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Daniel Burrus

Bestselling Author, Global Futurist & Innovation Expert

Daniel Burrus is considered one of the World’s Leading Futurists on Global Trends and Innovation. The New York Times has referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker. He is a strategic advisor to executives from Fortune 500 companies helping them to develop game-changing strategies based on his proven methodologies for capitalizing on technology innovations and their future impact. He is the author of six books, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal best seller Flash Foresight as well as the highly acclaimed Technotrends.

Hartland, Wisconsin, USA


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! 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. In this eye-opening and motivating presentation, Daniel 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. Transforming Healthcare with Technology-Enabled Innovation 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. In this eye-opening and motivating presentation, Daniel takes us to the next level of understanding and action by sharing valuable insights into the opportunities to transform both business processes and the delivery of healthcare by using new tools. Flash Foresight: Seven Radical Principles That Will Transform Your Business 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. Business Process Transformation Daniel takes the concept of looking into the future and transforms it into a new paradigm for running an Anticipatory Organization™ using the new tools of innovation for driving business process transformation. The Cloud, Virtualization, Mobility, and Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M) are the great enablers allowing organizations to transform every business process in ways that were impossible just a few years ago to dramatically reduce costs and drive new revenue streams. In his thought-provoking and highly motivating presentation, Daniel teaches how to Anticipate the evolutionary revolution of advanced virtualization, cloud services, mobility, M2M and a host of other game-changing technologies using his proven Hard Trend Methodology to 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.

  • 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.

    - CEO, Global Retail Marketing Association
  • 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.
    - CEO, ConnectWise
  • A ‘must-hear’ presentation.

    - CEO, Microsoft

Summary Profile

Daniel Burrus’ accurate predictions date back to the early 1980s where 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. Since then he has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of predicting the future of technology driven change and its direct impact on the business world. As a business strategist, he has helped hundreds of clients profit from new opportunities and develop successful competitive business strategies based on the creative application of leading-edge technologies. He is also a contributing writer on the topics of innovation, change and the future for CNBC, Huffington Post, Wired Magazine and Examiner.com to name a few. An award winning keynote speaker, Daniel 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 to his audiences as he identifies game-changing trends that will have a direct impact on his audience members and offers powerful, practical guidance for turning rapid change into a competitive advantage. His interest in research became apparent in his third year of college, when Burrus became one of the first undergraduates in the nation to direct a federal research grant. He went on to found and manage six businesses, four of which were national leaders in their first year. As a highly successful entrepreneur, he knows how to translate research findings into practical competitive advantages. He is the founder and CEO of Burrus Research, a research and consulting firm that monitors global advancements in technology driven trends to help clients profit from technological, social and business forces that are converging to create enormous untapped opportunities.