Acknowledged as one of the world’s leading global futurists, trends and innovation experts with a massive global blue chip client list. He helps transform growth-oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes! Simply take a look at some of the most notable keynotes that he has delivered around the world.
Even NASA has had him in to help shape their thought process about the future! And after a presentation by Jim, the Walt Disney Corporation made the comment, “ Jim’s storytelling approach really helps to get his points across!”
When the PGA – Professional Golfers Association of America – chose an external speaker to open their 94th Annual General Meeting, they went with Jim Carroll. They’d never hired an external speaker before in their history, and after the keynote, Allen Wronowski, the President of the PGA had this to say: “Futurist Jim Carroll helped stimulate the thought process with his keynote address about the incredible rate of change that we as a society find ourselves in, and I was delighted with the lively discussion in the hallways, the passionate positions taken at the microphones ….” Jim Carroll can challenge the PGA to think passionately about linking future trends to innovation – he can do the same for you!
Jim’s insight is sought internationally. He was one of two speakers to address fifty of the most senior CxO level executives in St. Andrews, Scotland, at an invitation-only event – the other speaker being Jimmy Wales, the Founder of Wikipedia. His experience is diverse and international: he was the opening keynote speaker at the World Pharma Innovation Congress in Scotland. He has previously keynoted other events such as the Linde Healthcare Summit in Munich, Germany, the Swiss Innovation Forum, the Toshiba Mobility Exchange in Sydney, Australia, the annual Business Outlook Forum in the Cayman Islands for hundreds of senior financial executives, and the SAP Business Forum in Stockholm, Sweden.
Jim’s client list is a veritable who’s who of global leaders — including DuPont; NASA ; Noble Energy; the GAP; DuPont; Lockheed Martin; the Accenture Worldwide Energy & Utilities Conference; Fairmont/Raffles Hotels International; ; RGA Reinsurance; National Australian Bank; Stryker Technologies; CIGNA; Pfizer; Diners Club; HJ Heinz; PPG; Johnson & Johnson; Blue Cross Blue Shield ; General Dynamics / Northrop Grumman; Bombardier; Signature Travel; Microsoft; the US National Recreation and Parks Association; Yum! Brands; Burger King; US Department of Defense – Commissary Agency; Rockwell Collins; Oracle; the International Association of Conference Centres; Pearson Learning; US Air Force Research Laboratory; McKesson; Siemens; US Navy, Marine, Air Force Child Youth Programs; Nestle….all of these organizations have engaged Jim Carroll for a keynote or leadership meeting which focused on future trends, innovation and growth! There are hundreds more – check the client list.
The world’s largest organizations turn to Jim Carroll when seeking insight into the future. Shouldn’t you?
Jim has researched key innovation success factors for dozens of industries, associations, professions, companies and individuals. Hundreds of thousands have shared his insight with highly energized presentations in Zurich, Munich, Palm Springs, Sydney, Cayman Islands, Los Angeles, Miami, Costa Rica, London, Nassau, Munich, New York, Vancouver, Stockholm, Budapest; everything from small Board-level sessions with 12 people; high level CEO leadership meetings to 5,000 person conference keynotes.
Jim is globally recognized for his unique wisdom and insight into trends. BusinessWeek on Jim: “a leading source for innovation insight;” CNBC guest expert on innovation; insights also covered by ABC News, INC, Fast Company, the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), STOrai Magazine (Retail Association of America), The Age (Sydney, Australia), American Way, CAPITAL Magazine (Dubai/United Arab Emirates) CEO Magazine Hungary, Association LEADERSHIP, the National Post and PROFIT.
Jim is also an author, with books including The Future Belongs To Those Who Are Fast, Ready, Set, Done: How to Innovate When Faster is the New Fast, and What I Learned From Frogs in Texas: Saving Your Skin with Forward Thinking Innovation.
Jim brings deep, strategic insight to his presentations. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto – Rotman Business School Directors Education Program, as his career path increasingly comes to include strategic guidance at the Corporate Board level.
If you are visiting this site, then you are thinking about the issue of innovation in the context of future trends. Here’s a good place to start: do you find that people respond to new ideas by responding, “but we can’t do that, because we’ve always done it this way!” Or that people laugh at new ideas, and no one can remember the last time anyone did anything really cool?
Try out a few of Jim’s unique ideas on innovation get you started on your voyage into become an innovation leader:
- The Innovation Killers
- 10 Great Words for Innovation
- 10 Ideas for Instilling an Innovation Culture
- The Masters of Business Imagination Manifesto
- 10 Surefire Ways to Destroy Innovative Thinking
- Innovative Thinking: Thing Big, Start Small, Scale Fast
- What Do World Class Innovators Do That Others Don’t Do?
- Innovators Aren’t Afraid to Ask Tough Questions
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