The industry’s leading digital futurist
Tom’s keynotes are thought provoking, content rich, and inspirational. A tour-de-force session drawing on his more than 30 years experience in the business and technology arena. In the past 30 years Tom has written 10 books, provided leadership lessons as CEO of an Inc 500 company, been Managing Director of the Babson Center for Business Innovation, been a Professor at three universities around Boston, written numerous columns for Inc.com, and been an advisor to hundreds of global organizations.
Co-Author of The Gen Z Effect: The Six Forces Shaping the Future of Business, Tom Koulopoulos delves into a vision of the future where disruptive invention and reinvention is the acknowledged norm, touching almost every aspect of how we work, live and play.
Author of Ten Books, Leading Futurist in the Speaking Industry, Keynote Speaker, Inc 500 CEO
Founder of Delphi Group, a 25-year-old Boston-based think tank, which was named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine / Advisor on innovation practices and methods to the Global 2000 and government agencies / A Leading Futurist in the Speaking Industry / Author of ten books / Columnist for Inc.com / Adjunct professor Boston University Graduate School of Management / Past Executive in Residence at Bentley University / Past Executive Director of the Babson College Center for Business Innovation / Past Executive Director of the Dell Innovation Lab / Named one of the industry’s most influential consultants by InformationWeek magazine / The late Peter Drucker said Tom’s writing “makes you question not only the way you run your business but the way you run yourself.”
That was the best presentation I’ve ever heard – including all of the TED talks I’ve been to.
While every new generation has faced its share of disruption in technology, economics, politics and society, no other generation in the history of mankind has had the ability to make sure that every human being (and every “thing” ) on the planet is connected to each other, fully educated, and economically engaged. What might this mean for the way in which we build our businesses, markets, and institutions for education in the future?
The Cloud is the hottest topic since the advent of the Internet. And nobody can speak to it with more insight, energy, and humor than Tom. It’s why HP, Microsoft, Gartner, Intel, Cisco and many others have asked Tom to keynote their organizations’ cloud events. Drawing on his book, Cloud Surfing, Tom paints a powerful picture of how The Cloud will change the way we live, work and play.
Come prepared for an enlightening and life-changing discussion about the importance of innovation and get ready to take a hard look at how issues of culture, generations, and leadership impact the way we innovate. Tom’s approach is insightful and cutting-edge, but be forewarned, at times unorthodox. It’s the reason Forbes.com called him a Business Visionary with an incisive view of world trade and why, in the words of his long time mentor Peter Drucker, “Tom makes you rethink not only your business but yourself.”
In this fast-paced keynote, Tom will show you how we constantly fail to take into account the simple nuances of behavior that ultimately act as the real catalysts for change. From the pyramids to the Cloud, he will take you on a journey of understanding that will ultimately enable you to break free of the limits we place on our view of how inevitable radical change is and how we can factor its implications into the growth of our business and our lives, for the better.
Tom’s writing challenges you to think different, providing unparalleled clarity on the megatrends of the twenty-first century; from the way you will live, work, and play in a post-generational world; to the impact of the Cloud as a pervasive social and economic network that will soon include more than one trillion connections between people and machines, defining the world more than any other political, social, or economic organization; to a behind the scenes look at how the best brands and most successful companies innovate. After more than two decades of writing his ability to see clearly into the forces shaping you and your business will forever change your view of the future.