Futurist, Trends & Innovation Expert. Author, columnist, nice guy
Acknowledged as one of the world’s leading global futurists, trends and innovation experts with a massive global blue chip client list. He helps transform growth-oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes!
He is recognized worldwide as a “thought leader” and authority on: global trends; rapid business model change; business transformation in a period of economic uncertainty; and the necessity for fast paced innovation.
He has a track record of inspiring organizations to reframe the opportunity for innovation in the context of significant, transformative change. When the Walt Disney Corporation needed to inspire senior staff on the topics of innovation and creativity, they brought in Jim. The US National Recreation and Parks Association had Jim open a conference for 4,000 recreation professionals to inspire them to reframe the context of recreation in the 21st century. The Swiss Innovation Forum featured Jim as their closing keynote speaker, delivering a message of the hope and opportunity that can come from being relentlessly focused on innovation.
Even NASA has had Jim in to address a group that included several astronauts, directors of launch operations, flight engineers and program managers, on the concept of “transformational leadership.”
Jim Carroll is an author, columnist, media commentator, and consultant, with a focus on linking future trends to innovation and creativity. He has a 20 year track record in providing direct, independent guidance to a huge, diverse global client base, combined with a previous professional financial background, including 12 years with the world’s largest professional services firm. Jim provides high energy keynotes for audiences of 5,000, or intimate, detailed customized strategic planning sessions for CEO / board / senior management meetings. He has researched key innovation success factors for dozens of associations, professions, companies, individuals, and industries including life sciences, health care, insurance, automotive, manufacturing, agriculture, technology, education, government, consumer products, retail, banking and countless others.
His insight has been recently covered in the UK Telegraph, Dubai’s Capital Magazine and South Africa’s The Star newspaper. BusinessWeek named Jim as one of four leading sources for insight on innovation and creativity; he was a feature expert on the prime time CNBC series, The Business of Innovation, hosted by Maria Bartiromo. Credit Suisse profiled Jim in their global customer publication Bulletin, noting that he provides “unique insight on growth.”
Jim is also an author, with 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: Saving Your Skin with Forward Thinking Innovation.
Jim is a graduate of the University of Toronto – Rotman Business School Directors Education Program, as his career path increasingly comes to include strategic guidance at the corporate Board level
What Do World Class Innovators Do That Others Don’t Do?
Healthcare 2020: The Transformative Trends That Will REALLY Define Our Future
Moving Beyond the Meltdown: Aligning Yourself for Growth Through Innovation
Where’s the Growth? Transformative Opportunities for Transformative Times
What’s Happening with Our Workforce: Making Generations Work!
When Do We Get to Normal? Why Thinking BIG Will Help You Seize The Opportunities of the 21st Century
Location is the New Intelligence: Customer Interaction in the Era of Pervasive Mobile
7 Things You Need to Do Right Now: Aligning The Fast Future to Your Current Strategy
Brand Innovation At the Speed of Twitter: How to Innovate in the Era of Hyperconnectivity
List of Past Clients
- Professional Golf Association of America
- National Australian Bank
- Lockheed Martin
- Yum! Brands
- Texas Credit Union League
- American Agriwoman Society
- Walt Disney Corporation
- Diners Club Worldwide
- US Department of Defense
- World Congress on Quality
The Future Belongs to Those Who Are Fast
What I Learned From Frogs in Texas: Saving Your Skin With Forward Thinking Innovation
Ready, Set, Done: How to Innovate When Faster is the New Fast