Daniel Burrus

Daniel Burrus

Expert Business Guru and Leading Technology Forecaster and author of Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible

Speaker Categories: Business & Consumer Trends | Strategy | Headliners - Technology | Innovation | Innovation and Creativity | Futurists | Information Technology

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Expert Business Guru, Leading Technology Forecaster and Author of Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible

Daniel Burrus is considered one of the world's leading technology forecasters and business strategists, and is the founder and CEO of Burrus Research, a research and consulting firm that monitors global advancements in technology driven trends to help clients better understand how technological, social and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities.

Books

He is the author of six books, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal best seller Flash Foresight: How To See the Invisible and Do the Impossible as well as the highly acclaimed Technotrends.

Renowned Forecaster

The New York Times has referred to Daniel Burrus as one of Americas top three business “gurus” in the highest demand as a speaker. In 1983, Burrus became the first and only futurist to accurately identify the twenty technologies that would become the driving force of business and economic change for decades to come. Since then, he has continued to establish a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of predicting the future of technological change and its direct impact on the business world. He has helped hundreds of clients identify new opportunities and develop successful competitive strategies based on the creative application of leading-edge technologies, and has delivered over 2,400 keynote speeches to corporations, associations, and professional organizations worldwide.

Keynote Presenter

In his keynote presentations, Mr. Burrus is a master at tailoring his message to each individual audience as he addresses relevant trends and offers powerful, practical guidance for turning rapid technology-driven change into a competitive advantage. His captivating style blends timely and provocative insights and actionable knowledge with just the right amount of humor and motivation.

Early Experience

His interest in research became apparent in his third year of college, when Burrus became one of the first undergraduates in the nation to direct a federal research grant. He has founded and managed six businesses, three of which were national leaders in their first year. As a highly successful entrepreneur, he knows how to translate research findings into practical business advantages. Burrus' client list encompasses a wide range of industries, and includes many Fortune 500 companies such as GE, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, DuPont, Google, Toshiba, Procter & Gamble, American Express, Northwestern Mutual, ExxonMobil, and Sara Lee. He has been the featured subject of a PBS Special, has appeared on programs such as CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg, and is quoted in a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fortune and Industry Week.

Areas of Expertise:Information Technology,Business and Consumer Trends,Innovation and Creativity,Business -- Management

Flash Foresight: Seven Radical Principles That Will Transform Your Business

Accelerating growth requires a new way of thinking about overcoming obstacles and acting on new opportunities. All too often, change comes from the outside in, forcing us to react by slipping into a crisis management mode, and putting out fires. This presentation is about opportunity management, identifying the driving forces of predictable change, driving growth strategies from the inside out, and taking control of our future. Daniel Burrus is a highly successful entrepreneur who has founded and managed five businesses, two of which were national leaders in the first year. Over the past two decades, he has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of accurately predicting how technological, social, and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. In this eye-opening presentation, the author of the international best seller Technotrends® takes you to the next level by sharing valuable insights into the opportunities yet to come, preparing you to capitalize on the next wave of technological change.

Leading with Strategic Foresight and Certainty

Based on his current New York Times & Wall Street Journal best selling book Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible, Daniel Burrus takes the concept of looking into the future and transforms it into a new paradigm for running highly successful businesses that use new tools of innovation for accelerating growth both now and in the future. Using seven proven innovation triggers for making invisible opportunities visible, attendees will experience what Burrus calls Flash Foresights—bursts of accurate insights about the future that reveal new and radically different ways of solving problems, crafting must-have products, creating high-demand services or building new lines of business. In his though-provoking and highly motivating presentation, Burrus teaches how to Anticipate using the new science of certainty, Accelerate growth by increasing speed and agility, Innovate by looking where no one else is looking to see what no one else is seeing, Engage employees and customers using new tools, and Transform how we sell, market, communicate, collaborate, innovate, train and educate. Using provocative examples, he illustrates how organizations large and small have been able to accomplish seemingly impossible things by using his seven triggers to make invisible solutions visible.

Accelerating Growth in a Recovering Economy: Taking Control of Your Future and Capitalizing on the Next Wave of Technological Change

In a recovering economy, accelerating growth requires a new way of thinking about overcoming obstacles, as well as identifying and acting on new opportunities. Often, change comes from the outside in, forcing us to react by slipping into a crisis management mode and continuously putting out fires. This presentation is about opportunity management—identifying the driving forces of predictable change and using innovative strategies to drive growth from the inside out.

Leading With Strategic Foresight and Certainty: Anticipating New Opportunities and Predicting Problems Before they Happen

In times of unprecedented change and uncertainty, we need to ask ourselves, “What am I certain about?” Strategies based on uncertainty and hope equal high levels of risk. Strategies based on certainty dramatically reduce risk and produce superior results. Hindsight always brings lament. You can never go back and change your past decisions and actions. Strategic foresight takes your vision to a new actionable level by adding the events that will happen in the future. Over the past quarter century, Daniel Burrus has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of accurately predicting how technological, social, and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. Based on his revolutionary method of identifying Hard Trends from Soft Trends, and Permanent Changes from Cyclical Changes, attendees learn how to both anticipate and capitalize on new opportunities, as well as predict problems long before they happen. In addition, they will learn how to use the new tools and rules of leadership to accelerate growth.

Virtualization & Advanced Cloud Services: Driving Business Process Transformation

Burrus takes the concept of looking into the future and transforms it into a new paradigm for running highly successful businesses that use new tools of innovation for driving business process transformation designed to dramatically increase agility, speed and cost savings for accelerating growth both now and in the future. Virtualization and advanced cloud services are rapidly transforming the IT landscape, allowing IT to focus more on innovation versus maintenance. Virtualization is a style of computing where scalable and elastic IT-enabled capabilities are delivered as a service to customers using Internet technology. We already have virtual desktops, servers, networking, storage, and security, to name a few processes that are V-enabling the enterprise. There are public clouds, community clouds, virtual private clouds, private cloud services, and hybrid clouds that allow organizations to create infrastructure as a service. In his thought-provoking and highly motivating presentation, Daniel Burrus teaches how to Anticipate the evolution of virtualization and cloud services using the new science of certainty, Accelerate growth by gaining new levels of agility and speed, and Transform the underlying business processes of how we sell, market, communicate, collaborate, innovate, train and educate…because if you don’t someone else will.

Advanced Mobility and the New Communication Age

Businesses around the world are in the process of shifting from the Information Age to the Communication Age. Emerging communication and mobile technologies provide opportunities for creating new, high margin products and services as well as increasing productivity and efficiency within your organization. In addition, innovative companies are using communication technologies and mobility to change the rules of competition, rendering many traditional business strategies and processes obsolete. Knowing how to use new tools to create competitive advantage is rapidly becoming a key business imperative. In this eye-opening presentation, Daniel Burrus will share the latest technology- driven trends and powerful strategies for creatively applying technology to drive growth as you develop new products, services and customer experiences that can propel you far ahead of the competition. You will learn how to anticipate the future of technological change and turn a rapidly changing business environment into a competitive advantage.

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