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. His client list includes companies such as Microsoft, GE, American Express, Google, Toshiba, Procter & Gamble, Honda, and IBM. He is also a featured writer on the topics of innovation, change and the future for CNBC, Huffington Post, and Wired Magazine to name a few.
He has been the featured subject of several PBS television specials and has appeared on programs such as CNN,
Fox Business, and Bloomberg, and is quoted in a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal,
Financial Times, Fortune, and Forbes.
He has founded six businesses, four of which were national leaders in the United States in the first year. He is
the 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.
His accurate predictions date back to the early 1980s where he became the first and only futurist to accurately
identify the twenty technologies that would become the driving force of business and economic change for
decades to come. Since then, he has continued to establish a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of
predicting the future of technology driven change and its direct impact on the business world.
He is the author of six books, including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal
best-seller Flash Foresight: How To See The Invisible and Do The Impossible, as well
as the international best-seller Technotrends.
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! Daniel Burrus is one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and innovation experts.
He is globally recognized for his exceptional 30+ year record of accurately predicting how
technological, social, and business forces converge to create untapped opportunities.
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.