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James Canton

Futurist, Author & Visionary Business Advisor

Futurist, Author & Visionary Business Advisor

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James Canton Biography

Dr. James Canton is a renowned global futurist, social scientist, author, and visionary business advisor. As a former Apple Computer executive and high tech entrepreneur, he has been insightfully forecasting the key trends and technologies that have shaped our world. The Economist recognizes him as one of the leading global futurists. He has advised three White House Administrations and over 100 companies.

Dr. Canton is CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, a leading think tank he founded in 1990 that advises business and government. A frequent guest of the media, he was named “the Digital Guru” by CNN and “Dr. Future” by Yahoo for his insights. Dr. Canton is the author of "The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the 21st Century" and "Technofutures: How Leading-Edge Innovations Will Transform Business in the 21st Century."

Dr. Canton advises the Global Fortune 1000 on trends in innovation, financial services, health care, population, life sciences, energy, security, workforce, climate change, and globalization. From a broad range of industries, clients include: IBM, Tata, Intel, Philips, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Boeing, FedEx, and Proctor & Gamble.

Recognized as “one of the top presenters in the 21st century” by Successful Meetings Magazine, Dr. Canton is a highly sought-after keynote presenter. He has spoken to thousands of organizations on five continents. He is noted for his fascinating, informative, dynamic and entertaining keynotes.

A frequent guest of the media, Dr. Canton has been a commentator on CNN, CNBC, Fox, PBS, ABC. Media coverage has included CNBC, Fox, PBS, ABC, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Bloomberg Report, The New York Times, US News and World Report, CEO, CIO and CFO Magazines. His FutureGuru blog and Twitter followers reach a worldwide audience.

Dr. Canton has held academic appointments at Singularity University at NASA, the Kellogg School of Management, MIT’s Media Lab, Europe, the Potomac Institute, and served on the International Advisory Council, Economic Development Board for the State Singapore, been an advisor to the National Science and Technology Council, US Departments of State, Defense and Health and Human Services.

James Canton Speaking Topics

  • The Mashup Economy and the Future of Business

    The impact of new innovations on business models and strategy is redefining commerce--find out how.

  • The Eco-Revolution: Building the Sustainable Organization

    How to understand and create the sustainable organization of the future--today.

  • The Clickstream Consumer and the Digital Lifestyle

    Find out how innovative tech such as the web, gaming, mobility and computing are creating a new consumer lifestyle.

  • Technofutures: What's Next for Innovation

    From nanotech to quantum tech, robots, GPS, GeoWeb, mobility and Web 2.0, find out what's next for innovation.

  • The Innovator's Mindset: Inventing the Future

    How leading innovator's create the future--the 7 secrets of innovation.

  • Human 2.0: The Future of Medicine, Health and Evolution

    Find out about the leading innovations and trends that will shape medicine.

James Canton Videos

  • Machines That Think: The Good, Bad and Scary of A.I. | Dr. James Canton
    Dr. Canton sees the coming of more Artificial Intelligence uses in our everyday lives and in solving global problems. He encourages us to think...
  • e-nnovation 2013 - James Canton || The Extreme Future
  • Futurists Dr. James Canton and Gerd Leonhard Conversations

James Canton Books

  • The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the Next 20 Years
    The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the Next 20 Years
  • Leading Authorities On Business: Winning Strategies from the Greatest Minds in Business Today
    Leading Authorities On Business: Winning Strategies from the Greatest Minds in Business Today
  • Technofutures: How Leading-Edge Technology Will Transform Business in the 21st Century
    Technofutures: How Leading-Edge Technology Will Transform Business in the 21st Century

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James Canton is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The Mashup Economy and the Future of Business , The Eco-Revolution: Building the Sustainable Organization , The Clickstream Consumer and the Digital Lifestyle , Technofutures: What's Next for Innovation , The Innovator's Mindset: Inventing the Future and Human 2.0: The Future of Medicine, Health and Evolution. The estimated speaking fee range to book James Canton for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. James Canton generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mike Walsh, Jeremy Rifkin, Jim Carroll, Gary Hamel and Ray Kurzweil. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling James Canton for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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