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Mike Walsh

Futurist & Authority on Digital Trends in Emerging Markets


As the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century, Mike Walsh prepares business leaders for what’s next. A leading authority on digital transformation and disruptive innovation, Walsh expertly distils his insights into tailored keynotes that empower his audiences to influence the future direction of their industry, and thrive in this new era of machine intelligence. +

A prolific writer and commentator, Walsh’s view of have appeared in a wide range of international publications including Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal. Walsh is also the bestselling author of three books: Futuretainment, The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas, and his latest book The Algorithmic Leader: How to Be Smart When Machines are Smarter Than You. He is also the host of a weekly podcast “Between Worlds”, where he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators, and troublemakers.

Mike has been a pioneer in the digital space since the 1990s, running both successful start-up ventures as well as holding senior leadership positions in established media organizations. With a background in corporate law and management consulting, he began his career at XT3, a spin out from McKinsey and one of the first digital consulting firms created to help major companies embrace the web.

During the first dotcom boom, Mike launched the technology publishing group in Australia, which went on to become the leading local technology news and events platform in the country. He also founded and ran Jupiter Research in the Asia Pacific, one of the first research agencies to track the early adoption of e-commerce and digital business models by online consumers, and spent five years in senior strategy roles at News Corporation where he helped shape their digital strategy.

Always in demand for his fresh insights and practical future-focused strategies, Mike has advised the CEOs and senior management teams at multinational companies including: the BBC, Fujifilm, Richemont, MSN, Star TV, Televisa, Philips, and HSBC. --

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  • Business Management & Strategy
  • Change | Change Mgmt.
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Customer Service & Loyalty
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Future of Work
  • Future Trends
  • Global Issues
  • Human Resources & Workplace Culture
  • Information Technology (I.T.)
  • Inspiring Stories
  • Leadership
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  • Performance & Productivity
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  • Virtual Presentations


The AI-Powered Organization +

There has never been a more important time to reinvent the organization. Remote work and the rise of generative AI platforms are just the beginning of a much bigger revolution that is set to reshape the future of work itself.

Rapid shifts in technology, customer needs, and competitor dynamics are a prescription for a more agile, adaptive, and resilient type of firm capable of integrating not only cutting-edge technologies, but also embracing a new generation of talent as well.

Whether it be how we engage our customers, how we automate our processes, or even how we make decisions as leaders — the ability to effectively transform data into value will be at the heart of 21st century business. However, simply engaging on digital channels will no longer be enough for a company’s future survival — the real challenge is knowing how to build an AI-powered organization.

In this keynote, attendees will learn:

  • Why AI will change the dynamics of every industry and the delivery of even the most traditional products and services.
  • How to harness new ways of working, integrating the best of humans and algorithmic platforms.
  • What it takes to identify and develop the capabilities that the future will demand from tomorrow’s leaders and teams. --

The Algorithmic Leader +

We live in an age of wonder – cars that drive themselves, platforms that anticipate our needs, and robots capable of everything from advanced manufacturing to complex surgery. Automation, algorithms and AI are transforming not only business, but every facet of daily life. While many fear that robots will take their jobs, the rise of machine intelligence begs a more important question: what is the true potential of human intelligence in the 21st century?

In this inspiring keynote, Mike Walsh, futurist and author of The Dictionary Of Dangerous Ideas will present a vivid portrait of a brave new world orchestrated by machines that think, and how tomorrow’s leaders can upgrade their capabilities to survive and thrive in an age of accelerating technology.

Audiences will walk away with an insight into the companies, technologies and global forces shaping the age of machine intelligence, as well as a set of tailored next actions on how to redesign their organizations, reimagine their roles and reinvent the way they make decisions. --

Designing Your Business for the 21st Century +

‘Most companies are simply not designed to survive. They become successful on the basis of one big idea or breakthrough product,’ says CEO MikeWalsh of Tomorrow, a global consultancy that helps design 21st century businesses. ‘The companies that will thrive in the near future are the ones not only embracing change but breaking the rules.’

Companies built to survive the future are no accident. They are a result of deliberate business design decisions smart leaders are making today. In his ongoing research on the world’s most innovative companies, Mike has organized these decisions into seven strategic priorities – that he will explore with audiences as a roadmap for their own reinvention.

In this keynote, Walsh will outline the mega-trends shaping the future of business and consumer behaviour, and the lessons learned from successful Fortune 500 companies on leveraging disruptive innovation, adopting a data-driven mindset and leading change through digital transformation.

From the impact of AI on leadership to the mega-trends driving digital transformation, Mike Walsh’s keynotes are a blend of provocative questions and global case studies.

***Based on his discovery calls with you, and using the seven transformation drivers below as a guideline, Mike will personalize a presentation specifically for your audience.

  • Customers
  • Marketing
  • Culture
  • Technology
  • Innovation
  • Global
  • Leadership --

New Rules for A New World +

The pandemic not only changed our way of life, it accelerated the arrival of a radical new future of work. While for many of us hybrid work is a new and unexpected challenge — it is just the start of a much bigger transformation set to reshape the nature of organizations themselves.

Whether it be engaging customers through digital channels or leveraging AI, algorithms, and automation to reinvent how we deliver value — we are likely to experience a century’s worth of change in the next decade. Not every organization will make it, but those that do will never be the same again. And for leaders, now more than ever, it is a time to upgrade their capabilities, embrace new technologies, and reimagine what they do.

Mike Walsh’s inspiring keynote presentation will offer audiences insight into the organizations and leaders that are successfully navigating this period of change, and how to create a playbook for their own transformation. Becoming future-proof is more than just about getting through a crisis — it is about being ready for the new world that awaits us on the other side.

In this keynote, attendees will learn:

  • Why there is no such thing as digital disruption, just digital delivery.
  • Why there is no remote work, just work.
  • Why AI is not here to destroy our jobs, but it will change them. --

The Future Favours the Bold +

Now is the time for transformational leadership. Customers are changing, generational priorities are shifting, and industries are being reshaped by the collision of AI and data-driven business models. In this new world, only organizations willing to adapt, experiment, and embrace learning at scale will succeed.

There is nothing inevitable about progress. The status quo is the path of least resistance. A better, brighter future is the direct result of radical reinvention not incremental improvement. Too often we fail to commit energy and resources to the real drivers of difference: projects that depart from the norm, products or services that never existed before, and technologies combined in new and unexpected ways.

Transformation is a path not a plan. It could be the courageous decision to back a provocative idea from an unexpected source or the recognition that a broken rule might be a smarter way of doing things. It could be as big as merging with a disruptive competitor or as simple as hiring someone whose thinking challenges what you know to be true. The future is not an upgrade on the familiar, it is a world built by the bold.

Based on Mike Walsh’s extensive research into the habits and mindsets of the world’s most dynamic organizations and leaders, this keynote will not only inspire your teams to embrace a new approach to change but will also empower them with a robust set of next actions personalized for their specific challenges, pain points, and growth opportunities.

In this keynote, attendees will learn:

  • The bold believe that “more is different” not “less is more”.
  • The bold believe that failure is free, and success is expensive.
  • The bold have a bias for action, even when the future is uncertain. --

What Leaders Need to Know About the Metaverse +

The Metaverse is more than a gold rush; it will be an alchemical transformation in the way the world works. Over the next few years, we will see a rapid convergence between the digital and real world driven by increasingly sophisticated devices, decentralized blockchain technologies, and AI platforms capable of generating persistent, immersive, and collaborative experiences indistinguishable from reality.

Mike Walsh will demystify core Metaverse technologies and concepts like NFTs, DAOs, DeFi, XR, DeSO, GameFi, and Web3. In addition, with a playbook style approach, he will provide insights into what it will take to pioneer Metaverse applications, experiment with new ways of working, and attract and develop the right kind of talent to help you achieve your goals.

The time for action is now. Every organization and industry will be impacted by the next iteration of the Web and its radical interfaces, infrastructure, and investment models. The question for leaders is no longer what is the Metaverse, but rather, what is our plan for it?

In this keynote, attendees will learn:

  • Successful case studies of how both existing brands and disruptive new entrants are leveraging Web3 technologies to reinvent customer experiences, create engaged communities, and unlock new value creation opportunities.

  • What the Metaverse means for enterprises and how we work — whether it be personal avatars in hybrid workspaces, digital twins on the factory floor, or smart contracts in the supply chain.

  • A Metaverse toolkit for leaders to understand and navigate emerging ethical and strategic issues like privacy, fraud, user safety, sustainability, governance, and control. --

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What Clients are Saying

Fantastic presentation! An extraordinary perspective on trends and insights which can realistically be converted to actions today.

–VP Retail, American Express


Fantastic presentation! An extraordinary perspective on trends and insights which can realistically be converted to actions today.

–VP Retail, American Express

For any company that wants to remain relevant and embrace change – Mike’s presentation will be of benefit. Mike’s presentation was thought provoking and very engaging. He provided examples that left us with some great take-aways which we’ve already started to implement in our daily work lives. I would highly recommend him.

–Verizon Wireless

Amazingly fresh presentation with tons of thought leadership and practical actions to take the next step in evolving our teams.

–Red Bull

Mike has a unique insight into how tomorrow will change today. His eye opening content and engaging presentation make him a must see for anyone who wants to know what lies ahead. A brilliant presentation!

–Managing Director, Fuji Xerox Australia

Mike was a pleasure to work with. His presentation was perfectly pitched reflecting his research prior to the event to tailor his presentation to our audience and he also took the time to meet with some of them prior to the presentation. We would highly recommend Mike to anyone interested and would love to work with him again.

–Roche Products Pty Limited

Dynamic, highly relevant and stimulating, with fresh and unique insights.

–Chairman & CEO - Grey Group Asia Pacific


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