5 lessons I have learned when advising corporations on future strategies: sharper strategy, total customer focus, exploit megatrends, and drive agile innovation

I have been helping large corporations develop new strategy for almost 20 years.  

Here are 5 things I have learned:  strategies get overtaken by events so be agile; use megatrends to stretch future-thinking; focus on customers and innovation; dig deep into current business challenges; involve many different teams to create ownership and commitment.  

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5 reasons why every business needs to know about "The Future of Almost Everything" - my latest Futurist book. Discover your Future

The Future of Almost Everything, my latest book, is packed full of key survival and success factors for every business, whether you work for one of the world’s largest corporations, or a small family-owned enterprise.  This forecast of the future will transform how you think about tomorrow, and guide vital decisions you need to take today, in 5 key areas.  Buy The Future of Almost Everything today.

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How to make Magic for your Customers - Innovation in Travel, Aviation and Rail - Future of the Travel Industry - Interview VIDEO

How to create magic for your customers.  Brief interview at the Aviation and Transport Innovation Summit (ATIS) on the future of the travel industry following keynote for Panasonic - manufacturer of Tough Books.  Customers expect real-time updates from travel companies, airlines, hotels and so on - keeping them constantly informed about what is happening.  That means instant flight updates, info about where your luggage is, what Gate you need for your flight, how many minutes for your flight connection, what the weather is like at the place you are flying to.  SMS is far more effective than email for these kinds of personal communications.  It's all about the customer experience, peace of mind, removing anxiety, solving problems fast.

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How to Wow your Audience: Secrets of World Class Communication! World class keynotes every time for event audiences of 50 to 5,000 executives

How to give really brilliant keynotes and presentations.  How to wow your audience.  The best keynote speakers create pure audience magic in the first few seconds: a relationship with energises, informs and inspires.

Interview with world-class keynote speaker and Futurist Patrick Dixon. The first key is to really know your audience....

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How to make money from Big Data - and why LITTLE DATA is what really matters. Big Data spots a pattern - Little Data spots a person

Big Data is used by every large corporation, banks, governments and so on to make links between past events, and to predict future events. Billions of dollars are being spent (mostly wasted) by companies trying to spot patterns in trillions of data items. Big Data is used heavily to try to predict customer behaviour and to target marketing campaigns.  

However the REAL value lies in around around 0/5% of all the data.  Big Data is about spotting patterns but Little Data is all about spotting a person - turning data into real commercial value. Comment by Patrick Dixon, Futurist and Keynote Conference Speaker. Need a world-class Big Data keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

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How a single 40 second event can change 40 years of the future - managing uncertainty and risk. Strategy - keynote speaker - VIDEO

How corporate strategies are being overtaken by events. Conference keynote speaker on Risk management complex in banking and payments - need partnerships and collaboration.

Keynote at client event for G2 Web Services. Boards of most banks are only partially aware of total risks they are exposed to. Just look at cyberattacks. Benchmarking risk really risky. Benchmarking is toxic to risk management – when risk managers benchmark their own bank...

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Future of Retail Food industry Keynote - how to create Magic for your retail customers: grocery stores, hypermarkets, convenience stores, future patterns of food buying and consumer food preferences

Keynote on future of food industry, food retailers / trends in beverages  / supermarkets / superstores / retail food and beverages / drinks industry / future of convenience stores and specialist retail outlets – Keynote at SUPERMARKT DES JAHRES 2015, organized by Burda Life and LPV Media GmbH . Huge Ultra-HD wide screen was used at the retail event which is why the format of these slides is unusual.


How to create magic for your customers in the food industry. The future is about emotion: understand how your customer feels and you will unlock many secrets of future success. Seven key words will drive the future of food retail and the groceries industry: PRICE – SPEED – CHOICE – QUALITY – EXPERIENCE – INSPIRATION – TRUST. It is almost impossible to deliver on all seven and still make a profit.  Retailers need to decide how they are going to make their own customer magic.  For example, they could go for price, or for quality, or for a combination such as speed, price, experience (corner store), or quality, inspiration, choice (upmarket superstore).  Need a world-class retail keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

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Radical Innovation in Banking, Mobile Payments, e-Wallets, Card Payments, Retail Banking and FinTech - managing risk - Futurist keynote for G2 Web Services

Banking and card payments - how to reduce risk in the payments industry - for companies like Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

Conference keynote speaker Patrick Dixon, speaking at G2 Web Services event.

How retail payments are changing: future of e-commerce, mobile transactions, customer insight, fraud detection, biometrics security, Big Data and the Internet of Things, cybersecurity, digital payments, paywall, bitcoin and other FinTech.

Future of cash, location-based marketing, why most banks are being overtaken by the current wave of technology and how they need to respond.

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Why Location-Based Marketing REALLY matters for ALL large retailers / mobile advertising. Future Of Marketing Futurist Keynote Speaker - VIDEO

Location-based mobile marketing - using Big Data to map customers to products. 50,000 reads of this article in first week alone! Location-based Big Data means marketing teams can map consumers, know where they are, what they are doing, how they are likely to be feeling.

Build campaigns based on Big Data analysis of customer behaviour and location. Impact on telecom, telcos, smartphone users, future of banking, future of retail, retailing trends and customer insights. Clip from Patrick Dixon's marketing trends video.

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