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Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center October 22-25

Keynote Address

Mike Walsh

Monday, Oct. 23 | 2:00pm to 3:15pm | Osceola C

Dubbed “the CEO of Tomorrow,” which also happens to be the name of his global consulting firm, Mike Walsh is an international speaker and strategist with an expertise in designing companies for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change. A true global nomad, Walsh travels over 300 days a year worldwide, researching trends, collecting innovation case studies, and presenting on the future of business. His clients include many of the global Fortune 500, and he is a highly sought-after speaker. He helps companies understand the strategic impact of shifts in consumer behavior, and has advised the CEOs and management teams of some of the world’s biggest brands—including the BBC, Fujifilm, HSBC, and Roche Pharmaceuticals—on innovation and being future focused.

Walsh’s writing includes the bestselling Futuretainment, and his follow-up hit The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas, which details the most challenging concepts now faced by business leaders today and how they can plan for their future. He’s intimately familiar with disruptive technology as each week he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators, and self-proclaimed troublemakers on his weekly podcast, Between Worlds.

As a leading futurist, Walsh takes an anthropological approach, scanning the near horizon for emerging technologies and disruptive shifts in human behavior, and then translating these into pragmatic plans for digital transformation. A prolific writer and commentator, Walsh’s views have appeared in a wide range of international publications including BusinessWeek, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal.

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