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This is the third time Daniel Burrus has addressed this conference, and each presentation has been better than the last. I wouldn’t hesitate to invite him back again in the future!
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Daniel Burrus’ thoughts on creating opportunities for change is the excellence we have been striving for. His framework on innovation, creativity, and customer value will become the management practices that will take us to our next stage.
Wells Fargo
Daniel Burrus was fabulous! He received rave reviews from our participants for his relevancy, insight, expertise, and style. He’s the only keynote speaker we have invited back numerous times. I am convinced the extraordinary success of his continued contribution is due in no small part to the enormous amount of time he puts into each presentation, customizing it to fit the unique, challenging needs of our audience each year.
Global Retail Marketing Association
I don’t know any other speaker that could present after Bill Gates and ‘wow’ the audience like Daniel Burrus did! He was the perfect choice.
Policy Management Corp
Our people, without exception, felt that Daniel Burrus’ ideas were provocative, original, and timely. His entertaining style captured the audience, and compelled us to listen, think, and apply our thoughts to our own professional and personal lives. He truly made a memorable impression.
Xerox Corporation
A "must-hear" presentation.
Microsoft
It came as no surprise to me that Daniel Burrus was rated the top speaker in our audience evaluations. His unique blend of wit and insight awakened all of us to the need to develop the knowledge necessary to move into a 21st century mindset.
IBM Corporation

Daniel Burrus

Technology Futurist and Business Strategist

A leading technology forecaster and strategist, Daniel Burrus has established an international reputation for accurately predicting the future of technological change and its direct impact on the business world.

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The Anticipatory Organization™: The Missing Competency

If you want to jump ahead of the competition—at low risk to your organization—forget agility. Forget crisis management. The main skill you need to thrive in a business environment marked by hyperchange and uncertainty is the ability to accurately anticipate the future. This may seem impossible. It’s not!

Daniel Burrus is one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and innovation experts. He is globally recognized for his exceptional 30+ year record of accurately predicting how technological, social, and business forces converge to create untapped opportunities. Based on decades of research and experience applying his hard trend methodology to leading companies worldwide, he has identified the missing competency: anticipation.

With the Anticipatory Organization model, Burrus enables business leaders to identify the hard trends that will happen, predict disruptions before they disrupt, and capitalize on emerging opportunities.

Daniel Burrus uses illustrative examples to teach attendees how to separate HARD TRENDS—trends that will happen—from SOFT TRENDS—trends that might happen. When you learn to analyze and perceive trends this way, it is possible to tap into what Burrus calls EVERYDAY INNOVATION, solving challenges faster, and recognizing previously invisible opportunities.

This eye-opening and motivating presentation will teach attendees the key components of the new core competency—anticipation—and show them how to apply it to their work and life, which will accelerate both their organizations’ growth and their personal success.

Accelerating Growth

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 six businesses, three of which were national leaders in the first year. For over 30 years, 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 and motivating presentation, the author of six books, including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling book Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible and 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

Agility and adaptability are no longer enough! Accurately anticipating customers changing needs, as well as technological changes, provides the biggest advantage. In times of unprecedented change and uncertainty, we need to ask ourselves what are we certain about? Strategies based on uncertainty equal high levels of risk. Strategies based on certainty dramatically reduce risk and produce superior results. Strategic foresight is based on the new science of certainty that will take your vision to a new actionable level by identifying the events that will happen in the future. Mastering these capabilities will position your organization to be the disruptor instead of being the disrupted.

Over the past three decades, New York Times best-selling author Daniel Burrus has established a worldwide reputation as a visionary thought leader 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 linear changes from cyclical changes, attendees learn how to 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 profitable growth.

Daniel Burrus’ influence is highly regarded in business, innovation, and leadership worldwide. He has authored six books including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller Flash Foresight, and has delivered over 2,700 keynote speeches. Daniel is one of the most influential leaders on LinkedIn and has over a million readers of his weekly blogs. He is a strategic advisor to executives from many of the Fortune 500 and has founded and managed six businesses, three of which were national leaders in the U.S. within the first year.

Additional Presentations by Daniel Burrus

  • Business Process Transformation: The Big Ideas That are Changing Everything
  • Technology-Enabled Innovation: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage
  • Using Hard Trends to Transform: How We Market and Sell
  • Accelerating Retail Sales: Using Hard Trends to Drive Growth
  • Transforming Healthcare with Technology-Enabled Innovation
  • Flash Foresight: Seven Radical Principles That Will Transform Your Business
  • Transforming Education: Using Technology to Accelerate Learning

Meet Daniel Burrus

A leading technology forecaster and strategist, Daniel Burrus has established an international reputation for accurately predicting the future of technological change and its direct impact on the business world.

Daniel Burrus has helped hundreds of clients successfully leverage change by applying leading-edge technologies. Addressing powerful trends and timely opportunities, he offers practical guidelines for sparking innovation leading to sustained competitive advantage. Putting technology into perspective, Burrus tailors his presentations to his audience, eliminating technophobia with the right blend of provocative knowledge, humor and motivation as he draws upon his successful entrepreneurial experience as the founder and manager of five businesses, two of which became national leaders in their first year. The author of seven books, including his most recent book Flash Foresight, Burrus has been cited as one of the top three business gurus by the New York Times. Audiences benefit from enhanced knowledge of technology trends, e-commerce, internet/web and e-business strategies.

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