“The future of how we work and create incredible workplace culture can be written by the actions we undertake today.”

Nikolas Badminton, Chief Futurist

Nikolas Badminton is a world-renowned futurist speaker and Chief Futurist that provides your audience with the signals, key trends. and stories relating to the future of work and the key signals and trends that are accelerating change in the workplace, with employees and organizational culture as a whole.

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

  • Understand global megatrends and how global work culture has been changed forever
  • Consider what trends and exponential technologies are shaping the future of work
  • See how leading organizations are rethinking collaboration and productivity in the workplace.

Here are just some of the 400+ world-changing companies Nikolas has worked with to shift their mindsets to explore futures and wonder WHAT IF…

Share with us how you want to ignite futures exploration and thinking at your event, and in your organization – contact Nikolas to discuss your event.

Understand global megatrends and how global work culture has been changed forever

There are forces in the world that have far-reaching impacts across our struggling industrial complex. These include, 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.

The impacts from these global trends trickle down into the country’s economies and the work environment. These shifts and the impacts we are seeing from the global covid-19 pandemic have meant we’re faced with a change in company work culture and the potential impact of the ‘great resignation’. New ways of working – hybrid work, safe workplaces and workspaces, nomadic employees, remote work, part-time employees, gig economy workers – are being embraced and organizations embracing new mindsets will be leaders in their industries.

See the trends and exponential technologies are shaping the future of work

Nikolas will guide you through the technologies that are accelerating business, the future of work, 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.

See how leading organizations are rethinking collaboration in the workplace

Nikolas will share stories from organizations of all sizes – from federal and local governments to trillion dollar companies to startups – of how they’ve navigated the big changes and how they are shaping the future of work for the next few decades.

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 Speaker

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 a world-renowned futurist speaker and Chief Futurist for the FUTURIST THINK TANK, 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 over 400 world-leading companies, including NASA, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Intel, United Nations, United Way, Bayer, VISA, 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.

Nikolas’ new book – Facing Our Futures – is a No. 1 Amazon Best Seller in Business Research & DevelopmentJP Morgan’s “Next Gen Pick” for their esteemed 2023 Summer Reading List, and selected as a book to read by the Next Big Idea Club. 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.