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Robert B. Tucker

Robert B. Tucker

Business Futurist, Innovation Expert & Best-Selling Author

Biography

Robert B. Tucker is a renowned global futurist and innovation keynote speaker with a client list that includes over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies. Founder and president of Innovation Resource Consulting Group, Tucker is an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of strategic foresight and innovation. Read More >

During the course of his 28-year career, Robert has worked with groups ranging from the economic development ministries of Singapore, Dubai, and Morocco, to multinational companies like IBM, American Express, and Nestle, as well as numerous trade and technology groups in a wide variety of industries.

A former adjunct professor at UCLA and widely acknowledged as one of the most influential innovation thought leaders and trend forecasters, Robert’s latest book, Innovation Is Everybody's Business: Making Yourself Indispensable in Today's Hypercompetitive World, reveals the Seven Innovation Skills that are rapidly becoming essential to navigating one’s career and business in today's hypercompetitive world. His customized, high energy presentations provide leaders with cutting edge insights, practical advice, and reveal the "innovation mindset, toolset, and skillset" necessary to seize opportunities and profit from today's rapid changes. His international bestseller, Managing the Future: 10 Driving Forces of Change, has been translated into over 17 languages. 

Considered one of the founding thought leaders in the growing Innovation Movement, Tucker is publisher of Innovation Trends, and is a frequent contributor to such publications as Forbes, Strategy & Leadership, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Innovation Excellence and other publications. He has appeared on CBS News, Channel News Asia, Bloomberg, Network 18 India, the PBS series Taking the Lead, and was a was a featured guest on the CNBC series The Business of Innovation.

A multi-year winner of the Top Five Speaker hall of fame, Tucker is a recipient of the prestigious Brand Personality Award by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation for outstanding contributions to the field of innovation. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

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TEDx: Innovation is Everybody’s Business

Think Big Anyway | UC David Commencement Speech

How To Track Trends

Speech Topics

Managing the Future: Capitalizing on the Driving Forces of Change

In today’s world, we’re either managing for the future… or the future is managing us! In this session, global trends futurist Robert Tucker provides a powerful framework for thriving and prospering amidst the uncertainty of the 2020s -- a world of constant change. This fast-paced, future-focused keynote provides a practical framework for leaders in all industries who want to stay ahead of the curve and avoid being blindsided by today’s rapid technological, social, and disruptive changes. Powerful strategies revealed here will show you how to anticipate emerging trends, and use them as building-blocks to greater growth. Prepare for a session that will leave you inspired, optimistic, and ready to take action to seize opportunities in this exciting time.

Driving Growth Through Innovation: How Leading Firms Are Transforming Their Futures

Based on three years of in-depth research, Tucker takes you and your audience on a guided tour behind the scenes of 23 Innovation Vanguard companies.  You’ll discover their secrets for building innovation into a powerful source of growth, profits, and competitive advantage. You’ll learn unconventional methods to turn innovation into a systematic, imbedded process, and be stimulated to take action in your firm.

Innovation Is Everybody’s Business

In this dynamic, interactive presentation, veteran keynoter Tucker teaches your employees how to master the seven essential I-Skills needed to think ahead of the curve, delight and challenge customers and colleagues, slash costs, and achieve unconventional results. Read More >

Based on interviews with 43 innovation-adept managers and contributors, Innovation is Everybody’s Business guides you and your team in:

  • Mastering the 7 essential I-Skills needed to become indispensable
  • Unleashing the “mindset, skill-set, and toolset of the innovator” that enable you to anticipate and rise to the challenges your organization faces in a hyper-competitive era
  • Building tools for work-life balance and creating your own job satisfaction

The presentation can be delivered as a one-hour keynote, 90-minute general session, or interactive half- or full-day session. Each program is customized to the specific client. Read Less ^

The Intelligent Talk Show

Ever wished there was a way to spice up those important, but often boring, panel discussions at your trade association meeting? Now there is. Recently, some of your fellow meeting planners have embraced an exciting new format, organized and hosted by Tucker, that says goodbye to snoresville, and hello to a packed house.  Panelists become “guests” on a “live show,” and are more animated and willing to tackle the tough issues that create industry buzz – and keep attendees coming back for more.