India is on the verge of astounding social, economic and technological changes. Mike Walsh, Asia’s leading futurist, says that the real catalyst for India’s transformation will not be simply low cost labour and large populations, but the rise of a new young, smart phone capable generation.
Everything is changing. All the traditional industries we grew up with – media, communication, finance, professional services and retail – are all in the process of being turned upside down and re-invented. The force behind this revolution is not technology but rather consumer behaviour. After all, as interesting as it is when things change, the real magic happens when people do.
A leading authority on new media and the digital future, Mike Walsh ran the market leading consumer insights house Jupiter Research in the Asia Pacific, and held senior strategy roles at News Corporation in both the Australian and Asian markets. Over the last few years, Mike has advised some of the world’s leading brands and corporations. He has facilitated insight workshops and coached senior executives at companies such as Star TV, the ABC, Fujifilm, DMG Radio, Foxtel and NineMSN.
Mike’s unique approach is to scan the near horizon for what’s happening right now, then translate these movements into usable trends. Constantly travelling the world for the best ideas, consumer innovations and disruptive technologies – Mike distills the most relevant insights into tailored keynotes that allow any audience (including technophobes) to not only understand, but also start to influence the future direction of their industry.