Jack Uldrich

Jack Uldrich

Renowned Global Futurist, Leadership Expert, and Best-Selling Author

Speaker Categories: Business & Consumer Trends | Change Management | Information Technology Industry | Virtual Keynotes | Innovation | Leadership

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Renowned Global Futurist, Leadership Expert,
and Best-Selling Author

Jack Uldrich is a renowned global futurist, independent scholar, sought-after business speaker, and best-selling author. He is noted for his ability to deliver stimulating, new perspectives on competitive advantage, organizational change, and transformational leadership, while helping businesses to adapt. Uldrich is highly regarded for his unique ability to present multifaceted information in an entertaining and understandable manner that stays with his audiences long afterwards.

Renowned Global Futurist

His speeches on topics such as future trends, emerging technologies, innovations, change management, and leadership prove to be captivating and provocative. Uldrich has served as an advisor to Fortune 1000 companies and has spoken to hundreds of businesses and organizations, including General Electric, General Mills, the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Pfizer, Invitrogen, St. Jude Medical, AG Schering, Imation, Fairview Hospitals, Touchstone Energy, the Insurance Service Organization, the National Kitchen & Bath Association, and the National Paint & Coatings Association.

Best-Selling Author

Jack Uldrich’s best-selling and award-winning books include, The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business, Into the Unknown: Leadership Lessons from Lewis & Clark’s Daring Westward Expedition,  and Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technologies. He is also the author of Green Investing: A Guide to Making Money through Environment-Friendly Stocks, Higher Unlearning: 39 Post-Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future and Unlearning 101: 101 Lessons in Thinking Inside-Out the Box. His most recent book is Business As Unusual: A Futurist's Unorthodox, Unconventional, and Uncomfortable Guide to Doing Business.

Publications

Mr. Uldrich’s other written works have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Futurist, Future Quarterly Research, The Wall Street Reporter, Leader to Leader, Management Quarterly, and hundreds of other newspapers and publications around the country. He also writes a regular column on emerging technologies for The Motley Fool, and is a frequent guest of the media worldwide—having appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and National Public Radio on numerous occasions.

Popular Speaker

Highly regarded for his unique ability to present complex information in an entertaining, understandable and digestible manner that stays with his audiences long afterwards, Uldrich has spoken to hundreds of businesses and organizations.

Jack Uldrich is also known for his willingness to work with clients well in advance of his presentations in order to deliver highly tailored presentations that are guaranteed to help his clients not only profit today, but continue to prosper long into the future.

Question the Future

Today, the greatest change is the rate of change itself. Put another way, society is transitioning to a period of constant transition. The net effect is that “answers” about the future are decreasing in value. This reality is, paradoxically, placing greater emphasis on the need to ask better questions. In this thought-provoking but practical presentation, global futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich shares with his audience how the art and science of framing and asking better questions cannot only help individuals and organizations survive tomorrow’s rapidly changing environment but thrive by providing the key insights necessary for confidently creating their own future.

Foresight 20/20: Ten Trends Transforming Tomorrow

The next decade is only a handful of years away. What might the world of 2020 like look like? How will you and your business have changed? More importantly, how will you and your organization need to change? The answer, in two short words, is a lot! Consider this: Less than 10 years ago, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Wikipedia didn’t even exist; neither did iPhones, iPads, apps or Kindles. Now, fast-forward into the future and try to comprehend how accelerating advances in information and communication technologies, the “Internet of Things,” social media, robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, biotechnology, brain-neural interfaces, gaming dynamics, crowdsourcing, and open-source sharing platforms will continue to drive seismic change and deliver paradigm-shattering transformation to nearly every facet of society. It’s not easy. In this engaging and entertaining keynote presentation based on his book, Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow, globally renowned futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich will take the guesswork out of understanding the near future by providing an in-depth exploration of how ten technological trends will transform the world of 2020. Whatever your industry, association or organization, Uldrich will work with you and your staff to create a customized presentation sure to not only energize and enlighten your audience but also provide them with the inspiration and ammunition to harness these trends and create their own successful future.

Vuja De: A Futurist Takes a Backwards Stroll into Your World of Tomorrow

“The perfect keynote for any company, organization or association celebrating a milestone anniversary!” Winston Churchill once said, “The farther back one can look, the farther ahead one can see.” He was right. And what better time for any organization to look into the future than when celebrating 25, 50 or 100 years of success? Global futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich has the unique ability to use yesterday’s history lessons as a prism for helping his clients and his audiences understand how the world of tomorrow will be transformed. He has created dozens of customized keynote presentations for centennial celebrations as well as diamond, golden and silver anniversaries. From organizations as diverse as the Casualty Actuarial Society and Stiles Machinery to the Cleveland Community College, TD Bank and the International Card Manufacturers Association, Jack always leaves his audiences proud of their rich tradition and past accomplishments but poised to confidently create their new future. Find out how he can do the same for your organization or company.

The Future Requires Unlearning

The pace of technological change is accelerating. Today’s organizations are living in a world where “constant change is the only constant.” New advances in biotechnology, nanotechnology and information technology are bringing forth exciting and unexpected discoveries every day, while the expansive and growing power of the Internet, social networking and the open-source movement are fueling the fires which threaten to consume much of today’s existing business landscape. Lifelong learning will obviously be more essential than ever in this chaotic and churning environment; but often lost in this new emerging reality of exponential change is the fact that before an organization can seize tomorrow’s opportunities, it must first unlearn old, obsolete knowledge as well as unlearn the old ways of doing business. In this fascinating, informative, entertaining, interactive and enlightening presentation, noted global futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich—who has been hailed by BusinessWeek as “America’s Chief Unlearning Officer”—will not only explain why unlearning is a critical skill for your company or an organization’s employees, he will also demonstrate how unlearning can help.

The Big AHA: How to Future-Proof Your Business Against Tomorrow’s Transformational Trends, Today

The greatest change in the near future will be the rate of change itself—it is accelerating. In this enlightening, energetic, entertaining and educational session, global futurist Jack Uldrich will share the content from his forthcoming book, Business as Unusual: How to Future-Proof Yourself Against Tomorrow’s Transformational Trends, Today, and outline the 10 trends transforming the world of tomorrow, as well as identify a series of concrete actions industry leaders can take today to future-proof themselves and their customers against “the tides of tomorrow.”

  • Business As Unusual: A Futurist's Unorthodox, Unconventional, and Uncomfortable Guide to Doing Business
    Business As Unusual: A Futurist's Unorthodox, Unconventional, and Uncomfortable Guide to Doing Business Purchase Book
  • Foresight 20/20 - A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow
    Foresight 20/20 - A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow Purchase Book
  • Higher Unlearning: 39 Post-Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future
    Higher Unlearning: 39 Post-Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future Purchase Book
  • Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technologies
    Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technologies Purchase Book
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  • Investing in Nanotechnology: Thank Small. Win Big
    Investing in Nanotechnology: Thank Small. Win Big Purchase Book
  • Next Big Thing Is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business
    Next Big Thing Is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business Purchase Book

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  • Business As Unusual: A Futurist's Unorthodox, Unconventional, and Uncomfortable Guide to Doing Business
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