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Mike Walsh

Founder and CEO of Tomorrow

Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the twenty-first century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change.

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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.

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Mike Walsh’s Speech Topics

  • 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 dynamic keynote, Mike Walsh, futurist and author 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.


    In this keynote, attendees will learn:

    • Why competing in an age of AI requires a radically new approach to delivering data-driven experiences and personalized services.
    • What it takes to accelerate your journey to becoming an AI-powered organization, and how to lead a successful process of digital transformation.
    • How to unlock the new skills, capabilities and mindsets that your leaders will need to survive and thrive in the future


  • New Rules for a New World

    COVID-19 is not only changing our way of life, it will hasten the arrival of a radical new future of work. While for many of us working from home has been a new and unexpected challenge – that is just the start of a much bigger transformation set to reshape the nature of business itself. 


    In order to survive, every organization will have to virtualize. Whether it be serving customers through digital channels or leveraging AI, algorithms and automation to ensure business continuity – we are likely to experience in the next twelve months, a decade's worth of change. 


    Not every business will make it, but those that do will never be the same again. And for leaders, now more than ever, is a time to upgrade their capabilities, embrace new technologies, and reimagine what they do.


    Mike Walsh's inspiring new keynote presentation will offer audiences an insight into the organizations and leaders that are successfully navigating this period of change, and how to create a playbook for their own transformation.


    Becoming future-proof is more than just about getting through the current crisis – it is about being ready for the new world that awaits us on the other side.


    In this keynote, attendees will learn:

    • Why there is no such thing as digital disruption, just digital delivery
    • Why there is no remote work, just work
    • Why AI is not there to destroy your jobs, but it will change them


  • 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.

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