Mike Walsh is a futurist and global strategist who helps business leaders and Fortune 500 companies thrive in this era of disruptive technological change. Rather than focusing on the distant future, Mike takes an anthropological approach – scanning the near horizon for emerging technologies and disruptive shifts in human behavior, and then translating these into pragmatic plans for business transformation.
He has been a pioneer in the digital space since the 1990s, running both successful start-up ventures as well as holding senior leadership positions in established media organizations. With a background in corporate law and management consulting, he began his career at XT3, a spin out from McKinsey and one of the first digital consulting firms created to help major companies embrace the embryonic Web. He also founded and ran Jupiter Research in the Asia Pacific, one of the first research agencies to track the early adoption of e-commerce and digital business models by online consumers.
After his experiences in the Web space, Mike spent five years in senior strategy roles at News Corporation where he helped shape the digital strategy for both their Australian newspaper and Asian TV divisions.
Mike founded his latest venture, Tomorrow – an innovation research lab focused on emerging technology and disruptive consumer behavior. As a global nomad and consumer trend scout, he has advised CEOs and senior management teams at multinational companies such as the BBC, Fujiﬁlm, MSN, Star TV, Televisa, Philips, and HSBC. Mike does live research, in the trenches, with big corporations and entrepreneurs all over the world bringing a truly global perspective to every event.