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James Canton

James Canton, Ph.D.

Dr. James Canton is a renowned global futurist, social scientist, author, and business advisor.

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  • Business Growth
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  • Trends
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  • Technology
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Career

  • 33 Years
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    Dr. James Canton is a renowned global futurist, social scientist, author, and visionary business advisor. As a former Apple Computer executive and high tech entrepreneur, he has been insightfully forecasting the key trends and technologies that have shaped our world. The Economist recognizes him as one of the leading global futurists. He has advised three White House Administrations and over 250 companies.

    Dr. Canton is CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, a leading think tank he founded in 1990 that advises business and government . A frequent guest of the media, he was named “the Digital Guru” by CNN and “Dr. Future” by Yahoo for his insights. Dr. Canton is the author of The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the 21st Century, Dutton 2006, and Technofutures: How Leading-Edge Innovations Will Transform Business in the 21st Century.

    Dr. Canton advises the Global Fortune 1000 on trends in innovation, financial services, health care, population, life sciences, energy, security, workforce, climate change and globalization. From a broad range of industries, clients include: IBM, Tata, Intel, Philips, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Boeing, FedEx, and Proctor & Gamble.

    Recognized as “one of the top presenters in the 21st century” by Successful Meetings Magazine, Dr. Canton is a highly sought-after keynote presenter. He has spoken to thousands of organizations on five continents. He is noted for his fascinating, informative, dynamic and entertaining keynotes.

    A frequent guest of the media, Dr. Canton has been a commentator on CNN, CNBC, Fox, PBS, ABC. Media coverage has included CNBC, Fox, PBS, ABC, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Bloomberg Report, The New York Times, US News and World Report, CEO, CIO and CFO Magazines. His FutureGuru blog and Twitter followers reach a worldwide audience.

    Dr. Canton has held a academic appointments at Singularity University at NASA, the Kellogg School of Management, MIT¿¿s Media Lab, Europe, the Potomac Institute, and served on the International Advisory Council, Economic Development Board for the State Singapore, been an advisor to the National Science and Technology Council, US Departments of State, Defense and Health and Human Services. 

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    Keynote | Educational | Technical

    Digital disruption is coming to the agriculture and food industry. Vertical farms, the blockchain, robotics, genetics, planet science, agri-genomics, wellness and functional foods represent a new era to feed a hungry world of 9 billion.

    Keynote | Educational | Technical

    Are you Future Ready? This is a sweeping overview of the top trends that will shape the future marketplace and society over the next 5-20 years. From energy, space, climate, tech to health, education and geopolitics this is the most popular keynote based on Dr. Canton’s new book Future Smart.

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    Are you ready for AI economy? Artificial intelligence is fast reshaping business and culture. Machine learning, machine intelligence, neural networks–The rise of thinking machines, from robots to virtual bots, is creating new jobs and changing how companies compete. We are fast embracing a world where AI may become smarter then humans sooner then we think. Or not?

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    What’s next for technology and how will new technologies shape the economy, business, and society? This keynote is a tour into Exponential Innovations from the future of robotics, digital, big data, mobile, AI, biotech to the blockchain to security that will shape our world. From nanoscience, biotech, neuroscience to digital find out what’s coming and how to prepare.

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    How do leading innovators think? Is there an Innovator’s Mindset that you can learn from Based on a 20-year study on innovation leaders in startups and enterprises, from Apple, Tesla, Virgin and Google to name a few there is a design science that is at the heart of innovators. Find out how you can harness innovation faster, smarter and more effectively.

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    In this talk, James Canton describes the rapid emergence of powerful technologies that are likely to profoundly change how humans interact with each other and the world. His talk focuses on how future modelers like him work with companies to understand the near future – to achieve goals and solve problems. In the future, “embedded intelligences”  will shape our decisions and lives in a more seamless way than today, when we have to do something – like ask Google a question, or our doctor, or when we actually need to drive a car.

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    “Your insights on the key trends and strategies that will shape the future of mobile business, on consumers wants, and on the wireless business models and technologies that will create opportunity for strategic advantage in the future were enlightening.”

    QUALCOMM Gina L.
Your insights on the key trends and strategies that will shape the future of mobile business, on consumers wants, and on the wireless business models and technologies that will create opportunity for strategic advantage in the future were enlightening.
QUALCOMM Gina L.