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Anders Sorman-Nilsson

Speaker

Los Angeles, California, USA

Futurist & Innovation Strategist

As the Swedish-Australian founder of Thinque, Anders Sorman-Nilsson has become a valued strategist to Fortune 500s and ASX leaders, converting provocative questions into proactive, predictive strategies. A global thought leader since 2005, Anders works across four continents as a speaker, futurist and author.

Keynote Speeches

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Seamless | Digital adaptation and human transformation.

How do you design frictionless customer experiences where customers can seamlessly navigate between digital and analogue touchpoints?

This is the main question Anders explores in this thought-provoking keynote. Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and the Internet of Things are enabling more and more brands to become truly ’seamless’.

This presentation will provide you with fascinating case studies and best practices from smart brands that understand how intelligent technologies can amplify customer service, create compelling customer experiences, remove friction and transform our lives.

THIS BESPOKE TAILORED PRESENTATION WILL PROVIDE:
• A futurephile’s guide to creating seamlessness for your brand and organization

Disruptive Innovation | Future Thinking

The world has changed and it’s a little out of whack. Organisations and leaders are struggling to find their bearings, and many feel overwhelmed by the changes they are facing. Globally, tidal waves of new ideas and thought currents are smashing old school thinking to smitherines. You and your leaders need a thinking strategy that is as flexible as a GPS, and that enables you to stay on trend, to adapt with the times, and successfully navigate a constantly shifting business landscape.

Are your leaders tuned into, driving and manifesting the latest thinking from across the globe? Is your organisation on trend, or is it likely to be smashed by disruptive innovation? Are your teams able to cope with the changes they are tasked with, or are they still coming to grips with the last change roll-out? Is your salesforce still knocking on doors, making cold calls, and refusing to leverage their efforts in an age of sales innovation?

ATTENDEES WILL LEAVE WITH AN UNDERSTANDING OF HOW TO:
• Spot disruptive trends, feel the underlying currents of change, and position their ideas successfully
• Create future scenarios and future-proof your company based on their observations and thinking
• Successfully ride disruptive innovation, generation and communication trends

Disruptive Innovation | Future Thinking

The world has changed and it’s a little out of whack. Organisations and leaders are struggling to find their bearings, and many feel overwhelmed by the changes they are facing. Globally, tidal waves of new ideas and thought currents are smashing old school thinking to smitherines. You and your leaders need a thinking strategy that is as flexible as a GPS, and that enables you to stay on trend, to adapt with the times, and successfully navigate a constantly shifting business landscape.

Are your leaders tuned into, driving and manifesting the latest thinking from across the globe? Is your organisation on trend, or is it likely to be smashed by disruptive innovation? Are your teams able to cope with the changes they are tasked with, or are they still coming to grips with the last change roll-out? Is your salesforce still knocking on doors, making cold calls, and refusing to leverage their efforts in an age of sales innovation?

ATTENDEES WILL LEAVE WITH AN UNDERSTANDING OF HOW TO:
• Spot disruptive trends, feel the underlying currents of change, and position their ideas successfully
• Create future scenarios and future-proof your company based on their observations and thinking
• Successfully ride disruptive innovation, generation and communication trends

Customer Experience | Digilogue: How to win the digital minds and analogue hearts of tomorrow's customers.

As some organisations careen recklessly into the digital future and others are left behind by remaining steeped in the ways of old, thought leaders are coming to realise there is an important middle ground. Most often that’s where your customers and clients want you to be, the place where digital and analogue converge – the ‘digilogue’. In the digilogue it is understood that digital satisfies a customer’s mind while analogue soothes the heart.

KNOWING WHERE THIS PLACE IS DEMANDS:
• An understanding of the parts of your business that simply cannot be allowed to go digital
• An intimate knowledge of the customer experience, of the touchpoints that thrill them, that speak to their hearts and not their heads
• An understanding of how your organization tells its story to its public
• A recognition of the artisanal skill, or customer service, that keeps customers coming back

Every business must know where its middle ground lies, where the old-school artisan meets the efficiency and power of the future. This customised presentation will help your people find where that place is.

Audience reviews:

  • Anders' style is as entertaining and engaging as it is upbeat and informative. From the audience feedback, I know the attendees appreciated your unique take on forces at play in our global business environment and the personal transformations we must all undergo to remain compatible, effective and relevant!

    - CEO & President of Fortune 500 Company
  • At the US event, after 2 solid days, Anders had the entire audience on their feet and a room full of 130+ people more engaged than I have ever seen.
    - Director of HR, Lilly
  • Anders adapted to the unique demographics of our audience. His informative and energetic style was a huge hit with our attendees!
    - Marketing Manager, Cisco
  • Anders provided an engaging and energetic presentation of real and relevant information to the business that could be used in all areas across the business both now and moving into the future!

    - Head of Regional Portfolio Management Asia, Fortune 500, Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company
  • Excellent, professional, well-structured presentation and good connection to audience, very energetic and engaging.

    - Executive Director – Bus Industry Federation

Speaker Biography

This Swedish-Australian futurist has shared stage with Hillary Clinton, Nobel Laureates, and European and Australian heads of state. He is an active member of TEDGlobal, has keynoted at TEDx in the United States and Australia, was nominated to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders in 2015, and was the keynote speaker at the G20’s Y20 Summit in Australia.

His presentations are meticulously researched, highly energetic and always fascinating with content tailored to the audience, which is why clients like Apple, Cisco, Mercedes Benz, Hilton, SAP, Gartner and Macquarie Bank have turned to Anders over the years to help them turn research into foresight and business impact.

Anders is an active member of TEDGlobal and has keynoted at TEDx in the United States and Australia, was nominated for the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader in 2015, and was the keynote speaker at the G20’s Y20 Summit in Australia. His presentations are meticulously researched, highly energetic and always fascinating with content tailored to the audience, which is why clients like Apple, Cisco, Mercedes Benz, Hilton, SAP, Gartner and Macquarie Bank have turned to Anders over the years to help them to push the bounds of the status quo — translating research into valuable foresight and business impact.

Featured regularly in international media including Monocle, Business Insider, Sky News Business, CIO Magazine and BOSS, Anders has authored two books; Digilogue: how to win the digital minds and analogue hearts of tomorrow’s customer and Thinque Funky: upgrade your thinking.

His 2017 book Seamless: A Hero’s Journey of Digital Disruption, Adaptation and Human Transformation is a guide for transforming your brand and heroically taking your business into the future.