James Canton PhD is a global futurist, keynote presenter, author, and visionary business advisor. For over 25 years, he has been insightfully predicting the key trends that shape our world. He is a leading authority on future trends in innovation and technology. He is CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, leading think tank he founded in 1990 that advises the Global Fortune 500 and government clients. He has worked with the MIT Media Lab EU, Singularity University, the Kellogg School of Management, the Pentagon and been a Motorola Visionary Advisor. He was on the original Mac team at Apple Computer and was CEO of Umecorp, an early AI company.
A frequent guest of the media, Dr. Canton has been a commentator on CNBC, Fox and CNN and his work has been recognized by Forbes, the Economist, PBS, Fortune, Discovery and the Wall Street Journal. He is the author of Future Smart, Managing the Game Changing Trends that will Shape Your World, The Extreme Future and Technofutures.