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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 Examiner.com 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.

Visit Daniel’s website at www.burrus.com. Connect with Daniel on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn.

Entries by Daniel Burrus

Change Your Employees' View of Change

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 11:27 AM

Businessman selecting label with change written on it on grey backgroundThe general thinking is that people don't like change. In reality, humans are born loving change. Think about it ... babies cry until you change them. Also, why do we take vacations? Because...

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When You Buy Chicken, It Could Be From China... Without a Label

(1) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 11:12 AM

Young woman shopping for meat in a grocery store (color toned imI prefer to solve predictable problems before they happen. With that said, let's look at a recent government ruling that will cause a number of predictable problems.

If you're like most people,...

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Smart Watches and Why You Might Be Wearing One Soon

(1) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 10:47 AM

smart watchThe smart watch category is about to explode. Companies like Pebble, Sony, Samsung, and Qualcomm have already released their versions, and we're expecting more in 2014 including one from Apple. So far, the early versions are a bit clunky, but expect them...

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Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications is Coming to a Car Near You

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 10:40 AM

CThe U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have recently approved vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication systems for cars to be able to talk to each other. The goal is to reduce 70 - 80% of accidents that involve the driver's...

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Google Glass is Transforming Wearable Technology

(1) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 12:57 PM

arrives at the "Internship" PremiereIt's estimated that one million wearable devices will shipped at the beginning of 2014, and it's also estimated that there will be 300 million shipped by 2018.

Of course, these are what I call "soft trends," meaning...

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Predictable Problems from The Chinese Coal Addiction

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 8:54 AM

Beijing cityscapeI prefer to solve predictable problems before they happen. It is amazing how easy it is to see problems before they happen when you learn what to look for. Of course, predicting the problem is just the beginning. The big opportunity is to solve...

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Who Owns Your Data?

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 11:51 AM

Back in the mid-1980s, I wrote about how GPS would be used to revolutionize our lives. One of my books published back then was called Advances in Agriculture, in which I highlighted how GPS would...

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Will Bitcoin Replace Cash?

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 12:34 PM

bitcoinMove over cash, credit, and debit cards ... there's a new payment method available. It's called Bitcoin--a virtual and digital version of cash that's emerging as a global payment platform that can be used through smart phones, tablets, and other devices. Bitcoin, which...

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Improve Planning By Separating Hard Trends From Soft Trends

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 9:40 AM

Businessman watching the upward trend of a graphic chart.The Burrus Hard Trend™ Methodology is a scientifically developed system based on thirty years of research. Many companies, including Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, and IBM to name a few, have changed how they forecast...

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The Future of Drones

(1) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 11:58 AM

thumbnail-8We've all heard of drone use in the military. But did you know that drones are being used by a wide variety of individuals and organizations right here at home every day... and that they'll have expanded commercial uses in the...

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Mobile Apps Will Transform All Business Processes - Is Your Company Ready?

(1) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 12:14 PM

thumbnail-3Over the last 12 months I've surveyed over 700 companies, asking them if they have developed any mobile apps internally to help them with such things as supply chain management, logistics, purchasing, maintenance, service, or sales support. At this point, only...

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From BYOB to WYOD: How Wearables Will Transform Business

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 11:46 AM

Responsive Design AppsOver the past few years, organizations worldwide were forced to deal with an IT "problem" referred to as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). It started with smart phones, and now it's occurring with other devices as well.

Here's what...

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Cloud Technology: The Great Enabler

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 8:36 AM

Most technologies aren't really "tools," as many people call them. They're "enablers." Let's take the Internet, for example. The Internet doesn't do anything by itself. It's what's connected to it--what you do with it--that...

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Augmented Reality Is Just Beginning Change How We Interact With the Real World

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 9:51 AM

Augmented reality (AR) provides a live view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated input such as information, sound, video, graphics, or GPS data. AR has been in existence for quite a while. In the 1990s,...

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Happy Holidays from Daniel Burrus

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 2:30 AM

Christmas gift.I wanted to take a moment and wish all of my loyal fans and readership a very Happy Holiday Season. I am looking forward to the New Year and am anticipating many new things on the horizon both personally and...

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25 Game-Changing Trends That Will Create Disruption & Opportunity (Part 2)

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 11:23 AM

3699a7bEarlier this week I shared 12 of my Top 25 Game-Changing Hard Trends that will cause both disruption and opportunity on a global level. Today, I bring you 13 additional trends to complete the list. Remember, to stay competitive, your organization...

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Game-Changing IT Trends: A Five-Year Outlook (Part I)

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 10:34 AM

No matter what industry you're in, your company can't survive without technology. From smart phones and tablets to mobile apps and cloud-based technology, there's a plethora of technological advancements to not only keep track of, but also to profit from.

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3 Levels of Creativity: Leverage Your Unique Gifts

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 12:05 PM

Every company I consult with or speak to wants their employees to be more creative and innovative when solving problems. The big question is always "how."

First, it's important to...

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10 Strategies for Increasing Your Creativity

(1) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 12:24 PM

Are you a creative person? Most people like to think they are. But the fact is that we can all benefit from a boost to our creative juices.

Those who are truly creative don't copy what others do; instead, they...

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How To Hire The Best: Are Job Applicants Looking for a Job or a Career? Do They Know Their Talents?

(1) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 10:16 AM

Hiring employees can be time consuming and expensive. Having started six companies I understand that. So you want to make sure you're bringing in the right people who have a genuine interest in the position. Are your new...

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