Top Futurist Keynote Speaker

Futurist Keynote Speaker James Taylor has been featured in Forbes, BBC, and The Wall Street Journal and his clients including many of the Fortune 500.

Top Futurist Keynote Speaker James Taylor is an inspiring and motivational keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and author, with strong expertise in futurism, creativity, innovation, and leadership. In the past 20 years, Taylor has been traveling the world and delivering highly insightful and entertaining keynote speeches to companies and individuals from 35 different countries. His clients come from various industries such as technology, financial services, banking, consumer products and services, healthcare, and professional services.

In his trips from the US to Europe, Asia to the Middle East, Taylor has provided insights to his audiences on the topic of futurism as well as innovation, productivity, and change. His extended list of clients includes many of the Global Fortune 500 such as Apple, Sony, Dell, McDonald’s, Cisco, Accenture, Roche, GSK, EY, Intuit, Bell, UPS, Tata, Visa, Chubb, IBM, Honeywell, as well as numerous national governments.

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“James Taylor was a fantastic keynote speaker. His presentation was an insightful and entertaining closing keynote for the event audience. James also hosted a small group presentation for the G3 Company Sales Meeting earlier in the year that was also great.” 

Kristi Kawana, Events & Marketing Director, G3 Communications

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General Information about Futurist for Meeting Planners and Prospective Clients.

The term “futurist” usually refers to people who try to understand future patterns, and are sometimes called “trend analysts.” These people can be authors, consultants, thinkers, organizational leaders, or other professionals who engage in future thinking and use their expertise to advise organizations on matters related to diverse global trends, possible scenarios, emerging market opportunities, or risk management. This type of futurism should not be confounded with the early 20th century art movement called futurism. Futurists are often visionaries, corporate strategists, policy analysts, planners, foresight consultants, marketers, forecasters, prediction market developers, road mappers, operations researchers, investment managers, or future-oriented individuals. Such individuals are very diverse, having highly different academic backgrounds, including anthropology, mathematics, philosophy, sociology, or economics. Several authors have become recognized as futurists. They research new trends, particularly in technology, and come up with astute observations, conclusions, and predictions.

For business leaders, the ability to think like a futurist has the power to transform and improve businesses. Futurism plays an important role when companies are trying to develop new business models or new products and services. It also plays a fundamental role when trying to reinvent marketing plans and innovative partnerships and to recreate organizational structures. While there are specific sectors within companies that are inherently focused on futurism, in fact every team member could benefit from thinking outside the box and being open to new possibilities that a futurist-oriented thinking can provide.


In addition to booking James Taylor as your futurist keynote speaker here are some of the most popular books on futurism:

What Technology Wants
by Kevin Kelly

Future Shock
by Alvin Toffler

Futurism in a Political Line
by Meetmeagain Advaith

The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century
by George Friedman

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson


Here is a selection of other futurist related conferences and events that book futurist keynote speakers:

Blockchain Futurist Conference, Toronto, Canada

ICFAD – International Conference on Futurist Architecture and Design, Sydney, Australia

APF Professional Development Seminar 2022, Houston, TX

International Conference on Sustainable Development, Rome, Italy

ICFAD – International Conference on Futurist Architecture and Design, Amsterdam, Netherlands


There are a number of highly-rated podcast shows that cover all things futurist.

The Future of Work Podcast With Jacob Morgan

IdeaFaktory | Seeing what will be | Building what should be

Futurati Podcast

The Future Grind Podcast : Science | Technology | Business | Futurism

Between Worlds

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“Phenomenal and very engaging in the session…managed to captivate everyone’s attention and the feedback from the team has been super good”
  • – Senior Manager, Global Accounts
“Thank you for sharing valuable insights on key attributes/traits of a leader. The session was received extremely well and I am looking to another opportunity to invite you for your valuable interaction with our team.”
  • – Managing Director
“Your presentation was one of the most interesting topics at the conference. It was an honor for us to have you as one of our keynote speakers.”
  • – Chairman of the Board
“Thank you very much for your keynote at our event. It was indeed very well received and we had some fantastic feedback from the colleagues.”
  • – HR Director
“Thank you for bringing us a unique session on boosting our creativity in the age of artificial intelligence at our annual event. Your keynote was authentic, inspirational and entertaining, truly engaging the audience from the beginning. Participants and customers provided us with many delighted comments.”
  • – CEO
“Creative, thought provoking, inspirational and well-presented.”
  • Co-Chair
“One of the most insightful, impactful and powerful presentations that I have seen in years.”
  • – Partner
“Easy to work with, powerful content, dynamic and engaging. What more can you ask for in a speaker.”
  • – Group Event Director
“In my 20 years of planning conferences and working with keynoters to help them understand our unique audience, I’ve never seen a keynote speaker prepare at the level James did. All that preparation showed during the keynote; it was full of relevant and entertaining stories as well as highly visually engaging. Our members were blown away.”
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