Dr. James Canton is a renowned global futurist, social scientist, keynote presenter, author, and visionary business advisor. For over 30 years, he has been insightfully predicting the key trends that shape our world. He is a leading authority on future trends in innovation and technology. He is the author of "The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the 21st Century," and "Technofutures: How Leading-Edge Innovations Will Transform Business in the 21st Century."
He is CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, a leading think tank he founded in 1990 that advises business and government clients on future trends.
He 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, BP, Intel, Philips, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Boeing, FedEx, and Proctor & Gamble. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Research in Innovation at the Kellogg School of Management. He has advised three White House Administrations, the National Science Foundation and MIT's Media Lab, Europe. 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 is a commentator on CNN. He was named "the Digital Guru” by CNN and “Dr. Future” by Yahoo. Dr. Canton’s media coverage has included CNBC, Fox, PBS, ABC, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Report, The New York Times, US News and World Report, CEO, CIO and CFO Magazines. His Global Futurist blog is followed by a world-wide audience.
- Technofutures (top Innovation trends)
- Future Smart: Managing Extreme Change
- The Future of Cloud Computing and Big Data
- The Mobile Future // Eco-Business: Towards a Sustainable Future
- Future-Readiness: How to Think About Strategy
- The Extreme Future: The Top Trends that Will Shape the 21st Century
- Navigating the Extreme Economy // The 21st Century Leader
- Velocity - The Top Trends Happening Now
- The Innovator's Mindset
- Web 2.0: The Future of the Internet // The Extreme Future Of Health Care
Future, Global Business, Change, Financial, Technology, Customer Service
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