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Nikolas Badminton

Nikolas Badminton

Nikolas Badminton is a global futurist speaker and Chief Futurist that mentors top executives and the highest levels of government to explore desirable futures, anticipate unforeseen risks, and strengthen strategic planning.

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Price range

  • $20,000
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  • Agriculture
  • AI
  • Business
  • Business Growth
  • Innovation
  • Productivity
  • Technology
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  • 10 Years
  • About

    He has spent 30+ years working with leadership at over 300 leading organizations at the frontline of foresight, strategy and disruption – including NASA, United Nations, Google, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, WM, JP Morgan CHASE, VISA, TD Bank, American Express, BISCI, ISACA, Rolls Royce, Procter & Gamble, US Department of State, UK Home Office and many more. With regards to agriculture he’s spoken to amazing companies – AAPEX, California Executive Seminar on Agribusiness, Bayer, Corteva, Peoples Company (Land Investment Expo), ARDO, Corteva, Real Agriculture, AdFarm, Penn State Extension, Massey Services, Ministry of Agriculture Ontario, and more.

    Facing Our Futures: How foresight, futures design and strategy creates prosperity and growth – is Nikolas’ number one best selling book and has been selected for the Next Big Idea Club and as the ‘Next Gen Pick’ for JP Morgan Private bank’s 2023 Summer Reading List to guide new leaders to ignite curiosity and embrace futures thinking.

    Nikolas’ essential research has been featured by the BBC, VICE, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Business Insider, Forbes, Sunday Telegraph and many others.  He appears on SIRIUSXM and CTV regularly, was a key advisor to the ‘Age of AI’ series with Robert Downey Jr, and appears in the Franklin Institute’s series ‘2050’.

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    Keynote | Educational | Technical

    “I grew up in the business of agriculture and there is no more exciting area to research and speak about. The growth of our population and the ability of humanity to thrive is dependent on the production of more food and exponential technologies are pushing the boundaries of what is possible.”

    In this futurist keynote he will teach you 3 essential lessons:

    • Understand global megatrends and their impact on the Future of Agriculture and Agribusiness, and food production
    • See the exponential technologies that are changing Agriculture and Agribusiness
    • See our futures and how we will evolve towards a more abundant and sustainable world.
    Note from Nikolas – 
    I speak extensively about the use of big data + artificial intelligence + robotics (automation) in agricultural settings – it’s in every agriculture keynote.

    I talk about robots for:

    • Identifying and killing weeds
    • Land surveyance
    • Picking and sorting fruit
    • Planting and harvesting
    • Autonomous vehicles, and more.
    I talk about the idea of ‘swarm farming’ where you have multiple autonomous machines roaming the fields.

    Keynote | Educational | Technical

    “Exponential data growth, sensors, and Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) are changing how we live, work and operate as a society. These are the lifeblood and foundations for the next 300 years of innovation and human progress.”

    In this futurist keynote he will teach you 3 essential lessons:

    • Understand global megatrends and how generative artificial intelligence and the multiple platforms into our world is changing our world
    • See the exponential technologies built on the foundation of artificial intelligence and how they will change the world
    • See how society and business needs to shift its mindset towards intelligence augmentation.

    Keynote | Educational | Technical

    “We’re at the edge of an incredible shift in how our economy works with new ways of intelligent logistics management and automated transportation. We’re looking to evolve our operational models where humans work with machines to deliver so much more.”

    In this futurist keynote he will teach you 3 essential lessons:

    • Understand global megatrends and their impact on supply chains and how Logistics and Transportation works.
    • Learn how exponential technologies are changing the Transportation ecosystem.
    • See our futures and how we will evolve towards streamlined supply chains, empowered organizations and a sustainable transportation ecosystem.

    Keynote | Educational | Technical

    Nikolas will deliver an energetic and inspiring keynote that ignites curiosity, shifts your mindset from what is to what if, and teaches you how to think like a futurist. He will share stories of cultural shifts, insights into new disruptive technologies, and rethink how you establish winning strategies in your organization by deploying foresight.
    As always, the keynote is built in collaboration with clients to create the most impact possible and help you…
    Understand the value of foresight – foresight is the missing link between strategic planning, disruption and our futures. See how it supercharges your organization by exploring positive and challenging futures.
    Understand global megatrends shaping geopolitical dynamics – economic power, population growth, water-energy-food, waste, climate change and energy. 
    Know the trends that will change your industry – Future of Work, Artificial Intelligence and automation, Smart Cities and Urban Planning, Metaverse and Web3, Privacy and Security, Agriculture, Aerospace, Engineering and Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics, Finance and Insurance. 
    Unlock a sustainability mindset – ESG policy, United Nations SDGs, and circular economy
    Learn how to explore futures and operationalize foresight – how we can write scenarios and tell stories of our futures
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