As a global nomad, speaker and consumer trend scout, Mike Walsh brings a truly global perspective to every event.
Rather than focusing on the distant future, Mike Walsh takes an anthropological approach – scanning the near horizon for emerging technologies and disruptive shifts in human behavior, and then translating these into pragmatic plans for business transformation.
Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing business for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in this era of disruptive technological change.
Constantly traveling the world for the best ideas, Mike spends more than 300 days a year on the road interviewing innovators, entrepreneurs and corporate revolutionaries to provide his clients and audiences with a fresh and compelling vision of tomorrow’s opportunities. Mike’s clients include many of the global Fortune 500, and as a sought-after keynote speaker he regularly shares the stage with world leaders and business icons alike.
A prolific winter and commentator, Mike’s views have appeared in a wide range of international publications including BusinessWeek, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.
Mike has delivered close to a thousand keynote speeches around the world to companies in almost every industry. His customized presentations leave audiences prepared and inspired to transform the way they do business. In 2014, Mike was invited to be a main stage keynote speaker at the Million Dollar Round Table with an audience of more than 8,000 people, one of the most prestigious events on the global speaking circuit.
According Mike Walsh, Virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality are all on the brink of becoming mainstream technologies that will transform our how we live and work. AI and 5G will converge to enable cheaper, smarter, wireless Metaverse devices. But that is only part of the story. The future of the Metaverse will require us to do more than simply creating immersive digital worlds. Now is the time to reimagine the way we interact with our customers and create radically new experiences not possible before.
In his conference «The Metaverse in the Next Universe», futurist Mike Walsh examines the three questions that every leader needs to consider as they explore the potential of XR technologies in their organization.