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Jim  Carroll

Jim Carroll

Futurist, Trend & Innovation Expert


Jim Carroll is recognized as one of the world’s leading futurists and trends and innovation experts. His inspirational, transformative thinking will help you discover opportunity in an era of high-velocity change. Carroll uses his expertise to help organizations meet the challenges of the economic contraction by focusing on innovation, and aligning their strategy to fast-paced future trends. Read More >

In the last fifteen years, he has proven himself as one of the world's leading futurists, trends and innovation experts, with a diverse client list that includes Motorola, Nestle, the BBC, Caterpillar, Lincoln Financial, CapitalOne, the American Nursery and Landscape Association, the Swiss Innovation Forum, Toshiba Australia, the World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress, the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, Disney, and Readers Digest.

Carroll has become internationally recognized for his cutting edge insight. He was named by Business Week as one of four leading sources for insight into creativity and innovation, and was a featured panelist on the CNBC prime-time series, The Future of Innovation, with host Maria Baritoromo. The global financial powerhouse, Credit Suisse, sought his insight into issues of economic growth for their global publication, Bulletin. His insight has been covered in ABC News, INC, Fast Company, CNBC, The South China Morning Post, The Age, CAPITAL Magazine and CEO Magazine Hungary. In addition, he has written over 3,000 articles for a wide variety of print publications.

As an author, columnist, media commentator, and consultant, Carroll is completely focused on creativity and innovation, insight that is captured in his books, Ready, Set, Done! How to Innovate When Faster is the New Fast and What I Learned From Frogs in Texas: Saving Your Skin with Forward Thinking Innovation.

Carroll’s experience and ability to customize each engagement allows him to address almost any industry. He has undertaken detailed research into a wide variety of industry trends, including agriculture, healthcare, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, retail, consumer products, economic development, financial services, insurance, education, and many others. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

The Future Belongs to Those Who Are Fast

A Keynote for 4,000

Trend: The Future of Packaging

Speech Topics

What Do World Class Innovators Do That Others Don’t Do?

Where’s the Growth? Transformative Opportunities for Transformative Times

When Do We Get to Normal? Why Thinking BIG Will Help You Seize The Opportunities of the 21st Century

Healthcare 2020: The Transformative Trends That Will REALLY Define Our Future

Location is the New Intelligence: Customer Interaction in the Era of Pervasive Mobile

Moving Beyond the Meltdown: Aligning Yourself for Growth Through Innovation

7 Things You Need to Do Right Now: Aligning The Fast Future to Your Current Strategy

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