“A world-renowned futurist, trends & innovation expert – with clients such as the PGA of America, The GAP, NASA and Walt Disney.”
Leading Global Futurist, Trends and Innovation Expert
Transforming Growth Organizations into High Velocity Innovation Heroes!
Jim Carroll is one of the world’s leading international futurists, trends and innovation experts, providing strategic guidance and insight to some of the most prestigious organizations in the world for over twenty years. 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.
His client list is unique, to say the least. NASA has had Jim Carroll in (twice!) to help shape their thought process about the future, with audiences featuring astronauts, astrophysicists, launch directors and mission controllers. The global master of story-telling, the Walt Disney Corporation, made the observation after a leadership presentation that “Jim’s storytelling approach really helps to get his points across!” The GAP, one of the worlds’ leading retailers, brought Jim into their global head office for a talk on the future of retail!
He has a track record of inspiring organizations to reframe the opportunity for innovation in the context of significant, transformative change, including the world’s largest working sports organization. The PGA — Professional Golf Association of America — selected Jim Carroll to open their 94th Annual General Meeting for his message on future trends and innovation, the first time in their history that they have ever featured an external speaker for their AGM. Subsequent to his keynote, the President of the PGA had this to say: “Futurist Jim Carroll helped stimulate the thought process with his keynote address about the incredible rate of change that we as a society find ourselves in, and I was delighted with the lively discussion in the hallways, the passionate positions taken at the microphones ….”
If Jim Carroll can challenge Disney, The GAP, NASA and the PGA to think passionately about linking future trends to innovation – he can do the same for you!
Jim’s insight is sought internationally. He was one of two speakers to address fifty senior CEO, CFO and CIO level executives in St. Andrews, Scotland, at an invitation-only corporate event – the other speaker being Jimmy Wales, the Founder of Wikipedia. He was the opening keynote speaker at the World Pharma Innovation Congress in London, England, with a message focusing on the future of science and healthcare He has previously keynoted other events such as the Linde Healthcare Summit in Munich, Germany, the Swiss Innovation Forum in Zurich, the Toshiba Mobility Exchange in Sydney, Australia, the annual Business Outlook Forum in the Cayman Islands for hundreds of senior financial executives, and the SAP Business Forum in Stockholm, Sweden.