Insights · July 17th, 2022

Futurist Speaker and Chief Futurist Nikolas Badminton has worked with many visionary and impactful companies, and associations in the United States and globally. He has provided research, consultancy, strategic foresight advice, training in foresight methods and futures design workshops.

Nikolas and the Futurist Think Tank aim to help organizations challenge their poverty of imagination, strengthen strategic planning, establish foresight and futures design, and anticipate unforeseen risks.

Please contact futurist speaker and consultant Nikolas Badminton to discuss your engagement or event.

Amazing Clients

Finance, Banking and Insurance

VISA, Wells Fargo, BMO, HSBC, TD, DISCOVER, JP Morgan, Central 1, American Express, PayPal Giving Fund, Barclays Bank, ING Direct, Sun Life Financial, Canada Life, Bank of Canada, Association of Canadian Pension Management, Symcor, Feedzai, Ontario Securities Commission and BC Securities Commission, National Pawnbrokers Association, Alberta Central Credit Union, First West Credit Union, MD Management, Bank of Canada, Ontario Securities Commission, Financial Planning Securities Commission (FPSC), Fairfax, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan ($200bn+ fund), Allstate Insurance, Fairfax, George Weston Limited.

High Tech, Telecommunications, Privacy and Security

Google, Microsoft, Intel, NASA, IBM, BICSI, ISACA, Verizon, 3, Vodafone, O2, AT&T, US West Long Distance, Telus, Boldyn Networks, T-Systems, Tektronix, TBM Council, Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), ISACA, Apptio, IDEO, 3Q, VRAR Global summit, SAP, Lexmark, Swept, Communitech, Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange, B-Sides, National Angel Capital Organization (NACO), ARMA (Association of Records Managers and Administrators), Kijiji.

Agriculture, Food Production and FMCG

Syngenta, Schreiber Foods, Cobank, Farm Credit Services of America, Association of Agricultural Production Executives, AAPEX, Ospraie Ag Sciences, Peoples Company (Land Investment Expo), Sollio, ARDO, Bayer, Corteva, Real Agriculture, AdFarm. Penn State Extension, Corteva, Massey Services, Ministry of Agriculture Ontario, California Executive Seminar on Agribusiness, Loblaws, Agrifood Ontario, Procter & Gamble, Heineken, Balpex.

Automotive, Mobility and Travel

Disney, Rolls Royce, BMW China, Vantage Airport Group, Purolator, Transporeon, Conversion Agency, OpenRoad Auto Group, BCAA, Tourism Industry Association of Canada, Datalex, Vancouver International Airport, Greater Toronto, Airports Authority (GTAA), Abbotsford International Airport, WESTAC, Canada West Ski Areas Association, Tourism Vancouver, Northern BC Travel Association, Canadian Fuel Marketing Association.


Mayo Clinic, NHS (Lothian), Eden Care Communities, Pear, Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, BC Ministry of Health, Alberta Association of Optometrists, BC Doctors of Optometry, BC Medical Journal, Shoppers Drug Mart.

Advertising, PR, Consulting and Education

DDB, Tribal DDB, Edelman, Wunderman, JWT, IDEO, TAXI, Blast Radius, Involved Media, Komunikacijski Laboratorij (Croatia), FITC, DesignIt, IDEO, Deloitte, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Accenture, Capgemini, EKC Group, Halton District School Board, Florida Educational Facilities Planners’ Association (FEFPA), Young Professionals Organization (YPO), The Institute for Performance and Learning, Singularity University, Schulich School of Business (York University), University of British Columbia, BC Institute of Technology, Quest University, University of Waterloo, Simon Fraser University, UC Davis, Goldsmiths University (London), Algonquin College, RED Academy, Lighthouse Labs, IRC Global Executive Search Partners.

Mining, Construction and Engineering

Thales Group, Waste Management (WM), PCL Construction, EllisDon, Redpath Mining, HATCH, Urban Design, National Association of Homebuilders, Nevada Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, BUILDEX, BILD, Vancouver Island Construction Association, HATCH, Knight Piésold, MINTO Group, Algonquin Power Utilities Corporation, Manitoba Building Expo, BC Hydro, Avison Young, Polygon Homes, Strathallen, Mechanical Contractors of Western Washington State, Urban Systems.

Government, Associations and NGOs

United Nations, UK Home Office, US Department of State, Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner, Government of Canada, United Way, Government of Cayman Islands, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Highways UK, Vancouver International Privacy and Security Summit (VIPSS), City of Dublin (Ohio), City of Spartanburg (NC), Metro Vancouver, City of Ottawa, UNIFOR, Association of Public Sector Information Professionals, Institute of Public Administration of Canada, BC Ministry of Education, Association of Municipal Finance Officers of Ontario, CPA, Canadian Association of Recycling Industries, Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC), Kamloops Chamber of Commerce, Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA), York Region, Peel Region, City of Burnaby, City of Abbotsford, Abbotsford International Airport, Metro Vancouver, City of Penticton, City of New Westminster, Local Government Association of BC, Pictou County (NS), Fort St. John, Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology and Innovation, Saskatchewan Economic Development Alliance (SEDA), BC Premier’s Forum on Natural Resources, Truck Loggers Association of BC, BC Water and Wastewater Association, Grow Canada, Safety Codes Council of Alberta, Worksafe BC, Northwind Forums (Think tank sessions in Media, Capital Markets, and Energy), League of Innovators, CPA Canada, Vancouver Club, Canadian Franchise Association, City Moguls, UNIFOR.


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’.

Nikolas Badminton Futurist Keynote

Futurist Speaker Nikolas Badminton traveled to Zagreb, Croatia to speak at the Future Tense conference. Watch this keynote and learn about how we scan for signals, build trends, explore scenarios and tell stories of our futures so we feel how it is for us. See the tech that I think will disrupt. Understand the structural challenges and megatrends that deserve our attention, time and effort.

Nikolas Badminton FRSA, Chief Futurist at

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. 

He has spent 30+ years working with leadership at over 400 leading organizations at the frontline of futures, strategy and disruption – including NASA, Disney, Google, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, WM, JP Morgan, Verizon, VISA, TD Bank, American Express, BISCI, ISACA, Rolls Royce, Procter & Gamble, US Department of State, UK Home Office, United Nations, and many more. 

Facing Our Futures: How foresight, futures design and strategy creates prosperity and growth – is Nikolas’ number one best selling book and has been named as JP Morgan Private bank’s ‘Next Gen Pick’ for their prestige 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’.

Nikolas Badminton Showreel

Do reach out to discuss your project or event, we’d love to chat with you.

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Nikolas Badminton – Chief Futurist

Nikolas Badminton

Nikolas is the Chief Futurist of the Futurist Think Tank. He is world-renowned futurist speaker, a Fellow of The RSA, and has worked with over 300 of the world’s most impactful companies to establish strategic foresight capabilities, identify trends shaping our world, help anticipate unforeseen risks, and design equitable futures for all. In his new book – ‘Facing Our Futures’ – he challenges short-term thinking and provides executives and organizations with the foundations for futures design and the tools to ignite curiosity, create a framework for futures exploration, and shift their mindset from what is to WHAT IF…

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