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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

Gen Z Will Change Your World Again

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 11:52 AM


Millennials have long been the focus of attention, but as the first wave from Generation Z enters the workplace, there will be another shakeup on the horizon.

Business and marketers have been falling over themselves trying to appease millennials who were described as...

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Your Digital Footprint and Why You Need to Manage It

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2016 | 2:32 PM

Our always online lifestyle leaves a digital footprint that contains all of your activity online from all of your devices. As a prospective employee, how are you managing your digital footprint?

Your digital footprint is the trail your online browsing habits leave behind but never think about.

As we...

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Increasing Your Sales With Helpful and Meaningful Content

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 5:53 PM


The pop culture stereotype of a fast talking sales person is probably one of the many reasons why consumers have now diverted their attention online. In the past, when thinking of purchasing a new car, we have found ourselves arriving at a car...

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Are You Meeting the Challenge of Constant Change?

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 12:18 PM


How do you stay competitive and relevant in a world with constant updates and continual disruption?

It's no surprise that the Hard Trend of digitization has affected education. There are several benefits to shifting education to a digital platform. First, you don't have...

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Adopting a Startup Mindset

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2016 | 6:00 PM


Every year, the National University of Singapore sends students in their junior year abroad to work as interns with small startups in major hubs such as Silicon Valley, Beijing, and Tel Aviv. After completing a year with the startup, they return to Singapore...

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Be the Disrupter, Not the Disrupted: Here's How to Stimulate Innovation

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2016 | 12:00 AM


Whether we acknowledge it or not, we live in an economy of digital disruption. Innovations happen everyday -- one of these days, it might be the next big thing that puts you out of a job. But if you're anticipating the future and...

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2016년을 결정할 테크놀로지 하드 트렌드 10

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 3:27 PM

2020년 경에는 70억이 넘는 사람들과 산업계, 최소 300억 개의 장비가 인터넷에 연결될 것이라는 보고가 널리 알려져 있다. 그러니 테크놀로지에 기반한 현재의 경제가 유지될 것이라는 사실은 놀랄 일은 아니다. 당신이 다음에 사는 토스터나 냉장고는 인터넷에 연결될 것이다. 이러한 디지털 변신의 다음 단계에 들어가는 우리 모두에게 테크놀로지는 영향을 미친다.

예측 가능하고 측정할...

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10 Technology-Driven Hard Trends Shaping 2016

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2015 | 1:20 PM


It has been widely reported that we should expect more than seven billion people and businesses, and at least 30 billion devices, to be connected to the Internet by 2020, so it should be of no surprise that this tech-driven economy is here...

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Predictive Analytics Prevent Crime

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2015 | 1:32 PM


An Anticipatory Organization incorporates the future into their present day practices. They have an eye toward what is coming and make concrete plans in the present to prepare for what lies ahead. Of course, this model doesn't just apply to businesses. Anticipating the...

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Selling Your Sizzle

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 9:54 AM


You've anticipated the future, you've read the Hard Trends that are shaping the future, and you've developed a product that you're positive is the next big thing. But how do you convince others that it is?

In an era of budget, time, and...

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Millennials Have Outshone Their Inventive Forebears by Leaps and Bounds

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 1:26 PM

More and more of late, the age range of the entrepreneurial demographic -- those innovators responsible for the most recent advancements in tech we've benefitted from and enjoy -- has skewed younger. Whereas many of the great 20th-century tech geniuses were far...

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We've Reached the Tipping Point of Consumerization: Here's What It Means for Companies

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 2:07 PM


You may have read that we've reached the tipping point of consumerization in the IT field. This means that a majority of IT developers now think about products in a new way. Businesses and organizations are no longer the target audience of IT...

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The Future of Jobs: Anticipate Job Needs in an Increasingly Tech-focused Economy

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2015 | 12:20 PM


When it comes to the future of your industry, how secure do you feel, not only in your position, but in your career, your abilities, as a whole? The era in which a professional could go to school for a specific skill or...

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Overcoming the Generational Divide

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2015 | 2:37 PM


Too often, the younger generation and older generation see each other as rivals. We can imagine that stereotypical notion they each tend to hurl at the other: "They just don't get it!" But this isn't necessarily the case. In fact, it seemingly represents...

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Why Your Company Needs Data Analytics

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 12:52 PM


Data analytics is the science of extracting patterns, trends, and actionable information from large sets of data. While often used interchangeably with the term "business intelligence," it's useful to distinguish the terms. Think of business intelligence as the ways in which companies use...

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Creating a Company That Thrives on Change

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2015 | 2:04 PM


Most people would agree that people don't like change. I would disagree, let's face it, babies cry until you change them.  We take vacations because we want and need a change. However, we all know there is a dark side to change, the...

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Smart Cities: Seeing the Invisible and Doing the Impossible

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 3:35 PM


By sheer definition, the word "impossible" connotes something that simply cannot be done. But we all know the impossible isn't completely out of our reach; for centuries, humans have been achieving the so-called "impossible" by developing conceptual understanding and making visible that which...

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Leading in a World of Disruption

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 1:49 PM

In today's world of technology-driven transformation, leaders need to embrace a new leadership principle if they want their organization to be relevant today and in the future. In recent years, leaders have added agility -- being able to change quickly based on...

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Moore's Law Continues to Drive Change

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 3:29 PM

When I talk about digitization and digital advancement, I often mention what I refer to as the Three Digital Accelerators: bandwidth, storage, and processing power. These three technological tenets drive digital disruption and are increasing exponentially every year, and thanks to rapidly...

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How Vertical Farming Is Disrupting Urban Food Production

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2015 | 11:08 AM

Too often, we see the present and the future in terms of "either/or," when, in actuality, the relation is more like "both/and." People might think, when it comes to technological innovation, "either we keep the old, or we adopt the new." In...

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