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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

Trust Will Shape Your Company's Future

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 1:50 PM

thumbnailIn a world filled with uncertainty, you have to ask what you are certain about. The number one thing I'm certain about is that the future is all about relationships. If you want a positive future, then you need to have positive...

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How to Transform Innovation ROI by Using the Science of Certainty to Accelerate Results

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 11:03 AM

Guaranteed Likely Probable Certainty Measuring Confidence LevelWouldn't it be great if you could predict the future--and be right? If you could conceptualize the next great innovative product and know it will be a wild success before you even make your prototype? If...

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Women Increasingly Shaping the Future of Business

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 1:44 PM

Since the dawn of human kind the business landscape was a man's world. Times are changing! Today, women are wielding more and more power on both sides of the business transaction. First, let's look at some facts from the consumer side. In family purchases that involve two adults (a woman...

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The Extinction of Passwords

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 12:28 PM

Currently, passwords are total chaos. In fact, most people have terrible passwords that are easy for hackers to guess. Even worse, many people use the same password for all their accounts, and they haven't changed their password for years. So all a hacker has to do is guess the password...

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To See the Future More Clearly, Think Both/And

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 10:44 AM

Executives, managers, the business and popular press all tend to make the same false assumption about the future of technological change. Every time a new product category is introduced, they assume that the older category will...

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Will the World Become The Jetsons Soon?

(1) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 11:45 AM

I've always asserted that the future really is visible -- that you can predict events before they occur. When I'm delivering a keynote speech, I often say that the reason I have been so accurate about my predictions all these decades...

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4 Things Every College Graduate Must Know

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 1:04 PM

HGraduation is the prime time to think about your future--about the things you want to accomplish and the kind of person you want to become. After reflecting back to when I was 22, here are a few things I have learned over...

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The Golden Era of Innovation is Upon Us

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 10:48 AM

Innovation conceptEvery piece of technology we own or online service we consume has Gordon Moore's 1965 law as a common denominator (Moore's Law = number of transistors doubling in microchips about every two years). Even though the law is nearly half a

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Disruptive Technologies that Will Impact Us the Most in the Next Decade

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 5:24 PM

Touching the Future of vitual communication networkAs a technology futurist and innovation expert, I'm often asked, "Which technologies do you think will have the biggest impact on humankind over the next decade?"

When answering this question, it's important to note that...

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The New Golden Rule of Business

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 12:15 PM

Concept Image. InnovationThe old Golden Rule in business was to find out what your customers wanted and to give it to them. Today, if you ask your customers what they want and you give it to them, you'd miss a huge...

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Being Anticipatory: The Missing Competency

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 2:03 PM

Clear Strategic SolutionWe are all good at reacting and responding, putting out fires, and crisis management. In addition, organizations large and small have learned how to be lean and agile, and how to execute a strategy at a high level.

However, despite these...

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Transform Training: Harness the New Tools for Training to Develop the Best Talent

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 11:10 AM

Writing testOver the next five years, how you train and educate your staff won't just change; it'll transform. What's the difference? Changing means continuing to do essentially the same thing, only introducing some variation in degree. Transformation means doing something utterly and radically...

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Will the Use of Bitcoin Accelerate Now that Square Marketplace Accepts Bitcoin?

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 12:08 PM

business, internet and technology concept - businessman touchingSquare Marketplace, an online storefront that includes items from merchants around the world, now accepts Bitcoin as payment for every transaction. And unlike eBay and other online storefronts that don't accept Bitcoin, the seller...

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Harnessing the Power of Enterprise Mobile Apps

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 10:24 AM

Modern communication technologyEnterprise mobility is a Hard Trend--it will continue to grow rapidly. In other words, think of mobile devices and the corresponding apps as a magnitude 9.6 earthquake, disrupting business as we've known it for decades. Unfortunately, most people and corporations are missing...

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Google: Getting To Know Us and Help Us Better (Part 1)

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 10:49 AM

Google Corporate Headquarters And LogoAt first glance, Google might seem like it's focusing less on search and more on trying to find the next big thing by throwing money at a wide variety of unrelated new business ventures, including robotics, Google Glass, autonomous cars,...

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5G Will Change the Game Again

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 10:24 AM

High Speed Internet CommunicationsRemember when we had 1G back in the 1980s? No? That's because back then so few thought there would ever be something faster and better. And it took a long time to get to 2G, which finally occurred...

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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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