Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. A global nomad, futurist, and author of the bestselling book, “The Algorithmic Leader,” he advises some of the world’s biggest organizations on digital transformation and disruptive innovation in this new era of machine intelligence. A prolific writer and commentator, Mike’s views have appeared in a wide range of international publications including Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. Each week he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators, and troublemakers on his podcast, ‘Between Worlds.’ His latest book, “The Algorithmic Leader: How to Be Smart When Machines Are Smarter Than You,” offers a hopeful and practical guide for reinventing leadership and organizations. Mike’s other books include “Futuretainment” (winner of the design award by the Art Director’s Club in New York), published by Phaidon, and “The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas.” Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide: researching trends, collecting case studies and presenting on the future of business and leadership.
The Algorithmic Leader
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?
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.
Designing Your Business for the 21st Century
The companies that thrive in the near future will be the ones that not only embrace change but are the first to break the rules. If you could start with a clean sheet of paper, how would you design your company? Should your youngest staff member be making coffee or running your R&D team? Is Big Data something for your IT department to worry about, or a weapon to be wielded by your management team? Do you ban social networks or use them to collaborate more effectively?
Most companies are simply not designed to survive. They become successful on the basis of one big idea or breakthrough product. That early success then becomes a rigid code, and as customer habits and markets change, many fail to see that everything that made them successful is exactly what will destroy them later.
Based on interviews with you and your choices on the 7 strategic priorities, Mike will cover a range of thought-provoking issues including:
- How your future customers will think, talk and transact.
- Lessons on disruptive innovation from fast-growing, emerging markets.
- How to leverage enterprise social networks to solve real business problems.
- What it takes to recruit, retain and motivate tomorrow’s employees.
- How to apply speed, agility and the new lean IT mindset to your technology teams.
- Hacking your corporate culture to transform employee engagement.
- Why the multicultural web of tomorrow will be different from the one we use today.
- Identifying the critical data pivots in your business, the real-time numbers no leader can afford to ignore.
Mike’s talk, “Designing Your Business for the 21st Century”, will be tailored around your choices of the 7 strategic priorities outlined below.
“Mike’s presentation was great. He connected his content perfectly back to our vision for the week. His energy and enthusiasm for the content inspired the audience. We conducted a poll using our internal meeting app after the morning session and Mike’s presentation was selected as the most impactful by a landslide.”
“Amazing! I have found that some futurists and speakers simply regurgitate other people’s work without much original thought. Mike’s session was the contrary – full of original insights and humour – it gave me a number of genuinely new insights. He was also on-point during the subsequent panel discussion and complemented the other speakers.”
“Thank you for speaking at our Ameriprise Financial National Conference. Your perspective on the rapid evolution of the way we interact and live was captivating and enlightening. Our financial advisors and their guests enjoyed your unique presentation, as did I. My sincere gratitude to you for sharing your thoughtful perspective with us.”