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Mike Walsh, Tomorrow

Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change. Walsh’s bestselling books include The Algorithmic Leader, Futuretainment and The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas. He interviews provocative thinkers, innovators and troublemakers on his weekly podcast, “Between Worlds.”

A true nomad, Walsh travels worldwide over 300 days a year, researching trends, collecting innovation case studies and presenting on the future of business.

Rather than focusing on the distant future, Walsh takes an anthropological approach – scanning the near horizon for emerging technologies and disruptive shifts in human behavior and translating these into pragmatic plans for business transformation.

A prolific writer and commentator, his views have appeared in a wide range of international publications including BusinessWeek, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.

Walsh has been a pioneer in the digital space since the 1990s, running both successful startup ventures and holding senior leadership positions in established media organizations. With a background in corporate law and management consulting, he began his career at XT3, a spin off of McKinsey and one of the first digital consulting firms created to help major companies embrace the embryonic web.

During the first dot-com boom, Walsh launched the technology publishing group in Australia. He also founded and ran Jupiter Research in the Asia Pacific, one of the first research agencies to track the early adoption of e-commerce and digital business models by online consumers. Inspired by the dramatic changes taking place in China and India, Walsh founded his latest venture, Tomorrow, an innovation research lab focused on emerging technology and disruptive consumer behavior.


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