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Daniel Burrus
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Daniel Burrus
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  • For more than 30 years, Daniel Burrus has accurately predicted how technological, social and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities for businesses and organizations across the globe.
  • Burrus uses his firm’s research and his vision to advise hundreds of Fortune 500 companies on strategies that capitalize on global advancements and technology innovations for competitive advantage.
  • Fascinating stories, easy-to-remember tips, and research-based predictions are just part of his spell-binding presentation that helps audiences leave with a clear course of action for change or growth.
  • Burrus is one of the world’s leading futurists on technology innovation trends, founder and CEO of Burrus Research, and the author or six books.

Daniel Burrus is considered one of the world’s leading futurists on global trends and innovation. For more than 30 years, he has established a worldwide reputation for accurately predicting how technological, social and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities for businesses and organizations.

As founder and CEO of Burrus Research, he has been a strategic advisor to hundreds of Fortune 500 company executives, helping them develop game-changing strategies to capitalize on technology innovations and their future impact. His company also monitors global advancements and innovation in technology-driven trend. A highly successful entrepreneur, Burrus has founded and managed six businesses, three of which were national leaders in the first year.

He has authored six books, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller Flash Foresight and the highly acclaimed Technotrends, and has delivered more than 2,700 keynote speeches. The New York Times has called him one of the top three business gurus in demand as a speaker. Burrus is one of the most influential leaders on LinkedIn and has more than a million readers of his weekly blogs. He is a contributing writer on the topics of innovation, change and the future for Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, Wired Magazine and Examiner.com, to name a few.

During his senior year at Wisconsin State University-Oshkosh, he and a fellow student were awarded a research grant for $9,800 from the United States Department of Education to establish a student training assistance program, the first federally funded program of its kind in the U.S. The program offered free tutoring and other assistance for college students with deficiencies in specific academic subjects. Following college, Burrus taught science for seven years.

Burrus’ accurate predictions date back to the early 1980s when he became the first and only technology futurist to accurately identify the twenty technologies that would become the driving forces of business and economic change for decades to come.

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"A ‘must-hear’ presentation.”
    Steven A. Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft

“By applying the principles of Flash Foresight to our business, in less than a year we have been able to double our revenues and increase the value of our company by a factor of four, and we feel the biggest impact is yet to come.”
    Arni Bellini, CEO, Connectwise

“I don’t know any other speaker that could present after Bill Gates and ‘wow’ an audience of CEOs like you did! You were the perfect choice.”
    Steve Morrison, Policy Management Systems Corp.

“This is the third time you’ve addressed this conference and each presentation has been better than the last…and I wouldn’t hesitate inviting you back to a future conference!”
    John E. Burkey, First Data Resources

“You were fabulous! You received rave reviews from our participants for the relevancy, insight and expertise of your presentation material and style. You are the only keynote speaker we have invited back numerous times. I am convinced the extraordinary success of your continued contribution is due in no small part to the enormous amount of time you put into each presentation by customizing it to fit the unique and challenging needs of our CMO audience each year.”
    Stephanie Fischer, CEO, Global Retail Marketing Association

“Our people, without exception, felt that your ideas were provocative, original, and timely. Your entertaining style captured the audience and compelled them to listen, think, and apply your thoughts to their own professional and personal lives. You truly made a memorable impression on the audience.”
    Mark McNutt, Xerox Corporation

“It came as no surprise that you were rated the top speaker in our audience evaluations. Your unique blend of wit and insight awakened all of us to the need to develop the knowledge network necessary to move to a 21st century mind set.”
    Robert Howe, IBM Corporation

“Your thoughts on how to create an opportunity for change through a customer focus is the excellence our team is striving for. The framework you provided on innovation, creativity and customer value will be instituted as a management practice to enable the technology infrastructure group to take Wells Fargo to the next stage.”
    Victor Nichols, Wells Fargo

PROGRAMS

An award winning keynote speaker, Daniel Burrus has delivered more than 2,700 keynote speeches to corporations, associations, and professional organizations worldwide. In his presentations, he blends timely and provocative insights with just the right amount of humor and motivation to enable his audiences to take positive action. He is a master at customizing his presentations as he identifies game-changing trends that will have a direct impact on audience members, and offers powerful, practical guidance for turning rapid change into a competitive advantage.

The Anticipatory Organization: The Missing Competency
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.

Optional Interaction: near the end of his presentation, Mr. Burrus asks the audience to take 90 seconds to write down (a) one HARD TREND that will impact their business in the next few years, and (b) the opportunity that the trend will present. Post event, Mr. Burrus personally reviews and synthesizes what the audience members have written. Two weeks after the meeting, the meeting planner sends the entire compilation of crowd-sourced HARD TRENDS and Opportunities to every participant. Daniel Burrus has assembled these valued reports from audiences ranging in number from 50 to 14,000. Sharing the insights from this collaborative effort has proven countless times that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Flash Foresight: Seven Radical Principles That Will Transform Your Business
Based on his New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling 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 thought-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
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.

In this eye-opening and motivating presentation, the author of six books, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible and the international bestseller 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
In times of unprecedented change and uncertainty, we need to ask ourselves what are we 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.

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.

Business Process Transformation: The Big Ideas That Are Changing Everything
Based on his New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling 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 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 to name a few.

In his thought-provoking and highly motivating presentation, Daniel Burrus teaches how to Anticipate the evolution of virtualization, cloud services and a host of other game-changing technologies 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.

Technology-Enabled Innovation: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage
Technology is continually changing the rules of competition, rendering many traditional business strategies and processes obsolete. Emerging technologies provide opportunities for creating new, high margin products and services, as well as enable companies to gain new levels of speed, agility and cost savings. In addition, they allow us to de-commoditize current products and services. Identifying and understanding the challenges and opportunities that new technologies create has become a key business imperative.

In this eye-opening presentation, New York Times bestselling author Daniel Burrus identifies specific technologies that will directly impact you and your industry. He will share how dematerialization, virtualization, advanced mobility, product intelligence, advanced networking, interactivity, globalization and convergence can be used to drive innovation and advantage as you develop new products, services and customer experiences.

Transforming How We Market and Sell: See the Invisible to do the Impossible
What if you could have the foresight to see invisible opportunities before anyone else, including your competition? What if you were certain enough about the future to re-invent and re-position your retail business now, before it’s too late? What if you could skip your biggest problems and move forward quickly? Sound impossible? It isn’t! Daniel Burrus has been helping Fortune 500 executives from companies such as Lever Brothers, Lexus, Miller Coors, Cadbury Schweppes, Kellogg’s, General Mills, GE, American Express, Google, Toshiba, Procter & Gamble, and Honda to see invisible opportunities and solve seemingly impossible problems.

In this highly insightful and motivating presentation, Daniel Burrus will help you to see both the forces that are driving the transformation of marketing and retail and how to use those forces to drive innovation and growth.

The Seven Pillars of Digital Marketing: How To Profit Now
Today’s marketplace is undergoing a period of profound and accelerating transformation, with the advent of new media permanently changing consumer attitudes and behavior. The changes are in the early stages, but they are irreversible and are already disrupting entire industries. The good news is that these shifts are predictable and can be capitalized upon through the insights and tools offered by New York Times bestselling author Daniel Burrus, world-famous for his exceptional track record of accurately predicting the impact of technology-driven trends on consumer behavior and the business world.

Transforming Healthcare with Technology-Enabled Innovation:
Understanding New Opportunities Resulting from Technology-Driven Change
We are standing at the base of a mountain of technology-driven change. Wireless telemedicine, point-of-care transactions, e-enabled disease management, home diagnostics, the virtual hospital, e-enabled customer choice, e-enabled assisted living, e-communities of practice, just-in-time training, and procurement service providers are just a few of the many areas that can be used to accelerate a positive transformation in healthcare. Understanding the new opportunities that will result is essential in determining a clear course of action.

Transforming Education: Using Technology To Accelerate Learning
In this dynamic and inspiring presentation, one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and strategists will provide educational leaders with new strategies and enabling technologies they can use to accelerate learning, increase staff performance, and shape a positive future for their schools. Understanding what these strategies and tools can do, and the opportunities they create, provides the foundation to positively transform education.

Educational leaders will learn how to manage the perception that change is negative by learning to use certainty and new tools to strategically position their schools to thrive in the years to come. Through personal insights, practical examples, and research-based principles, attendees will learn to act on the changes that are affecting the future of education and gain a renewed excitement and passion for the contribution they can make, all while redefining their roles as 21st century educators.

BEST-SELLING BOOKS

Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible
Today we all face more impossible challenges than ever before. But flash foresight lets you transform the impossible into the possible, revealing hidden opportunities and allowing you to solve your biggest problems—before they happen.

Daniel Burrus is one of the world's leading forecasters, corporate strategists, and visionaries. Over the past quarter century, he has established a reputation worldwide for his exceptional record of accurately predicting the future of technological change and its direct impact on the business world.

"Wouldn't it be amazing if you could predict the future—and be right?" writes Burrus. "You can: all you have to do is leave out the parts you could be wrong about! And the amazing thing is, when you know where to look, there's more than enough you can be right about to make all the difference."

From small businesses to multinationals, individual careers to entire industries, Flash Foresight looks at how Burrus's seven radical flash foresight "triggers" have transformed dozens of careers, fortunes, and lives. Both engaging and enlightening, Flash Foresight provides an easy-to-implement blueprint for applying the same strategies to your own business, enabling you to see the invisible and do the impossible.

In the past, flash foresight was useful. Today, as the pace of technological change accelerates almost beyond the point of comprehension, it's an imperative.

Technotrends: How to Use Technology to Go Beyond Your Competition
Burrus, technology futurist, and Gittines (What Men Won't Tell You But Women Need to Know) begin this intriguing book by rejecting the widespread notion that the U.S. has completely lost its competitive edge in the global marketplace. They argue that the time has come for America to once again play by its own rules, new rules that will take us beyond the competition.

Employing a dramatic mode of inquiry, they describe the "techno-education" of seven fictional characters who play cards under Burrus's guidance. This framework enables the characters to identify and analyze a plethora of technical trends from "electronic data interchange" to "fuzzy logic"—software that can deal with conflicts and contradictory commands. The authors also offer stimulating perspectives on core technologies, management and marketing theories, education, training and changing American industries. The card-playing strategem, however, limits the authors' effectiveness in developing their major themes.

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