Founder & CEO of Tomorrow and Business Consultant
Mike is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change. Mike’s bestselling books include Futuretainment and The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas. Each week he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators and troublemakers on his weekly podcast, "Between Worlds." A true nomad, Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide, researching trends, collecting innovation case studies and presenting on the future of business. Read More >
On the Road With Mike Walsh
The Future is Now
How Great Companies Re-invent Themselves to Survive the Future
Will Smarter Computers Make For Smarter Leaders?
The Future of Health Insurance
"Most companies are simply not designed to survive. They become successful on the basis of one big idea or breakthrough product," says CEO MikeWalsh of Tomorrow, a global consultancy that helps design 21st century businesses. "The companies that will thrive in the near future are the ones not only embracing change but breaking the rules." Read More >
Companies built to survive the future are no accident. They are a result of deliberate business design decisions smart leaders are making today. In his ongoing research on the world’s most innovative companies, Mike has organized these decisions into seven strategic priorities – that he will explore with audiences as a roadmap for their own reinvention.
In this keynote, Walsh will outline the mega-trends shaping the future of business and consumer behaviour, and the lessons learned from successful Fortune 500 companies on leveraging disruptive innovation, adopting a data-driven mindset and leading change through digital transformation.
From the impact of AI on leadership to the mega-trends driving digital transformation, Mike Walsh's keynotes are a blend of provocative questions and global case studies. Read Less ^
We live in an age of wonder – cars that drive themselves, platforms that anticipate our needs, and robots capable of everything from advanced manufacturing to complex surgery. Automation, algorithms and AI are transforming not only business, but every facet of daily life. While many fear that robots will take their jobs, the rise of machine intelligence begs a more important question: what is the true potential of human intelligence in the 21st century? Read More >
In this inspiring keynote, Mike Walsh, futurist and author of The Dictionary Of Dangerous Ideas will present a vivid portrait of a brave new world orchestrated by machines that think, and how tomorrow’s leaders can upgrade their capabilities to survive and thrive in an age of accelerating technology.
Audiences will walk away with an insight into the companies, technologies and global forces shaping the age of machine intelligence, as well as a set of tailored next actions on how to redesign their organizations, reimagine their roles and reinvent the way they make decisions. Read Less ^
In the future, data and digital technologies will transform the way that people interact with healthcare providers and manage their well-being. The rising adoption of health-related smartphone apps, fitness focused wearables, bio-metric sensors as well as advances in digital biology and personalized medicine are merely the advance wave in a radical re-imaging of health in the 21st century. Read More >
The key trend driving the future of healthcare will be customer centricity - as patients begin to shop for healthcare and wellness services in the same way they comparison shop for cars and plumbers. For healthcare leaders, that means focusing on leveraging emerging technologies like AI and data analytics that have the potential to streamline the customer experience, while looking for new digitally focused alliances and partnerships outside the traditional medical and pharmaceutical space.
Mike’s approach to the future of health is to focus on the human impact of disruptive change. Only by understanding the mindset of tomorrow’s patients can health providers and pharmaceutical companies transition to a highly targeted, personalized approach to wellness.
In meeting that challenge, Mike brings a design thinking perspective to helping audiences re-imagine the way that their company should work, inspiring teams to embrace a culture of agility, responsiveness and innovation.
In his ongoing research on successful digital transformations, Mike Walsh has identiﬁed the key priorities that smart leaders will need as they challenge their teams to move as quickly as their customers do. Through a series of interviews and brieﬁngs, he will work with your team to isolate the frameworks and case studies most relevant to your objectives.
“The most sophisticated technology companies of the future will be in the healthcare space - leveraging the state of the art in search of the greatest prize of all: improving the quality of human life.” Read Less ^
"Amazing! Mike was the perfect anchor to bring the conference to a high energy, thought-provoking close. He had the attention of everyone in the audience. The post-conference survey has shown Mike was one of the most valuable speakers. When I went through the search for the conference speaker, I was thrilled to put his name in front of the General Manager of my business unit. Mike had another company that was looking at him for the same date but we swooped in and put a firm commitment on his calendar. I feel sorry for the other company that let him slip away. Thanks Mike!"
"Fantastic! It touched on two key aspects of my current professional role (ethnographic research in the tech space) and analytics/data/dashboards."
"Excellent presentation – challenges status quo and our ability to react and if possible predict where and what customers’ needs are."
"All I can say about Mike is that he “Rocked the House.” They loved him!!! He did a fantastic job for us. I saw him two years ago in Denver at PCMA and then again in Boston. I knew he would be a perfect fit for our group."
"Mike Walsh is very engaging, with the perfect blend of serious content and light humor. His insights into our next generation of customers and employees was compelling and right on the mark. His “mind grenades” were great takeaways that I will absolutely use at my 1,800-person company immediately. I believe his content would be useful in almost every environment from a small start-up to a large, established business or government agency."
"It’s nice to hit the pause button and reflect on us as individuals, the industry, and the world. I don’t get to do this enough leading the busy life I do, so your address gave me some reflective time and an interesting perception on our journey as a society. I loved the mind grenade concept, and loved the to-do’s associated with each of them."
"Very insightful and full of powerful content. Great way of engaging people in the topics and I really found the “next actions” as a very useful tool to turn the ideas into concrete follow-up to drive change."
"Very well done! The cultural/anthropologic dimensions as related to technology innovation is a fantastic theme to explore and to get people to ponder more in thinking about people’s behaviors, the root of them, and how this impacts their adoption and use of technology (nudges us out of the US centric context)."
"Very insightful. Loved the discussion of the future of mobile, integration of social media, and the need to identify how to best use the telemetry from this to drive sales and customer satisfaction."