I’ve got a LOT of keynotes coming up out into 2014, with events in Athens, Greece; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Chicago; Anaheim; Orlando; Phoenix; New Orleans, Atlantic City, Marco Island, Naples and more!
If you are following my site and thinking of bringing me in for your next meeting, event or CEO session, you better contact me soon!
In any event, with all these talks lined up, various clients are making press announcements about my keynote.
The folks at Edgell Publications have confirmed me for a fourth straight booking (!) — the 2014 Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference held in Las Vegas in March 2014. (They previously had me open their 2011 Consumer Goods & Technology Conference, last years Value Added Reseller Conference in New York (cancelled and rescheduled due to a hurricane) and the 2013 Hotel Technology Forum in Las Vegas.
What I am up to this time? Read an extract from the press release below.
We’re well underway on planning HT’s 2014 spring conferences, the Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference (MURTEC, March 18-20th) and Hotel Technology Forum (HTF, April 16-18). Both of these events owe their success to you, our readers, for your willingness to come together, share your stories, and collaborate on solving industry challenges. These are truly your industry events.
For MURTEC 2014, we’re thrilled to announce that global futurist and best-selling author Jim Carroll will be your Keynote speaker. Carroll has well over 20 years of experience in studying what makes companies relentlessly creative, and how they ride critical trends in order to achieve success. At MURTEC 2014, he tackles the future of food service, covering everything from consumer expectations, to changes in e-commerce, to greater innovation trends, and more.
Actually, we worked out a more indepth escription for the conference Web site, which follows below:
Restaurants 3.0: A Global Futurist’s Take on Consumer Trends, Food Service and Innovation
Speaker: Jim Carroll, Futurist
A decade has passed since O’Reilly Media coined the term Web 2.0 to identify the shift in online content from static to consumer-generated. For restaurants, the next evolution to 3.0 (or whatever it will be called) could mean the difference between a location-based search for the closest coffee shop, versus a customer saying to their mobile device, “Order me a large iced latte.” Location found, order sent, payment confirmed, pick- up in five minutes. In this opening keynote address, join leading global futurist Jim Carroll on an exploration of Restaurants 3.0. Carroll has well over 20 years of experience in studying what makes companies relentlessly creative, and how they ride critical trends in order to achieve success. At MURTEC 2014, he tackles the future of food service, covering everything from consumer expectations, to changes in e-commerce, to greater innovation trends, and more.
It should be fun!