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James Taylor

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Futurist for Business Creativity and Innovation

Global companies choose top leadership keynote speaker James Taylor to help unlock their creativity, accelerate innovation and adapt to change.  He has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs for over 20 years as well as educators, governments and leaders from Silicon Valley to Singapore on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity.

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Business is changing at the speed of light. Today exponential technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are creating new disruptive business models almost overnight.

In this new world, one where McKinsey & Co predict that 45 percent of jobs will be automated in the next 20 years, there is one distinctly human competitive advantage you and your people must leverage – your creativity.

In this tailored, entertaining and highly visual one-of-a-kind keynote, James Taylor takes the audience on a journey to discover the backstage secrets of the world’s most creative individuals and innovative organizations.

Your audience will learn:

  • What disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence mean for you, your team and your industry.
  • Which job roles in your industry are most at risk from automation.
  • Why China’s richest man believes ‘creativity’ is the most important skill you need to develop to survive and thrive in the age of disruption.
  • The simple five step process for developing creative thinking skills.

As we recover from a global pandemic, too many countries and companies remain locked in a cycle of low or flat productivity growth. The old methods for increasing productivity just don’t work in our hyper-connected world. In SuperProductivity™, award-winning creativity and innovation keynote speaker James Taylor shares how any organisation can improve productivity by 20-25% through maximising collaboration. Only when our people are aligned and connected around a shared vision and mission can they achieve higher levels of productivity and unlock their full creative potential.

In SuperProductivity™ James shows how to:

  • Boost your productivity by 10% while 6x employee engagement levels Build a more innovative, productive and creative organisational culture Discovery why your top talent is up to eight times more productive than average employees.
  • Develop new skills and mindsets to adapt to change, overcome challenges, lead effectively, and build trust amongst your team and stakeholders.

Audience reviews:

  • One of the most insighful and powerful presentations that I have seen in years. I would strongly recommend James as a speaker for your events. - Johnny Ho, Partner of Robertsons Law Firm, Hong Kong
  • Easy to work with, powerful content, and dynamic, engaging speaker. What more can you ask for in a keynote? - Joy Sobhani (UBM), HDI Service Management World
  • Thank you James for bringing us a unique session on boosting our creativity in the age artificial intelligence at our annual event. Your keynote was auathentic, inspirational and entertaining, truly engaging the audience from the beginning. - Carine Vaeremans CEO, Profacts

Speaker Biography

From managing the careers of global rockstars, to launching 20 online schools, to talking creativity with royalty, presidents and billionaires, to hosting creative retreats in Italian villas and Scottish castles, to giving keynote speeches from New York to Riyadh, to advising high-profile authors and Silicon Valley CEO’s, to teaching thousands around the world through my online courses and workshops, James Taylor’s mission is to inspire creative minds.

James wants to help you and your team unlock creative potential and build innovative organisations.

Business is changing at the speed of light. Exponential technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics are creating new disruptive business models almost overnight. In this age of disruption there is ONE distinctively human competitive advantage that you and your team must leverage…. your Creativity.

LEADERSHIP – 60% of Global CEO’s polled by IBM cited ‘Creativity’ as THE most important leadership quality in business today.

CHANGE – 47% of jobs are at risk from automation, mostly those roles that don’t require creativity.

SKILLS – The World Economic Forum says that ‘Creativity’ will be the third most important job skill required by 2020.

CULTURE – Only 39% of people in the today’s workforce consider themselves to be creative!

James is the founder of C.SCHOOL and the host of multiple global summits. He has personally interviewed over 500 of the world’s leading creative minds including Silicon Valley tech CEO’s, New York Times bestselling authors, and artificial intelligence pioneers. Hundreds of thousands of people in over 120 countries have learned about creativity and innovation through his online courses, videos, media interviews and keynote speeches.

James’ clients have included Fortune Global 500 companies, government policy makers, industry associations, and he was recently the subject of a 30 minute BBC documentary about his life and work. He was awarded the S.D. Southern Prize from Canadian energy services company ATCO, the Award for Excellent from Geneva Group International, and named ‘ONTRApreneur of the Year’ from U.S. business and marketing automation leaders ONTRAPORT.

He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (F.R.S.A.) whose Fellows have included global innovators and leaders including President Benjamin Franklin, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Bob Dylan, Adam Smith, Nelson Mandela and Professor Stephen Hawking.