Jim Carroll is one of the world's leading international futurists, trends and innovation experts, with a client list that ranges from Sandia National Laboratories to Johnson & Johnson, the Swiss Innovation Forum to the National Australia Bank; the Walt Disney Organization to NASA. He is recognized worldwide as a “thought leader” and authority on: global trends; rapid business model change; business transformation in a period of economic uncertainty; and the necessity for fast paced innovation. His focus is on helping to transform growth oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes.
Jim loves to golf, but isn't very good at it, which caused him some amazement when he was invited to open the 94th Annual General Meeting of the PGA -- the Professional Golf Association of America -- to challenge 500 golf pros as to how to think about innovation and future trends. Jim Carroll was the first speaker the PGA has ever engaged to speak at their AGM, and has high hopes that he has helped to shape the future direction of the world's largest sport. He's also hoping to inspire you in a similar way in your meeting or event.
He has a track record of inspiring organizations to reframe the opportunity for innovation in the context of significant, transformative change. When the Walt Disney Corporation needed to inspire senior staff on the topics of innovation and creativity, they brought in Jim. The US National Recreation and Parks Association had Jim open a conference for 4,000 recreation professionals to inspire them to reframe the context of recreation in the 21st century. The Swiss Innovation Forum featured Jim as their closing keynote speaker, delivering a message of the hope and opportunity that can come from being relentlessly focused on innovation. Even NASA has had Jim in to address a group that included several astronauts, directors of launch operations, flight engineers and program managers, on the concept of “transformational leadership.”
Jm Carroll is an author, columnist, media commentator, and consultant, with a focus on linking future trends to innovation and creativity. He has a 20 year track record in providing direct, independent guidance to a huge, diverse global client base, combined with a previous professional financial background, including 12 years with the world’s largest professional services firm. Jim provides high energy keynotes for audiences of 5,000, or intimate, detailed customized strategic planning sessions for CEO/board/senior management meetings. He has researched key innovation success factors for dozens of associations, professions, companies, individuals, and industries including life sciences, health care, insurance, automotive, manufacturing, agriculture, technology, education, government, consumer products, retail, banking and countless others.
Jim Carroll is author of books including "The Future Belongs To Those Who Are Fast," "Ready, Set, Done: How to Innovate When Faster is the New Fast," and "What I Learned From Frogs in Texas: Saving Your Skin with Forward Thinking Innovation." He has participated in 3,000+ interviews on radio, television and in print, including ABC News, BusinessWeek, INC, Fast Company, and CNBC.
- What Do World Class Innovators Do That Others Don’t Do?
- When Do We Get to Normal? Why Thinking BIG Will Help You Seize The Opportunities of the 21st Century
- What’s Happening with Our Workforce: Making Generations Work!
- Location is the New Intelligence: Customer Interaction in the Era of Pervasive Mobile
- Moving Beyond the Meltdown: Aligning Yourself for Growth Through Innovation
- 7 Things You Need to Do Right Now: Aligning The Fast Future to Your Current Strategy
- Where’s the Growth? Transformative Opportunities for Transformative Times
- The Internet of Things: Disruption and Opportunity in an Era of Pervasive Connectivity
- Healthcare 2020: The Transformative Trends That Will REALLY Define Our Future
Future, Change, Business, Leadership, Technology, Organizational Development, Creativity
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"Jim Carroll recently presented at Lockheed Martin’s Executive HR Leadership conference. His content was very provocative, fascinating, and relevant. I’ve embedded a couple of his nuggets into my operating model" - Lockheed Martin
"Many thanks for your presentation, “7 Things You Need to Do Right Now: Aligning the Fast Future to Your Current Strategy” It couldn't have been more energy filled and dynamic to start the conference out on the right foot. It was exactly what the audience wanted and needed to hear. The feedback from all attendees was excellent." - VIBE Conference 2010, Las Vegas
"... your talk hit just the right note.....I did have several people ask me if they could get a copy of your presentation as well as many who noted that the programming was fantastic and gave them a lot to think about." - 2010 CEO Summit
Healthcare in 2021? What will we be doing in 10 years time? Well, according to Jim Carroll, keynote speaker for the opening session, definitely not what we're doing today! He presented an invigorating view of what our healthcare systems could be looking like and it's up to us to decide how we get there. We'll be accepting his challenge to take three scary ideas away and think about how we can make them work, rather than the reasons why they won't. The poll4 system was fun and it was definitely the first time we'd been asked to turn our phones on during a presentation!" - ISMPP