Keynote Address: Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast: Innovating in the Age of Acceleration
Jim Carroll, Futurist, Trends & Innovation Expert
Carroll is one of the world’s leading global futurism, trends and innovation experts, with a massive global blue chip client list that ranges from NASA to the PGA, Disney to Johnson & Johnson, the Swiss Innovation Forum to the National Australia Bank. Over the last 20 years, more than 2 million people have shared his insight with his events on stage, taking in his ablity to inspire audiences through a combination of deep insight, on-stage humor and motivational guidance, all grounded in deep observations on future trends.

For close to 20 years, Carroll has been studying what makes companies relentlessly creative and how they ride critical fast-paced trends in order to achieve dramatic market success. He provides guidance that is timely and unique: how to realign business strategy for fast-paced economic trends and new business realities; a realistic outline of the emerging trends, threats and opportunities that will impact your organization; how to become a more forward thinking organization that can anticipate and manage change, rather than reacting to it; and guidance on how to do things differently in a world that demands constant, relentless innovation.

The author of several 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, Carroll has been featured in BusinessWeek as one of four leading sources for insight into future trends and innovation, and was a featured expert on the CNBC Series, “The Business of Innovation.” His insight has been extensively covered in the media, including ABC News, INC, Fast Company, the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), American Way,  CAPITAL Magazine (Dubai/United Arab Emirates) CEO Magazine Hungary, Association LEADERSHIP, the National Post and PROFIT.