Tom Koulopoulos | Author, Global Digital Futurist Speaker & Inc 500 CEO


Author of Eleven Books, The Industry's Leading Digital Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Inc 500 CEO. Tom Koulopoulos is chairman of the Boston-based global futures think tank Delphi Group, which was named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine. Tom is also the author of eleven books, a frequent business commentator on MSNBC, a columnist for Inc.com, an adjunct professor at Boston University Graduate School of Management, an Executive in Residence at Bentley University, the past Executive Director of the Babson College Center for Business Innovation, and past Executive Director of the Dell Innovation Lab. Mr. Koulopoulos’ eleven books include his most recent, Revealing the Invisible, The Gen Z Effect, and Cloud Surfing. Tom Peters called his writing “a brilliant vision of where we must take our enterprises to survive and thrive.” And, according to the late Peter Drucker, Tom’s writing “makes you question not only the way you run your business but the way you run yourself.” KEYNOTES | TOM'S SPEAKING TOPICS • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Fascinating, engaging, and incredibly timely, this keynote explores one of the most dramatic shifts in history: the transition from an industrial society to one that is based on a deep understanding of an entirely new form of knowledge capital, behavior—our behaviors as well as those of the intelligent machines that we are building. Tom will entertain and educate your audience on the future of AI and how it will profoundly transform every aspect of our lives. • GENERATION Z While every new generation has faced its share of disruption in technology, economics, politics and society, no other generation in the history of mankind has had the ability to make sure that every human being (and every “thing” ) on the planet is connected to each other, fully educated, and economically engaged. What might this mean for the way in which we build our businesses, markets, and institutions for education in the future? • THE CLOUD The Cloud is the hottest topic since the advent of the Internet. And nobody can speak to it with more insight, energy, and humor than Tom. It’s why HP, Microsoft, Gartner, Intel, Cisco and many others have asked Tom to keynote their organizations’ cloud events. Drawing on his book, Cloud Surfing, Tom paints a powerful picture of how The Cloud will change the way we live, work and play. • INNOVATION Come prepared for an enlightening and life-changing discussion about the importance of innovation and get ready to take a hard look at how issues of culture, generations, and leadership impact the way we innovate. Tom’s approach is insightful and cutting-edge, but be forewarned, at times unorthodox. It’s the reason Forbes.com called him a Business Visionary with an incisive view of world trade and why, in the words of his long time mentor Peter Drucker, “Tom makes you rethink not only your business but yourself.” • DIGITAL DISRUPTION The single most significant shift in business is underway – Digital Business Ecosystems. Simply put, Digital Business Ecosystems are at the heart of successful high growth companies such as Uber, Airbnb, Tesla, Google, Amazon, Netflix, Alibaba, Samsung, Nest, and GE. In this leading edge keynote, Tom looks at how Digital Disruption, Transformation and Business Ecosystems will be critical to the success of every business in every industry over the decades to come. ** for full information on Tom's client options and service range click to his website from this profile **

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Steve Wozniak, co-founder Apple
That was the best presentation I’ve ever heard.

That was the best presentation I’ve ever heard – including all of the TED talks I’ve been to.

October 2019

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Thomas J. Burke, OPC Foundation President and Executive Director
I look forward to using Tom at future events...

The OPC Foundation leveraged the services of Tom Koulopoulos to present at the recent OPC Foundation Technology Summit. His presentation clearly resonated with the audience and provided an intuitive perspective on technology innovation, and specifically was able to give an in-depth analysis on the myriad of innovations and applications of the technology from both a business and technical perspective. I recommend leveraging Tom as the keynote speaker at any event to provide a clear introspective on technical innovations and is an excellent motivational speaker. We successfully leverage Thomas participation as the closing keynote speaker; he successfully was able to capture the highlights of the event and mold that information into his presentation. I look forward to using Tom at future events that we choreograph.

October 2019

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Stephanie Fischer, President & Chief Executive Officer, Global Retail Marketing Association
Will impact our industry!

It was indeed our distinct privilege to have Tom interact with our audience of 120 invited C-Suite executive guests from the some of the largest retailers and premier solution provider companies in the world . The Global Retail Marketing Executive Leadership is recognized as The gathering place for tremendous thought leadership and inspiration for company leaders in the future. Tom’s provocative insight into how emerging technology will impact our industry and how leaders can better connect with their customers and employees for sustained growth, was one of the highlights of the Forum. Additionally, Tom moderated a stimulating conversation with retail CEOs about their glimpse of the future and then led all attendees in a fabulous discussion about finding pathways to success. Tom engaged with the attendees well before his presentation and then joined us at dinner so that all attendees had the ability to be inspired by his breadth of knowledge and his passion for making us all better!

October 2019

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