“With the incredible growth of computing power, operational and biometric data organizations and individuals are now the most vulnerable they have ever been. We must create resiliency and expect the worst to secure our essential systems and protect our privacy on and offline.”

Nikolas Badminton, Chief Futurist

Nikolas Badminton is the futurist keynote speaker that provides your audience with key insights, signals and trends relating to the Future of Privacy and Security.

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

  • Understand global megatrends and how privacy and security play a critical role
  • See the trends and exponential technologies that are exposing and helping us with privacy and security
  • See our futures and how we will evolve towards a more secure world where we have more control.

Lesson: Understand global megatrends and how privacy and security play a critical role

There are forces in the world that have far-reaching impacts across our struggling industrial complex and how that will affect the Future of Metaverse, Web3, and Digital Engagement. These include – global economic power shifts with China and India as first and second with the United States in third place, the population boom in Africa and Southeast Asia, movements to megacities that will be over fifty million people in size by 2050 (Lagos, Nigeria will be the largest), the worsening global drought and water scarcity with effects on growing food and energy production. All of which will have an effect on the configuration, growth and sustainability of cities and megacities.

Continual innovation and futures design relating to Metaverse, Web3, and Digital Engagement will be needed to see how we can serve and protect the 9 billion people expected to be on Planet Earth – across physical and digital worlds – in 2050.

Lesson: See the trends and exponential technologies that are exposing and helping us with privacy and security

He will also guide you through the technologies that are exposing challenges in privacy and security, and the global innovation economy forward. So many technologies are having an incredible impact – Big data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and machine learning, robotic automation, Internet of Things and the sensor economy, smart cities, genetic editing, sub-orbital Internet, cellular agriculture, biohacking and human augmentation (cyborgs), blockchain and cryptocurrencies, wearable computing, virtual reality, augmented reality, the metaverse, 3D printing and additive manufacturing, drones and unmanned autonomous vehicles (flying cars), cybersecurity, Nanotechnology, quantum computing, Computer telepathy, and more.

Lesson: See our futures and how we will evolve towards a more secure world where we have more control

Futures planning is essential for new, equitable and connective solutions in Privacy and Security. We must embrace new ideas like open innovation and non zero sum mindsets to create a world where we can all win through information sharing and collaboration to take on foreign state actors, hackers, and mischief makers. We must consider bias, misinformation, privacy and security, and be more mindful in creating Privacy and Security solutions where we empower the people to secure our futures – the users and the platform designers – while considering a sustainable and responsible approach to the triple bottom line – people, planet, and profit.

Shift your mindset from what is to WHAT IF…

What if you create bolder visions of your futures, strengthen strategic planning capabilities, anticipate unforeseen risks, and understand the value it provides to the market, your customers, and your shareholders? What if you create an anticipatory organizational capability? And, what if you empower all employees to be curious about the futures that lay ahead of us in 10, 20 and 30+ years?

Next Level Futurist Keynotes

Nikolas delivers futures exploration, education and experience in the futurist keynotes he researches and delivers to you and your audience. He undertakes specific research, divines unique perspectives and shares future insights for your industry. The result is a collaborative and impactful futurist keynote that event attendees deeply connect with and are changed by.

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Contact Nikolas Badminton to discuss your organization’s needs to understand Futures Design at a deeper level and to ignite your event with a world-renowned futurist speaker.

About Nikolas Badminton FRSA, Chief Futurist

Nikolas is the Chief Futurist for the FUTURIST THINK TANK (futurist.com), a Fellow of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (The RSA), and works with trillion-dollar companies, central banks, governments, startups and those willing to challenge our poverty of imagination, awaken curiosity and create incredible futures.

He has worked with hundreds of world-leading companies, including NASA, Google, Microsoft, United Nations, United Way, Bayer, Corteva, Bank of Canada,  American Express, AT&T, Thales International, Rolls Royce, Heineken, Procter & Gamble, Government of Canada, UK Home Office, Government of Cayman Islands, IDEO, and many more.

Nikolas has been a mainstay in the media for the past decade talking about our futures. He’s appeared in the ‘Smart Drugs’ documentary, was an advisor to the ‘Age of AI’ series with Robert Downley Jr and appears in the upcoming series ‘The Secrets of Big Data’ on Discovery. He appears regularly on SIRIUSXM, and on CTV’s Future Friday. His essential research has also been featured by the BBC, VICE, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Techcrunch, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Forbes, Sputnik, Venturebeat, and Global News. He also produces and interviews incredible thinkers on the renowned Exponential Minds Podcast. In Fall 2022 Nikolas’ new book on futures design, long term thinking, and strategic foresight will be released – ‘Facing Our Futures’. This essential book will provide executives and organizations with the foundations for futures design and the tools to imagine new futures, create bolder visions, anticipate unforeseen risks, and strengthen strategic planning. Nikolas’ thinking can also be seen in the opening chapter of ‘The Future Starts Now’. Both are published by Bloomsbury Business.