session for what proved to be a valuable two day meeting, and your insights were helpful in our deliberations on future strategies for the ABC."

"Not only did Mike kick off our conference with relevant, thought provoking content, but his dynamic delivery had our attendees engaged and thinking about the future of digital media."

“If the future is already here then it’s certain that Mike manages somehow to insert himself into one of those little pockets of the future, have a look around, and then come back and let the rest of us know what our world will soon be like! It’s been a pleasure debating the future of media with a real visionary.”

"Your talk was so well received! Many people (including myself and my team) thought you were the best speaker of the whole conference. You can be absolutely certain that if we ever need an insightful, clever, entertaining and informative discussion on the future of television we will give you another call."
XYZ Music Channels

"Everyone at Triple J was very interested and inspired by your was brilliant to have the team being able to hear some of your insights!"
ABC Network

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