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Daniel Burrus
Daniel Burrus is considered one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and business strategists, and is the founder and CEO of Burrus Research, a research and consulting firm that monitors global advancements in technology driven trends to help clients better understand how technological, social and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. He is the author of six books, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal bestseller Flash Foresight: How To See the Invisible and Do the Impossible as well as the highly acclaimed Technotrends.

The New York Times has referred to Daniel Burrus as one of Americas top three business “gurus” in the highest demand as a speaker.

In 1983, Burrus became the first and only futurist to accurately identify the twenty technologies that would become the driving force of business and economic change for decades to come. Since then, he has continued to establish a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of predicting the future of technological change and its direct impact on the business world. He has helped hundreds of clients identify new opportunities and develop successful competitive strategies based on the creative application of leading-edge technologies, and has delivered over 2,500 keynote speeches to corporations, associations, and professional organizations worldwide. He is also a contributing blogger on the topics of innovation, change and the future for CNBC, Huffington Post, Wired Magazine and to name a few.

In his keynote presentations, Mr. Burrus is a master at tailoring his message to each individual audience as he addresses relevant trends and offers powerful, practical guidance for turning rapid technology-driven change into a competitive advantage. His captivating style blends timely and provocative insights and actionable knowledge with just the right amount of humor and motivation.

He has founded and managed six businesses, three of which were national leaders in their first year. As a highly successful entrepreneur, he knows how to translate research findings into practical business advantages.

Burrus’ client list encompasses a wide range of industries, and includes many Fortune 500 companies such as GE, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, DuPont, Google, Toshiba, Procter & Gamble, American Express, Northwestern Mutual, ExxonMobil, and Sara Lee. He has been the featured subject of a PBS Special, has appeared on programs such as CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg, and is quoted in a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fortune and Industry Week.

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Entries by Daniel Burrus

Brexit: A Preview of Things to Come in Politics?

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 6:17 PM


The UK recently voted to leave the European Union in a result that seemed to surprise even those running the Brexit campaign. There have been reports of a generational divide in the country. Many mature voters have an expectation of returning...

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LinkedIn + Microsoft = Opportunity

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2016 | 12:34 PM


Microsoft recently hit the headlines after revealing a $26 billion agreement to buy LinkedIn. In a digital age when most people obtain their social updates and look for work using a social network, Microsoft had been noticeably lacking in this area for some...

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The Future of Payment Transactions and the Unprepared

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2016 | 2:41 PM


Organizations have finally realized that the key to success in this digital world is to evolve continuously in order to remain competitive and relevant to consumers. The way in which all businesses accept payments is quickly becoming the next battleground of innovation, according...

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Consumers are Driving Technological Change

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2016 | 12:37 PM


The financial services industry has been notoriously slow to adapt to the evolving technology landscape and its customers' digital demands. In yet another twist to a modern tale, it was recently revealed that it was consumers who were leading yet another round of...

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How Technology Is Transforming the Wine Industry

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2016 | 2:34 PM


On a daily basis, we are subjected to headlines about how technology is negatively affecting our world. The truth is that bad news sells and good news does not. However, there is clear evidence to suggest that technology, when used correctly, can enable...

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Why the Finance Industry Cannot Ignore Fintech Any Longer

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2016 | 5:32 PM


The digital transformation has completely changed the business landscape in record time. We seldom stop to take stock of the situation, but the events of the past few years make it much easier to follow these Hard Trends to predict the future.


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Pre-solving Predictable Problems Is Better Than Experiencing Them

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 4:24 PM


On an almost daily basis, we read stories about how every industry is facing digital disruption. Although a flurry of negative articles warning how we are heading for a dystopian technological future, the reality is that disruption has always happened it is the...

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Who Will Manage Your Digital Assets When You Die?

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 10:41 AM


Not long ago, I was delivering a speech to 4,000 life insurance agents. To make a sale, they have to get a prospect to think about and plan for a future fact: At some unknown point in time they are going to die,...

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Why Reputation, Credibility and Trust Are the Currency in the Sharing Economy

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 11:43 AM


The rise of social media has led to us becoming our very own PR manager. There is an increasing pressure to manage our online reputation with a lot of new and useful smartphone apps that give us a rating for how we behave...

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Will Biometric Logins Replace Your Passwords?

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 10:30 AM


Bank notes and silver coins are starting to feel incredibly primitive or quaint at best to an increasing number of shoppers. Many are happier using their credit or debt card for both their online and offline purchases. Now that the U.S. has joined...

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Will Chat Bots Become Your New Best Friend?

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 11:06 AM


Here in 2016, great content alone is simply not enough. The combination of an authentic, relatable voice and conversations with your audience are possibly the most powerful currency in our quest to connect with each other in a meaningful way. As viewers, we...

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Artificial Intelligence: The Promise of Limitless Possibilities

(1) Comments | Posted April 13, 2016 | 10:51 AM


Artificial intelligence (AI), one of 20 core technologies I identified back in 1983 as the drivers of exponential economic value creation, is rapidly working its way into our lives from Amazon's Alexa and Facebook's M, to Google's Now and Apple's Siri.


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You Can Be Disruptive by Asking a Simple Question

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2016 | 10:32 AM


Every marketplace and industry is currently going through a digital transformation. The days of having a "wait and see" approach in business are over. Your brand along with your products and services will need to continually evolve to remain relevant in a world dominated...

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Technology Is Disrupting Crime -- Are You Ready?

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2016 | 11:02 AM


Crime rates have been recorded for as long as most of us can remember and will typically conjure up thoughts of homicide, burglary, and robbery. However, maybe these crime reports are a little misleading in this digital age where theft for example, is...

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Technology is Rebuilding the Construction Industry

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2016 | 2:22 PM


The building industry is notoriously slow when it comes to adopting and utilizing technological solutions. However, Google's Project Tango could be about to change all that if its self-3D mapping software becomes impossible to ignore, as expected. Our thirst for faster and more...

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Digital Innovation Is Kind of a Big Deal Right Now

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2016 | 11:05 AM


We currently find ourselves in what I would call the big deal phase of a digital transformation where exponential change is creating dramatic advancements in a very short space of time. However, to fully understand how we can use this to accelerate innovation...

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Why Smart Cities, Businesses and Homes Will Transform Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2016 | 10:13 AM


Our world now moves so fast that we seldom stop to see just how far we have come in just a few years. The latest iPhone 6s, for example, has a dual-core 1.8GHz processor and fits nicely into your pocket. By comparison, you...

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Crowdsourcing Your Innovation

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2016 | 11:30 AM


In 2000, I predicted that we would see innovation as a service in the near future. NASA recently invited users from to help them solve 22 of their most complex problems. The open invitation to join a collaborative innovation program that involves...

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Connected Objects Will Become Your New Problem

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2016 | 11:56 AM


Just as we have started to get used to the idea of ourselves always being online, it seems that many of our homes and an increasing number of objects inside them will soon be connected and have the ability to talk to each...

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Super Bowl Sunday Was a Game Changer

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2016 | 4:35 PM

Anyone with years of warm Super Bowl Sunday memories where friends, family and loved ones all gathered around a humble television set to watch enjoy the big game together may have noticed a few subtle changes this year. The TV that has been the focal point of the living room...

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