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Dr. James Canton

Futurist, Author & Visionary Business Advisor

Dr. James Canton is a leading global futurist, social scientist, keynote presenter, author, and visionary business advisor. For over 30 years, he has been insightfully predicting the key trends that have shaped our world. He is a leading authority on future trends with an emphasis on harnessing innovation. Dr. Canton has advised three White House…

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Dr. James Canton is a leading global futurist, social scientist, keynote presenter, author, and visionary business advisor. For over 30 years, he has been insightfully predicting the key trends that have shaped our world. He is a leading authority on future trends with an emphasis on harnessing innovation. Dr. Canton has advised three White House Administrations and global business leaders.

He is the author of Future Smart: Managing the Game Changing Trends That Will Transform Your WorldThe 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 is CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, a leading think tank he founded in 1990 that advises business and government on future trends. He advises the Global Fortune 1000 on trends in innovation, financial services, healthcare, population, life sciences, energy, security, workforce, climate change, and globalization. From a broad range of industries, clients include: IBM, BP, Intel, Phillips, General Electric, Hewlett, Packard, Boeing, FedEx, and Proctor & Gamble.

Dr. Canton has served as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Research in Innovation at the Kellogg School of Management, the MIT Media Lab Advisory Board in Europe, Motorola’s Visionary Advisory Board and the International Advisory Council, Economic Development Board, State of Singapore, He has been an advisor to the National Science Foundation.

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

A frequent guest of the media, Dr. Canton is a commentator on CNN. He was named “the Digital Guru” by CNN and “Dr. Future” by Yahoo. Dr. Canton’s media coverage has included CNBC, Fox, PBS, ABC, FortuneThe Wall Street JournalBloomberg ReportThe New York TimesUS News and World Report, CEO, CIO, and CFO Magazines. His Huffington Post blog and Twitter feed is followed by a global audience.

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