James Canton

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Biography

Dr. James Canton is a renowned global futurist, social scientist, keynote presenter, author, and visionary business advisor. For over 30 years, he has been insightfully predicting the key trends that have shaped our world. He is a leading authority on future trends in innovation and The Economist recognizes him as one of the leading futurists, worldwide. He is the author of The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the 21st Century, Dutton 2006, and Technofutures: How Leading-Edge Innovations Will Transform Business in the 21st Century, Next Millennium Press, 2004.

Dr. Canton is CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, a leading think tank he founded in 1990 that advises business and government on future trends. He advises the Global Fortune 1000 on trends in innovation, financial services, health care, population, life sciences, energy, security, workforce, climate change and globalization. From a broad range of industries, clients include: IBM, BP, Intel, Philips, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Boeing, FedEx, and Proctor & Gamble. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Research in Innovation at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management and on the advisory board of the Corporate Eco Forum. He has advised three White House Administrations, the National Science Foundation and MIT's Media Lab, Europe.

Recognized as "one of the top presenters in the 21st century" by Successful Meetings Magazine, Dr. Canton is a highly sought-after keynote presenter. He has spoken to thousands of organizations on five continents. He is noted for his fascinating, informative, dynamic and entertaining keynotes.

A frequent guest of the media, Dr. Canton is a commentator on CNN. He was named "the Digital Guru" by CNN and "Dr. Future" by Yahoo. Dr. Canton's media coverage has included CNBC, Fox, PBS, ABC, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Bloomberg Report, The New York Times, US News and World Report, CEO, CIO and CFO Magazines. His Global Futurist blog is followed by a world-wide audience.

Speaking Topics

The Extreme Future: The Top Trends that Will Shape the 21st Century
This presentation by a noted futurist and author provides a strategic overview of the top changes that will shape tomorrow's leaders, business and the economy. Discover what future-readiness strategies you can use to achieve success in the Extreme Future.

Technofutures: The Top Innovation Trends that Will Shape The 21st Century
This Big Picture presentation will demystify technology trends providing a practical explanation of how and what new technologies may impact your industry or market.

Navigating the Extreme Economy
Find out how to better navigate change with an upbeat, positive and constructive bluepring that will help your organization survive today and thrive in the future.

Future Smart: Managing Extreme Change
This keynote will teach leaders how to manage change for innovation to get the authentic benefits. It will also give them a glimpse of what is to come next.

Consumer Trends 2015
This keynote reviews the top consumer trends that will shape the marketplace of today and the future. Find out what are the key trends that will determine competitive advantage in your industry.

The Innovator's Mindset
This keynote is a strategic overview of what leading innovators think and do to succeed. Innovation is a strategic investment that requires a culture and mindset shift in order to succeed.

Four Key Benefits you will take away from Dr. Canton's keynote presentations
1. Learn how to leverage key future trends and innovations to create a competitive-edge.
2. Develop a clear picture - a strategic vision, of how emerging and future trends may change your customers and your marketplace.
3. Better identify trends within your company and relate them to your career.
4. Learn how to adapt today and prepare for the future business and personal challenges of the 21st century.

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