James Canton

  • Futurist
  • Author
  • Visionary Business Advisor

Recognized as “one of the top presenters in the 21st century” by Successful Meetings Magazine, Dr. Canton is a highly sought-after keynote presenter. He has spoken to thousands of organizations on five continents. He is noted for his fascinating, informative, dynamic and entertaining keynotes.

 
  

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Your skillful weaving of societal, business, technological and payments industry trends gave my team much to think about. The breakout groups we held following your presentation were highly energized and productive as a result of the material you presented.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted James Canton
  • Age Wave, Inc.
  • Sprint
  • Anthony Robbins Companies
  • Compaq
  • MasterCard International
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Future Smart: Managing Emerging Tech Trends

Business is being transformed by the innovation process and disruptive technologies. From the Internet of Everything, Digital Supply Chains, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile, Analytics to building the Predictive Organization; all are redefining the enterprise. In this key ...

Business is being transformed by the innovation process and disruptive technologies. From the Internet of Everything, Digital Supply Chains, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile, Analytics to building the Predictive Organization; all are redefining the enterprise.

In this keynote, based on his new book Future Smart, he forecasts what every business leader needs to know now to thrive over the next 20 minutes to 20 years. 

The Future of Cloud Computing and Big Data

Smarter, faster, leaner business is coming led by IT. A transformation in IT is coming fast. The next generation of business services will be shaped by Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics. Find out how to use these two massive innovations to establish a competitive advantage in your organization ...

Smarter, faster, leaner business is coming led by IT. A transformation in IT is coming fast. The next generation of business services will be shaped by Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics. Find out how to use these two massive innovations to establish a competitive advantage in your organization and what’s next for business and IT. Learn about integrating your mobile, social media, customer service management and business process transformation to this key trend. Learn how to turn your info into powerful innovative knowledge about customers, employees and competitors from using smarter IT strategies based on this trend. Find out how to mine your digital exhaust and monetize info to make it intelligence and power to compete and create results faster.

Machines That Think: The Good, Bad & Scary of AI

Are you ready for AI economy? Artificial intelligence is fast reshaping business and culture. Machine learning, machine intelligence, neural networks--The rise of thinking machines, from robots to virtual bots is creating new jobs and changing how companies compete. We are fast embracing a world whe ...

Are you ready for AI economy? Artificial intelligence is fast reshaping business and culture. Machine learning, machine intelligence, neural networks--The rise of thinking machines, from robots to virtual bots is creating new jobs and changing how companies compete. We are fast embracing a world where AI may become smarter then humans sooner then we think. Or not?

Velocity – The Top Trends Happening Now

Are you operating with Velocity? Get out in front of change. Learn what’s coming next. Complex changes and trends are redefining business, markets and society. Real-time change is the New Future. Managing uncertainty is now. New business models, new strategies, new customer demands, new innova ...

Are you operating with Velocity? Get out in front of change. Learn what’s coming next. Complex changes and trends are redefining business, markets and society. Real-time change is the New Future. Managing uncertainty is now. New business models, new strategies, new customer demands, new innovations, new demographics, new employees, new rules, new technologies are ALL creating velocity and change. Find out what’s happening NOW and how to anticipate what’s coming next. Find out what are the top trends that are affecting your customers, employees, partners and competitors that you must know about know to better compete in the New Future. This keynote is a comprehensive overview of the top trends you need to know now.

The Mobile Future

An explosion of app’s, devices, platforms and media are transforming business, markets and society. Mobility is transforming business. But what are the long term and short term implications for your business? The mobile web is transforming the enterprise; how we touch customers; how we interac ...

An explosion of app’s, devices, platforms and media are transforming business, markets and society. Mobility is transforming business. But what are the long term and short term implications for your business? The mobile web is transforming the enterprise; how we touch customers; how we interact with partners and with employees. Find out what’s next for mobile and how this trend is shaping your future. From entertainment, health care, finance to media–the web is bringing the mobile era to everyone everywhere. Find out what’s next and what the top trends for mobility will be this year.

Future-Readiness: How to Think About Strategy

Business strategy is a framework to see the convergence of trends that create opportunity. Strategy takes into consideration the holistic forces of change, competition, resources, time and assets. Discover how to think and plan more strategically about your organization’s future. Learn how to ...

Business strategy is a framework to see the convergence of trends that create opportunity. Strategy takes into consideration the holistic forces of change, competition, resources, time and assets. Discover how to think and plan more strategically about your organization’s future. Learn how to develop scenarios and frameworks to do productive and effective strategic thinking. Find out how to become future-ready by thinking more effectively about strategy.

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Biography

Dr. James Canton is a renowned global futurist, social scientist, author, and visionary business advisor. As a former Apple Computer executive and high tech entrepreneur, he has been insightfully forecasting the key trends and technologies that have shaped our world. The Economist recognizes him as one of the leading global futurists. He has advised three White House Administrations and over 100 companies. 

Dr. Canton is CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, a leading think tank he founded in 1990 that advises business and government . A frequent guest of the media, he was named “the Digital Guru” by CNN and “Dr. Future” by Yahoo for his insights. Dr. Canton is the author of The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the 21st Century, Dutton 2006, and Technofutures: How Leading-Edge Innovations Will Transform Business in the 21st Century

Dr. Canton advises the Global Fortune 1000 on trends in innovation, financial services, health care, population, life sciences, energy, security, workforce, climate change and globalization. From a broad range of industries, clients include: IBM, Tata, Intel, Philips, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Boeing, FedEx, and Proctor & Gamble. 

Recognized as “one of the top presenters in the 21st century” by Successful Meetings Magazine, Dr. Canton is a highly sought-after keynote presenter. He has spoken to thousands of organizations on five continents. He is noted for his fascinating, informative, dynamic and entertaining keynotes. 

A frequent guest of the media, Dr. Canton has been a commentator on CNN, CNBC, Fox, PBS, ABC. Media coverage has included CNBC, Fox, PBS, ABC, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Bloomberg Report, The New York Times, US News and World Report, CEO, CIO and CFO magazines. His FutureGuru blog and Twitter followers reach a worldwide audience. 

Dr. Canton has held a academic appointments at Singularity University at NASA, the Kellogg School of Management, MIT’s Media Lab, Europe, the Potomac Institute, and served on the International Advisory Council, Economic Development Board for the State Singapore, been an advisor to the National Science and Technology Council, US Departments of State, Defense and Health and Human Services.