David Houle is a futurist, thought leader, author and keynote speaker whose presentations focus on change, innovation and future trends. Houle spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment, receiving two Emmy Awards and an Academy Award nomination. He consistently ranks as one of the top futurists and writes the popular blog, “A Future Look at Today”. Houle is also an accomplished author, writing several books, the most recent being Brand Shift: The Future of Brands and Marketing. He is a catalyst to get people, companies, governments and the world to think about the future.
Entering the Shift Age
This is Houle’s most requested and most delivered speech. Based upon the 2013 #1 Amazon best seller in the category of Business Planning and Forecasting. Futurist Houle identifies and explains the new age we have entered. He looks at the three forces of the Shift Age, the Five Contexts of the Shift Age and how they will affect us as individuals, business people and leaders. He takes a look at the future of generations, women, technology, energy, education, IP, big data and other topics and provides the audience with eye opening transformations dead ahead. The Shift Age is one of, if not the most transformative and exciting times in human history. Houle leaves us with suggestions for how to prepare for and adapt to this new age. A big picture presentation that is pertinent for any group or organization. It can be customized for any industry or business sector.
Leading and Succeeding in the Transformation Decade
Houle has called 2010-2020 the Transformation Decade. Much of humanity and the world will be transformed during these ten years. Houle presents a look at the Shift Age, the Transformation Decade, and all the incredible changes that will occur. He takes a look at the rapidly changing workplace and then presents the qualities and concepts needed to lead, manage, and succeed in this decade of incredible change and transformation.
This presentation is based on Houle’s acclaimed book of the same name. As a futurist involved in education, Houle calls for nothing less than the transformation of K-12 education for the twenty-first century. He frames this transformation in both the history of education and the future of this new century and the Shift Age. In the three years it has been delivered, this presentation has been widely praised by educators as a much-needed vision of the future of education.
The New Health Age
This presentation provides a large, contextual, and conceptual understanding of the huge forces and changes that are and will completely transform the health care and medical landscape in America and around the world in the next ten years. This presentation is based upon the #1 Amazon best-seller of the same name. Houle has spoken to and been booked by numerous associations and health care companies, providing them with the vision and understanding of the huge changes that are inevitable. This is a presentation for any health care or medical meeting.
A new presentation that is a high level look into the future. Why is this time so disruptive? Why is this a time of such transformation? What lies ahead for humanity in the next 15-40 years? Why might we be moving towardthe dawn of a new age of transformation? This multimedia presentation picks up from “”The Shift Age”” leaves off and presents a view of the future for the next several decades. This presentation is guaranteed to provide audiences with a collective “”Wow!””
Leading with Vision
In this presentation, Houle defines what it means to lead with vision. He offers both personal and public examples of people who lead with vision and discusses how those leaders changed the world, changed a business, or changed a market. He explains why it is so important to be slightly ahead of the curve as opposed to any other place in the curve—be it a curve of innovation, historical inevitability, or just a new product category. This speech emphasizes vision and leadership and how these elements can generate unparalleled levels of motivation for those who embrace and follow visionary leadership.
The Shift Age
This is Houle’s signature and most requested speech, recently updated. He identifies and explains the new age we have entered. After taking a quick look back at the span of human history, he focuses in on the past 20 years and the transformative changes that have taken place. He then identifies the dynamics that are shaping our world now and that will continue to do so for the next 10-20 years. “The Shift Age,” Houle explains, will be one of the most transformative and exciting times in the history of humanity. Houle leaves the audience with suggestions for how to prepare for and adapt to this new age. This is a big-picture presentation that is pertinent to nearly all groups and organizations.
A brand new presentation for 2015! Based upon the just published and already highly acclaimed book of the same name, Houle first takes a quick look at the history of branding, then the current and future trends that are and will disrupt brand marketing in the years ahead. The presentation ends with concepts and prescriptions for the marketing of brands for the next decade. A high level and high-powered presentation for any marketing conference, corporation or entity concerned about the future of their brand.
Is Privacy Dead?
This presentation, based in part on Houle’s eBook of the same name, takes a new look at privacy today and in the future. After a quick look back at the history of privacy, Houle presents why we have lost so much of our privacy in the past decades and why those dynamics will continue to eviscerate personal privacy in the future. Incorporating a look at technological innovation, accelerating electronic connectedness, Big Data freedom versus convenience and the loss of the Concept of Place, this is a powerful presentation about one of the most important and topical subjects of our time.