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Daniel Burrus

Daniel Burrus, CSP, CPAE

Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Innovation Expert & Global Futurist, Entrepreneur, & Strategic Advisor

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  • $30,000 - $40,000
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Expert

  • Business Growth
  • Change
  • Consumer Trends
  • Future
  • Innovation
  • Retailers
  • Technology
  • Trends
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Career

  • 39 Years
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  • About

    Daniel Burrus is considered one of the World’s Leading Futurists on Global Trends and Disruptive 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 has delivered over 3,000 keynote speeches worldwide and 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 Lockheed Martin, Verizon, Microsoft, VISA, Deloitte, Google, Procter & Gamble, KPMG, Honda, FedEx, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

    Burrus is also a featured writer with millions of monthly readers on the topics of disruptive innovation, exponential change, and the future for a variety of publications, including CNBC, Huffington Post, and Wired Magazine.

    He has been the featured subject of several PBS television specials and has appeared on programs such as CNN, Fox Business, and Bloomberg. Burrus has been quoted in a variety of publications, including Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Fortune, and Forbes.

    Burrus is an innovative entrepreneur who has founded six businesses, four of which were U.S. national leaders 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.

    He is the creator of the Hard Trend Methodology and the Anticipatory Organization® Business Model now being used by leading organizations worldwide.

    His accurate predictions date back to the early 1980s when he became the first and only futurist to accurately identify the 20 exponential technologies that would become the driving force of business and economic growth 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.

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  • Program

    Keynote OR Breakout | Audience Participation | Educational | Entertainment | Motivational

    Digital transformation has been accelerated 5 to 10 years in a matter of months, which has created new levels of exponential opportunities to accelerate growth. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, reacting and responding to change – no matter how agile you are – is no longer good enough. Anticipatory Leaders use Hard Trends to identify and act on disruptions before they disrupt. They pre-solve problems before they occur and anticipate customer needs before their competition. As a result, disruptive change becomes a major competitive advantage.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS (Customized for Each Audience)

    In this eye-opening and highly motivating presentation by one of the world’s leading
    global futurists, disruptive innovation experts, and serial entrepreneurs, New York Times bestselling author of seven books Daniel Burrus blends rich examples with just the
    right amount of humor as he shares the most important trends shaping the future and
    the opportunities they provide. In addition, Burrus will use industry examples to teach attendees how to identify the Hard Trends based on future facts that will happen, how to use those certainties, and the game-changing opportunities they provide, to craft low-risk, high-reward strategies to elevate value, accelerate growth, and transform results.

    Using Burrus’ mastery of storytelling to illustrate examples, deliverables include:

    • Identifying the most important Technology-Driven Trends impacting the audience and their customers.

    • How to identify the Hard Trends that will happen to accurately anticipate disruptions before they disrupt, turning disruption into a choice.

    • How to use Hard Trends to identify problems before you have them so they can be pre-solved.

    • How to use Hard Trends to identify emerging opportunities to accelerate growth.

    • How to identify the Soft Trends based on assumptions that might happen and the related

      opportunities to influence them to your advantage.

    • How to use the certainty that comes from Hard Trends to accelerate both Everyday Innovation

      and Exponential Innovation with much lower risk.

    • How to use Problem Skipping to accelerate your organization’s growth and your employees’

      personal success.

    Keynote OR Breakout | Audience Participation | Educational | Entertainment | Motivational

    Digital transformation has accelerated 5 to 10 years in a matter of months, which has created new levels of exponential opportunities to accelerate growth. Going forward, you will either be the disruptor or the disrupted! Unfortunately, most of us see disruption as negative because when an industry, organization, or career is disrupted, you’re forced to react, crisis-manage, put out fires, and make dramatic changes to keep up and offset the damage caused by the disrupting technology, company, or event. Thanks to Burrus’ award-winning Hard Trend methodology and his proven track record of accurate technology forecasts spanning the past 30+ years, disruptions can be identified long before they disrupt, giving you the opportunity to become a positive disruptor actively shaping the future rather than reacting to it.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS (Customized for Each Audience)

    In this eye-opening and highly motivating presentation by one of the world’s leading
    global futurists, disruptive innovation experts, and serial entrepreneurs, New York Times bestselling author of seven books Daniel Burrus blends rich examples with just the right amount of humor as he shares the most important trends shaping the future and the opportunities they provide. In addition, Burrus will share proven trends and strategies for becoming a positive disruptor, creating the must-have products, services, and experiences that will increase relevancy and accelerate growth.

    Using Burrus’ mastery of storytelling to illustrate examples, deliverables include:

    • How to identify the Hard Trends that will happen to accurately anticipate disruptions before they disrupt, allowing attendees to become a positive disruptor actively shaping the future.

    • How to use Hard Trends to identify problems before you have them so they can be pre-solved.

    • How to use Hard Trends to identify disruptive opportunities to accelerate growth.

    • How to identify the Soft Trends based on assumptions that might happen and the related

      opportunities to influence them to your advantage.

    • How to use the certainty that comes from Hard Trends to accelerate innovation with much lower

      risk.

    • How to use Problem Skipping to accelerate your organization’s growth and your employees’

      personal success.

    Keynote OR Breakout | Audience Participation | Educational | Entertainment | Motivational

    There has never been more opportunity to accelerate profitable growth than there is today! In 2020, everyone was forced to use digital solutions in new ways, which dramatically accelerated the exponential pace of technology-driven change. Agility and adaptability are no longer enough! Accurately anticipating technological changes as well as customers’ changing needs provides the biggest advantage.

    In times of unprecedented change and uncertainty, we need to ask ourselves what we are certain about. Strategies based on uncertainty equal high levels of risk. Strategies based on certainty dramatically reduce risk and produce superior results.

    Strategic foresight is gained by identifying the Hard Trend future facts that will happen and the game-changing opportunities they represent to craft exponential growth strategies.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS (Customized for Each Audience)

    In this eye-opening and highly motivating presentation by one of the world’s leading global futurists, disruptive innovation experts, and serial entrepreneurs, New York Times bestselling author of seven books. Daniel Burrus blends rich examples with just the right amount of humor as he shares the most important trends shaping the future and the opportunities they provide to dramatically accelerate growth.

    In addition, Burrus shares proven trends and strategies for creating must-have products, services, and experiences that will increase relevancy and accelerate profitable growth.

    Using Burrus’ mastery of storytelling to illustrate examples, deliverables include:

    • How to accelerate growth by identifying the Hard Trends that will happen and the related opportunities they provide for accelerating growth.

    • How to identify the Soft Trends based on assumptions that might happen and the related opportunities to influence them to eliminate barriers to growth.

    • How to use the certainty that comes from Hard Trends to accelerate innovation with much lower risk.

    • How to use Problem Skipping to move forward faster.

    Keynote OR Breakout | Audience Participation | Educational | Entertainment | Motivational

    Every business, regardless of its size, has a plan, just as most individuals have a plan of some kind. But having a plan does not guarantee success! Let’s face it, throughout history every business that either failed or experienced a dramatic decline had a plan! Some plans were based on a number of scenarios that may or may not happen. Some were based

    on current trends continuing, and some were focused on executing a static plan over a number of years.

    Burrus, the creator of the award-winning Anticipatory Organization® Planning Methodology, has transformed the way highly successful small, medium, and large organizations, including the Department of Defense, plan and innovate.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS (Customized for Each Audience)

    In this eye-opening and highly motivating presentation by one of the world’s leading
    global futurists, disruptive innovation experts, and serial entrepreneurs, New York Times bestselling author of seven books Daniel Burrus blends rich examples with just the
    right amount of humor as he shares the most important trends shaping the future and
    the opportunities they provide. In addition, Burrus will use industry examples to teach attendees how to elevate their planning by learning how to separate Hard Trends based on future facts that will happen, from the Soft Trend based on assumptions that might happen to identify game-changing opportunities to accelerate innovation and growth with much lower risk.

    Using Burrus’ mastery of storytelling to illustrate examples, deliverables include:

    • How organizations of various sizes have used his Hard Trends methodology to accelerate both Everyday Innovation and Exponential Innovation with much lower risk.

    • How to identify the Hard Trends that will happen to accurately anticipate disruptions before they disrupt, turning disruption into a choice.

    • How to use Hard Trends to identify problems before you have them so they can be pre-solved.

    • How to use Hard Trends to identify emerging opportunities to accelerate growth.

    • How to identify the Soft Trends based on assumptions that might happen and the

      related opportunities to influence them to your advantage.

    • How to use Problem Skipping to accelerate your organization’s growth and your

      employees’ personal success.

    Keynote OR Breakout | Audience Participation | Educational | Entertainment | Motivational

    The exponential pace of technology-driven change has been accelerated by as much as 10 years over the last 18 months, advancing several Megatrends that are already in the process of changing every industry and business model we know. These Megatrends will continue to accelerate, creating more opportunity, as well as more potential disruptions, than any other time in history. Thanks to Daniel Burrus’ award-winning Hard Trend methodology and his proven track record of accurate technology forecasts spanning the past 30+ years, disruptions can be identified long before they disrupt, giving you the opportunity to become a positive disruptor driving transformational change and actively shaping the future rather than reacting to it.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS (Customized for Each Audience)

    In this eye-opening and highly motivating presentation by one of the world’s leading
    global futurists, disruptive innovation experts, and serial entrepreneurs, New York Times bestselling author of seven books Daniel Burrus blends rich examples with just the right amount of humor as he shares the most important Megatrends shaping the future and the potential disruptions, as well as the game-changing opportunities they provide. In addition, Burrus will share industry examples of how both small and large companies accelerated growth by using his Hard Trend methodology to identify the disruptive Megatrends before they disrupted, allowing them to accelerate growth by becoming a positive disruptor. The Megatrends, strategies, and examples will provide attendees with the ability to craft low-risk, high-reward innovations that elevate value, accelerate growth, and transform results.

    Using Burrus’ mastery of storytelling to illustrate examples, deliverables include:

    • First Bullet should be: Identifying the most important MegaTrends impacting the audience and their customers.

    • How to identify the Hard Trends that will happen to accurately anticipate disruptions before they disrupt, turning disruption into a choice.

    • How to use Hard Trends to identify problems before you have them so they can be pre- solved.

    • How to use Hard Trends to identify emerging opportunities to accelerate growth.

    • How to identify the Soft Trends based on assumptions that might happen and the

      related opportunities to influence them to your advantage.

    • How to use the certainty that comes from Hard Trends to accelerate both Everyday

      Innovation and Exponential Innovation with much lower risk.

    • How to use Problem Skipping to accelerate your organization’s growth and your

      employees’ personal success.

    Keynote OR Breakout | Audience Participation | Educational | Entertainment | Motivational

    Every business and every industry is like a deer looking into the headlights of a new rapid level of technology-driven disruption. Unlike the recent past, the speed and depth of this rapidly approaching disruption are moving far faster and will be far more profound. Reacting as quickly as you can, no matter how agile you are, will no longer be good enough.

    Thanks to Burrus’ award-winning Hard Trend methodology and his proven track record
    of accurate technology forecasts spanning the past 30+ years, disruptive changes can
    be identified long before they disrupt, giving you the opportunity to become a positive disruptor, creating the transformational changes that need to happen as you actively shape the future rather than react to it.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS (Customized for Each Audience)

    In this eye-opening and highly motivating presentation by one of the world’s leading
    global futurists, disruptive innovation experts, and serial entrepreneurs, New York Times bestselling author of seven books Daniel Burrus blends rich examples with just the right amount of humor as he shares the most important trends shaping the future and the game-changing opportunities they provide.

    In addition, Burrus will use industry examples to teach attendees how to identify the Hard Trends based on future facts that will happen and how to use those certainties, and the game-changing opportunities they provide, to turn disruption and change into opportunity and advantage.

    Using Burrus’ mastery of storytelling to illustrate examples, deliverables include: 

    • Identifying the most disruptive Technology-Driven Trends impacting the audience and

      their customers.

    • How to identify the Hard Trends that will happen to accurately anticipate disruptions

      before they disrupt, turning disruption into a choice.

    • How to use Hard Trends to identify problems before you have them so they can be pre-

      solved.

    • How to use Hard Trends to identify emerging opportunities to accelerate growth.

    • How to identify the Soft Trends based on assumptions that might happen and the

      related opportunities to influence them to your advantage.

    • How to use the certainty that comes from Hard Trends to accelerate innovation with

      much lower risk.

    • How to use Problem Skipping to accelerate your organization’s growth and your

      employees’ personal success.

  • Review
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    “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.”

    ConnectWise Arni B.
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    “Daniel Burrus’ thoughts on creating opportunities for change is the excellence we have been striving for. His framework on innovation, creativity, and customer value will become the management practices that will take us to our next stage.”

    Wells Fargo Victor N.
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    “Daniel Burrus was fabulous! He received rave reviews from our participants for his relevancy, insight, expertise, and style. He’s the only keynote speaker we have invited back numerous times. I am convinced the extraordinary success of his continued contribution is due in no small part to the enormous amount of time he puts into each presentation, customizing it to fit the unique, challenging needs of our audience each year.”

    Global Retail Marketing Association Stephanie F.
Daniel Burrus’ thoughts on creating opportunities for change is the excellence we have been striving for. His framework on innovation, creativity, and customer value will become the management practices that will take us to our next stage.
Wells Fargo Victor N.