Mike Walsh Speaker

Mike Walsh

Futurist. Global nomad. Speaker. Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy designing companies for the 21st century

Mike Walsh: Biography highlights

Mike Walsh is the leader’s futurist. A best-selling author of three books and a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, he helps leaders and organizations determine where to go from here, in this age of accelerating technologies and disruptive change. In his view, what matters now is reinvention, nothing less.

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About Mike Walsh

He is the CEO of Tomorrow, an enterprise learning accelerator focused on preparing leaders for the 21st century. For the past twenty years, he has been a leading authority on disruptive innovationdigital transformation and new ways of thinking. A global nomad, futurist and author of three bestselling books, Mike advises some of the world’s biggest organizations on reinvention and change in this new era of machine intelligence.

A prolific writer and commentator, Mike’s views have appeared in a wide range of international publications including Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. A regulator contributor to the Harvard Business Review, his articles explore a wide range of cutting edge leadership topics including data-driven decision making, agile organizations, algorithmic management and AI ethics. Each week Mike interviews provocative thinkers, innovators and troublemakers on his podcast, Between Worlds.

Mike’s latest book, The Algorithmic Leader: How to Be Smart When Machines Are Smarter Than You, offers a hopeful and practical guide for reinventing leadership and organizations. Translated into Japanese, Chinese, Korean, German and Polish – The Algorithmic Leader has been an international publishing success and was selected to be given to the world leaders and executive attendees of the Ambrosetti Global Forum at Villa d’Este in Cernobbio, Italy. 

Futuretainment, Mike’s first book, was published by Phaidon and was the winner of the design award by the Art Director’s Club in New York. Released in 2009, it predicted the impact of the smartphone on reshaping the media and marketing industry, and the imminent rise of social media, digital influencers and streaming entertainment. In The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas, published in 2014, Mike anticipated breakthroughs in micro satellite networks, cryptocurrencies, self-driving cars, drones and digital biology.

A dynamic and engaging keynote speaker, Mike has given over a 1,000 talks over the last decade, from strategic briefings for the boards of companies like Verizon and Raytheon, to an employee summit for a healthcare corporation, that filled a sports stadium with an audience of over 25,000 people. In addition to both in-person and virtual presentations, Mike also works with enterprise learning and development leaders to create compelling programs to up-skill teams for a world of AI-powered competition.

Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide: researching trends, collecting case studies and presenting on the future of business and leadership.


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Balmain, AI and the trouble with Tinder: engaging next generation consumers
Balmain, AI and the trouble with Tinder: engaging next generation consumers
#Instafood - how the next generation will eat, share and tag the future of food
#Instafood - how the next generation will eat, share and tag the future of food
On the road with Mike Walsh
On the road with Mike Walsh
Leadership in a time of crisis
Leadership in a time of crisis
Digital disruption is now just digital delivery
Digital disruption is now just digital delivery
There is no remote work, only work
There is no remote work, only work
Robots are not coming for our jobs, they are here to change them
Robots are not coming for our jobs, they are here to change them
Experiences matter more than transactions
Experiences matter more than transactions
The best way to lead is to be data led
The best way to lead is to be data led
Cyberpunk 2020: There is no new normal
Cyberpunk 2020: There is no new normal
XR is the new reality
XR is the new reality
Intel Corporation

"Great job trying to get our industry to think about people first before developing technology. We are engineers at heart that just want to start building things, but many times we miss the mark.'


'Insightful and entertaining at the same time, I loved the way you structured it, with concrete suggested actions. Useful ideas regardless of the business, so I suspect our customers will find great value in it. You are an excellent speaker!'

IRI Worldwide

'Terrific! Energizing and engaging. Thought provoking and really put forward issues and challenges facing marketers and CPG manufacturers.'

Greg Kerr
Principal and Team Lead

'Mike is a very engaging speaker and brings to life the future with stories and visuals in a way that is accessible to both people with a strong understanding of the future as well as those who don't have the same level of understanding. He has a unique ability to open the eyes of the audience in a positive way. Mike tailors his speech to his audience and is excellent in delivery. He is not someone that you need to micro manage because he lives and breathes his field and has a strong focus on helping organisations achieve the outcomes they need.'

Peter Williams
Partner of Deloitte Australia
RHB Bank

'A wake-up call for us to prepare for the needs of the next generation. I am glad the board of directors attended this session. Thank you.'


'Stunning-one of the best and most engaging presentations I have witnessed!'

Hewlett-Packard Company

'Extraordinary! Great ideas and eye-opening comments that make you think.'

L&D Manager
Beaumont CVB

'Spellbound! I loved it! Was fascinated by the entire presentation.'

Stephanie Molina
Director of Marketing
BBC Worldwide Americas, INC

'I found Mike's session to be incredibly informative and would love to continue to learn from him.'

Megan Branigan
SVP Marketing
Sun Life Financial

'Fascinating insights into how emerging trends are going to influence business strategies.'

Robin Tritta
Doc & Technical Consultant
Bentley Motors Limited
“I have been responsible for finding many guests speakers over the years at various car brands I have worked for and the reaction to you was the best I have seen anywhere. It was inspirational and most importantly for us totally supported our outlook on what we want to do with Bentley.”
Andrew Roberts
Head of Brand Communications
Mercedes Benz Financial Services
“Very insightful and full of powerful content. Great way of engaging people in the topics and I really found the “next actions” as a very useful tool to turn the ideas into concrete follow up to drive change.”
David Velazquez
VP Operations China
Morrie's Automotive - Bentley Minneapolis
“Mike’s presentation was one of the highlights of the trip. His talk was thought provoking and inspirational. We are pleased to see Bentley looking boldly outside their traditional sources.”
Cindy Robin
Sr. VP Operations

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