What futurists (or “futurologists”) do is to help people plan and prepare for the future, as opposed to offer predictions about the future. This can involve looking at future trends, notably about new technologies and technology trends, and a lot more besides.
If you’re looking for a conference speaker, a keynote speaker, or a workshop presenter or facilitator on this topic, the examples below represent some of the keynote speeches or workshop presentations I’ve given as a futurist speaker in the past. But each presentation is created specifically to suit your needs. If you don’t see a presentation about the future that would work for your conference, by all means contact me, and we’ll see if we can create one specifically for you.
Moving Into the Future
The moving industry is changing under the pressures of competition, fuel prices, shifting consumer behaviors, and government regulation.
In this keynote presentation, movers will see the industry and the factors affecting it from a high look-out as Richard Worzel describes the four key groups to concentrate on for future business, how technology is changing what’s possible and what consumers want, where geopolitics and the global economy are pushing governments and the demand for oil, and how far-seeing managers can prepare for the surprises in store for us.
Conferees will take away information and tools they can use immediately to prepare for the future, and improve their profitability.
Delivering Tomorrow’s Promise
The major challenge for companies in the transportation and logistics business, as well as couriers and delivery companies, is to reinvent their business. Just as Google redefined how the real world interacted with cyberspace in advertising, so, too, must companies in logistics find new ways of weaving the interactions of information, location, transportation, and an ever-leaner supply chain. These changes are being mandated by ubiquitous computing and communications, which is creating an appetite for instant communications and instant action on new developments.
The backdrop for this is, of course, the global economy, which implies global competition that can appear overnight from unexpected quarters with new approaches, and new threats to operating margins and market relationships. Meanwhile, identity is becoming both more important, and more fragile, which is transforming the way employees relate to customers and clients, and the relationship between employees and management.
In this broadly-based, big picture view of the industry, futurist and strategic planner Richard Worzel assesses the challenges ahead, and provides conference attendees with a map of tomorrow’s landscape, along with insights of how you will need to respond in order to thrive and survive.