Daniel Burrus futurist and keynote speaker

Daniel Burrus

Keynote speaker, business strategist and global futurist.

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.

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Accurately Predicting the Future

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About Daniel Burrus

A master at tailoring his presentations to the specific needs of your audience, Daniel Burrus is a futurist keynote speaker who identifies game-changing trends and strategies to help you:

  • Empower audiences to take positive action.
  • Learn which current and emerging technologies will have the biggest impact on your industry.
  • Learn how to creatively apply these technologies to create strategic value and competitive advantage.
  • Learn how to leverage the skills and talents within your organization in new ways.
  • Learn how to use new tools to change the rules of your industry with honesty and integrity.
  • Learn powerful personal strategies for shaping your future.

Daniel is a strategic advisor to Fortune 500 executives helping them to develop game-changing strategies based on his proven methodologies for capitalizing on technology innovations and their future impact.

The author of seven books, including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller Flash Foresight and the international best-seller Technotrends. His latest book, The Anticipatory Organization: Turn Disruption and Change Into Opportunity and Advantage (2017), was an Amazon #1 Hot New Release for Business.

Daniel's accurate predictions date back to the early 1980s when 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 that time 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. Daniel is a thought leader and contributing writer on the topics of innovation, change and the future for Harvard Business Review, Linkedin, Huffington Post, Wired Magazine and Examiner.com to name a few.

An award-winning keynote speaker, Daniel has delivered nearly 3,000 keynote speeches to corporations, associations and professional organizations worldwide. In his presentations, he blends timely and provocative insights with just the right amount of humour and motivation to enable his audiences to take positive action. He is a master at customising 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.

Speaking Topics

The Anticipatory Organization: A Proven Model To Predict Change & Create Extraordinary Results

If you want to jump ahead of the competition - at low risk to your own organisation - reacting quickly is no longer good enough. The main skill you need to thrive in a business environment marked by hyper change and uncertainty is the ability to accurately anticipate the future.

Accelerating Growth: Leading with Strategic Foresight and Certainty

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.

Leading with Strategic Foresight and Certainty

Agility and adaptability are no longer enough! Accurately anticipating customers' changing needs, as well as technological changes, provides the biggest advantage. In times of unprecedented change and uncertainty, we need to ask ourselves what are we certain about?

Business Process Transformation: The Big Ideas That Are Changing Everything

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.

Accelerating Innovation: Using Hard Trends and Exponential Technology

Technology is continually changing the rules of competition, rendering many traditional business strategies and processes obsolete. Emerging technologies provide opportunities for creating new, high margin products and services, as well as enable companies to gain new levels of speed, agility and cost savings.

Using Hard Trends To Turn Disruption and Change Into Opportunity and Advantage

Technology-driven exponential change has created a unique tipping point, one filled with disruptive problems as well as amazing new opportunities. There are many new tools and strategies that can be used to transform the customer experience.

Transforming Retail with Strategic Foresight and Certainty

There are new tools and strategies that can transform the customer experience, grow brand loyalty in amazing new ways, increase consumer engagement, and accelerate the results of omnichannel marketing. What do Apple, Warby Parker, Amazon, and a host of other e-commerce brands that are opening retail brick-and-mortar stores know that most retailers don’t know?

Transforming Healthcare with Technology-Enabled Innovation

Technology will never replace doctors and nurses, but it will provide them with more data-driven insights and actions. A combination of data and technology will enable doctors to achieve their desired results faster, and empower patients with the knowledge of their own bodily state. Navigating these Hard Trends will lead you to the future of modern healthcare in a digital age.


"A ‘must-hear’ presentation." - Steven A. Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft
"Your thoughts on how to create an opportunity for change through a customer focus is the excellence our team is striving for. The framework you provided on innovation, creativity and customer value will be instituted as a management practice to enable the technology infrastructure group to take Wells Fargo to the next stage." - Victor Nichols, Wells Fargo
"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." - Arni Bellini, CEO, ConnectWise
"Daniel studied the details about our audience in advance and listened carefully to our objectives for his keynote speech. He seamlessly incorporated every key point we discussed. As a result, the audience hung on every word, relating directly with each insight and recommendation. It’s no wonder he received a standing ovation. People are still buzzing." - Cinda Daly, Help Desk International
"Your presentation and interactive discussion with the Agents Council for Technology was a transforming event for our group. You helped us look at trends in a much more methodical way that will enable us to rework our Vision of the Future document into a much more credible and living tool for our industry.You spent the time in advance to understand our issues and then applied them actively throughout your presentation." - Jeff Yates, Executive Director, Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America
"This is the third time you’ve addressed this conference and each presentation has been better than the last… and I wouldn’t hesitate inviting you back to a future conference!" - John E. Burkey, First Data Resources
"Our people, without exception, felt that your ideas were provocative, original, and timely. Your entertaining style captured the audience and compelled them to listen, think, and apply your thoughts to their own professional and personal lives.You truly made a memorable impression on the audience." - Mark McNutt, Xerox Corporation
"It came as no surprise that you were rated the top speaker in our audience evaluations. Your unique blend of wit and insight awakened all of us to the need to develop the knowledge network necessary to move to a 21st century mind set." - Robert Howe, IBM Corporation
"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." - Stephanie Fischer, CEO, Global Retail Marketing Association

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